DCO Calendar/Schedule

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Regular Meetings

  • TWC/DCO-DS scrums every Monday at 11am ET and Wednesday at 1pm ET

Past Events

International Data Week 2018

International Data Week 2018 (IDW 2018) was hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum. It brought together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data stewards from all disciplines and geographies across the globe.

Co-organized by the ISC World Data System (WDS), the ISC Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), the Research Data Alliance (RDA), University of Botswana (UoB) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), IDW 2018 combined the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting, the bi-annual meeting of the research data community, and SciDataCon 2018, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers of data in research.

In a hyper-connected 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. With the theme of ‘The Digital Frontiers of Global Science’, the event was a rich week of science and data, featuring renowned keynote speakers, plenary panels and discussions, and the presentation of high quality research and practical working sessions for international collaborations. Focus topics included:

  • Research issues in a global and digital age
  • Applications, progress and challenges of data intensive research
  • Data infrastructure and enabling practices for international and collaborative research

Dates: November 5, 2018 - November 8, 2018
Concepts: Linked Data, Cyberinfrastructure, Data Curation, Trust, Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing, Data Management, Provenance, Machine Learning, Data Management Plan, Controlled Vocabulary, Big Data, Social Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Steward, Data Science, Data Integration
Research Data Alliance Eleventh Plenary
The 11th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place from the 21st to the 23rd March 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Under the theme "From Data to Knowledge", the Plenary meeting welcomes the participation of all data scientists, experts and practitioners engaged in the advancement of data-driven science and economy. The Research Data Alliance and the 2.5-day Plenary meeting provide the ideal, neutral and trustworthy forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges of a global data ecosystem of best practices, standards and interoperable data infrastructures fostering cross-disciplinary knowledge and innovation.

Dates: March 21, 2018 - March 23, 2018
Concepts: eScience
Goettingen-CODATA pre-RDA symposium: The critical role of university RDM infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge
All over the world universities and libraries have started the task of developing research data services. Ideally such initiatives aim to result in a complete service portfolio covering the entire research lifecycle: Support in writing proposals and data management plans, repository infrastructures for the storage of data, support in publishing data, assignment of persistent identifiers, lecturing in data management, etc. This broad scope means that such services are often seen as requiring a joint effort from from university, library, IT center, faculties and other stakeholders. Currently nowhere in the world such a complete support scenario has been established. It is timely for actors in the various dimensions of such initiatives internationally to share their experiences, research and insights. In this symposium we will explore the topic and hear research papers, practice papers and lightening talks from organisations that have started to offer such services in whole or in part on their campus. The symposium will provide a forum for universities and libraries to share their experience and to learn from each other. The symposium will take place in Göttingen from 18-20 March 2018: it is a collaboration between the University of Göttingen and CODATA and is intended as a precursor event to the RDA plenary meeting in Berlin on 21-23 March 2018.

Dates: March 18, 2018 - March 20, 2018
Concepts: Data Integration, Geophysical Science, Data Management, DCO Project, Linked Data, Vocabulary, Data Science, Earth Science
AGU Fall Meeting 2017

Dates: December 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Concepts: Geoscience, Data Science, Geoinformatics, Data Management, Big Data
AGU Fall Meeting 2017

Dates: December 11, 2017 - December 15, 2018
Concepts: Geoscience, Big Data, Data Science, Geoinformatics, Analytics
AGU Fall Meeting 2017

Dates: December 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Concepts: Data Science, Geoscience, Geoinformatics, Big Data, Data Management
ESIP Summer Meeting 2016

Dates: July 19, 2016 - July 22, 2016
DCO Synthesis Workshop 2015
Discussions around DCO Synthesis for the remainder of the project and beyond.

Dates: October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015
Concepts: Ontology, Information Retrieval, Cutting Edge Technology, Xinformatics, Semantic Faceted Browse/Search, Geoinformatics, Semantic Web, Data Science, Inference, Data Curation, Ocean Science, Faceted Search, Information Model, Earth Science, Virtual Observatory, Use Cases, Cyberinfrastructure, Vocabulary, Data Management, Geophysical Science, Analytics, Computer Science, Provenance, Data Steward, DCO Project, eScience, Data Visualization, Context Modeling, Geographic Information System, Geoscience, Linked Data, Big Data
DCO Data Science and Thermodynamic Data Rescue
TWed Talk: Tues, 27 Oct (6-7p, Winslow 1140)
TITLE: "DCO Data Science and Thermodynamic Data Rescue"
LEADER: Hao Zhong and Marshall Ma
VIDEO: TWed video streams
EVENT: Google Hangout

Please join us TOMORROW, Tuesday, 27 Oct (6-7p) PhD student Hao Zhong, together with associate research scientist Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma, leads us in a discussion of the current work on thermodynamic data rescue as a boundary activity of the DCO Data Science team.

SUMMARY: A huge number of legacy datasets are contained in the geoscience literature. Extracting, organizing, and reusing these datasets is valuable for many within the Earth and planetary science community. To explore methods and techniques for data rescue and management, the Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science Team and DCO Extreme Physics and Chemistry community member Mark Ghiorso identified thermodynamic datasets related to carbon, or, more specifically, datasets about the enthalpy and entropy of chemicals, as a proof of principle analysis.

The team developed a semi-automated workflow for accomplishing this. First, a domain expert collected relevant journal papers in the fields of geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology. The DCO-DS Team extracted, reviewed, and registered the datasets via the DCO Data Portal. Most of those papers were published between 1930 and 1980, and were only available as images scanned from printed copies, implying the extracting and reviewing process require huge amount to human work. The semi-automatic workflow includes steps to ensure extracted datasets are correct, and are saved in widely-used formats. There indeed are perceivable margins where in the future we may develop a fully automated extracting process and furthermore a more advanced workflow governing the whole process with more developed merits in the sense of data science.

The resulting datasets from this work are accessible in the DCO dataset browser through the Extreme Physics and Chemistry Community, or a newly developed Dataset Browser through the DCO Data Portal.

TWed Logistics (Fall 2015):
  • TWed schedule
  • Snacks will be provided for TWed Talks
  • Live video streams of TWed Talks are now available via YouTube
  • An archive of past TWed Talks are also available on ustream.
  • TWed Talks from previous terms are archived; topical archive coming soon!
About TWed:
  • "TWed" is the Tetherless World Educational Series
  • "TWed Talks" are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed talks are not lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun. TWed leaders are encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their session plans.

Dates: October 27, 2015 - October 27, 2015
Concepts: Computer Science, eScience, Xinformatics, Data Science
RDA Sixth Plenary Meeting
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015 (IGARSS 2015)
Hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015 (IGARSS 2015) will be held from Sunday July 26th through Friday July 31th, 2015 at the Convention Center in Milan, Italy. This is the same town of the EXPO 2015 exhibition, whose topic is "Feeding the planet: energy for life". The conference main theme highlights the role of remote sensing for assessing, monitoring, and managing risks related to natural disasters.

Dates: July 26, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Concepts: Geoscience, Data Management, Data Steward, Virtual Observatory, Semantic Web, Cyberinfrastructure, DCO Project, Big Data
Rensselaer Research Experience for High School Students
This is a four-week residential program. Rensselaer faculty and Summer@Rensselaer work together to provide high school students the unique opportunity to actively learn about conducting research and learn some new skills specific to their assigned research group. They will work along side an assigned faculty mentor, graduate, and undergraduate students. Because research is so specific in nature, we will not be announcing participating labs until after students have been academically accepted. Students who have successfully completed this program have gone on to apply to various curriculums at Rensselaer. Visit The Office of Admissions at Rensselaer for a more detailed overview of the opportunities as undergraduate student.

Dates: July 6, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Concepts: Cyberinfrastructure, Faceted Search, Big Data, Data Science, Linked Data, Controlled Vocabulary, Data Management, Semantic Web, DCO Project
DCO International Science Meeting 2015
The meeting will comprise scientific presentations from all four DCO Communities (Extreme Physics and Chemistry, Reservoirs and Fluxes, Deep Energy, and Deep Life). All attendees will present their work, either as a plenary talk or as a poster, in order to encourage continued cross-disciplinary collaboration between DCO scientists.

