The ALMA2030 Vision: Design considerations for the Next ALMA Correlator

Published: 15 Nov 2019
ALMA correlator

Design Considerations for the Next ALMA Correlator to be held 11-13 February 2020, in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together experts on the ALMA system and modern digital correlator design in order to (1) discuss ALMA design requirements for the next generation ALMA correlator that enables the ALMA2030 vision; (2) share pros and cons of recent and currently under design correlator architectures; and (3) identify challenges for implementing and deploying a new ALMA correlator. Ultimately we hope this meeting encourages and informs the submission of viable designs for the next ALMA correlator in the near future.

Tthe deadline for abstract submission is December 20.

Key Topics:

  • Summary of the ALMA2030 Vision and technical progress so far
  • Discussion of the technical requirements for the next ALMA Correlator
  • Lessons learned from recent digital correlator projects
  • Emerging digital correlator concepts, technologies, and architectures

The program will include invited and contributed talks, as well as discussion sessions and ample space for posters (with dedicated poster-viewing time).

Key Dates:

  • November 12, 2019 - Registration/Abstract Submission Open
  • December 20, 2019 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • December 20, 2019 - Travel Support Request Deadline
  • January 6, 2020 - Final Program Announced
  • January 20, 2020 - Hotel Room/Registration Deadline  

For more information, please see the full details here.