NIAC2022

The NIAC2022 meeting will be held as a hybrid event hosted by the Paul Scherrer Institute on September 14-16th, which is the week before the 2022 NOBUGS conference.

As COVID19 continues to be a concern, people will be able to participate both onsite and online (via Zoom). In order to better overlap with other time zones (especially in the Americas), the meeting sessions will be shorter and later in the day (CEST) over 3 days (instead of the usual 2 days).

Venue and Accommodation

PSI is a major research institute in northern Switzerland hosting a number of large-scale facilities and specialised research laboratories. It is easy to reach by public transport. The PSI Pocket web-app provides lots of useful information for visitors. Public transport in Switzerland is very good and reliable and thus is highly recommended. Trains, busses and ferries all share the same ticketing system so that a single ticket covers a journey that may utilise a combination of vehicles. While the tickets are typically based on zones being traversed, most ticket purchases are organised by simply stating the start and end points. Journeys can be streamlined by using the SBB Mobile app, which provides time tables, ticket purchasing and holds tickets (only have to show the ticket if asked by a train conductor). Trips can be planned online with links to purchase tickets in advance to be downloaded to a phone or as PDF.

The PSI guest house is conveniently situated on site, and is probably the cheapest option but is considered basic by many. The PSI guest house also has limited availability and so should be booked as early as possible. Other nearby hotels are a short bus ride away (such busses typically run every half hour).

The climate in mid-September is generally cool to mild with overcast, foggy mornings being common.

Registration

Registration Form

One Page Overview

We ask that all participants register for the meeting, regardless of whether they will be joining in person or online so that sufficient resources can be organised. People outside of the NIAC are invited to join discussions and register for the meeting but voting will be restricted to committee members only.

COVID19 Precautions

There are currently no coronavirus restrictions in place at PSI or by the Swiss government. However, the situation could change, especially as the weather gets cooler, and we encourage attendees to consider both their own safety and the safety of others with appropriate hygiene, testing and vaccination.

Agenda

The meeting agenda will be based on a Github project so that it is accessible to all particpants. Any proposal to be discussed and voted on should be documented as an issue in the nexusformat/NIAC repository.

Schedule

The meeting will have sets of 2 hour sessions with 30 minute breaks. 3 sessions per day for 3 days.

Session Local Start Times Zoom Details
A
September 14th
10:00-12:00 UTC
TokyoThu 19:00
San FranciscoThu 03:00
New YorkThu 06:00
LondonThu 11:00
ZürichThu 12:00
Zoom link
ID:
passcode:
B
September 14th
12:30-14:30 UTC
TokyoFri 21:30
San FranciscoThu 5:30
New YorkThu 8:30
LondonThu 13:30
ZürichThu 14:30
Zoom link
ID:
passcode:
C
September 14th
15:00-17:00 UTC
TokyoFri 00:00
San FranciscoFri 08:00
New YorkFri 11:00
LondonFri 16:00
ZürichFri 17:00
Zoom link
ID:
passcode:
Session Local Start Times Zoom Details
D
September 15th
10:00-12:00 UTC
TokyoThu 19:00
San FranciscoThu 03:00
New YorkThu 06:00
LondonThu 11:00
ZürichThu 12:00
Zoom link
ID:
passcode:
E
September 15th
12:30-14:30 UTC
TokyoFri 21:30
San FranciscoThu 5:30
New YorkThu 8:30
LondonThu 13:30
ZürichThu 14:30
Zoom link
ID:
passcode:
F
September 15th
15:00-17:00 UTC
TokyoFri 00:00
San FranciscoFri 08:00
New YorkFri 11:00
LondonFri 16:00
ZürichFri 17:00
Zoom link
ID:
passcode:
Session Local Start Times Zoom Details
G
September 16th
10:00-12:00 UTC
TokyoThu 19:00
San FranciscoThu 03:00
New YorkThu 06:00
LondonThu 11:00
ZürichThu 12:00
Zoom link
ID:
passcode:
H
September 16th
12:30-14:30 UTC
TokyoFri 21:30
San FranciscoThu 5:30
New YorkThu 8:30
LondonThu 13:30
ZürichThu 14:30
Zoom link
ID:
passcode:
I
September 16th
15:00-17:00 UTC
TokyoFri 00:00
San FranciscoFri 08:00
New YorkFri 11:00
LondonFri 16:00
ZürichFri 17:00
Zoom link
ID:
passcode: