Open Source GIS Conference
Building up Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data research
University of Nottingham
  

Open science workshop , 2 September 2014 , Nottingham

 

Workshop overview

 

This one day workshop “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science” is aimed to bring together  participants from various disciplines to enable an in-depth  dialogue focused on  Open Access , Open Data and Open Education for building synergies and collaboration opportunities  for Open Science and also with the "Geo for All" http://www.geoforall.org  initiative. The workshop will take place in Nottingham, on the 2nd September 2014 in parallel to OSGIS 2014 .

 

The aim of this workshop is to bring people together in order to discuss ideas on Open Access , Open Data and Open Education for open science. Many datasets have a geographical component, allowing them to be aligned along this theme. Most of the time, just having a geographical alignment does not enable  data exchange itself. All the issues that hinder the exchange of non-geographical data are  just as relevant to data with a geographic component. In this workshop we extend a broad invitation to all fields to discuss  their data exchange issues for data with a geographic component.

 

There will also be an "RDA for Newcomers session" organised at this workshop and will be led by Herman Stehouwer. The purpose of the Research Data Alliance  https://rd-alliance.org  is to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange, use and re-use, standards harmonization and discoverability. This will be achieved through the development and adoption of infrastructure, policy, practice, standards and other deliverables. This session is aimed to welcome and provide opportunity for those who are new to RDA to understand how RDA works and be part of the movement to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange, use and re-use, standards harmonisation, and discoverability.

 

Contributions are invited but are not limited to the following topic areas:

 

  • Open access developments
  • Policy developments in Open Data
  • Global aspects of Open Education Open educational resources, open courseware and open online courses
  • Application use cases : Government,  Health, Energy, Water, Climate change etc for Open Science
  • Open architectures
  • Open content
  • Open science
  • Internationalisation and localisation
  • Open Source examples in widening Education
  • Implementation and deployment case studies in Open data
  • Issues on data exchange, data harmonisation

 

Abstracts (max 1500 words) are be submitted to:  suchith.anand@nottingham.ac.uk before 5.00pm GMT on 30 May 2014.

Dr Suchith Anand (Conference Chair)

Nottingham Geospatial Institute
The Nottingham Geospatial Building
University of Nottingham

Suchith.Anand@nottingham.ac.uk