CALIM 2014 Workshop
The CALIM 2014 workshop is a meeting to discuss the latest developments in calibration and imaging of astronomical data.
When: Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th March 2014. Welcome reception: Sunday 2nd. Additional discussions: Friday 7th.
Registration: Please register using this online form
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Here is the program as a PDF.
Talks and Slides
Most of the audio and slide presentations were broadcast on the CALIM2014 youtube channel.
CALIM 2014 is the eighth SKA Workshop on Calibration and Imaging. The workshop focusses on progress in algorithms, software and computing aimed at addressing the challenges of calibration and imaging of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), its pathfinders and other major new radio telescopes such as the Karl G. Jansky VLA, ALMA, LOFAR, ASKAP, MeerKAT, ATA, MWA, LWA/LEDA, PAPER/HERA, WSRT/APERTIF, EMBRACE, FAST, eMERLIN, GMRT, etc.
Now that the SKA has moved into preconstruction phase, this meeting will tighten focus onto the telescopes planned for SKA1. These are:
- 250 x 15m diameter single-pixel-feed dish array to be located in South Africa
- 96 x 15m diameter phased-array-feed dish array to be located in Australia
- 1024 station 256-element aperture array to be located in Australia
We particularly invite presentations on all topics relevant to these telescopes, such as
- Wide-field imaging
- Wide-band imaging
- Aperture arrays
- Phased array feeds
- Calibration and imaging algorithms
- Ionospheric calibration
- Simulation of observations
- Parallelization of algorithms
- Pipelined processing
- Computational costs of algorithms
- Use of supercomputers, accelerators, and special purpose hardware
CALIM2014 will be held at the Sebel Harbourside Hotel, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia. There will be a welcoming reception on the evening of Sunday 2nd March, and the workshop itself will run Monday 3rd March to Thursday 6th March. In addition, as is now a well-established custom, there will be opportunities for further discussion and breakouts on Friday 7th March. There will be an afternoon to get out and about, most probably a walk in the Minnamurra rainforest.
Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided.
Scientific Organising Committee
Sanjay Bhatnagar (NRAO)
Tim Cornwell (SKA Organisation, Chair)
Brian Jeffs (BYU)
Ronald Nijboer (ASTRON)
Anna Scaife (U. Southampton)
Ludwig Schwardt (SKA SA)
Oleg Smirnov (SKA SA)
Andreas Wicenec (ICRAR/UWA)
Local Organising Committee
Keith Bannister (CSIRO)
Emil Lenc (USyd)
Daniel Mitchell (CSIRO)
Maxim Voronkov (CSIRO, Chair)
Andreas Wicenec (UWA)