Registration, Pricing and Policy

A limited number of 36 places (24+12) is available, first arrived is first served. The first 24 have access to all lab sessions (12 hours), the additional 12 have access only to ≈1/2 labs at a reduced price. The “fewer labs” option is intended for late arrivals as an alternative to waiting until next year, rather than being chosen at will, and there is no “no labs” option proposed. However, if you have a good reason to go for “fewer labs” or “no labs,” please ask.

Maximum 4 participants from the same Institution (see below).

Registrations start at the beginning of February. There is no online registration, everything is managed by email, contact us at frequency-time-seminar [at]

Some restrictions apply to some Countries and to local participants, as explained under “Policy” later in this page.

Prices include classes, labs, visits, learning material, lunches, coffee breaks, events, and social dinner. Travel, accommodation etc. are at your charge.

Rate type Early bird (5) Full rate Applies to
to April 25, 2023 April 26 on
Regular (1) 1350 euro 1450 euro For-profit business
Academic (2) 900 euro 1000 euro Nonprofit: Universities, Gov/Int'l Labs, etc.
Student (3) 500 euro 600 euro Full-time PhD/MS students, retired, hobbyists
Local folks (4) free free Students and colleagues of our Campus in Besançon

(1) For-profit business

This is the regular price for anybody, unless he/she falls in the categories described below.

Entreprises françaises et OPCO (formerly OPCA)

Si intéressé par le cadre OPCO, nous contacter pour les frais de dossier.

(2) Non-profit business

Full time employee in a nonprofit enterprises, which are typically accredited universities, gov labs, and international labs. Post-doctoral fellows fall in this category, even in the case their statute is defined as “student” by the hosting institution. It is mandatory that email and invoice address refer to the institution.

(3) PhD / MS Students, Retired, and Hobbyists

Full time PhD or MS student in accredited university or Gov/Int'l Lab. It is mandatory that email and invoice address refer to the institution.

Hobbyists and retired are welcome. Student rate applies but, because these persons do not fall in our priorities, registration and access to labs are subject to availability after others are served. The invoice is not intended for business use or tax reduction.

(4) Local Participants / Participants locaux

PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, engineers and researchers from our the Campus in Besançon, you are welcome.
• Participation is free of charge
• Only lectures and coffee breaks are accessible, no labs and no social events
• Registration is mandatory

If you want some labs at any cost

Helping the preparation of the lab sessions is the one and only option. Indeed, this experience is probably more valuable than just attending the lab sessions as the regular participants do. Each case is considered separately, depending on profile, interests and motivations.

(5) Early birds

Experience shows that all the available places are taken well before the early bird deadline. If the training is important for you, let deadlines aside and register as soon as you can.

Number of Participants, and Lab Sessions

The number of participants is limited by the capacity of the labs

  • First group, 24 seats with full labs (tentatively 12 H)
  • Second group, 12 seats with reduced labs (tentatively 5-6 H)
  • First arrived, first served

In practice, we open seats 24-36 only when seats 1-24 are full. Should a participant of the 1st group cancel, another from the 2nd group is offered to upgrade. Should you have a good reason to register in the second group even if the first group is not full, please contact us and explain. Generally, there is no “no labs option,” but we may consider providing it to some additional participants upon request for very specific reasons.

Several Participants from the Same Company or Lab

A reduced rate of 100 E applies from 2nd to 4th, only for business/academic rate, early bird registration. There is no discounted rate for students, and no discount after the early-birds deadline. We accept maximum 4 participants per year from the same Company or Lab. Better scheduling 2-3 per year instead of sending 4 at once.

Country-Specific Rules

People from some Countries — the list is quite small — may not be allowed to attend the EFTS. This restriction is in force if one or more of the following items relate to the banned Country: (i) citizenship, (ii) residence, (iii) working site, (iv) Company/Lab headquarters, (v) origin of the payment. Applicants may be asked to declare all their citizenships and affiliations. Providing incomplete or incorrect information may result in denial of registration, in cancellation of existing registration, and any other applicable consequence.

Data Stored in our Archive

All your data [name, affiliations, business email, private email (optional), phone number (optional), etc.] are stored in the EFTS archive, accessible to a tiny number of people at the heart of the organization. Actually, only the Chairman and 2-3 coworkers have access, all of them permanent employees of government university or lab.

Data Shared with the European Frequency and Time Forum

We need to share your name, affiliation and email with the EFTF. Let's explain why. The European Frequency and Time Forum is a nonprofit annual conference on the same domain – the difference between a conference and a training seminar should be obvious. The Permanent Secretariat is at the SFMC (nonprofit Company), hosted by the Observatory of Besançon, in the same campus just across the road. We work in tight collaboration, and we share the database of addresses for newsletters, and the burden to maintain it.

Data Shared with Instructors and with other Participants

Getting in touch with new colleagues and friends is an important part of the seminar. For this reason, name, affiliation, email, and phone number (optional) are shared with all participants and instructors of the current year. Nobody is allowed to further share your data without your permission, not even inside one's own university/lab or company.

Private Email and Phone

We encourage you to communicate your private email too, so that we can keep in touch even if you change affiliation. For the same reason, please consider giving your private email also to the new colleagues you met at the EFTS.

Lectures and labs are at SUPMICROTECH (formerly ENSMM), a French Gov university. Virtually all rooms are accessible as ruled by law. Some lab sessions and visits may bring specific, inevitable difficulties. Please tell us about yourself, we will do our best.

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