|Decorated windows (for Dec. 14 and 20) in the Jülich town hall.|
That said, I love being in Germany during Advent and Christmastime, mostly because the stores are closed on Sundays. It’s so much easier to get into the holiday spirit when there is no rushing around to buy presents or groceries on Sundays. Instead, the Sunday I arrived, we lit all four candles on the advent wreath and met with friends and family for coffee, tea and cookies.
|Jülich town hall with each window decorated for a day of Advent.|
|Citadel of Jülich, site of my high school alma mater. (Wikipedia.)|
Coming back from my Christmas break I’m super excited to report that we secured most of our keynotes – I will write more about those once we have the titles and abstracts. The SKY talks are shaping up nicely as well. I know that our TPC members are busy reviewing papers and as always I want to express my sincere gratitude for the work they put into our conference. Thank you so much!
And for the designers out there, you still have enough time to get your submission in. Designer and IP track submission deadline is January 20, just three days before my birthday.
I wish you all a great start into 2015 and I’m very much looking forward to finalizing the DAC program and talking about the details in my upcoming blogs. Prosit Neujahr!