Montage Publications

This page contains recent conference presentations and journal articles, many of them peer-reviewed, that describe Montage and its capabilities.

For a list of papers that cite the use of Montage in their research, see the the Scientific and Technical Publications Citing Montage page.

For a listing of media articles that feature or mention Montage, see the Media Articles about Montage page.

Publications 2008-2015 Download/Link
Relicensing the Montage Image Mosaic Engine, Berriman, G. Bruce AAS Meeting #225 Jan. 2015 2015AAS...22523203B
RC3 mosaicking pipeline: Creating mosaics for the RC3 Catalogue, Lee, Jung Lin Astrophysics Source Code Library record ascl:1411.06, Nov. 2014 2014ascl.soft11006L
The design and operation of the Keck Observatory archive, Berriman et al. (2015) AAS Meeting #225 July 2014 2014SPIE.9152E..0AB
Using Cloud Computing To Create A Multi-Wavelength Atlas Of The Galactic Plane, G. Bruce Berriman et al. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #223, #302.01 (2014) Abstract
Maintaining A User Community For The Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit, G. Bruce Berriman. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #223, #225.02 (2014) Abstract
Creating A Galactic Plane Atlas With Amazon Web Services, Berriman et al. ( 2013) Paper (PDF)
High-Performance Compute Infrastructure in Astronomy: 2020 Is Only Months Away, Berriman, B.; Deelman, E.; Juve, G.; Rynge, M.; Vöckler, J. S. Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI. Proceedings of a Conference held at Marriott Rive Gauche Conference Center, Paris, France, 6-10 November, 2011. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 461. Edited by P. Ballester, D. Egret, and N.P.F. Lorente. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2012., p.91 (2012) Paper (PDF)
How Will Astronomy Archives Survive The Data Tsunami? Berriman, G.; Groom, S.L. Paper (PDF)
Collaborative Astronomical Image Mosaics, Daniel S. Katz, G. Bruce Berriman, Robert G. Mann. To be published in Reshaping Research and Development Using Web 2.0-based Technologies. Editor: Mark Baker, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.(2011) Paper (PDF - 356 KB)
Montage: An Astronomical Image Mosaicking Toolkit, Jacob et al. Astrophysics Source Code Library, record ascl:1010.036 (2010) Paper (PDF)
Data Sharing Options for Scientific Workflows on Amazon EC2, Juve et al. (2010) Paper (PDF)
Collaborative Astronomical Image Mosaics Katz, Daniel S.; Berriman, G. Bruce; Mann, Robert G. (2010) Paper (PDF)
Running Scientific Applications on the Amazon EC2 Cloud, G. Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, Gideon Juve. Presented at the Astroinformatics Conference at California Institute of Technology, 2010 Poster (PDF - 348 KB)
The Application of Cloud Computing to the Creation of Image Mosaics and Management of Their Provenance, G. Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, Paul Groth, Gideon Juve. SPIE Conference 7740: Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy (2010). Editors: N. Radziwill and A. Bridger, 7740. Paper (PDF - 588 KB)
The Application of Cloud Computing to Astronomy: A Study of Cost and Performance, G. Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, Gideon Juve, Moira Regelson, Peter Plavchan. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the e-Science in Astronomy Conference, Brisbane, Australia, December 2010 Paper (PDF - 534 KB)
Data Sharing Options for Scientific Workflows on Amazon EC2, Gideon Juve, Ewa Deelman, Karan Vahi, Gaurang Mehta, G. Bruce Berriman, Benjamin P. Berman, Phil Maechling. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of Supercomputing 10 (SC10), 2010 Paper (PDF - 710 KB)
Metadata and Provenance Management, Ewa Deelman, G. Bruce Berriman, Ann Chervenak, Oscar Corcho, Paul Groth, Luc Moreau, Chapter 12: Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Existing Technology, and Deployment Editors: Arie Shoshani and Doron Rotem, Published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Books, 2010 Book Chapter (DOC 1.02 - MB)
