Meeting of working groups

October 19-20, 2015, Lyon, France


Working groups

WG1: Optimization of database tools in astro- and geophysics contexts
WG2: Data mining and machine learning in the petabyte era as frontiers in astronomy and Earth observation



The meeting will take place at the Campus Universitaire de la Doua, Université Lyon 1,  Nautibus, Lyon, France.


By Tramway:

The Campus is served by “Tramways T1 and T4”, which connects with subway lines A and B at stop Charpennes Charles Hernu and Line B at stop Lyon Part Dieu.

You can download the Lyon transportation map.

The exact location of the meeting is shown HERE. The easiest way to reach it is the following:

ü  From Part Dieu Station: take the “Tramways T1 or T4” and get off the Tramway at stop “Université Lyon 1”.

ü  From Charpennes Charles Hernu Station: take the “Tramways T1 or T4” and get off the Tramway at stop “Université Lyon 1”.


Please note that a Tramway ticket (1.70 €) is valid one (1) hour from the first use. You can combine bus, subway and tramway with the same ticket (within a limit of one (1) hour).

By TGV (high speed train):

The Campus is 20 minutes from Part-Dieu TGV station and 30 minutes from Perrache station. TGV trains run between Lyon and Paris every hour or every half an hour. Lyon - Paris : 1h55, Lyon - Marseille : 1h35, Lyon - Genève : 1h50, Lyon - Bruxelles : 3h50. Online ticket booking is possible on the SNCF website.

By road: Right at the city centre's north-east entrance, next to the motorway network and northern orbital road, Porte de Saint Clair exit, direction Cité internationale. By way of example, Lyon is 1h30 from Geneva, 3h from Turin, 4h from Paris, 4h30 from Milan, 5h from Barcelona.

By air:

Lyon-Saint Exupéry is the French airport with the largest number of routes outside Paris, with 27 French towns and cities connected by daily scheduled flights, 43 scheduled international routes, 19 charter routes and 7 cargo routes (winter programme). Part Dieu TGV Station is 30 minutes from the airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry multimodal station. From Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport, take the tramway RhôneExpress (  for Part-Dieu TGV station which runs every 20 min.



A list of hotels (near the campus or in the city center (easy access)) is available HERE. The first hotel of the list (Ibis Budget) is at the other end of the campus (10 minutes walking from a tramway stop (T1 and T4)). Other lodging proposals are available on the website of the Lyon tourism office.