[open-science] The Citizen Cyberscience Summit programme has now been published

Margaret Gold margaret at tmc.bz
Sat Jan 18 19:04:18 UTC 2014

The Citizen Cyberscience Summit programme is now available and there’s
something for everyone.

Our varied and eclectic 3 day programme covers everything from policy to
DIY approaches. Whether you’re a citizen scientist, practitioner, developer
or policy maker, there is something in our programme for you.
During the summit there will be opportunities to hear talks from leading
figures in citizen science, participate in hands-on workshops and learn
about the latest technological developments. In addition to formal talks,
there will be informal networking opportunities as well as the chance for
you to shape the agenda by hosting a talk or workshop on a topic of your

The full programme is available at:

To register for the event, visit:
http://cybersciencesummit.org/register/for details

Scheduled talks include the following:


Lessons From A Year of Citizen Science

Scientist and adventurer James Borell shares his insights following a year
championing conservation projects powered by an army of volunteers.

Citizen Science with the ZooniverseDr Robert Simpson, Communications Lead
for the Zooniverse discusses the platform which more than 900,000
volunteers are signed up to.


Crowdcrafting: An Open Source Platform for Citizen Science Projects A
presentation of the platform behind a powerful citizen science tool.
Mozilla Science Lab – an introduction to the initiative to help researchers
around the world use the open web to shape science’s future.
Quantum Moves: Testing Player Efficiency in Solving Quantum Research
Challenges – how an online game is helping to solve real quantum physical
research problems
Geography and Mapping
ESRI mobile apps for supporting citizen science An overview of the
initiatives ESRI has in place to help support joint working between citizen
scientists and traditional enterprise GIS
Experiences from the Geo-Wiki Project Approaches to stimulating
participation and data capture
Policy and publishing
Citizen Science - What's Policy Got to Do With It?  A discussion of the
ideas surrounding the policies, or lack thereof, for implementing or
collaborating with citizen science projects.
Publishing citizen science – more than just an afterthought A panel session
exploring how publishers can adapt their practices to work with citizen
scientists in making their results accessible.
Learning and Engagement
Opening New Doors: Unexpected Learning in Citizen Science How to design a
web-based citizen science project with the volunteer in mind.
How the Natural History Museum is combining citizens, science and education An
insight into the NHMs ‘V Factor Initiative’ which aims to encourage
participation ‘from visitor to volunteer’
Biology and Ecology
DIY Biology - the Public Biobrick and Darwin Toolbox. An overview of the
opportunities and challenges associated with DIY biology projects and an
introduction to the ‘Darwin Toolbox’
Beyond open data: using citizen science data for academic research and
public engagementHow a software package developed by the National
Biodiversity Network (NBN) will increase the use of open data by academics.

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