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  • 11 Oct 2017 10:16 PM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    IEA Conference to be held in Florence next year (26 - 30 August 2018).


    The extended dates for you to note in your diary are:


    Closing Call for Special Sessions, Workshops and Short Courses (16 October 2017)

    Closing Call for Abstracts and Symposia (30 November 2017)

    Closing Call for History and Stories of Human Factors

    (30 December 2018)


    Registration fee early bird rate (before 30 April 2018)

    We look forward to seeing you there,

    Daisy Veitch and Sudhakar Rajulu (Co-chairs IEA TC-Anthropometry)
  • 02 Jun 2016 8:02 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    Posted on behalf of Juli Charland:

    This is a yearly symposium that has been held around the world since 1999. During this event, participants will benefit from interacting with core researchers as well as “top gun” users related to DHM domain to help detect ergonomics problem early in product and workstation design.  We believe that not only the researchers are going to be pleased with the DHM2016 program that we have put together but also the PRESENT or FUTURE users who wish to discover different ways of getting added values from Virtual Ergonomics or diversify their own practice: 30% of the presentations will be allocated to Industrial Applications of DHM/Virtual Ergonomics.

    Click here to view the final program: http://dhm2016.etsmtl.net/program

    Click here to register : http://dhm2016.etsmtl.net/registration

  • 31 May 2016 10:17 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Griffith University welcomed today’s announcement that Brisbane will host the International Open Repositories Conference 26-30 June 2017 <http://or2017.net/>  at the Hilton Brisbane.

    The annual Open Repositories Conference brings together users and developers of open digital repository platforms from higher education, government, galleries, libraries, archives and museums. The Conference provides an interactive forum for delegates from around the world to come together and explore the global challenges and opportunities facing libraries and the broader scholarly information landscape.

    “There has never been a more exciting time for Australia to host this Conference as the issues around scholarly information, such as publishing and open access, directly play into Australia’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. Australia’s researchers and scholars are producing phenomenal work yet most of this isn’t being realised as commercial success due to systemic barriers, such as how research data is stored and accessed”, said Linda O’Brien, Pro Vice Chancellor, Information Services at Griffith University in response to the news of the successful bid.

    Ms O’Brien continued. “This announcement confirms what we already know - Australian universities are amongst the most innovative around the world and that Brisbane is a world-class conference destination.”

    Open Repositories 2017 will attract around 400 delegates and bring an estimated $1 million to the Queensland economy.

  • 19 May 2016 7:26 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    Dear colleagues,

    Please note that submission deadline for the special issue on "3D Anthropometric Databases and Their Applications" has been postponed by one month to June 30, 2016. http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=3192

  • 25 Apr 2016 10:07 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    What 'good' looks like!  Case studies on the applications and benefits of Human Factors/Ergonomics in many sectors and domains.

    http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/CIEHF-case-studies-FINAL-1.pdf


  • 26 Mar 2016 12:48 PM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)


    Applications are invited from early career researchers as well as from research leaders and managers of research institutes from countries with developing or emerging economies to participate in the CODATA International Training Workshop in Big Data for Science, Beijing, 4-17 July 2016.


    Participation for successful applicants will be financially supported, thanks to a grant from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).  


    Applications should be completed on the attached form, providing all the requested information and an academic CV.


    Completed applications should be submitted to both the addresses below by the deadline of00.00 UTC on 18 April 2014:

    Workshop Objectives

    In today’s data-rich world, streams of digital data are being generated from science facilities and myriad sensors (telescopes, video cameras, traffic monitors, magnetic resonance imaging machines, and biological and chemical sensors monitoring the environment etc).  Combined with the increasing ability for large-scale storage, communication and analysis, the Data Revolution presents major opportunities for science.  The Science International Accord on ‘Open Data in a Big Data World’ http://www.icsu.org/science-international/accord highlights the most important issues to be addressed if these benefits are to be realized.  These include the Open Data imperative, the need to maintain the scientific self-correction and the ethical constraints which must be respected.  Equally important is the need for open global participation in the benefits of the Data Revolution.  Systemic capacity building and targeted training in Big Data and data science are essential if this is to be achieved in countries with emerging or developing economies.