Dates: March 26, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Concepts: Data Science, Earth Science
RDA Fifth Plenary Meeting
RDA is pleased to announce that the United States will be hosting its Fifth Plenary Meeting in San Diego, California from March 9 -11, 2015, at the beautiful Paradise Point Hotel.

For those unfamiliar with RDA, the Plenaries are multi-day meetings held twice a year in various locations worldwide to provide the RDA community an opportunity to network and collaborate with peers in various disciplines, and hear from industry experts and world leaders on topics related to research data sharing and exchange.

Celebrating its second year as an international organization, RDA will highlight the accomplishments of its membership. With the theme, “Adopt-a-Deliverable”, focus will be on the outputs from the initial set of RDA Working Groups, and on ensuring lasting impact in the research data sharing community through adoption by other organizations.

Dates: March 8, 2015 - February 11, 2015
RDA Metadata And Semantics Workshop
The Metadata IG will concern itself with all aspects of metadata for research data. In particular it will attempt to coordinate the efforts of the WGs concerned with metadata to produce a coherent approach to metadata covering metadata modalities of description, restriction, navigation, provenance, preservation and the use of metadata for the purposes discovery, contextualisation, validation, analytical processing, simulation, visualisation and interoperation. It will also liaise with the other WGs especially Data Foundation and Terminology, PIDs, Standardisation of data categories and codes and Data Citation. This IG activity relates to data management policies and plans of research organisations and researchers, and to policies and standards of research funders and of research communities which may or may not be official standards.

The metadata IG will organise itself through online meetings and face-to-face meetings of members of the IG present at RDA Plenary events. It is proposed that – while membership is open to any RDA registered member – key members will be the leaders of the WGs concerned with metadata. In order to get the renovated IG working I volunteer to initiate this activity but would expect elections and handover to someone else after an initial period.

Dates: February 23, 2015 - February 25, 2015
ESIP Winter Meeting 2015
The Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is having their 2015 Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Dupont Circle, January 6-8, 2015. The theme is "Earth Science and Data in Support of Food Resilience: Climate, Energy, Water Nexus" and will include a variety of activities supporting this theme for all levels of technical expertise.

Dates: January 6, 2015 - January 8, 2015
Concepts: eScience, Solar Science, Ocean Science, Geoscience, Geoinformatics, Earth Science, Data Science, Terrestrial Science, Data Visualization, Xinformatics
AGU Fall Meeting 2014
Welcome to the American Geophysical Union’s 47th annual Fall Meeting! Join more than 22,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders in San Francisco, California, 15-19 December, as they gather to present groundbreaking research and connect with colleagues.

Dates: December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014
Deep-Time Data Workshop
Tremendous opportunities await in the exploitation of deep time data. New and expanded databases are becoming available. EarthCube and other projects are bringing opportunities for data integration and mining into focus. Powerful statistical approaches and visualization methods are being brought to bear on scientific questions of mutual interest; for example, the nature and timing of continental growth, the supercontinent cycle, changing redox state of the mantle and crust, and the co-evolving geosphere and biosphere. It's time to coordinate our disparate activities and find ways to leverage our interests. The Deep Carbon Observatory will thus co-sponsor the Deep Time Data Workshop as an opportunity for experts to explore the next steps in advancing the creation of a deep time data infrastructure.

Dates: December 14, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Concepts: Cyberinfrastructure, Geoinformatics, Data Management, Data Science
Joint International Conference on Geospatial Theory, Processing, Modeling and Applications
The Joint International Conference on Geospatial Theory, Processing, Modelling and Applications is hosted by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) and co-organized by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission II on Theory and Concepts of Spatial Information Science, International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Geographical Information Science and Commission on Modelling Geographical Systems. This event joins the following conferences together:
  • 2014 ISPRS Technical Commission II Midterm Symposium
  • 16th IGU Spatial Data Handling Conference
ISPRS Technical Commission II Mid-term Symposium is held every four years in between two consecutive ISPRS Congresses. The symposium aims to bring together scholars and professionals from the international community of geospatial information sciences and engineering to present latest research achievements and technological developments. The topics of the symposium address the focuses outlined by the Commission, stated on its website: http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm2.html.

