Purpose and goals
The ASTERICS project
is organising the European Data Provider Forum and Training Event
Zentrum für Astronomie at Heidelberg University, Germany.
This workshop will gather researchers and technicians on the topic of
on-line publishing of astronomical data and services. It will offer
an opportunity to identify common challenges and problems, to exchange
solutions, and to share perspectives.
(Astronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster)
is an EU Horizon 2020 project that targets the common challenges
shared by several astronomy
ESFRI (European Strategy
Forum for Research Infrastructures) facilities,
This workshop is part of
ASTERICS work package 4 DADI
(Data Access, Discovery and
aiming to support broad accessibility and effective archiving in data
centres based on the Virtual Observatory framework.
Call for contributions
We invite contributions from the full range of astronomy data publishers
including big institutions with large managed archives, medium and small
institutions, and also data producing projects.
Part of the workshop will be dedicated to ESFRI projects participating
in the ASTERICS WP4 project, together with associate partners ESA and ESO.
The fields in which we would like to see a lively exchange include:
- current challenges in data publication
- publication tools, libraries, and techniques
- developments to facilitate data exploitation by astronomers
- use and adoption of Virtual Observatory standards.
While we are open regarding the format and extent of your contribution,
we suggest aiming for oral contributions of 15 minutes each where
Please send in your contribution,
i. e., the title together with a short abstract,
Back to back to the event, we will hold a
workshop on data publication
tools on June 17.
Participants considering the use of
VO publishing toolkits
(experts in several of these
are going to be present)
are requested to note their interest with a brief description of the data
they want to publish with the
or by e-mail
Neither the European Data Provider Forum nor the accompanying workshop
on data publication impose a
fee. Limited travel support is
available, in particular for smaller data publishers. For details, please
contact Markus Nullmeier (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Scientific and technical organising committee
Mark Allen, CDS, Strasbourg, France
Catherine Boisson, OBSPM, Paris, France
Eric Chassande-Mottin, CNRS-APC, Paris, France
Paschal Coyle, CPPM, Marseille, France
Markus Demleitner, GAVO, Heidelberg, Germany
Marco Molinaro, INAF-OATs, Trieste, Italy
Keith Noddle, WFAU, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Enrique Solano, CAB(INTA-CSIC) SVO, Madrid, Spain
Joachim Wambsganß, GAVO, Heidelberg, Germany
Michael Wise, ASTRON, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
Local organising committee
- Markus Nullmeier
- Hendrik Heinl
Please register on-line
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