ICSTI 2013 Annual Members’ Meeting was held on March 16-17 in Hannover, Germany, hosted by the German National Library of Science and Technology - TIB. It was organized in conjunction with a Conference on Non-Textual Information on 18-19 March. Both events took place at the Leibnizhaus in the Old Town of Hannover.
The presentations delivered during the AMM TACC and ITOC sessions are available in the Members’ area of the website together with the agenda and minutes of the meetings.
The joint Conference titled “Non-Textual Information - Strategy and Innovation Beyond Text” was organized by Goportis and addressed the topics
- Strategy and Policies
- Best Practices
- Innovation and Research
- Digital Preservation
Detailed Programme and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and VIDEOS.
ICSTI’s 2012 Annual Conference ‘ Science, Ethics and the Law ’ was held on 15-16 October in Washington DC, hosted by the Library of Congress. Click out below for the Speakers’ bios, Abstracts, and Conference details.
Lino PAULA, European Commission, "Responsible Research and Innovation - The Case of Synthetic Biology in the EU" PRESENTATION
Linda BEEBE, PsycINFO, "Enhancing Access to Data in Scholarly Research - Changing Cultures, Building Standards" PRESENTATION
John KRAEMER, Georgetown University, "Limits of Government Regulation for Science : The Bird Flu Challenge" PRESENTATION
Angela FOSTER, Law Offices of Angela Foster, "The Gene Patent Debate" PRESENTATION
Jerry MENIKOFF, US Office for Human Research Protections, "Updating the Common Rule Governing Human Subjects Research Protections" PRESENTATION
John GLOWIENKA, DOE, Office of Science, "Fusion Energy : International Science and Globalized Information" PRESENTATION
Richard BOULDERSTONE, British Library/WWS Alliance and Walter WARNICK, DOE/WWS Alliance, "WorldWideScience.org - A Global Intersection of Science, Ethics, and Law" PRESENTATION
The Annual Conference was preceded on 13-14 October by ICSTI’s 2012 General Assembly meetings. Overall schedule, sessions agenda and minutes are available in the Members’ Area Home page
On 17 October, the Conference was followed by a One-Day Elsevier sponsored Workshop on ‘ Research Evaluation in Practice : Towards Sustainable Scientific Investments ’
ICSTI’s 2012 Annual Members’ Meeting was held in Paris, France, at the Headquarters of ICSU - the International Council for Science. It took place on 3-4 March.
Overall schedule, sessions agenda and minutes are available in the Members’ section of the website.
It was followed by an ICSTI One-Day Workshop, open to both Members and Non-Members, held at the same location. See below the description and Program outline.
08-15 – 09-00 Check-in and continental breakfast
09-00 – 09-10 Welcome : Workshop Chair – Jan Brase, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) and Vice President ICSTI.
Session I : Data and the Policy Makers
09-10 – 9-30 The International Council for Science Summary Recommendations on Information and Data (SCCID Report), Ray Harris, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University College London.
9-35 – 9-55 The Alliance of German Science Organisations Recommendations on Data, Dr Stefan Winkler-Nees, German Research Foundation.
10-00 – 10-20 Data Infrastructures and the Opportunities for the European Scientific Information Space, Dr Carlos Morais-Pires, Head of Sector Scientific Data Infrastructures, EU 7th Capacities Programme
10-25 – 10-45 The NSF Cyberinfrastructure for the 21st Century, CIF21, Program), Dr Rob Pennington, Programme Director Office of Cyberinfrastructure.
10-45 – 11-00 Coffee Break
Session II : Data in Practice
11-00 – 11-20 Dryad : Coupling Research to Publications in the Life Sciences cc-by Todd Vision, Associate Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
11-25 – 11-45 China’s Scientific Data Sharing Initiatives and Future Perspective, Pr Peng Jie, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China.
11-50 – 12-10 High-Energy Physics Data, Dr Tim Smith, Leader of Collaboration and Information Services Group, CERN.
12-15 – 12-35 Mine of Information or Minefield ? Making OECD Data Accessible, Toby Green, Head of Publishing, OECD.
12-40 – 13-40 Lunch
Session III : Global Initiatives
13-45 – 14-05 World Data System, Michael Diepenbroek, Managing Director PANGAEA, MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen.
