Gianluca Chiozzi
Senior Software Engineer at European Southern Observatory
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Editor | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
telescope control systems , control software , software architecture, design implementation
Profile Summary

Gianluca Chiozzi works at the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere in Munich (ESO). He has been heavily involved in the design and implementation of the Common Software and Telescope Control Software for all major ESO projects (VLT, ALMA and now the E-ELT) since 1994. He is a member of the System Engineering Department and he is now working primarily on the control software architecture for the E-ELT project and he is part of the ELT Core System Engineering team covering system software aspects.
Before ESO he worked at the IBM Technical and Scientific Research Center in Milan.
Publications (27)

Proceedings Article | 29 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12189, 1218919 (2022)
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Control systems, Adaptive optics, Device simulation, Interfaces, Standards development

Proceedings Article | 6 July 2018 Paper
Proceedings Volume 10707, 1070725 (2018)
KEYWORDS: Control systems, Interfaces, Systems modeling, Safety, Databases, Data modeling, Telescopes, Mirrors, Process modeling

Proceedings Article | 6 July 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 10707, 107070U (2018)
KEYWORDS: Control systems, Telescopes, Safety, Adaptive optics, Computing systems, Standards development, Sensors, Mirrors, Actuators

Proceedings Article | 8 August 2016 Paper
Proceedings Volume 9913, 991314 (2016)
KEYWORDS: Astronomy, Observatories, Sensors, Telescopes, Databases, Atmospheric sensing, Control systems, Data modeling, Lanthanum, Java

Proceedings Article | 8 August 2016 Paper
Proceedings Volume 9913, 991313 (2016)
KEYWORDS: Software development, Observatories, Telescopes, Antennas, Astronomy, Distributed computing, Databases, Floods, Fermium, Frequency modulation

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Proceedings Volume Editor (4)

SPIE Conference Volume | 22 September 2022

SPIE Conference Volume | 9 November 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 5 August 2014

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 August 2012

Conference Committee Involvement (12)
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VIII
16 June 2024 | Yokohama, Japan
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VII
17 July 2022 | Montréal, Québec, Canada
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI
14 December 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy VI
13 December 2020 | San Diego, California, United States
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy V
10 June 2018 | Austin, Texas, United States
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Course Instructor
SC644: An Introduction To Scalable Frameworks For Observatory Software Infrastructure
This course provides an analysis of the advantages and requirements for an integrated software infrastructure for observatories and similar scientific facilities. It provides a common framework for application software that can range from control to data analysis applications. Currently available and emerging technologies are evaluated and compared. The course concentrates on the architecture of an application framework necessary for such an infrastructure and on the impact on scalability, maintainability and reuse. Many practical examples will be given based on the ALMA Common Software, a CORBA-based, open source solution used by ALMA and other projects.
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