The 23rd International CODATA Conference - Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet

Start: Oct. 28, 2012
End: Oct. 31, 2012
Place: Taipei
Contact: CODATA2012
Organizer: International Council for Science : Committee on Data for Science and Technology
The theme “Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet” encompasses some relevant issues in data-intensive scientific fields. Nurturing an open environment for data and information is crucial for disseminating research results to a wide audience and allowing thorough, collaborative analysis. Also, the theme distinguishes between data and information and by so doing highlights the role data-intensive science plays in transforming raw observations into applicable, intelligible results and discoveries. Furthermore, the theme emphasizes that our scientific endeavors, and the data that sustain them, are key to providing reasoned solutions to the problems we face with climate change, population pressure, natural hazards, and other global issues. The theme supports not only the mission of CODATA, but that of ICSU, as it strives to strengthen international science for the benefit of society.

CODATA 23 will bring together stakeholders from industry, research and academia who will highlight, debate and address these issues over a three day period. It will provide an international forum where these stakeholders, in collaboration with the ICSU and CODATA international networks and other networks can create a dialogue on legal, economic, and technological challenges; evaluate societal impacts; and put forward possible solutions that can in turn benefit the planet. Nurturing an open environment for data and information plays a pivotal role in this process. This will be the underpinning message of the conference.

We recognize the importance of involving and working with early career scientists in discussing these issues. They are the scientists that will have to address these challenges tomorrow. CODATA 23 will thus build on strengthening interaction between young scientists and senior scientists on data. Special young scientist activities and social events will take place within the framework of the scientific program.

Huadong Guo President CODATA

Call for Abstracts - Deadline is FRIDAY 25th MAY 2012

Scientific topics:

Data and Information for a Planet Under Pressure.

e-Science and e-Science Networks

Information Science and Computational informatics

Data Mining and Knowledge Management

Interoperability and Data Integration

Earth and Environmental Data

Biological Science, Medical and Health Data

Physical Science Data

Social Science Data and Digital Humanity

Open Access; Public Section Information; Legal and Policy Issues

Semantic Web and Linked Data

Data Challenges for Global Sustainability: The Outcome of Rio +20

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