The 28th annual international ADASS conference will be held November 11-15, 2018 in College Park, Maryland, USA. The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) meeting will precede ADASS at the same location on November 8-10, 2018. We will also host a hackathon on November 10-11, 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Machine Learning in Astronomy
  • Management of Large Science Projects
  • Astrophysical Data Visualization from Line Plots to Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Data Science: Workflows, Hardware, Software, Humanware
  • Science Platforms: Tools for Data Discovery and Analysis from Different Angles
  • DevOps practices in Astronomy Software
  • Software for Solar System Astronomy
  • Time Domain Astronomy
  • Multi-Messenger Astronomy
  • Databases and Archives: Challenges and Solutions in the Big Data Era
  • Quality Assurance of Science Data
  • Algorithms

The conference will be held at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, a new hotel & conference center adjacent to the University of Maryland, College Park campus. We have a secured a room reservation block at The Hotel at preferred rates for both the ADASS and IVOA conferences. Attendees are strongly encouraged to stay at the official meeting hotel.

Reserve your room at the negotiated rate of $189 per night, plus applicable taxes. All reservations must be placed by Monday, October 8 in order to receive the group rate. The room block is reserved for guests arriving beginning on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 and departing through Friday, November 16.

When reserving a room via the reservation link, please enter your reservation details (i.e. number of nights), review your check in, check out dates on the next screen and then click on "Show Rooms" to select your room preference. You may also call 844-954-6835 to reserve using booking code 104341.

The Hotel at UMD

University of Maryland

College Park is just a short Metro ride from the myriad attractions of downtown Washington and easily reached from three major airports that serve the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. The Hotel at the University of Maryland is located less than one mile from the College Park Metro station, which is on Metro's Green Line. Complimentary shuttle service is available for The Hotel guests, which offers transportation to the College Park Metro Station and access to other destinations within a three-mile radius.



~May 1Early Registration Opens
July 1Deadline to request Oral Presentation, BoF, Tutorial, or Focus Demo
August 1Financial Aid Application Deadline
September 30Early Registration Closes
October 8Final Abstract Submission Deadline
October 8Deadline to request Demo Booth
October 8Hotel Group Rate Deadline
October 25Registration Cancellation Deadline ($25 fee)
November 4Standard Registration Closes
November 8-10IVOA Meeting
November 9Draft papers for proceedings due
November 10-11Hackathon
November 11-15ADASS XXVIII in College Park
December 1Final papers for proceedings due

Registration and abstract submission are being handled by University of Maryland Conference and Visitor Services, using the third-party platform Certain. Early Registration Deadline is September 30. Standard Registration Deadline is November 4. Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, coffee all day, refreshment breaks, tutorial(s), and opening cocktail reception. To register, submit an abstract, or to update your existing registration/abstract, click the REGISTER button below.

Fee Structure

Early Registration$550
Early Student Registration$200
Standard Registration $650
Standard Student Registration $250
Onsite Registration$650
Onsite Student Registration$300
Welcome Cocktail Receptionfree
Banquet Dinner $75
Focus Demo$200
Astronomy Demo Booth$200
Corporate Demo Booth$1000
Tutorialfree
Hackathonfree
Printed Proceedings$65

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Local Organizing Committee
Peter Teuben, Chair (UMD)
Alice Allen (ASCL/UMD)
Gerbs Bauer (UMD)
Ratna Day (NASA Goddard)
Kimberly DuPrie (STScI)
Tom McGlynn, IVOA (NASA Goddard)
Marc Pound (UMD)
Anne Raugh (UMD)
Brian Thomas (NASA HQ)
Elizabeth Warner (UMD)
Mark Wolfire (UMD)

Program Organizing Committee
Nuria Lorente, Chair (AAO)
Alice Allen (ASCL/UMD)
Christophe Arviset (ESA-ESAC)
Pascal Ballester - POC Exec (ESO)
Sebastien Derriere (CDS/France)
Kimberly DuPrie (STScI)
Mike Fitzpatrick - POC Exec (NOAO)
Stephen Gwyn (CADC)
Jorge Ibsen (ALMA)
Kathleen Labrie (Gemini)
Mark Lacy (NRAO)
Jim Lewis (IoA)
Jessica Mink (SAO)
Fabio Pasian (INAF)
Roberto Pizzo (ASTRON)
Keith Shortridge - POC Exec (K&V)
Tadafumi Takata (NAOJ)
Peter Teuben (UMD)
Xiuqin Wu (IPAC)

If you have questions or would like additional information, please send the LOC an email or contact:

Dr. Peter Teuben
Astronomy Department
Physical Sciences Complex (415), Room 1113
4296 Stadium Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2421

Phone: +1-301-405-1540