[CODATA-international] Final CfP: Physical Samples and Digital Libraries workshop at JCDL 2016

Unmil Karadkar unmil at austin.utexas.edu
Mon Apr 25 14:30:01 EDT 2016

Hi folks,

A final reminder about the workshop submission deadline on May 1st.

This Call for Proposals is available on the workshop web page at: 

The First International Physical Samples and Digital Libraries (PSDL 
2016) workshop will be held on June 22nd and 23rd in Newark, NJ in 
conjunction with theJCDL 2016--ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital 
Libraries. We solicit participation from earth sciences, biology 
collections, (and related sciences that collect and manage samples such 
as hydrology, archeology, etc.) and digital library scholarly 
communities to make this workshop a success.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together the community of 
researchers, curators, and practitioners who are interested in studying 
the issues involved in the management of samples, sample collections, 
and sample-based data in the field, in the lab, in repositories, in data 
systems and scientific publications. The intention is both to assemble 
the existing community as well as invite those with emerging interests 
in this area. A secondary goal is to focus the attention of the digital 
libraries community on the tremendous opportunities for research in this 
space and for collaborating with researchers in the Earth Sciences.

Research in the Earth Science disciplines depends on the availability of 
representative samples collected above, at, and beneath Earth's surface, 
on the moon and in space, or those generated in experiments. These 
physical samples serve as fundamental references for generating new 
knowledge about the earth and the entire universe, contribute to and a 
deeper understanding of the processes that created and shaped it, assess 
the the availability of natural resources, and measure the risk of 
natural hazards. Many samples have been collected at great cost and with 
substantial difficulty, are rare or unique, and irreplaceable. 
TheEarthCube <http://www.earthcube.org/>(http://www.earthcube.org) 
Research Coordination Network (RCN)iSamplES 
<http://www.earthcube.org/group/isamples>(Internet of Samples in the 
Earth Sciences) aims to advance the use of innovative 
cyberinfrastructure to connect physical samples and sample collections 
across the Earth Sciences with digital data infrastructures to 
revolutionize their utility in the support of science.

      Important dates:

  * May 1: paper submissions due
  * May 8: Notification of acceptance
  * June 1: Submission of final, camera-ready papers
  * June 22-23: PSDL 2016 Workshop


Presentations will address a broad range of issues and challenges at the 
intersection of Earth Science physical samples and digital libraries 
that facilitate the data collection, management, and use of earth 
samples. Topics include but are not limited to:

  * physical sample collection curation
  * information behavior and needs, user modeling
  * evaluation of existing environments models
  * theoretical models
  * system architectures
  * social-technical perspectives on digital methods for sample management
  * policies and workflows
  * data analytics and visualization
  * user interfaces
  * cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
  * distributed data management information systems
  * impact of digital libraries on earth sciences
  * linked data and its applications
  * personal information management of physical samples
  * retrieval and browsing of sampels
  * scientific data curation, citation, and scholarly publication
  * social networks, virtual organizations, and networked information
  * sample collection archiving and preservation

      Proposal Formats

We encourage you to submit proposals for:

  * *full papers*: up to 8 page submissions that report on mature work
    or in an area of interest
  * *work-in-progess and position papers*: upto 4 page submissions that
    discuss early results or explore a significant issue related to the
    workshop topic
  * *posters or demonstrations*: 1-2 page description

All contributions must be written in English and use the ACM submission 
templates, which are available 

      Submission Process

Please submit papers by May 1st via the workshop's EasyChair submission 


Please contact us in case of questions.

Unmil Karadkar ((unmil at ischool.utexas.edu))
School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

Kerstin Lehnert((lehnert at ldeo.columbia.edu))
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Chris Lehhardt((clenhardt at renci.org))
Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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