San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The 24th annual conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS, www.adass2014.org) will take place in Calgary and is a forum for scientists, developers and programmers working in areas related to algorithms, software and systems for the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data.
Themes for ADASS XXIV are:
- Big Data Challenges
- Large surveys
- Web services and APIs
- How we code today / Data Analysis / Pipelines
- Meta-data management
- (2D & 3D) Visualization for astronomy
- File formats for astronomical data
The ADASS XXIV program will include invited talks, contributed papers, display sessions, tutorials, computer demonstrations, and special interest ("Birds of a Feather" or BoF) meetings. We are kicking-off the meeting with a Welcome Reception on Saturday night (Oct. 4) and talks commence Sunday (Oct. 5). The Banquet Dinner will be held on Tuesday evening (Oct. 7) and the program concludes on Thursday (Oct. 9) with a workshop on Cloud technology solutions and Openstack - the open source cloud computing platform. These activities aim to encourage communication between software specialists and scientists, and to stimulate further development of software and systems to meet the data science challenges of astronomy.
The two types of Demos for this conference are Focus and Booth. A Focus Demo is a special 30 minute presentation that is scheduled during one of the poster sessions. The presenter gets 30 minutes to demonstrate a software product or system using either the conference computer (for web-based tools or services) or his/her own laptop. A Demo Booth is space on the lobby floor for the entire conference that includes a table, a poster display board, and a wireless internet connection. Participants with a demo booth must bring their own computers and monitors.
Abstracts for oral presentations, posters and Demos can be submitted at www.adass2014.org The deadline for submission of oral presentation abstracts is 13 July 2014. The deadline for submission of poster and Demo abstracts is 22 August, 2014.
The Westin Calgary is hosting our event and offering a discounted room rate for Summit attendees until Sept. 3, 2014. To continue to support ADASS and to help us meet our requirements, we encourage you to book your stay at the Westin Calgary. Please access our StarGroups website to reserve your room today:
Calgary is Canada's 4th largest metropolitan centre located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. The University of Calgary is a major Canadian centre for radio astronomy in Canada and has close association with the National Research Council of Canada's Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton. Calgary is a focus for Canadian participation in the Square Kilometre Array project, and development of cyberinfrastructure for data intensive radio astronomy en route to the SKA.
When & Where
ADASS XXIV LOC
Russ Taylor, University of Calgary
Jeroen Still, University of Calgary
David Bohlender, National Research Council Canada
Daniel Durand, National Research Council Canada
Denis Leahy, University of Calgary
Erik Rosolowsky, University of Alberta
Byron Chu, Cybera Inc.