25 June 2018 : Deadline for abstracts and posters for SciDataCon : part of International Data Week

Following a large number of requests and the some practical reasons relating to the review process, the organisers have decided to extend the deadline for abstracts and posters for SciDataCon  part of International Data Week  to Mon 25 June (23:59 UTC)

International Data Week

 

... is a global conference taking place in Africa.  It encompasses all issues relating to data in research from cutting edge issues in data science (the digital frontiers of global science), through challenges of data intensive research, research infrastructures, data stewardship, the use of data in science, society, innovation and development.International Data Week 2018 ...

International Data Week will take place in Gaborone, Botswana on 5-8 November 2018 with a number of related events before and after.  In an integrated programme it combines SciDataCon, the international conference on issues of data in research and the 12th Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting.

  • RDA/IGAD (Agricultural Data Interest Group) chairs are organizing the IGAD Meeting(s) in Gaborone (Botswana) November 2018. If you are interested in attending the RDA Plenary and IGAD Meeting(s), please send this information to AIMS@fao.org with Subject "IGAD/RDA - Botswana 2018". 

- -  Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) | RDA11 meeting, 21 - 23 March, 2018 (Berlin, Germany)

International Data Week is organised by CODATA  the Research Data Alliance, the World Data System  the African Open Science Platform and the Botswana Open Data Open Science Forum, represented by the University of Botswana. 

There will be stimulating keynotes, panels and workshops and other events, including the CODATA General Assembly  before and after the main conference.

SciDataCon : Submit Abstracts for Papers and Posters

Call for Papers

For SciDataCon proposals should be submitted for research papers, practice papers, lightning talks and panel contributions.

In some cases, session organisers will be inviting proposals, but please note that you may submit a proposal to any accepted session if you think your proposal is a good fit with that session topic. 

Abstracts must be submitted to an accepted session or to the General Submission session. You may consult the descriptions of accepted sessions at https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/

When submitting your abstract at https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/submit/ you will need to select the appropriate session. 

Abstracts submitted to specific sessions will be reviewed for their individual quality and according to their appropriateness for that session. Abstracts submitted to the General Submission option will be reviewed for individual quality and, if accepted, will be assigned to an accepted session or grouped into thematic sessions.

Accepted abstracts will be available from the conference website and will form a persistent collection, so please consider the following recommendations carefully:

  • Please submit your proposal of a length appropriate to the intervention. For example, we recommend that the proposal for a research paper should be 800-1600 words and for a practice paper 600-1000 words.  For lightning talks or panel interventions 300-600 words is sufficient.  These are guides and please use your judgement.  We strongly discourage proposals of more than 1600 words.
  • Submission must include a summary.  The summary should be brief - 100-250 words, and certainly no more than 250 words.

Call for Posters

Posters will be an important feature of SciDataCon 2018. The organisers will endeavour to ensure that all poster presenters have an opportunity to give a lightning talk as well as participating in the poster reception.  Posters can often be a more effective way of communicating key technical features of a paper and providing a visual summary that really engages the viewer.

Abstracts must be submitted to an accepted session or to the General Submission session. You may consult the descriptions of accepted sessions at https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/

When submitting your abstract at https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/submit/ you will need to select the appropriate session.

For a Poster Abstract we suggest 800-1600 words and no more than 1600 words in length. 
Submission must include a summary.  The summary should be brief - 100-250 words, and certainly no more than 250 words.
Please describe the subject of the proposed poster in as much detail as possible. Describe the structure of the poster. Above all, let know:

  • why will this be an interesting feature of the conference?
  • why is it particularly suited to a poster and/or demo session?
  • why the poster or demo will catch delegates' attention and why will they stop and listen to you? 

​Related:

 

Research and Innovation EU ministers endorse Commission’s plans for research cloud, EC NEWS, 29 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium:

"The European Open Science Cloud, which will support EU science in its global leading by creating a trusted environment for hosting and processing research data, is one important step closer to becoming a reality. Meeting in Brussels today, EU research ministers endorsed the roadmap for its creation. The Conclusions of the Competitiveness Council, proposed by the current Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, are the result of two years of intense negotiations".

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