[BLDG-SIM] Updated session schedule for the world wide ESP-r developers conference

Jon Hand jon at esru.strath.ac.uk
Tue Jul 22 01:43:48 PDT 2003

Updated schedule for the world-wide ESP-r developers conference

The following is an updated schedule for the world-wide 
developers' conference and workshops to be held in Glasgow
Scotland the week after the IBPSA conference in Eindhoven.

Join delegates from Canada, Norway, Portugal, The Netherlands,
Switzerland, South Korea, Hong Kong, Poland, United States,
France and the United Kingdom as we review the current state
of ESP-r, discuss its evolution and delve into its code. 

Monday 18 August: Conference on ESP-r Developments
8:30 - 9:00: Registration
9:00 - 9:30: Summary of ESP-r history, licensing, development
9:30 -lunch: Presentations by visitors
2:00 - 4:00: ESRU: summary of ESP-r status and development plans
4:00 - 5:30: Discussion of partnerships and topics for
             future developments.

Tuesday 19 August: Basic Workshop for Developers
9:00 -  9:45: ESP-r structure - overview
9:45 - 10:15: Databases - updating, adding components
10:15 - lunch: Setting up user environment & compile/link/test cycle
          Demonstration then exercises of compile/link/test cycle.
2:00 - 3:30: Demonstration and exercise for code intervention to
             add a new algorithm.
3:30 - 4:30: Overview of documentation, exemplars, code location etc.
4:30 - 5:00: Overview of coding standards and procedures document.

19h00 Conference dinner.

Wednesday 20 August: Advanced Workshop for Developers
Workshop sessions of the following groups of topics with participants
browsing code and hands-on exercises. Session lengths will be adjusted
to fit participant demand.
9:00 - 17:00 with a lunch break

 1. Compile/link/load (including OS platforms, porting,

 2. Database content, management and extensions, HVAC systems,
    electrical power flow, renewable energy systems, 
    control (zone, system, flow).

 3. Weather parameters (current and possible extensions), long-wave
    radiation, surface convection, casual heat gains, daylight and
    artificial lighting.

 4. Geometry manipulation (current and possible extensions), user
    interface (including CAD interactions and web based interfaces).
    Life Cycle Impact Assessment, care and feeding of exemplar models.

 5. Shading and insolation, short-wave radiation, transient conduction,
    thermal bridges, fabric moisture flow and in-line validation.

 6. Numerical solvers, network air flow, computational fluid dynamics.
    time-step control, results analysis (including Integrated

Thursday 21 August: Open Workshop
Workshop in support of those involved in or planning
joint development efforts.

Check the ESRU web page under `training` for late breaking news
and registration information.

Questions can be directed to Jon Hand, jon at esru.strath.ac.uk

While the conference venue will have a limited number of
Linux and Sun workstations to use during the workshops, we 
encourage delegates to bring ESP-r compatable laptop computers 
and development environments (and a converter for power outlets 
to work with UK power sockets).

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