Title: Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI

Volume: 461 Year: 2012 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: Pascal Ballester
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Conference Center
Paris, France
6–10 November 2011

This volume of the ASP Conference Series contains papers that were presented at the 21st annual conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS XXI). The ADASS conference provides a forum for scientists and scientific software developers to present and discuss the latest innovations in algorithms, software, software systems, and technologies for astronomical data analysis and data management.

This year, the conference key topics included GPUs in Astronomy and Beyond, Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Statistical Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, Planning, Scheduling and Operating Observatories, Solar Astronomy, Virtual Observatory, and Long Term Preservation of Analysis Capabilities in Astronomy Software. This and a wide range of additional topics were addressed in a program that included 15 invited speakers, 29 contributed oral presentations, and 156 poster presentations. Two well-attended tutorial sessions, five floor demonstrations, six focus demonstrations, and four “Birds of a Feather” discussion sessions completed the conference program.

The topics and techniques discussed in this volume will be of interest to a wide audience of scientists and scientific programmers who either work with or are responsible for developing and managing complex software systems and large data volumes.
ISBN: 978-1-58381-804-6 eISBN: 978-1-58381-805-3

Paper Title Page Authors
Front Matter   
Front Matter Ballester, P.
Conference Photo 1 Ballester, P.
Part I. GPUs in Astronomy and Beyond   
Accelerating the Rate of Astronomical Discovery with GPU-Powered Clusters 3 Fluke, C. J.
Benchmarking the CRBLASTER Computational Framework on the 350-MHz 49-core Maestro Development Board 13 Mighell, K. J.
Applications of General Purpose GPU Computing in the Field of Astronomy and Related Research Domains 23 Ziegler, G.
A GPU-based Survey for Millisecond Radio Transients Using ARTEMIS 33 Armour, W.; Karastergiou, A.; Giles, M.; Williams, C.; Magro, A.; Zagkouris, K.; Roberts, S.; Salvini, S.; Dulwich, F.; Mort, B.
Spotting Radio Transients with the Help of GPUs 37 Barsdell, B. R.; Bailes, M.; Barnes, D. G.; Fluke, C. J.
Quasi-real-time Adaptive Optics Simulations on GPUs for the Next Generation Extremely Large Telescopes 41 Gratadour, D.
Unleashing the Power of Distributed CPU/GPU Architectures: Massive Astronomical Data Analysis and Visualization Case Study 45 Hassan, A. H.; Fluke, C. J.; Barnes, D. G.
AAOGlimpse: Fun with OpenGL and FITS 49 Shortridge, K.
GPUs and Python: A Recipe for Lightning-Fast Data Pipelines 53 Warner, C.; Packham, C.; Eikenberry, S. S.; Gonzalez, A.
Development of a GPU-based Wideband Receiver at the Nançay Radio Telescope 57 Borsenberger, J.; Colom, P.; Martin, J. M.; Kenfack, G.
Spherical Harmonic Transforms with S2HAT (Scalable Spherical Harmonic Transform) Library 61 Fabbian, G.; Szydlarski, M.; Stompor, R.; Grigori, L.; Falcou, J.
GammaLib: A New Framework for the Analysis of Astronomical Gamma-Ray Data 65 Knödlseder, J.
Employing GPUs for Numerical Integration with Lie-series 69 Pál, A.
Application of GPUs for the Calculation of Two Point Correlation Functions in Cosmology 73 Ponce, R.; Cárdenas-Montes, M.; Rodríguez-Vázquez, J. J.; Sánchez, E.; Sevilla, I.
IrOnIc: How to Consider Hundreds of Millions of Iron-Group Lines in NLTE Model-Atmosphere Calculations 77 Ringat, E.
Part II. Cloud Computing and Virtualization   
ESA's Cloudscape: A Review of Projects Using Cloud Technology in ESA 83 O'Mullane, W.; Balseiro, J. F.
High-Performance Compute Infrastructure in Astronomy: 2020 Is Only Months Away 91 Berriman, B.; Deelman, E.; Juve, G.; Rynge, M.; Vöckler, J. S.
Remote Visualization of Large Multi-dimensional Radio Astronomy Data Sets 95 Federl, P.; Grimstrup, A.; Kiddle, C.; Taylor, A. R.; Robinson, K.; Stephure, M.; Yee, G.
IceCore: A Web Portal for Workflow Execution 99 Maisala, S.; Oittinen, T.; Takala, T.; Solin, O.; Huovelin, J.
The New Web-Based Hera Data Processing System at the HEASARC 103 Pence, W.; Chai, P.