    Building data science capacity in countries with developing and emerging economies (in part through promoting technical training in data science, in data management and in the implications of Big Data for science) is an important part of CODATA’s strategy.

    The training program offered aims to engage participants with a number of facets of data science and data management in the Big Data age.  Topics include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary applications of open research data, data intensive research, data management policies, cloud computing, visualization, analytics and data infrastructure development in the Big Data Age.  Through a mix of theoretical study, workshop and practical sessions as well as field visits, the organizers aim to help participants develop a deeper expertise in the latest Big Data technologies for scientific discovery. 

    The CODATA International Training Workshop in Big Data for Science shares the objectives and much of the content of the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer Schools http://www.codata.org/working-groups/research-data-science-summer-schools and is partnering with that initiative.  Applications are invited from:

    1. early career researchers with an interest in data science, and
    2. research leaders and managers of research organisations who are interested in putting on a similar short course at their home institution or with partners in their country.

    A number of activities will be organized involving elite Chinese scientists, in order to promote knowledge sharing and to develop opportunities for future exchanges and collaboration.  Participants will benefit also from visits to a number of leading research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).  In these visits, participants will have the opportunity to learn from the scientific approach, management expertise, knowledge development and practical application that characterize activities at CAS institutes working at the frontiers of research.  Furthermore, the program will promote interaction and exchange of knowledge between experts and participants and among participants who will benefit greatly from exchanges with colleagues for a variety of academic and national backgrounds.

    On 7-8 July, the International Society for Digital Earth http://www.digitalearth-isde.org/ is convening the 6th Digital Earth Summit http://www.isde2016summit.org/ a major event involving many international experts and in which CODATA is playing an important role.  Participants in the training workshop will also benefit from participation in the Digital Earth Summit.


    For further information, course content and eligibility requirements see http://www.codata.org/news/105/62/CODATA-International-Training-Workshop-in-Big-Data-for-Science-Beijing-4-17-July


    CODATA China International Training Workshop in 2014 http://www.codata.org/events/workshops/workshops-2014/big-data-science-training-workshop-beijing


    CODATA China International Training Workshop in 2014 on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1027719727262936.1073741832.1022805797754329&type=3

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    Data Science Journal, Call for Papers: Advances in Data Modelling and Knowledge Representation for Research Data, deadline 31 March 2016:http://datascience.codata.org/

    Call for Nominations for CODATA Officers and Executive Committee Members: Deadline 1 April 2016http://www.codata.org/news/101/62/Call-for-Nominations-for-CODATA-Officers-and-Executive-Committee-Members-Deadline-1-April-2016

    CODATA International News and Discussion List: http://lists.codata.org/mailman/listinfo/codata-international_lists.codata.org
    ___________________________
    Dr Simon Hodson | Executive Director CODATA | http://www.codata.org

    E-Mail: simon@codata.org | Twitter: @simonhodson99 | Skype: simonhodson99
    Blog: http://www.codata.org/blog
    Diary: http://bit.ly/simonhodson99-calendar
    Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96 | Tel (Cell): +33 6 86 30 42 59

    CODATA (ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology), 5 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris, FRANCE

  • 01 Feb 2016 8:05 PM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

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    International conference on Big Data & Knowledge Discovery

    Date: 9th to 11th March 2016

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    Hosted By

    Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC),

    Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore, India

    Much of the research generates, analyses data making it ubiquitous especially in applied sciences whether it is natural, physical and social. Worldwide there has been keen interest in Big Data applications in many a domain. We foresee at least four key players in the emerging Data Science - Library and Information Professionals (involved in acquisition, curation and publishing big data), computer science professionals (creating plat forms for big data like hadoop eco-system), statisticians (analytics and visualization) and domain experts.

    The situation opens up new and interesting opportunities for professionals to explore and learn all aspects of what has taken the shape, holistically, of DATA SCIENCE. In view of the developments in data, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute announces International Conference on Big Data and Knowledge Discovery (ICBK). The objective of the conference is to offer a platform for exchange of ideas of the international community related to all aspects of data science. The conference offers the opportunity to explore the main theme of Big Data and Knowledge discovery under the following themes.

