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.
|09:00-09:10 Welcome Ceremony|
09:10-10:30 Opening Keynote Addresses: “Maintaining Scientific Rigour and Enhancing Discovery”
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)
|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
“Balancing Scientific Responsibility and the Public Good”
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Scientific Transparency, Integrity and Reproducibility”
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|
Data Stories Session
13:30-14:30 Data Stories
Data Story III: "Humanitarianism: Action + Data"
14:30-16:00 Panel Discussion: Responsible Openness
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|
|15:10-15:40||Moderated Panel Discussion with all speakers|
|16:00-16:30||Networking Coffee Break|
16:30-17:45 Data for the Public Good – A Next-generation Vision
Moderator: Francine Berman, Co-Chair, RDA Council; RDA/US Chair; Hamilton Distinguished Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The IDF will conclude with a view from the next generation of data professionals. As data becomes more ubiquitous and fundamental for every aspect of life, how will our responsibilities and opportunities evolve? How does the current generation of digital natives see the impact of data on their work lives and the broader society? What does the horizon look like to them? The session will provide a glimpse of the views of next generation professionals about the brave new world of data.
University of Edinburgh, President of CODATA