The Space Science Data Operations Office (SSDOO) in partnership with the Hughes STX Corporation will be hosting the 2nd Annual Hughes STX Science Data Centers Symposium. The overall purpose of this symposium is to bring together a broad group of predominantly space and Earth science data centers and data management facilities to share visions, approaches, technologies, procedures, and practices for improving the services data centers offer to researchers, educational institutions, and the general public.
Poster advertising the 2nd Annual Hughes STX Science Data Centers Symposium.
This year's symposium will be held on November 17-18, 1997, at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) in Greenbelt, Maryland. There is no registration fee for this conference, and on the night of November 17, 1997, a special dinner will be held at the Maryland Science Center in the Baltimore Inner Harbor.
The theme for this year's symposium is Science Data Center Challenges in the New Millennium. Abstracts were solicited for both poster and oral sessions on topics that include science data center management, media, product development, information systems and data access, millennium problems, science data acquisition, science data management, education and public outreach, and performance-based contracting. The deadline for submissions of abstracts and registration is October 17, 1997. Late registration may be considered on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows.
Further information on the symposium can be obtained through the Web site at http://www.stx.com/dcs97. Readers with further questions can contact Louis Mayo (Hughes STX) at 301-286-0165 or James Green (NASA GSFC SSDOO) at 301-286-7354.
Erin D. Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 286-0163
Hughes STX, Code 633, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, U.S.A.