DM ADASS/IVOA meetings in Oct? (Was: Re: Nature of the catalogs (Was: Re: Quantity-based catalog model (Was: Re: Source Catalogue DM))
thomas at astro.umd.edu
Fri Sep 16 07:40:39 PDT 2005
On Friday 16 September 2005 10:01 am, Pedro Osuna wrote:
> With respect to the possible reactivation of work in the group, and in
> view that it seems to be still some glowing embers of interest, I will
> try to grab some of you during the ADASS/Interop meeting here in Madrid,
> to try to find a common approach to the whole issue. In particular I
> would like Brian and/or Ed plus others to be there. Will that be
> possible, Brian? In case you're not coming, could Jonathan collect your
> inputs/ideas/complaints and transmit them? I believe Brian/Ed model fits
> in naturally in a possible general IVOA Catalogue DM and also in the
> Source DM and we only have to find out how to marry the different
Sure. I will be in Madrid (Ed will not) and am quite willing to devote
as much time as needed to discuss catalog issues (can't imagine
it will be all sorted out in one hour!! How much time are you budgeting?)
From my point of view, it would be highly desirable to have the Observations
people present, so that the various component parts can be gone over
that both models may be sharing (and these components broken up into
working groups of interested people).
But there is more DM-related work that expands beyond the catalog specifically
that meetings should be held for IMO. Some things I would like to see discussed
include a discussion by the DM group to move towards next-generation STC (e.g.
breaking up the STC into 2 or 3 parts...its way too large a model!), having the
Quantity model adopted/finalized and transitioning Q into STC and characterization
models (on this last point I have already released example schema of how this may
be done some time ago). And thats my short list of priorities... hopefully Jonathan
will/is setting time aside for some discussions like these..
At any rate, I plan to release updated catalog/collection model materials which
will include more example (validated) catalogs from the CDS/ADC holdings in
about a week or so. I will update the DM list when that happens.
See you in Madrid!
| Dr. Brian Thomas
| Dept of Astronomy
| University of Maryland-College Park
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