The date and location for the ICSTI 2016 General Assembly & Workshops are confirmed. We will convene on Saturday 10 September in Denver, Colorado, USA. Our meeting will precede the International Data Week (11-17 September) which is being organised by CODATA, ICSU World Data System, and RDA, associate members and partner of ICSTI.
This ICSTI event will comprise three parts : the General Assembly, the ITOC Workshop, and the TACC Workshop. The General Assembly is a meeting reserved for ICSTI Members but both workshops will be open to ICSTI and non-ICSTI delegates.
The programs of the ITOC and TACC workshops are developed by the Information Trends and Opportunities Committee and the Technical Activities Coordinating Committee of ICSTI.
’Enabling Innovations for Researcher Workflows and Scholarly Communication’
The way science and research are organised and communicated has changed massively over the last couple of years. Driven by the globalisation of the scientific community, new approaches and tools are used for information-sharing and collaboration. Made possible by digital network technologies, they have an impact on the entire research cycle, from inception to publication as well as on the way in which the research cycle itself is organised. This workshop provides a platform for presenting, sharing and discussing best practice regarding the application of innovations for researcher workflows and scholarly communication.
They confirmed their participation
Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer, 101 innovations in scholarly communication - ’Innovations in scholarly communication : openness, efficiency and reproducibility drivers’
Cameron Neylon, Force 11 - ’From Principles to Action - The FORCE11 approach to innovation in scholarly communications’
Lambert Heller, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) - ‘Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons as a platform for collaborative annotation and reuse for scientific data’
Courtney Soderberg, COS-Center for Open Science - ’An Open Science Framework for managing and sharing research workflows’
Alex Viggio, University of Colorado Boulder - ’Lessons Learned from the OpenVIVO Experiment’
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Workshop title :
‘Trends in Scientific Software Development, Sharing, and Use’
This session will explore the role of software in science. Specifically, the evolving role of software developers in the R&D landscape will be examined, and trends in coding practices, remote collaboration, and software sharing across vast, science-focused enterprises will be explored. Use cases for open source versus proprietary software will be provided as well as illustrations of commonly-used tools and platforms for collaboration and sharing. Emerging methods and practices for measuring the impact and use of scientific software will also be discussed, along with practices for linking software and related research objects (e.g., papers, datasets, multimedia, etc.). The needs and expectations of scientists and other patrons of technical libraries and information tools will also be discussed in the context of scientific software and related research objects.
They confirmed their participation
Jay Billings, Oak Ridge National Laboratory & DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information - ’The New Department of Energy Software Center’
Andrea Ross, Eclipse Foundation - ’Eclipse Foundation : A symphony of R&D collaboration’
James Willenbring , Sandia National Laboratories - ’The IDEAS Scientific Software Productivity Project’
Fernando Pérez, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - ’Project Jupyter : from interactive data science to reproducible computing in HPC environments’
Eleonora Presani, Elsevier - ’SoftwareX – A new Open Access software journal’
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ICSTI GENERAL ASSEMBLY
This year’s General Assembly will be worth attending for at least two reasons :
The election of the new ICSTI Governance for the 2016-2019 triennium will take place during the meeting .
Moreover, member organisations are invited to share with fellow delegates highlights of projects/initiatives/innovations that they recently completed or are implementing via 3 short 10-minute presentations during the meeting. Please send expressions of interest as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your active participation !
16 Aug 2016 - NEW ! Agenda and backgroung materials prepared for the General Assembly are available in the Members’ Area of the website.
29 Aug 2016 - NEW ! Join the ICSTI Group for the informal self-paid dinner on September 10th 19:00 at MARLOWE’s, 501 16th St, Denver, CO, 303. 595.3700. MAP
Thanks to our partnership with the International Data Week 2016 organisers, we are pleased to let you know that ICSTI Delegates can benefit from the IDW 2016 negotiated rate for their room reservation at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, the location of the ICSTI event.
THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS IS 26 AUGUST 2016. We anticipate that the room block will sell out, so you are encouraged to book your reservation immediately.
For more on room booking, click the Accommodation icon below.
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Last updated 29 August 2016