All my data gods and goddess need to step up! The IASSIST 2012 conference is right around the corner and we need some awesome workshops. The info is below and the deadline is soon (Jan 16). You can also still propose Pecha Kuchas, posters, and round table discussions until Jan 16 on the website. The paper deadline has passed.
Call for Workshops
Data Science for a Connected World: Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information
The 38th International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) annual conference will be hosted by NORC at the University of Chicago and will be held at the George Washington University in Washington DC, June 4 – 8, 2012.
The theme of this year’s conferences is Data Science for a Connected World: Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information. This theme reflects the growing desire of research communities, government agencies and other organizations to build connections and benefit from the better use of data through practicing good management, dissemination and preservation techniques. Submissions are encouraged that offer improvements for creating, documenting, submitting, describing, disseminating, and preserving scientific research data.
The conference committee seeks workshops that highlight this year’s theme Data Science for a Connected World: Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information. Below is a sample of possible workshop topics that may be considered:
- Innovative/disruptive technologies for data management and preservation
- Infrastructures, tools and resources for data production and research
- Linked data: opportunities and challenges
- Metadata standards enhancing the utility of data
- Challenges and concerns with inter-agency / intra-governmental data sharing
- Privacy, confidentiality and regulation issues around sensitive data
- Roles, responsibilities, and relationships in supporting data
- Facilitating data exchange and sharing across boundaries
- Data and statistical literacy
- Data management plans and funding agency requirements
- Norms and cultures of data in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities
- Collaboration on research data infrastructure across domains and communities
- Addressing the digital/statistical divide and the need for trans-national outreach
- Citation of research data and persistent identifiers
- The evolving data librarian profession
Successful workshop proposals will blend lecture and active learning techniques. The conference planning committee will provide the necessary classroom space and computing supplies for all workshops. For previous examples of IASSIST workshops, please see our 2010 workshops and our 2011 workshops. Workshops can be a half-day or full-day in length.
Procedure: Please submit the proposed title and an abstract of no longer than 200 words to Lynda Kellam (email@example.com). With your submission please include a preliminary list of requirements including:
- computer Lab OR classroom
- software and hardware requirements
- any additional expected requirements
Deadline for submission: January 16, 2012
Notification of acceptance: March 2, 2012
Please contact Lynda Kellam, IASSIST workshop Coordinator, if you have any questions regarding workshop submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org
IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. Typical workplaces include data archives/libraries, statistical agencies, research centers, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non‐profit organizations. Visit iassistdata.org for further information.
June 4 – 8, 2012
Washington DC, USA
-IASSIST 2012 Program Chairs: Jake Carlson, Pascal Heus and Oliver Watteler