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1995 Software Conference Update (1Dec95) (from CCS, NOAO Newsletter No. 44, December 1995) The Fifth Annual Conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) was held in Tucson on 22-25 October 1995 and was hosted by the National Optical Astronomy Observatories. The ADASS Conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software, and software systems employed in the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. The ADASS Conference would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, the International Gemini 8-Meter Telescopes Project, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the National Research Council of Canada, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the University of Arizona Steward Observatory, and the Vatican Observatory. We would also like to extend our thanks to the following corporate sponsors for their generous support: Co Comp, Inc.; NCD, Inc.; Research Systems, Inc.; and Sun Microsystems, Inc. The Program Organizing Committee for ADASS V had the following members: Rudi Albrecht (ST-ECF/ESO), Roger Brissenden (SAO), Tim Cornwell (NRAO), Dennis Crabtree (DAO/CADC), Bob Hanisch - Chair (STScI), Gareth Hunt (NRAO), George Jacoby (NOAO), Barry Madore (IPAC), Dick Shaw (STScI), Karen Strom (U. Massachusetts), and Doug Tody (NOAO). The Local Organizing Committee was chaired by Jeannette Barnes (softconf@noao.edu). The Conference was attended by 285 participants with 68 attendees representing 16 countries from outside the US. This continuing participation of non-US attendees has made the ADASS Conferences true international meetings! There were 12 invited talks and 30 contributed talks during the General Sessions covering the topics Science Software Applications, Tools and Resources, Software Development Methods, Archives, Real-Time Systems, Electronic Information Systems, Software Utilities and Systems, and Proposal Processing and Scheduling. The invited speakers and their topics were: Peter Boyce (AAS), Electronic Publishing at the American Astronomical Society James Coggins (UNC), Subject-Oriented Programming Dennis Crabtree (DAO/CADC), Archives of Data for Ground-based Observatories Dick Crutcher (UIUC), The AIPSview Astronomy Visualization Tool Bob Garwood (NRAO), AIPS++ and the GBT Kim Gillies (NOAO), The Design of the Gemini Observatory Control System Brian Glendenning (NRAO), Creating an Object-Oriented Software System--the AIPS++ Experience George Jacoby (NOAO/KPNO), Software Demands Imposed By HO Studies Mark Johnston (STScI), Automated Proposal Handling Tod Lauer (NOAO/KPNO), Measuring the Motion of the Local Group John McGraw (UNM), A Friendly Command, Control, and Information System for Astronomy Fabio Pasian (Trieste), Archiving TNG Data Also on display during the meeting were 99 poster papers and 14 computer demos. There were seven Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions held on the following topics: Electronic Publications, an IRAF User's Meeting, a Linux User's Meeting, an IDL User's Group Meeting, a session on EPICS, one on FITS, and at the end of the conference a discussion of Software System Futures. A tutorial on Object Oriented software development was held on Sunday prior to the Conference and was presented by Allan Farris (STScI), with contributions by James Coggins and Brian Glendenning. An IRAF Developer's Workshop followed the Conference on Thursday. A Kitt Peak tour was available to those arriving early on Sunday with visits to the 4-meter, WIYN, McMath-Pierce Solar Facility, and the NRAO telescopes. The Proceedings for the ADASS V Conference will be published as part of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series and will also appear on the Web, as have the last two Conference Proceedings (see the URL: http://iraf.noao.edu/ADASS/adass_conf/adass_conf.html). ADASS '96 will be hosted by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia, 22-25 September 1996. Make plans now to attend! See the Web pages for more details as they become available: http://www.cv.nrao.edu/adass/. Jeannette Barnes, George Jacoby, Doug Tody
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