The 2nd national VO technical meeting was held

On 25-25 September 2003, the second national China-VO technical meeting was held at National Astronomical Observatory of China (NAOC). Representatives from NAOC, YunNan Observatory, Tsinghua Univ., Peking Univ., Nanjing Univ., Central China Normal Univ., Beijing Normal Univ., Beijing Planetarium, Computer Network Information Center CAS, and other related organizations participated this meeting.
The latest technical and scientific progresses on VO from China-VO partners were reported. In the meeting, attendees discussed many topics on the development of the China-VO: pros and cons of the China-VO, R&D focuses, education and outreach, demos design, collaboration among astronomical organizations, collaboration between astronomers and IT experts, etc. Consensuses were reached on building a GT3 based testbed, designing more demos, setting up a national China-VO work group.
The meeting would act as an important milestone for the China-VO. The R&D of the China-VO will speed up since the meeting.