OWL: A Condor Based Workflow Management System for JWST 105 Pierfederici, F.; Swam, M.; Greene, G.; Kyprianou, M.; Gaffney, N.
Virtualization as a Founding Technology for the Grid Infrastructure of the A&A VRC 109 Taffoni, G.; Vuerli, C.; Sponza, M.; Pasian, F.
Part III. Planning, Scheduling, and Operating Observatories   
The ESO Data Flow System 115 Peron, M.
Spitzer Space Telescope: Unprecedented Efficiency and Excellent Science on a Limited Budget 125 Storrie-Lombardi, L. J.
The Challenges of New Observing/Operating Modes at Ground Based Optical Observatories 135 Veillet, C.
Physical Quantities, Measurement Sets, Theories 145 Viallefond, F.
The ALMA Observing Tool: Experiences from Cycle 0 157 Bridger, A.; Biggs, A.; McLay, S.; Williams, S.; Yatagai, H.; Schilling, M.; Tobar, R.; Warmels, R.
Scheduling on the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) Telescope 161 de Jong, A.
Visibility Isn't Everything: Managing Metadata and Auxiliary Data in ALMA Observations 165 Lorente, N. P. F.
SCASim: A Flexible and Reusable Detector Simulator for the MIRI instrument of the JWST 169 Beard, S.; Morin, J.; Gastaud, R.; Azzollini, R.; Bouchet, P.; Chaintreuil, S.; Lahuis, F.; Littlejohns, O.; Nehme, C.; Pye, J.
TESELA: A New Virtual Observatory Tool to Determine Blank Fields 173 Cardiel, N.; Jiménez-Esteban, F. M.; Alacid, J. M.; Solano, E.; Aberasturi, M.
ALMA Scheduling: It's Dynamic! 177 Clarke, D.; Avarias, J.
Automated Production of Test Data to Aid Integration of Gaia First Look Monitor Software 181 Cross, N.; Heyrovsky, A.
Translating ALMA Science Goals into Pipeline Processing Requests 185 Davis, L.; Muders, D.; Humphreys, E.; Stoehr, F.; Leon Tanne, S.; Saito, M.
The HST Exposure Time Calculator 189 Diaz, R. I.; Barker, E. A.; Laidler, V. G.; Hanley, C.; Sosey, M.; Busko, I.; Greenfield, P.; Sienkiewicz, M.
The GBT Dynamic Scheduling System 193 McCarty, M. T.; Balser, D. S.; Braatz, J.; Clark, M. H.; Condon, J.; Creager, R. E.; Maddalena, R. J.; Marganian, P.; O'Neil, K.; Sessoms, E.; Shelton, A. L.
The Center for Astrophysics Web-Based Telescope Time Proposal System 197 Mink, D. J.; Kenyon, S. J.; Carter, B. J.
Prediction of Observing Conditions for DES Exposure Scheduling 201 Neilsen, Jr., E. H.
Operations and Data Processing for the Planck Low-Frequency Instrument: Design Strategies and Practical Experience 205 Pasian, F.; Zacchei, A.; Frailis, M.; Galeotta, S.; Maris, M.; Tavagnacco, D.; Vuerli, C.; Tuerler, M.; Rohlfs, R.; Morisset, N.; Meharga, M.; Ensslin, T. A.; Knoche, J.; Gregorio, A.; Maino, D.; Mennella, A.; Tomasi, M.; Cuttaia, F.; Morgante, G.; Terenzi, L.; Maggio, G.; Gasparo, F.; Franceschi, E.
Monitoring and Control of EMBRACE: A 4608 Element Phased Array for Radio Astronomy 209 Taffoureau, C.; Renaud, P.; Picard, P.; Borsenberger, J.; Torchinsky, S.; Olofsson, H.; Viallefond, F.
Phase 3: Handling Data Products from the ESO Public Surveys and Large Programs 213 Retzlaff, J.; Arnaboldi, M.; Forchì, V.; Nunes, P.; Zampieri, S.; Bierwirth, T.; Peron, M.; Romaniello, M.; Lockhart, J.; Suchar, D.
Human Computer Interaction in the ALMA Control Room 217 Schilling, M.; Primet, R.; Pietriga, E.; Schwarz, J.
Creating the Prototype JWST Exposure Time Calculators (ETCs) 221 Sosey, M.; Hanley, C.; Laidler, V.; Lindsay, K.; Sienkiewicz, M.; Greenfield, P.; Barker, E.
JWST Science Image Data Product Design 225 Swade, D.; Greenfield, P.; Jedrzejewski, R.; Valenti, J.