The International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH) is the biennial international research forum for Geospatial Information Science, co-organized by the IGU Commission on Geographic Information Science and the IGU Commission on Modelling Geographical Systems. It commenced in 1984, in Zurich, Switzerland and has since been held biennially in Seattle, USA; Sydney, Australia; Zurich, Switzerland; Charleston, USA; Edinburgh, UK; Delft, The Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; Beijing, China; Ottawa, Canada; Leicester, UK; Vienna, Austria; Montpellier, France; and Hong Kong, China. The International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling has become a major resource for recent advances in GIS research and is regarded as a premier international research forum for GIS.

CIG Annual Conferences are a series of annual conferences organized by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG), which provide a platform for geomatics professionals, researchers, scientists, students and others from Canada and other countries around the world to exchange advances in geospatial information science, technology and practice. The last two annual conferences were held in Toronto in 2007 and 2013, and marked as the 100th and 101st annual conference.

This joint conference, with a theme on Building Connections in GISciences for Future, intends to present and disseminate the research, development and the innovative applications of geographical information theory and technologies in board areas, as well as other interested areas by the participating organizations.

  • Spatio-temporal modeling and dynamics
  • Multi-scale n-dimensional spatial data representations, data structures and algorithms
  • Spatial analysis, data mining and spatial statistics
  • Data quality and uncertainty modeling
  • Geospatial computation, geo-design and geospatial simulation
  • Geographical visualization and virtual reality
  • Geographical decision support systems and decision theory
  • GIS systems analysis, design and implementation
  • Spatial knowledge discovery and data mining
  • Mobility: tracking, analysis and communication
  • Semantic interoperability and ontology for geospatial information
  • Web-based methods and systems for spatial information dissemination
  • Effective, efficient and responsible use of geographical information in society
  • Geomatics data acquisition for GIS (e.g., GNSS, Remote Sensing, Mobile Mapping etc.)

Dates: October 6, 2014 - October 8, 2014
Concepts: Geophysical Science, Linked Data, Vocabulary, Data Science, Information Model, Data Management, eScience, Cyberinfrastructure, Ontology, Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services, Data Visualization, Provenance, Xinformatics
DCO-EPC workshop 2014

Dates: October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014
Research Data Alliance Fourth Plenary

Dates: September 21, 2014 - September 24, 2014
Concepts: Data Science, eScience, Data Management, Data Steward
VIVO 2014
This year's VIVO conference creates a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together in the spirit of promoting scholarly collaboration and research discovery. The VIVO conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with VIVO team members from participating institutions, and offers an open and collaborative environment to share ideas and discuss topics related to adoption and implementation of VIVO, VIVO-based tools and the opportunities created by advancing data sharing and team science. NEW this year – VIVO is co-locating with the annual Science of Team Science Conference (SciTS). You benefit by having access to content throughout both conferences, but pay the 2013 VIVO conference rate!

Dates: August 6, 2014 - August 8, 2014
Concepts: Information Model, Linked Data, Semantic Faceted Browse/Search, Ontology, Software Framework, Faceted Search, Provenance, Data Science, eScience, Use Cases, Semantic Web, Agile Methodology
DataONE User Group Meeting 2014
The DataONE Users Group (DUG) is the worldwide community of Earth observation data authors, users, and diverse stakeholders that makeup the DataONE partnership communities. The primary function of the DUG is to represent the needs and interests of these communities in the activities of DataONE. In particular, the DUG provides guidance that facilitates DataONE in achieving its vision and mission.

The DUG meets annually to identify the evolving technical challenges and opportunities that can be applied to advance education, research, and policy through the use of DataONE data products, tools, and services.

