October 16-20, 2016
Trieste (Italy)

The annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the acquisitions, reduction, analysis and dissemination of astronomical data.

ADASS XXVI, the 2016 conference was held 16-20 October at the Stazione Marittima Conference Centre, Trieste, Italy.  The host of ADASS XXVI was the Trieste Astronomical Observatory (OATs) of the Italian national Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).

The Stazione Marittima Conference Centre is located on a pier of the Trieste harbour, in the heart of town and within walking distance from restaurants, shopping areas, and main hotels.

The ADASS XXVI program included invited talks, contributed papers, display sessions, tutorials, computer demonstrations, and special interest ("Birds of a Feather" or BoF) meetings.

ADASS XXVI was followed by the Interoperability Workshop of the IVOA (International Virtual Observatory Alliance), held 21-23 October at the same venue (Stazione Marittima Conference Centre).
Invited speakers:
  • Christophe Arviset (ESA-ESAC)
  • Tiziana Ferrari (EGI)
  • Gerard Lemson (Johns Hopkins)
  • Mireille Louys (CDS)
  • Robert Lupton (Princeton)
  • Luisa Rebull (IPAC/Caltech)
  • Giuliano Taffoni (INAF-OATs)
  • Eric Chassande-Mottin (Uni Paris 7)
  • Thomas Robitaille

Conference key themes:

  • Reduction and Analysis Algorithms for Large Databases and Vice-versa
  • Management of Scientific and Data Analysis Projects
  • New Trends in HPC and Distributed Computing
  • Long-term Management of Data Archives
  • Data Models in Astrophysics
  • Python in Astronomy
  • Surveys for Transient Objects in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy