International Data Week

September 11-17, 2016

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International Data Week

September 11-17, 2016

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11-17 September 2016 - Denver, Colorado, US

From September 11-17, 2016, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Denver, Colorado for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution’.  

As such, the International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and   innovation.

IDW comprises three complementary events: 

 

SciDataCon 2016-Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research

addressing a range of fundamental issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the data-driven transformation of research.

 

International
Data Forum

discussing the major opportunities and challenges of the data revolution, from ‘Big Data’ to ‘Open Data.’

 

8th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting

making concrete progress in technical and social areas on topics related to research data sharing and exchange.



International Data Week Daily Timeline

Find out what's happening during IDW 2016

WDS Members' Forum 2016

The SciDataCon 2016 Conference is preceded by a one-day WDS Members' Forum on 11 September 2016, to which WDS Member Representatives are expected to participate and interested participants welcome.

The Forum consists usually of two parts:

  1. A Scientific Session, which will be an opportunity for both the WDS-SC to report to Members on the status of WDS-related activities, and WDS Regular and Network Members to give oral and poster presentations updating their organizations' activities over the previous two years.
  2. A Plenary Session, which will provide a formal mechanism for membership consultation, and where membership issues can be discussed.

The Draft Programme is available!

CODATA General Assembly 2016

CODATA Officers and Executive Committee Members will be elected at the next CODATA General Assembly, 11 September 2016 in Denver, CO., USA, at the beginning of International Data Week.

SciDataCon 2016

SciDataCon is the international conference for scrutiny and discussion of the frontier issues of data in research.  The scope of SciDataCon covers policy matters and the place of data in the scientific endeavour and scholarly communications; the opportunities of the data revolution for the global research enterprise; innovations in data science and data stewardship; and the challenge of developing a sustainable data ecosystem, including the role of education and capacity building.  

SciDataCon 2016 seeks to advance the frontiers of data in all areas of research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research.

More information on SciDataCon 2016: http://www.scidatacon.org/2016/

SciDataCon 2016

SciDataCon is the international conference for scrutiny and discussion of the frontier issues of data in research.  The scope of SciDataCon covers policy matters and the place of data in the scientific endeavour and scholarly communications; the opportunities of the data revolution for the global research enterprise; innovations in data science and data stewardship; and the challenge of developing a sustainable data ecosystem, including the role of education and capacity building.  

SciDataCon 2016 seeks to advance the frontiers of data in all areas of research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research.

More information on SciDataCon 2016: http://www.scidatacon.org/2016/

International Data Forum

DATA FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD: RESPONSIBILITIES, OPPORTUNITIES AND DANGERS IN A DATA-AWARE SOCIETY

Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Sheraton Downtown Denver
Denver, Colorado USA

The first decades of the 21st century have seen an explosive growth in the human capacity to acquire, store and instantaneously communicate digital data. It has profound implications for societies, their economies and the way that information and knowledge are created and used. It is a revolution that has not yet run its course, and is the focus for International Data Week: Mobilising the Digital Revolution: from Big Data to Open Data, which takes place in Denver, Colorado, USA from 11-17 September 2016.  

At the heart of the week, a day-long International Data Forum, with the theme “Data for the Public Good: Responsibilities, Opportunities and Dangers in a Data Aware Society,” will debate potential data-contingent transformations in civil society, government, health, education, and science.  

The International Data Forum brings together international researchers, industrialists, policy makers and educators to discuss the major opportunities and challenges of the data revolution, from ‘Big Data’ to ‘Open Data.’  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from world-renown keynote speakers and collaborate with each other regarding the national and international dimensions of the data revolution, its implications for research and policy, and the linkages between research, industry and education that are required for the global community to fully exploit new opportunities.

Agenda

Morning Sessions

09:00-09:10 Welcome Ceremony

09:10-10:30 Opening Keynote Addresses: “Maintaining Scientific Rigour and Enhancing Discovery”
Moderator: Heide Hackmann
Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU)
Focusing on the importance of scientific research principles and standards as they relate to open data.  Specific topics to be highlighted may reference the aspect of self-correction with open data and the scrutiny of scientific claims, new opportunities for scientific inference and ensuring valid reasoning, the potential of linked open data, addressing global challenges, and doing science in the 21st century. 