Dates: July 6, 2014 - July 7, 2014
Concepts: Data Science, Data Management Plan, Data Curation, Computer Science, Data Visualization, Data Custodian, Linked Data, Data Steward, Data Management, Big Data
Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science Day
The Deep Carbon Observatory-Data Science team (DCO-DS) is building the Data Science and Management infrastructures for the DCO to advance the DCO decadal and day-to-day science, data and information goals. DCO-DS uses an integrated approach combining informatics, data science and life cycle data management best practices. Its initial objectives are to: establish a Deep Carbon Virtual Observatory (DCVO) for DCO embedded in community and agency data resource holdings; provide robust data infrastructure for DCO science, instrumentation, secretariat and engagement activities; enable scientific discovery via visualization and analysis in concert with the DCO data infrastructure; and advance educational aspects of data science and data management among all DCO participants.

The Data Science Day will be a great opportunity for the DCO community to discuss data management and data science activities and needs as well to learn about the present features and functionalities of the DCVO. We will also invite keynote speakers from academia/ agency/ industry to introduce and discuss trends in open data and data science.

Dates: June 5, 2014 - June 6, 2014
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014
The EGU General Assembly 2014 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. For the first time, in 2014, the EGU General Assembly will have a theme!

Dates: April 27, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Concepts: Semantic Web, eScience, Xinformatics, Cyberinfrastructure, Data Management, Data Science
DCO Early Career Scientist Workshop
The Deep Carbon Observatory will be hosting an Early Career Scientist workshop at the Central American School of Geology, University of Costa Rica, San José, 18-21 February 2014. This workshop will bring together the next generation of researchers active in deep carbon studies from around the world. It is hoped this relatively small workshop (~40 scientists) of early career researchers will foster collaboration and community within the growing DCO Science Network.

Dates: February 18, 2014 - February 21, 2014
VIVO Developers Conference Call, Thursday, January 23, 2014
VIVO is an open source! semantic web! application that enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at a particular institution and beyond.

VIVO Implementation and Development calls are held every Thursday at 1 pm eastern time (GMT–4 in daylight savings, GMT-5 standard time).

Dates: January 23, 2014 - January 23, 2014
Boulder Earth and Space Science Informatics Group Meeting January 22 2014
The Boulder Earth and Space Science Informatics Group (BESSIG) aims to galvanize and support networking and collaboration among Earth and Space Science data users, data providers, data managers, and middleware providers, especially those in the Boulder, Colorado area. Topical areas include issues of scientific data representation, management, discovery, access, analysis, visualization, citation, transparency, and the infrastructure to support those efforts. The end goal is to improve the usage and thus the value of scientific data, thereby improving our understanding of our Earth and its systems.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, January 22, at 4:15 PM. Our speaker is Patrick West on "Deep Carbon Observatory - Data Science and Data Management Infrastructure Overview and Demonstration".

Dates: January 22, 2014 - January 22, 2014
Concepts: Ontology, Data Management Plan, OPeNDAP, Vocabulary Service, Vocabulary, eScience, Software Framework, Data Steward, Data Management, Controlled Vocabulary, Information Model, Big Data, Use Cases, Web Observatory, Xinformatics, Linked Data, Cyberinfrastructure, Virtual Observatory, Data Visualization, Faceted Search, Provenance, Data Science
EarchCube Data Facilities Meeting January 2014
Data facilities, whether federally funded or privately maintained, provide a key resource in the pursuit of innovative scientific research by aggregating, preserving, and disseminating large quantities of data sets, including highly complex petabyte scale data to more simple metadata catalogs. This workshop provides a forum for leaders from these facilities, regardless of scale, type or format of data, to gather and discuss commonalities and collaborative solutions to the increasing challenges associated with providing data access for researchers. In addition, this workshop will act as a key end-user Assembly Group during the EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance process to identify decision making processes and governance models that are most applicable to the geoscience data facilities. The workshop will be hosted in Washington, DC for 2.5 days and will bring together 65 to 75 attendees.

Results of the meeting will include a set of common and unique requirements and challenges associated with the communication, collaboration, interoperability, and governance structures required to ensure that the capabilities and opportunities of existing and emerging NSF/GEO facilities are incorporated into the EarthCube concept. In addition, the workshop will inform attendees of new developments within the National Science Foundation’s EarthCube initiative, including ways to align with other EarthCube components.

