IVOA Executive Committee Meeting (TM115)

Monday, 18 September 2023 @ 18:00 UTC



WebEx link:


meeting ID: 2376 658 8936


  1. Roll call and agenda
  2. Review and Approval of TM114 (PDF) Minutes
  3. Review of Exec actions for TM115 (PDF)
  4. Status of upcoming Tucson Interop, Nov. 10-12
    • Tim Jenness, LOC Chair
    • Confirmation of Exec Meeting on Nov. 9 @ 17:00 UTC
    • Confirmation of TCG Meeting on Nov 10 @8:00-9:30 am Local time (UTC-7) in NOIRLAB
    • First Interop session starts on Nov 10 @10 am (UTC-7) in NOIRLAB
  5. Project Reports [Significant Events Only]
  6. Overall TCG Status
  7. Approval of new IVOA Recommendation(s) [Standing Item]
  8. CSP Status
    • Proposal for a new CSP member, Rosie Bolton
  9. IVOA-IAU Liaison Group
  10. Future Interop meetings
    • Northern Spring 2024: Sydney - Week of May 12
  11. IVOA Website
  • web content: near-term solution for curation and maintenance, user-focused landing page (see JE email to Exec dated 30 Aug. 2023)
  • draft new website available → here
  • comments on new site available → here
  1. New IVOA Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Christophe and Simonís current terms coming to an end at the upcoming interop
  1. Date of next Exec meeting
  2. AOB
  3. Review of new actions

Reports from the Projects




Australia-VO (ASVO)








Japan-VO (JVO)

Kazakhstan VO









Report from the TCG

  • No change in REC status: TCG currently reviewing ADQL 2.1, DataLink 1.1, VOunits 1.1 (ready for review in 1 week), SpectrumDM 1.2 (RFC just started)
  • Interop planning
    • Nov schedule in place: https://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/InterOpNov2023
    • Save the date email sent: on 14Sep23
    • TCG signing up for sessions on our 'Program Prep' page: ProgramPrepNov2023
      • team took an action to complete in 2 weeks; Marco/I will then fill in the schedule and resolve any conflicts
    • JE will attend Nov 9/10 virtually; Will continue to work Interop setup & support MM who will be there in person
  • Setup a running page of "TCG things we see out of place -or- need to be addressed"; candidates for future mtg agenda items or actions
  • Presented idea of crowd sourcing hack-a-thon session to curate web material/docs with TCG - asked them for other ideas
  • Sent email to Pat Dowler (9/14) about updating the Architecture doc
    • identified updates over last 3 years and suggested end of this year as cutoff
    • Thought we could make it a minor update to bringing it up to date; Goal to have it ready for May 2024 Interop
  • Next meeting in ~1 month on Oct. 10th @ 13UTC

Report from the CSP

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