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From: Robert R. Downs <rdowns at ciesin.columbia.edu>
Date: Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM
Subject: [SPARC-OpenData] Call for Workshops - IASSIST 2011
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Please find the Call for Workshops, below, for IASSIST 2011 and excuse
any duplication of this message.
Call for Workshops
IASSIST 2011: Data Science Professionals: a Global Community of Sharing
The 37th International Association for Social Science Information
Services and Technology (IASSIST) annual conference will be hosted by
Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia and will be
held in Vancouver, Canada, May 31 – June 3, 2011.
The theme of this year's conference is Data Science Professionals: a
Global Community of Sharing. Social science benefits from professional
practices that enable sharing of data, information, and knowledge with
a global community. This theme is intended to stimulate discussions
about ways in which sharing data, information, and knowledge can
contribute to research and to professional practices that enable
scientific progress. 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 Professionals: a Global Community of Sharing”.
Below is a sample of possible workshop topics that may be considered:
• Statistical Literacy
• Statistical software and analysis
• Data sharing, access and management in the future
• Identifying and reducing barriers to data sharing
• Issues of confidentiality in sharing
• Sharing professional data science skills, knowledge, and techniques
within and across disciplines
• Citation of research data and persistent identifiers
• Metadata facilitating data sharing
• Emerging research infrastructures and data sharing
• New data partnerships in knowledge communities
• Sharing resources and data through social networks
• Identifying user needs and customizing data services to meet the needs
• The evolving data librarian profession
• Data science practices that support global use and understanding of
• Open (linked) data and digital repositories
• Preservation for sharing, recovering data for contemporary use
Successful workshop proposals will blend lecture and hands-on
instruction. The conference planning committee will provide the
necessary classroom space and computing supplies for all workshops.
For previous examples of IASSIST workshops, please see:
Workshops can be a half-day or full-day in length.
Please submit the proposed title and an abstract of no longer than 200
words to edwardsm at uoguelph.ca
With your submission please include a preliminary list of
requirements, Computer Lab OR classroom, software and hardware
Deadline for submission: November 29, 2010
Notification of acceptance: February 3, 2011
Please contact Michelle Edwards, IASSIST workshop Coordinator if you
have any questions regarding workshop submissions at
edwardsm at uoguelph.ca
For more information about the conference, including travel and
accommodation, see the conference web site at:
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. See http://www.iassistdata.org for further information.
31 May – 3 June 2011
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