The workshop will be held January 15-17, 2014 in Arlington, VA at the Hilton Arlington hotel. To assist in travel planning, meeting times are 8:30am to 5:00pm Wednesday and Thursday (January 15 & 16), and 8:30am to noon on Friday (January 17).

Dates: January 15, 2014 - January 17, 2014
Concepts: Cyberinfrastructure, Data Science, Data Visualization, eScience, Linked Data, Big Data, Data Steward, Data Management, Data Curation, Xinformatics
AGU Fall Meeting 2013
Welcome to the American Geophysical Union’s 46th annual Fall Meeting! Join more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders in San Francisco, California, 9-13 December, as they gather to present groundbreaking research and connect with colleagues.

Dates: December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013
TWeD Talk: A First Look at the Deep Carbon Observatory Data Portal
"There's always something happening Wednesday evenings in the Tetherless World!"

TWed Talk: Weds, 23 Oct (7p, Winslow 1140) TITLE: A First Look at the Deep Carbon Observatory Data Portal
LEADER: John Erickson and members of the DCO Data Science Team (TWC RPI)

Please join us as members of the DCO Data Science Team demonstrate and discuss the DCO Data Portal!

ABSTRACT: In support of the Deep Carbon Observastory[0] the DCO-Data Science Team has adapted, extended, and integrated several open source applications and frameworks to create a novel Web-based collaborative research plaform well-suited to emerging science networks. In this talk the DCO-DS team will discuss how we have combined platforms including Drupal[1], VIVO[2], CKAN[3], and the Handle System[4] in ways that leverage and reinforce knowledge networks inherent to the distributed research enterprise.

The DCO Data Portal is a Web-based service integrating an object-type repository, collaboration tools, an ability to identify and manage all key entities in the platform, and an integrated portal to manage diverse content and applications, with varied access levels and privacy options. In this informal talk we'll demonstrate how global science networks composed of people, diverse intellectual artifacts produced or consumed in research, organizational and/or outreach activities, as well as the relations among them can be modeled as knowledge networks, documented using formal ontologies and instantiated within platforms including the DCO Data Portal. Nodes within such networks may be people, organizations, datasets, events, presentations, publications, videos, meetings, reports, groups, and more. In such a heterogeneous ecosystem, common informatics approaches are used to co-design and co-evolve the needed research platforms to help ensure they reflect what real people want to use them for.[5]

[0] DCO
[1] Drupal
[2] VIVO
[3] CKAN
[4] Handle System
[5] See esp. Peter Fox, "Progress in Open-World, Integrative, Web-based Collaborative Research Platforms." Presented at the ICSTI 2013 Workshop - Data and Non-Data Integration.

Leaders of this talk will include: John Erickson, Marshall Ma, Yu Chen, and Han Wang. Contributors to this work also include Patrick West, Harsha Vardhan Mudumba Venkata, Anusha Akkiraju, Boliang Zhang, Xixi Lou and of course Peter Fox.

==== TWed Logistics (Fall 2013):
  • TWed schedule: http://tw.rpi.edu/web/twed#schedule
  • 7p-8p, 1st floor Winslow (1140)
  • We try to alternate TWed Talks with TWed Hackspaces. The alternating pattern of TWed Talks and TWed Hackspaces may "off" due to leader availability and Institute scheduling.
  • Pizza or snacks will be provided for TWed Talks
  • Live video streams of TWed Talks will usually be available via ustream
  • An archive of past TWed Talks are also available on ustream. Direct links can be found in the schedule (below)
  • TWed Talks from previous terms are archived; topical archive coming soon!
About TWed:
  • "TWed is the Tetherless World Educational Series
  • "TWed Talks" are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed talks are not lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun. TWed leaders are encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their session plans.
  • "TWed Hackspaces" during the TWed time are informal group work sessions inspired by the Hackerspace movement. This is a time when TWC people will "be around" and you can rely on the "right" people being available to answer your questions and help with your hacks. This is also a great opportunity for project teams to "hack" together on problems, with the knowledge and resources of TWC surrounding you.

