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[Adass-announce] ADASS XVI Preliminary Announcement (fwd)

From: <Vince.McIntyre_at_email.protected>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 09:01:12 +1000 (EST)

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Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:06:51 -0700
From: Dick Shaw <shaw_at_noao.<!--nospam-->edu>
To: adass-announce_at_adass.<!--nospam-->org
Subject: [Adass-announce] ADASS XVI Preliminary Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 16th annual conference on Astronomical
Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS), to be held at the Westin
La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona, USA during 15-18 Oct. 2006.
The conference is hosted by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory,
the University of Arizona, and LSST Corporation. See for details.

The ADASS Conference Series provides a forum for scientists and computer
specialists concerned with algorithms, software, and operational systems
that focus on the acquisition, reduction, analysis, storage and
dissemination of astronomical data. The program includes invited talks,
contributed papers, display sessions, tutorials, and computer
demonstrations, as well as special interest ("Birds of a Feather" or
BOF) meetings. These activities aim to encourage communication between
software specialists, scientists, and users, and also to stimulate
further development of astronomical software and systems. This year
developers will again have the opportunity to present "Focus
Demonstrations": a meeting room for demonstrating their applications to
a small, focused audience.

We invite you to attend and participate in this exciting conference.
The featured themes for this year's program are:

. Challenges and Solutions for Very Large Data
. Advances in Imaging and Calibration Algorithms
. Quality Management in Astronomical Data Management Systems
. Modern Grid Computing in Astronomy
. Architectures for Large Astronomy Software Systems
. Solar Neighborhood & Planetary Astronomy

At this time we solicit proposals for a tutorial on Sunday afternoon,
15 October. Often in the past the ADASS conference has been preceded
by a tutorial on Sunday afternoon on a subject of general interest to
the conference community. The tutorials have typically lasted for
2 to 3 hours. Proposals should provide the subject and an outline of
the tutorial, as well as the name(s) and short bio of the speaker(s),
and should be e-mailed to the chair of the Program Organizing Committee
(arots_at_head.<!--nospam--> by 26 May, so that participants may include
the tutorial in their registration selections. Tutorial speakers usually
have their ADASS registration fee waived, but exact arrangements are
made on a case-by-case basis.

The ADASS 2006 web site ( will be updated
regularly during the next few weeks and will include information about
the conference program, registration, financial assistance, and
accommodations. It will be possible to register for the conference
through the web site starting 5 June.

Important dates to keep in mind are:

26 April *Preliminary Announcement*
26 May Tutorial Proposal Deadline
  5 June Second Announcement; On-line Registration available
14 July Financial Aid Request Deadline
11 Aug. Early Registration Deadline; Abstract Submission Deadline
  1 Sep. BoF Proposal submission deadline
  8 Sep. Final Oral Program Available
11 Sep. Hotel Reservation Deadline
15 Oct. [TBD] Special events; Opening Reception
15-18 Oct. Scientific/technical Sessions
13 Nov. Deadline for submission of papers for Proceedings

We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

Please forward this announcement to any of your colleagues who might be
interested in attending ADASS.


Dick Shaw
Chair, Local Organizing Committee
LOC email: adass2006_at_adass.<!--nospam-->org

Arnold Rots
Chair, Program Organizing Committee


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