4th eVLBI Workshop
12-14 July 2005, Sydney, Australia
Programme & Schedule
Registration Committees Networks meeting
Important Dates
Local Information
Abstract Submission
Abstracts (& Presentations) Observatories Tour

Second Announcement, April 2005

** Abstract Submission now closed. Deadline: 1 June 2005 **

** Registration now closed. Deadline: 25 June 2005 **

In the previous three e-VLBI Workshops held at Haystack (2002), JIVE (2003), and Tokyo (2004), significant progress was reported in all aspects of e-VLBI. Developments in e-VLBI continue around the world and this workshop presents a new opportunity to share the experience and explore possibilities for coordination and cooperation.

Topics to be discussed will include:
  • Reports on eVLBI tests and demonstrations
  • Plans for ongoing eVLBI development
  • Status of interaction with network providers and developers
  • International networking facilities - now and future
  • Standards and protocols for eVLBI data transfer.
  • Hardware and software interfaces to telescope back-ends and correlators
  • Software correlators
  • Related projects
The meeting will follow the style of the previous workshops with oral presentations of about 20 minutes and space for poster presentations.

The networking community is also invited to present their views and projections for e-VLBI, both as a future user and as a partner in the development of high performance international networks.

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Important Dates    

  • 21 December 2005 - First announcement (email to e-VLBI community only)
  • 20 April 2005 - Second (general) announcement and WWW pages open
  • 1 June 2005 - Deadline for abstract submission
  • 15 June 2005 - Final announcement & draft program
  • 25 June 2005 - Deadline for registration
  • 12 July 2005 - Networks meeting and Reception
  • 13-14 July 2005 - 4th e-VLBI workshop
  • 15-17 July 2005 - Possible Observatories tour (if enough interest)

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The meeting will be hosted by ATNF at the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) headquarters in Sydney, Australia. This is located in the suburb of Marsfield, about 20 km NW of the centre of Sydney. Detailed information is given in the Visitors Guide to the ATNF Headquarters.

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Program and Schedule    

  • Networking meeting. Tuesday 12 July 2005
  • Welcoming Reception at ATNF, CSIRO: Tuesday, 12th July 2005, 1700 AEST
  • Workshop sessions: Wednesday & Thursday 13-14 July 2005, 0900-1800 AEST
  • Workshop Dinner on Wednesday 13th July.
    (A charge may be made for the dinner. Details to be announced at a later date).
  • Tour of ATNF Correlator: Thursday 14th July after lunch.
  • Possible tour of ATNF telescopes (ATCA, Mopra, Parkes): Friday 15th - Sunday 17th July.
    The tour will proceed only if there is enough interest to make the individual cost not excessive. Please indicate in your registration form if you are interested in the tour.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided on each day of the workshop at ATNF.

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Networks meeting    

Representatives of the networking community have requested a special meeting to discuss technical network issues and this is scheduled on Tuesday 12 July 2005. Registration and abstracts for this part of the workshop can be submitted using the registration and abstracts forms given below.
Other workshop participants are encouraged to also attend this meeting. Networking issues in e-VLBI will also be covered in the e-VLBI specific parts of the workshop.

More information is available by contacting the special networking LOC.

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Call for papers and Abstracts    
Contributions to this workshop are now invited and can be submitted by sending an abstract.
To submit an abstract, go to the Abstract Form
To view submitted abstracts, go to Abstracts
The abstracts with links to full presentations will be available after the workshop.

To view abstracts from the previous meetings with links to full presentations, go to:
1st e-VLBI Workshop (2002)
2nd e-VLBI Workshop (2003)
3rd e-VLBI Workshop (2004).

The latest draft of the agenda can be viewed here.


Registration deadline: 25 June 2005

To register, go to Registration Form

There is no registration charge. However, space at the workshop venue is limited and participants are encouraged to register early.
For changes to registration details contact the ATNF organising committee

  • Current list of attendees

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    Sydney has an abundance of accommodation at all price ranges. Reasonable accommodation could be obtained within the range A$100-150. There are hotels and motels near Marsfield but it is also feasible to stay in the centre of Sydney and commute to the meeting.

    Booking accommodation should be done by the participants directly with the hotels. Most can be done via the web, email or phone/fax. The organising committee cannot book accommodation but would help if there are problems.

    A short list of accommodation near Marsfield is given in the ATNF visitors guide.
    A similar list, especially of inexpensive student accommodation, is given by the temporary accommodation guide from Macquarie University, located near ATNF.
    N.B.: Prices given in these guides may not be very accurate. The latest prices should be confirmed directly with each hotel
    A more comprehensive search for accommodation may be done via the NSW tourism guide, or via searching the web.
    It is advisable to book early, especially for accommodation near Marsfield.

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    Directions for traveling to Marsfield (and nearby hotels) are available on the ATNF Travel Information webpage.
    Also available are
    links to Sydney transport information.

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    Local Information

    Local Marsfield and ATNF information is given in the ATNF Visitors Guide, including maps of the area.

    Other links to local information:

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    Conference Dinner

    A conference dinner is planned for the evening of Wednesday 13th July. The most likely venue will be a harbour-cruise on Sydney harbour. The cost for this depends on numbers and will be in the range A$60-110 (~40-60 Euro). The cost will be borne by the participants unless sponsorship is found. Details will be given once likely numbers are better known.
    Payments (if necessary) will be collected when registering at the workshop.

    The conference dinner has now been booked at a restaurant at Darling Harbour, in the heart of the city of Sydney. The dinner cost will be subsidised and participants will only pay A$50, payable at registration and preferably in cash.

    ATNF Observatories Tour

    A tour of the ATNF observatories (ATCA, Mopra, Parkes) is possible but will take 3 days as the round trip is ~1500 km. The suggested dates are Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July.
    Costs of transportation will depend strongly on numbers. A 20-seater bus and driver would cost about A$2.5k and hence individual costs could vary from A$100 to A$300. In addition, participants will need to budget for 2 nights accommodation (~A$100 per night) plus 3 days of meals.
    Smaller self-drive trips could also be organised if there is demand.
    Please indicate in your registration if you are interested in a tour. If you change your mind after registration, you can amend your choice by filling the observatories tour amendment form. More information and questions should be addressed to the LOC.

    A small self-drive tour has been organised to visit all the ATNF observatories over 3 days (15-17 July). The cost of this should be only A$50 each.

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    Program Committee    

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    Local Organizing Committee    

    Please feel free to contact any of us with any questions.

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    Please address questions or comments to the ATNF workshop LOC
    Last updated: 6 July 2005