The 12th BioASQ Workshop will be held on 9-12 September 2024, at Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Grenoble, France as part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2024) (IMAG building, campus of Saint-Martin d’Hères). UGA is a leading French public research university located in the city of Grenoble, in southeastern France. With a history dating back to the 12th century, UGA is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in France. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in various fields such as science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, law, and medicine. The university is renowned for its research activities, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships with national and international institutions. UGA is also known for its beautiful campus, which is situated at the foot of the French Alps and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Grenoble, known as the “Capital of the Alps”, lies in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The climate in September ranges between 12°C and 25°C on average.
Grenoble was well known in the 18th and 19th centuries for its glove industry. Because of its location near the Alps, hydropower industry played a significant part in its development in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Grenoble hosted the X Olympic Winter Games in 1968. The city is now a significant European scientific centre, and boasts a large university with an estimated 50,000 students. Grenoble is also well known as a large scientific centre (nanotechnologies, computer science, physics) with more than 20,000 people working in research-related activities (11,800 academics and 7,500 in private research), 3,400 PhD students and interns, 450 patents per year, and 220 public research laboratories.
The city’s railroad is served by the French high speed rail network, with frequent trains to Paris (3h) and Marseille (2h). There are also two main international airports (Lyon Saint Exupéry and Geneva) near the city with frequent airport shuttles (every 30 minutes) to Grenoble’s train and bus station.
Check out this three-minute video about Grenoble on YouTube!