IAU Special Sessions (GA)

SpS15: Data intensive astronomy

Start date/time

August 28, 2012, 00:00

End date/time

August 31, 2012


China, Nanjing


Masatoshi Ohishi

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Coordinating Division

Division XII Union-Wide Activities

SOC Chair: Masatoshi Ohishi (Japan)

SOC Members: Kirk Borne (United States), Janet Drew (United Kingdom), Robert Hanisch (United States), Melaine Johnston-Hollitt (New Zealand), Nick Kaiser (United States), Ajit Kembhavi (India), Oleg Malkov (Russian Federation), Bob Mann (United Kingdom), Raffaella Morganti (Netherlands), Paolo Padovani (Germany), Hu Zhan (China Nanjing) 

Editor of Proceedings: Masatoshi Ohishi (Japan)


  • Near- and far-future telescopes and survey projects that will produce large-scale data
  • Scientific insights from large-scale observations in broad fields in astronomy
  • Advanced data analyses, such as data mining, in deriving scientific knowledge from large-scale data
  • Data management and data access with and beyond virtual observatories to ensure data-intensive astronomical research
  • Synergy of data-intensive astronomy with other fields, such as mathematics/statistics and informatics
  • Education, Public Outreach and Others


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