IDW2018 Programme

Below are the key events for IDW 2018, including several open and closed meetings that will run parallel to IDW activities, and subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.

 

Pre-Meetings

Day 1, Monday, 5 November

Day 2, Tuesday, 6 November

Day 3, Wednesday, 7 November

Day 4, Thursday, 8 November

Post-Meetings

 

Monday - Saturday, 29 October - 3 November 2018

  Space and Planetary Science in Botswana Workshop (Location: Botswana International University of Science and Technology)

Tuesday - Wednesday, 30-31 October 2018

08:00 2nd eHealth Workshop themed “The Promise of Open Source Technology to Sustainable eHealth Solutions (Location: University of Botswana Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital)
  Drones4Good@IDW - Drone Data and Technologies for Conservation Workshop (Location: Khama Rhino Sanctuary Central District, Botswana

Thursday-Friday, 1-2 November 2018

09:00 ICICIS Conference - Open Meeting (Location: University of Botswana Conference Centre)

Friday, 2 November 2018

08:00-15:30 IDW Pre-Conference Workshop: Library Consortium - Open Meeting (Location: University of Botswana, Library Auditorium)

Saturday - Sunday, 3-4 November 2018

 

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Time TBC

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Times TBC AOSP TAB Meeting (Closed Meeting)
13:00-17:00 CODATA International Data Policy Committee Working Meeting - Closed Meeting (Location: GICC/ Operations Boardroom)
14:00-18:30 RDA Funders Forum - Closed Meeting (Location: GICC/Serondela 1 and 2)
15:00 - 18:00 Registration Open
15:30 - 18:00 RDA TAB and Working/Interest Group Chair Meeting - Closed Meeting (Location: Walmont/Okavango 2)

Monday-Tuesday, 5-6 November 2018

9:00-16:00 IDW Pre-Conference HPC Ecosystems Workshop (Location: University of Botswana Block 247 Lab 292)

Day 1 - Monday, 5 November 2018

08:00 - 08:40 RDA for Newcomers Session (Room: Okavango 1)
07:00 - 08:40 Registration Open
09:00 - 11:00 Opening Plenary Session with Welcome & Dignitary Addresses (Room: Tsodilo C)

- Director of Ceremony: Dr Theophilus Mooko – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology

-8:55am Arrival of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi and University of Botswana delegates.

-9:00am NATIONAL ANTHEM Led by Marimba band and Solo Vocalist.

-9:05am PRAYER Rev. Kresi K. Mbae.

-9:10am INTRODUCTION OF DIGNITARIES Professor David Norris, Vice Chancellor – University of Botswana

-9:20am WELCOME ADDRESS Honourable Minister Mr Ngaka Ngaka, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology.

-9:30am ENTERTAINMENT - Marimba Band.

-9:35am INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE THEME Prof Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of the New Library of Alexandria.

-9:50am ENTERTAINMENT - Traditional dance.

-9:55am KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND OFFICIAL OPENING His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana. 

-10:30am TOKEN OF APPRECIATION TO HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT by Dr Bonnie Carroll, IDW Committee Member.

-10:35am ENTERTAINMENT - Traditional troupe and Marimba Band.

-10:40am VOTE OF THANKS by Hilary Hanahoe, Secretary General - Research Data Alliance

-10:55am GROUP PHOTO SHOOT with His Excellency the President, Visiting Ministers, Botswana Ministers, PS-MoTE, Ambassadors, Council Chairman, Chancellor, LOO, Vice Chancellor UB, Keynote Speakers and IDW Committee

 (Room: Tsodilo C)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session/Exhibition (Entrance/Circulation Area)
11:30 - 13:00 Science and Data in Africa: High Level Strategy Panel (Room: Tsodilo C)
11:30 - 13:00 SciDataCon and RDA Breakout 1 Sessions
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Poster Session (Room: Marquee)
14:00 -15:30 RDA Breakout 2
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Entrance/Circulation Area)
16:00 - 17:30 Plenary Session and Panel Discussion: Data and Health (Room Tsodilo C)
 
