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BOINC Workshop 2020

General: is proud to be organizing the 2020 BOINC Workshop which is hosted by the Physics Department (AG Astronomie) of the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany. This annual workshop is designed for researchers, scientists, academics, developers and volunteers with any level of interest in the BOINC open source volunteer computing platform. All are welcome!

Organizer & Host: e.V. is a not for profit organization which was founded in 2004 by volunteer computing enthusiasts of the team (participating since 2001 in distributed computing and since then providing an informative website in German on this topic). We have a lot of computer enthusiasts, hardware tinkerers and even some scientists aboard.

The Philipps-University of Marburg (German: Philipps-Universität Marburg) was founded in 1527 by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, which makes it one of Germany's oldest universities and the oldest still operating Protestant university in the world. It is now a public university of the state of Hesse, without religious affiliation. The University of Marburg has about 25,000 students and 7,500 employees and is located in Marburg, a town of 72,000 inhabitants, with university buildings dotted in or around the town centre. About 12 per cent of the students are international, the highest percentage in Hesse.

Dates: 7th-10th of September, 2020


Forschungszentrum Deutscher Sprachatlas
Room 001
Pilgrimstein 16
35037 Marburg
Bing Map, Google Maps

Workshop Attendees: Here is a link to those attendees who have agreed to be listed. Please note this list will be updated as attendees are added or removed.

Workshop Agenda: Here is a link to the proposed structure for the 2020 BOINC Workshop. Please note this document will be updated as we incorporate attendee feedback.

We invite attendees who have not already submitted their presentation proposal to do so as soon as possible to: You may also use this email address for any further communication regarding the BOINC workshop or discuss with us in our forum

Livestream: In the planning (technical equipment already available).

Registration: link

Attendance Fee: There will be no fees to attend the workshop. Attendees need to cover their travel and lodging expenses.

Closest Airports: Frankfurt/Germany (FRA). Take tram from Airport to Frankfurt City train main station (duration: approx. 20 min.). Hourly trains from Frankfurt main station (Hauptbahnhof) directly to Marburg main station (Hauptbahnhof) (travel duration: approx. 1 hour). More details will follow.

Local Transportation: You may use the website of RMV for ticket booking.

Lodging: There are several hotels, some in walking distance to the lecture hall (a detailed list will follow). There are also hostels and the university has a guest house (where we plan to organize a limited amount of rooms, if available).