[CODATA-international] First Day of Virtual SciDataCon: Opening Plenary Session and FAIR Data Objects

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Sun Oct 17 12:19:10 EDT 2021

Virtual SciDataCon 2021 starts with an Opening Plenary Session, featuring a
keynote from George Strawn.  It is followed by a double session on FAIR
Digital Objects, looking at the why and the how of this approach to
achieving the FAIR principles.

*Opening Plenary: Scientific Data: Looking back and looking forward to
future data spaces
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/programme/> – Monday 18 October,

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.
Supporting 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.

*FAIR Digital Objects to Establish a Global and Interoperable Data Space
<https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/sessions/330/>, Monday 18
October, 13:00-14:30 UTC and 16:00-17:30 UTC: REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION
FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) have the potential to address a number of
significant contemporary challenges. FDOs bind all critical information
about an entity persistently in one logical place and therefore create a
new kind of actionable, meaningful and technology independent object. FDOs
provide a conceptual and implementation framework to develop scalable
cross-disciplinary capabilities, deal with the increasing data volumes and
their inherent complexity, build tools that help to increase trust in data,
create mechanisms to efficiently operate in the domain of scientific
assertions, and promote data interoperability.

*Virtual SciDataCon 2021 <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/> is
organised by CODATA <https://codata.org/> and the World Data System
<https://www.worlddatasystem.org/>, the two data organisations of
the International Science Council <https://council.science/> – PROGRAMME AT
PROGRAMME <https://www.scidatacon.org/virtual-2021/programme/> – please
note that registration is free, but participants must register for each
session they wish to attend.*




*SciDataCon Strands: Sessions Exploring Core Interoperability
- Sessions
on Data for SDGs and DRR
- Global
Open Science

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SciDataCon 2021, 18-28 Oct: *register free for each session - PROGRAMME AT
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