in the framework of the
EURO-VO Astronomical Infrastructure for Data Access
(AIDA), is organizing an international workshop
at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC).
As new and older ground-based and space facilities
will continue providing multi-wavelength data
in a variety of formats and multi-chip instruments
and large Surveys are expected to increase the
data inflow by orders of magnitude, the VO is
becoming indispensable for accessing and handling
the exponentially increasing data volume. The
goals of the workshop is to pinpoint the challenges
multi-wavelength astronomy will be facing in the
coming years and to identify how the unique capabilities
intrinsic to the VO concept, such as simultaneous
access to different archives, metadata describing
the content and quality of the data packages or
tools to e.g. cross-correlate the various datasets,
can meet them.
To achieve these goals, the workshop will bring
together experts in multi-wavelength galactic
and extragalactic astronomy and scientists and
engineers actively involved in the international
Among others the following topics will be addressed:
order to ensure an intense debate and a high level
of interaction, a substantial fraction of the Workshop
will be dedicated to round-table discussions focused
on each of the above topics. The participants are
strongly encouraged to send their questions, comments
or suggestions on their expectations on the VO and
the impact they would want to see on their science
prior to the workshop.
science/surveys: present and future status,
needs, tools, facilities.
Data quality in the VO (Metadata).
Building Spectral Energy Distributions (SEDs)
in the VO.
in the VO.
VO standards for the access of multi-wavelength
data model [IVOA data model "to come"].
queries in the VO (based on S/N, redshift, etc).
in the VO.
A short number of invited and contributed presentations
will help provide the Workshop participants with
the current scientific and technological
Some travel support is available for this
Please contact your national EuroVO
AIDA board member
representative for details.