[open-science] Open Science and Open Social Science at OKCon

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Jun 23 16:18:12 BST 2011

We're having a one-day workshop on the 29th and a panel session on the
30th on Open Science and Open Social Science:


Workshop details:


Panel details (panellists will also participate in the workshop the day before):


Dirk Brockman, Northwestern University, about how amateur tracking of
the movement of dollar bills can inform about epidemiology and social

David Aanensen, of Imperial College London, on the open source
smartphone project EpiCollect for tracking wildlife, surveying plants
and doing epidemiological studies in the field.

Carl Christensen, Stanford University on how to turn your laptop and
PC into part of a public network for earthquake sensing, and how the
resulting citizen-based data is leading to new scientific insights.

Nicolas Maire, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel
on how volunteer computing can help African governments to decide
rationally on whether to invest in malaria vaccines.

Lucas Mation, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brasilia, on
an ambitious plan to involve Brazilian citizens in the digitization of
millions of tomes of archived economics data

Daniel Lombraña González, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, Geneva on new
approaches to improving the reliability of volunteer-based
contributions to mapping humanitarian crises and climate change



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