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This page provides information on the 2019 VA-T3-workshop. The workshop will be held from 1st to 5th April 2019 at the Institute for Computational Applications (Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo) of the National Council of Research (CNR), located in via dei Taurini 19, Rome, Italy.

For practical information, please contact Maria Teresa Capria Stavro L. Ivanovski @Edoardo Rognini


Selected teams

  • International catalog of planetary maps (Henrik Hargitai, Matyas Gede)
  • Spectral library of terrestrial and planetary material (Edward Cloutis, Daniel Applin)
  • e-Callisto Data Access (André Csillaghy, Simon Beck)

VA-t3 participants 

Other VESPA participants & externals:

  • Europlanet TAs: TBC
  • Uni Heidelberg: Markus Demleitner
  • Commission on Planetary Cartography, Hungary: Henrik Hargitai
  • Commission on Planetary Cartography, Hungary: Matyas Gede
  • Institute for Data Science, Switzerland: André Csillaghy
  • Uni Winnipeg, Canada: Ed Cloutis

Pre-workshop Agenda

  • Services are expected to be compliant and open in June 2019.

Workshop Agenda 

***Coffee-breaks and lunches will be served at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) Main Building, in Piazzale Aldo Moro, 4 minutes by feet from via dei Taurini***

Monday 1st April 2019 – coffee 9:30 (Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7) , start 10:00  (via dei Taurini, 19) – end 17:30/18:00

  • Stéphane ErardVESPA, EPN-TAP and data services
  • C. Brandt P. Le Sidaner installation and configuration of DaCHS server, AWStats using Docker [if not done in advance]
    • use the test example to see how mixin work
    • Register the new service in a local Registry
    • How to declare the new DaCHS server in the ROR
  • Inventory EPN-TAP V2 metadata 
  • Short presentations of each projects) - may be spread along the first 2 days

Tuesday 2th April 2019 – coffee 9:30 (Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7), start 10:00– end 17:30/18:00

  • Build an SQL database with the schema provided by participants - illustration : your VIrtualMachineyour service
  • Identitfy and map your service parameters: use this xls file
  • Write a script for the ingestion of data, possibly in POSTGRES tables,  and construction of the epn_core view.

Wednesday 3th April 2019 – coffee 9:30 (Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7), start 10:00– end 17:30/18:00

Thursday 4th April 2019 – coffee 9:30 (Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7), start 10:00– end 17:30/18:00

  • Wrap-up: each project to comment on experience and implementation level, plan for next steps and finalization

Friday 5th April 2019 – coffee 9:30 (Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7), start 10:00– end 13:00

  • Discussion on what should be completed before the end of the project.
  • Discussion on final dissemination of the developed data services (and those in progress). 


Presentation of projects + conclusions here: TBC 


For the selected external teams listed above, the travel costs are covered by from Europlanet budget for VESPA AO.  Travel and accommodation expenses (hotel, meals) will be reimbursed afterwards by IAPS. Please address any queries related to local organization to Maria Teresa Capria and Edoardo Rognini 

Other participants, and Internal participants (Europlanet beneficiaries) need to arrange their own travel and use their own budget.

The VESPA workshop will take place at the following location:

Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo "Mauro Picone" - UOS di Roma
Via dei Taurini 19, 00185 - Roma

Directions can be found here:

The location is accessible:

  • by metro A Termini Station: from Termini Station by walking about 10/15 minutes.

  • by bus: out of the Termini station take Via Marsala, or by bus line 492 in Via Volturno (direction Stazione Tiburtina) and get off at Via dei Ramni. Turn left into Via dei Taurini second corner on the left Via Taurini.

The CNR main building is very close to via dei Taurini; directions can be found in the following map (clic and select "original" to enlarge). 

Useful information about the public transport in Rome can be found at

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