Some Upcoming Events
Objectives of iAstro
- 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.
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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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
and represented Greece in Opticon and in iAstro/Action
283. We remember him as a dear friend and an irreplaceable