HARMONY 2015

Dates: 20-24 April, 2015
Location: Wittenberg, Germany
Hosted by: the groups of Falk Schreiber and Dagmar Waltemath

HARMONY is a hackathon-type meeting, with a focus on development of the standards, interoperability and infrastructure. There are generally not many general discussions or oral presentations during HARMONY; instead, the time is devoted to allowing hands-on hacking and interaction between people focused on practical development of software and standards. The HARMONY 2015 meeting was hosted by the groups of Falk Schreiber and Dagmar Walthemath at the Leucorea Wittenberg, part of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.


Attendees

Posters

Agenda

Location

Accommodation

Travel

Additional Information

Organisers

Funding

Thanks for a great hackathon!


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Agenda

Pre-meetings Sun Apr 19

17:00 Organisers Meeting
18:30 SBML Editors Meeting (Restaurant Alte Canzley, Schlossplatz 3-5)

The overview agenda for HARMONY 2015 is shown below. The detailed agenda for the parallel breakout sessions is available on a separate page.

Mon Apr 20 Tue Apr 21 Wed Apr 22 Thu Apr 23 Fri Apr 24
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome
(slides)
Morning Gathering Morning Gathering Morning Gathering Morning Gathering
09:30 - 12:00 Lessons Learned from the Whole Cell Summer School
(slides)
Breakout Breakout Interstandard discussion
(slides)
09:30 - 12:30 Breakout
12:30 - 13:00 Meeting Wrap-up
10:30 Coffee available Coffee available Coffee available Coffee available Coffee available
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Breakout Breakout Breakout Breakout
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:30 Breakout Breakout Breakout Breakout
17:30 - 18:00 Daily Wrap-up Daily Wrap-up Daily Wrap-up Daily Wrap-up
18:00 till late 18:00 - 19:00 Poster Session 19:00 Harmony Dinner (Restaurant Brewery, Markt 6) 18:30 - 19:45 Guided City Tour

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Location

HARMONY 2015 takes place in Wittenberg, Germany at the Leucorea (only in German, some English information about the Leucorea is available here).

Leucorea
Collegienstraße 62
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
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  1. Schloßkirche - Castle Church
  2. Cranachhöfe - Cranach Courtyards
  3. Altes Rathaus, Markt - Old Town Hall, Marketplace
  4. Stadtkirche - Town Church
  5. Leucorea
  6. Melanchthonhaus - Melanchthon House
  7. Lutherhaus - Luther House
  8. Luthereiche - Luther Oak

A map with locations relevant for HARMONY 2015 (hotels, restaurants, ...) can be found here.
A printable city map (only in German) can be found here.

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Accommodation

A number of rooms are provided by the Leucorea at a discount rate. Please contact the organisers directly regarding accommodation at the Leucorea. If rooms are not available anymore or if you prefer to stay in a hotel we recommend the following hotels in walking distance to the venue.

You might also consider to contact the Wittenberg tourist information.

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Travel Information

Travelling by Air and Train

If you plan to travel by air and train you can either go to Berlin (Airport Berlin Tegel TXL or Airport Berlin Schönefeld SXF), to Leipzig (Airport Leipzig/Halle LEJ) or to Frankfurt (Airport Frankfurt FRA).

Airport Berlin Tegel TXL to Lutherstadt Wittenberg

  • by bus (Bus TXL) or taxi from the airport to Berlin main station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof or short Berlin HBF)
  • by ICE or IC from Berlin main station to Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • frequency: during peak hours every hour otherwise every 2 hours

Airport Berlin Schönefeld SXF to Lutherstadt Wittenberg

  • by suburban train (S45) from the airport to Berlin Südkreuz station
  • by ICE or IC from Berlin Südkreuz station to Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • frequency: during peak hours every hour otherwise every 2 hours

Airport Leipzig/Halle LEJ to Lutherstadt Wittenberg

  • by regional train from the airport to Leipzig main station (Leipzig Hauptbahnhof or short Leipzig HBF)
  • by ICE or IC from Leipzig main station to Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • duration: 1 hour
  • frequency: during peak hours every hour otherwise every 2 hours

Airport Frankfurt FRA to Lutherstadt Wittenberg

  • by ICE from the airport to Leipzig main station (Leipzig Hauptbahnhof or short Leipzig HBF)
  • by ICE or IC from Leipzig main station to Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • duration: 4.5 hours
  • frequency: every 2 hours

For more information see also Travelling by Train.

Travelling by Train

You can use the journey planner on the web page of Deutsche Bahn to plan your trip (please enter 'Lutherstadt Wittenberg' as destination and select 'Lutherstadt Wittenberg' from the pop-up menu). From Wittenberg main station to the Leucorea you can either take a taxi or walk. The Leucorea is in a 10 to 15 minutes walking distance from the station.

Travelling by Car

The street address of the Leucorea is Collegienstraße 62 in 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Please be aware, you can't go by car in Collegienstraße since it is a pedestrian area. Instead you can drive through Wallstraße which runs in parallel to Collegienstraße. Parking is possible in the yard of the Leucorea.


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Additional Information

A map with locations relevant for HARMONY 2015 (hotels, restaurants, ...) can be found here.
A printable city map (only in German) can be found here.

About Wittenberg

More information about Wittenberg can be found on the official tourist office page, on its Wikipedia page or on Uncommon Travel Germany. Information about the most important sights can be found here.

Market Square View large version | Original version Castle Church View large version | Original version

Internet Access

The meeting rooms have wireless internet access. More information will be provided on-site.

Poster Size

The optimal poster size is A0 in portrait orientation: 841 mm x 1189 mm or 33.1 in x 46.8 in (width x height).

Electrical Supply

If you are travelling from abroad, make sure to bring an appropriate travel adapter for your laptop and all other electrical devices you are bringing. The mains supply in Germany works with 220 V at 50 Hz. The plug types are Type C and Type F. For more information on electrical standards see also Electricity around the world.

Weather

The weather in Germany in April can be unsettled with temperatures ranging from around 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). There is a chance of rain, so make sure to bring an umbrella and some wet weather clothes.

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Organisers

Local Organisers

COMBINE Coordinators

Contact for scientific organisation: COMBINE Coordination

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Funding Acknowledgements

Support for HARMONY 2015 is provided by the following organisations:


Federal Ministry of Research and Education, Germany

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Monash University, Australia

IPK Gatersleben, Germany

University of Rostock, Germany

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