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

19:0021:00informal dinner


Tuesday, 19 March

09:0012:00Opening sessionCORIA amphitheater
12:0013:00LunchHall next to CORIA amphitheater
13:0014:00Travel to EDF datacenterPrivate coach
14:0016:30Guided visit of EDF datacenter

Attention: photo ID required to access the EDF site.

Two groups with guide
16:3017:30Travel back to CRIANNPrivate coach
17:3019:00Free time
19:0021:00Networking dinnerSponsored by partner TBC


Wednesday, 20 March

09:0012:00Morning sessionCORIA amphitheater
12:0013:30LunchHall next to CORIA amphitheater
13:3015:00Visit of CRIANN datacenter
15:0015:30Afternoon Break
15:3018:00Second afternoon Session
19:0021:00Social eventSponsored by Atos