Save the Date : ICSTI 2015 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING will take place on January 19th in Berlin. Co-located and co-organized with the APE 2015 Conference, the meeting will be held at the NH Hotel Berlin Mitte. Members will be invited to register through the APE Conference website. More information to come soon.
8 June 2014 - We are pleased to launch the website dedicated to the ICSTI 2014 General Assembly and Annual Conference taking place in Japan for the first time. The event will be 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 has developed the conference theme in cooperation with the National Diet Library, the National Institute of Informatics, and the National Association of Information Professionals.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE EVENT ! Early registration will help us to organize things better. Please note : Deadline for registration is Monday, October 6th, 2014.
Information and Infrastructure for Innovation - New Approaches for Knowledge Platforms -
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
The topics will be addressed by prominent international experts. The list of speakers with affiliation is currently posted. Additonal information will be made available as confirmed.
The website provides all practical information for travel and accommodation as well as the description of the Study Tour organised at the end of the Conference.
WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT THE WEBSITE FREQUENTLY FOR REGULAR UPDATES.
Immediately preceding the Annual Conference, the 2014 General Assembly will take place on October 18-19. It will provide a new opportunity for the ICSTI committees TACC and ITOC to organise two complementary workshops for Members to be held on October 19.
Titled “Enhancing Discoverability and Accessibility of Scientific and Technical Research Information and Data”, the TACC workshop will explore the intersections in technical aspects and approaches to discoverability and improved accessibility to scientific and technical research information and data. Existing models representing national and global perspectives – and the intersections of these models — will be featured, with a focus on technology solutions for improving public access to research information and data. Mustapha Mokrane of ICSU’s World Data System will open the session with a presentation on connecting data and articles, which is key to stakeholders in the data publication landscape. Zhang Zhixiiong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, will discuss their new service cloud for information analysis. Chuck Koscher, CrossRef, will detail CrossRef’s role as a mainstay of the scholarly communication ecosystem, and KISTI’s Ryong Lee will discuss scientific workflow in the age of big data. TACC Workshop Description
The theme of the ITOC workshop is “Usability of Digital Data in Science : From Curated Digital Images to Managing Big Data” and it will focus more narrowly on issues related to the discoverability and accessibility of big data. Speakers in the panel represent different science disciplines (from high-energy physics to genome research to information science and digital image database). The audience will learn how the availability of digital data has contributed to further advancement in science in each discipline. With this cross-discipline discussion, we will explore our options and hope to come to a consensus on managing the current crisis of “big data.” ITOC Programme Outline
FOUR-DAY EVENT SCHEDULE.
PLEASE NOTE : As is now customary, the working documents prepared for the General Assembly meetings will be made available in the Members’ Area as soon as ready.