Running Scientific Workflow Applications on the Amazon EC2 Cloud, G. Bruce Berriman, Gideon Juve, Ewa Deelman, Karan Vahi, Gaurang Mehta, Benjamin Berman, Phil Maechling. Presentation for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 2010Presentation (PPT - 10 MB)
Scientific Workflow Applications on Amazon EC2, Gideon Juve, Ewa Deelman, Karan Vahi, Gaurang Mehta, G. Bruce Berriman, Benjamin Berman, Phil Maechling. e-Science Oxford, UK: IEEE, 2009 Paper (PDF - 184 KB)
Pipeline-Centric Provenance Model, Paul Groth, Ewa Deelman, Gideon Juve, Gaurang Mehta, G. Bruce Berriman. The 4th Workshop on Workflow Support of Large-Scale Science, 2009 Paper (PDF - 187 KB)
Building Image Mosaics With The Montage Image Mosaic Engine, G. Bruce Berriman, John Good. Greater IPAC Technology Symposium, 2009 Presentation (PPT - 18.1 MB)
The Role of Provenance Management in Accelerating the Rate of Astronomical Research, Ewa Deelman, G. Bruce Berriman. Proceedings of Science, International Astronomical Union Special Session 5, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 2009 Paper (PDF - 229 KB)
Presentation (PPT - 17.5 MB)
On the Use of Cloud Computing for Scientific Workflows, Christina Hoffa, Gaurang Mehta, Timothy Freeman, Ewa Deelman, Kate Keahey, Bruce Berriman, John Good. 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science 2008 Paper (PDF - 82.5 KB)
Clouds: An Opportunity for Scientific Applications? Ewa Deelman, G. Bruce Berriman, Yang-Suk Kee, Miron Livny, Gurmeet Singh. Grid Workshop, Cracow, 2008 Paper (DOC - 2.38 MB)
Presentation (PPT - 816 KB)
Web-Based Tools -- Montage: An Astronomical Image Mosaic Engine, G. Bruce Berriman, John Good, Anastasia Laity, J. Jacob, Daniel Katz, Ewa Deelman, Gurmeet Singh, M.-H. Su. National Virtual Observatory Proceedings, 2008Paper (DOC - 4.44 MB)
A Cost-Benefit Study of Doing Astrophysics On The Cloud: Production of Image Mosaics, G. Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, Gurmeet Singh, Miron Livny, John Good. Proceedings of the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XVIII Quebec, 2008 Presentation (PPT - 16.8 MB)
Paper (PDF - 70.4 KB)
The Cost of Doing Science on the Cloud: The Montage Example, Ewa Deelman, Gurmeet Singh, Miron Livny, G. Bruce Berriman, John Good. 2008 Paper (PDF - 16.3 MB)
Workflow Task Clustering for Best Effort Systems with Pegasus, Gurmeet Singh, Mei-Hui Su, Karan Vahi, Ewa Deelman, G. Bruce Berriman, John Good, Daniel S. Katz, and Gaurang Mehta. Proceedings of the 15th ACM Mardi Gras Conference, 2008 Paper (PDF - 174 KB)
The Montage Image Mosaic Service: Custom Image Mosaics On-Demand, Berriman, G. B.; Good, J. C.; Laity, A. C.; Kong, M. Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems ASP Conference Series, Vol. 394, Proceedings of the conference held 23-26 September, 2007, in Kensington Town Hall, London, United Kingdom. Edited by Robert W. Argyle, Peter S. Bunclark, and James R. Lewis., p.83 (2008) Paper (PDF)
Automated Image Registration for the Future (Invited), Hack, W. J. Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems ASP Conference Series, Vol. 394, Proceedings of the conference held 23-26 September, 2007, in Kensington Town Hall, London, United Kingdom. Edited by Robert W. Argyle, Peter S. Bunclark, and James R. Lewis., p.35 (2008) Paper (PDF)
Worldwide R&D of Virtual Observatory, Cui, C. Z.; Zhao, Y. H. A Giant Step: from Milli- to Micro-arcsecond Astrometry, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 248, p. 563-564 (2008) Paper (PDF)


Publications 2005-2007 Downloads
Chapter 19: Web-based Tools - Montage: An Astronomical Image Mosaic Engine, Berriman et al. The National Virtual Observatory: Tools and Techniques for Astronomical Research. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 382. Edited by M.J. Graham, M.J. Fitzpatrick, and T.A. McGlynn. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2007., p.179 (2007) Paper (PDF)
The Montage Image Mosaic Service: Custom Mosaics on Demand, John Good, G. Bruce Berriman, Mihseh Kong, Anastasia Laity. Proceedings of the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XVII London, 2007 Presentation (PPT - 4.44 MB)
