IVOA Executive Committee Meeting (TM102)

When: December 15, 2021
Time: 2pm (UTC)


Topic: IVOA Exec TM102

Time: Dec 15, 2021 02:00 PM Universal Time UTC

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*Agenda TM102

  1. Roll Call and Agenda
  2. Minutes of TM101
  3. Review of Exec ACTIONS_for_TM102.pdf
  4. Project Reports [Significant Events Only]
  5. Overall TCG Status
  6. Approval of new IVOA Recommendation(s) [Standing Item]
  7. Future Interop meetings: Northern Spring meeting
  8. CSP Status
    • CSP vice chair
  9. Developing a strategy for engagement with the IAU (BB)

  10. IVOA and Blockchain Open Development protocols SG_IVOAexec21.pdf (SG)

  11. New Exec secretary (BB)

  12. AOB
  13. Date of next Exec meeting
  14. Review of New Action Items

Reports from the Projects:




Australia-VO (ASVO)





  • The CVO is planning to host the Northern Fall IVOA InterOp. The plan had been for this meeting be 'hybrid' with in-person and remote participation. During discussion with the host hotel we determined that CVO would be exposed to about a $100k liability if the meeting needed to move to 'on-line' only. We are not able to accept this liabilty. Three options are presented:
    • The Fall 2022 meeting be planned as on-line only.
    • The IVOExec members agree to share this liabilty and we have some complex cost sharing arrangement.
    • We move the Fall interop to a different location that is more able to mitigate the risk and liability
  • CVO preference is to move to Online Only, I don't really think option 2 is viable. I'm happy to accept Option 3 but not sure its practicle.

  • In January 2022 the CADC/MAST/ESAC will be having a 'show and tell' meeting to review our various projects related to providing a JupyterLab based Science Platform for JWST users. One of the side-conversation will centre around extensiosn to CAOM-2 that were needed for JWST use. CADC will plan a CAOM BoF at ADASS 2022


Recent events: ESCAPE European Data Provider Forum and Training Event: https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/23987/

Up-coming VO School: ESCAPE 2nd VO School : https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/25225/


France VO

Organisation of a meeting "Provenance in practice" by M. Servillat, F. Bonnarel, M. Louys and C. Boisson.

Dates : 15 and 16th december












Report from the TCG

  • Ongoing RFC:
    • Group membership services (PR-GMS-1.0) - Working on RFC comments
    • EPN-TAP (PR-EPB-TAP-2.0) - some final discussion on the doc going on; close to TCG vote
    • SimpleDalRegExt (PR-SimpleDalRegExt-1.2) - TCG comments ongoing; seems in good shape
    • MOC (PR-MOC-2.0) - in RFC phase - close to TCG vote
  • Other:
    • TCG met last on Dec 01; next mtg is Jan 26
    • KDD V Chair - action to fill position??
    • Roadmaps for 2021A in great shape!! See: https://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/2021ARoadmap
    • Given the Northern Fall Interop is Sep 7-9 in Victoria, TCG suggests the Northern Spring 2022 Interop dates be set early
      • Week of April 25 or May 02 suggested
    • Code of Conduct for the IVOA & Certificate of Origin
      • The code of conduct (circa 2020) could be more visible?? https://www.ivoa.net/members/index.html
      • The TCG plans to published the CofC on the IVOA meeting registration page for future Interops
      • A Certificate of Origin is common practice for publicly available software/docs
      • A Certificate of Origin has been drafted and put in the GitHub repository for review/comment by the TCG
    • Publishing in the VO
      • Met on Dec 10; Ada, Marco, Henrik, Francois, Janet
      • Forward planning for May Interop & Newcomers session; details from Ada

Report from the CSP

    • A preliminary RoadMap towards the next interop
      • Keep up with community feedback (continuous effort)
      • Participate to the running meetings (continuous effort)
      • Evaluate the need of SLAP V2
      • Collect use cases for LineTAP
      • Follow up on Data formats - parquet files
    • Information on current and future missions
      • List with contact information, help needed
      • Status or plans for distribution of data
    • Publishing in the VO
      • Meeting on Dec 10; Marco, Henrik, Francois, Janet, Ada
      • Use the CSP wiki to collect ideas for modification, use cases
      • Prepare for the next interop newcomers session. Idea: test case cone search.
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