Oct 16 – 19, 2017
Casa Convalescència
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Scientific Programme

Update:  The registration deadline is extended till 8 October 2017.

Towards the end of the decade new research infrastructures in the field of Astronomy and Astroparticle physics will enter in operation bringing the discipline from the noise-hunting regime to the generation of large data sets. Data production needs large computing resources, intensive simulation and large storage space, multi-messengers’ data archives systems and corresponding services for wide and open accessibility and effective data mining. The computing and data models of future research projects rely on deployment of scalable, distributed non-homogeneous resources and need to be built upon the state of the art ICT and adaptable and evolving workflow management systems. 
H2020 project - Astronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster (ASTERICS) will be addressing these challenges through its core programme OBELICS- OBservatory E-environments LInked with common ChallengeS. OBELICS aims at enabling interoperability and software re-use for the data generation, integration and analysis of the cluster of ESFRI and pathfinder facilities in Astronomy and Astroparticle Physics.

The 2nd ASTERICS – OBELICS Workshop will address potential connections between the ESFRI projects and the implementation of EOSC for data interoperability.

“Astronomy & Astroparticle Physics assets in building the European Open Science Cloud”

In this workshop we would like to follow up on the discussions that took place at the 1st ASTERICS-OBELICS Workshop and also have discussions dedicated to the future of ASTERICS-OBELICS actions in line with European Open Science Cloud paradigm.

Who should attend?
  • Astronomy ESFRI and World-class facilities managers and officers
  • European astronomers and researchers active in the Asterics ESFRI projects
  • Researchers, PhD students and post-docs from the particle physics and other scientific domains
  • The EOSC community: EOSC Pilot, EOSC Hub and EOSC HLEG representatives
  • Industry actors in the field of software, storage, big data, consulting companies
  • Funding Agencies (in the APPEC and ASTRONET consortia), international organizations (including EIROForum ?) and Public Administrations

Choose your day

Day 1, 16 October 2017: A deep dive into OBELICS activities
Day 1 will include presentations from OBELICS task leaders and task members highlighting achievements and research results so far. These talks will be open for External members to learn more about OBELICS activities. This day will provide an overview about OBELICS activities to the external members from EOSC, other H2020 projects, industrial participants etc..

Day 2, 17 October 2017: Astronomy & Astroparticle Physics assets in building the EOSC
Day 2 will include presentations and panel discussions with both EOSC and ESFRI projects representatives, exploring commonalities and complementarities between the two communities. Speakers and panellists will be asked to debate on how the OBELICS community can contribute to the work of the EOSC bodies on either a governance, funding or technical perspective.

Day 3, 18 October 2017: Machine learning and AI in the Astronomy ESFRI and World-class facilities
Day 3 will include presentations on Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence use cases for astronomy and astroparticle physics, and cases of adoption in the ASTERICS cluster of ESFRI and other world-class research infrastructures..
½ Day 4, 19 October 2017: OBELICS Internal meeting
½ Day 4 will include a closed discussion among OBELICS members to discuss the outcome and future steps of OBELICS. OBELICS activities aim at encouraging common developments and adoption of common solutions for data processing, archive, analysis and access among ESFRI and world class projects in Astronomy and Astroparticle Physics, such as CTA, SKA, KM3NeT, EUCLID, LSST, EGO-Virgo, E-ELT.

  1. Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de physique des particules, France
  2. Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Netherlands
  3. The National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy
  4. The National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy
  5. University of Cambridge, UK
  6. The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC, Netherlands
  7. The Institute of High Energy Physics, Spain
  8. The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
  9. The Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  10. Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  11. The Center for particle physics of Marseilles, France
  12. The Laboratoire interdisciplinaire Astroparticule Cosmologie, France
  13. The Institut d'astrophysique de Paris, France