Computational and information infrastructure in the Astronomical DataGrid

Some Upcoming Events

  • ADA IV - Astronomical Data Analysis, Marseille, 18-20 September 2006. ADA IV web area.
  • "Modelling and Simulation in Science", 6th International Workshop of the Data Analysis in Astronomy Series, EMFCSC, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture 15-22 April 2007, Erice, Italy.
  • For more events see the IAPR TC 13 pages.

Objectives of iAstro

The Grid is the infrastructure of the virtual organization of the future, providing high performance and high added value services relating to computational, data, information and knowledge processing requirements. Those involved in iAstro aim at ensuring best application of new theory and tools in the astronomy application domain, and simultaneously Grid-enabling the most appropriate areas of the application domain. The means applied by iAstro to achieve these ends are, respectively, further developing and bridging the many ongoing projects (i.e., disseminating exciting theories and good practice in the direction of astronomers), and through selection and bringing Grid-appropriate areas of the application domain into focus (i.e., expressing and focusing application requirements in the direction of computer scientists, and data and information analysts). An additional objective is the spinning out of new national and international projects, where appropriate and needed.

iAstro started as a 4-year (Cooperation in Science and Technology) network 2001-2005. COST is a European funding programme. Support for iAstro came from the Telecommunications, Information Science and Technology, TIST area of COST.

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For general information on iAstro, and for information on upcoming workshops and other events, subscribe to our mailing list. This is open to everybody with an interest in the activities of iAstro. This mailing list is now run through IAPR TC13.

Sad news

Emilios Harlaftis, a member of the iAstro Management Committee, died on 13 February 2005 in a tragic climbing accident. He was 40 years of age. Emilios obtained his BSc in Physics at the University of Athens (1987) and his PhD at the University of Oxford (1991). During the last 15 years he worked in Spain (La Palma), England (St Andrews) and Greece (NOA) and was a very productive scientist and prolific author. He held a Fulbright Scholar position and represented Greece in Opticon and in iAstro/Action 283. We remember him as a dear friend and an irreplaceable scientific colleague.