[CODATA-international] UCT e-Research Africa 2019 Conference Call for Papers

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Mon Oct 22 11:31:16 EDT 2018


In a research-intensive environment, data scientists contribute to
real-world problems in public health, education, sustainable energy,
climate change, economic development, and many more areas of trans- and
interdisciplinary research. Working on data mining or machine learning, on
big data and data science projects with social impact, there is limited
empirical evidence to demonstrate their contribution. New research impact
measures are required for the evaluation of data science in support of
social challenges that might include strategic value, significant change,
empowerment, livelihoods, and sustainability. This conference will explore
the practice, principles and opportunities of data science in knowledge
production and decision-making for societal benefit.
Focus areas for 2019 include: (but are not limited to)

Kranzberg’s First law: Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it
Big data, analytics, and technology impact on society.
Data science: Bridging the gap between science and decision-making.
Case studies from public health, urban development, education, social
Chasing the “R” in FAIR data: The sharing and re-use of data and scientific
software as supplementary research outputs.
The next generation of data scientists: Education models from universities,
summer schools, boot camps, and hands-on training programmes.
The dark side of data: threats to privacy and confidentiality;
misinformation; cybersecurity.
Data science in academic planning: linking student data to academic
Crowdsourcing data science for social development.

*Registration is now open for International Data Week *(comprising
SciDataCon and the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting), 5-8 November 2018, Gaborone,
Botswana:* register here!
<http://internationaldataweek.org/registration>  *Early
bird rate until 30 September.

*Provisional List of Candidates for CODATA Elections Announced.*
General Assembly, 9-10 November 2018, University of Botswana.*

*Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data
Science, Sao Paulo,
3-14 December 2018: deadline for applications, 30 September

Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: asha at codata.org
Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96

CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Council for Science), 5 rue
Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris, FRANCE
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