SOFA Week 2019

The SOFA Week is designed to gather the entire SOFA community, to present technological and scientific advances, while fostering the networking within the community. Last year was the first occurrence of the international SOFA Week and appeared to be a great success within the community. Let’s make it even bigger for 2019!

Book the week of the 18-22nd November and join us in Paris. The SOFA Week is the annual opportunity to attend:

  • training sessions on SOFA or workshops/tutorials on plugins
  • the SOFA international symposium
  • the technical committee (STC#8)

Open Registration

Training session – 18th Nov 2019

To start the SOFA week, a training session will take place to provide new users (and any interested participant) an efficient introduction to SOFA. The training focuses on the SOFA main principles, the community, theoretical backgrounds on physics simulation, hands-on user and developer tutorials.

International SOFA Symposium (free) – 19th Nov 2019

The symposium focuses on research and scientific achievements based on SOFA. This symposium allows international researchers from the SOFA community to present their scientific work, their plugins and propose live demonstrations. It is also the annual meeting where companies using SOFA can demonstrate their latest products. Finally, it is the opportunity to meet the community and create strong collaborations.

Plugin workshop – 20th Nov 2019

Further to the Symposium, an advanced tutorial sessions is proposed to discover and understand specific open-source SOFA plugins. More precisely, this session aimed at providing a specific insight in recent state-of-the-art work located outside from SOFA (plugins). As last year, the 2019 edition will highlight the SoftRobot plugin and the Model Reduction plugin, among others.

Technical committee (free) – 20-22nd Nov 2019

This committee focuses on technical discussions on current and future developments in SOFA. With developers of the community and SOFA Technical Members, the technical roadmap for the next release is jointly designed. It is also a unique opportunity to meet the developer community and code all together.

SOFA Training Session

Day: 18th November 2019
Level: Beginner – Medium (max 8 participants)

  • early bird: 500€ (before the 30th September 2019)
  • regular fare: 700€ excl. tax.

This training session aims at providing a wide introduction to SOFA and its community while ensuring the mathematical, physical and computer science backgrounds in order to start in the best conditions with SOFA. The agenda of the training is detailed below:

9:30 am – 10:15 am Overview of SOFA and its community
10:15 am -10:30 am Coffee – for a good start!
10:30 am – 11 am Examples of applications with SOFA
11:00 am – 12:00 am User Tutorial
12:00 am – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Understand physics with SOFA:
from the math to the code
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee break
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Developer Tutorial

Training session registration

Plugin Workshops and Tutorials

Day: Morning only, 20th November 2019
Level: Medium – Advanced

Plugin workshops will be proposed on specific plugins in order to disseminate open- or closed-source plugins existing around SOFA. With such an insight in these plugins, the sessions should strongly motivate collaborations and new project ideas among the participants.

In case you are willing to present your open-source plugin(s), let us know about it in your registration.
The program of this plugin session will be released soon.

Plugin session registration

SOFA Symposium

Day: 19th November 2019

Researchers and companies from the SOFA community join the Symposium in order to share ideas, experiences and to present their on-going research or products based on SOFA. Several sessions of presentations will be organized regarding various simulation topics and application fields. Booths will also be made available for technology demonstrations. This international event is an exciting opportunity, fostering discussions and new collaborations!

In case you are willing to present your work or to present a live demo, let us know about it in your registration.
The symposium program will be released soon.

Symposium registration

SOFA Technical Committee

Day: 20th-22nd November 2019

The week will close with the 8th SOFA Technical Committee. This technical committee governs and takes all technical decisions for the roadmap towards upcoming releases. Open and free, the STC is a unique occasion to meet SOFA developers, discuss the on-going developments and code all together during the coding sprint session!

Day 1 Wednesday 20th November (pm)
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Opening STC#8

  • Introduction
  • Explain GitHub issues for coding sprint
  • Present the STC#8 agenda
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm SOFA report

  • Consortium activity
  • SOFA activity
  • Major PRs, important discussions
  • v19.12 status
  • v20.06 roadmap proposal
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Completed/on-going work with SOFA
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Round the table (plugins, features, …)
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Reminder v20.06 roadmap
6:00 pm End of Day 1

Day 2 Thursday 21st November
9:00 am – 10:00 am Defining v19.06 roadmap (part1)
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee break
10:30 am – 12:30 am Defining v19.06 roadmap (part2)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Coding sprint

  • Browse GitHub issues labeled “STC#8”
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Coffee break
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Coding sprint
6:30 pm End of Day 2
7:30 pm Restaurant evening

Day 3 Friday 22nd November
9:00 am – 12:00 am Coding sprint (with coffee)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Pizza delivery
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Validation of technical 20.06 roadmap
4:00 pm Closing of STC#8

STC#8 registration

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