Summary: This document is the proposal of the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) issued in response to the ESA Announcement of Opportunity for the Gaia Data Processing. The document describes the key elements of the data processing and explains how the DPAC will face the challenge posed by Gaia's data processing requirements. It includes descriptions of the principles and methods to be employed in the processing and explains how DPAC will develop, test and implement the processing.


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author = {F.~Mignard and R.~Drimmel},
title={{D}{P}{A}{C}: {P}roposal for the {G}aia {D}ata {P}rocessing},
institution={Data Processing and Analysis Consortium},
type={Technical note}