IVOA Executive Committee Meeting (TM114)

Thursday, 27 July 2023 @ 20:00 UTC



Zoom link:

meeting ID: 2361 926 7238


  1. Roll call and agenda
  2. Review and Approval of TM112 (PDF) and TM113 (PDF) Minutes
  3. Review of Exec actions for TM114 (PDF)
  4. Project Reports [Significant Events Only]
  5. Overall TCG Status
  6. Approval of new IVOA Recommendation(s) [Standing Item]
  7. CSP Status
  8. IVOA-IAU Liaison Group
  9. IVOA Website
  • draft new website available → here
  • comments on new site available → here
  1. Future Interop meetings:
  • Northern Fall 2023: Tucson (Nov 10-12; possibly TCG/Exec mtg on afternoon of the 9th??)
    • Following ADASS Nov 5-9 (University of Arizona)
  • Northern Spring 2024: Sydney - Week of May 12 - Simon initiated planning
  1. Date of next Exec meeting
  2. AOB
  3. Review of new actions

Reports from the Projects


  • Digitization of historic photometric and spectrophotometric Cordoba plates with the Chinese VO and WEB 5 interfacing protocol, lightning on Nostr to facilitate incentive system to optimize extraction of scientific value.



Australia-VO (ASVO)








Japan-VO (JVO)

Kazakhstan VO







  • Note that as of the May Interop meeting, the USVAO member rotation for the IVOA exec has taken place. Robert Nikutta from NOIRLAB, representing the ground-based OIR community in the USA is the new Exec member replacing Mark Lacy (NRAO) from the Radio community.
  • CfA /Chandra
    • Won extended CfA contract for year 2 of a Science Platform IR&D project using the Rubin Science Platform application for CfA use - installed on GCP, have several prototype use cases working
    • JE/IE worked with SMA (Radio) group to extend their knowledge of IVOA as part of a Smithsonian Big Data Project. Working to complete an Obscore tool that reads a template with mapped model names to metadata, then reads in data products to build a table of obscore entries for the dataset; just turned over - needs review/testing; will implement on Chandra, have plans to make it available to community
    • Set up High Energy Data Group after initial meeting at May interop for discussions/use cases - 14 members.
    • JE/IE/MCD attended Paris High Energy meeting virtualy led by Mathieu Servillat. IE presented CXC operations thread that highlighted Data Products and use of IVOA standards. Many other presentations by European colleagues in High Energy. Plan to present planned IVOA Data Cube model concept to group as a followup.



Report from the TCG

  • The TCG last met on Wed, Jul 26 @13:00 UTC with about 25 members in attendance (last mtg Jun 26)
  • At the June meeting we welcomed new TCG members, setup their accounts/access, identified important links, provided links to a TCG primer doc, review May Interop feedback
  • At the meeting yesterday, we
    • voted on SODA 1.0 Erratum 3 and will focus on Datalink v1.1 next
    • Reviewed Roadmap status ( https://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/2023ARoadmap) and had 2 WG (GWS, Apps) & 2 IG (SS, Operations) review their plans.
      • Of note GWS presented a design diagram where interoperability standards with science platforms could be focused; plans to expand details, discuss, and present at fall mtg -- good next step given the plenary sessions in spring
  • Next TCG meeting set of Sept 06 @20 UTC
    • Review several more Roadmaps
    • Identify actions that need to get started for upcoming Fall interop

Report from the CSP

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