IVOA Interoperability meeting

May 17-21, 2010: Victoria, Canada

Local Organization




Preliminary Meeting Schedule Please note the additional sessions on Wednesday afternoon.

Session Time Room Session Notes
Sunday May 16 2010
  16.00–18.00 Merino IVOA Exec Meeting Exec + WG/IG Chairs
Monday May 17 2010
  08.30–09.00 Spirit Registration  
1 09.00–09.15 Spirit Welcome and Logistics Dr. Jim Hesser, Director, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
David Schade
09.15–09.40 State of the IVOA Fabio Pasian
09.40–10.30 State of the TCG (PDF, PPT) Christophe Arviset
  10.30–11.00 Break
2 11.00–11.30 Spirit Invited Talk: The Virtual Solar Observatory Frank Hill
11.30–12.00 Invited Talk: Heliophysics Virtual Observatories, Registries, Data Model, and Possible IVOA Role: A Largely NASA perspective Aaron Roberts
12.00–12.20 Take-Up and IVOA Science Priorities Dave De Young
12.20–12.30 The ObsTAP Experience David Schade
  12.30–14.00 Lunch
3 14.00–15.30 Spirit Charge to Working Groups Plenary Sessions Agenda
  15.30–16.00 Break
4 16.00–17.30 Spirit Apps 1: Web Applications  
Tuesday May 18 2010
5 09.00–10.30 Spirit Special: Validation and Verification 1  
  10.30–11.00 Break
6 11.00–12.30 Spirit Apps 2: Local Applications  
Merino Theory 1: Demos  
  12.30–14.00 Lunch
7 14.00–15.30 Spirit Registry 1: VOResource extensions  
Merino Special: Topics in Knowledge Discovery in Databases  
  15.30–16.00 Break
8 16.00–17.30 Spirit Apps 3: Outside the Astronomy Box  
Merino DM 1: Observation Data model Core Components  
Wednesday May 19 2010
9 09.00–09.15 Spirit VOFrontrow: Seamless Astronomy Alyssa Goodman
09.15–09.30 VOFrontrow: VO Schools Across Europe (PDF) Mark Allen
09.30–09.45 VOFrontrow: VO India Ajit Kembhavi
09.45–10.00 VOFrontrow: Japanese VO Masatoshi Ohishi
10.00–10.15 VOFrontrow: Canadian VO (PDF) Sιverin Gaudet
10.15–10.30 VOFrontrow: EuroVO-AIDA/WP5 Massimo Ramella
  10.30–11.00 Break
10 11.00–12.30 Spirit DM/DAL: Utypes, Obs/TAP service and TAP/PQL  
Merino VOEvent 1: Requirements from the VOEvent community  
  12.30–14.00 Lunch
  Harbour IVOA Exec Meeting Exec only
11 14.00–15.30 Spirit GWS 1: Current Status  
Merino Theory 2: Sim*, S3 and Future Plans  
  15.30–16.00 Break
12 16.00–17.30 Spirit DM 3: Photometry, Characterisation v2.0, Provenance  
Merino DCP/GWS: Preservation, Linking and Storage Challenges  
  17.30– Harbour IVOA Exec Meeting Exec only
Thursday May 20 2010
13 09.00–10.30 Spirit DAL 1: TAP, SSAP, SIAP  
Merino VOEvent 2: Near term plans / long term vision for the VO time domain  
  10.30–11.00 Break
14 11.00–12.30 Spirit GWS 2: Grid, Cloud and Workflow Experiences  
Merino DM/Theory: Data Model Validation, IVOA Reusable Data Types and Theory-Related Topics  
  12.30–14.00 Lunch
15 14.00–15.30 Spirit Special: Validation and Verification 2  
  15.30–16.00 Break
16 16.00–17.30 Spirit Registry 2: Registry Curation and Usage  
Merino Semantics: General Topics  
Harbour Special: Knowledge Discovery in Databases Interest Group Charter  
  19.00– Terrace Banquet Dinner
Friday May 21 2010
17 09.00–11.00 Spirit WG/IG session summaries Plenary Sessions Agenda
11.00-11.10 Science Input Paolo Padovani
11.10–11.30 Closing Remarks Fabio Pasian

Hotel Booking Information

Banquet Information

Location Notes

Registration and Participants List



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