October 5-9, 2014

Thank-You for Attending ADASS XXIV

Posters and presentations have been uploaded to the Participants section.

We hope to see you next year at ADASS XXV in Sydney, Australia (25 -30 October 2015). For more information please visit here.


Mark your calendars for the 24th annual conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS,http://adass.org). The conference will be held from 5-9 October 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, Canada.

This annual conference, held in a different location each year, is a forum for scientists, developers and programmers working in areas related to algorithms, software and systems for the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data.

Calgary is Canada's 4th largest metropolitan centre located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. The University of Calgary is a major Canadian centre for radio astronomy in Canada and has close association with the National Research Council of Canada's Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Penticton. Calgary is a focus for Canadian participation in the Square Kilometre Array project, and development of cyber infrastructure for data intensive radio astronomy en route to the SKA.

Themes for ADASS XXIV are:

  • Big Data Challenges
  • Large surveys
  • Web services and APIs
  • How we code today / Data Analysis / Pipelines
  • meta-data management
  • (2D & 3D) visualisation for astronomy
  • File formats for astronomical data

The ADASS XXIV program will include invited talks, contributed papers, display sessions, tutorials, computer demonstrations, and special interest ("Birds of a Feather" or BoF) meetings. Please arrive by Saturday (Oct. 4) evening and join us for the Welcome Cocktail Reception. The meeting starts on Sunday (Oct. 5) with registration and talks, and concludes on Thursday (Oct. 9) with a Workshop on cloud technology solutions and OpenStack - the open source computing platform. These activities aim to encourage communication between software specialists and scientists, and to stimulate further development of software and systems to meet the data science challenges of astronomy.

General inquiries can be sent to adass-2014-loc@cybera.ca

The list of invited speakers and their abstracts can be found here.

Important dates:

Sunday, July 13th: Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations
Sunday, July 20th: Deadline for financial aid request
Friday, August 15th: Deadline for early registration
Friday, August 22nd: Deadline for abstracts for Posters, Demos and Focus Demos
Monday, September 1st: Deadline to cancel your registration
Wednesday, September 3rd: Deadline for special discounted room rate to The Westin Calgary. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, September 5th.
UPDATE Wednesday, October 1: New deadline for Poster Abstracts (dependent on floor space)
UPDATE Friday, October 3: Deadline to submit draft Conference Proceedings papers

Saturday, October 4: Welcome Cocktail Reception (evening)
Sunday, October 5: ADASS XXIV Registration and Talks Begin
Tuesday, October 7: Banquet Dinner (Mayfair room at the Westin)
Thursday, October 9: OpenStack Workshop presented by Cybera
Friday, October 31: Deadline to submit final versions of the Conference Proceedings papers.

Please note that the International Virtual Observatory Alliance conference will be held after ADASS XXIV a short distance away in Banff, Alberta.


Russ Taylor and Jeroen Stil (co-chairs) on behalf of the ADASS XXIV LOC.
Carlos Gabriel on behalf of the ADASS POC.