ECACOMSIG - the European Crystallographic Association's Computing Special Interest Group
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Methods in Crystallographic Computing
25th - 28th of August 2016

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ECACOMSIG is organising a two day Computing Workshop at Hotel Sonnenrain in Loßburg-Wittendorf, near Freudenstadt, in the Black Forest, Germany. It will be associated with the European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM30) which is in Basel, Switzerland.

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Registration is via this website, not on the ECM30 website. Attendance at this Workshop is not dependent on registration for the main ECM30 in Basel.

All queries (including expressions of interest in attending the Workshop and presenting tutorials) should be sent to . Details on registration can be accessed via this link.

Sessions will be mostly tutorial-based to encourage interaction amongst participants. The Workshop will provide an opportunity for younger developers to meet and engage with senior developers and also with their peers in Crystallographic Methods development. The Workshop will not focus on the individual sub-divisions in Crystallography but (as in previous Workshops) will offer the opportunity for students from different specialities to work with developers from across the disciplines.

Thanks to generous funding by our sponsors (see below), the fee of 165 € (shared room) or 190 € (single room) for the Workshop will include

The Workshop will be held over two full days (26th & 27th August); there will be an introductory lecture and "get-together" on the evening of 25th August, so participants should plan to arrive on that afternoon.

Transfer to the main ECM30 in Basel will be provided on the 28th August, and will arrive in time for the main opening ceremony.

On 25th August, transfer from the train station in Freudenstadt to the hotel in Loßburg-Wittendorf can be arranged. Freudenstadt can be reached easily by rail from several airports (including Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg and EuroAirport).

The Workshop will be open to a maximum of 40 applicants. A limited number of bursaries will be available to assist with the cost of attendance. For more information on bursaries, please contact .

Topics will include

Using crystallographic libraries and existing software for your new developments
Statistics for crystallography: Do's, don'ts and whys?
Computation of crystallographic geometries
Visual Laue script, a graphical code editor for python
Molecular graphics: Available libraries and resources
Making your software user-friendly: GUIs, webpages and documentation
Managing a crystallographic computing project.

Further details will be posted here when available.

We look forward to seeing you in Loßburg-Wittendorf!

This Workshop has been generously sponsored by the following organisations
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Harry Powell
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