Software-centric View on OVMS for LBT 229 Trowitzsch, J.; Borelli, J.; Pott, J.; Kürster, M.
hFits: From Storing Metadata to Publishing ESO Data 233 Vera, I.; Dobrzycki, A.; Vuong, M.; Da Rocha, C.
Astro-WISE for KiDS Survey Production and Quality Control 237 Kleijn, G. V.; de Jong, J. T. A.; Valentijn, E.; Kuijken, K.; KiDS consortiums; Astro-WISE consortium
The Chandra Observational Ontology: Tying the Threads Together 241 Winkelman, S.; Rots, A.
Part IV. Virtual Observatory   
The Astronomical Virtual Observatory: Lessons Learned, Looking Forward 247 Genova, F.
HELIO: A Heliospheric Virtual Observatory 255 Aboudarham, J.; Bentley, R. D.; Csillaghy, A.
The IVOA Architecture 259 Arviset, C.; Gaudet, S.; IVOA TCG
Displaying Digital Deep Sky Images 263 Bertin, E.
WorldWide Telescope in Research and Education 267 Goodman, A.; Fay, J.; Muench, A.; Pepe, A.; Udompraseret, P.; Wong, C.
Science Initiatives of the US Virtual Astronomical Observatory 271 Hanisch, R. J.
The ADS All-Sky Survey 275 Pepe, A.; Goodman, A.; Muench, A.
SAMP: Application Messaging for Desktop and Web Applications 279 Taylor, M. B.; Boch, T.; Fay, J.; Fitzpatrick, M.; Paioro, L.
Status of LOFAR Data in HDF5 Format 283 Alexov, A.; Schellart, P.; ter Veen, S.; van der Akker, M.; Bähren, L.; Greißmeier, J. G.; Hessels, J. W. T.; Mol, J. D.; Renting, G. A.; Swinbank, J.; Wise, M.
The DES-Brazil Science Portal: MW Resolved Stellar Populations with TRILEGAL 287 Balbinot, E.; Santiago, B.; Girardi, L.; da Costa, L. N.; Maia, M. A. G.; Pellegrini, P. S. S.; Makler, M.
The CDS Cross-Match Service 291 Boch, T.; Pineau, F.; Derriere, S.
The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Spectroscopic Plate and Science Archives 295 Bohlender, D.; Griffin, E.
Evolution of the IVOA Characterisation Data Model 299 Bonnarel, F.; Louys, M.; Chilingarian, I.
The Philosophy of User Interfaces in HELIO and the Importance of CASSIS 303 Bonnin, X.; Aboudarham, J.; Renié, C.; Csillaghy, A.; Messerotti, M.; Bentley, R. D.
Lessons Learned in Building VO Resources: Binding Together Several VO Standards into an Operational Service 307 Chilingarian, I.; Bonnarel, F.; Louys, M.; Le Sidaner, P.
Group Membership Based Authorization to CADC Resources 311 Damian, A.; Dowler, P.; Gaudet, S.; Hill, N.
The Digitiser and Archive Facility at the ROB 315 De Cuyper, J.; de Decker, G.; Laux, U.; Winter, L.; Zacharias, N.
Web Scraping for Astronomy 319 Derriere, S.; Boch, T.
An Array Library for Microsoft SQL Server with Astrophysical Applications 323 Dobos, L.; Szalay, A. S.; Blakeley, J.; Falck, B.; Budavári, T.; Csabai, I.
The Reusable Astronomy Portal (TRAP) 327 Donaldson, T.; Rogers, A.; Wallace, G.
“Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre” and Astrophysics: Level 2 Release 331 Doronin, M.; Dubernet, M. L.; Walton, N.; Mason, N.; Rixon, G.; Sidaner, P. L.; Schlemmer, S.; Piskunov, N.; Tennyson, J.; Akram, A.; Endres, C.; Hill, C.; Marquart, T.; Nenadovic, L.; Smith, K.; VAMDC Consortium
A New Software to Combine Spectroscopic Data and Collisional Data within VAMDC 335 Dubernet, M.; Nenadovic, L.; Doronin, N.
CAOM-2.0: The Inevitable Evolution of a Data Model 339 Dowler, P.
Improvement of Service Searching Algorithm in the JVO Portal Site 343 Eguchi, S.; Shirasak, Y.; Komiya, Y.; Ohishi, M.; Mizumoto, Y.; Ishihara, Y.; Tsutsumi, J.; Hiyama, T.; Nakamoto, H.; Sakamoto, M.
Easy Comparison of Dataset Footprints with MOC 347 Fernique, P.; Boch, T.
AstroDAbis: Annotations and Cross-Matches for Remote Catalogues 351 Gray, N.; Mann, R. G.; Morris, D.; Holliman, M.; Noddle, K.
