5th Planetary Data Workshop (PDW) and 2nd Planetary Science Informatics & Data Analytics (PSIDA) meeting

June 28–July 2, 2021

We are happy to announce the combined 5th Planetary Data Workshop (PDW) and 2nd Planetary Science Informatics & Data Analytics (PSIDA) meeting scheduled for June 28–July 2, 2021.

The organizing committee closely watched developments of the COVID-19 health crisis and, in the interest of community safety, made the decision to proceed with a virtual delivery of the meeting.

Purpose and Scope

The goal of this five-day virtual meeting is to bring together data users, providers, engineers, developers, and researchers to discuss approaches, challenges, applications of informatics, technologies, and capabilities in planetary science. Participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge, experience, and lessons learned in these fields and network with colleagues.

Encouraged topics include:

  • Analysis and visualization tools using current and new algorithms and methods
  • Processing capabilities, including Geographic Information Systems, featuring data and tools customized for planetary data analysis
  • Data architecture, management, and interoperability
  • Data archiving, including PDS4 concepts and software
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Scalable data processing
  • Data-driven discovery and analytics
  • Science applications
  • Big data, cloud computing, and scalable computing
  • Hands-on training and how-to guides for acquiring, processing, and working with digital planetary data

Event Format

The expected general format of the meeting is 3- to 4-hour days, live keynote sessions, pre-recorded oral presentations to supplement session panel discussions, discussion sessions, lightning presentations to supplement E-Posters, and pre-defined user-group meetings.

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).