Registrations now open for Vienna/Laxenburg workshop in March 2023

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Hi openmod community


The next openmod workshop will take place at IIASA, Vienna/Laxenburg, Austria, on 22–24 March 2023, register using the URL below if you want to participate!


The organizing committee for the next openmod workshop invites you to attend the upcoming meeting in Vienna/Laxenburg hosted by the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) program.

The event is organized jointly with a capacity-building and training event supported by the Horizon 2020 projects ECEMF, NAVIGATE and ENGAGE. The first day 00 on the Wednesday (designated “00” because the following day is tagged “01”) will consist of several sessions on modelling, tools and best-practice-examples of scenario analysis.

The second and third days — labeled 01 and 02 and covering Thursday and Friday respectively — will follow the usual structure of openmod workshops, featuring lightning talks, a poster session, and several break-out sessions for do‑a‑thons and such.

With this schedule, we hope the workshop will be interesting and relevant for the broader openmod and energy modelling community. Participation in the capacity-building sessions on day 00 is optional.

While we will provide broadcasting options (via Zoom) for the capacity-building sessions and the plenary sessions, the event is intended primarily as an in‑person meeting.

The IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment program (ECE) will financially support the workshop, so that we do not need to collect a registration fee. We will be able to welcome up to 50 participants. We ask anyone interested to participate in the capacity-building sessions and/or openmod workshop to register until Monday 29 January 2023 at 09:00 +0100 (CET).

If more than 50 colleagues express an interest to participate, we will allocate slots to ensure a broad representation of research groups, geographical regions, and research interests. In order to broaden the audience of the workshop, we will specifically reserve 15 seats for first-time participants, that is, people who have never participated in an openmod workshop before.

Over the next weeks, we will initiate a process to propose topics for do‑a‑thons via this forum.

An outline of the proposed agenda follows.

Proposed agenda in outline

Day Date Times Activities Notes
00 Wednesday
22 March 2023  
10:00 – 18:00 • capacity building and training sessions financially supported
by the H2020 projects
01 Thursday
23 March 2023
10:00 – 17:30 • lightning talks
• poster sessions
• break‑out groups
• do‑a‑thons
social event in evening
02 Friday
24 March 2023
09:30 – 12:30 • lightning talks
closing plenary
rooms available in afternoon

Looking forward to welcoming you soon at IIASA!

On behalf of the organizing committee

Also see here for a list of previous openmod workshops: