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IVOA Executive Committee Meeting (TM61)

TM61 - 21 Dec 2015 - 16:00 CET



Monday, Dec 21, 2015 @16:00 UTC


Meeting number: 733 023 265

Meeting password: IVOA2015


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1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access code: 733 023 265

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Agenda TM61

  1. Roll Call and Agenda (JE)
  2. Minutes of FM60
  3. Review of Actions
  4. Project Reports [Significant Events Only]
  5. TCG status
  6. Approval of new IVOA Recommendation(s) [Standing Item]
  7. Process for the renewing of the Executive Committee Chair and Vice Chair
  8. Committee on Science Priorities Terms of Reference
  9. Committee on Standard and Processes
  10. New distribution channels (via social media?) for the IVOA Newsletter and IVOA activities in general to reach a wider community
  11. Review terms up for WG / IG Expiration (See list below)
  12. Future Interops
    • Northern Spring 2016 - S Africa (May 8-13)
      • planning update
      • plenary talks and focus sessions planning discussion
    • Northern Fall 2016 - Trieste, Italy (Oct 21-23; after ADASS)
  13. Date of Next Exec Meeting
  14. AOB
  15. Review of Action Items
List of term expirations:

The following position are due at the end of 2015

  • KDD Interest Group
  • Education Interest Group (Extendable)
The following positions will be coming due at the Northern Spring 2016 meeting:
  • Theory Interest Group Chair (No extension)
  • Time Domain Chair/Vice Chair (Extendable)
  • Executive Committee Chair and Vice Chair









Since the last Euro_VO report to the IVOA Exec (attached to the TM59 agenda), the ASTERICS "VO" Workpackage 4, Data Access, Discovery and Interoperability (DADI) held two successful meetings:

  • The Italian partner, INAF, organised the First ASTERICS ESFRI Forum and Training Event in Trieste, 3-4 December 2015. All the DADI partners were represented. One objective was to gather the requirements of the large infrastructures whih participate in the project with respect to the VO. The meeting web site is here:
  • The Spanish partner, INTA, organised the First ATERICS School fr Scientists in Madrid, 15-17 December 2015. The School gathered participants from 11 European countries, well beyond the ASTERICS DADI partners. As usual, the VO tutorials developed by Euro-VO over the years were updated and will be posted on the Euro-VO web site shortly after the School. The School web site is here: The schools organised at European level are used as templates for national events.
The next events will be the Second DADI Technology Forum, which will be organised in Edinburgh in March 2016, and the "First Data Providers Forum and Trainng Event", which will be held in Heidelberg 15-16 June 2016. Information about DADI activities are posted at and regularly updated.

The ADASS and IVOA Interoperability meetings are also of course relevant to the DADI activities. DADI partners are also invited to participate in the Plenary meetins of the Research Data Alliance. The next RDA Plenary, the 7th, will be held in Tokyo 1-3 March 2016 These meetings are clearly of interest for several of the IVOA activities. A RDA status report will be presented at the Cape Town Interop.


France VO

The renewal of the "Action Spécifique Observatoires Virtuels France" (ASOV), which is the national structure funded at the national level to support the French VO initiative, was discussed at the beginning of December 2015 at a meeting of the relevant CNRS/INSU Committee (Commission Spécialisée Astronomie-Astrophysique). ASOV will be renewed with a role expended to the support of the technical exchanges between people working in data dissemination services (as suggested after the last national strategic exercise for astronomy in 2014), and to more liaison with IT Research programmes. ASOV will continue to coordinate VO activities in astronomy and nearby disciplines in the country. The ASOV only provides travel money, for IVOA and other similar meetings, collaboration meetings between French teams, meetings focussed on specific topics (eg, VO for planetary sciences). ASOV was created in 2004 and it has been successful in creating and supporting on the long term a very active and visible French VO community.









The second meeting of the USVOA is scheduled for the upcoming Jan 2016 AAS meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Wed, Jan06 @10am. The plan is to provide US participants with an overview of key IVOA progress and activities, and describe IVOA operations activities. The group will hear from several projects that are considered non-insiders who will share their views and VO expectations. Focus presentations from new/active projects is planned, along with an open discussion on software information sharing.


Report from the TCG

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