China-VO 2009 was held successfully in Chongqing

From Nov. 26 to 28, 2009, China-VO 2009, the annual workshop of the China-VO was held at Chongqing University, Chongqing. Nearly 60 representatives from about 20 institutes, universities and companies attended the workshop.
The theme of the China-VO 2009 is “New round of VO”. Both the China-VO and world wide VO projects are stepping into a new phase. In 2009, the most important accomplishment of the China-VO is enhancement of its infrastructure, including joining in of new staffs, constructing new database center, and collecting new data from LAMOST and CSTAR projects. Blueprint and future strategies of the China-VO is discussed broadly and deeply.
A basic consensus is that the development of the China-VO should be based on wide collaboration. A core team at NAOC mainly focuses on facility class infrastructures, cutting-edge researches are mainly conducted by partners at universities and other institutes.
Additional to sessions on VO related technologies, two special sessions were highlighted, i.e. theory astrophysics and astronomical education. In 2009, it is International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009). Three talks on astronomical education were collected, topics covering WWT-based VO education, astronomical education in universities and in communities.
Please visit the website of the workshop for more information.