The ninth annual Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop (GWDAW-9) will take place in the immediate vicinity of Annecy, France from December 15-18 2004.

This is the last bulletin that will be distributed, describing GWDAW-9. Additional information can be found at:


The workshop sessions will last three-and-one-half days, beginning at 09:30 on Wednesday December 15th, and ending at 12:30 on Saturday December 18th. Registration will be open from 08:00 on Wednesday December 15th.


The program may be found at


The workshop will take place at the Fondation Merieux, Les Pensieres
conference center, 55 route d'Annecy in Veyrier du Lac, which is a few
kilometers distant from downtown Annecy.

Lunch will be served at the conference center on Wednesday, Thursday and


There will be a dinner on the evening of Friday December 17th, at 19:30 at
the hotel l'Imperial Palace by the lake in Annecy.
A wine and cheese will be served at the workshop venue during the poster
viewing session on the late afternoon of Thursday, December 16th.


See for instructions on how to reach the conference site by car. Free parking will be available at the conference center.

Coaches will take participants who do not have a car at their disposal to the conference center in the morning, and back in the evening. There will be two coaches from the "Saba" company, displaying GWDAW signs.

On the morning of Wednesday, coach #1 will pick up participants staying at the Holiday Inn or the Comfort Hotel La Mandallaz at 08:00, in the street "avenue du Thiou" on the side of the Holiday Inn (which sits at the corner of the avenue du Rhone and the avenue du Thiou). Coach #1 will then join coach #2 at the coach station located on the South exit of the railway station (close to the taxi station) to pick up participants staying at the Novotel Atria or the Nouvel Hotel. Both coaches will then leave the
station at 08:05. On the mornings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the same plan will apply, but coach #1 will leave the Holiday Inn at 08:20, and coaches #1 and #2 will leave the station at 08:25. In the evening, coaches will leave the conference site at the end of the sessions and both coaches will stop at the station and at the Holiday Inn.
See for a summary of this
information with maps.
Coaches will also take participants to the hotel l'Imperial Palace for the dinner on Friday, and back to the hotels after the dinner.


December in Annecy is usually mildly cold, and can be rainy. See for a current forecast of the weather in Chamonix (1000 m), which is usually similar to the weather in Annecy (500 m), though a few degrees colder.


Internet connections (wired ethernet and wireless 802.11b) will be
available at the conference site. There will be NO public machines
available; if you need a computer or internet access during the workshop,
please bring a laptop with you.


Instructions for speakers and posters can be found at:


Proceedings will be published by Classical and Quantum Gravity. Talks and poster contributions have an equal access to the proceedings. Please note that while presenters are encouraged to contribute to the proceedings, they are not obligated to do so.
See : for additional details.

The registration rate for participants who have chosen to pay on site is 250 euros. The registration fee includes lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the workshop dinner on Friday evening, and a copy of the proceedings.

At the registration desk, we will be able to accept your payment via cash (euros only) or credit card. We are able to bill Visa, MasterCard or EuroCard. If you choose to pay by credit card, we kindly invite you to
complete in advance (electronically, if at all possible, to minimize the risk of errors) the credit card payment form
( so as to be able to hand in the completed and signed form at the registration desk.

Updated 07/12/2004
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