Start: June 4, 2012
End: June 8, 2012
Place: Washington, D.C., USA
International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technolgoy
The 38th International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) annual conference will be hosted by NORC at the University of Chicago and will be held at the George Washington University in Washington DC, June 4 - 8, 2012.
The theme of this year's conferences is Data Science for a Connected World: Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information. This theme reflects the growing desire of research communities, government agencies and other organizations to build connections and benefit from the better use of data through practicing good management, dissemination and preservation techniques. Submissions are encouraged that offer improvements for creating, documenting, submitting, describing, disseminating, and preserving scientific research data.
The conference committee seeks workshops that highlight this year’s theme Data Science for a Connected World: Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information. Below is a sample of possible workshop topics that may be considered:
Innovative/disruptive technologies for data management and preservation
Infrastructures, tools and resources for data production and research
Linked data: opportunities and challenges
Metadata standards enhancing the utility of data
Challenges and concerns with inter-agency / intra-governmental data sharing
Privacy, confidentiality and regulation issues around sensitive data
Roles, responsibilities, and relationships in supporting data
Facilitating data exchange and sharing across boundaries
Data and statistical literacy
Data management plans and funding agency requirements
Norms and cultures of data in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities
Collaboration on research data infrastructure across domains and communities
Addressing the digital/statistical divide and the need for trans-national outreach
Citation of research data and persistent identifiers
The evolving data librarian profession
Visit iassistdata.org for further information.