ASTOOL: A VO Compliant Tool for Image and Catalogue Astrometry 355 Haigron, R.; Guibert, J.; Vétois, J.; Paillous, M.; Tajahmady, F.; Texier, P.; Toupet, P.; Normand, J.; Le Sidaner, P.
TAP Service Federation Factory 359 Hume, A. C.; Krause, A.; Holliman, M.; Mann, R. G.; Noddle, K.; Voutsinas, S.
CADC Advanced Search 363 Jenkins, D. N.
cadcVOFS: A FUSE Based File System Layer for VOSpace 367 Kavelaars, J.; Dowler, P.; Jenkins, D.; Hill, N.; Damian, A.
GOM.FITS: Modeling and Storing FITS Metadata in a Relational Database 371 Kim, J. W.; Lemson, G.
VO Crawler: A Crawling System for Virtual Observatory Services 375 Komiya, Y.; Shirasaki, Y.; Ohishi, M.; Eguchi, S.; Mizumoto, Y.; Ishihara, Y.; Tsutsumi, J.; Hiyama, T.; Nakamoto, H.; Sakamoto, M.
SAMP App Launcher: An On-Demand VO Application Starter by JMMC 379 Lafrasse, S.; Bourges, L.; Mella, G.
The New Version of the VizieR Catalogue Service 383 Landais, G.; Ochsenbein, F.
Status of VO-Theory Standards and Implementations at VO-Paris Data Centre 387 Languignon, D.; Petit, F. L.; Moreau, N.; Ooghe, B.; Zwölf, C. M.; Alimi, J.; Meliani, Z.; Hennebelle, P.; Rasera, Y.; Roy, F.
SedImporter: A Tool and an Extensible Framework for Constructing Interoperable Spectral Energy Distribution Data Files 391 Laurino, O.; D'Abrusco, R.; Cresitello-Dittmar, M.; Evans, J.; McDowell, J.
IDIS: Progresses towards a Virtual Observatory in Planetary Science 395 Le Sidaner, P.; Andre, N.; Berthier, J.; Bourrel, N.; Cecconi, B.; Despan, D.; Erard, S.; Gangloff, M.; Henry, F.; Jacquey, C.; Leyrat, C.; Sarkissian, A.; Saunier, M.
VO-Paris Data Centre (VO-PDC) 399 Le Petit, F.; Aboudarham, J.; Thuillot, W.; Le Sidaner, P.; Alimi, J.-M.; Désert, J.; Barache, C.; Berthier, J.; Boisson, C.; Bouquillon, S.; Combes, F.; Delahaye, F.; Deleflie, F.; Di Matteo, P.; Domisse, L.; Dubernet, M.-L.; Erard, S.; Gambis, D.; Guibert, J.; Haigron, R.; Hennebelle, P.; Jégouzo, I.; Henry, F.; Heydari-Malayeri, M.; Languignon, D.; Lambert, S.; Mamon, G.; Melchior, A.-L.; Normand, J.; Martin, J. M.; Moreau, N.; Pérault, M.; Rasera, Y.; Roueff, E.; Roy, F.; Royer, F.; Sahal-Bréchot, S.; Sarkissian, A.; Sartoretti, P.; Schneider, J.; Semelin, B.; Tajahmady, F.; Theureau, G.; Zolotukhin, I.; Zwölf, C.-M.
Browsing TAP Services with TapHandle 403 Louys, M.; Michel, L.; Mantelet, G.; Bonnarel, F.
Table Access Protocol Applied to the SIMBAD Database 407 Mantelet, G.; Wenger, M.; Michel, L.
Development of a Planetary Web GIS at the “Photothèque Planétaire” in Orsay 411 Marmo, C.
A New Web Interface for Saada 415 Michel, L.; Bantzhaff, P.; Frère, C.; Mantelet, G.; Pineau, F. X.
Integrating the IA2 Astronomical Archive in the VO: The VO-Dance Engine 419 Molinaro, M.; Laurino, O.; Smareglia, R.
Enabling OpenID Authentication for VO-integrated Portals 423 Plante, R.; Yekkirala, V.; Baker, W.
Quality Control for Theoretical Data in the Virtual Observatory: Establishing Benchmark Tests for Synthetic Spectra 427 Rauch, T.; Ringat, E.
The GIRAFFE Archive : Database and VO access 431 Royer, F.; Jégouzo, I.; Tajahmady, F.; Normand, J.
The ALMA Science Archive: Implementation 435 Santander-Vela, J.; Bauhofer, M.; Meuss, H.; Stoehr, F.; Manning, A.
