DAG-Edit Workshop
December 10-12, 2003
Hinxton, UK

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General Information and Registration

Ever wanted to learn more about DAG-Edit? Want new DAG-Edit features and expert ontology building advice? Well, now's your chance! John Richter and the EBI GO group are organising a 3-day DAG-Edit workshop at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton UK on 10 - 12th December 2003.
  Date: December 10-12, 2003
  Location:The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK
  Time: 9:30 AM - 5 PM; ends approx. noon on Dec. 12
  Registration Fee: TBD
  Registration Deadline: December 3, 2003 (earlier if full)
Please register in advance so that we will know how many will be coming. We will limit the number of participants if necessary.
The schedule will be flexible; here's John's provisional outline:

I'm imagining an agenda for the first day that's something like this:

* 9:00 - 10:00 am: The Basics of Ontology Editing - The GO curators walk through the basics of ontology creation, including a discussion of the most common day-to-day tasks, how to solve common ontology modeling problems, and share some not-so-well-known tips.

* 10:00 - 10:30 am: What's new in DAG-Edit 1.4x, and what it's good for.

* 10:30 - whenever: What do you hate about DAG-Edit? People can share the problems they have using DAG-Edit, like hard-to-use features or bugs.

* work: People then just go about their daily ontology development tasks. They can call anyone over to help them or talk to them. I expect that I'll get lots of bug reports over the course of the day, so I can spend my downtime putting together bug fixes.

On subsequent mornings, we can use the 9 - 10 time slot for Q & A time, and then just work the rest of the day. If someone asks an illuminating or important question, we can get everyone's attention and work through it on the big screen.

We welcome further suggestions, so if there is a topic you would like to see covered, please send ideas to go@geneontology.org.
  Further Questions:
Midori Harris midori@ebi.ac.uk +44 1223 494667
Jane Lomax jane@ebi.ac.uk +44 1223 492516
John Richter john.richter@aya.yale.edu  


Travel to Hinxton

  General notes:
The EBI Travel web page has travel information for the region around the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, including information on public transport.
  Flights and Airports
The closest airports to the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus are London Stansted Airport (STN; 30 minutes by car), London City Airport (LCY) and Luton Airport (LTN; both 50 minutes). Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW) are both more than 2 hours from Hinxton. We therefore advise you to fly into Stansted, Luton or London City Airport if possible.
The low-cost airlines EasyJet, Ryanair, and Virgin Express operate flights from many major European cities into Stansted. Some web sites for no-frills airlines flying into Stansted are:
  Ground Transportation
Please be aware that public transport to Hinxton is not very good, so you might want to take a taxi from Stansted, Cambridge or Audley End to Hinxton.
Approximate taxi fares to Hinxton:
Cambridge £16
Audley End rail station £13
Stansted Airport £25
Heathrow Airport £84
Luton Airport £48
London City Airport £55

If you wish to pre-book a taxi at the prices listed above you can contact Mid-Anglia at Tel: +44(0)1223-836000 or 0800-0191022 (free phone from the UK only), Fax: +44(0)1223-833399, email: ma_bookings@talk21.com

Buses operate from every airport to Stansted and Cambridge, but the buses serving the airports do not stop in Hinxton. See the National Express web site for more information.

The closest train stations are on the line from London Liverpool Street Station; in order of increasing distance from campus, they are Whittlesford, Great Chesterford, Audley End and Cambridge. The train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge usually stops at Audley End. Please note that there are no taxis waiting outside Whittlesford or Great Chesterford station. For train timetables see the Network Rail web site.

Accommodation in Hinxton and Cambridge

  Note: If you plan to attend the Genome Informatics meeting, we recommend that you book an additional night's accommodation when you register for the conference. For GO Users not attending Genome Informatics, the following suggestions include hotels near EBI, hotels in Cambridge, and B&B accommodations near the EBI. B&Bs do not accept credit cards, Eurocheques etc.
Close to the Genome Campus:
  Duxford Lodge Hotel
Ickleton Road, Duxford
Tel: +44-(0)1223-836444, Fax: +44-(0)1223-832271
£71-£78 per night incl. breakfast.
Approximately 10 - 15 minutes drive from Hinxton Hall. No public transport.
  The Crown House Hotel
Great Chesterford
Tel: +44-(0)1799-530515, Fax: +44-(0)1799-530683
£62.50-£85 per night incl. breakfast.
Approximately 10 minutes drive from Hinxton Hall. No public transport.
  Joyce Fordham, The Lordship Farm
B&B in Hinxton
Tel: +44-(0)1799-530242
5 minutes walk from Campus
  Penny, New Inn House
B&B; Tel: +44-(0)1799-530463
20 minutes walk from Campus
  Gloria Jackson
B&B; Tel: +44-(0)1799-530984
at least 30 minutes walk from Campus
Cambridge City Centre:
  Arundel House Hotel
Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AN
Tel: +44-(0)1223-367701, Fax: +44-(0)1223-367721
£50-£95 per night incl. breakfast.
  Gonville Hotel
Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY
Tel: +44-(0)1223-366611, Fax: +44-(0)1223-315470
£87-£110 per night incl. breakfast.
  University Arms Hotel
Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD
Tel: +44-(0)1223-351241, Fax: +44-(0)1223-315256
£85-£200+ per night incl. breakfast.
  Regent Hotel
Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB
Tel: +44-(0)1223-351470, Fax: +44-(0)1223-566562
£65-£83 per night incl. breakfast.
  Additional Accommodation:
Additional hotels and B&B's in and around Cambridge can be found on this Cambridge Hotels and Guest Houses site.