CLARIN Centre Meeting 2019

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On Tuesday 21 May and Wednesday 22 May, a 2-day CLARIN Centre Meeting will be held on two locations in Utrecht (details below), including:

  • A face-to-face centre committee meeting
  • Tutorials and hands-on sessions
  • Task forces and ad-hoc meetings


Please feel free to add ideas and suggestions to this brainstorm document. The input will be used to further finalize the agenda.

The registration for this meeting has closed.

Tuesday 21 May (Location: Janskerkhof 12, Utrecht)


Topic Room
10:00 - 12:00

Centre Committee (only open to members/deputies)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 - 15:00

Plenary session part 1:


15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break  
15:30 - 17:00

Plenary session part 2:

  • FAIR and new B-centre checklist (45 minutes, Lene Offersgaard)
  • Presentation of curation 3.0 and discussion of new features (20 minutes, Wolfgang Sauer)
  • Lightning Talks: open invitation to all participants to present relevant topics (5-10 minutes), especially related or recent developments or (upcoming) technology that could play an important role in the CLARIN infrastructure


18:00 Dinner at De Rechtbank (Korte Nieuwstraat 14, Utrecht)  

Wednesday 22 May – parallel sessions (Location: SURF offices)

Opportunity to gather in smaller groups on specific topics (2 meeting rooms available, labeled 3.1 and 4.1 respectively), detailed programme to be announced.


Topic in room 3.1 Topic in room 4.1
Morning parallel sessions
09:00 - 10.30 Future of Container orchestration
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 Metadata curation & CMDI taskforce

taskforce meeting

12:30 - 13:30


Afternoon parallel task force meetings and ad-hoc sessions
13:30 - 15:00 Metadata Curation hands-on session [open slot for ad-hoc meeting]
15:00 End of event


Please register here.

Practical details


The Centre meeting will be held at two locations in the city centre of Utrecht: Janskerkhof 12 (day 1) and SURF offices (day 2).

The SURF offices can be found very close to Utrecht Central train station. Janskerkhof is located at a 15 minutes walk from the station.

Every 15 minutes there is a train connection between Schiphol Airport and Utrecht Central Station.
The train station also has good connections to Amsterdam and Rotterdam Central Stations, and has international connections to Cologne and Frankfurt.

Janskerkhof 12 (CLARIN office)

Janskerkhof 12
3512 BL Utrecht

Exact location via Google Maps

SURF offices

Offices Hoog Overborch (Hoog Catharijne)  
3511 EP Utrecht
Moreelsepark 48  

Exact location via Google Maps

5 minutes walk from the Utrecht Central train station - please be aware that due to construction works the way to get there has slightly changed, check these photo instructions for details

Food and drinks

Coffee breaks and lunch (21 and 22 May) and dinner (21 May) will be provided by CLARIN ERIC.


Participants are expected to arrange and pay their own travel and accommodation.