Experiences from Virtual Observatory and Astroinformatics, and Some General Methodological Challenges

Friday, 19 December 2014
S. George Djorgovski, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
I will describe some experiences and lessons learned from the astronomical Virtual Observatory framework, from its conception to its wrap-up, and the emerging discipline of Astroinformatics. I will also address some methodological challenges in data-intensive computational science, that are common to most disciplines, where shared efforts and exchanges may be beneficial. We are effectively building a new scientific methodology for the computationally enabled, data-intensive science in the 21st century.