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ASTERICS DADI Technology Forum 4

The Forums enable technology discussion involving the framework developers and ESFRI project staff, to develop technical collaboration and exchange good practice - establishing a European strategy for IVOA and RDA activities

Program Organisers: Keith Noddle, Mark Allen, Françoise Genova

(Top level DADI page: WP4: Data Access, Discovery and Interoperability (DADI))


Meeting Dates

Meeting: 16th/17th April 2018, Edinburgh


Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

The meeting will be held in the Nelson Room within St Leonard's Hall with two further breakout rooms (Cowan Room & Bonnar Room) availabe throughout the meeting.

Venue Information Map Getting here

Catering will be provided both days and a conference dinner will be offered during the evening of 16th (see below).


St Leonard's Hall has Eduroam throughout.


Please arrange your own hotel accommodation. Some examples can be found here or use one of the many hotel booking websites.


A working dinner will be organised Monday evening. Please indicate your attendance and dietary requirements on the registration form.


  • Mark Allen
  • François Bonnarel
  • Markus Demleitner
  • Françoise Genova
  • Peter Hague
  • Chaitra Koragappa
  • Andy Lawrence
  • Mireille Louys
  • Bob Mann
  • Marco Molinaro
  • Dave Morris
  • Keith Noddle
  • Margarida Castro Neves
  • Markus Nullmeier
  • Carlos Rodrigo Blanco
  • Michèle Sanguillon
  • Ole Streicher
  • Mark Taylor
  • Stelios Voutsinas
  • Roy Williams


This is a 'working meeting' so the agenda will be adapted based on the contributions of the participants. Please submit proposals for presentations and topics for the Hack-a-thon sessions in the registration form. Hack-a-thon topics will also be developed on the spot during the meeting.

Mon April 16
09:30 Arrivals & coffee
10:00 Welcome Andy
10:10 ASTERICS DADI status / Connection with IVOA Françoise / Mark A
10:45 Break
11:15 Latest pgSphere developments Markus N
11:45 Implementing ADQL 2.1 Markus D
12:10 ADQL 2.1 progress report & what's next Dave
12:35 IVOA provenance metadata : Data Model and services Mireille
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Enabling STC-based discovery in the Registry Markus D
14:25 Describing Science Platform Services Dave
14:45 Firethorn Python client / Auto-complete library Stelios
15:05 Use of Docker and Docker Compose Dave
15:30 Break
16:00 Hack-a-thon Session One
17:30 End of Day One
Tues April 17
09:30 Publishing tools and auth&auth Marco
09:45 IVOA Time Series / Time Domain François
10:00 Time series and VOEvent, progress report Dave
10:25 Datalink, SIAV2, SODA Feedback after a few years of implementation François / Marco
10:45 Break
11:15 Datalink Carlos
11:40 Datalink in TOPCAT and STILTS Mark T
12:05 New features in Aladin for DAL servers: ADQL Join and SODA Asynchronous Chaitra
12:30 Workflow management system for interferometry data Peter
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Hack-a-thon Session Two
15:30 Break
16:00 Hack-a-thon Reports
16:30 Meeting Wrap-up Francoise
16:40 Meeting close
20:00 Dinner Bombay Bicycle Club table booked for 12 people

Hack-a-thon Sessions

A page for developing hack-a-thon topics and recording the notes is available here. Please go ahead and edit this page to add extra information or email details to Keith or Dave.

Hack-a-thon Page

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