09 October 2019


The 29th annual ADASS conference is being held at MartiniPlaza Conference Center, Groningen, the Netherlands, from October 6th to 10th, 2019. The conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data. An important element of the program is to foster communication between developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems. The program consists of invited talks, contributed oral and display papers, tutorials, user group meetings and special interest group meetings (called BOFs). H2020-ESCAPE cluster members ASTRON , JIVE and University of Groningen are amongst the organizers of this conference. In addition, many ESCAPE consortium members are amongst the participants of this conference.


Wednesday, October 9 at 5:35 p. m. : “ Birds of a Feather Discussion (B8) Giuliano Taffoni (INAF - OATs)”

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions at ADASS are an opportunity for informal, free-flowing discussions among groups of attendees with a common interest. ESCAPE member Giuliano Taffoni will be discussing Science platforms: towards data science under the BOF session B8.

Title: Science platforms: towards data science.

Co-authors: G. Lemson, Z. Meyer, M.Molinaro, D. Morris, A. Schaaff

A Science Platform is a web based environment providing advanced functionality to analyze and process large and complex datasets close to the data. Science platforms allow users to bring their own customized processing to the data and facilitate sharing of results and workflows with other researchers or projects. Building such a platform poses substantial technological challenges in the identification and staging of existing data collections for analysis; in the identification and application of software tools and packages for data processing and bringing custom workflows to the platform; in taking advantage of the underlying HPC and HTC computing infrastructure to execute those workflows; and finally in the interoperability of different platforms, allowing tools to be shared between them transparently.

Are we ready to develop and use such astronomical science platforms? Which are the projects or experiments that my benefit from them? What platforms are already available for astronomers?

This BoF session will examine the state of the art and future perspectives involving data centers, computing centers or astrophysical projects.


Friday at 11h-12h30 at the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) meeting.

The IVOA, the organisation that debates and agrees the technical standards that are needed to make the Virtual Observatory possible, organized its Meeting attached with ADASS conference. Members of ESCAPE will propose a radioastronomy session in the IVOA meeting with participation from several infrastructures, SKA, JIVE, LOFAR, ASTRON.


Follow the discussions on Twitter: #ADASS2019, #ivoa19nl  and on @ESCAPE_EU !