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Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems

The Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference is held each year at a different hosting astronomical institution. The conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data. An important element of the program is to foster communication between developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems. The program consists of invited talks, contributed oral and display papers, tutorials, user group meetings and special interest group meetings (called BOFs).



The 26th annual ADASS conference will be held from October 16th to 20th, 2016 at the Stazione Marittima Conference Centre, Trieste, Italy.

The host of ADASS XXVI will be the Trieste Astronomical Observatory (OATs) of the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).

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

The ADASS XXVI program will include invited talks, contributed papers, display sessions, tutorials, computer demonstrations, and special interest ("Birds of a Feather" or BoF) meetings. 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.

Key themes for ADASS XXVI are:

The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) meeting will be held after ADASS, on 21-23 October, at the same venue.