Validation and Quality Assurance for IVOA Services 439 Savalle, R.; Le Sidaner, P.; Shih, A.; Normand, J.; Coquatre Zielgen, G.
The CDS at the Age of Multitouch Interfaces and Mobility 443 Schaaff, A.; Boch, T.; Fernique, P.; Kaestlé, V.
The Database and Associated VO Services 447 Schneider, J.; Le Sidaner, P.; Savalle, R.; Zolotukhin, I.
Current Status of VO Compliant Data Service in Japanese Virtual Observatory 451 Shirasaki, Y.; Komiya, Y.; Ohishi, M.; Mizumoto, Y.; Ishihara, Y.; Tsutsumi, J.; Hiyama, T.; Nakamoto, H.; Sakamoto, M.
Part V. Solar Astronomy   
Solar Astronomy and its Wealth of Data 457 Rieutord, M.
Mainstreaming High-Energy Solar Data 467 Csillaghy, A.; Etesi, L. I.; Hochmuth, N.
Visualization of Coronal Structures and Solar Physics 471 Bělik, M.; Druckmüllerová, H.
HART: An Efficient Modeling Framework for Simulated Solar Imaging 475 Benkevitch, L. V.; Oberoi, D.; Benjamin, M. D.; Sokolov, I. V.
Statistical Analysis of the Structure and Dynamics of Coronal Hole Magnetic Fields 479 Bilenko, I. A.
Part VI. Statistical Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery   
Knowledge Discovery Workflows in the Exploration of Complex Astronomical Datasets 485 D'Abrusco, R.; Fabbiano, G.; Laurino, O.; Longo, G.
R: A Software Environment for Comprehensive Statistical Analysis of Astronomical Data 495 Feigelson, E. D.
VisIVO: A Library and Integrated Tools for Large Astrophysical Dataset Exploration 505 Becciani, U.; Costa, A.; Ersotelos, N.; Krokos, M.; Massimino, P.; Petta, C.; Vitello, F.
What is a Spectrum? 509 Bolton, A. S.; Bailey, S.; Brownstein, J.; Pandey, P.; Schlegel, D.; Shu, Y.
Data Mining IceCube 513 Ruhe, T.; Morik, K.; IceCube collaboration
A Fully Automated Data Reduction Pipeline for the FRODOSpec Integral Field Spectrograph 517 Barnsley, R.; Smith, R.; Steele, I.
Query Driven Visualization 521 Buddelmeijer, H.; Valentijn, E. A.
Calculating Proper Motions in the WFCAM Science Archive for the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Surveys 525 Collins, R.; Hambly, N.
Determination of the Contamination Rate and the Associated Error for Targets Observed by CoRoT in the Exoplanet Channel 529 Gardes, B.; Chabaud, P.-Y.; Guterman, P.
Probing Magnetic Fields with GALFACTS 533 George, S. J.; Stil, J. M.; Andrecut, M.; Taylor, A. R.
Photometric Redshift Estimation of Quasars: Local versus Global Regression 537 Gieseke, F.; Polsterer, K. L.; Zinn, P.-C.
BLINK: Billion Lines INdexing in a clicK 541 Kamennoff, N.; Foucaud, S.; Reybier, S.; Tsai, M.-F.; Tang, C.-H.
Automated Monitoring of Scientific Telemetry Compression and Anomalies Discovery for the ESA Planck Low Frequency Instrument 545 Maris, M.; Bersanelli, M.; Gregorio, A.; Galeotta, S.; Frailis, M.; Leonardi, R.; Mandolesi, R.; Mennella, D.; Miccolis, M.; Morisset, N.; Pasian, F.; Tavagnacco, D.; Rholf, R.; Terenzi, L.; Tomasi, M.; Türler, M.; Zacchei, A.; the PLANCK/LFI collaboration
Combining and Comparing Astrometric Data from Different Epochs: A Case Study with Hipparcos and Nano-JASMINE 549 Michalik, D.; Lindegren, L.; Hobbs, D.; Lammers, U.; Yamada, Y.
Track Reconstruction and VisIVO Visualization of the Cosmic Secondary Charged Radiation Paths in the Detection of Heavy Nuclear Materials using Muon Tomography 553 Petta, C.; Becciani, U.; Costa, A.; La Rocca, P.; Massimino, P.; Riggi, F.
Integration of the MUSE Software Pipeline into the Astro-WISE System 557 Pizagno, J.; Streicher, O.; Vriend, W.-J.
Galaxy Classification without Feature Extraction 561 Polsterer, K. L.; Gieseke, F.; Kramer, O.
