14th INTEGRAL/BART Workshop 3 – 7 April 2017

IBWS 2017 is 14th in the series of successful workshops dedicated to high energy astrophysics and supporting ground-based experiments (e.g. robotic telescopes)

The workshop will be held in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic, April 3 – 7 2017. The IBWS is expected to start with a welcome cocktail in the evening, April 3, the scientific sessions will start in the morning, April 4.

Photos from conference



  • High energy astrophysics (April 4 and 5)
    Both theoretical as well as observational aspects of high energy and very high energy astrophysics, both galactic and extragalactic, gamma-ray bursts
  • Small satellites for astrophysics & Instrumental session (April 6 and 7)
    Satellites, ground based instrumentation
    All aspects of small satellites (pico, nano, CubeSats), projects presentations, scientific payloads for these satellites, BRITE.
    Satellite projects for HE astrophysics in general. Rocket experiments. X-ray Optics for space experiments, JEUMICO project.
    Ground based support for satellite projects and high energy astrophysics – robotic telescopes, Čerenkov telescopes, data analyses.
  • Real Time Image Processing In Astronomy (April 6 and 7)
    Held as parallel session to satellite & instrumental session
    Although IBWS is called “workshop”, most of its workshop-like properties have evaporated with time, and as we still want it to be more interactive, more production-oriented and have the results more touchable, we would like to introduce an experimental workshop session.
    This time, the topic will be Real Time Image Processing In Astronomy. If you wish to participate in this session, please contact the session chair Martin Jelinek in advance. The basic idea is to avoid general topics and get to the core as quick as possible. The invited speaker will summarize the general ideas, and participators of the session are expected to contribute directly to the topic, without spending time on things like introducing their observatory, telescopes etc. if not relevant to the task they are solving.


The IBWS workshop offers the opportunity to publish a contribution to the proceedings indexed by ISI (WoS) and SCOPUS.

Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso
Page limit: 3 – 8 pages
Language: English
Figures: *.eps (encapsulated PostScript) format. (Vector version of EPS format is required
(the bitmap version can be used only in a case of photos).
Colors: Pictures and graphs can be colourful, but have to be readable after conversion to black & white version as well.  Eg. “green dotted line, red dashed line, …
References: Alphabetical order, BibTex
(We strongly recommend using an automatic tool for retrieving a .bib file including entries for a selection of articles from NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).)
Template: LaTeX – Download the zip file or use Overleaf
Deadline: 30th April 2017 May 12, 2017 to e-mail: martin-urban (at) fel.cvut.cz

Electronic formats different from LaTeX will not be accepted.

Published proceedings can be downloaded here. 
Individual articles can be downloaded from the publisher´s site. 

Originally, the IBWS (INTEGRAL/BART) workshops focused on the work of High energy astrophysics group in Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and relevant international collaborators from the field, with intensive student participation.


Nowadays, the IBWS workshops promote regional collaboration in high-energy astrophysics with an emphasis on the interface between satellite projects and ground-based experiments (e.g. robotic telescopes).

The workshop venue will be again the Regional Library.

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