this e-mail contains some information regarding this year's SATToSE to be
held in June 7th - 9th in Madrid. This year SATToSE will be a 1+3+1 days
event, as we will co-locate a training event to SATToSE the day before
(June 6th) and do a cultural/hiking/foodie visit the day after (June 10th).
The tentative schedule is as follows:
June 6th (T): co-located PhD training day by the SENECA project. Those
who register for SATToSE will have the possibility to attend that event for
free. The training is oriented to PhD students and its main topics are
"writing up pand moving on" and "commercializing research", and will
renowned inivited speakers from all around Europe! We will do the training
in the Bitergia offices or in the Campus de Fuenlabrada of our university.
As both are relatively away from the city center, we will meet in the
SATToSE venue in the city center (see below) in the morning and go from
there together (probably on a bus). We will be back in town around 19:00
and there will be a small, social event that night.
June 7th - 9th (W-F): SATToSE in the URJC building in Plaza Manuel
Becerra  (in the city center). We will have keynotes, a tutorial, a
hackathon, a city tour, a pizza evening, a (typical Spanish) conference
dinner, and, of course, your precious talks where you can present your
research. Have a look at the CfP !
June 10th (S): Whoever stays in Madrid and wants to join, we will go to
El Escorial , 50 km NE of Madrid, in the mountains. The plan includes a
cultural visit to the Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), some hiking,
and finally eating in a nice, well-known restaurant . Family and
partners are welcome... I will take my whole family with me! (You will have
the possibility to opt-in for this in the SATToSE registration; it will be
around 35 euro/pax, including transportation, visit and lunch).
Actions you can do at this time:
1. Spread the word! Haider et al. have created a fanstatic poster 
and flyer !
2. Think about submitting something to SATToSE (you and your PhD
students), and once you've thought about it, submit your research before
the deadline (April 14th!)! You will benefit from letting others know what
you are working on, and from feedback by 40+ attendants.
3. Book your flights to be in Madrid during those days. And book, as
well, accomodation. Manuel Becerra is well connected by underground, so
anything in the city center will do. Ask me if you need advice. See  for
4. No news about the boss! By now, just Guns n' Roses, the Cranberries
and Foreigner are planning to give concerts during those days in Madrid.
5. Smile! In the mean, we have three rainy days in Madrid in June --
so, with a 5-day program, the chances of having at least some beautiful
weather are very high -- and geeky fun is likely to be weather independent
I will send more updates as dates come closer. Looking forward to see you
in Madrid in June!
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos