This annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference, held in a different location each year, is a forum for astronomers, computer scientists, software engineers, faculty members and students working in areas related to algorithms, software and systems for the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data.
The ADASS XXVII program will include invited talks, contributed papers, display sessions, tutorials, computer demonstrations, and special interest (“Birds of a Feather” or BoF) meetings.
An important element of the program is to foster communication between developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems.
The 27th edition of ADASS will take place in Santiago de Chile, in October 2017. For the first time, this long running conference will be hosted in Latin America.
Experience a journey to the stars in Chile! Observe constellations, planets, shooting stars and all manner of celestial bodies in the spectacular Chilean skies – the clearest in the entire southern hemisphere.
Chile enjoys more than 300 clear days per year and with little or no light pollution in the north, conditions are ideal for stargazing under open skies. For a truly close encounter with the planets, visit one of the many astronomical observatories open to visitors.
In La Serena, Elqui Valley, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta and Iquique you’ll find agencies which can arrange transport and accommodation and provide observation equipment for travelers.
Don’t miss the chance to visit some of the world’s leading scientific observatories. At sites like ALMA, Tololo and Paranal, you can witness the state-of-the-art technology used to investigate the universe.
Nuria Lorente, Chair (AAO)
Alice Allen (ASCL)
Christophe Arviset (ESA-ESAC)
Pascal Ballester (ESO)
Sebastien Derrière (CDS/France)
Mike Fitzpatrick (NOAO)
Stephen Gwyn (CADC)
Jorge Ibsen (ALMA)
Tony Krueger (STScI)
Kathleen Labrie (Gemini)
Mark Lacy (NRAO)
Jim Lewis (IoA)
Jessica Mink (CFA)
Fabio Pasian (INAF)
Keith Shortridge (K&V)
Mauricio Solar (UTFSM)
Tadafumi Takata (NAOJ)
Peter Teuben (UMD)
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Pascal Ballester is Head of the Science Operations Software Department at the European Southern Observatory. He coordinated several projects for the Very Large Telescope, including the ESO Exposure Time Calculators, data reduction software for the high-resolution spectrograph UVES of the Very Large Telescope, and Data Flow System for the VLT Interferometer. As of 2007, he led the ESO Pipeline Systems Department, responsible for the development of data reduction software and observation preparation models for the VLT and ALMA facilities. Since 2014, he is responsible for the ESO Science Operations Software Department, that provides support to ESO programmes in the area of front-end and back-end dataflow, scientific data processing, as well as software engineering and quality.
Dr. Amelia Bayo is a professor at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy of the Universidad de Valparaiso. Her expertise can be divided in three areas: low-mass star formation, including substellar and planet formation; data driven science, in particular projects involving federated data, the Virtual Observatory (VO); and hands-on observatory expertise from the ultraviolet to the milimeter combining ground and space mission data.
During her career she has worked at the European Space Agency (Madrid, Spain), the Center for Astrobiology (CAB-INTA, Spain), the Spitzer Science Center, Caltech (US), the European Southern Observatory (Chile), L’École Normale Superieure (France) and the Max Plank Institut für Astronomy (Heidelberg, Germany).
Since the beginning of her career she has worked closely with the Spanish Virtual Observatory developing VO-Tools and enabling VO-Science. Since last year Dr. Bayo is an advisor for the developement of the Chilean Virtual Observatory.
Dr. Mónica Rubio is full professor at the Astronomy Department of the Universidad de Chile and an expert astrophysicist in millimeter-radioastronomy. She has been Visiting Professor at Harvard, Columbia, Arizona, Yale and Maryland Universities in the United States and in the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) and Institute d´Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), France, and Max Planck Insititute in Germany. As an expert in the subject star formation and molecular clouds, she has given numerous lectures in international conferences in Europe, United States, Japan, and Latin America.
Dr. Rubio served as Director of the Astronomy Program at CONICYT (2008-2014). She recently discovered, using ALMA telescope, how low metallicity galaxies form stars. Her discovery was published in the prestigious Journal NATURE and covered by media worldwide.
Jorge Ibsen joined the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in 1997, and spent many years working first as a software engineer and later as the Software and Communications deputy team lead at La Silla Observatory.
Since March 2010, Jorge serves as the Head of the ALMA Department of Computing. This department presently includes information technology, software, and the archive operations groups. Starting 2013, he also leads the Integrated Computing Team, a collaborative worldwide team which will include all ALMA’s software engineers, both at the ALMA Executives and the JAO, who are charged with supporting and maintaining the ALMA software infrastructure and services in operations.
Guillermo Cabrera Vives is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Concepción. He holds Bachelors degrees in Astronomy and Computer Science from the University of Chile and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same institution. His work is focused on developing new algorithms for massive astronomical data. He has worked with data from a wide variety of instruments such as ALMA, SDSS, HST, and the LSST among others. Guillermo is currently member of the Millenium Institute of Astrophysics, where he is developing new machine learning and computer vision algorithms for the next generation of telescopes.
Chris Smith is the Director and Head of Mission of AURA Observatory in Chile, providing high-level oversight for the Chilean activities of all facilities acting under the auspices of AURA in Chile, including Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Gemini-South, SOAR, and LSST.
Mauricio is an Electronic Engineer and a full professor in the Informatics Department at Technical University Federico Santa María (UTFSM), Chile, where he leads a research group in Astro-informatics since 2009. He coordinates several projects in the development of computer applications for astronomy. He leads the development of the Chilean Virtual Observatory (ChiVO), and he is the Chilean representative of ChiVO in IVOA.
Daniela Jara is Project Manager at the Innovation Division of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile. Since august 2014, she is also the Chilean Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) for Astronomy.
The role of the ILO is to support the scientific observatories in its search for different suitable suppliers in Chile, and to establish contacts between the observatories and stakeholders in the country.
Luis is a Computer Engineer from Universidad Austral de Chile and Master in Management and Technological Entrepreneurship from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. He has experience in software development, scientific computing and data visualization. Today he works at the International Center of Excellence Inria Chile as Business Development Director, where he looks for matching the needs of the industry and the capacities of the academic world (Chilean and French) in order to develop and transfer digital technologies. At Inria Chile he also has participated as software developer in a Human-Computer Interaction and Data Visualization project for the ALMA Observatory.
Demián Arancibia is the Executive Director for the Concept Development phase of the Chilean Center for Astroinformatics, an initiative by the Smart Industries Program of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO), funded by the Strategic Investment Fund (Chilean Economy Ministry).
From 2014 to 2016 he held Project Manager and Lead Systems Engineer positions in several instrumentation and survey projects of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (New Mexico Operations) , and from 2010 to 2013 he contributed to the completion of the ALMA Observatory as JAO Systems Engineer. He holds a MEng in Systems Engineering from Cornell University (2014) and an Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad de Chile (2008).
Karim Pichara is Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department from Universidad Católica de Chile and Research Associate at the Institute of Applied Computational Science (IACS) from Harvard University. He is also a researcher at the Millenium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS). His main research areas are Data Science and Machine Learning for Astronomy, where he has been developing several new tools for automatic classification of variable stars; detection of quasars; the discovery of new types of variable stars; missing data, and meta-classification, among others.
Eduardo Vera received the BSc and MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Chile and the PhD degree in Physics from Brown University, USA, in 1974, 1976 and 1982 respectively. Dr. Vera has extensive experience in academic and industrial applied research in information and communications technologies (ICT), working in the USA, Japan and Chile. At present he is Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Executive Manager for Innovation and Development at the Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) of the University of Chile. He also serves as Director of International Relations of the University of Chile.
Paola Arellano is executive director of Red Universitaria Nacional – REUNA, the Chilean Research and Education Network. REUNA was established in 1991 and is made up of universities, research centers of excellence and international astronomical observatories.
REUNA, since the beginning, has worked on developing an e-infrastructure to face the needs of the research and academic communities. For REUNA robust, reliable and high-speed network is absolutely critical for the global collaboration and the advent of Big Data Science.
Pablo is an Computer Cs. Engineer and assistant professor in the Informatics Department (DIINF) at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH). He also has a background in Theoretical Physics (B.Sc) and Complex System (PhD). Pablo has been working in Astroinformatics since 2011 during is postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center of Mathematical Modelling (U. de Chile). He is leading a research initiative in Computational Astronomy supported by a granted regular Fondecyt project in Image Synthesis and a Conicyt PAI grant for developing research capabilities in Astroinformatics at the Universidad de Santiago. Some of Pablo’s main research interest are Inverse Problem, Image Synthesis, Big Computing, Scientific Computing, and Astroinformatics.
Every year the ADASS Program Organizing Committee provides financial support to a limited quantity of conference participants who apply for it. If you want to be considered a candidate for it, you are invited to check in the corresponding box of the submission form and fill in the appropriate extra fields. Additionally, you are required to formalize your application for financial aid by sending to the Local Organizing Committee no later than June 16th, 2017 a cover letter providing details about what you hope to get from attending ADASS, indicating the type (oral, poster) and title of your contribution, your CV and, in the case of students, a recommendation letter from your supervisor.
ADASS has organized a block reservation in the Sheraton Hotel at preferential rates. The LOC encourages participants to take advantage of this offer and to plan to stay in this hotel.
Av. Santa María 1742,
Santiago de Chile, 27-29 October 2017
The vision of the Virtual Observatory (VO) is to allow astronomical datasets and other resources to interoperate seamlessly. The VO resources are provided by different organisations spread all over the world, but they feel as if they are inside the user’s computer.
The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) is an organisation that debates and agrees the technical standards that are needed to make the VO possible. It also acts as a focus for the VO vision, a framework for discussing and sharing VO ideas and technology, and a body for promoting and publicising the VO.
The IVOA Interoperability Workshops provide a semi-annual venue for discussion and development of Virtual Observatory standards and VO-based applications, and are open to those with an interest in utilizing the VO infrastructure and tools in support of observatory operations and/or astronomical research.
This meeting is hosted by the Chilean Virtual Observatory (ChiVO), and is supported by the Technical University Federico Santa María (UTFSM). The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Conference Centre in Santiago de Chile, Chile, the same venue as ADASS XXVII, during the three following days.
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