Dates: October 23, 2013 - October 23, 2013
Concepts: Data Visualization, Data Science, Data Management Plan, eScience, Data Steward, Data Management
International Semantic Web Conference 2013, 12th Annual

Dates: October 21, 2013 - October 25, 2013
Concepts: Semantic Web
ISWC 2013
The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) is the leading conference for research on Semantic Web topics. It is held annually and is the successor of the Semantic Web Working Symposium (SWWS).

Dates: October 21, 2013 - October 25, 2013
Concepts: Web Science, Semantic Web
ICSTI 2013 Workshop - Data and Non-Data Integration
The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) will hold a half-day workshop for the morning of Wednesday, October 16, 2013, as part of the 2nd Annual CASRAI International Conference. The workshop theme is “Data and Non-Data Integration – A Journey Across Disciplines.”

Thanks to the creativity and innovation of scientists, libraries, publishers, and information and technology communities, scientific discovery is being accelerated through the seamless integration and synthesis of digital data and non-data (e.g., text, multimedia, visualization). Rapidly making sense of huge volumes of data and facilitating easy navigation between data and non-data are enablers of new knowledge – and discovery. In this workshop, we will explore how this integration is taking place across a broad range of disciplines, such as environmental sciences, life sciences, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and crystallography.

Dates: October 16, 2013 - October 16, 2013
Concepts: Big Data, Virtual Observatory, Geophysical Science, Data Management, Data Science, Cyberinfrastructure
Research Data Alliance Second Plenary
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Second Plenary Meeting is sponsored by RDA/US through grants from the United States of America National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Data sharing offers important benefits for scientific progress and advancement of knowledge. However, several limitations and barriers in the general adoption of data sharing are still in place. Probably the most important challenge is that data sharing is not yet very common among scholars and is not yet seen as a regular activity among scientists, although important efforts are being invested in promoting data sharing.

The focus of this second plenary is Building Global Partnerships.

Dates: September 16, 2013 - September 18, 2013
Concepts: Data Science, Linked Data, Data Management Plan, Data Management, Data Visualization, Data Steward
VIVO Conference 2013
This year's VIVO conference provides a unique opportunity for people from across the country and around the world to come together in the spirit of promoting scholarly collaboration and research discovery.

The VIVO conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with VIVO team members from participating institutions, and offers an open and collaborative environment to share ideas and discuss topics related to adoption and implementation of VIVO, VIVO-based tools and the opportunities created by advancing data sharing and team science.

Dates: August 14, 2013 - August 16, 2013
Concepts: Data Management, Data Visualization, Data Science
ESIP Federation Summer Meeting 2013
As an organization, the ESIP Federation optimizes collaboration through in-person meetings and virtually through collaboration space on the Web. Partners utilize these neutral forums for knowledge exchange and collaboration–an intellectual commons of sorts–where practitioners solve common problems. This community-based approach is discipline neutral, with the technology solutions supporting science by improving discovery, access, integration and interoperability.

The summer meeting is technical in nature. The meetings supplement interactions throughout the year by offering concentrated blocks of time to work collaboratively on issues of interest to the community. Each meeting has a theme, ranging from evaluating the impacts of data to defining data and information quality.

Dates: July 9, 2013 - July 12, 2013
Concepts: Data Science, Data Visualization, Semantic Web Services, Vocabulary Service, Linked Data, eScience, Vocabulary, Semantic Web, Xinformatics, Provenance, Data Management, Software Framework
DataONE User Group Meeting 2013
DataONE engages its community of partners through working groups focused on identifying, describing, and implementing the DataONE cyber-infrastructure, governance, and sustainability models. Additionally, the DataONE User's Group provides the opportunity for funders, users, developers, educators or any other stakeholder to gather and discuss the advancement of DataONE products and services.

