This page provides information on the 2017 VA-T3-workshop. The workshop will be held at IWF-OeAW, Schmiedlstrasse 6, A-8042 Graz, Austria, from Monday March 27 (morning) to Friday March 31 (early afternoon). The last day of the workshop will be dedicated to interested teams who want to learn on how to describe simulation data using the IMPEx data model, and generalization to call codes on-line in the frame of VESPA.


Selected teams

VA-t3 participants

Other VESPA participants & externals:

Pre-workshop Agenda

Workshop Agenda

Lunches are provided every day (buffet).

Monday 27th March 2017 – coffee 9:30, start 10:00

Tuesday 28th March 2017 – coffee 9:30, start 10:00

Wednesday 29th March 2017 – coffee 9:30, start 10:00

Thursday 30th March 2017 – coffee 9:30, start 10:00

Friday 31th March 2017 – coffee 9:30, start 10:00. Workshop ends at 13:00, then lunch


Presentation of projects + conclusions here:  Studied Service Descriptions 2017



Tourist information about Graz, the capitol city of the south-eastern Austrian region of Styria and Austria's second biggest city (300.000 inhabitants) can be found at

The VESPA workshop will take place at the following location:

Institut fuer Weltraumforschung
Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Schmiedlstraße 6
A-8042 Graz
Seminar room U.d.6

The location is accessible by bus or by walking:

Useful informations about public transport in Graz can be found at the website of Graz transport (only in German) or at (this site also includes a route planner in English). Additionally one can also recommend the smartphone app "qando Graz" (can be found in the Google Play Store) for travelling in Graz.

There are three main possibilities for traveling to Graz:

Train or bus from Vienna usually takes about 2.5 hours. A detailed plan of public transport in Graz can be downloaded here (pdf).



For those who will be reimbursed by IWF-OeAW: The maximum hotel rate per day reimbursed is € 75.-, the following Hotels offer a special rate for IWF-OeAW within this limit:

Participants reimbursed by IWF-OeAW will receive daily allowance (i.e. 26.40€ per day). A detailed description of reimbursement rules can be downloaded here (pdf). The date of the workshop is a very busy time in Graz (Special Olympics). In case you have any problems with booking an appropriate hotel or any questions on local logistics, please don't hesitate to contact Manuel Scherf ( or Tarek Al-Ubaidi (