The draft programme for SciDataCon 2014, the International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability, jointly organised by CODATA and the ICSU World Data System, is now available.
It is an exciting and packed programme, featuring carefully selected parallel sessions, high level panels and poster presentations. Keynote speakers include Jacqueline McGlade, Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme and Paul Berkman, Head of the Arctic Ocean Geopolitics Programme through the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge and a Research Professor through the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California Santa Barbara.
SciDataCon 2014 takes place in New Delhi on 2-5 November 2014: early bird registration remains open until 1 October 2014!
SciDataCon 2014 is motivated by the conviction that the most significant research challenges – and in particular the pressing issues relating to global sustainability – cannot be properly addressed without due attention to various issues relating to data. SciDataCon aims to make explicit the connection between concrete and specific challenges to ensure environmental protection, economic prosperity and social well being along with the research questions that arise from these challenges and the necessary role of data policy, management and analysis in addressing these research questions. The effectiveness and credibility of research findings rely on the widest possible availability of quality-assessed and interoperable datasets.
Accordingly, with the ambition of building a bridge between important research concerns and related data issues, the programme is structured around four tracks which correspond to the research themes of ICSU’s flagship Future Earth programme, while also taking into account the challenges of data science and services.