IVOA Small Projects Meeting 2003
26-28 November 2003: Beijing, China
There have been 13 member organizations in International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). Several big projects, such as AstroGrid, Euro-VO and US-VO, have obvious advantages on funding, technology and astronomical resources. At present, they mainly focus on definition of VO related standards and development of VO infrastructure. Different from those big projects, there are more small projects, such as China-VO, KVO, RVO, and etc. Funding and resources are quite limited for these projects. How can small VO projects best contribute to the global VO efforts? What are the suitable R&D focuses for them?
Topic and Focus
The topics of the meeting cover but aren't limited to the followings:
Advantages and disadvantages of small projects.
The role of small projects in the IVOA.
R&D focus of small projects.
Collaboration among small projects and with big VO projects.
Implementation of IVOA standards and infrastructures developed by other VO projects.
Science Division, LAMOST Project
National Astronomical Observatory of China (NAOC)
Chenzhou Cui (Dr.) National Astronomical Observatory of China 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District Beijing 100012, China
Tel: +86 10 64877703-1328; Fax: +86 10 64878240; E-mail: email@example.com
Registry deadline: 16 November 2003 (CLOSED)
Accommodation and Meeting
Accommodation and meeting are all at Beijing Conference Center (www.bj-bcc.com). The tariff for standard room (twin) is 240 RMB (about 29 USD) per night. The LOC have reserved enough rooms for the attendees. No special reservation is needed. If you perfer other choice or need any help, please contact us.
Internet can be accessed by dialling, so please take a MODEM with you. Prof. Yongheng Zhao and Dr. Jianfeng Zhou are willing share their wireless notebooks to access the Internet in the meeting room. Projector is available in the meeting room.
Last Updated: Dec. 15, 2003