Plenary 4 Science Stream Sessions

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11 August 2014 1532 reads
Science Stream
Monday 22nd Sept 2014
11:00-12:30
SCIENCE STREAM 1: Data in Motion I
            Chaired by Patrick Aerts & Paul Groth
Under the title Data in Motion this track focuses on the deployment of data in research and the versatility of the domain that concentrates on this way of doing science. A panel, presentations and small pitches, illustrated by video or demo's, will sketch the fruits of escience and data science, and thus demonstrate the need for an RDA in support of research. Also the formation of a European Platform for escience and data research centers will be highlighted during this session.
13:30-15:00
SCIENCE STREAM 2: Data in Motion II
            Chaired by Patrick Aerts & Paul Groth
Under the title Data in Motion this track focuses on the deployment of data in research and the versatility of the domain that concentrates on this way of doing science. A panel, presentations and small pitches, illustrated by video or demo's, will sketch the fruits of escience and data science, and thus demonstrate the need for an RDA in support of research. Also the formation of a European Platform for escience and data research centers will be highlighted during this session.
15:30-17:00
SCIENCE STREAM 3: Industrial Perspective
           Chaired by Sander Klous
Industry and academia are working hand in hand in the field of data processing and data analytics.  Many great developments from academia are finding their way into industry, the World Wide Web is an obvious example, developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. Industrial players are also contributing significantly to research, for example the contributions of IBM to homomorphic encryption. Nevertheless many (commercial) organizations are struggling with the accelerating pace of change in the data domain, leading to concerns about privacy, accuracy, future scalability and overall feasibility. This session addresses this intense topic from both sides of the coin. We will hear about great products developed by industry that help us to create a better world and we will be presented with the challenges (commercial) organizations are facing when they are exploring unknown territory on their endeavor to turn data into value.
Tuesday 23rd Sept 2014
11:30-13:00
SCIENCE STREAM 4: RDA Attracts Asia-Oceanic Scientists
           Chaired by Liu Chuang
14:00-15:30
SCIENCE STREAM 5: Bridging with the Scientist 1
           Chaired by Peter Wittenburg & Ed Seidel
Workshops with leading scientists in Europe and the US (a.o. a session at RDA P3) revealed the high expectations towards RDA to foster data driven science. The needs of research scientists span the range from high fidelity simulations of a large variety of phenomena to observations of natural, societal and human phenomena that occur over a very broad range of scales in time and space. It is widely agreed that RDA can and needs to facilitate science to make use of the rich domain of data and analytic components that have been created to tackle grand challenges and help address many small research questions in the "long tail". This requires that it is easier for scientists to combine and re-use data and services that have been created worldwide with the help of open market places, by specifying components of data fabric solutions that enable reproducible science and thus allow tracing the scientific results and by setting up the framework of agreements to build appropriate global infrastructures.
The session will report on the results of the European and US science workshops and will present visions for priorities to facilitate data driven science.
16:00-17:30
SCIENCE STREAM 6: Bridging with the Scientist 2
           Chaired by Ed Seidel & Peter Wittenburg
The needs of research scientists span the range from high fidelity simulations of physical phenomena to observations of natural events that occur over a very broad range of scales in time and space.   Each of these sets the baseline for the physical, social and policy requirements associated with the resultant data. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a small key group of leading researchers in the U.S. to consider the impacts that the RDA might have on their research as well as their interests and goals as they relate to the RDA. We will also discuss activities of the National Data Service Consortium and its relation to the RDA.
Wednesday 24th Sept 2014
09:00-10:30
SCIENCE STREAM 7: Knowledge Networks
           Chaired by Wim Hugo
This session will explore the practical application of Linked Open Data and Knowledge Networks in the context of Research Data Infrastructure. The ICSU World Data System will establish a Knowledge Network derived form members' meta-data. A workgroup within the O ata in Context¹ Interest Group will look at governance, a federated architecture for such a network, and how existing standards can be applied to achieve it. Deliverables will also include service specifications for distributed operation.