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Dear Colleague,

the Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop is an annual meeting devoted to data analysis for current and future gravitational wave detectors, studies of potential gravitational wave sources, and detector physics.

The 14th Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop will be held in Rome, Italy from Jan 26th to Jan 29th, 2010. Please visit our web pages at http://www.roma1.infn.it/GWDAW14/ to learn more about it.

This year the scientific organizing committee is trying to enhance the worskhop format, with "hot-themes" in every session and time for discussion. The scientific focus of GWDAW-14 will be on strengthening the connection among the gravitational wave data analyses, the astrophysical modelling and the traditional observational astrophysics communities, following the path traced by the previous GWDAW workshops.

In the oral sessions time will be set aside to introduce the posters that will appear in the poster session. A few hours of the workshop will be devoted to the poster session and we anticipate that we will be able to have the posters on display for the entire meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Physics Departement of the University of Rome "Sapienza" (more info on the Location & directions page). Fast internet access will be available at the conference site. For instruction on how to request wireless access please visit the Internet connections page.

We announce also that one day prior to the start of the 14th Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop (GWDAW), a preconference on "Physics of Neutron Stars as Gravitational Wave Sources" will take place where we wish to bring together experts in neutron star modeling and astrophysicists with the gravitational wave community
(http://www.roma1.infn.it/GWDAW14/preconference/).

Rome university is located within walking distance to the main train station (Roma Termini), to the two main underground lines and to the historical centre.

As for the accomodation, the area of the university has plenty of hotels. We have selected a few for you. Please visit the Accomodation page.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Rome!

Fulvio Ricci for the Scientific Organizing Committee
Sergio Frasca for the Local Organizing Committee