AstroInformatics 2012
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AstroInformatics 2012
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Organized by:
Caltech, Pasadena, USA, and
Univ. Federico II of Napoli, Italy

Hosted by:
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA

Caltech
University Federico II of Napoli
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AstroInformatics 2012 Agenda (hopefully final)
AstroInformatics 2012 Agenda (subject to minor changes)

Sunday, Sept. 9

5:00 - 8:00 pm		Opening reception (Redmond Marriott Towne Center)

Monday, Sept. 10

Morning:  Science Informatics [Chair: Y. Xu]

8:00 - 8:30 		Registration & Beakfast

8:30 - 8:45		Welcome and the Logistics [The Organizers]
8:45 - 9:00		Welcome address [P. Lee, Corp. VP, MSR]
9:00 - 9:40		Opening Keynote: Science Informatics [D. Fay]
9:40 - 10:00		Bioinformatics: The Challenges of Understanding Biological Systems [D. Reiss]

10:00 - 10:30		Coffee

10:30 - 11:00		Keynote: Big Process for Big Data [I. Foster]
11:00 - 11:20		Big Data in Biology on Azure Cloud Computing [R. Pandya]
11:20 - 12:00		Panel-led discussion: Lessons Learned, and Interdisciplinary Exchanges
			[D. Fay, J. Dozier, E. Vera]

12:00 - 1:00		Lunch

Afternoon:  Trends in Computing [Chair: E. Vera]

1:00 - 1:30		Keynote: Cloud Computing and Scientific Data Analytics Challenges [D. Gannon]
1:30 - 2:00		Keynote: Hardware Trends [M. Stalzer]
2:00 - 2:30		Panel-led Discussion: Computing Trends [I. Foster, A. Szalay, D. Gannon]

2:30 - 3:00		Coffee

3:00 - 3:30		Keynote: The Genealogy of the SkyServer: from Galaxies to Genes [A. Szalay]
3:30 - 4:00		Keynote: Next Generation Databases [P. Bernstein]
4:00 - 4:30		A View from the NSF [N. Sharp, D. Katz]
4:30 - 5:00		Panel-led Discussion: From Virtual Observatory to Astroinformatics 
			[R. Hanisch, M. Ohishi, K. Borne]

5:00 - 7:30		Conference Dinner (MSR Building 99)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Morning:  Visualization, Discovery Tools, and Methods [Chair: M. Ohishi]

8:00 - 9:00		Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30		Keynote: The Macroscope: An Engine for Pattern Discovery [J. Crutchfield]
9:30 - 10:00		Keynote: ECR: A Framework for Interactive Visualization [C. Wong]

10:00 - 10:30		Coffee

10:30 - 10:50		Going Beyond Map-Reduce and Beyond Maximum Likelihood [D. Hogg]
10:50 - 11:10		Epitomes and Counting Grids: Discovering Patterns by (Re)arranging Feature Counts [N. Jojic]
11:10 - 11:30		Practical Data Mining Services for Astronomy [G. Longo]
11:30 - 11:50		Immersive Data Visualization [G. Djorgovski]
11:50 - 12:00		Open Time

12:00 - 1:00		Lunch

Afternoon:  Examples of Scientific Applications and New Tools [Chair: D. Croton]

1:00 - 1:20		Data Mining for Quasars and Blazars [R. D'Abrusco]
1:20 - 1:40		Automated Classification of Transient and Variable Sources [C. Donalek]
1:40 - 2:00		Exploring the Time Series [J. Scargle]
2:00 - 2:20		SkyServer Traffic Report - The SQL [A. Thakar]

2:20 - 2:50		Coffee

2:50 - 3:10		The Australian SKA Pathfinder: New Data, New Paradigms [R. Norris]
3:10 - 3:30		Virtual Observatory and AstroInformatics Activities During the Last Decade in China [C. Cui]
3:30 - 3:50		HectoMap Project Design [M. Kurtz]
3:50 - 4:10		Mining Massive Data Sets With CANFAR and Skytree [N. Ball]

4:10 - 4:40		Panel-led Discussion: Developing and Sharing Knowledge Discovery Tools
			[E. Feigelson, J. Lazio, G. Longo]

4:40 - 5:00		Open Discussion:  Emerging Issues [The Organizers]

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Morning:  Collaboration, outreach, and Publishing [Chair: R. Norris]

8:00 - 9:00		Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30		Interface Exploration for Managing Complexity [S. Drucker]
9:30 - 10:00		Scalable Data Mining Tools [A. Gray]

10:00 - 10:30		Coffee

10:30 - 11:00		Conquering the Astronomical Data Flood through Machine Learning and Citizen Science [K. Borne]
11:00 - 12:00		Panel-led discussion: Towards the New Models of Scientific Publishing
			[M. Kurtz, Y. Xu, G. Djorgovski]

12:00 - 1:00		Lunch

Afternoon:  Practical AstroSemantics Workshop [Chair: M. Graham]

1:00 - 1:30		Introduction: State of the Field and Goals for This
Workshop [M. Graham]
1:30 - 2:00		Thesauri in the VO: Applications
and Links [N. Gray]
2:00 - 2:30		Building a Smart Portal for Astronomy [S. Derriere]

2:30 - 3:00		Coffee

3:00 - 3:30		Connecting Bayesian Networks and Semantics [A. Mahabal]
3:30 - 4:00		Panel-led discussion: What's Next for AstroSemantics
			[M. Graham, N. Gray, S. Derriere]

4:00 - 5:00		Open discussion: Astroinformatics: Issues Arising, and Goals for the Next Year
			[The Organizers]

 
Thursday, Sept. 13:	Connecting Research with Education:
			20 research scenarios that require new computational practice

8:30 -  9:00        Breakfast

9:00 -  9:15	Alyssa Goodman (by Skype)
9:15 -  9:30	Robert Brunner (by Skype)
9:30 - 11:00    Roundtable Talks by:
						Andrew Connolly
						Ashish Mahabal
						Chenzhou Cui
						George Djorgovski
						Giuseppe Longo
						Jeff Dozier
						Jim Crutchfield
						Kirk Borne
						Nicholas Walton
						Yan Xu
11:00 - 11:15       Coffee

11:15 - 12:00       Group Discussion  plan for follow-up

12:00 -  1:00       Lunch

1:00                End

Friday, Sept. 14: WorldWide Telescope Workshop at Univ. of Washington Planetarium
		A joint event with Gaia-GREAT-ITN/ GREAT-ESF / LSST / Microsoft Research:
		Astro-Visualisation School

8:30  -   9:00		Breakfast
9:00  -   9:10		Introduction by Nicholas Walton
9:10  -  10:00		Why did we build a digital planetarium... by Andrew Connolly
10:00 -  10:20		WWT in Italy by Giuseppe Longo
10:20 -  10:45		Coffee
10:45 -  12:00		WWT Deep Dive, Part-1 by Jonathan Fay
12:00 -   1:00		Lunch
1:00  -   1:30		WWT in the Classroom by Nick Hunt-Walker
1:30  -   1:50		WWT in India and South Africa by Ashish Mahabal
1:50  -   2:10		Astronomy Viewed in WWT by Yan Xu
2:10  -   3:00		WWT and Layerscape by Rob Fatland
3:00  -   3:30		Coffee
3:30  -   5:00		WWT Deep Dive Part-2 by Jonathan Fay
5:00  -   5:30		Group Discussion
5:30          		End