Dates: July 7, 2013 - July 8, 2013
Concepts: Cyberinfrastructure, eScience, Xinformatics, Provenance, Linked Data, Data Management, Data Science, Information Model, Semantic Web Services, Data Visualization, Semantic Web
DrupalCon 2013
DrupalCon is a conference that will address open standards which allow separate independent systems to communicate with each other. At the same time, the conference will bridge not only new users to Drupal, but other open source and web communities. In fact, for the first time DrupalCon will co-locate with two other significant long-standing conferences: Symfony Live and WebVisions.

Dates: May 20, 2013 - May 24, 2013
VIVO Implementation Fest 2013
The Implementation Fest is an opportunity for VIVO implementation teams from around the country to gather, share, learn and exchange information related to technical and policy/adoption aspects of VIVO. The goal of the Implementation Fest is to assist, support and help facilitate ongoing VIVO implementations.

Dates: April 25, 2013 - April 26, 2013
Concepts: Data Management, Data Visualization, Data Science, Ontology
Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2013
RDAP13, the fourth annual Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, was held April 4-5, 2013 in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Hosted by ASIS&T, RDAP13 was a two day Summit featuring expert panel presentations curated by our RDAP planning committee, an interactive poster session, and lightning talks. Themes included Institutional Repositories, Data Citation and altmetrics, Data Infrastructure, Linked Data and Metadata, and Data Use and Reuse.

Dates: April 4, 2013 - April 5, 2013
Concepts: Data Management, Xinformatics, Data Steward, eScience, Data Management Plan, Data Science
Research Data Alliance Plenary March 2013
Over the last decade, significant investments have been made all over the globe for developing scientific data infrastructures to support the work of research communities and improving shared access to data. There is a common understanding that solutions must be global and that the development of an integrated and interoperable data domain can only be achieved through increased global cooperation.

As "big data" emerges as an international priority, plenty of scientists have been campaigning for a shift to open science. The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is a newly formed organization whose goal is to accelerate international data-driven innovation and discovery by facilitating research, data sharing and exchange, use and re-use, standards harmonisation for specific communities and across scientific disciplines. These goals are achieved through the development and adoption of infrastructures, policies, practices, standards and with the support of a structure that includes a council, plenary, secretariat, non-governmental structures (NGSs), and working groups.

The RDA Launch Event and its First Plenary is scheduled for 18-20 March 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and it follows the First RDA Planning Meeting held in Washington DC, 1-3 October 2012. The event will be launched by sponsors from the European Commission, the U.S. Government and the Australian Government and leaders in the data community which include Vice-President European Commission Neelie Kroes; Carlos Morais-Pires, Scientific Officer, Excellence in Science DG CONNECT & coordinator, Scientific Data e-Infrastructures, DG CONNECT European Commission; Alan Blatecky, Director Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI), National Science Foundation (NSF), US; Ross Wilkinson, Executive Director, Australian National Data Service, Australia; Peter Wittenburg, Head of the Language Archive Unit at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Leif Laaksonen, Collaboration Director at CSC, IT Center for Science, Finland, the latter two representing the iCORDI community. The event is kindly supported by City of Gothenburg, Stadsledningskontoret, Chalmers e-Science Centre and the IT-universitet, Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University. The RDA First Plenary will be a working meeting to accelerate discussion, working and interest group interaction, and data community development. The programme is available at http://rd-alliance.org/programme/.

Dates: March 18, 2013 - March 20, 2013
Concepts: Data Science
DCO International Science Meeting
The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) International Science Meeting will be held on 3-5 March 2013 at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. This meeting will bring together for the second time all members of the four DCO Scientific Steering Committees associated with the four Directorates (Deep Energy, Deep Life, Extreme Physics and Chemistry, and Reservoirs and Fluxes) as well as the DCO Executive Committee. These groups collectively form the International Science Advisory Committee for the Deep Carbon Observatory. In order to strengthen the DCO community, the meeting will include: scientists representing all DCO research projects, members of DCO's new Data Science and Engagement Teams, and other leading scientists. The meeting will feature the launch of Carbon in Earth, a forthcoming volume of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (RiMG), edited by Robert Hazen, Adrian Jones, and John Baross.

Dates: March 3, 2013 - March 5, 2013
Concepts: eScience, Data Visualization, Data Science, Xinformatics