CDS A&A EDP meeting

Salle de reunion Coupole (Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg)

Salle de reunion Coupole

Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg



Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, 11 rue de l'Université, Strasbourg, FRANCE. See the following link for more details about getting here: Access Information

The meeting will be held in the main building with the big dome. The room is downstairs and is called the "Salle de Reunion Coupole".


Agenda for Friday 6 March

9h  Welcome and Introduction Session

[CDS - All CDS participants: MA, SL, PF, PO, CL, PV, GL, AO, AE, GMan, GMon, LC]

9h15 - Introduction to CDS - goals for the meeting  - MA

9h30 - Introduction to A&A and EDP - goals for the meeting  (D. Elbaz, T. Forveille)

9h45 - Introduction to the workflow of the CDS documentalists  - SL

10h Coffee break

10h30 Session on VizieR

[ CDS - PV, PO, GL, SL, MA, PF, GMon ]

- Work of Vizier documentalists for A&A  (PO, PV, SL) (~15 min)

Discussion Points:

- How are the references with tables selected by A&A editors for ingestion at CDS?

- Definition of the goal of 400 catalogues maximum per year

- Review the goals for Vizier associated data

- How to improve the instructions for authors and improve author formatting/description of the data

- (additional points: CTS Certification, DOIs)


12h30 Lunch - Université Restaurant - "Le 32"


13h30 Session on SIMBAD

[CDS - AO, GMan, CL, AE, SL, PF, MA, LC ]

13h30 -  Processing of A&A PDF and XML and new developments of XCDS  (AO, GM)

13h45 -  Discussion points

- What evolution is planned for A&A XML formats?

- Is it possible to be notified or be aware when we can automatically download a new published volume (full and final version of papers, including tables) ?

- What is the status of the use of \object{} ?

- How to improve the instructions for authors ?

15h Coffee

15h30 Session on physical hosting

[CDS - MA, SL, PF]

- the mirror copy of A&A is no longer functional - what do we do?

- for the whole A&A archive stored at CDS - what do we do?

16h30 Conclusions and next steps

17h Meeting close


    • 09:00 10:30
      Welcome and Introductions
    • 10:30 11:00
      coffee 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 13:30 14:30
    • 14:30 15:00
      Coffee 30m
    • 15:00 16:30
      Physical hosting arrangements
    • 16:30 17:00
      Session: Conclusions and next steps