European Astronomical Data Center Forum 2013

The CoSADIE project is organising the European Data Centre Forum at the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. Technologies and software developed within the Virtual Observatory (VO) can help data center operators in many ways — from reusing server-side software to providing ready-made client software for their users’ desktops, from help in properly and interoperably describing their data holdings to discoverability of their offerings in the central registry. The CoSADIE data center forum will bring together VO engineers and data providers to foster an interchange of ideas and requirements. Data providers are cordially invited to give talks on their perspective, while VO staff will introduce key technologies and software to make data publishing in astronomy easier, more effective, more sustainable and more user-friendly.