14-17 October 2008

Venue: Ringberg Castle, Germany

Numerous current or upcoming astronomical surveys produce large amounts of
photometric, spectroscopic and astrometric data. Object classification,
parameter determination, novelty detection and the discovery of structure
are important yet challenging tasks. This workshop will bring together
scientists to discuss the issues, present algorithms and results, and
identify common problems and solutions for future work.

We invite scientists from all areas of astronomy working on the analysis
and interpretation of large astronomical datasets to submit an abstract.
This will be an informal meeting with a maximum of 60 participants. Print
and online proceedings will be published by the American Institute of

The workshop will take place at Ringberg Castle in the foothills of the
Bavarian Alps. There will be plenty of time for discussions, both during
the plenary sessions as well as in the dining room, bar and lounges in the
castle. Up to 34 participants can be hosted at the castle itself
(first-come, first-served) with the rest staying at a hotel in a nearby town.

For more details on the workshop goals, list of invited speakers, plus
registration and other practical information, see the web page listed below.