planetary science informatics and data analytics conference





Due to the COVID-19 outbreak PSIDA 2020 has been cancelled.


On March 24th 2020, after careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the PSIDA Programme Organizing Committee made the difficult for safe decision to cancel the Planetary Science Informatics and Data Analytics Conference, originally scheduled for June 22-24th at ESAC in Madrid, Spain.

We continue to closely monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19, and we wish to inform you, that we are planning to take the opportunity to keep some PSIDA activities later this year using EuroPlanet Science Congress 2020, that will be held in Granada, Spain, between September 27th and October 2nd 2020, and possibly at the AGU, if the circumstances allow.

In agreement with the session conveners, we are thinking of using the EPSC 2020 MITM9 session "Tools and Databases for Solar and Planetary Sciences at the Big Data Era", to include PSIDA themes. People who have already submitted an abstract for PSIDA 2020 will be contacted and be asked if they would like their abstract to be submitted to this EPSC session.

Please be sure that all participants who have paid their PSIDA 2020 registration fee will be contacted soon and will be reimbursed their money within next weeks.

More information and all the updates regarding the dedicated session during the EPSC and other planned activities related with PSIDA themes will be communicated in the near future on our website.

We are really sorry for any inconvenience our decision could cause. We consider however, that it is the only reasonable approach given the current circumstances.

Many thanks for your comprehension and stay all safe!

PSIDA 2020 Programme Organizing Committee





Following the success of the 1st edition of the PSIDA conference in St Louis in 2018, please join us at ESAC (European Space Astronomy Centre) in Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain on 22-24 June 2020 to address and discuss the current topics in planetary science informatics and data analytics.


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, 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.


This year conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Architecture, Management and Technologies
  • Data Archiving
  • Data Interoperability
  • Data Exploitation and Collaboration Platforms
  • Visualization and Analysis Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Processing and Algorithm
  • Data Fusion/Data Integration
  • Big data, cloud computing, and scalable computing