SciDataCon

SciDataCon is the international conference for scrutiny and discussion of the frontier issues of data in research.  The scope of SciDataCon covers policy matters and the place of data in the scientific endeavour and scholarly communications; the opportunities of the data revolution for the global research enterprise; innovations in data science and data stewardship; and the challenge of developing a sustainable data ecosystem, including the role of education and capacity building.  

SciDataCon is organised biennially by CODATA (the Committee on Data of ICSU, the International Council for Science) and the ICSU World Data System.  


Previous Conferences

SciDataCon 2016

Denver, Colorado, USA

Next Conference

The next conference, currently accepting Session or Abstract submissions

SciDataCon-IDW 2018

Gaborone, Botswana

SciDataCon 2018 will address the theme of ‘The Digital Frontiers of Global Science’.  In a hyperconnected world where the internet is pervasive and web technologies are driving major changes in our lives, research has become more than ever before digital and international.  Furthermore, the major societal and scientific challenges facing humanity in this digital age are profoundly global in character, requiring the participation of researchers from all countries and disciplines. The data revolution is also a major source of the scientific opportunities to address these issues but to realise these potentials the frontiers of science, data analysis and stewardship must be advanced.  Likewise, the data revolution must be inclusive, benefiting all,  and harnessing all energies: no parts of the world and no disciplines should be left behind.

SciDataCon 2018 seeks to explore the digital frontiers of global science by bringing together research and practice papers from a wide range of perspectives. The scope is explicitly broad and inclusive, addressing all aspects of the role of data in research.

The high-level themes of the 2018 edition are:
  • the digital frontiers of global science;
  • a global and inclusive data revolution;
  • applications, progress and challenges of data intensive research;
  • data infrastructure and enabling practices for international and collaborative research.

An expanded overview of these themes is provided here: www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/conference_themes_and_scope/

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Nov. 15, 2017 Jan. 19, 2018 Feb. 16, 2018 April 16, 2018
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