BAASP 2013

"Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing"

BAASP 2013 – 2nd International Scientific Conference
15 – 16 May, 2013, Ventspils, Latvia

We are glad to invite you to the 2nd International Scientific Conference “Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing” which will be held at Ventspils University College.

The first international research conference „Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing” (BAASP2012) was held on May 7 and 8, 2012 at Ventspils University College. Participants of BAASP2012 Conference were new and experienced scientists and also students involved in scientific work from Latvia, including, Engineering Research Institute “Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center” of Ventspils University College, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Luxemburg, Poland and Germany. There were presented 22 reports in plenary sessions and two parallel sections “Space science” and “Space engineering and IT solutions”. Total number of participants was 60 persons.

2nd International Scientific Conference “Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing” (BAASP2013) is financed from European Regional Development Fund’s project “International competitiveness and capacity-building of Satellite research” (SATTEH, No.2010/0189/2DP/2.1.1.2.0/10/APIA/VIAA/019) being implemented in Engineering Research Institute “Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center” of Ventspils University College.

Aim of the Conference
To provide efficient collaboration platform for cross border partnership and knowledge transfer for Baltic astronomers, astrophysicists, space researchers and engineers as well as experts in other interrelated research disciplines like informatics, computer, environmental, geology, geodesy, materials sciences.

Conference Theme
12 years ago it seemed impossible to archive a terabyte of data. The entire data set NASA has collected over the past 45 years then was one terabyte only. Today single experiment produces as much data as the previous 15,000 experiments. It means we need to use new technologies not only to make all that data available to scientists but also to extract valuable science from the data. And with the advent of digital detectors, computers have replaced darkrooms and photogravimetry allowing working with more far, weak and diffuse signals. It is a challenge to merge with computing to be able to examine all obtained research data, their volume and complexity.

Space science is being fundamentally influenced and empowered by computation and information technology, and it stimulates further technological developments. Astronomy, like many other fields, is becoming exponentially data-rich, and the tasks of data management, data acquisition, and knowledge discovery become central to our research organisation, bringing together many technical and methodological challenges. Information technology also provides the stage where we collaborate and interact, and publish, preserve, use and disseminate knowledge. The general philosophy behind is to be future-oriented, which determines the emerging discipline of astroinformatics.

Recent challenges are directed to more human-orientated, highly personalized and trustworthy systems enabling their users to cope with the large variety of frameworks, technologies, data volumes and tools needed to accommodate emerging scientific applications. Therefore, one of the areas of focus here is quantitative and qualitative methods for exploiting, predicting, and understanding the value that ICT brings to the astronomers.

Key focus in 2013
“Interdisciplinary research in astroinformatics and space data engineering”.

The scope of the conference covers fundamental and applied research regarding space technologies, and includes the following sections:

  • space science, including space and atmospheric physics, Earth observation and remote sensing from space, planetary sciences, astrochemistry, astrogeology, astrobiology, space-related life sciences, and space-based astronomy and astrophysics;
  • space engineering, including communications, navigation, space operations, satellite design, testing, and implementation, engineering of new generation telescopes;
  • space IT solutions, including data acquisition, buffering, signal processing, data correlation, data recording, transfer, processing and archiving, high performance and cloud computing techniques.

Working language of the conference is English.

Important Submission Deadlines

15 May 2013

Late payment of registration fee (for everybody who has not paid earlier)

24 May 2013

Paper submission

The registration fee is:
40 EUR after April 15, 2013

Method of payment – money transfer to our bank account.

Receiver of money: Ventspils University College
Name of the bank: Valsts kase
Account No. (IBAN): LV23TREL9150140000000
SWIFT: TRELLV22
Purpose of payment: 21399, registration fee for the conference BAASP 2013.

If you would like to pay in cash during the conference, please note, that the payment can be made only in Latvian LVL, Euro will not be accepted. The registration fee equivalent in LVL is 28.11 LVL.

Conference publications
All abstracts will be published in the Conference Abstract Book with a separate ISBN number.

Abstract: should consist of minimum 1500 characters and maximum 4000 characters (Microsoft Word or Open Office file, Times New Roman, 12 pt, Italic). Structure: introduction, aim, materials and methods of the work, main results, conclusions and key words.

At the end of the abstract the following should be mentioned: author's academic position, scientific degree, name, surname, institution, scientific research areas and e-mail address (10 pt, Normal).

The best accepted research papers will be published in the international scientific journal “Baltic Astronomy” and “Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences”. Other accepted papers will be published in the Baltic Space Review vol.2, 2013 with an ISBN number.

All papers will be peer-reviewed. Detailed instructions for full papers will be sent on acceptance of abstracts.

Scientific Organizing Committee
Dr. Dmitrijs Docenko (chairman) – University of Latvia, Institute of Astronomy (Latvia)
Dr. Juris Freimanis (vice-chairman) – Ventspils University College (Latvia)
Dr. Arunas Andziulis – University of Klaipeda (Lithuania)
Dr. Guntars Balodis – Riga Technical University (Latvia)
Dr. Rihards Balodis – University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (Latvia)
Dr. Juris Borzovs – University of Latvia (Latvia)
Dr. Dainis Dravins – Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Dr. Ilgmars Eglitis – University of Latvia, Institute of Astronomy (Latvia)
Dr. Janis Grundspenkis – Riga Technical University (Latvia)
Dr. Normunds Jekabsons – Ventspils University College (Latvia)
Dr. Algimantas Juozapavicius – Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Dr. Janis Kaminskis – Riga Technical University (Latvia)
Dr. Mart Noorma – University of Tartu (Estonia)
Dr. Anu Reinart – Tartu Observatory (Estonia)
Dr. Boriss Rjabovs – Ventspils University College (Latvia)
Dr. Danguole Rutkauskiene – Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Dr. Ivars Smelds – Ventspils University College (Latvia)
Dr. Grazina Tautvaisiene – Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Dr. Andris Vaivads – Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Sweden)
Dr. Laimons Zacs – Laser Centre of University of Latvia (Latvia)
Dr. Juris Zagars – Ventspils University College (Latvia)

Organizers expect to expand Scientific Organizing Committee by inviting additional members and experts. The slight changes can possibly be made in composition of Scientific Organizing Committee.

