Caltech, June 16-19 (Wed-Sat), 2010
Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
Wireless network: AstroInformatics
Conference motivation and goals:
Science is being fundamentally transformed and empowered by computation and
information technology, and it turn, it stimulates further technological
developments. Astronomy, like many other fields, is becoming exponentially
data-rich, and the tasks of data management, data exploration, and knowledge
discovery become central to our research enterprise, bringing along many
technical and methodological challenges. Information technology also provides
the stage where we collaborate and interact, and publish, preserve, and
The general philosophy behind the conference is to be future-oriented, and
essentially define the emerging discipline of AstroInformatics. One way to
think about it is, what is next for, and beyond the VO, scientifically,
technologically, institutionally? AstroInformatics can be viewed as a
broader intellectual, organizational, and funding environment, within which
VOs serve as particular institutions and provide some fundamental
functionalities and infrastructure.
There will be a modest number of invited review talks to serve as a
basis for the discussion, and a lot of discussion, some of it led by panels.
Contributed papers will be accommodated as posters.
Reception: evening of June 15
June 16-18: Main conference
June 19: Practical AstroSemantics 2010 workshop