Theory IG SimDays Workshop, Strasbourg, Sep 16-17 2010

A workshop in the context of the IVOA theory interest group. The workshop will discuss the SimDB and SimDAL protocols as well as Semantics for simulations and modelling.

(tentative) Agenda (to be discussed and confirmed ; updated 2010.09.14)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

9:30 - 10:00 Coffee...

10:00 - 10:15 HW, Welcome and introduction to the meeting

10:15 - 11:15 Simulation Data Model (relations to other models, last checks, document editors/writers, volunteers, etc.)

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 Semantics (vocabulary, relation with SimDM)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:45 SimDB service part (TAP etc.)

15:45 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 18:30 Discussions and conclusions

19:30 Dinner in Strasbourg, Au Pont Saint Martin), reservation under name Wozniak (I guess!).

Friday, September 17, 2010

9:00 - 11:15 SimDAP and S3 status

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 SimDAL convergence issues

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 SimDAL/!SimDB connections

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 - 15:45 SimDAL document : document editors/writers, volunteers, etc.

15:45 - 16:30 Roadmap towards Nara INTEROP


The following documents will be discussed during the meeting. They are still in draft form.


name country
Miguel Cervino Spain
Sebastien Derriere France
Claudio Gheller Italy
Norman Gray UK
Gerard Lemson Germany
Franck Le Petit France
Patrizia Manzato Italy
Nicolas Moreau France
Benjamin Ooghe France
Carlos Rodrigo Spain
Herve Wozniak France

Visitor Information

The meeting is held at the Astronomical Observatory of Strasbourg, in Strasbourg, France.

Useful links and maps:

Strasbourg international airport

How to reach Strasbourg

University campus map (the Observatory is the building 13)

A google interactive map to locate the Railway station and the Observatory. Click on 'More...' and 'transit' to see the map of tramway lines.

To reach the Observatory from the Railway station, preferably use the tramway. Take the line A at the Railway station (direction Illkirch), change at 'Homme de Fer' for line C (direction Neuhof) and stop at station 'Observatory'.


If you are interested in booking an hotel, or if you have any other practical questions, please contact

Ratibe Aksoz
Phone: +33 368 85 24 10
Fax: +33 368 85 24 32

If you want to book yourself your room, a few suggestions at moderate prices :

Hotel des trois roses, nearby the observatory

Hotel Kleber in the center

Hotel Grillon in the center

Hotel du Rhin near the railway station

Hotel Maison Rouge in the center

many other hotels there...

here you can book your hotel directly


Title/link Author
Introduction Herve Wozniak

Minutes and roadmap

Minutes provided by XXX available here.


-- HerveWozniak - 31 Aug 2010

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