Taking place in Japan for the first time, the ICSTI 2014 General Assembly & Annual Conference was held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo on October 18-21. Our host, the Japan Science and Technology Agency - JST developed the conference theme in cooperation with the National Diet Library, the National Institute of Informatics, and the National Association of Information Professionals.
Titled ’Information and Infrastructure for Innovation - New Approaches for Knowledge Platforms’, the Annual Conference was held on October 20-21 and was divided into three sessions involving prominent international experts :
1. Open Platform for Data Sharing : Information Framework, Big Data, Open Access and its Implications
2. New STI related Technologies/Services : RDF, Ontology, LOD, e-Publishing – related tech/ser, Author Identification, DOI and Other Identification Technologies
3. Analysis and Evaluation based on STI (for Innovation) : ROI in R&D, Foresight, Evidence-based Policy (making), Human Resource Development.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION SLIDES >> ICSTI 2014 Website
Immediately preceding the Annual Conference, the General Assembly took place on October 18-19. It provided a new opportunity for the ICSTI committees TACC and ITOC to organise two complementary workshops for Members respectively titled “Enhancing Discoverability and Accessibility of Scientific and Technical Research Information and Data” and “Usability of Digital Data in Science : From Curated Digital Images to Managing Big Data”
TACC and ITOC Workshop Presentations >> Members’ Area
Please also note that the agenda/minutes of the General Assembly business meetings will be made available in the Members’ Area as well.
2014 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING (AMM) - 22 February 2014 - Philadelphia, PA, US
ICSTI’s 2014 Annual Members’ Meeting took place at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, PA on 22 February 2014, in parallel with the NFAIS Annual Conference (23-25 February) themed ‘Giving Voice to Content’.
NFAIS Program at : http://nfais.org/event?eventID=537
This year’s AMM mainly focused on the presentations made by speakers invited by the ICSTI Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC) and by the Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC).
Theme for the mini-workshop organized by ITOC was ’Science and Social Media : The Importance of an Online Presence’. It provided an overview of the interactive media and their use by the science community to gather, disseminate and disambiguate information. Speakers from the Library of Congress, LiveScience, NIST, USGS and ORCID made the presentations. ITOC meeting description
Titled ‘New Trends in Publication and Data Metrics’, the second mini-workshop organized by TACC featured prominent experts from NISO, Mendeley, Thomson Reuters, and CrossRef/FundRef who updated the participants on key aspects of this burgeoning topic of change. TACC meeting description
Speakers’ presentations from both ITOC and TACC sessions are now available in the Members’ area of the website.
ICSTI is very grateful for the financial support towards this event provided by ProQuest.
ICSTI’s 2013 GENERAL ASSEMBLY took place on October 14-15 in Ottawa, Canada, hosted by National Research Canada, along with the annual meeting of the WorldWideScience Alliance.
The presentations delivered during the General Assembly TACC and ITOC sessions are available in the Members’ area of the website.
In addition, on the morning of October 16, ICSTI held a half-day workshop on ’Data and Non-Data Integration – A Journey Across Disciplines’ in the framework of the 2nd Annual CASRAI Conference taking place on October 16-18, the central theme for which was ’Big Data : The Advance of Data-Driven Discovery.’
ICSTI WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Thanks to the creativity and innovation of scientists, libraries, publishers, and information and technology communities, scientific discovery is being accelerated through the seamless integration and synthesis of digital data and non-data (e.g., text, multimedia, visualization). Rapidly making sense of huge volumes of data and facilitating easy navigation between data and non-data are enablers of new knowledge – and discovery. In this workshop, we will explore how this integration is taking place across a broad range of disciplines, such as environmental sciences, life sciences, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and crystallography.
The Importance of Identifiers to Research - Richard BOULDERSTONE, Director of e-Strategy, British Library
Information Exchange in Structural Biology - PRESENTATION - John WESTBROOK, Research Professor, Rutgers University
Progress in Open-World, Integrative, Web-based Collaborative Research Platforms - PRESENTATION - Peter FOX, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute
Building Global Chemistry Network at the Royal Society of Chemistry - PRESENTATION - Valery TKACHENKO, Royal Society of Chemistry
Data Citation and Linking of Big and Continuous Data-An Experience from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program - PRESENTATION - Giri PALANISAMY, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lorrie Apple JOHNSON, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
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.
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 available at ->http://www.nontextualinformation2013.de/index.php/programme
ICSTI’s 2012 Annual Conference was held on October 15-16 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, session agenda and minutes are available in the Members’ Area section.
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, titled : ’Delivering Data in Science’
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 :