Scientific Support Department of the European
Space Agency is organizing an international workshop
at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in the
framework of the EURO-VO
Data Centre Alliance and Facility Centre.
The main goal of the workshop is to outline needs
and challenges that astronomical spectroscopy
will be facing in the coming years, and to identify
how the unique capabilities intrinsic to the Virtual
Observatory concept can meet them. To achieve
this goal, the workshop will bring together experts
in different branches of astronomical spectroscopy
and scientists and engineers active in the VO
We have identified the following topics for discussion:
order to ensure an intense debate and a high level
of interaction, a substantial fraction of the Workshop
will be dedicated to round-table discussions focused
on each of the above topics.
surveys: present and future needs, algorithm,
tools, and facilities
standards to access spectroscopic data
visualization and analysis tools in the VO context
Interface between spectroscopic data, laboratory
databases, and theoretical models
in the VO: a common approach to spectroscopy?
A short number of invited and contributed presentations
will help provide the Workshop participants with
the current scientific and technological context.