This is the wiki page for the upcoming 10th European Workshop of the Open Energy Modelling Initiative, a grass-roots organization of modellers from various research institutes, universities, and companies. The workshop will take place at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, from 15–17 January 2020.
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About the Workshop
5 years openmod workshop anniversary - A reason to celecbrate! The reason why it takes place in Berlin is not chosen by chance since Berlin was the place where the initial workshop was held in 2014. The upcoming workshop will also be bigger with a maximum number of 200 participants. Many things have changed since then, the interest in open source and open data is growing and the openmod initiative has become a known community to foster these principles :)
The openmod workshops provide a forum for modellers to come together and discuss how to further the use of open data and open software tools in the energy modelling community. Topics range from exchanges about specific types of data (e.g. sources for open data on building stocks or distribution networks) to advocacy and outreach.
Venue: Hertie School, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin (52.5128055, 13.3893204)
Getting there: The venue is located in the heart of Berlin. You reach it by public transport (U2/U6 to U-Stadtmitte or walk 10 minutes from S-Bahn Friedrichstraße, S21 / S1 / S3 / S7 / S75 / S9)
We provide an interactive map with important places and lunch tips. If you right-click on a place you want to go and left-click on "Route von hier" you'll be directed to openstreetmap naviagtion. Left-click on the markers will give you additional information about each marker. If you want to add places to the map, just send an email to the organizers providing an address or coordinates.
Forum thread: openmod forum
Agenda: Agenda (PDF)
Etherpads (for session records): etherpad.wikimedia.org
Since we are an open community, we highly recommend to keep record of your sessions and make the contents available to everyone by posting it into the respective forum thread or.
Public Transport App (BVGFahrInfo Plus Berlin): available on Google Play Store & AppStore
Berlin has quite a sophisticated public tranport network. We highly recommend you to use it & we recommend you to use the BVG App. If you have trouble getting around please contact the organizers.
Traveling to Berlin: Berlin is located in the center of Europe and can easily be reached by train from within Germany and all the neighboring countries – which we strongly encourage! There are night trains operated by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB (nightjet) . Direct trains run from Zurich via Basel and Mannheim/Frankfurt to Berlin and from Vienna through the Czech Republic and Poland to Berlin. You can also take a train to Munich from Rome, Venice, and Milan and then change to the high-speed train to Berlin. From the west you can take high-speed trains from Paris, Brussels, etc. to Mannheim or Frankfurt and take the night train from there. Rates are reasonable, especially if you book early and use the “Sparschiene” offers. Book your international tickets directly through the ÖBB since night trains are easier to find here than on the German Railways website. A full list of night trains in Europe can be found here .
If you would like to compensate for your travels, there is a nice local project called “MoorFutures” , aiming to re-irrigate a moor close to Berlin that was drained for agricultural use (as most wetlands in Europe were). The moor will absorb carbon dioxide for climate protection but these wetlands are also important for the regional water balance and biodiversity.
Costs: Participation in the workshop is free! You will only need to cover your own travel expenses, accommodation, and lunches/dinners.
Registration is closed.
The openmod workshop will consist of a number of different events. These include keynotes, lightning talks, tutorials, do-a-thons and a poster session. To clarify the purpose of each format for newcomers and veterans we present a brief overview of formats in the following.
Lightning talks. A lightning talk session allows each participant to pitch a project, a tool, an idea or a fact that she or he deems interesting for other participants. Lightning talks will be short (6 minutes each) to give an overview on a variety of topics. If you want to use slides to support your pitch please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org 24h before your presentation.
Tutorials. Tutorials are the structured practical session in which participants get information and exercise on their computers. The aim of a tutorial is to learn an insight or a skill, e.g. on software, models, or visualization tools. Each tutorial will take two hours but two tutorials can build on one another. We are looking for volunteersto organize a tutorial and welcome feedbackon which topics you would like to have tutorials. Together with the person conducting the tutorial we will share content and prerequisites of participants ahead of each tutorial (guidelines). We schedule several tutorials in same time slot to allow for choosing individually relevant topics.
Do-a-thons. In Do-a-thon sessions (combine do and marathon), we aim to do (or better create) something together. This can be anything. A few examples are coding (packages, extensions), writing a text, strategy development, or preparing the next openmod workshop. The person in charge of a do-a-thon should clearly specify the aim and if necessary, the level of knowledge required (guidelines).
Poster session. We will organize a poster session in an extended coffee break to allow for sharing research results with other participants. We organize the possibility to print out posters for you. In order to have your poster printed please upload a PDF file in a suitable quality (vector formats preferred) under this link. Please make sure to name the file in the following way: openmod2020-poster-session_1-lastname.pdf or openmod2020-poster-session_2-lastname.pdf. You can find your session number in the agenda. You will only be able to upload files but you cannot change them once they are uploaded. If you need to make any changes after the upload but before the deadline please contact us via email.
The submission deadline is January 8, 2020. Posters submitted by the end of that day will be printed. All other posters are still accepted but cannot be printed by us and have to be printed and transported by yourselves.
Excursions. On Wednesday afternoon we are offering three parallel excursions with limited spots. If you would like to participate in one of the excursions please sign up using this poll