[ASA] ADASS XXV - First announcement - Sydney, Australia, 2015

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Mon Mar 9 09:43:01 AEDT 2015


Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) Conference Series

25-30 October 2015
Rydges World Square, Sydney, NSW, Australia

-       A conference for those working in the acquisition, reduction,
analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data
-       WWW site: http://www.caastro.org/event/2015-adass
-       Early Bird registrations and abstract submissions are now open.
-       Email adass2015-loc at caastro.org to ensure you receive further

Mark your calendars for the 25th annual conference on Astronomical Data
Analysis Software and Systems (http://www.caastro.org/event/2015-adass). 

The conference will be held from 25-30 October 2015 at Rydges World Square,
Sydney, Australia.  The hosts of ADASS XXV will be ARC Centre of Excellence
for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO). 

This annual conference, held in a different location each year, is a forum
for scientists, developers and programmers working in areas related to
algorithms, software and systems for the acquisition, reduction, analysis,
and dissemination of astronomical data. 

The ADASS XXV program will include invited talks, contributed papers,
display sessions, tutorials, computer demonstrations, and special interest
("Birds of a Feather" or BoF) meetings.

Key Themes for ADASS XXV are:
·      Knowledge discovery and data management tools for astronomical Big
·      LSST and lessons learned from current programs
·      Algorithms for astronomical data reduction
·      Real-time processing
·      Visualization and innovative user interfaces
·      Data pipelines

The International Virtual Observatory Alliance will follow ADASS from the 30
October -2 November at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, 44-70 Rosehill
Street, Redfern. 

Early Bird Registration Fee: 		$AUS 350.00
Registration Fee:                 		$AUS 450.00
Student Registration Fee: 		$AUS 250.00

Focus Demo Fee:                 		$AUS 200.00
Demo Booth Fee:                 		$AUS   75.00 (Organisational
Demo Booth Fee                  		$AUS 300.00 (Commercial fee)
Conference Dinner Fee:      		$AUS 100.00 (the Conference dinner
will be held at Luna Park)
Conference Proceedings:    		$AUS   50.00 (Printed Copy. An
electronic copy is included in the conference fee)

Limited funds are available to provide travel support and per diem expenses
to scientists, programmers, or students who will need financial assistance
in order to attend the Conference.  The deadline for Financial Assistance
applications is 20 June 2015.  Applications for financial assistance can be
sent to adass2015-loc at caastro.org

·      First Announcement: March 2015
·      Registration/Abstracts open: March 2015
·      Abstract deadline: 1 July 2015
·      Early Bird Registration deadline: 1 September 2015
·      Final Program: September 2015
·      Registration Closes: 15 October 2015

There is a block booking of rooms for workshop participants at the Rydges
World Square, which is also the conference venue.  The conference rate for
rooms is AUD$185 (Deluxe King/Twin) room only. Larger rooms are available,
subject to availability.  A daily Buffet Breakfast is available at AUD$18.

Located in the heart of Sydney, Rydges World Square provides easy access to
affordable restaurants and supermarkets as well as iconic destinations
including; Darling Harbour, China Town, Cockle Bay, Sydney Entertainment
Centre and Sydney Harbour.  This Sydney CBD hotel is 20 minutes from Sydney
Airport (SYD).

To make an accommodation reservation please click the link:

Please note that all bookings must be guaranteed by credit card at time of
booking and full payment will be required at final checkout.  Note that all
rooms at the Rydges World Square are non-smoking.

All travellers other than Australian and New Zealand citizens need a valid
visa or authority to enter Australia (including electronic visas). More
information at http://www.immi.gov.au/Visit/Pages/Visit.aspx or Department
of Immigration Fact Sheet for Travellers
df). Please contact the organisers if you need a letter of invitation for
your visa application.  For some nationalities, processing and issuance of
visas can take several weeks/months, so apply well before your planned

-	Pascal Ballester (ESO)
-	Sebastien Derriere (CSA/France)
-	Daniel Devost (CFHT)
-	Mike Fitzpatrick (NOAO)
-	Carlos Gabriel, POC Chair (ESA-ESAC)
-	Stephen Gwyn (CADC)
-	Tony Krueger (STScI)
-	Mark Lacy (NRAO)
-	Jim Lewis (IoA)
-	Nuria Lorente (AAO)
-	Fabio Pasian (INAF) 
-	Ray Plante (NCSA)
-	Arnold Rots (SAO)
-	Keith Shortridge (AAO)
-	Betty Stobie (NOAO)
-	Tadafumi Takata (NAOJ)
-	Harry Teplitz (IPAC/Caltech)

-	Kate Gunn, Co-Chair (CAASTRO/USYD)
-	Kylie Williams, Co-Chair (CAASTRO/USYD)
-	Nuria Lorente, (AAO)
-	Keith Shortridge, (AAO)
-	Randall Wayth, (CAASTRO/Curtin)

| Carlos GABRIEL
| XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre
| European Space Agency (ESA)
| European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) P.O. Box 78, 28691 Villanueva 
| de la Cañada - Madrid - SPAIN
| Tel: +34 91 813 13 51, Fax: +34 91 813 11 72 E-mail : 
| Carlos.Gabriel at sciops.esa.int

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