March 2019 BUX Annual Meeting, Rouen


Date and location

  • March 18-20, 2019
  • Start: Monday evening with informal dinner
  • End: Wednesday evening with social event
  • Location: Rouen, Normandy, France, hosted by CRIANN

CRIANN – Technopôle du Madrillet – 745, avenue de l’Université – 76800 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray – France

The BUX meeting will take place in an amphitheater in the CORIA building just next to CRIANN: CORIA – Site Universitaire du Madrillet – 675, avenue de l’Université  – 76800 SAINT ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY  
  • Lunches will take place just outside the amphitheater

CRIANN datacenter

How to get there

Rouen can be accessed from Paris:

  • by car, using highway A13 (toll) – about 1 hour 30 depending on traffic (can be very dense)
  • by train, from Paris’ Gare Saint Lazare station – about 1 hour 30
CRIANN or CORIA can be accessed by Métro (tram) from Rouen’s train station. Take the blue line in direction of Technopôle, until the end of the line (about 30 minutes, then a 5 minute walk)

Recommended hotels

There are a few hotels close to CRIANN (<10 minutes walk). If you are coming by car, prefer those as parking will be easier.

If you prefer to have a hotel downtown (Rouen has a lovely medieval downtown) see the attached list >

Draft agenda

Monday, 18 March

Start End Activity Details
19:00 21:00 informal dinner


Tuesday, 19 March

Start End Activity Details
09:00 12:00 Opening session CORIA amphitheater
12:00 13:00 Lunch Hall next to CORIA amphitheater
13:00 14:00 Travel to EDF datacenter Private coach
14:00 16:30 Guided visit of EDF datacenter

Attention: photo ID required to access the EDF site.

Two groups with guide
16:30 17:30 Travel back to CRIANN Private coach
17:30 19:00 Free time
19:00 21:00 Networking dinner Sponsored by partner TBC


Wednesday, 20 March

Start End Activity Details
09:00 12:00 Morning session CORIA amphitheater
12:00 13:30 Lunch Hall next to CORIA amphitheater
13:30 15:00 Visit of CRIANN datacenter
15:00 15:30 Afternoon Break
15:30 18:00 Second afternoon Session
19:00 21:00 Social event Sponsored by Atos