This meeting aims to bring together researchers involved in the wide field optical and near infrared surveys of the Galactic plane in the northern and southern hemispheres. The main surveys are:
UVEX/IPHAS (u,g,r,i,Halpha northern plane)
VPHAS+ (u,g,r,i,Halpha southern plane)
UKIDSS GPS (JHK northern plane)
VISTA VVV (ZYJHKs bulge and southern plane, with ~80 epochs at Ks.)
There will also be discussion of results from "companion" surveys UWISH2 2.12 micron H2 survey and GLIMPSE360.