SAVE THE DATE! HDF and HDF-EOS Workshop XIII is November 3-5, 2009

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*Call for Abstracts for the HDF & HDF-EOS Workshop XIII
Riverdale, MD
November 3-5, 2009

*Registration information coming soon.

NASA and The HDF Group invite you to the HDF and HDF-EOS Workshop for 2009. Please join us for a 3-day workshop to assist users of satellite observations of the Earth and related applications to explore the power of HDF and HDF-EOS. This year�s presentations, tutorials, and user forum will focus on identifying and supporting up-and-coming technologies and enhancing HDF support with existing technologies.
Bring us your ideas, needs, successes, and challenges.

The workshop will be at the Raytheon Systems Company�s Riverdale facility and will consist of presentations, discussions, tutorials and demonstrations of tools. Please visit our web site: _ 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.
Our theme this year is:
*Closing the Gap*
/Harnessing the Power of HDF Through Established Technologies/
*Presentation Submission* �
The workshop will provide for three types of presentations:
Presentations - 15-20 minutes
Lightning Talks - 5 minute limit
*Suggested Topic Areas � *

    * 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?*
Lightning talks are a way to present a short amount of information related to the suggested topic areas or can be used to introduce your poster. Some suggestions are, do you have a question to pose or are you looking for comments on a new approach to a problem? Do you want to brag about a recent accomplishment or lesson learned? If your answer is yes, consider submitting a lightning talk!

September 8, 2009 - Preliminary Agenda *will be posted* *
*September 22, 2009 � **Abstracts Due. *Please send an email with a few paragraphs describing your topic area to: _Daniel.J.Marinelli@nasa.gov_ <>.
*October 6, 2009 - Notification of acceptance* will occur along with posting of an updated agenda
*October 20, 2009 - Final Agenda* will be posted

*October 20, 2009 - **Pre-Registration Cutoff � *so we can get everyone authorized to enter the facility.

*** Hotel Reservations � a list of nearby hotels will be provided, but we are not making any arrangements with them for this workshop*
*URL references: *
HDF-EOS Tools and Information Center:
HDF program at THG: <>
NASA EOS program: <>
NPOESS program:
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
- Dawn Siemonsma, NASA Land Processes DAAC
- Daniel Kahn, SSAI, Ozone PEATE/NPOESS
- Abe Taaheri, Raytheon, HDF-EOS Developer


Kent Yang
The HDF Group
1901 South First Street, Suite C-2
Champaign, IL 61820
(217)265-5129 (office) (217)333-9049 (fax)

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