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SciDataCon 2016 and International Data Week: Programme, Registration and Accommodation

We are delighted to publish the draft programme for SciDataCon 
options for viewing in a full window or for downloading the spreadsheet.

There will be seven parallel tracks spread over two days (Mon 12 and Tue 13 Sept) and a total of 56 sessions, as well as two dedicated poster sessions.

Details of keynotes and the opening session on the evening of Sunday 11 Sept will be provided soon, as will the final interactive programme full session descriptions and abstracts.

Have you made your plans for SciDataCon and International Data Week?

Registration
If you want to join us, please register as soon as possible at https://www.cmpinc.net/idw/registration.aspx - please note that the early bird rate will end on 8 August.

Accommodation
The room block at the conference venue hotel, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is running out quickly and will expire on 26 August.  Please book soon so as not to be disappointed: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1601114332&key=19A253AB

SciDataCon 2016 and International Data Week
SciDataCon is part of International Data Week, which will be a major, landmark gathering of the data community and which features a number of exciting events.


2016 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge now open, seeking innovations for data gaps and biases

The 2016 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, which will focus on on understanding, examining
and addressing gaps and biases in open-access biodiversity data from the GBIF network, is officially open for submissions.

Individuals and teams now have two months to develop innovative submissions and vie for more than €30,000 in prizes from this incentive competition. Closing date for submissions is 29 September 2016. GBIF will announce first- and second-prize winners—who will receive €20,000 and €5,000, respectively—at its annual Governing Board meeting in Brasília on 26 October 2016.

Targeting geographic, taxonomic, temporal, enviro\nmental and other gaps and biases in the available data is one of five priorities outlined in the GBIF 2017-2021 strategic plan, so any entry has the potential to help improve data 'fitness for use' in scientific research and policy. The emphasis on gaps and biases also builds on a growing body of scientific research that explores the topic.


General Assembly Announcement 2016

The 2016 CODATA General Assembly will be held on Sunday, 11 September 2016 at 
the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. This year, the General Assembly precedes International Data week and which includes our conference SciDataCon 2016.

Programme and Draft Agenda

An outline agenda indicating topics to be covered and activities 

Register

CODATA Members (National Members, International Scientific Unions, Supporting Organisations and Affiliate Members) should send a delegate and may also send observers.  CODATA Task Groups and Working Groups may also send observers.

To register as a delegate to the 2016 CODATA General Assembly go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/codata-general-assembly-2016-tickets-25930185884

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Address: 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado. 

Phone: +1-303-893-3333

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1lhLLpzjg5PiqFNCvJbghXF3SGdA


International Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage August 30 – September 1, 2017

Location: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

The conference is open for contributions that cover technical challenges as well as strategic
guidance.

Key messages relating to the impact of new technologies and processes on cultural heritage are especially welcome.

Our special aims:

  • raise awareness in Society, Science, and Technology fields about importance of the cultural dimensions and the growing potential of Digital Cultural Heritage
  • promote innovative content analysis from cross-organizational interoperability of digital humanities databases and XML methods, techniques, and approaches
  • indicate on the central role of spatial concepts enabling synergy for knowledge generation from massive granular digital cultural heritage content
  • create innovative cross-disciplines / cross sectors partnerships facilitate intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue
  • elaborate roles and interest of information society

http://DCH2017.net

According to the CODATA principles of the broadest interdisciplinary discourse in the domain of Data for Science and Technology, contributions are expected from different fields of the science communities to exchange best practices and initiate recommendations for future research and development

DCH2017 is organized by CODATA-Germany (The German National Committee to the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology).in cooperation with partner organizations

Submit abstract until March 27, 2017 using the EasyChair system

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=DCH2017

For all questions and suggestions please contact DCH2017 Conference Organizer at org@DCH2017.net


Open Access Pledge

Clinicians, policy makers, decision makers, practitioners and many researchers in low-income countries still have limited access to key research findings, due to journal paywalls. The Global Young Academy has just launched the More Open Access pledge to push for faster change.
 
Pledging means commitment to submitting at least 1 manuscript to an Open Access outlet (peer-reviewed journal or pre-print server) by the end of the year. The initiators have aimed for a pledge that is feasible for many, irrespective of discipline, seniority, or resources. They want to generate more consideration of Open Access and, most of all, more action. 

CODATA is partnering with the GYA in a number of activities and supports this pledge.  You can read more and sign up via http://bit.ly/2a0GWzT


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