CALIM 2014 Workshop

The CALIM 2014 workshop is a meeting to discuss the latest developments in calibration and imaging of astronomical data.

Where: Sebel Kiama Harbourside Hotel

When: Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th March 2014. Welcome reception: Sunday 2nd. Additional discussions: Friday 7th.

Registration: Please register using this online form

Contact us: email maxim.voronkov.change.to.at@csiro.au: Remove the ".change.to.at" part.

Program

Here is the program as a PDF.

 

Talks and Slides

Talks and slides for most talks are here.

Most of the audio and slide presentations were broadcast on the CALIM2014 youtube channel.

First Annoucement

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.

The number of attendees is capped at 50, so please respond promptly to either register or email us to free it up for someone else.

Accommodation

We recommend staying at the Sebel Kiama Harbourside Hotel, although other options are within walking distance.

Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided.

Visa requirements

Please note that all travellers to Australia except Australian and New Zealand citizens must have a valid visa before boarding their plane. Participants require either a Short Validity Business Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or a Business Visitor Stream Visa. Workshop participants who are not eligible to apply for an ETA need to request a "Letter of Invitation" to supplement their application in the online registration. For further information about entry and visa requirements visit the Department of Immigration websites:

https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp

http://www.immi.gov.au

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)

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