Splinter Meeting E-Science

E-Science, E-Infrastructures, and Virtual Observatory (Machines of Discovery)

Time: Tuesday September 19, 14:00-16:30 and Thursday September 21, 14:00-16:30

Room: SR17

Organizers: Enke, Polsterer, Wambsgans

Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics is increasingly dependent on the public availability and accessibility of astronomical data sets. The huge and growing amounts of data produced by large area photometric and spectroscopic surveys, data intensive instruments like LOFAR, high resolution simulations, and many other facilities pose new challenges to both information technology and data processing algorithms. The new generation of dedicated survey telescopes like LSST aim for unveiling the variable sky. Astronomers will need new methods and techniques to make use of these data-intense projects.

Application of machine learning, computational statistics or neural networks gain importance and provide a promising ansatz and results for astrophysical problems and data mining. Software development for astronomical machinery, for instrument data pipelines and analysis of data call for new approaches.

The questions of data infrastructure in astronomy and standardised access are addressed by the Virtual Observatory (VO) and several Grid and Cloud Computing projects. Together these approaches aim at providing suitable tools and research environments aiding scientists in essentially all fields of astronomy. Data management, data access, and data publication are considered key aspects.

We invite you to share your experiences and ideas, learn from successful applications, and discuss problems, obstacles and challenges in the field.


14:00-16:30 Session 1: Tuesday September 19 (HS2)

14:00  Kai Polsterer:
Reproducibility in Era of Data Driven Science

14:20  Jochen Klar:
5 years of Daiquiri - Lessons learned and further developments

14:40  Klaus Dolag:
A web portal for hydrodynamical, cosmological simulations

15:00  Markus Demleitner:
Publishing Solar System Data using EPN-TAP and DaCHS

15:20  Ole Streicher:
Licensing of Open Source projects

15:40  Christian Dersch:
Fedora Astronomy - Integration of astronomical software into a Linux distribution

16:00  Antonio D'Isanto:
Probabilistic photometric redshift derivation from multi-band imaging data

16:25  Poster-Intro Milan Spasovic:
A study of photometric errors on two different photographic plate scans

14:00-16:30 Session 2: Thursday September 21 (SR17)

14:00  Authors of the Whitepaper, RDS-Members, NN:
Discussion: Denkschrift and Whitepaper: Role of EScience in the next Decade

Related contributions

PresentationTitleType PDF
HacksteinThe Bochum Galactic Disk SurveyPoster PDF
SpasovicA study of photometric errors on two different photographic plate scansPoster PDF

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