International Data Week 2018 (IDW 2018) will be held on 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. Hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum, IDW 2018 will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data stewards from all disciplines and geographies across the globe.
The major societal and scientific challenges facing humanity in this digital age are profoundly global in character, requiring the participation of researchers from all countries and disciplines. The data revolution is also a major source of the scientific opportunities to address these issues but to realise these potentials the frontiers of science, data analysis and stewardship must be advanced. Likewise, the data revolution must be inclusive, benefitting all, and harnessing all energies: no parts of the world and no disciplines should be left behind.
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’, this landmark event will be a rich week of science and data, featuring world renowned keynote speakers, plenary panels and discussions, and the presentation of high quality research and practical working sessions for international collaborations. Focus topics will include:
► 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
All areas of research are in scope, including the social sciences, humanities, and business and management sciences.
Similarly, the applications of data outside of research will also be considered.
We congratulate Dr Wouter Beek from The Netherlands as the 2018 winner of the WDS Data Stewardship Award, which will be handed to him at this occasion.
For more info, visit: https://www.icsu-wds.org/