On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, RDA/US, CENDI and the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will be co-sponsoring a one-day workshop titled “The Future of the Commons: Data, Software and Beyond” at the National Academies of Science in Washington DC. The workshop will center on the evolving concept of the “commons” and the various challenges associated with its development. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with their peers and industry experts on topics including privacy, security, and the unique and shifting needs of various research communities.
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The Second Polar Data Forum (PDF II) will be held 27-29 October 2015, at the University of Waterloo, Canada. PDF II will accelerate progress by establishing clear actions to address the target issues, including meeting the needs of society and science through promotion of open data and effective data stewardship, establishing sharing and interoperability of data at a variety of levels, developing trusted data management systems, and ensuring long-term data preservation.
Open science makes scientific processes more efficient, transparent and effective by new tools for scientific collaboration, experiments and analysis and by making scientific knowledge more easily accessible. At the same time, Open science enables emergence of new scientific practices, disciplines and paradigms to respond to the new challenges through global distributed collaborations where citizens and society participate as contributors and direct beneficiaries of scientific knowledge.
Management of scientific Big Data poses challenges at all stages of the data life cycle – acquisition, ingest, access, replication, preservation, etc. For scientific communities the data exploration – commonly considered as the 4th pillar besides experiment, theory and simulation – is of utmost importance to gain new scientific insights and knowledge.
The joint SCOSTEP-WDS workshop on ‘Global Data Activities for the Study of Solar-Terrestrial Variability’ will be held from 28 to 30 September 2015 at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
The international GridKa School is one of the leading summer schools for advanced computing techniques. The school provides a forum for scientists and technology leaders, experts and novices to facilitate knowledge sharing and information exchange. The target audience are different groups like grid and cloud newbies, advanced users as well as administrators, graduate and PhD students. Organized by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), GridKa School is hosted by Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC).
The annual IEEE eScience conference will be held in Munich, Germany from 31st August to 4th September 2015. The objective of the eScience Conference is to promote and encourage all aspects of eScience and its associated technologies, applications, and tools.
eScience promotes innovation in collaborative, computationally- or data-intensive research across all disciplines, throughout the research lifecycle.