HDF & HDF-EOS Worskhop XIV - SAVE THE DATE - Sept 28-30, 2010 - Champaign, IL

*Call for Abstracts for the HDF & HDF-EOS Workshop XIV
Champaign, IL
September 28-30, 2010

*Registration information coming soon.
NASA and The HDF Group will host the *HDF and HDF-EOS Workshop XIV in Champaign, Illinois on September 28 to 30, 2010.*
This year’s workshop is being hosted in the Home city of The HDF Group. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with developers and maintainers of HDF. The theme of the Workshop is “Improving workflows that use HDF and HDF-EOS data.” The goal of this workshop is to provide a venue for vendors, tool developers, NASA HDF and HDF-EOS Earth Science users and The HDF Group developers to address the critically important issue of easy access to and usage of NASA HDF and HDF-EOS data. Users will learn new ways to access HDF and HDF-EOS data via state-of-the-art tools. Vendors and tool developers will demonstrate their tools and learn about users’ needs.
Please join us for this opportunity to identify issues, to work on solutions, and to discover better ways to access HDF and HDF-EOS data. The workshop will:

    * Emphasize Earth Science data interoperability among
      state-of-the-art tools
    * Stimulate exchange among users, vendors and tool developers
    * Educate participants in the use of HDF and HDF-related applications
    * Collect feedback to help prioritize HDF and EOS work over the
      coming year
    * Enable group or private technical discussions with technical
      experts and HDF developers

The workshop will be at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Hotel in Champaign, IL and will consist of presentations, discussions, tutorials and demonstrations of tools. Please visit our web site: _http://www.hdfeos.org/workshops/ws14/workshop_fourteen.php_ and take a look at some of the abstracts that have been submitted thus far. Suggestions for topics that you'd like to see on the agenda can also be contributed and are welcomed.
*Presentation Submission* –
The workshop will provide for three types of presentations:
Presentations - ‘Full’ 15-20 minutes
Lightning Talks - 5 minute limit
*Suggested Topic Areas – *

    * Ease of access to and usage of NASA HDF and HDF-EOS data
    * Tool presentations and demos
    * Earth Science data interoperability among state-of-the-art tools
    * Group or private technical discussions with technical experts and
      HDF developers
    * Integration of HDF with established or up-and-coming technologies
    * Enhancing HDF support with existing technologies
    * Program status reports
    * Development plans -- new features
    * Heritage (HDF) to HDF5 migration; archival issues
    * HDF and other standards (e.g., netCDF)
    * Tools, utilities (description or demonstration)
    * Earth science data applications
    * Interaction with metadata and application profiles/conventions
    * Lessons learned; lessons learned from other disciplines; missing
      pieces; end-to-end system considerations

*What are Lightning Talks? *
Maybe you just want to ask a question,
invite people to help you with your project,
boast about something you did,
or tell a cautionary story.
Quick summary of your poster


August 2, 2010 - Preliminary Agenda *will be posted* *
*August 16, 2010 – **Abstracts Due. *Please send an email with a few paragraphs describing your topic area to:
_Daniel.J.Marinelli@nasa.gov_ <mailto:Daniel.J.Marinelli@nasa.gov>.
*August 31, 2010 - Notification of acceptance* will occur along with posting of an updated agenda
*September 14, 2010 - Final Agenda* will be posted

*September 21, 2010 - Pre-Registration Cutoff



*URL references:*
HDF-EOS Tools and Information Center: _http://hdfeos.org/_
HDF program at THG: _http://hdfgroup.org_
NASA EOS program: _http://eos.gsfc.nasa.gov_
NPOESS program: _http://npoess.noaa.gov_
Program Committee:
- Dan Marinelli, NASA, ESDIS Project
- Carol Boquist, NASA, ESDIS Project
- Mike Folk, The HDF Group
- Elena Pourmal, The HDF Group
- Kent Yang, The HDF Group
- Daniel Kahn, Science Systems Applications, Inc.
- Abe Taaheri, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, HDF-EOS Developer
- John Evans, The MathWorks

Kent Yang
The HDF Group
1901 South First Street, Suite C-2
Champaign, IL 61820

myang6@hdfgroup.org (217)265-5129 (office) (217)333-9049 (fax)
URLs: www.hdfeos.org www.hdfgroup.org