Infrastructure, Intelligence, Innovation: driving the Data Science agenda 8th
Infrastructure,Intelligence,Innovation:driving the Data Science agenda 8th
International Digital Curation Conference 2013 (IDCC13)
Venue: Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
IDCC brings together those who create and manage data and information, those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes. Our view of ‘data’ is a broad one – video games and virtual worlds are of just as much interest as data from laboratory instruments or field observation. Whether the information originates in the arts, humanities, social or experimental sciences the issues faced are cross-disciplinary. Digital curators maintain, preserve, and add value to digital information throughout its life, reducing threats to its long-term value, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence, and enhancing the potential for reuse for all purposes. If you are a curator, if you teach or train future curators, or if you depend on them for your work, IDCC is for you.
Call For Papers
The IDCC11 Programme Committee invites submissions to the 8th International Digital Curation Conference that reflect our conference theme.
Our theme recognises that in recent years there has been an explosion in the amount of data available, whether from tweets to blogs, data from sensors through to “citizen science”, government data, health and genome data and social survey data. Technology allows us to treat as ‘data’ content which would not once have merited the term – recordings of speech or song, video of dance or theatre or animal behaviour – and to treat as quantitative what once could only be qualitative. There are challenges in finding data and making it findable, in the ability to use it effectively, to take and understand data, to process, to analyse and extract value from data , to visualize data and then to communicate the stories behind it.
This process is now being termed data science. It is being used across sectors to describe a wide range of data activities in the commercial, government and academic sectors dealing with information whose primary purpose is often not research-related. Activities are not discipline-specific; in fact data science is being described in some quarters as a new discipline.
The Call for Papers including a list of topics can be found at:- www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc13/call-papers
Submissions will be accepted from 4 June 2012
Sent on behalf of IDCC13 Programme Committee Co-chaired by Kevin Ashley - Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Liz Lyon - Associate Director of the DCC and Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)