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    Call for papers:

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    Themes and Topics [not limited to these...]

    General:

    - Big Data Acquisition, Integration, Cleaning, and Best Practices

    - Big Data Quality and Provenance Control

    - Big Data Persistence, Curation and Preservation

    - Data security, licensing and privacy

    - Metadata and Ontology for Big Data

    - Standards and Protocols for Big Data

    - Role of Librarians in Data Publishing, Data curation and services

    - Building Data Repositories

    - Data Citation Practices

    - Altmetrics and Big Data

    - Big Data in Social Networks

    - Capturing, Analysing and Visualising Streaming Data

    - Big Data Search and Retrieval

    - Linked Open Data

    - Big Data in Semantic Web

    - Mobile Data Management

    Social Sciences data

    - Census data analysis

    - Econometric data, forecasting systems

    - Budgeting and Data based policies

    - Agriculture data production and management

    - Open Government Data

    - Big Data in E-Governance

    - Role of Big Data in building Smart Cities

    - Big Data in Business Analytics

    - Big Data for Rural Development

    Domain Specific Data in Science & Technology:

    - Technology for Big Data Management, Hadoop Eco System

    - IoT-cloud Integration

    - Agriculture Data Management, Data Sharing Policies and Platform

    - Data Analytics in Health

    - Bioinformatics Data applications

    - Other domains: meteorological data, geo-spatial data, genomic data, data based analysis of sports etc.

    Special Sessions

    - Social Science data analysis and applications

    - Open Knowledge and Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

    - Data for Smart Cities

    - Government and International Open Data Initiatives

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    Important Dates

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    - Registration Open from: 1st Dec 2015

    - Submission of Full paper: 1st Feb 2016

    - Notification of Paper Acceptance: 15th Feb 2016

    - Early bird registration : 18th Feb 2016

    - Camera ready paper submission: 25th Feb 2016

    Early Bird Registration Fee*

    India & SAARC Countries: Rs.3000/-

    Other Countries: US $50

    Regular Registration

    India & SAARC Countries: Rs. 3500/-

    Other Countries: US $60

    Students Registration

    Students: Rs. 1000/- or $20

    The Demand Draft (DD) should be made in favour of Indian Statistical Institute, payable at Bangalore.

    *

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    Important Links:

    Conference Website

    -> http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/icbk

    Registration Information

    -> http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/registration

    Call for paper

    -> http://drtc.isibang.ac.in/callforpaper

    VISA INFORMATION

    -> https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/

    Write to us

    -> icbk2016@ drtc.isibang.ac.in

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    Venue:

    Platinum Jubilee Auditorium

    Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre

    Address:

    Indian Statistical Institute

    8th Mile Mysore Road, RVCE Post,

    Bangalore - 560059, Karnataka, India.

    Landmark: Near Bangalore University

    Contact Person:

    Prof. A.R.D. Prasad (CONVENOR)

    Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)

    Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

    8th Mile Mysore Road, RVCE Post

    Bangalore - 560059, Karnataka, India.

    Phone: +91-80/26985490/28482711

    Fax: +91-80-28484265

    E-mail: icbk2016@drtc.isibang.ac.in


  • 12 Jan 2016 9:37 PM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    Session proposals are invited for SciDataCon 2016: Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, USA on 11-13 September 2016 as part of International Data Week, 11-17 Sept 2016.

    SciDataCon 2016 seeks to advance the frontiers of data in all areas of research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research.

    Session Proposals are invited at http://www.scidatacon.org/2016/ - the deadline is midnight UTC on 14 February 2016

    See http://www.scidatacon.org/2016/ for further information about the themes and scope of SciDataCon 2016 and International Data Week, and the types of sessions invited.  

    Please note that the Call for Sessions will be followed by a Call for Papers (deadline midnight UTC on 17 April 2016). That second call will invite:

    • papers specifically for sessions approved from the first call; or
    • papers submitted independent of approved sessions (which if selected will be organised into thematic sessions by the conference committee).

    Additionally, a call will be made that this time for posters and demos.

    We look forward to seeing you in Denver, Colorado, USA in September!

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