SciDataCon 2014: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA SHARING AND INTEGRATION FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSIONS

The SciDataCon 2014 Steering Committee now invites proposals for sessions, and abstracts for oral presentations, addressing the overarching conference theme of ‘Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability’ and related themes such as those indicated below:
  1. Data sharing, integration, and interoperability to address research challenges in global sustainability:
    • Data publication and citation
    • Innovative approaches to data integration and interoperability
    • Semantic data integration
    • Interoperability standards and reference data
    • Software architecture and systems
    • Disciplinary and interdisciplinary case studies: environment, health, social sciences, humanities, biodiversity, climate change, materials, energy, disasters, etc.
  2. Big Data science and technology:
    • Data-intensive scientific discovery
    • Large-scale computing software and systems
    • Presentation, analytics, learning, and knowledge discovery
    • Data mining and visualisation
    • High-impact applications
  3. Development and sustainability of data services:
    • Data systems and infrastructure sustainability
    • Data curation and stewardship, and development of trusted repositories
    • Solutions and tools for research data management and data security
    • Rescue of scientific data at risk
    • Capacity building and education in data science
    • Private sector roles and public-private partnerships
  4. Scientific data for decision making and policy:
    • Assessment of the impact and economic and societal value of data
    • Data quality, documentation, and credibility
    • Data-driven models and data products for decision- and policy-makers
    • Citizen science and crowdsourcing
    • Sustainability indicators and metrics
    • Open government
  5. International collaboration on research data:
    • Development of new observational and data networks
    • Interoperability and integration of existing data networks
    • Data policy and access, particularly in developing countries
    • Open scientific research data frameworks, including legal issues
    • Capacity building and advocacy
    • Lessons learned from past or current international research and data programmes
    • New opportunities to support Future Earth and other international research initiatives

Submission Instructions

Proposals should be submitted before 24 May 2014 at 00:00 UTC

Abstracts for Oral Presentations and Sessions

Proposed Oral Presentations must be submitted online. This involves completing an online form and uploading a two-page abstract, with additional information, using the following MS Word template: Template for Oral Presentation proposal
Proposed Sessions must also be submitted online, and envisage a panel discussion, a workshop, or a series of papers on a coherent theme. This involves completing an online form and uploading a summary, with additional information (theme, format, speakers, in, status of speaker invitations and their commitment), using the following MS Word template: Template for Session proposal

Abstracts publication

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings, following the prescribed submission format.
Selected authors, who indicated their intention to submit full papers, will be invited to publish a peer-reviewed manuscript in a special issue of the CODATA Data Science Journal.
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