Along the lines of this discussion, LSST’s SAC has been discussing event brokers as well, and has raised the question of whether there will be multiple brokers provided by the community and, if so, how many the Project can support.
Its great to hear from Tom that NOAO is going to have a workshop on brokers in 2017. I 100% agree with Tom’s point that we need to broaden community involvement in broker development.
As @sridgway suggested, I also suggest that we try separating questions of (i) the impact of observing strategy on how well objects can be classified from (ii) what functionalities does the community need in a broker, how can brokers be stress tested now, and how can the community be sure that brokers will exist+be maintained during operations.
I suggest that @ashish drafts a brief abstract for a proposed breakout (that he will lead ) on “how various model light-curves look at different LSST cadence and if a(ny) broker could tell some of the simpler cases apart”, with an eye on a possible Data Challenge. I suggest that @tmatheson drafts a brief abstract for a proposed breakout that he will lead on broker functionalities, broker development, and encouraging more community involvement in broker development.
We are waiting to schedule the breakouts until after this week’s deadline for suggestions - It looks like we will have time for ~3 parallel breakouts x 4 breakout sessions.
Let me know what you think.