2 January 2017
Sparse Days Meeting 2017 at Cerfacs, Toulouse…
marking the 70th birthday of Professor Iain Duff
September 7 – 8, 2017
The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse on 7th and 8th September 2017 although (see below) it might be extended to start on 6th September.
Registration is free but we ask people who are coming to register now so we can judge numbers to see whether the extra day is needed and how large a lecture room we will need. The reason for this is that much preliminary interest has been shown because the meeting will inter alia celebrate a significant birthday of Iain Duff who was Project Leader of the Parallel Algorithms Team from its inception in 1987 until 2010 and is still a consultant to the Team.
You should register by completing the Registration Form below, indicating whether you want to give a talk.
We will not have any parallel sessions hence the need to know this when planning the schedule. Although an emphasis will be on parallel aspects, any talk that has an association with sparsity is welcome. The default length for a talk plus questions is 30 minutes.
Information on possible hotels is given below.
A celebratory conference dinner will be held on Thursday September 7th that will hopefully be heavily subsidised, especially for students.
Due to the fact that during summer hollidays (usually from the last week of July to mid August) most of the administrative offices are closed, and because we need to book things in advance with at least 15 days of margin (as for the gala dinner restaurant), we urge you to register before July the 16th, if you already know that you are coming. For those who may register later on, wich would still be possible, we may not be able to ensure proper reservation for the Gala dinner for instance.
Here is a list of hotels in Toulouse. The B&B hotel is very close to Cerfacs. The others are located in the centre of Toulouse. You should then take the underground line A to Basso Cambo and then the bus number 18 to the Meteopole stop (~30 minutes to go from downtown metro station to the Meteopole). The main gate at the Meteopole will then direct you to Cerfacs.