The 2nd WECANet Annual Assembly from 28-29 November 2019 in Porto, Portugal

The Book of Abstracts is online and can be downloaded here.

The 2nd WECANet Annual Assembly took place at the University of Porto on 28-29 November 2019.

Prof. Francisco Taveira Pinto of 'Faculdade De Engenharia Da Universidade Do Porto (FEUP) was the local organizer and

Dr. Matt Folley was the Chair of this Assembly.

Each participant was expected to submit an abstract; the abstract should present and explain your perspective on the Working Group Topic that you have selected. This perspective should be focused towards identifying future activities that you and others may develop within and outside of the WECANet programme. The submitted abstracts will give WECANet an overview of how all participants of this year’s Assembly will contribute to the working group workshops and discussions. The abstracts were not followed by submission of full papers or presentations, but were published in the electronic Book of Abstracts of the Assembly.

STSM grantees and STSM hosts shortly presented the completed (in GP1) and planned (in GP2) STSMs during the Assembly.

Upon abstract acceptance and after the Assembly, participants received reimbursement of travel, accommodation and subsistence costs as defined by the COST rules and the WECANet budget plan for Grant Period 2 (GP2). Check 'Join WECANet and COST rules' here

On 27 November 2019, the day before the WECANet Annual Assembly starts, a short course on 'Numerical coupling methodologies' was organised at Porto. The average reimbursement per trainee (10 trainees) was 200 EUR.


Programme of WECANet Assembly:


Day 1 of WECANet Assembly, Thursday, 28th of November

08:30 - 09:00    Arrival and registrations

09:00 - 10:00    Introduction  (Welcome by Chair of Assembly and Local organisers, and 1st part of STSM oral presentations)

10:00 - 10:15    Coffee break

10:15 - 12:45    WG2 meetings

12:45 - 13:15    Lunch and coffee break

13:15 - 15:45    WG4 meetings

15:45 - 16:00    Coffee break

16:00 - 18:30    Management Committee meeting (for MC members)

19:30                Social dinner activity in the city of Porto (Name of the restaurant: Casa da Música |
                         Address: Avenida da Boavista - 604/ 610, 4050-104 Porto | Google Maps


Day 2 of WECANet Assembly, Friday, 29th of November

09:00 - 12:00    WG1 meetings

12:00 - 12:30    Lunch and coffee break

12:30 - 15:30    WG3 meetings

15:30 - 15:45    Coffee break

15:45 - 17:30    Joint closing session bringing all WGs together (2nd part of STSM oral presentations, joint discussion, feedback)

17:30 - 18:00    Laboratory visit

18:00 - 19:00    Core Group meeting

The photo album can be accessed here:

Participants of the 2nd WECANet Annual Assembly organised on 28-29 November 2019 in Porto, Portugal.