09:10-09:20 Opening & Introduction: Heide Hackmann
Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU)
09:20-09:45 Philip Bourne 
Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health 
09:45-10:10 Speaker to be announced soon
10:10-10:30 Moderated panel discussion with keynote speakers
10:30-11:00 Networking Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Panel Discussion: “Open Data as a Public Good and the Responsibilities of Scientists”
Moderator: Sandy Harrison
Centre for Past Climate Change at the University of Reading and Chair of World Data System Scientific Committee
This panel of distinguished guests who represent government and academic sectors will discuss the responsibility of scientists to make publicly-funded research results open for reuse by others and how to address national and international inequalities of data access.
11:00-11:10 Introduction, Sandy Harrison
11:10-11:20 Myron P. Gutmann
University of Colorado Boulder
11:20-11:30 Victoria Stodden
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Scientific Transparency, Integrity and Reproducibility”
11:30-11:40 Takashi Onishi
President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
“Open Data as Game Changer for Natural Disaster Prevention”
11:40-12:10 Moderated Panel Discussion with all speakers
12:10-12:30 Q&A Session
12:30-13:30 Lunch

Data Stories Session

13:30-14:30 Data Stories
Moderator: Bernard Minster

Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Jane Hunter
University of Queensland, Australia
Data Story I: “Combining People Power with Satellites to capture  the true extent of Coral Bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef”

Christine White
Federation of Earth Science Partners (ESIP), United States

Unni Karunakara
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University and Former International President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Switzerland

Afternoon Sessions

14:30-16:00 Panel Discussion: Responsible Openness
Moderator: Chris Greer

Senior Executive for Cyber-Physical Systems, NIST

An active discussion focusing on how responsible consideration of privacy & confidentiality, safety & security, intellectual property, and legal constraints can promote open data sharing.

14:30-14:40 Introduction, Chris Greer
14:40-14:50 Brian Bot
Sage Bionetworks
14:50-15:00 Christopher Horsethief
Ktunaxa Nation Council
15:00-15:10

Eva Mendez
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

15:10-15:40 Moderated Panel Discussion with all speakers 
15:40-16:00 Q&A Session
16:00-16:30 Networking Coffee Break

16:30-17:45  Data for the Public Good – A Next-generation Vision
Moderator: Francine Berman
RDA Co-Chair, RDA Council, RDA/US Chair, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor 
This session will conclude the International Data Forum through a series of presentations that address the possibility of throwing open the laboratory doors by accepting science as a public enterprise, recognizing the digital revolution as an enabler of knowledge co-production, and examining the potential downsides related to the database state, the privatisation of knowledge and the human/machine disjunction.

Panelists:

  • Candice Lanius, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
  • Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma, University of Idaho
  • Sarah Stamps, Virginia Tech
17:45-18:00 Closing Statements
Geoffrey Boulton
University of Edinburgh, President of CODATA
19:30-21:30 Social event

RDA's 8th Plenary Meeting

The 8th RDA Plenary Meeting offers attendees a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues and peers in various disciplines, and make concrete progress in technical and social areas on topics related to research data sharing and exchange.  Besides keynote talks by leading members of the community, important features of the RDA Plenary include the highlighting of organizations who have adopted RDA’s outputs, meetings of Working Groups and Interest Groups, and ‘Birds of a Feather’ discussions, which explore new potential working or interest group topics. The Meeting will also host a marketplace for small and medium enterprises involved with Big Data. The RDA Europe Early Career Scientist & Researcher Support Programme is also confirmed for this Meeting, which will offer up to 20 early career domain researchers and data practitioners the opportunity to attend the meetings, interact with working and interest groups and showcase their studies.

View the Programme for RDA's 8th Plenary Meeting >>

RDA's 8th Plenary Meeting

The 8th RDA Plenary Meeting offers attendees a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues and peers in various disciplines, and make concrete progress in technical and social areas on topics related to research data sharing and exchange.  Besides keynote talks by leading members of the community, important features of the RDA Plenary include the highlighting of organizations who have adopted RDA’s outputs, meetings of Working Groups and Interest Groups, and ‘Birds of a Feather’ discussions, which explore new potential working or interest group topics. The Meeting will also host a marketplace for small and medium enterprises involved with Big Data. The RDA Europe Early Career Scientist & Researcher Support Programme is also confirmed for this Meeting, which will offer up to 20 early career domain researchers and data practitioners the opportunity to attend the meetings, interact with working and interest groups and showcase their studies.

View the Programme for RDA's 8th Plenary Meeting >>

RDA's 8th Plenary Meeting

The 8th RDA Plenary Meeting offers attendees a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues and peers in various disciplines, and make concrete progress in technical and social areas on topics related to research data sharing and exchange.  Besides keynote talks by leading members of the community, important features of the RDA Plenary include the highlighting of organizations who have adopted RDA’s outputs, meetings of Working Groups and Interest Groups, and ‘Birds of a Feather’ discussions, which explore new potential working or interest group topics. The Meeting will also host a marketplace for small and medium enterprises involved with Big Data. The RDA Europe Early Career Scientist & Researcher Support Programme is also confirmed for this Meeting, which will offer up to 20 early career domain researchers and data practitioners the opportunity to attend the meetings, interact with working and interest groups and showcase their studies.

View the Programme for RDA's 8th Plenary Meeting >>

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