Information for the Nano-IBCT database workshop in Innsbruck on 21st and 22nd of February 2013

Program of the workshop

The workshop will focus on the actual programming of the database software necessary to provide nodes in the VAMDC environment. Scientific talks are explicitly not part of this event, however, discussions on how to display, store and communicate different types of data produced by the participating Nano-IBCT groups are highly encouraged.

The tutorial will be given by Dr. Guy Rixon, of the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge. In order to adapt the tutorial to the needs of the participants, a brief status update by the participants concerning their respective DB projects, would be encouraged (e.g.: “currently programming” or “evaluating possible available data”). This should happen a reasonable time before the workshop and allows for better preparation of the tutorial.

The workshop will start in the morning of 21st and will end in the early afternoon of 22nd, depending on the travel circumstances of the participants.


The workshop will take place at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. The campus is located in the west of the city, easily reachable with several bus lines from the city center, providing connections every few minutes (lines O, T, LK).

Größere Kartenansicht

The workshop will take place in the seminar room 2 (SR2) of the ICT building (Technikerstr. 21). Due to construction works, the normal entry of the building is not available at the moment. You have to enter the building from the south (airport side).

 An updated campus plan is available for download.

The green lines indicate barriers due to the construction. Please follow the blue arrows towards the ICT building (the most modern-looking on the campus). The blue arrows start at the bus stop "Technik" which is served by the lines T (every 15 mins) and O (every 5 mins) coming from the city center. For a detailed trip planning of the city bus network, please visit the website of the local bus company.

 A network map is available here.


Since Innsbruck is a touristic destination (declared one of Europe’s 10 hottest destinations for 2013 by the CNN), it offers plenty of accommodations over the whole price range. In this section we suggest several hotels across the city, which can be recommended and have good access to the bus lines serving the campus.

Ibis Innsbruck ***

Sterzingerstr. 1, 6020 Innsbruck
Located next to the train station. Bus takes about 20 minutes to reach the University

Kranebitter Allee 203, 6020 Innsbruck
Outside the city – 5 minutes by bus from the campus.

Hotel Innsbruck ****
Innrain 3, 6020 Innsbruck
Located in the historic city center, 15 minutes by bus from the campus.

Boardinghouse Mitterweg
Mitterweg 5, 6020 Innsbruck
A bit outside the city center, towards the campus. 10 minutes by bus.

Otherwise all the booking platforms have plenty of hotel offers for Innsbruck:

Getting to Innsbruck


Innsbruck is connected with high-speed trains to Munich, Vienna, Zürich and Verona every other hour. For timetables, please consult the webpage of the Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB):
There are special offers (Sparschiene) regularly which can result in quite cheap rail tickets. If you need any help with that, please contact the organizers.


Innsbruck has its own airport (IATA-Code INN) that has several daily connections to Frankfurt and Vienna (Star Alliance Hubs) and is located 15 minutes by bus from the city center. Additionally, during the winter season there are daily connections to Amsterdam (Transavia), London (Easyjet, BA) and some more.
The closest airport of more than regional importance is Munich (IATA-Code MUC). It can be reached within 2 hours (Airport Shuttle – 80 Euros both ways) or 2,5 hours (train, approx. 85 Euros both ways).

Dinner on 21st

A dinner for all the workshop participants will be held at 07:30 pm on 21st (Thursday). The location will be the Gasthaus Anich in the city centre.


In case you have any questions regarding the work shop, travel or accomodation, please feel free to contact the local organizers:

Stephan Denifl

+43 (0)512 507 52662

Johannes Postler

office: +43 (0)512 507 52677
mobile: +43 (0)676 7360271

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