We solicit short papers on planetary informatics and data analytics technologies and capabilities including but not limited to data architectures and management, scalable data processing, data archiving, visualization, and science applications as described below.  Oral and poster presentations will be selected from the abstracts.


Planetary data architectures, management, and data technologies

Scalable data management and database systems, planetary information models and semantic technologies, search architectures and technologies, cloud-based architectures, application of open source data technologies.

Scalable data processing

Software frameworks and systems for processing planetary data, automated workflow systems, integration of HPC and cloud computing for data processing.

Data-driven discovery and analytics

Methods for feature extraction and classification from planetary data, integration of search and data analytics, automated metadata tagging, ground-based and on-board data triage, data fusion, analytics on data pipelines for computation, data discovery, event detection, and reduction.


Planetary GIS technologies, tools for image analysis of different planetary bodies, planetary applications of VR technologies.

Science applications

Application of data technologies to planetary missions and science investigations supporting data processing, archiving and analysis, applications to ground systems including science data centers.

Planetary data archiving

PDS4 data standards, tools for data preparation and ingestion, search and interoperability across planetary data archives, planetary data archives in the cloud, online data distribution services.

Abstract submission deadline November 15, 2017
Registration open December 1, 2017
Authors notified January 15, 2018
Conference April 24-26, 2018