9th NAMIS school 2015 in Montreal

Introduction/ Important Information / Tasks for Attendees / Practical Information / Links

NAMIS International Summer School 2015

“Nano and Micro Systems”

29th June – July 3rd,  2015  Polytechnique de Montreal, Montréal,  Canada

Organized and supported  by:

Polytechnique de Montréal, CNRS and CIRMM/IIS-University of Tokyo

Other sponsors



Pôle Recherche Innovation
Matériaux avancés

Regroupement Stratégique des Microsystèmes du Québec (ReSMIQ)

CMS Microsystems

Core-To-Core program of JSPS


Dear NAMIS members,

Following the 8th NAMIS school held  in 2014 in Hsinchu (Taiwan), It is our great pleasure  to invite you to the 9th NAMIS school that will take place for the first time in Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. We look forward to meeting PhD students, Post-docs, Young researchers and lecturers of NAMIS network from all around the world..

Some twenty high level lectures as well as laboratory works are being prepared.

Except transportation cost from your home country to the school, hotel, lunches and some  dinnerswill be provided to students during the school. This may be summarized as follows:

  1. Airfare+ travel expenses between athe airport  and the school location will be paid by the home laboratory of the attendees.
  2. Accommodation in campus will be offered from sunday June the 28th evening (check-in) to Saturday, July the 4th in the morning (check-out).
  3. Lunches will be provided free of charge from Monday June the 29th to Friday July the 3rd.  Dinners will be provided for free by NAMIS school Monday and Wednesday. Other dinners will be on your on expenses.
  4. Polytechnique de Montréal will be responsible for lectures, practical works and visits.

Lecturers will be provided the same meals as participants but they will have to pay for their accommodation.

We recommend to future participants of  the 9th NAMIS summer school 2015 to read carefully the following information.

Important information for all attendees

School period

From Monday June the 29th to Friday evening July the 3 rd, 2015.
Accommodation provided from June the 28th in the evening (Check-in)-July the 4th morning (check-out).

Namis school 2015 Program

Booklet (Pdf) with:
- Campus map
-Program overview
-Lectures abstracts and lecturers biographies
-List of posters
-lab work information
- contact and WiiFi connection information

Remark: During the social event time slot and in the evenings without  dinners organized by the NAMIS school, attendees will be able to enjoy the international jazz festival of Montreal . More info here.

NAMIS school 2015 Registration

Registration of participants to the NAMIS school 2015 is closed. Late registrations might be accepted under very special conditions. A certificate of attendance will be provided to participants attending all school.activities .In case you have special requirement for this certificate, please let us know by sending an e-mail to Mrs Noriko Fujioka (noriko-f[a]iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp).


NAMIS school will be held in the campus of Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. More precisely, Lectures will take place in Amphitheatre du Pavillon J.-A Bombardier, room 1035 (Building N°4  on http://www.polymtl.ca/rensgen/en/coordonnees/campus.php

Access information.

Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport Montreal To/from city center and campus

Bus 747 is available every day, 24hours a day, from the airport and Montreal bus station (subway Berri-UQAM).. Bus ride is 45-60 min long according to traffic.
Cost is 10 canadian $.

Getting around in Montreal city

Montreal subway map: (map)

Note for the lecturers

As in previous NAMIS schools, we expect the lecturers to provide files of their lecture slides.

Lectures should be designed for attendees having variable background and expertise in the field of Nano and Microsystems.

An ftp site will be available soon for uploading the lectures before the school. We highly recommend to do so in order to be able to print them for students.

After the school all lecture slideswill be uploaded on a login and password protected page of the NAMIS website (http://namis.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp). Login and password will be provided to school attendees as well as to main contact person of all NAMIS partners. Login and password will also be provided to other NAMIS members on request (contact NAMIS network coordinator e-mail : alain.bosseboeuf[a]u-psud.fr).


All attendees are requested as soon as possible to check with their Canadian  local embassy or consulate the visa requirements for their nationality and do the requested formalities. An official invitation letter and an accommodation booking certificate will be sent to registered students and lecturers who need them..

Take care that if your fligh is making a stop to USA you will need a Travel Authorization. This can be otained at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Mandatory tasks for NAMIS school attendees

Before the school, all attendees (except lecturers) are requested to prepare a poster (A0 size 118.9 cmx84.1 cm portrait shape) on their research work as well as a  2min flash presentation. For the 2 minutes presentation, please prepare 2slides in lanscape shape with the followng size in Powerpoint: Width: 25.4 cm Height:19.05 cm and convert it in Pdf format.  These slides should include information about the attendee and a summary of its poster.

You will have to upload the files of your poster and of your flash presentation befote the school. For this you should have received an invitation from Alfresco Polytechnique Montréal for NAMIS school. You must click on the link to accept this invitation. Afterwards, you can use the following link  to directly access the Document Library of the NAMIS school: https://share.polymtl.ca/share/page/site/namis/documentlibrary
Below is a link describing how to use Alfresco for simple tasks: https://share.polymtl.ca/share/page/site/namis/document-details?nodeRef=workspace://SpacesStore/f1b62a65-3a54-419b-9d0c-3be25dc8ec97

The attendees must bring at the NAMIS school a printed version of their poster (A0 format portrait shape).

Awards will be delivered to the best posters.

Practical information

This will be a summer school with frienly atmosphere, so casual wear is appropriate. (Suit and ties are not requested).


Chairrman : Prof. Yves Alain PETER  yves-alain.peter[a]polymtl.ca   (Polytechnique de Montreal)

NAMIS network: Alain BOSSEBOEUF alain.bosseboeuf[a]u-psud.fr (IEF/CNRS-Univ. Paris Sud  & CIRMM/CNRS-Univ; Tokyo)

General information:

Mrs Noriko FUJIOKA  noriko-f[a]iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp (CIRMM/CNRS-Univ; Tokyo)

Mrs Adèle EL-MURR adele.el-murr[a]polymtl.ca  (Polytechnique de Montreal)

Lunches: Mrs Hala Ghali HALA.ghlai[a]polymtl.ca   (Polytechnique de Montreal)

Accommodation during the school

Polytechnique de Montréal will be in charge of the accomodation expenses for attendees  Make sure you return the keys!!. For arrival before June the 28th and/or departures after Juy the 4th, attendees will have to book and pay extra accommodation by themselves. In other words, NAMIS school will not cover your accommodation before June the 29th and after July the 4th.

Accomodation of attendees wiil in in studioshotel (www.studioshotel.ca). 15 doubles rooms with twin beds (FLEXO) and 20 single room (SOLO) have been booked. Double rooms will have to be shared. Please tell us if you wish a single room in the registration form.

Information on available services and ammnenities in accomodation place can be found in http://www.studioshotel.ca/commodites.php?lang=en&d=h

For additionnal nights at your own expenses contact the hotel.

For lecturers:

8 more luxury rooms have been prebooked by Polytechnique de Montreal in StudiosHotel (http://www.studioshotel.ca/reservation.php) for lecturers. Lecturers will have to pay for their room.Price should be from 82 CND$ to 110 CND $/night (to be confirmed).
reservation can be done at https://www.studioshotel.ca/reservation.php?lang=en&d=h by selecting as the event  NAMIS2015.

Other recommended hotels:
(Booking should preferably made before May the 25th)

In city center:

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa: (http://fr.lenouvelhotel.com/)

134 Can$/Night+tax,
14 Can $ +tax for for all you can eat american breakfast
6 can $ +tax for luggage service,
15 can$/24h or 10 can$/10h for car park
access to gym center and business center 24h/7 days

Ruby Foo’s Hotel (https://www.hotelrubyfoos.com/)

135 Can$/Night+tax, single or double occupancy, breakfast not included
Free car park
access to gym center and business center
High speed internet, tea and coffe in rooms

Near Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal

Quality Hotel Midtown (http://www.qualityinn.com/fr/hotel-montreal-canada-CN500)

94 to 188 can$+tax/night according to room type
Breakfast and car park included
Internet access
Access Swimming pool and Sauna

Terrasse Royal Hotel (http://www.terrasse-royale.com/)

119 can$+tax/night single or double occupancy, breakfast included
Breakfast and car park included
High speed Internet access

Accomodation before june the 29th and after july the 4th

For arrivals before June the 29th and departures after the July 4 th, attendees will have to book and pay extra accommodation by themselves. Some useful websites for hotel booking are provided beneath and a list of hotels in Montréal can be found above.




Meals during the school

All lunches  will be offered to attendees and lecturers. Dinners of Monday and Wednesday will also be offered.Lunches will be in Studio Hotel, Coffe breaks wiil be in atrium near conference room.

internet access during the school

Participants from institutions affiliated to Eduoram will have acces to internet through eduoram.
Other participants will have a temporary access (login and password)

Accompanying persons

Accommodation and meals of accompanying persons will not be taken in charge by the NAMIS school.

Travel assistance

For more information on transportation or hotels please contact adele.el-murr[a]polymtl.ca.

Travel and sightseeing in  Montréal and Québec province

Tourist information:

Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport!  http://www.admtl.com/en

Montréal Metro map (map)

Various maps of transportations in Montreal are available at : info

Hotels in city center and near Campus

See above recommended hotels.otherwise consult:

http://www.booking.comhttp://www.tripadvisor.com or http://www.agoda.com


Volatge: 110 V, Plug: USA like. Bring a plug adapter if necessary.

Useful links

Polytechnique de Montréal:  http://www.polymtl.ca/

Note: Information on the 9th NAMIS school in Montréal will be updated when new information will be available, please consult regularly this page.