IVOA Executive Committee Meeting (TM83)

TM83 - April 9 2019 - 15:00 UTC (11am US Eastern, 5pm Central Europe)




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Agenda TM83

  1. Roll Call and Agenda
  2. Minutes of TM82
  3. Review of Exec Actions
  4. Update on the Paris Interop meeting (May 12-17) (B. Cecconi invited)
    • Program planning (POC)
    • Plenary sessions to be considered
    • CSP input
  5. Project Reports [Significant Events Only]
  6. Overall TCG Status
  7. Approval of new IVOA Recommendation(s) [Standing Item]
  8. Review terms up for expiration in May
    • DataModel : Mark Cresitello-Dittmar - Ch (no ext.), Laurent Michel (no ext.)
    • GWS: Brian Major - Ch (no ext.), Giuliano Taffoni - VCh (no ext.)
    • Semantics: Mireille Louys - Ch (no ext.)
    • Theory: Carlos Rodrigo (I yr. ext.)
    • Ops: Tom <no op>McGlynn - Ch (no ext.), Mark Taylor (no ext.)
  9. Future Interops
    • Northern Autumn 2019 - Groningen, Netherlands
      • recent email exchange with Mark on participation
    • Northern Spring 2020 - Sydney offer from Simon O'Toole
      • needs further discussion
  10. AOB
  11. Date of next Exec meeting
  12. Review of New Action Items



We have continued GAVO-ArVO collaboration for "Building high-performance research environment through German and Armenian Astrophysical Virtual Observatories”. ArVO 4 team members visited ARI, Heidelberg, Germany in December 2018.

A special service has been built allowing VO access to Digitized First Byurakan Survey (DFBS) data, including both images ans spectra. Several hundreds entries for a number of types of objects (QSOs, WDs, subdwarfs, CVs, M-type and C-stars, etc.) have been retrieved from known catalogs to create templates for further search for similar types of objects.

In order to publish BAO data in international registries a few data sharing services are developed in ArVO, such as Simple Image Access (SIAP), Simple Spectra Access (SSAP), Table Access services (TAP). Mentioned services can be accessed in a few ways, in a simple web interface, by simple scripts, or by astronomical tools, such as TOPCAT.









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The two new INAF fixed-term staff selected to work full-time within VObs.it have taken up duty at INAF-OATs (Trieste). They are are Kalyani Pedamkar and Chaitra (formerly at CDS, Strasbourg).

Initial steps have been taken to migrate to INAF-OATs (Trieste) the part of the IVOA web currently hosted at IUCAA. Contacts have been made with Santosh Jagade of IUCAA.

A VO-related presentation (on VO Forum and Training activities for new-generation infrastructures) was made by VObs.it staff (M.Molinaro) at the Integrating Event of the EU-funded ASTERICS project (Groningen, NL, 25-29 March).



Report from the TCG

  • Initiated calls to groups for sessions at the Spring Interop
  • Planning a telecon on Tues, Apr 16
    • Focus on schedule and Roadmap prep for Interop
  • Working Architecture Doc setup
    • Set up Git repository
    • Plan to present to TCG group at telecon - everyone will contribute
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