Paper (PDF- 278 KB)
Optimizing Workflow Data Footprint, Gurmeet Singh, Karan Vahi, Arun Ramakrishnan, Gaurang Mehta, Ewa Deelman, Henan Zhao, Rizos Sakellarious, Kent Blackburn, Duncan Brown, Stephen Fairhurst, David Meyers, G. Bruce Berriman, John Good, Daniel S. Katz. Scientific Programming, 2007 Paper (PDF - 379 KB)
Building the Framework for the National Virtual Observatory, NVO Quarterly Report Paper (PDF - 1,562 KB)
An All-Sky 2MASS Mosaic Constructed on the TeraGrid, Laity, Anastasia C., Berriman, G. B., Good, J.C., Brieger, L., Moore, R., Williams, R., Deelman, E., Singh, G., Su, M.-H. Proceedings of Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI, 2006 Paper (PDF - 98 KB)
Poster (PPT - 10 MB)
Science Applications of Montage: An Astronomical Image Mosaic Engine, Berriman, G. B., Good, J. C., Laity, A. C., Jacob, J. C., Katz, D. S., Deelman, E., Singh, G., Su, M.-H., Williams, R., Prince, T. Presentation at IAU XXXVI General Assembly, Aug. 2006 Presentation (PPT - 2.8 MB)
Abstract (DOC - 53 KB)
Montage: The Architecture and Scientific Applications of a National Virtual Observatory Service for Computing Astronomical Image Mosaics, Berriman, G. B., Laity, A. C., Good, J. C., Jacob, J. C., Katz, D. S., Deelman, E., Singh, G., Su, M.-H., Prince, T. A. Proceedings of Earth Sciences Technology Conference, 2006 Presentation (PDF - 2.5 MB)
Paper (PDF - 3.6 MB)
Astronomical Image Mosaicking on a Grid: Initial Experiences, D. S. Katz, N. Anagnostou, G. B. Berriman, E. Deelman, J. Good, J. C. Jacob, C. Kesselman, A. Laity, T. A. Prince, G. Singh, M.-H. Su, and R. Williams. Engineering the Grid - Status and Perspective, (Editors: B. Di Martino, J. Dongarra, A. Hoisie, L. Yang, and H. Zima,) American Scientific Publishers, 2006 Paper (PDF - 750 KB)
Pegasus: a Framework for Mapping Complex Scientific Workflows onto Distributed Systems, Ewa Deelman, Gurmeet Singh, Mei-Hui Su, James Blythe, Yolanda Gil, Carl Kesselman, Gaurang Mehta, Karan Vahi, G. Bruce Berriman, John Good, Anastasia Laity, Joseph C. Jacob, Daniel S. Katz. Journal of Scientific Programming, v.13(3), pp. 219-237, Nov. 2005 Paper (PDF - 326 KB)
A Comparison of Two Methods for Building Astronomical Image Mosaics on a Grid, D. S. Katz, G. B. Berriman, E. Deelman, J. Good, J. C. Jacob, C. Kesselman, A. C. Laity, T. A. Prince, G. Singh, and M.-H. Su. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on High Performance Scientific and Engineering Computing (HPSEC-05), 2005 Paper (PDF - 673 KB)
Presentation (PDF - 5.4 MB)
Montage: A Grid Portal and Software Toolkit for Science-Grade Astronomical Image Mosaicking, J. C. Jacob, D. S. Katz, G. B. Berriman, J. C. Good, A. C. Laity, E. Deelman, C. Kesselman, G. Sing, M.-H. Su, T. A. Prince, and R. Williams. International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering Paper (PDF - 770 KB)
The Pegasus Portal: Web Based Grid Computing, G. Singh, E. Deelman, G. Mehta, K. Vahi, M.-H. Su, G. B. Berriman, J. Good, J. Jacob, D. S. Katz, A. Lazzarini, K. Blackburn, and S. Koranda. Proceedings of the 20th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, March 2005 Paper (PDF - 287 KB)
NASA/IPAC Infrared Archive's General Image Cutouts Service, Alexov, A.; Good, J. C. Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XV ASP Conference Series, Vol. 351, Proceedings of the Conference Held 2-5 October 2005 in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain. Edited by Carlos Gabriel, Christophe Arviset, Daniel Ponz, and Enrique Solano. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2006., p.682 (2006) Paper (PDF - 287 KB)


Publications 2002-2004 Downloads
Montage: Experiences in Astronomical Image Mosaicking on the TeraGrid, Nathaniel Anagnostou, Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, John Good, Joseph C. Jacob, Daniel S. Katz, Carl Kesselman, Anastasia Laity, Thomas Prince, Gurmeet Singh, Mei-Hui Su, and Roy Williams. Proceedings of SC, Nov. 2004 Presentation (PPT - 13.6 MB)
