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Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics
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SciDataCon - Denver, USA, 11-13 September 2016

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA

SciDataCon 2016 is part of International Data Week, 11-16 September 2016, convened by CODATA, the ICSU World Data System and the Research Data Alliance.

SciDataCon seeks to advance the frontiers of data in 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. The conference is motivated by the conviction that the most significant contemporary research challenges—and in particular those reaching across traditional disciplines—cannot be properly addressed without paying attention to issues relating to data. These issues include policy frameworks, data quality and interoperability, long-term stewardship of data, and the research skills, technologies, and infrastructures required by increasingly data-intensive research. They also include frontier challenges for data science: for example, fundamental research questions relating to data integration, analysis of complex systems and models, epistemology and ethics in relation to Big Data, and so on.

The conference will also:

  • advance discussions of the international policy agenda for Open Data and Open Science; and,
  • provide a forum that brings together the researchers who create and use data with the other professional communities involved in data science, those concerned with long-term data stewardship and with data and science policy.

Dr. Simon Waddington from PERICLES project partner King’s College London has been invited to speak at the session entitled 'Curating all that Big Data: Modeling Challenges and New Implementation Innovations' where he will discuss integrating digital preservation for experimental workflows in Space Sciences.