IVOA Executive Committee Meeting (TM112)

Sunday, 7 May 2023 @ 14:00 UTC




  1. Roll call and agenda
    • Regrets:
  2. Review and Approval of TM111 Minutes (PDF)
  3. Review of Exec actions for TM112 (PDF)
  4. Approval of new IVOA Recommendation(s) [Standing Item]
    • MIVOT 1.0
  5. Overall TCG status and relevant items for the upcoming Interop
  6. Overall CSP status and relevant items for the upcoming Interop
  7. IVOA-IAU Liaison Group
  8. Renewal of terms for WG / IGs - review of potential candidates (see table, below)
  9. Project reports [Significant Events Only]
REST of the meeting will probably be tackled during Wednesday's Exec meeting (see TM113)
  1. IVOA website
  2. Future Interop meetings: Northern Fall 2023: Tucson
  3. Date of the next Exec meeting
  4. AOB
  5. Review of new actions

Reports from the Projects




We are currently looking at ways to link better with the various astronomy data centres in Australia, as there are several groups that are not connected to the ASVO (e.g. gravitational waves, theory/simulations, SKA regional centre).

At this stage we will be forming a Astronomy Data Coordination Group, which will link with the ASVO. The goal is to broaden the reach of the VO to these other communities, and encourage their uptake of the various standards and processes.

Node updates


  • Major hardware refresh including virtualisation of much of our processing layer
  • Minor enhancements of the web interface
  • Minor enhancements of the VO services e.g. distance in SIA2 cone search results
  • Expanded the DOI metadata shared with DataCite when minting DOIs
  • Publishing RACS and WALLABY project source catalogues in catalog HiPS format for interactive exploration
  • Implementation of new cutout service with SIA1
Data Central
  • Redesign of backend data ingestion infrastructure, with greater use of VO protocols
  • Implementation of new TAP service at https://datacentral.org.au/vo/tap (still to be registered)
  • New datasets, including several from MWA (GLEAM-X and LoBES)
  • Developing DOI minting infrastructure






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- IVOA Roles - TCG Chair - J Evans, KDD Chair - R D'Abrusco, TDIG V Chair - Mark CD

- Pursuing FAIR standards for CfA data - recent meeting with SMA & NRAO to exchange information on formats and standards; working to map Obscore keywords to SMA Radio data; Also Obscore review and use in Chandra - performed inventory and reviewed if a high energy extension are needed

- Work on Science Platform IR&D project using Rubin Science Platform application for CfA use - Instatiated the Platform at CfA - coordinating with RSP lead on topics to discuss/resolve before conclusions are made.

- Populating DOIs in Chandra Source Catalog 2.1 production run and migrating previous catalog products (CSC 2.0) to current DOI format

- Contribute to IVOA DM pursuits: MIVOT 1.0, Spectrum DM RFE, moving forward on Dataset and Transform which will lead when completed to a data cube model. Data Cube model will support 1,2,3 dimensional data including the event list used by photon counting high energy projects (e.g., Chandra).

- Initiated HIPs project to automatically produce HIPs for Standard Processing at TBD cadence; thinkng about HIPS for the Chandra Source Catalog next.

- All Chairs/V Chairs to TCG & IGs contributed to Interop planning and presentations



Report from the TCG

Report from the CSP

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