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Peter Fox, ‘The Now and Now for Data: Metaphors for Making Data Publically Available’

We are delighted that Professor Peter Fox, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York State, is able to give us a keynote talk on ‘The Now and Now for Data: Metaphors for Making Data Publically Available’

Peter FoxPeter Fox is Tetherless World Constellation Chair and Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Computer Science and is Director of Information Technology and Web Science program at RPI, researches solar and solar-terrestrial physics, ocean and environmental informatics, computational and computer science, and distributed semantic data frameworks. The results are applied to large-scale distributed scientific repositories addressing the full life-cycle of data and information within specific science and engineering disciplines as well as among disciplines.

For much of his career, Peter has been working to bridge gaps between science and distributed data and information systems to support community activities utilizing usecase-driven design. He leads a number of working groups, including: Virtual Observatories for the Electronic Geophysical Year, semantic web for NASA technology infusion as well as the Earth Science Information Partnership federation. He is also the Chair of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Union Commission on Data and Information and a member of AGU Special Focus Group on Earth and Space Science Informatics. He’s on the Board of a number of journals, including: Earth Science Informatics, Computers & Geosciences and Geoscience Data Journal. And, he’s won a number of awards, including recently the 2012 Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the Earth Science Information community, and the 2012 European Geosciences Union Ian McHarg Medal for significant contributions to Earth and Space Science Informatics.

Finally, Peter is also a key author within this wide range of fields. Of particular relevance for this meeting is the paper he co-authored with Mark Parson: Is Data Publication the Right Metaphor?

Posted by Simon Hodson on behalf of Fiona Murphy

Follow the Now and Future of Data Publishing, Dryad and ORCID Meetings Online!

We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Now and Future of Data Publishing and the venue is full! The same applies (nearly) for the ORCID Outreach meeting and the Joint ORCID – Dryad Symposium on Research Attribution.

However, there are still some places for the Dryad ‘Open’ Meeting (membership and more) on Friday 24 May. This meeting is open to Dryad members, prospective members and other interested parties and provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about recent developments, get a preview of upcoming features, have a say in the governance of the organization, exchange ideas and experience with other members and Dryad staff, and help chart the future of data archiving. For a place at the event, register here.

So in response to the demand, it will be possible to follow all four events (over three days) online!  Click on the links below.  The NFDP13 meeting is using Webex, provided by Dryad through Duke University.  Instructions are at the foot of this post.

Now and Future of Data Publication, all day, Wed 22 May

ORCID Outreach Meeting, am, Thu 23 May

Joint ORCID – Dryad Symposium on Research Attribution, pm, Thu 23 May

Dryad Membership Meeting, all day, Fri 24 May

 

Webex Details for Now and Future of Data Publishing, Wed 22 May

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Meeting information 
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Topic: Now and Future of Data Publication
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 9:00 am, GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
Meeting Number: 732 521 534
Meeting Password: opendata

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To start or join the online meeting
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Go to http://bit.ly/nowfuturedata

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Audio conference information
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Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3207
Global call-in numbers: https://dukeuniversity.webex.com/dukeuniversity/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=214875007&tollFree=0
Access code:732 521 534  

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For assistance
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1. Go to https://dukeuniversity.webex.com/dukeuniversity/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click “Support”.
To add this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://dukeuniversity.webex.com/dukeuniversity/j.php?ED=214875007&UID=508030682&ICS=MS&LD=1&RD=2&ST=1&SHA2=AAAAApqHAqzVD5sBvuTAMJCzVQ-9SucmhXm/yhzgPUa9S7rJ
To check whether you have the appropriate players installed for UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files, go to https://dukeuniversity.webex.com/dukeuniversity/systemdiagnosis.php.
http://www.webex.com
CCM:+16504793207×732521534#

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. You should inform all meeting attendees prior to recording if you intend to record the meeting. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

Programme for Now and Future of Data Publishing Now Available!

The programme for the Now and Future of Data Publishing Symposium is now available! It features keynotes from Peter Fox, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an erudite and engaging thinker on matters of data publication; and from Unni Karunakara, President of Médicins Sans Frontières.  The closing address will be delivered by John Wood, Secretary General, The Association of Commonwealth Universities and Research Data Alliance Council.

The bulk of the day comprises a series of panel sessions, some in plenary, some in parallel, in which a host of experts involved in various ways with data publication will address a series of key issues.  This is a format that we hope will encourage discussion and allow participants to set an agenda of issues to be tackled to help shape data publishing over the next few years.

Unfortunately, the event is already full but a waitlist has been set up.  That the event should have reached capacity even before the programme was finalised demonstrates how lively the interest in data publishing is across a range of communities.

Dryad Membership Meeting and other events

Should you be disappointed and not able to attend NFDP13, do not despair: there is a series of exciting events in Oxford in the same week.  In particularly, I would like to draw readers attention to the Dryad Membership Meeting, on Friday 24 May, which it should be stressed is not just restricted to Dryad members.  In fact, it is open to Dryad members, prospective members and other interested parties!  The meeting provides an opportunity to learn about recent developments, get a preview of upcoming features, have a say in the governance of the organization, exchange ideas and experience with other members and Dryad staff, and help chart the future of data archiving.  The programme for the Dryad Membership Meeting is now available and you can register here.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford at any of the associated meetings: the Now and Future of Data Publishing Symposium 2013; the ORCID Outreach Meeting; the Joint Dryad-ORCID Symposium on Research Attribution; and the Dryad Membership (and more) Meeting.

Simon Hodson @simonhodson99