• Program

    Monday, Oct 5, 2015
    airport is 15min driving distance from the hotel; take taxi or reserve a shuttle HERE
    19:00-21:00Welcome Dinner and Registration
    Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
    Morning session: ASTROINFORMATICS: THE PRESENT STATUS (combined with BigSkyEarth meeting)
    09:00-09:15Welcome and opening addresses
    09:15-10:00"Virtual Observatory, Astroinformatics, and Beyond" (invited tak, G. Djorgovski) video
    10:00-10:15"Facilitating Knowledge Discovery in Large Archives of Astronomical Spectra using Distributed Cloud-based Engine", Petr Skoda slides, poster
    10:15-10:30"Linear feature detection in SDSS images", Dino Bektesevic slides, poster-part1, poster-part2
    10:30-11:00Coffee Break
    11:00-11:30BigSkyEarth: "Scheduling for Interactive EO Mining Beyond the Lambda Architecture" Marco Quartulli (invited talk) video
    11:30-12:00BigSkyEarth: "Multivariate inverse problems in Earth and extraterrestrial observations analysis" Andrea Marinoni (invited talk) video
    12:00-13:00Panel discussion
    13:00-14:30Lunch Break (on your own: free choice)
    Afternoon session: LARGE SURVEY PROJECTS CHALLENGES (combined with BigSkyEarth meeting)
    14:30-15:15"Everything I’d like to do with LSST data, but don’t know (yet) how” (invited talk, Z. Ivezic) video
    15:15-16:00"Unmixing" Jean-Luc Starck (invited talk) video
    16:00-16:30Coffee Break
    16:30-17:15 "Astroinformatics Challenges for Radio Transient Detection" (invited talk, Tara Murphy) video
    17:15-18:00Panel discussion
    20:00 - -----Dinner (on your own: free choice)
    Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015
    09:00-09:45 "Machine Learning in Astronomy" (invited talk, Kai Polsterer) video
    09:45-10:30"Digging in the large scale structure in the era of LSST and DESI" (invited talk, Shirley Ho) video
    10:30-11:00Coffee Break
    11:00-11:30 Nikos Gianniotis, Dennis Kuegler (Contributed)
    11:30-12:15 "Data Immersive Science"(C. Donalek, invited) video
    12:15-13:00Panel discussion
    13:00-14:30Lunch Break (on your own: free choice)
    15:00 - -----Organized Tour of the Old City of Dubrovnik
    20:00 - -----Dinner (on your own: free choice)
    Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
    09:00-09:45 "Large Sky Surveys: Entering the Ear of Software-Bound Astronomy" (M. Juric, invited talk) video, slides
    09:45-10:30"HealthCare Informatics: Promise and Challenges" (Ashish Mahabal, invited talk) video
    10:30-10:45"DEC-SkZ pipeline for PSF-fitting photometry of DECam data", Francesco Mauro slides, poster
    10:45-11:00"HELP-ing Deep and Wide Extragalactic Surveys: The Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Project", Mattia Vaccari slides
    11:00-11:30Coffee Break
    11:30-12:15 "Beyond Data Management: Using Databases to Analyze Astrophysical Simulations" (Sarah Loebman, invited talk) video
    12:15-13:00Panel discussion
    13:00-14:30Lunch Break (on your own: free choice)
    Afternoon session: THE TRANSIENT UNIVERSE
    14:30-15:15"Understanding the outlier populations is astronomical time series" (Matthew Graham, invited talk)video
    15:15-15:45 "Photo-z's with machine learning: some open issues" (Giuseppe Longo, invited talk) video
    15:45-16:30Coffee Break and Poster Session
    16:30.17:30Panel discussion
    20:00 - -----Dinner (on your own: free choice)
    Friday, Oct 9, 2015
    Morning session: MINING BIG DATA
    09:00-09:45general discussion
    09:45-10:30 "Visualization in Astronomical Simulations" (Victor Debattista, invited talk) video
    10:30-10:45"Machine learning methods for classification of real sources and artefacts in radio images with high accuracy", Arun Aniyan slides, poster
    10:45-11:00"Photometric observations of trans-Neptunian objects with Kepler", Gyula Szabo
    11:00-11:30Coffee Break
    11:30-12:30Panel discussion
    12:30-13:00Conference summary and closing

  • Latest News

    December 2015: Talks are available on Youtube.
    April 20, 2015: Early registration is now open!
    June 12, 2015: Make your reservation of a hotel room before the early registration deadline!
    June 20, 2015: Submit your abstract for poster session!
    Aug 17, 2015: You can still get discount prices on hotel rooms – see here how!


    About local logistics:
    Dejan Vinkovic at

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    COST Action: BigSkyEarth