MIS: A MIRIAD Interferometry Singledish Toolkit 565 Pound, M. W.; Teuben, P.
CIGALE: Code Investigating GALaxy Emission 569 Roehlly, Y.; Burgarella, D.; Buat, V.; Giovannoli, É.; Noll, S.; Serra, P.
Searching of New Emission-Line Stars using the Astroinformatics Approach 573 Škoda, P.; Vážný, J.
Mining the UKIDSS GPS: Star Formation and Embedded Clusters 577 Solin, O.; Ukkonen, E.; Haikala, L.; Maisala, S.
ALLStars: Overcoming Multi-Survey Selection Bias using Crowd-Sourced Active Learning 581 Starr, D. L.; Richards, J. W.; Brink, H.; Miller, A. A.; Bloom, J. S.; Butler, N. R.; James, J. B.; Long, J. P.
Nano-JASMINE Data Analysis and Publication 585 Yamada, Y.; Hara, T.; Yoshioka, S.; Kobayashi, Y.; Gouda, N.; Miyashita, H.; Hatsutori, Y.; Lammers, U.; Michalik, D.
Edge Detection Techniques for Automatic Location of Spectra 589 Zarate, N.; Labrie, K.
Part VII. Long Term Preservation of Analysis Capabilities in Astronomy Software   
IRAF: Lessons for Project Longevity 595 Fitzpatrick, M.
Long Term Preservation of Data Analysis Software at the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive 605 Teplitz, H. I.; Groom, S.; Brooke, T.; Desai, V.; Engler, D.; Fowler, J.; Good, J.; Khan, I.; Levine, D.; Alexov, A.
Space Missions: Long Term Preservation of IDL-based Software using GDL 615 Coulais, A.; Schellens, M.; Arabas, S.; Lenoir, M.; Noreskal, L.; Erard, S.
A Future Astronomical Software Environment 619 Grosbøl, P.; Tody, D.; Paioro, L.; Granet, Y.; Garilli, B.; Surace, C.; OPTICON FASE Network
Practices in Code Discoverability 623 Teuben, P.; Allen, A.; Nemiroff, R. J.; Shamir, L.
Practices in Code Discoverability: Astrophysics Source Code Library 627 Allen, A.; Teuben, P.; Nemiroff, R. J.; Shamir, L.
The Herschel PACS Pipeline Extensions: Making Tasks and Scripts Suitable for Interactive and Automatic Processing 631 de Jong, J. A.; Wieprecht, E.; Schreiber, J.; Huygen, R.; Wetzstein, M.; Royer, P.; Vandenbussche, B.; Exter, K.; Vavrek, R.; Gonzalez, B.; Diaz, J.; Bakker, J.; Sturm, E.
Data Analysis in the LOFAR Long Term Archive 635 Holties, H. A.; van Diepen, G.; van Dok, D.; Dijkstra, F.; Loose, M.; Renting, G. A.; Schrijvers, C.; Vriend, W.-J.
Providing Legacy Access to Astronomical Data Analysis Software 639 Huygen, R.; Vandenbussche, B.; De Meester, W.; De Jong, J.; Wieprecht, E.; Wetzstein, M.
Solving the Software Legacy Problem with RISA 643 Ibarra, A.; Gabriel, C.
From LBT to TNG: an Easy Way to Inherit an Archiving System 647 Knapic, C.; Smareglia, R.; Molinaro, M.
PAL: An Object Oriented Data Access Layer for Herschel Data Processing 651 Li, B.; Guest, S.; Huang, M.; Balm, P.; Siddiqui, H.; Bakker, J.; Segovia, J. C.; Saiz, J.; Edwards, K.
AITAS : Assembly Integration Test data Archiving System 655 Meunier, J.-C.; Madec, F.; Vigan, A.; Nowak, M.; IRDIS Team
A New Consortium: the European Satellite Partnership for Computing Ephemerides (ESPaCE) 659 Thuillot, W.; Lainey, V.; Dehant, V.; De Cuyper, J.-P.; Arlot, J.-E.; Gurvits, L.; Hussmann, H.; Oberst, J.; Rosenblatt, P.; Marty, J.-C.; Vermeersen, B.
Preservation of Operational Science Processing in the XMM-Newton Mission 663 Vallejo, J. C.; Perez , O.; Vazquez, R.; Villanueva, J. D.; Muñoz, J. R.
Part VIII. Archives and Catalogs   
News from ESO Archive Services: Next Generation Request Handler and Data Access Delegation 669 Fourniol, N.; Lockhart, J.; Suchar, D.; Tacconi-Garman, L. E.; Moins, C.; Bierwirth, T.; Eglitis, P.; Vuong, M.; Micol, A.; Delmotte, N.; Vera, I.; Dobrzycki, A.; Forchì, V.; Lange, U.; Sogni, F.
