The preliminary schedule is available!


Tremendous growth in data volume and complexity of data returned from planetary exploration coupled with new and emerging data science technologies are changing planetary science.  From better calibrations to enhanced modelling to new methods for data management and discovery, informatics and data analytics are an increasingly important part of understanding and processing data from planetary missions.   As a result, it is becoming increasingly important for the planetary science and data science communities to work together to research and develop applications of these technologies to support upcoming mission and science needs.

The PSIDA conference provides a forum to discuss approaches, challenges, and applications of informatics and data analytics technologies and capabilities in planetary science. During the three days of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge, experience, and lessons learned in these fields and network with colleagues.

See the program.


Conference topics include planetary data architectures, management, and data technologies; scalable data processing, data-driven discovery and analytics; visualization; science applications; and planetary data archiving.

Read details about the topics.

Keynote speakers

Larry James and George Djorgovski are scheduled as keynote speakers for the conference.

  • Tom Stein – Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Dan Crichton – Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
Program Committee
  • Alphan Altinok – Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
  • Christophe Arviset – European Space Agency, Madrid, Spain
  • Oleg Batanov – Russian Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia
  • Baptiste Cecconi – Paris Observatory, Paris, France
  • Karin Eichentopf – German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany
  • Ashish Mahabal – California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • Ana-Catalina Plesa – German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany
  • Jody O’Sullivan – Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Kiri Wagstaff – Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA