The 28th annual international Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems (ADASS) conference took place November 11-15, 2018 in College Park, Maryland, USA. The International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) meeting preceded ADASS at the same location on November 8-10, 2018. We also hosted a hackathon on November 10-11, 2018. And if you missed this, perhaps see you next year at ADASS 2019 in Groningen, the Netherlands!

Please submit your proceedings presentation by Dec 1.




  • 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 cancellation policy requires 24 hours notice in order to get a full refund. Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice incurs a one-night cost penalty. For questions about cancellation, please call The Hotel at +1 301-277-7777.

The Hotel at UMD

University of Maryland

Overview

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 (call +1 301-277-7777 for pick-up), which offers transportation to and from the College Park Metro Station and access to other destinations within a three-mile radius. For getting around locally, consider a bicycle: Zagster BikeShare has partnered with U of MD and The City of College Park to provide bikeshare stations throughout the area. There is a station right outside The Hotel.

Getting To and From Major Airports
The quickest method is often by Uber or Lyft ($40+ depending on time of day). You can also book a SuperShuttle shared ride in advance. If you wish to use public transportation, here are directions for each airport:
  • From Dulles (IAD): Use the Silver Line Express Bus to Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Then take the Metro SILVER Line to L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Then take the GREEN line to College Park Metro Station. From there, you can walk 0.8 mile (see "A to B" walking route on map below) to The Hotel or call for the Hotel Shuttle (+1 301-277-7777). If walking, be sure to walk through the tunnel to the neighborhood side of the tracks.
  • From Baltimore/Washington (BWI): Use BWI Express Metro bus service to Greenbelt Metro Station. Then take the GREEN line one stop to College Park Metro Station. From there, you can walk 0.8 mile along (see "A to B" walking route on map below) The Hotel or call for the Hotel Shuttle (+1 301-277-7777). If walking, be sure to walk through the tunnel to the neighborhood side of the tracks.
  • From Ronald Reagan (DCA): Take the Metro YELLOW line from the airport to L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Then take the GREEN line to College Park Metro Station. From there, you can walk 0.8 mile along (see "A to B" walking route on map below) to The Hotel or call for the Hotel Shuttle (+1 301-277-7777). If walking, be sure to walk through the tunnel to the neighborhood side of the tracks.


~May 1Early Registration Opens
July 8Deadline to request Oral Presentation, BoF, Tutorial, or Focus Demo
August 1Financial Aid Application Deadline
September 30Early Registration Closes
September 30Deadline to request Demo Booth
October 12Final Abstract Submission Deadline
October 12Hotel Group Rate Deadline
October 12Tutorial Instructions posted
October 25Registration Cancellation Deadline ($25 fee)
November 4Standard Registration Closes
November 8-10IVOA Meeting (The Hotel)
November 9Draft papers for proceedings due
November 10-11Hackathon (Astronomy Department)
November 11-15ADASS XXVIII (The Hotel)
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$700
Onsite 1-day Registration$200
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

Kirk Borne (Booz-Allen)
Jim Bosch (Princeton/LSST)
Rocio Guerra (ESA)
Matt Holman (CfA)
Brian Kent (NRAO)
Erik Kuulkers (ESA)
Maggie Lieu (ESA)
Ivelina Momcheva (STSCI)
Ada Nebot (CDS)
Ray Plante (NIST)
Felix Stoehr (ESO)
Amitabh Varshney (UMD)
Michael Wise (ASTRON)

Local Organizing Committee
Peter Teuben, Chair (UMD)
Alice Allen (ASCL/UMD)
Gerbs Bauer (UMD)
Kimberly DuPrie (STScI)
Tom McGlynn, IVOA (NASA Goddard)
Marc Pound (UMD)
Anne Raugh (UMD)
Brian Thomas (NASA HQ)
Elizabeth Warner (UMD)
Mark Wolfire (UMD)
Kevin Rauch (UMD)
Alyssa Pagan (UMD)
Lisa Press (UMD/C&VS)
Kelly Marie Hedgepeth (UMD/C&VS)

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