The Next Generation of HLA Image Products 673 Gaffney, N. I.; Casertano, S.; Ferguson, B.
The European HST Archive is Moving! 677 Haase, J.; Arviset, C.; Osuna, P.; Rosa, M.
The ALMA Science Archive: Data Flow 681 Manning, A.; Wicenec, A.; Checcucci, A.; Gonzalez Villalba, J. A.
Entity-Relationship Model for the ALMA Observatory 685 Morales, F.
LOFAR Long Term Archive 689 Renting, G. A.; Holties, H. A.
Target for LOFAR Long Term Archive: Architecture and Implementation 693 Belikov, A.; Boxhoorn, D.; Dijkstra, F.; Holties, H. A.; Vriend, W.-J.
The ALMA Science Archive: Design 697 Stoehr, F.; Leon Tanne, S.; Lacy, M.; Saito, M.; Santander-Vela, J.
Part IX. Large Observatory Challenges   
The Information System at CeSAM 703 Agneray, F.; Gimenez, S.; Moreau, C.; Roehlly, Y.
Actions to Meet the Science-Driven Needs for Science Computing at the Space Telescope Science Institute 707 Boffi, F. R.; Darnell, T.; Soummer, R.; Niemi, S.; Rest, A.; Sonnentrucker, P.
Fundamental Physics with Gaia: A Generic Globals Update Block for Gaia's Astrometric Iterative Solution 711 Lammers, U.; Klioner, S.
Imaging On-the-fly ALMA Observations 715 Rodríguez-Fernández, N.; Pety, J.; Lonjaret, M.; Roche, J. C.; Gueth, F.
Astro-WISE Information System 719 Vriend, W.-J.; Valentijn, E. A.; Belikov, A.; Verdoes Kleijn, G. A.
Part X. Pipelines (Ground- or Space-Based Instruments)   
VAST: A Real-time Pipeline for Detecting Radio Transients and Variables on the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) Telescope 725 Banyer, J.; Murphy, T.; the VAST Collaboration
Astronomical Data Processing Using SciQL, an SQL Based Query Language for Array Data 729 Zhang, Y.; Scheers, B.; Kersten, M.; Ivanova, M.; Nes, N.
Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (HIPE): Open to the World and the Future 733 Balm, P.
The JWST Calibration Reference Data System 737 Bushouse, H.; Greenfield, P.; Miller, T.
Advanced Features of the X-shooter Pipeline 741 Goldoni, P.; Flores, H.; François, P.; Royer, F.; Haigron, R.
Developing for Gemini's Extensible Pipeline Environment 745 Labrie, K.; Allen, C.; Hirst, P.
The Herschel/SPIRE Spectrometer Deglitching/Clipping Tasks and Statistical Analysis 749 LeLeu, G.; Méalier, A.-L.; Benielli, D.; Baluteau, J.-P.; Surace, C.; Fulton, T. R.; Imhof, P.; Polehampton, E.; Vibert, D.
Demonstrating the Practical Advantages of the Scalable and Interoperable Astronomical Framework FASE: Applications to EUCLID Simulations and LUCIFER Data Reduction 753 Paioro, L.; Garilli, B.; Franzetti, P.; Fumana, M.; Scodeggio, M.; Grosbøl, P.; Tody, D.; Surace, C.
Towards Dynamic Catalogues 757 Scheers, B.; Groffen, F.; the TKP Team
Part XI. Bibliometry, Publications   
Linking to Data: Effect on Citation Rates in Astronomy 763 Henneken, E. A.; Accomazzi, A.
Linking Publications and Observations: The ESO Telescope Bibliography 767 Meakins, S.; Grothkopf, U.
New Metrics for Observatory Publication Statistics 771 Rots, A.; Winkelman, S.; Becker, G.
Part XII. Scientific Computing   
Pulse Detection and Processing in TES Detectors 777 Ceballos, M. T.; Cobo, B.; Fraga-Encinas, R.; van der Kuur, J.; Schuurmans, J.
Correcting Transients in Unchopped PACS/Herschel Spectroscopy 781 Fadda, D.; Jacobson, J. D.
Cosmic Ray Identification and Ramp-fitting in JWST Data 785 Grumm, D.; Greenfield, P.
SSOS: A Moving Object Image Search Tool for Asteroid Precovery at the CADC 789 Gwyn, S.; Hill, N.; Kavelaars, J.
