AG Splinter Meeting 2023:
E-Science & Machine Learning & Virtual Observatory

Annual Meeting 2023 of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany

E-Science & Machine Learning & Virtual Observatory

This splinter meeting is dedicated to standard infrastructures for data dissemination and analysis, with an extra focus on Machine Learning as a particular data-hungry field with high relevance to essentially all areas of astronomy.

A focus of one session in the year's splinter meeting will be software sustainability, which always has to balance legacy support and cutting edge development, has to avoid breaking established workflows while enabling new ones. Again, we welcome both talks on best practices and cautionary tales. Another session will address progress on making astronomical data even FAIR-er than it already is in the context of the various projects addressing this (PUNCH, EOSC, IVOA).

Finally, a session will be dedicated to applying cutting-edge methods of Machine Learning to astronomy. Naturally, these applications often come with special requirements or structural demands on data and computing infrastructure, which are of special interest here.

We welcome contributions on applying existing and emerging technologies as well as reports from the frontiers of federating information systems to facilitate astronomical research.

Tuesday,   12.09.2023, 14:00 - 16:30, (H3005)

Thursday,   14.09.2023, 14:00 - 15:45, (H3005)

Thursday,   14.09.2023, 16:15 - 18:00, (H3005)


H. Enke (AIP), K. Polsterer (H-ITS), Markus Demleitner (ARI)

Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday,   12.09.2023

Harry Enke (AIP) Two years PUNCH4NFDI
Matthias Steinmetz (AIP) DZA and infrastructure perspectives in German Astronomy
Michael Kramer (MPIfR) Effelsberg Data for PUNCH
Nicolas Malavasi (LMU) Reduction of MeerKAT interferometric data in PUNCH4NFDI
Yori Fournier (AIP) SciTrace: an approach to reuseability for scientific workflows in astronomy
Kirill Makan (AIP) SciTrace Use-Case: Reusability of a Custom Data Reduction Pipeline

Thursday, 14.09.2023, 14:00-15.45h

Ole Streicher (AIP) Maintenance of IRAF legacy code
Andrea Diercke (KIS) The Science Data Center (SDC) at the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS)
Markus Demleitner (ARI) Array-Handling in ADQL
Ondrej Podsztavek (H-ITS) Predictive uncertainty and probability integral transform (PIT) histogram in astronomy

Thursday, 14.09.2023, 16:15-18:00h

Kai Polsterer (H-ITS) Demo: Using HEALPix and HIPS for mapping Galaxies from Illustris simulation
Arman Khalatyan, Harry Enke (AIP) Workflow Organisation with REANA (Hands-On)


If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us

Harry Enke: henke [at] aip [dot] de
Kai Polsterer: kai.polsterer [at] h-its [dot] org
Markus Demleitner: msdemlei [at] ari [dot] uni-heidelberg [dot] de

EScience & Virtual Observatory Splinters at AG Meetings