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CFP — Physical Samples and Digital Collections Workshop, ASIS&T AM 2016, October 14, Copenhagen Denmark

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    I attended the first in this series at JCDL and am involved in the iSamples project if anyone has any questions! Please share this with anyone you think might be interested.
    Sarah Ramdeen Doctoral Candidate
    School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina ***@***.***
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    Subject: [ESIP-all] Friendly reminder – Papers due Aug. 15 – Physical Samples and Digital Collections Workshop, ASIS&T AM 2016, October 14, Copenhagen Denmark
    This Call for Proposals is available on the workshop web page at:
    The First International Physical Samples and Digital Collections (PSDC
    2016) workshop will be held on October 14th in Copenhagen, Denmark in conjunction with the ASIS&T AM 2016–2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. We solicit participation from information studies as well as communities that work with physical samples–for example, earth sciences, biology, paleontology, hydrology, archeology–to make this workshop a success.
    The goal of this workshop is to bring together the community of researchers, curators, and practitioners who are interested in studying the issues involved in the management of samples, sample collections, and sample-based data in the field, in the lab, in repositories, in data systems and scholarly publications. The intention is to assemble the existing community of scholars and practitioners from both coasts of the Atlantic as well as invite those with emerging interests in this area. A secondary goal is to focus the attention of the information science community on the tremendous opportunities for research in this space and for collaborating with researchers in the Earth Sciences, broadly construed.
    Research in the Earth Science disciplines depends on the availability of representative samples collected above, at, and beneath Earth’s surface, on the moon and in space, or those generated in experiments. These physical samples serve as fundamental references for generating new knowledge about the earth and contribute to a deeper understanding of the processes that created and shaped it, assess the availability of natural resources, and measure the risk of natural hazards. Many samples have been collected at great cost and with substantial difficulty, are rare or unique, and irreplaceable.
    TheEarthCube (
    Research Coordination Network (RCN)iSamplES (Internet of Samples in the Earth Sciences) aims to advance the use of innovative cyberinfrastructure to connect physical samples and sample collections across the Earth Sciences with digital data infrastructures to revolutionize their utility in the support of science.
    Important dates
    * August 15: paper submissions due
    * August 23: Notification of acceptance
    * October 1: Submission of final, camera-ready papers
    * October 14: PSDC 2016 Workshop
    Presentations will address a broad range of issues and challenges at the intersection of Earth Science physical samples and information science that facilitate the data collection, management, and use of earth samples. Topics include but are not limited to:
    * physical sample collection curation
    * information behavior and needs, user modeling
    * evaluation of existing environments models
    * theoretical models
    * system architectures
    * social-technical perspectives on digital methods for sample management
    * policies and workflows
    * data analytics and visualization
    * user interfaces
    * cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
    * distributed data management information systems
    * impact of digital libraries on earth sciences
    * linked data and its applications
    * personal information management of physical samples
    * retrieval and browsing of sampels
    * scientific data curation, citation, and scholarly publication
    * social networks, virtual organizations, and networked information
    * sample collection archiving and preservation
    Proposal Formats
    We encourage you to submit proposals for:
    * *full papers*: 6-8 page submissions that report on mature work
    or stake out a position on an issue of significance to the community
    * *work-in-progess and position papers*: 3-4 page submissions that
    discuss early results on nascent projects
    * *posters or demonstrations*: 1-2 page description
    All contributions must be written in English and use the ASIS&T submission template, which is available at:
    Please submit papers by May 1st via the workshop’s EasyChair submission
    Please contact us with your questions.
    Unmil Karadkar (***@***.***
    School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
    Kerstin Lehnert(***@***.***
    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
    Chris Lehhardt(***@***.***
    Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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