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Final EVAN Conference and 4th Annual Meeting

by Monika Tanzer last modified 2009-12-11 19:24

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        AGENDA final EVAN conference download here


         Invitation download here


How to get there - from the Airport to Vienna City Center

From Vienna International Airport
Vienna International Airport is situated about 20 kms from Vienna city centre. Travel either by taxi, by the Airport Bus Shuttle, by the train ("S-Bahn") or by CAT (City Airport Train).

The taxi stand at the airport is at the exit of the Arrival Hall. It takes about half an hour’s ride to get to the centre (approximately 30 - 35 Euro).

Airport Bus Shuttle
There are regular buses from the airport to the Vienna City Air Terminal at the Hilton Hotel. The bus station is directly outside the exit of the Airport Arrival Hall. Buses leave every 20 minutes. Tickets (5,08 Euro) can be bought on the bus or from the ticket machine. From Vienna City Air Terminal change to the underground number four (U4), direction Heiligenstadt and get off at Friedensbrücke. From there it’s a 5-minute walk. Straight along the Alserbachstraße, then turn right into the Althanstraße.

To get to the Airport train, please follow the sign "S-Bahn" in the Airport Arrival Hall. Take the line "S 7", get off at Wien Mitte - Landstrasse, change to the underground number four (U4), direction Heiligenstadt and get off at Friedensbrücke. From there it’s a 5-minute walk. Straight along the Alserbachstraße, then turn right into the Althanstraße.

By City Airport Train (CAT)
From the airport non stop to the City Air Terminal (Wien-Mitte/Landstraße Underground Stations U4 & U3) in the centre of Vienna. A running time of only 16 minutes makes the CAT the fastest possibility to get from the airport to the centre. Every half hour from 6:05 am to 11:35 pm from the airport, between 5:38 am and 11:08 pm from the City Air Terminal where passengers can also check in.
From Wien Mitte change to the underground number four (U4), direction Heiligenstadt and get off at Friedensbrücke. From there it’s a 5-minute walk. Straight along the Alserbachstraße, then turn right into the Althanstraße.
Single ticket € 8.-/Return ticket € 15.-.




4th ANNUAL MEETING   18th – 19th November 2009, Hotel Bellevue, Althanstraße 5, 1090 Vienna


   Wednesday, 18th November
9:30 - 10:00                           Coordinator´s Review by Gerhard Weber
10:00 - 10:15

Training Administrator´s Review by José Braga

10:15 - 10:30 Task Administrator´s Review by Fred Bookstein
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30

EVAN Toolbox by ET Team (general remarks on current status and what can be expected until release on 1. Jan. 2010

11:30 - 12:00

EVAN Archive by Gerhard Weber (general remarks on current status and activities 2009)

12:00 - 13:30 


13:30 - 14:00 The coming reporting for the 4th period and the finalisation of the project by Monika Tanzer
14:00- 15:00 Briefing for the EVAN Public day on 20th Nov. (installation, marketplace, panel discussion, press)
15:00 - 15:30

The new EVAN-Society: How it is organised and what we expect from it

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 18:00

Opening general discussion on future aspects: plans for the further maintenance, development and access of ET and the EVAN-archive plans for future destinations of the EVAN exhibition


Social programme


THURSDAY, 19th November

9:30 - 9:45 Gender Board´s Review by Sarah Elton, Katerina Harvati and Katrin Schäfer
9:45 - 11:15 Reviewing EVAN, hi and low points in the 4 years
10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break

 11:15 - 12:00 Potential book project with contributions of EVAN fellows and staff (Springer)
 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
 13:30 - 14:30 Setting up guidelines for good practice using ET (standards for LM and sLM, standards for analyses)
 14:30 - 15:30 Potential further EU project applications
 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
 16:00 - 18:00 Continuation of potential further EU project applications, other open issues, discussions on changes & adjustments, conclusions
 19:30 Social programme






20th November 2009, Großer Festsaal, University of Vienna,

Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna


13:00 - 13:20 EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), an overview on IFs and ITNs in the current programme

