planetary science informatics and data analytics conference


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