[open-science] SciDataCon 2014: Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Wed Jan 29 09:28:55 UTC 2014

Hello All

Just to highlight this conference and encourage contributions from working
group members - especially those in India as the conference is based in New

Do use the list as a sounding board for session ideas or to find
collaborators and fellow organisers if you feel it would be helpful. We'd
also be delighted if anyone attending would be prepared to blog or tweet
from the event for us as I'm sure the topics covered will be of interest to
many in the working group.

If enough people are going, we can try and arrange an open science meetup
during the event.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: CODATA ED <execdir at codata.org>
Date: Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Subject: Call for SciDataCon 2014 International Scientific Programme
Committee Candidates
To: DATA-PUBLICATION at jiscmail.ac.uk

*CODATA (ICSU's Committee on Data for Science and Technology)
http://www.codata.org <http://www.codata.org> and the ICSU World Data
System http://www.icsu-wds.org <http://www.icsu-wds.org> are collaborating
to organise a joint conference, SciDataCon 2014
http://www.scidatacon2014.org <http://www.scidatacon2014.org> in New Delhi
on 2-5 November 2014.   *
Highlighting the theme of 'Data Sharing and Integration for Global
Sustainability', this will be a major international conference addressing
various issues relating to data and international research.

*CODATA and WDS invite applications for expert members of the International
Scientific Programme Committee.  Further details are below and in a pdf
attachment.  Please submit applications no later than 14 February 2014
using the online form
at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hie81RpuLZZLK-9V1MR9fanSr7d1MxcnXyvNNdWVgaA/viewform

With very best wishes,

Simon Hodson, Executive Director CODATA, and Mustapha Mokrane, Executive
Director WDS.


*SciDataCon 2014: Invitation for International Scientific Programme
Committee Candidates*

*Below is the text of the Call for Candidates issued jointly by CODATA and
Dear Colleagues,

Data are essential to all scientific endeavours. The emerging cultures of
data sharing and publication, open access to, and reuse of data are
positive signs of an evolving research environment. Nevertheless, several
cultural and technological challenges are still preventing the scientific
and research community from realizing the full benefits of these trends.

The *Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA)*
http://www.codata.org and the *World Data System (WDS)*
http://www.icsu-wds.org, interdisciplinary bodies of the
International Council for Science (ICSU) http://www.icsu.org are supporting
and encouraging these positive changes by actively promoting effective data
policies and good data management practices in the scientific and research
community, to produce better science, which ultimately benefits society.
Likewise, the challenges and opportunities of 'Big Data' may have
ramifications for the conduct of science: the value and importance of data
are being recognized more than ever before.

As a major contribution to this effort, the two organizations are
co-sponsoring and organizing a high profile international biennial
conference on scientific research data. SciDataCon will provide a unique
platform bringing together international experts and practitioners in data
sciences, technologies and management; researchers from the natural,
social, health and computer sciences, and from the humanities; research
funders; policy makers and advisors.

The sustainability challenges facing society today cannot be solved without
multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research on global sustainability
that requires the use, sharing and integration of data across scientific
disciplines and domains and from international sources. The effectiveness
and credibility of this research will rely on the availability to
the scientific and research community of quality-assessed and interoperable

To facilitate the work of international research undertakings--including the
Future Earth international research programme on global sustainability
launched by ICSU and its partners in 2014--and amplify the message of
like-minded global data initiatives promoting data sharing and
interoperability--including the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the
recently established Research Data Alliance (RDA)--SciDataCon 2014
http://www.scidatacon2014.org will highlight the theme of Data Sharing and
Integration for Global Sustainability.

*The conference will take place on 2-5 November 2014 in New Delhi,
India and will be hosted by the Indian National Science Academy.* With
high-level keynotes, a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, and a
stimulating poster session, SciDataCon is conceived as a focussed--yet
inclusive--conference to address the issues most important to the global
scientific and research community as they pertain to data and information.
The International Scientific Programme Committee will play a key role in
implementing the scientific programme with innovative online consultation
and input from research and data science communities worldwide.

*We invite applications for expert members of the International Scientific
Programme Committee.  Please submit applications no later than 14 February
2014 using the online form available here:
*Sent on behalf of Huadong GUO, President, CODATA and Bernard Minster,
Chair, ICSU World Data System*

 Dr Simon Hodson | Executive Director CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: execdir at codata.org | Twitter: @simonhodson99 | Skype: simonhodson99
Blog: http://www.codata.org/blog
Diary: http://bit.ly/simonhodson99-calendar
Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96 | Tel (Cell): +33 6 86 30 42 59

CODATA (ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology), 5 rue
Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris, FRANCE
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