Mag. Dr. Renate Fischer, Delegate to the People Programme Committee - Marie Curie Actions

13:20 - 13:40       Running a large European training network: scientific and social effects for a new discipline

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard W. Weber, Coordinator

13:40 - 14:00 Summarising the scientifc output of EVAN

Univ. Prof. Dr. Fred L. Bookstein, Task Administrator

14:00 - 14:20

The EVAN Toolkit (ET), an open-source software for morphometric analysis


Univ. Prof. Dr. Paul O'Higgins

14:20 - 18:00 Science-to-Science and Science-to-Public presentations, including talks, poster presentations,
  live software demos (3D-shape analysis, face recognition), video animations (applications in human evolution, medicine,

growth & development), display of Rapid Prototyping models, live face scanning and warping, live production of 3D portraits                        

18:00 - 19:00

Panel discussion and Press conference with senior scientists and fellows

19:00 - 19:15

Dr. Johannes Hahn - Federal Minister for Science and Research Austrian nominated EU-Commissioner for the coming period

 19:15 - 19:30

Univ. Prof. Dr. Georg Winckler - Rector of the University of Vienna  Member of ERAB, EU-Commission, Brussels

19:30 - 19:45

Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weber - Dept. of Anthropology, Coordinator of EVAN

19:45 - 22:00

Dinner Buffet

23:00 -

Final EVAN Disco Event at the Prater Dome




Wednesday, 18th November, 19:00

Christmas village at the former AKH

Romantic Christmas and a cosy Viennese atmosphere. The Christmas Village at Vienna´s former General Hospital

("Altes AKH") will enchant the visitor with its traditional Viennese atmosphere. The lovingly designed and decorated

market stalls located on the many narrow alleyways offer an array of beautiful Christmas gifts as well as distinctive

and mulled wine.

Wednesday, 18th November 2009, 19:00

Altes AKH, Unicampus, Hof 1, Alserstraße 4, 1090 Vienna



Wednesday, 18th November, 20:00

Dinner at a brew house 

Stiegl Ambulanz

Im Hof des alten AKH

Alserstraße 4

1090 Wien


Thursday, 19th November, 19:30 pm


A unique gourmet theatre PALAZZO brings together haute cuisine anf first-class entertainment. Surrounded by the exclusive atmosphere

of a nostalgic mirror palace, you will be served an exquisite dinner. The timeless elegance and Art Nouveau décor of the - heated - mirror

palace offer the perfect backdrop for a trip to a long-lost world. Our guests encounter "The Ultiemate Art of Entertainment & Cuisine".

Acrobats, jugglers, magicians, clowns, singers, musicians, actors and artists from around the world create a show that ranges from enchanting

poetry to breakneck pnademonium. An assortment of characters - including hilariously eccentric waiters dissolve the boundaries between

audience, artist and staff. Stage and auditorium merge in a unique atmosphere of relaxation and comfort.

More infos and pictures:

Palazzo Spiegelzelt / Messe Wien

2. Bezirk, Ausstellungsstraße  - Ecke Vorgartenstraße



Friday, 20th November, 20:00 - 22:00 pm

Dinner buffet

at Großer Festsaal, Universität Wien, Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna


Friday, 20th November, 23:00 pm

Prater dome

Austria´s largest disco offers a party mood for dance fans at the Riesenradplatz in Vienna´s Prater.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as on nights before public holidays, the doors of the Prater Dome open

for night owls 18 years and over. On two levels with four dance floors and twelve theme bars in all, there is something

for everyone with continuous variations. The music also fulfills every wish: from house, technotrance, R`n´B, and soul

to the 70´s 90´s, salsa and latino.

A special highlight is the sensational midnight opening: Accompanied by a spectacular laser show, the moveable walls

turn the two main dance floors into a huge unique dancing palace.


Riesenradplatz 7

1020 Vienna

More information:


How to get there - From Hotel Bellevue to the social events download here