Quantitative Evaluation of Source Detection Strategies in Astronomical Images 793 Masias, M.; Freixenet, J.; Lladó, X.; Peracaula, M.
Development of the MAXI Nova Alert System and the Photon Event Database 797 Negoro, H.; Ozawa, H.; Suwa, F.; Asada, M.; Serino, M.; the MAXI Team
Interactive Visualization of Shadow Effects in the Planetary System of Saturn, its Rings and its Moons using an OpenGL Shader in IDL 801 Fajardo Hernandez, E. M.; Pomarède, D.
Data Analysis Provenance: Use Case for Exoplanet Search in CoRoT Database 805 de Souza, L.; Salete Marcon Gomes Vaz, M.; Emílio, M.; Ferreira da Rocha, J. C.; Janot Pacheco, E.; Carlos Boufleur, R.
Part XIII. Grid   
Numerical Simulations and Databases in Astronomy, and their Integration in Grid: FRANEC and BaSTI as a Practical Example 811 Sponza, M.; Vuerli, C.; Taffoni, G.; Pasian, F.; Cassisi, S.; Pietrinferni, A.; Manzato, P.; Molinaro, M.
The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI): Current Status and Perspectives for Astronomy and Astrophysics within EGI 815 Vuerli, C.; Taffoni, G.
Part XIV. Software Tools and Visualization Tools   
SITools2: A Framework for Archival Systems 821 Malapert, J.-C.; Marseille, M.
New Features in AST: A WCS Management and Manipulation Library 825 Berry, D. S.; Jenness, T.
Using all of your CPU's in HIPE 829 Jacobson, J. D.; Fadda, D.
Extending the 3D capabilities of the CASA Viewer 833 Kümmel, M.; Kuntschner, H.; Schiebel, D.; Westmoquette, M.; Petry, D.; Mehringer, D.; Ballester, P.; Kern, J.
Visualization of Octree Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) in Astrophysical Simulations 837 Labadens, M.; Chapon, D.; Pomaréde, D.; Teyssier, R.
Some Lessons in Specifying Interfaces 841 Lee, S.; Shortridge, K.
PlotXY: A High Quality Plotting System for the Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (HIPE) and the Astronomical Community 845 Panuzzo, P.; Li, J.; Caux, E.
Analysing ALMA Data with CASA 849 Dirk Petry; the CASA development team
Python Bindings for the Common Pipeline Library 853 Streicher, O.; Weilbacher, P. M.
The Software Development Infrastructure at CeSAM-LAM 857 Surace, C.; Fenouillet, T.; Apostolakos, N.; Meunier, J. C.; the CeSAM Team
Business Intelligence Applied to the ALMA Software Integration Process 861 Zambrano, M.; Recabarren, C.; González, V.; Hoffstadt, A.; Soto, R.; Shen, T.-C.
Part XV. Birds of a Feather Sessions   
Why Don't We Already Have an Integrated Framework for the Publication and Preservation of All Data Products? 867 Accomazzi, A.; Derriere, S.; Biemesderfer, C.; Gray, N.
The AstroHDF Effort 871 Masters, J.; Alexov, A.; Folk, M.; Hanisch, R.; Heber, G.; Wise, M.
Scientific Workflows in Astronomy 875 Schaaff, A.; Verdes-Montenegro, L.; Ruiz, J. E.; Santander-Vela, J.
Part XVI. Floor Demonstrations and Focus Demonstrations   
Astro-WISE Processing of Wide-field Images and Other Data 881 Buddelmeijer, H.; Williams, O. R.; McFarland, J. P.; Belikov, A.
ETC-42 : A Generic, VO Compliant, Exposure Time Calculator 885 Apostolakos, N.; Surace, C.; Chabaud, P.-Y.; LeLeu, G.; LAM scientists
YouASTRO: AWeb-based Bibliography Management System with Distributed Comments and Rating Features for Astrophysical ADS Papers 889 Bocchino, F.; Lopez-Santiago, J.; Albacete-Colombo, F.; Bucciantini, N.
Iris: The VAO SED Application 893 Doe, S.; Bonaventura, N.; Busko, I.; D'Abrusco, R.; Cresitello-Dittmar, M.; Ebert, R.; Evans, J.; Laurino, O.; McDowell, J.; Pevunova, O.; Refsdal, B.
Glnemo2: An Interactive 3D Visualization Program for N-body Data 897 Lambert, J. C.
ASCOT: A Collaborative Platform for the Virtual Observatory 901 Marcos, D.; Connolly, A. J.; Krughoff, K. S.; Smith, I.; Wallace, S. C.
Author Index 905 Ballester, P.
Subject Index 913 Ballester, P.
Back Matter   
Back Matter 919