Euro-VO DCA SNAP Workshop, Garching, Apr 12-13 2007

A workshop in the context of the IVOA theory interest group, sponsored by the Euro-VO Data Center Alliance project. The workshop will discuss the SNAP protocol and its related data model.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

9:30-10:00 GL, Welcome and introduction to the meeting

10:15 - 10:30 GL, the case for spatial simulations only in SNAP

10:00 - 10:15 HW, the case for generic N-dimensional simulated datasets in SNAP

10:30 - 11:15 GL, Simulation data modeling: analysis of the domain

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00 GL, Simulation data modeling: the logical model for SNAP

12:00 - 12:30 Discussion

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 CG, Introduction to SNAP

14:30 - 15:00 CG, Simulation Selection and Units

15:00 - 15:45 CG + UB , Subset Selection(PI2S2 project)

15:45 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 CG, The SNAP request

17:00 - 18:30 Round Table Discussion

20:00 Dinner in Munich, Weisses Brauhaus, first floor, reservation under name Lemson.

Friday, April 13, 2007

9:30 - 10:30 GL, Use of SNAP Data Model: discovery, query, serialisation

10:30 - 11:15 GL, Requirements on other IVOA data models: characterisation, quantity and sematics/ontology

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00 CG, SNAP Result, XML and Binary Files

12:00 - 12:30 Discussion

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 CG, SNAP Data Staging and retrieving

14:00 - 14:30 CG, File Formats and Standards

14:30 - 15:00 GL, SNAP Registration

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 - 15:45 GL, Path forward, Plan for the Interoperability Meeting, Volunteers

15:45 - 16:45 Round Table

16:45 - 17:00 Closing Remarks


The following documents will be discussed during the meeting. They are still in draft form, but should be finalised for discussion at least two weeks before the meeting.


name countrySorted ascending
Igor Chilingarian France
Franck Le Petit France
Mireille Louys France
Herve Wozniak France
Sebastien Derriere France
Jaiwon Kim Germany
Gerard Lemson Germany
Claudio Gheller Italy
Patrizia Manzato Italy
Ugo Becciani Italy
Miguel Cervino Spain
Norman Gray UK

Visitor Information

The meeting is held at the Max-Planck Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, in Garching near Munich, Germany. The following link gives information how to get to the MPE and other useful details.


A block reservation has been made in

Hotel "Hoyacker Hof"
Freisinger Landstr. 9a
85748 Garching
Tel.: 089/3269900
Fax : 089/3207243
Single room per night: 72,00
Double room per night: 98,00

If you are interested in using this, or if you have any other practical questions, please contact

Birgit Boller
Phone: +49-89-30 000-3403
Fax: +49-89-30 000-3404


Title/link Author
Introduction Gerard Lemson
SNAP data model Gerard Lemson
Galactic use cases Herve Wozniak
Snap_Garching07.ppt Claudio Gheller
TVO-Selection.ppt Ugo Becciani

Minutes and roadmap

Minutes provided by Herve Wozniak available here.

Additions to minutes by Mireille Louys here


Topic revision: r21 - 2007-12-11 - GerardLemson
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