Montage: An Astronomical Image Mosaic Service for the NVO, Anastasia Clower Laity, Nate Anagnostou, G. Bruce Berriman, John C. Good, Joseph C. Jacob, Daniel S. Katz, and Thomas Prince. Proceedings of Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XIV, Oct. 2004 Paper (PDF - 1.5 MB)
Focus Session (PPT - 9.3 MB)
Montage: A Grid Enabled Engine for Delivering Custom Science-Grade Mosaics On Demand, G. Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, John Good, Joseph Jacob, Daniel S. Katz, Carl Kesselman, Anastasia Laity, Thomas A. Prince, Gurmeet Singh, and Mei-Hu Su. SPIE Conference 5487: Astronomical Telescopes, June 2004 Paper (PDF - 4.1 MB)
Presentation (PDF - 5.3 MB)
Presentation (PPT - 9.5 MB)
The Montage Architecture for Grid-Enabled Science Processing of Large, Distributed Datasets, Joseph C. Jacob, Daniel S. Katz, Thomas Prince, G. Bruce Berriman, John C. Good, Anastasia C. Laity, Ewa Deelman, Gurmeet Singh, and Mei-Hui Su. Earth Science Technology Conference, June 2004 Paper (PDF - 2.6 MB)
Presentation(PDF - 12.1 MB)
Pegasus: Mapping Scientific Workflows onto the Grid, Ewa Deelman, James Blythe, Yolanda Gil, Carl Kesselman, Gaurang Mehta, Sonal Patil, Mei-Hui Su, Karan Vahi, and Miron Livny. Across Grids Conference, Jan. 2004 Paper (PDF - 218 KB)
Montage: An Astronomical Image Mosaic Service for the National Virtual Observatory, Attila Bergou, Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, John Good, Joseph C. Jacob, Daniel S. Katz, Carl Kesselman, Anastasia Laity, Thomas Prince, Gurmeet Singh, Mei-Hui Su, and Roy Williams. SC03, Nov. 2003 Handout (PDF - 325 KB)
Presentation(PPT - 970 KB)
Montage: A Grid Enabled Image Mosaic Service for the National Virtual Observatory, G. Bruce Berriman, J. C. Good, A. C. Laity, A. Bergou, J. Jacob, D. S. Katz, E. Deelman, C. Kesselman, G. Singh, M-H. Su, and R. Williams. Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XIII, Oct. 2003 Paper (PDF - 90 KB)
Presentation (PPT - 1.2 MB)
Montage on the Grid, Gurmeet Singh, Ewa Deelman. April 2003 Paper (PDF - 28 KB)
Montage: An Astronomical Image Mosaic Service for the National Virtual Observatory, SC02, 11/2002 Handout (PDF - 345 KB)
Montage: An On-Demand Image Mosaic Service for the NVO, G. B. Berriman, J. C. Good, D. Curkendall, J. Jacob, D. S. Katz, T. A. Prince, and R. Williams. Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems, Paper and Presentation for ADASS XII, Oct. 2002 Paper (PDF - 71 KB)
PostScript (45 KB)
Presentation (PPT - 6.1 MB)
Presentation (PDF - 765 KB)
Multi-Wavelength Image Space: Another Grid-Enabled Science, Roy Williams, Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, John Good, Joseph Jacob, Carl Kesselman, Carol Lonsdale, and Seb Oliver. High Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC-11, July 2002 Paper (PDF - 218 KB)
An Architecture for Access to a Compute Intensive Image Mosaic Service in the NVO, G. B. Berriman, David Curkendall, John Good, Joseph Jacob, Daniel S. Katz, Mihseh Kong, Serge Monkewitz, Reagan Moore, Thomas Prince, and Roy Williams. Paper and Presentation for SPIE Conference 4846: Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Aug. 2002 PDF (502 KB)
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Software Documents Date Downloads
Software Design Specification v2.0 Aug. 30, 2004 DOC (1.5 MB)
PDF (1164 KB)
Requirements v2.0 Aug. 30, 2004 DOC (99 KB)
PDF (168 KB)
An Architecture for Processing Image Mosaics with Montage on the Teragrid April 14, 2004 DOC (707 KB)
PDF (356 KB)
Software Design Specification v1.1 Nov.25, 2002 DOC (616 KB)
PDF (543 KB)
Milestones v1.0 May 31, 2002 DOC (43 KB)
PDF (26 KB)
Requirements v1.0 May 31, 2002 DOC (390 KB)
PDF (98 KB)
Software Engineering Plan v1.0 May 31, 2002 DOC (1.34 MB)
PDF (559 KB)
Test Plan v1.0 Oct. 8, 2002 DOC (1.34 MB)
PDF (380 KB)
Performance Documents Date Downloads
Montage v2.1 Speedup Metric for Milestone G Aug. 31, 2004 DOC (1.1 MB)
Baseline Performance: yourSky Mosaicking Code Aug. 15, 2002 DOC (76.5 KB)
PDF (105 KB)
Montage Baseline Background Correction Aug. 15, 2002 DOC (41 KB)
PDF (313 KB)
Annual Reports Date Downloads
Second Annual Report Feb. 13, 2004 DOC (454 KB)
PDF (222 KB)
First Annual Report Nov. 25, 2002 DOC (536 KB)
PDF (484 KB)