[ESIP-all] Information Technologies for Effective Management of Earth Observation Systems at SMC-IT 2009

Moe, Karen (GSFC-4070) karen.moe at nasa.gov
Tue Mar 17 16:58:54 EDT 2009

Mini-Workshop Call For Participation
Information Technologies for Effective Management of Earth Observation
Held in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Space Mission
Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT 2009), July 19-23, 2009, in
Pasadena, California.
Scope and Purpose 
³Fundamental improvements are needed in existing [Earth] observation and
information systems because they only loosely connect three key elements:
(1) the raw observations that produce information; (2) the analyses,
forecasts, and models that provide timely and coherent syntheses of
otherwise disparate information; and (3) the decision processes that use
those analyses and forecasts to produce actions with direct societal
benefits.² (Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives
for the Next Decade and Beyond, National Research Council)
This mini-workshop is intended to be a forum for technology developers,
Earth scientists, and researchers in Information Technology to discuss the
technical challenges arising from the goal of forging a tighter connection
of observation systems, data analysis tools and decision-making to support
Earth science research and applications in support of society.
Topics considered for this forum may include, but are not limited to:
·       Core IT capabilities for enabling a tighter connection between
collection, processing and dissemination of data and knowledge
·       Relevant technologies for developing these capabilities
·       Architectures for Earth observation data acquisition and processing
·       Applications of Earth observation systems for science and society
·       Technical and Ocultural¹ obstacles to infusing new information
technologies into Earth observation systems
·       Autonomous components, subsystems and techniques for improved
performance of Earth Observation systems
·       New and future products and use-cases arising from novel IT
solutions for Earth Science
Mini-workshop Format
The mini-workshop will be held for a single day during SMC-IT. It will
consist of a combination of invited talks, technical presentations, and
informal discussions.
Important Dates:
* April 1 Abstracts due
* May 1 Announcement of accepted abstracts
* June 15 Final program posted on SMC-IT website
·       July 19-21 SMC-IT Conference
·       Robert Morris NASA Ames Research Center
·       Ashit Talukder Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA.

Karen L. Moe                email:  Karen.Moe at nasa.gov
Earth Science Technology Office  http://esto.nasa.gov
NASA/GSFC MS Code 407   phone:  (301) 286-2978
Greenbelt, MD  20771              FAX:  (301) 286-0321

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