2nd eVLBI Workshop
15-16 May 2003, Dwingeloo, Netherlands
Programme & Schedule
Registration Committees
Important Dates
Local Information
Abstract Submission
Complete Presentations


Final Announcement, April 2003

Pictures from the workshop

Objectives Following the success of the first e-VLBI Workshop held at MIT Haystack Observatory in April 2002, numerous tests and trials of e-VLBI have been staged around the world. In the second workshop we aim to share the experience gained from these experiments and explore possibilities for coordination and cooperation.

Topics to be discussed:
  • Reports on eVLBI tests and demonstrations
  • Plans for ongoing eVLBI development
  • Status of interaction with network providers and developers
  • International networking facilities - now and future
  • Standards and protocols for eVLBI data transfer.
  • Hardware and software interfaces to telescope back-ends and correlators
The meeting will follow the style of the Haystack workshop with oral presentations of about 20 minutes and space for poster presentations. Again, representatives of the networking community will be invited to present their views and projections for e-VLBI, both as a future user and as a partner in the development of high performance international networks.

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Important Dates    

  • 10 January 2003 - First announcement
  • 10 March 2003 - Second announcement
  • 19 March 2003 - Deadline for abstract submission
  • 3 April 2003 - Final announcement
  • 15 April 2003 - Deadline for hotel reservations
  • 20 April 2003 - Deadline for registration

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Location     The meeting will be hosted by JIVE at the observatory in the Netherlands. The observatory, which is also the the headquarters of ASTRON, is located about 3 km from the little town of Dwingeloo, in the province of Drenthe, about 150km north-east of Amsterdam. Situated next to the institute is the old 25m Dwingeloo telescope (now no longer in operation). The institute is located in the middle of a National Park "Dwingelderveld", a very pleasant wooded area with miles of cycle paths through the park (and many Dutch tourists in the summer). It is an excellent, restful location for scientists from around the world to come and work. Apart from the village of Dwingeloo that is within "biking distance", the nearest towns (with a railway station) are Beilen (about 15 km) and Hoogeveen (about 20 km).

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Abstract and Full Presentations    
To view abstracts with links to full presentations (pdf), go to Abstracts
To view abstracts from the previous meeting with links to full presentations, go to 1st eVLBI Workshop

Programme and Schedule    

  • Welcoming Reception at Hotel Spier: Wednesday, 14th May 2003, 1800 CET
  • Sessions: Thursday & Friday 15-16 May 2003, 0830-1800 CET
  • Tour of Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope: Thursday 15th May, 1645 CET.
    Transport will be provided for non-local attendees. Please register if you would like to take the tour.
  • Dinner at Hotel Spier: Thursday 15th May, 2000 CET.
    (Dinner is free for workshop deligates but a nominal charge will be made for additional guests.)
  • Tour of JIVE Correlator: Friday 16th May after lunch.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided on each day of the workshop at JIVE

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Agenda     The latest draft of the agenda can be viewed here.

Registration     Registration is now closed.
For changes to registration details contact JIVE Secretary

  • Current list of attendees

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    Transportation     If you arrive by train, you can use the time table of the Dutch railway to plan your journey. The designated hotel operates a shuttle (not free) to and from the nearest stations (either Beilen or Hoogeveen). You can arrange this directly with the hotel, or contact secretary@jive.nl.

    Directions for those arriving by car are available here (pdf).

    For the conference a shuttle will operate between the hotel and the observatory.

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    Lodging     A block reservation has been made at Hotel Spier, near Dwingeloo, for the nights of 14, 15 and 16 May. Also, a smaller block reservation is made for the Saturday night, 17 May for participants leaving on Sunday. Luxury rooms will be booked first under this block reservation, so first-come-first-served basis.

    Please make your reservation directly with the hotel BEFORE 15 April 2003. After this date the block reservation will expire; reservations are then subject to availability. JIVE is not directly responsible for any arrangements you make with the hotel, though we will of course try to help you in case you encounter difficulties.

    For reservation by e-mail use jive@spier.valk.nl
    Phone: +31 (0)593 564800
    Fax: +31 (0)593 564805 Quote Code: JIVE
    Price per room (standard as well as de luxe) EUR 82.50 including breakfast.

    Hotel Spier-Dwingeloo
    Oude Postweg 8
    9417 TG Spier, the Netherlands

    Transport to hotel
    Hotel Spier offers a shuttle service (not free) from/to the train stations in Hoogeveen and Beilen. You can arrange this directly with the hotel, or contact secretary@jive.nl

    There will be a welcoming reception at the Hotel Spier on Wed. May 14th at 6 pm.
    All attendees welcome!

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    Local Information

    Driving directions to Dwingeloo with text and maps.

    Other links to local information:

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    Programme Committee    

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    Local Organising Committee    

    Please feel free to contact any of us with any questions.

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    Last updated: 2nd June 2003