24 October 2021 to 28 October 2021

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The 31st annual conference on Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems. The conference will be held physically in Cape Town at The Westin Hotel and Online, on 24-28 October 2021, and hosted by IDIARATT, and SARAO.

This annual conference, held in a different location each year, is a forum for astronomers, computer scientists, software engineers, faculty members and students working in areas related to algorithms, software and systems for the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data.

The ADASS XXXI program will include invited talks, contributed papers, posters, tutorials, focus demos, and special interest (“Birds of a Feather” or BoF) meetings. These activities aim to stimulate further development of software and systems to meet the data science challenges of astronomy.


Key themes for ADASS XXXI are:

  • Solutions for workflow management and reproducibility
  • Understanding and improving machine learning
  • Modernizing and maintaining telescopes
  • Building accessible and friendly user interfaces
  • FAIR standards for astronomical data
  • Teaching resources for astroinformatics and virtual observatory
  • Image processing for the public and scientists
  • Big data: How to deal with the 5 Vs (volume, velocity, variety, veracity, value)
  • Citizen science in astronomy


ESCAPE at the ADASS XXXI conference

ESCAPE will join the conference with: