First Announcement: Solar Information Processing Workshop VI



First Announcement: Solar Information Processing Workshop VI

Monday 13 – Thursday 16 August, 2012, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA

Held since 2003, the Solar Image Processing workshops focus on the extraction of useful information from solar data. This meeting will broaden our attention to the more general problem of “Information Processing” and how to obtain the best scientific return out of the petabytes of data that are now available.

Topics covered will include amongst other: data reduction, data-mining, three-dimensional reconstruction of solar features, tracking of evolving  features in multiple time- and length-scales connecting co-spatial and  co-temporal features in multiple wavebands, as well as discussions on alternate data analysis environments (Python, R, PDL, GDL).

We will also look at future challenges, such as the even larger data  acquisition rates from the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, and the combination of heterogeneous, multivariate & distributed observations such as those from Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe Plus.

As in previous meetings, morning sessions will be given over meeting-wide talks from inter-disciplinary speakers, with afternoons dedicated to smaller, parallel splinter sessions where researchers in particular topic areas will have the opportunity to discuss the details of their research. Poster contributions are also solicited. We will also have a problem-solving session where participants will have the chance to present their ongoing research and poll the community for potential new directions.


The meeting will be held over four full days, 13-16 August 2012 , at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, USA.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission (TBC) : May 15, 2012,
  • Deadline for registration (TBC) is June 30st, 2012.

Latest information is available at

We hope to see you in Bozeman this year!

  • LOC Chair: P. Martens, MSU
  • SOC Co-Chairs: J. Ireland / C. A. Young

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