Digital Research 2012 - one week to go!
10-12 September 2012
St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK
Visit the Digital Research 2012 website.
Digital Research practice, tools and infrastructures have been embraced by researchers across all disciplines. The landscape is changing rapidly, with the Web as our research environment and also a lens onto our society and world. Researchers across sciences and humanities are facing the opportunities and challenges of new forms of data and big data analytics, and harnessing the technological advances of new devices and "e-Infrastructure" including High Performance Computing and the Cloud.
The Digital Research 2012 conference will host the launch of the Software Sustainability Institute's Fellows Programme. We strongly advise that you attend the launch event if you are interested in applying for the Fellowship funding.
Digital Research 2012 features an exciting three-day programme with a great set of speakers, bringing the community together to showcase today’s digital research practice and innovation and set an influential agenda for tomorrow. We welcome researchers, research technologists and developers at all stages of their careers. Here are some highlights of the programme - please see the website for the full programme and registration information:
New Science of New Data Symposium and Innovation Showcase (Monday 10th). Keynotes from social network analysis expert Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University) on Web Science, government open data director Nigel Shadbolt on Open Data, and a closing address by philosopher, computer scientist and political writer Kieron O'Hara - with twitter analytics, geolocated social media and informational citizenship in between. Also launch of the community innovation showcase and workshops.
Future of Digital Research (Tuesday 11th). Keynotes from Stevan Harnad on "Digital Research: How and Why the RCUK Open Access Policy Needs to Be Revised", Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) on "Broad Data" (not just big!), and Lizbeth Goodman (UCD) on "SMART spaces by and for SMART people". Sessions are themed on Open Science (with a data publishing panel), Smart Spaces as a Utility and future glimpses from the community, all culminating in a Roundtable discussion on the Future of Digital Research.
e–Infrastructure Forum and Innovation Showcase (Wednesday 12th). We open with a dual-track community innovation showcase, then launch the UK e-Infrastructure Academic Community Forum where Peter Coveney (UK e-Infrastructure Leadership Council and UCL) will present the "state of the nation" followed by a Provider’s Panel, Software, Training and User’s Panel - an important and timely opportunity for the community to review where we are with the recent UK government investment and determine what's needed in the future.
It's free to attend just the New Science of New Data symposium or Software Sustainability Institute Fellows Programme launch on Monday 10th, or the e-Infrastructure Forum on Wednesday 12th (thanks to our sponsors). Full 3-day registration enables you to attend everything and there's a lot more happening throughout the event, including an exciting "DevChallenge" hackathon run by DevCSI, software surgery by SSI and multiple community workshops - plus the Digital Research 2012 dinner in College and a reception in the spectacular Museum of Natural History. Please visit the registration website.
We're very grateful to everyone who has come together to make this event possible, including e-Research South, Open Knowledge Foundation, Web Science, the Digital Social Research programme, our Digital Economy colleagues and the All Hands Foundation.
We look forward to seeing you in Oxford 10-12th September to discuss the state of the art and the shape of the future in Digital Research.
Posted by Simon Hettrick on Friday 31 August 2012.