[CODATA-international] Virtual SciDataCon 2021 Opening Plenary Session – Scientific Data: Looking back and looking forward to future data spaces

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Oct 14 12:00:38 EDT 2021

Opening Plenary Session

*Monday 18 October, 11:00-12:00 UTC.*
Register for this session:
*Chair and Discussant: *Bonnie Carroll, interim Executive Director, World
Data System; CODATA Secretary General
*Keynote Speaker: *George O. Strawn, Director Emeritus of the Board on
Research Data and Information at the National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine
*Respondent: *Barend Mons, CODATA President
Scientific Data: Looking back and looking forward to future data spaces

The internet age and the digital revolution promised great advancements for
science and for humanity.  During the COVID-19, we have witnessed some
remarkable achievements (the unprecedented speed of vaccine development)
and the persistent shortcoming of the current science system (including
faulty and fabricated data, inadequate data sharing).  As we begin to look
beyond the pandemic, there is a new urgency in the Open Science and FAIR
data movements to mobilise 21st century technology to address even more
pressing global challenges, including climate upheaval, sustainable
development, and disaster risk reduction.  The considerable investment in
research infrastructures and Open Science Clouds are witness to this
urgency, but their potential must be realised.

Our opening keynote speaker, George Strawn, predicts that the next
twenty-five years will focus on artificial intelligence and data.
Supported by the FAIR principles, the ‘Data Spaces’ of the future will
maximise the automated analysis of data while retaining necessary
protections.  What does this mean in practice, what are the mechanisms by
which this can be achieved and what are the challenges and opportunities?
Dr. Strawn will open SciDataCon with an examination of the characteristics
of the different ages of information technology and their significance.
With the emergence of the Internet, IT entered its second age. As FAIR data
emerges, it will enter its third age. The talk will also offer a vision of
the future, highlighting the most important developments and steps to be
taken to realise such future data spaces.

Barend Mons, CODATA President, will give a short response presenting a
vision of the web of FAIR data and services.  The discussion will be led by
session chair, Bonnie Carroll, WDS and CODATA.
George O. Strawn

George O. Strawn is the director emeritus of the Board on Research Data and
Information at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and
Medicine where he focused on Open Science and FAIR data. He continues this
work as an NAS scholar. Prior to joining the Academies, Dr. Strawn was the
director of the National Coordination Office (NCO) for the Networking and
Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program and
co-chair of the NITRD interagency committee. Dr. Strawn held these
positions while on leave from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the
Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Whitehouse.

Prior to his NITRD responsibilities, Dr. Strawn was the NSF Chief
Information Officer. And prior to that, Dr. Strawn served in a number of
capacities in the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and
Engineering (CISE).  These included the execu-tive officer of CISE,
director of the CISE Division of Advanced Networking Infrastructure and
Research, where he led NSF’s efforts in the Presidential Next Generation
Internet Initiative, and NSFnet Program Officer where he was part of the
team that transitioned the experimental ARPAnet into the global Internet.




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