13 September 2012 Responding to the event deluge
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We present the VOEventNet infrastructure for large-scale rapid follow-up of astronomical events, including selection, annotation, machine intelligence, and coordination of observations. The VOEvent standard is central to this vision, with distributed and replicated services rather than centralized facilities. We also describe some of the event brokers, services, and software that are connected to the network. These technologies will become more important in the coming years, with new event streams from Gaia, LOFAR, LIGO, LSST, and many others.
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Roy D. Williams, Scott D. Barthelmy, Robert B. Denny, Matthew J. Graham, John Swinbank, "Responding to the event deluge", Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 84480R (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925252; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925252
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