Workshop preliminary programme/abstracts:

Day One

Session 1: Existing Surveys

0900-0930 ‘DENIS’ (Epchtein)

0930-1000 ‘The Two Micron All Sky Survey’ (Cutri)

1000-1020 'NIR galaxies in the highly obscured region around PKS1343-601' (Schroeder)

1020-1040 ‘Delineating the cosmological growth of stellar mass with deep infrared surveys’ (Dunlop)

1040-1110: Coffee

Session 2: New technologies and survey facilities

1110-1140 “The UKIRT Widefield Camera (WFCAM)” (Casali)

1140-1210 “Large Area Near Infrared Detectors for Astronomy” (Ives)

1210-1240 “Pipeline Processing of WFCAM and VISTA survey data” (Irwin)

1240-1300 “The WFCAM Science Archive” (Hambly)

1300-1400 Lunch

1400-1430 'VISTA and its capabilities' (Emerson)

1430-1500 ‘VISTA’ (Sutherland)

1500-1530 'A first look at the UKIDSS data' (Warren)

1530-1600 Coffee

Session 3: New Survey Science

1600-1620 ‘Accessing the UK Wide Imaging Surveys from Astrogrid’ (Gonzalez)

1620-1640 ‘Constraining the Stellar Birthrate and Mass Function using UKIDSS’ (Deacon)

1640-1700 ‘Complex, small-scale structure in the IR extinction towards the GC.’ (Gosling)

1700: Coaches depart

1830 ‘til late: Public lecture and conference dinner at Our Dynamic Earth

Day Two

Session 3 (continued): New Survey Science

0900-0930 ‘WIRCam Commissionning, Performances and Expected Science.’ (Albert)

0930-0950 ‘The WIRCam Deep Survey’ (WIRDS)’ (Willott)

0950-1010 ‘The UKIDSS Ultradeep Survey’ (Almaini)

1010-1030 ‘Science prospects from the UKIDSS DXS’ (Edge)

1030-1100 Coffee

1100-1120 ‘Exploring the Quasar Population in the Near-infrared’ (Maddox)

1120-1140 ‘Galaxy evolution and large-scale structure in the near- to mid-infrared’ (Waddington)

1140-1200 ‘Multi-wavelength studies of rho Ophiuchus and Rosette Complex Systems’ (Smith)

1200-1220 ‘The CIRPASS deployable-IFU system for the VLT’ (Parry)

1220-1240 ‘Multi-object Near-IR spectroscopy on galaxies at redshift 1-2’ (Bunker)

1240-1300 ‘CANICA: A Near-Infrared camera at the 2-m GHO telescope at Cananea, Mexico.’ (Mayya)

Lunch 1300 – 1400

1400-1420 ‘Subaru/Suprime-CAM observations of the UKIDSS DXS fields: ELAIS N1 and Lockman Hole’ (Sato)

1420-1440 ‘A deep wide-field survey in the IC4665 open cluster’ (Lodieu)

Session 4: Future follow-up

1440-1510 ‘KMOS: A Multi-Object Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrograph’ (Sharples)

1510-1540 ‘The FMOS Spectrographs’ (Bonfield)

Coffee: 1540 - 1610

1610-1630 The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) (Cutri)

1630-1650 ‘FLAMINGOS-2: A Near-IR multi-object spectrograph and imager for the Gemini-South Telescope.’ (Bergmann)

1650-1710 ‘XMM-2df Wide Angle Serendipitous Survey’ (Tedds)

1710-1730 Concluding remarks and conference summary