IVOA Executive Committee Meeting (TM118)

Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2024

Time: 13:00 UTC

Location: https://aao.zoom.us/j/84831315252?pwd=TjJZb0VBRVgxcDZ1cVVqTENZMWNMZz09





  1. Roll call and agenda
  2. Review and Approval of TM117 Minutes
  3. Review of ACTIONS_for_TM118.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 Website [New Standing Item]
  9. TCG May 2024 position turnover review - In prep for May Interop mtg
    • Expiring terms
      • TCG - chair & vice
      • CSP - chair - extensible; vice - extensible (There is 7 months more to go)
      • Apps - vice - extensible
      • DAL - chair & vice - extensible
      • KDIG - chair - extensible
      • Edu - chair - extensible
      • SSIG - chair extensible
    • Other considerations
      • Theory - Recall Simon saying he would prefer not holding 2 chairs
      • Radio - François is retiring so Ch position opens
  10. Future Interop meetings
    • Northern Spring 2024: Sydney - Week of May 19 (Draft website here)
    • Northern Fall 2024: Malta - Week of November 10 (ADASS Nov. 10-14)
  11. Date of next Exec meeting
  12. AOB
  13. Review of new actions

Reports from the Projects

NOVA (Argentina)

ArVO (Armenia)

AstroGrid (United Kingdom)

ASVO (Australia)

BRAVO (Brazil)


  • Einstein Probe Launched. The Sino-European partnership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ESA and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics successfully launched the "lobster eye" Einstein Probe (EP) on Jan. 9, 2024. The EP is a mission dedicated to time-domain high-energy astrophysics. Its primary goals are to discover high-energy transients and monitor variable objects. China-VO team contributed great efforts to the EP Scientific Application System, including Time-domain Astronomical Information Center, proposal system, science platform, etc. More information is available at: https://nadc.china-vo.org/ep/
  • Additional to previously implemented ConeSearch, SSAP and SLAP protocols, TAP, ADQL and UWS were implemented in 2023 for LAMOST DR9 and DR10. More information is available at: https://www.lamost.org/lmusers/

ChiVO (Chile)

CVO (Canada)

ESA (Europe)

Euro-VO (Europe)

GAVO (Germany)

JVO (Japan)

Kazakhstan VO

NLVO (Netherlands)


RVO (Russia)

SA^3 (South Africa)

SKAO (Square Kilometre Array Observatory; Australia & South Africa)

SVO (Spain)

UkrVO (Ukraine)

USVOA (United States)


VObs.it (Italy)

Report from the TCG

  • TCG last met on Jan 24; Next mtg Mar 07
  • No Recs/Docs to present to the Exec but new docs in the works include & sent for Interop mail list review:
    • Data Origin in the VO 1.1 - sent for review (Jan 29)
    • RegTAP 1.2 RFC - sent for review (Feb 2)
  • May Interop planning
    • Seeded programme for the May Interop - https://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/InterOpMay2024
      • Thu/Fri - May 16/17 - Protocol Transitioning Tiger team (P3T) meeting
      • Sat May 18 - Open/Informal meetings
      • Sun May 19 - TCG mtg - 10-15:30; Exec mtg - 16:00-18:00
      • Interop Mon-Fri (May 20-24); ends at 12:15pm local time
    • Folks have asked that the Web site/Program get posted so they can plan travel with their institutions
  • Other meetings/contribs:
    • P3T (Protocol tranisitoning tiger team) on Jan23; several folks took action to prototype and bring back to next mtg
    • HEIG (High Energy) met on Jan 31; working on a IVOA note; will present for IVOA consideration at fall interop
    • AAS 243 data center roundtable with many IVOA participants (led by G Muench)

Report from the CSP

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