Target and (Astro-)WISE technologies - Data federations and its applications

E. A. Valentijn, K. Begeman, A. Belikov, D. R. Boxhoorn, J. Brinchmann, J. McFarland, H. Holties, K. H. Kuijken, G. Verdoes Kleijn, W-J. Vriend, O. R. Williams, J. B. T. M. Roerdink, L. R. B. Schomaker, M. A. Swertz, A. Tsyganov, G. J. W. van Dijk

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After its first implementation in 2003 the Astro-WISE technology has been rolled out in several European countries and is used for the production of the KiDS survey data. In the multi-disciplinary Target initiative this technology, nicknamed WISE technology, has been further applied to a large number of projects. Here, we highlight the data handling of other astronomical applications, such as VLT-MUSE and LOFAR, together with some non-astronomical applications such as the medical projects Lifelines and GLIMPS, the MONK handwritten text recognition system, and business applications, by amongst others, the Target Holding. We describe some of the most important lessons learned and describe the application of the data-centric WISE type of approach to the Science Ground Segment of the Euclid satellite.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstroinformatics 2017
Publisher International Astronomical Union
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 30-May-2017
EventIAU Symposium 325 on Astroinformatics - Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 20-Oct-201624-Oct-2016
Conference number: 325

Publication series

NameProceedings IAU Symposium
Volume12, issue S325, Astroinformatics


ConferenceIAU Symposium 325 on Astroinformatics
Abbreviated titleIAU 325
Internet address


  • Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

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