This is the wiki page for the upcoming 8th 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 ETH Zürich, Switzerland, from 6-8 June 2018.
The primary workshop location will be ETH Zürich's CHN building, a 5 minute walk from the Zurich main railway station and close to the city center.
The venue is at Universitätstrasse 16. Signs will point you to the right place from the main entrance to the CHN building at Universitätstrasse 16.
Do also sign up to the forum and mailing list where all things regarding open energy modelling are discussed.
About the workshop
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.
Only a small part of the workshop consists of prepared presentations. For the rest of the workshop, participants work together in breakout groups on specific topics. The topics are chosen by the participants themselves, so please get actively involved by suggesting topics! To get the most out of the workshop, it is suggested to consider in advance what you would like to discuss.
Breakout groups should have specific aims, which can be followed up after the workshop, e.g. improving the openmod wiki pages, lobbying a data-holder to change its licencing, improving educational tools, or outreach.
Venue: ETH Zürich, CHN building
Getting there: The workshop location is at ETH Zürich's main campus, located a short walk from Zürich's main station.
Accommodation: Participants wishing to stay within 5 minutes walking distance of the workshop can book at Hotel Sunnehus or Hotel Leoneck. More information on hotels is available at the ETH Zurich housing office.
The registration is now closed. If you are on the waitlist and a place becomes available for you, we will inform you.
A list of currently registered participants including the waitlist is available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tyMt5XW40hbo8s6O5bVkh40fdh_vOROlYF3XimtuvlU/edit?usp=sharing.
The openmod workshop is interactive and organised bottom-up through everybody's contributions. Here are three ways in which you can contribute:
- bring a poster to communicate your research, model, or data;
- give a lightning talk to teach others about an interesting tool, method or workflow, or to share an update about new developments in open science more broadly;
- propose and help organise a do-a-thon for us to work on together during the workshop.
For more information on how to participate, head over to the discussion forum: https://forum.openmod-initiative.org/t/call-for-participation-zurich-workshop/758.
Announcements are made on the discussion forum. If you are registered, make sure to head over the forum and stay up to date about the workshop.
Day 1 : Wednesday 6 June 2018
from 9:30 Reception and coffee (Main CHN building entrance, Universitätstrasse 16, Zürich)
10:00 - 10:05 Introduction and administrative matters (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
10:05 - 10:15 Openmod Initiative (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
10:15 - 11:00 Keynote: Prof. Nicolas Gruber, Chairman of the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) at ETH Zürich (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
11:00 - 11:45 Speed dating (speak with 10 random people for 4 minutes each)
11:45 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 12:30 Do-a-thon preparation
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Do-a-thon preparation
14:00 - 15:30 Do-a-thon session 1
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Do-a-thon session 2
from 18:30 Dinner at Rämi59 (
Day 2 : Thursday 7 June 2018
9:00 - 9:15 Intro to day 2 (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
9:15 - 10:00 Keynote: Aaron Seigo, former KDE developer and community coordinator, software architect, free software and free culture advocate (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
10:00 - 11:00 Do-a-thon session 3
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:45 Do-a-thon session 4
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Poster session (Green floor area)
14:00 - 15:30 Do-a-thon session 5
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Do-a-thon session 6
from 18:00 Dinner
Day 3 : Friday 8 June 2018
9:00 - 9:15 Intro to day 3 (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
9:15 - 10:00 Optional 1-minute do-a-thon result pitches and discussion (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:15 Lightning talks (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
11:15 - 12:00 Feedback and next workshop (Lecture theatre CHN C14)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
from 13:00: Non-scientific part — probably a hike in the region (plan for power plant excursions did not work out this time, unfortunately)
Other things to see and do in Zürich and around
Apart from all the regular things to see and do in Zürich (https://www.zuerich.com/en), here are a few suggestions for events happening at the same time as the workshop: