Splinter meeting ESC
eScience: new tools for research in astronomy
Conveners: Harry Enke, Joachim Wambsganss
In most areas of astrophysics we see an exponential grow of data and result
volumes. Robus solutions are needed to manage, publish and
search these amounts of scientific information. In e-Science we combine two main
developments of recent years: Grid Computing and the
Virtual Observatory initiative of data standardisation. Together
they change the work flow for many scientists, especially where large data
volumes are involved. See e-Science: Status 2009 for more details.
In the splinter meeting of the AG-Tagung we will review the status and recent development of e-Science, in Germany as well as internationally. We will discuss what is possbile with the products so far and what the most important future steps are. The first day of the splinter meeting on Tuesday will cover topics of interest for Astrophysicists from all branches. On the second day we will talk about the recent achievments in Germany and coordinate our development.
- First day (Tuesday): Focus on topics of general interest
- Second day (Thursday): Recent achievements in the field
We invite colleagues with less experience in the field who want to get an impression how to smartly manage their data. You can also present talks with specific, data intensive problems for which a solution is needed. Many other talks will be given by the members from both GAVO (the German Virtual Observatory) and
the German AstroGrid-D.
- See also: plenary talk of Alex Szalay (Johns Hopkins University) on "Science with petabytes of data" , Tuesday, 22.9., 14:00h
E-Science in Germany: Status 2009