What is AstroInformatics?

International AstroInformatics Association (IAIA) is a professional, non-profit organization intended to support and advance the growing field of Astroinformatics and all of its constituents.  Our goals are to:

  • Foster the development of the global Astroinformatics community

  • Increase the professional recognition of the field

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and tools, and facilitate new collaborations

  • Organize the topical Astroinformatics conferences and workshops

  • Provide an interface with other X-informatics communities (X = bio, geo, etc.)

  • Provide an interface with the related, affiliated, and sponsoring societies in astronomy and astrophysics, data science, applied computer science and engineering, and other related disciplines

  • Advocate for the field among the funding and other governmental agencies

  • Create summer schools and other education and outreach venues and materials

  • Provide a new portal to the useful on-line resources for the community

  • As the Association grows, and the funding becomes available, we also hope to:

    • Provide financial support for students, postdocs, other young researchers, ranging from a conference travel to substantial fellowships and scholarships

    • Improve the professional recognition through prizes (e.g., for the best papers, scholarly achievements, etc.) and named Fellows of IAIA

    • Create and maintain an innovative publication venue for this discipline

The membership in the Association is free, and it is open to anyone interested in this field.  For more information, please see here.

The Association is managed by an Executive Committee and the Advisory Council. All Members are required to follow these rules.

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