Schedule

We will have a small number of introductory talks, but most of the time we will spend in discussion groups. We will meet in room 416B.

Conference Banquet

In the afternoon of February 19, we will do a sightseeing trip to the Souq of Muscat followed by the conference banquet.

Desert Camp

Wahiba Sands
Wahiba Sands
The first two days of the conference we will be on the GUtech campus, the last three days at desert camps in the Sharqiya Sands, first in the 1000 Nights Camp which can be reached in four hours from Muscat, then in the Al Areesh Desert Camp. Transportation will be in 4W drive cars, we encourage adventurous participants to drive one of our rented cars (this will also reduce cost because otherwise we must hire professional drivers), no previous off-road experience is required. Please note that desert nights can be cold, ideally you bring your own sleeping bag.

Mountain Tour

Jebel Shams
Jebel Shams

Participants who would like to stay longer after the workshop are invited to participate in a three-day camping trip to the Al Hajar Mountains west of Muscat. We will drive there directly from Wahiba Sands. On this trip we will drive our own (rented) 4W drive cars, and participants must bring basic camping gear (sleeping bag, iso mat, tent or folding bed, etc.) and warm clothes. Camping gear can also be bought cheaply in Muscat (30-40 OMR total for tent, iso mat and sleeping bag).