Dates: 28 - 29 May. Starting Tuesday at 14:00

CERN (room 513/1-024)

1 Esplanade des Particules

Geneva, Switzerland



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Travel & Hotel

Some of the hotels close to CERN recommended by the host:

How to get to CERN:

CERN is accessible by the public transport network in Geneva and local taxis. The details are here.

Many hotels will in the Geneva area provide you with a bus ticket valid during your stay. In general all of them can be reached with public transports (

The nearest airport is Geneva Cointrin (here).  A free bus ticket is available next to the baggage claim which can get you to your hotel or to CERN.

There are good train connections to the Geneva Cornavin central train station (here) including TGV connections to Lyon and Paris.

Access to CERN by car is not recommended. If this is required, please contact the event organisers.

Once at CERN, you should make your way to the reception at Building 33. Details of getting access to the site are covered here.

Further details are available here.


If you would like to provide contributions or have any questions for Steering Committee and Casper Dreef (GÉANT), please contact

For agenda suggestion, please see:

Preliminary agenda outline:

Tuesday 14:00-17:00TopicsPresenter / Slides

14:00 - 14:15

Arrivals, welcome, greetings, coffee...

Session 1: Cross-national collaborations

14:15 - 14:30


Hugo Gonzalez / Slides

14:30 - 15:00

Follow up discussion

15:00 - 15:15

CS3MESH4EOSC: new project on the horizon

Jakub Moscicki / Slides

15:15 - 15:45

Follow up discussion

15:45 - 16:00

Coffee break

Session 2: Why are some countries/NRENs working on these areas (storage/IaaS/...) but others aren't?

16:00 - 16:15

Why is SWITCH building a Long Term Storage Service when 'everyone' has local storage and there's no national or international funding for it?Ann Harding / Slides

16:15 - 16:45

Follow up discussion

16:45 - 17:00

Wrap up

Social dinner: for those of you who are interested: a reservation has been made at La Meyrinoise at 19:00 CEST.

Wednesday 09:00-17:00TopicsPresenter / Slides

09:00 - 09:15

Arrivals, welcome, greetings, coffee...

Session 2 (continued): Why are some countries/NRENs working on these areas (storage/IaaS/...) but others aren't?

09:15 - 09:30

CSC OpenStack Clouds' admin and dev tooling

Jukka Nousiainen / Slides

09:30 - 10:00

Follow up discussion

10:00 - 10:30

integrating OpenStack and Kubernetes at GARR

Alberto Colla / Slides

10:30 - 10:45

Follow up discussion

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 11:45

The Community Cloud task in GN4-3

Dan Still / Slides

11:45 - 12:15

Follow up discussion

12:15 - 12:30Large user data migrations at CESNETMilan Danecek / Slides
12:30 - 13:00Follow up discussion
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break

14:00 - 14:20

Updates from ownCloudChristian Schmitz / Slides
Session 3: Round table discussions
14:20 - 15:15Round table discussions

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 16:30

Continue round table

16:30 - 17:00

Wrap up, summary, next steps and provide feedback

Extra: Open Stack Day at CERN (27 April)

For those who are interested, more information here: