Next Progress Meeting, 21-22 May 2019

The next progress meeting of BiRD will be held at CNAM, in La Plaine St Denis (FR), 21st May  (9 am – 5 pm) to 22nd May  (9 am – 12 am). Please, save the date in your agenda. If you plan to attend the meeting and have not registered yet, please contact us by email.

Following topics will be discussed :
– Progress on BRDF recommandations
– BRDF data file format proposal
– Measurement of Gloss
– Measurement of Sparkle
Details will be also given about BxDiff, our new project on BTDF & BSSRDF measurement and modelling, multiscale traceability, speckle and polarisation issues on BRDF. We will also have a breakout session to get your feedback, needs and remarks. And of course, coffee breaks and evening diner in Paris, to discuss in a non formal situation.

Date :
21st May (9 am – 5 pm),  22nd May  (9 am – 12 am)

Location :
61 rue du Landy
La Plaine St Denis, France (see

How to get to CNAM

Map Metro Paris


Venue :
Take train RER B North (blue line) and stop at “La Plaine – Stade de France”. Caution, you have to buy a special Ticket (zone 1-2). Once there, it’s about 5 mn walk. Follow the map between the RER station and CNAM (see document attached).

Hotel :
Recommanded nearby Metro Stop “Gare du Nord” (8 mn), “Chatelet – Les Halles” (11 mn) or “Saint Michel Notre Dame” (13 mn).

Try to arrive at CDG Airport (north of Paris).
To go to Paris, 2 options :
“Paris by train” : 10€, 35mn. Buy a ticket at the airport. The connecting train CDG-Paris is the RER B, so it stops at “La Plaine Stade de France”  which is useful is you fly back in the afternoon.
Taxi : 55€, 25mn (according to traffic)

Train :
Thalys and Eurostar arrive in Gare du Nord. Then it’s 8 mn with RER B to get to “La Plaine – Stade de France