The most highly developed form of time dependent data publishing in the VO is that of transient event data using the established VOEvent V1.11 standard which defines the content and meaning of a standard information packet for representing, transmitting, publishing and archiving the discovery of a transient celestial event. This session will be led by Paul Harrison and will also illustrate the integration of Transient Event Data using the developing AstroGrid Simple Time Access Protocol (STAP). Examples of current event data available through the VO will be shown but participants are also encouraged to try publishing their own event data. Finally since VO publishing of time-series datasets is less mature we will also be gathering requirements of potential publishers and therefore you are welcome to bring along a short presentation (e.g. 5-10 mins) of the time-series datasets you would like to publish and any special requirements you think may apply to publishing these datasets.

External References

Advisors (AstroGrid)

  • Paul Harrison

Software Requirements

Additionally to the common workshop software requirements, this session requires:
  • Perl 5.x
    • Which is installed by
      • Linux: should be preinstalled
      • Windows
      • MacOSX: preinstalled
    • and needs the following Perl modules to be installed
      • XML::Parser
      • XML::Writer
      • XML::Writer::String
      • XML::Simple
      • DBI
      • DBD::mysql

Session Materials

The notes for the session are on a separate page

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