14-10 – 14-30 DataCite and the CODATA Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practice, Jan Brase, TIB and DataCite Managing Agent.
14-35 – 14-55 Open Science and Open Data : Priorities and Problems, Pr Geoffrey Boulton, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Society.
15-00 – 15-20 The Astronomical Virtual Observatory, Dr Françoise Genova, Director, Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre, Université de Strasbourg/CNRS.
15-20 – 15-40 Tea Break
Session IV : Publishers and Data
15-40 – 16-00 Avoiding a Digital Dark Age for Data ; Why Data and Publication Belong Together, Drs Eefke Smit, International Association of STM Publishers, Director, Standards and Technology.
16-05 – 1625 The Intersection of Scholarly Publications and Data : A Publisher’s View, Fred Dylla, Executive Director and CEO, American Institute of Physics.
16-30 – 16-50 Moving Forward our Shared Data Agenda : A View from the Publishing Industry, Dr Alicia Wise, Director of Universal Access, Elsevier.
16-50 – 17-00 Closing Summary, Jan Brase, TIB and Vice President ICSTI.
ICSTI is extremely grateful for the financial support for this event provided by the following sponsors :
ICSTI’s 2011 Annual Conference was held on 7-8 June in Beijing. Hosted by ISTIC, the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, the theme of the Conference was ’Upgrading Information to Knowledge’. The Conference was followed immediately by ICSTI’s General Assembly Meetings on 8-9 June.
The Overall Schedule, agenda and minutes of the General Assembly meetings can be found on the Members’ Area Home page
ICSTI's 2011 Winter Meeting was held on 6-7 February 2011 and was followed on 8 February by a Workshop, the theme for which was 'Multimedia and Visualisation Innovations for Science'. The Workshop was open to both members and non-members, and both events were hosted by Microsoft, an ICSTI member, on their Redmond campus, Washington.
Workshop schedule available here.
Multimedia and visualization tools and technology offer tremendous opportunity for accelerating scientific discovery. Where science was once limited to text and two-dimensional graphs and charts for communications purposes, multiple factors have contributed to a rise in the use and availability of multimedia and visualization as tools to augment and enhance more rapid uptake of science. This workshop featured leading-edge innovations in science-oriented web multimedia, large-scale data exploration and visualization, speech and object recognition, image indexing and analysis, human/computer interaction and virtual environments, among other topics. Presentations were made by technology, science, and information professionals across the broad spectrum of academia, government, business, and industry.
SPEAKERS’ BIOS, TOPICS, and PRESENTATIONS
Peter Tu, GE Global Research, “Video Analytics and its Application to Science and Technology.”
Behrooz Chitsaz, Microsoft Research, and Lorrie Apple Johnson, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information, “ScienceCinema : Multimedia Search and Retrieval in the Sciences.” PRESENTATION
Wilmot Li, Adobe Systems, “Explaining Complex 3D Objects with Interactive Illustrations.” PRESENTATION
Tim Smith, CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research), “Communications from the Particle Frontier.” PRESENTATION
Michael Ackerman, National Library of Medicine, “Interactive Multimedia Scientific Publishing.” PRESENTATION
Sebastian Stueker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, “Speech Processing Applications in Quaero (European Programme for Access and Usage of Multimedia Content).” PRESENTATION
Robert M. Hanson, St. Olaf College, “Delivering Interactive 3D Molecular Structure — The Jmol Solution.” PRESENTATION
Rafael Sidi, Elsevier, “The Impact of Visualization on Search and Discovery.” PRESENTATION
Curtis Wong, Microsoft Research, “Telling stories in the Cloud.”
Peter Fox, Tetherless World Constellation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, “Semantics for Innovation in Visualization and Multimedia ; Smarter Information Science.” PRESENTATION
Jennifer Lin, Microsoft Corporation, “PivotViewer : a Living Infographic for Your Data.” PRESENTATION
Jeff Falgout, U.S. Geological Survey, “Visualization and Indexing of Ecological/Biological Data.” PRESENTATION
VIDEO RECORDINGS - Please go to the Members’ Area page
For agenda and minutes of the Business meetings, please go the Members’ Area Home page