  • - Phaik Yeong Cheah, Associate Professor at Oxford University and Head of Dept at Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unity

     

  • - Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance
     
  • Lisa Federer, Data Science and Open Science Librarian, National Library of Medicine       National Library of Medicine
17:30 - 19:00 Welcome Reception and Poster Session (Room: Entrance/Circulation Area and Tsodilo A)

Day 2 - Tuesday, 6 November 2018

08:30 - 9:30 Plenary Session: Science Policy and the Future of Science (Room: Tsodilo C)
 
09:30 - 11:00 RDA Breakout 3
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Entrance/Circulation Area)
11:30 - 13:00 RDA Breakout 4
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Marquee)
14:00 - 15:30 SciDataCon Breakout 2
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Entrance/Circulation Area)
16:00 - 17:30 SciDataCon Breakout 3
17:30 - 19:00 SciDataCon Breakout 4
17:30 - 19:00 RDA Adoption and Business Plenary Session (Room: Tsodilo C)

Day 3 - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

08:30 - 09:30

Plenary Session and Panel Discussion: Pan-African Infrastructure Investment
"MeerKAT: A Step Change in Big Data Management for South African Science" (Room: Tsodilo C)

  • - Rob Adam, Director, South African Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope
  • - Jörg Helmschrot, Director of Science and Technology and Capacity Development,SASSCAL
09:30 - 11:00 SciDataCon Breakout 5
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Entrance/Circulation Area)
11:30 - 13:00 SciDataCon Breakout 6
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Marquee)
14:00 - 15:30 RDA Breakout 5
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Entrance/Circulation Area)
16:00 - 17:30 RDA Breakout 6
17:30 - 19:00 SciDataCon Organisational Plenary Session on CODATA and WDS Initiatives (Room: Tsodilo C)
19:00 -  IDW2018 Cultural Dinner (Room: Marquee)

Day 4 - Thursday, 8 November

08:30 - 09:30 Plenary Session and Panel Discussion: Data Science (Room: Tsodilo C)
  • - Ian Foster, Director, Data Science and Learning Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • - Fosca Giannotti, Director of Research, Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo”, Italian National Research Council
09:30 - 11:00 RDA Breakout 7
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Entrance/Circulation Area)
11:30 - 13:00 SciDataCon Breakout 7
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Marquee)
14:00 - 15:30 SciDataCon Breakout 8
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session/Exhibition (Room: Entrance/Circulation Area)
16:00 - 17:30 Plenary Session and Panel Discussion: Data and Scholarly Communications
"How Africa is Becoming a Global Leader in Scientific Publishing" (Room: Tsodilo C)
  • - Elizabeth Marincola, Senior Advisor for Communications and Advocacy, African Academy of Sciences
  • - Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Johannesburg
  • - Simeon Materechera, Director, Indigenous Knowledge Systems Center, North West University 
17:30 - 18:00 IDW2018 Closing Plenary Session (Room: Tsodilo C)

Friday, 9 November

08:30-17:30

 WDS 'Data Repositories Day'  - Open Meeting (Location: University of Botswana, Faculty of Health Sciences Auditorium

Time TBC
  • - Regional Data Infrastuctures Workshop (Closed Meeting)
  • - WDS 'Data Repositories Day'  - Open Meeting (Location: University of Botswana, Faculty of Health Sciences Auditorium)
  • - CODATA General Assembly - Closed Meeting (Location: University of Botswana, Library Auditorium)
  • - Wellcome African and Asia Pogramme IT and Data Managers Network (Closed Meeting)

Saturday, 10 November

Times TBC
  • CODATA General Assembly - Closed Meeting (Location: University of Botswana, Libary Auditorium)
  • Wellcome African and Asia Pogramme IT and Data Managers Network (Closed Meeting)