This is the third and last announcement for the Planetary Data: A Workshop for Users and Software Developers to be held June 25-29, 2012, at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona. The meeting facility is at the du Bois Conference Center on the NAU campus. The two content tracks will share a common day on Wednesday to hold talks of overlapping interest. One or both tracks can be attended and there is no registration fee for either.
Agenda and presentations now on-line (individual days are listed across top of agenda page).
Purpose and Scope
The Planetary Data Users track is sponsored by the NASA Planetary Data System, the Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program, and the Regional Planetary Image Facility Network. The Planetary Software Developers track is sponsored by the NASA PG&G Cartography Program.
Both workshop tracks will include invited and contributed oral presentations, directed discussions and poster presentations. The last day will utilize an “unconference” format where the agenda will be defined by participants (based on previous workshop discussions). Several break-out rooms will be available for special interest groups and/or demos and displays. by June 15, 2012. Abstracts, presentations and any how-to guides will be posted on-line at the workshop Web site.
Oral Presentations: The meeting will be structured with morning and afternoon oral sessions organized around topical themes. Single-speaker presentations will be allocated 15 to 30 minutes (from quick lightning-style presentations, to longer keynote addresses, as requested and appropriate) and will contain ample time for questions and discussion. Panel or community discussion sessions will be included as needed, and will be used for the common day, Wednesday, June 27, to facilitate discussion between the two tracks. Audio-visual equipment available for presentations will include one LCD projector per room. Wireless Internet access will be available.
Poster Presentations: Posters will be viewable during the entire workshop. Posters may be installed at any time during the week and will be left on display through Friday noon, June 29, at which time they must be removed. Each poster will have a space 44" × 44" (1.1 m × 1.1 m) for display. Tables will be available for participants to present interactive software demos or videos.
Registration Fees: There is no registration fee, although local fees (e.g., for on-site beverages and a $3-$5 daily parking fee for non-government vehicles) may be assessed. Northern Arizona University or City of Flagstaff bus service is available from downtown Flagstaff to the du Bois Conference Center.
Accommodations: Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. For your convenience, a list of local hotels and a local area map showing Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff are provided.