Local Organizing Committee
Dr. V.Avotins (chairman), L.Riekstina (vice-chairman), S.Kalvane, L.Aulmane, I.Kozlova, E.Vitols.

Detailed Programme of the Conference

Accommodation

You can find the corresponding information about accommodation at Ventspils web site.

We would also like to offer for accommodation one of reserved rooms in following guest houses of Ventspils: Kupfernams; Raibie logi; Jūras brīze; Martas nams.

The number of rooms reserved is limited and they are offered till April 16. Please, make reservation by phone or e-mail of respective guest house and note, that you are participant of the conference“Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing” (BAASP), which takes place in Ventspils University College.

Transportation

Riga International Airport is located 13 kilometers from the city center. Taxi should cost approximately 10 LVL (15 EUR), we recommend taking green Airbaltic taxi.

There are also regular bus connections from the airport to the city center: please take bus No 22. Information how to get from and to Riga International Airport can be found here: http://www.riga-airport.com/en.

Ventspils (http://www.ventspils.lv/eng/) is located 190 km from Riga. The most convenient way to get to Ventspils is by bus from Riga Bus Station. Please see the bus schedule on http://www.autoosta.lv/main.php?lng=eng and allow approximately 2.5-3 hours for the trip. Transportation from Riga to Ventspils is also possible by car http://www.carrent.lv/en/

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Ventspils, Latvia and hotel arrangement and costs.

Information and address for correspondence
Questions regarding the conference should be addressed to the Local organizing committee (e-mail: baasp2013@venta.lv).

Phone: +371 63628303, contact person: Santa Kalvane
Fax: +371 63629660

Address for the correspondence:
Ventspils University College
Inženieru Street 101
Ventspils, LV-3601, Latvia

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„Pielietojamā astroinformātika un kosmisko datu apstrāde Baltijā”
(Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing / BAASP2013)

Otrā Starptautiskā zinātniskā konference
15. un 16. maijs, Ventspils, Latvija

 

15. – 16. maijā Ventspils Augstskolā norisināsies Ventspils Augstskolas Inženierzinātņu institūta „Ventspils Starptautiskais radioastronomijas centrs” (IZI VSRC) otrā starptautiskā zinātniskā konference „Pielietojamā astroinformātika un kosmisko datu apstrāde Baltijā” (Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing / BAASP2013).

Konferencē piedalīsies aptuveni 45 zinātnieki ar pieredzi, jaunie zinātnieki un zinātniskajā darbībā iesaistīti studenti no Latvijas, tai skaitā, IZI VSRC, Lietuvas, Igaunijas, Vācijas, Beļģijas, Polijas un Krievijas. Konferencē tiks prezentēti 28 referāti.

Konferences galvenais virziens 2013.gadā ir “Starpdisciplinārā izpēte astroinformātikā un kosmisko datu apstrādē” un tajā tiks prezentēti gan fundamentālo, gan lietišķo pētījumu rezultāti kosmosa tehnoloģiju jomā, darbu organizējot šādās sekcijās:

  • kosmosa zinātne,
  • kosmosa inženierzinātnes,
  • kosmosa IT risinājumi.

IZI VSRC starptautisko zinātnisko konferenci BAASP rīko jau otro gadu pēc kārtas un darbu paredzēts turpināt. Salīdzinājumā ar 2012.gadu šogad ir palielinājies gan referātu skaits, gan pārstāvēto valstu skaits.

Pēdējos 2 gados IZI VSRC ir apliecinājis savu kompetenci, nodrošinot tehnoloģisko atbilstību 2 nozīmīgiem starptautiskā radioastronomijas tīkla standartiem:

1. kopdarbībā ar paatneriem reģistrējot visām minētā tīkla prasībām atbilstošus testa signālus;
2. veicot iegūto datu priekšapstrādi un straumējot apstrādātās datu plūsmas uz centrālo Eiropas datu apstrādes centru multiantenu novērojumu režīmā.

Konference ir efektīvs veids, kā tikties ar citiem speciālistiem, apspriest rezultātus un informēt par saviem zinātniskajiem sasniegumiem.

IZI VSRC stratēģiskais mērķis ir kļūt par globālu pētniecisko pakalpojumu sniedzēju astronomijas un kosmisko tehnoloģiju jomā, šim nolūkam veidojot starptautiski konkurētspējīgu, sabalansētu un ilgtspējīgu pētnieku komandu un zinātniskās infrastruktūras pētniecisko kompleksu.

Galvenie IZI VSRC darbības virzieni:

  • fundamentālie pētījumi astronomijā un astrofizikā;
  • lietišķie pētījumi kosmosa tehnoloģiju jomā;
  • augstas veiktspējas skaitļošana;
  • pielietojamās inženierelektronikas pētījumi.

BAASP2013 programma
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Konference tiek organizēta Eiropas Savienības fondu projekta „Satelīttehnoloģiju pētījumu starptautiskās konkurētspējas un kapacitātes palielināšana” (SATTEH, projekta Nr.2010/0189/2DP/2.1.1.2.0/10/APIA/VIAA/019) ietvaros.

16.01.2013.