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EXPReS Progress Meeting and Third Board Meeting

29 January 2008 - Progress Meeting
30 January 2008 - Board Meeting
Utrecht, the Netherlands



Online registration for this meeting is now closed.

A draft list of participants is available.


The final schedule:

29 January 2008

Start - End Description
13:00 - 13:30 Welcome, introduction, administrivia
13:30 - 13:50 SURFnet: update (PPT)
13:50 - 14:10 Ari Mujunen: Update from Metsahovi (ODP, PDF)
14:10 - 14:30 Bob Eldering: Update on JCCS (PPT, PDF)
14:30 - 14:50 Des Small: Towards real-time e-VLBI operation: monitoring, scheduling and callibrating (PPT)
14:50 - 15:10 John Conway: Overview of 4Gbps connectivity for Nordic-MERLIN fringe tests (PPT)
15:10 - 15:30 Ralph Spencer: iBOB progress and related items (PPT)
15:30 - 15:50 –COFFEE BREAK–
15:50 - 16:10 Richard Hughes-Jones: 10 Gigabit Ethernet work: Progress with the 4 Gigabit Lightpath An update on the iNetTest iBoB (PPT)
16:10 - 16:30 Mark Kettenis: Update on the Software Correlator (ODP, PDF)
16:30 - 16:50 Paul Boven: update on JIVE network
16:50 - 17:10 Walter Alef: First light and first e-EVLBI with the Effelsberg high-speed data line
17:10 - 17:30 Zsolt Paragi: Science with the e-EVN (PPT)
17:30 - 18:00 Questions/discussion, all

* 19:00 - 21:00 pm Group Dinner for Board Members

30 January 2008

Start - End Description
8:30 - 8:40 Welcome, introduction, administrivia
- Proxies
- Chairmanship
8:40 - 9:00 SURFnet- developments in research networks supporting science: Neggers (no slides)
9:00 - 9:30 Coordinators view: Langevelde ppt pdf
- Discussion of progress
- Notable items from Progress Meeting
9:30 - 11:00 Activity Updates (~15 minutes each) 1)
- NA1: Yun
- NA2: Conway
- NA3: Chevers
- NA4: Yun
- SA1: Szomoru PPT PDF
- SA2: Colomer
- JRA1: Yun/Kettenis
11:00 - 11:15 –COFFEE BREAK–
11:15 - 11:45 Planning for next review
- Organizing and writing text
- Collecting data
11:45 - 12:45 Extending contract (slides combined in above presentation)
- discussing options
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch & Wrap up

NOTE: a list of meeting participants and their proxies is available.


By Public Transportation

  • Direct trains to Utrecht Centraal depart from platform 1-2 at Schiphol Airport at 14 and 44 minutes past every hour. The trip takes one half hour. Additional train information is available from the NS web site.
  • Google Map of meeting, hotel and restaurant locations
  • Walking directions between meeting, hotel and restaurant locations

By Car

Meeting Location

Meetings will be held at the offices of SURFnet. SURFnet is located in Hoog Catharijne office complex, Radboudburcht, 4th and 5th floors, attached to the Utrecht train station. See Directions above.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the NH Hotel Utrecht at a discounted rate to be covered by EXPReS. Please reserve your own room before 10 December by telephoning the hotel directly at [+31] 30.2977977. Mention code 55927782 to ensure the discounted rate, billed to EXPReS. You will be asked to provide credit card details to guarantee the reservation in the event of a late arrival. See Directions above.

Group Dinner

On the 29 January we will have dinner for those attending the Board Meeting at Casa di David, a 10 minute walk from the NH hotel. If you wish to join us for dinner, please indicate this on your registration. See Directions above.

Video Conferencing

SURFnet will provide videoconferencing support for both the Progress and the Board meeting.

NOTE: Goal of presentations is to form outline for the text that will be used for the annual report
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