ADASS XXV: The 25th Annual ADASS Conference


25-29 October 2015

Rydges World Square
Sydney, Australia




ADASS XXV Webpages

The annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the acquisitions, reduction, analysis and dissemination of astronomical data.

The conference will be held from 25-29 October at Rydges World Square, Sydney, Australia.  The hosts of ADASS XXV will be ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO).

Rydges World Square is located in the heart of Sydney.  This world-class hotel offers easy access to Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Sydney Entertainment Centre and the city’s financial precinct. The Sydney CBD hotel is 20 minutes from Sydney Airport (SYD).

The ADASS XXV program will include invited talks, contributed papers, display sessions, tutorials, computer demonstrations, and special interest ("Birds of a Feather" or BoF) meetings. Further details about themes and invited speakers will be available shortly.

Key Themes for ADASS XXV are:

  • Knowledge discovery and data management tools for astronomical Big Data
  • LSST and lessons learned from current programs
  • Algorithms for astronomical data reduction
  • Real-time processing
  • Visualization and innovative user interfaces
  • Data pipelines

Invited speakers

  • Alessandra Aloisi, Space Telescope Institute
  • Tamas Budavari, Johns Hopkins
  • Ann Marie Cody, Caltech
  • Hugh Durrant-Whyte, University of Sydney
  • Janet Evans, SAO/CXC
  • Mario Juric, University of Washington
  • Sarah Kendrew, University of Oxford
  • Jamie Kinney, Amazon Web Services
  • Brian Schmidt, Australian National University
  • Andreas Wicenec, ICRAR
  • Mike Wise, ASTRON
  • Xiuqin Wu, Caltech

The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) meeting will follow ADASS from 30 October - 1 November at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, Rosehill Street, Redfern.

Key Dates:

  • First Annoucnement: March 2015
  • Registration/Abstracts open: March 2015
  • Abstract deadline: 5 July 2015 (midnight AEST)
  • BoF proposal deadline: 15 August 2015
  • Deadline for poster submission: 30 August 2015
  • Early Bird registration deadline: 1 September 2015
  • Final Program: September 2015
  • Registration closes: 15 October 2015


  • Pascal Ballester (ESO)
  • Sebastien Derriere (CSA/France)
  • Daniel Devost (CFHT)
  • Mike Fitzpatrick (NOAO)
  • Carlos Gabriel, POC Chair (ESA-ESAC)
  • Stephen Gwyn (CADC)
  • Tony Krueger (STScI)
  • Mark Lacy (NRAO)
  • Jim Lewis (IoA)
  • Nuria Lorente (AAO)
  • Fabio Pasian (INAF)
  • Ray Plante (NCSA)
  • Arnold Rots (SAO)
  • Keith Shortridge (AAO)
  • Betty Stobie (NOAO)
  • Tadafumi Takata (NAOJ)
  • Harry Teplitz (IPAC/Caltech)


  • Kate Gunn, Co-Chair (CAASTRO/USYD)
  • Kylie Williams, Co-Chair (CAASTRO/USYD)
  • Nuria Lorente, (AAO)
  • Keith Shortridge, (AAO)
  • Randall Wayth, (CAASTRO/Curtin)

Contact: to ensure you receive further announcements or for any questions regarding the conference

Ethan Rohloff; Destination NSW

Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff; Destination NSW