What is DAME

Nowadays, many scientific areas share the same need of being able to deal with massive and distributed datasets and to perform on them complex knowledge extraction tasks. DAME (DAta Mining & Exploration) is an innovative, general purpose, Web-based, distributed data mining infrastructure specialized in Massive Data Sets exploration with machine learning methods.

Initially fine tuned to deal with astronomical data only, DAME has evolved in a general purpose platform program, hosting a cloud of applications and services useful also in other domains of human endeavor.
DAME is an evolving platform and new services as well as additional features are continuously added. The modular architecture of DAME can also be exploited to build applications, finely tuned to specific needs.

HERE you can read the review study on the wide variety of available data mining that could be most effectively adapted and integrated by the VAO and astrophysical Community

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The project represents what is commonly considered an important element of e-science: a stronger multi-disciplinary approach based on the mutual interaction and interoperability between different scientific and technological fields (nowadays defined as X-Informatics, such as Astro-Informatics). Such an approach may have significant implications in the Knowledge Discovery in Databases process, where even near-term developments in the computing infrastructure which links data, knowledge and scientists will lead to a transformation of the scientific communication paradigm and will improve the discovery scenario in all sciences.

Outreach and Citation Policy

The goal of DAME is to offer and develop open and broadly available software tools and services for scientific purposes. Groups or individuals interested in collaborating or participating in scientific and/or technological projects/activities are welcomed and encouraged to contact us. Please, consult policy and citation document.

DAME Outreach and Citation Policy document

Science Cases in Astrophysics

Products (Cloud Services) in one click

The DAME Program is made of a cloud of web-based applications and services, continously growing up in a variety of scientific areas. The following are the products already available.

Official Partners

University of Napoli Federico II Dept. of Physics, University Federico II
INAF OACN Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte
CALTECH California Institute of Technology
DAME partners acknowledge the financial support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Italy-USA bi-lateral grant Building an e-science Data Mining Infrastructure, the European Union through the projects VO-Tech and VO-AIDA, the Ministry of University and Research through the PON S.Co.P.E. GRID project, the INAF for the partial support through the PRIN 2010 Tomography of Galaxy Clusters, the European and Italian Space Agencies for the support in the participation to the Euclid space mission program. We also acknowledge a crucial support from the Fishbein Family Foundation, and a partial support from the NASA grant 08-AISR08-0085

In the 2011 the DAME Program has been recognized as one of worldwide candidates to be taken as reference for future design of data mining tools in the IVOA Community (see reference document here)

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Past Projects (no more supported)


Forex Trading Training Center

Astrophysics Source Code Library

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DAME present at the 2014 Conference on BIG DATA from Space, Frascati, Italy!


DAME present at Conference on GPU Computing in Phyics and Astrophysics, Roma, Italy!


ASAIP - Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal
Pennsylvania State University, USA


Aug 25-29, Vina del Mar, Chile


DAME present at 22nd WIRN Conference in Italy!


AstroInformatics2011 Conference in Italy, hosted and organized by DAME Team!


IVOA Interop Meeting hosted by DAME Working site!


DAMEWARE on ASCL (Astrophysics Source Code Library)


DAMEWARE (Web Application REsource) is online!


VOGCLUSTERS Web Application (alpha release) is online!




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Capodimonte Museum, Napoli, about 1500

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Incoming Event

[+] ICANN 2015
XIII International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, May 14-15, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

[+] ECDM 2015
9th European Conference on Data Mining, Jul 22-24, 2015, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

[+] ADASS 2015
XXV Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems, TBD, 2015, Sydney, Australia

[+] Useful list of International Astronomy Meetings
maintained by Canadian Astronomy Data Centre

Past Events [+] AIIA 2014
XIII AIIA Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Dec 10-12, 2014, Pisa, Italy

[+] 2014 Conference on BIG DATA from Space
International Conference, November 12-14, 2014, Frascati, Italy

[+] GPU Computing in Physics and Astrophysics
International Conference, September 15-17, 2014, Rome, Italy

[+] ICANN 2014
International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Sep 15-19, 2014, Hamburg, Germany

[+] AstroInformatics 2014
International Conference, August 25-29, 2014, Vina del Mar, Chile

[+] IAU Symposium 306
Statistical Challenges in 21st Century Cosmology, May 25-29, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

[+] IEEE Big Data 2013
Big Data and Science: Infrastructure and Services, Oct 6-9, 2013, Santa Clara, California, USA

[+] ICM2012
International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Information Systems, Computing and Management, Dec 8-9, 2012, Hangzhou, China

Sep 18-21, 2012, Hotel Tulip-Inn, Belgrade, Serbia

[+] Annual International Conference on AstroInformatics 2012
Sep 10-14, 2012, Microsoft Research Center, Redmond WA, USA

[+] International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2012
Sep 11-14, 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland

[+] ISSAC 2012 - ASTROINFORMATICS International Summer School on AstroComputing
July 9 - 20, 2012, San Diego, USA

[+] Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy II, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012
July 01-04, 2012, RAI Convention Ctr. Amsterdam, Netherlands

[+] European Week of Astronomy and Space Science - Ewass (Jenam) 2012
July 1-6, 2012, Pontificia Universita Lateranense (Rome), Italy

[+] Neural Network Italian Workshop - WIRN 2012
May 17-19, 2012, Vietri sul Mare (SA), Italy

[+] Astronomical Data Analysis - ADA VII
May 14-18, 2012, Cargese, Corsica

[+] Baltic Applied Astroinformatics and Space data Processing
May 7 - 8, 2012, Ventspils, Latvia

[+] stCSM 2012 - Special Tracks on Case Studies and Methodologies
March 25 - 28, 2012, Orlando Florida, USA

[+] EUCLID ESA Mission SGS Kick Off Meeting
March 05-09, 2012, INAF-CNR Research Area, Bologna, Italy

[+] VO Publishing: How to publish data into the Virtual Observatory
February 27-29, 2012, INAF Observatory of Trieste, Italy

[+] 219th AAS Meeting
January 08-12, 2012, Convention Center, Austin TX, USA

[+] Conference on "Digging deeper and faster: algorithms for computationally limited problems in time-domain astronomy"
December 12-13, 2011, Caltech, Pasadena CA, USA

[+] 2nd ICFDT Conference
November 28-30, 2011, National Laboratories, Frascati Italy

[+] Astroinformatics 2011
September 25-29, 2011, Sorrento Italy

[+] Advances in Computational Astrophysics
Jun 13-17, 2011, Sicily Italy

[+] The GREAT Summer School on Astrostatistics and Data Mining
May 30 - June 03, 2011, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

[+] Data Analysis in Astronomy
Apr 15-22, 2011, Erice, Sicily, Italy

[+] IVOA Interop Workshop
May 16-20, 2011, Napoli Italy

[+] SC10
Nov 13-19, New Orleans USA

[+] JENAM 2010
Sep 06-10, Lisbon Portugal

[+] AstroInformatics 2010
June 16-19, Pasadena USA

[+] INGRID 2010
May 12-14, Poznan Poland

[+] SAIT 2010
May 04-07, Napoli Italy

[+] VO-Day In Tour...
2009/10 INAF Sites Italy

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