Thursday, March 13, 2008

Call For Participation: eResearch Australasia 2008 (Melbourne, Australia)

Members of the international research and higher education community are invited to participate in eResearch Australasia 2008, to be held 28 Sep - 3 Oct 2008 at the Sebel and Citigate Hotels, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.

Submissions are invited for presentations, workshops, and BoFs. These must be received by 23 May 2008. Submissions for posters and live demonstrations are also invited and must be received by 15 August.

Please see for further information.

eResearch focuses on technological platforms that enhance researchers' ability to generate, collect, share, analyse, store and retrieve information.

eResearch Australasia 2008 is supported by the Australian Government through AeRIC (Australian eResearch Infrastructure Council) and underwritten by The University of Queensland.

The conference aims to provide:
A catalyst for innovation and collaboration, by bringing together the architects, builders, users, and managers of eResearch infrastructures and services;
A forum to support the development, enhancement, and harmonisation of national, regional, and discipline-specific eResearch infrastructures and services;
A showcase for innovative science and research enabled through these technologies and services.

Keynote speakers include:

Senator the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Graham Cameron, Associate Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Sayeed Choudhury, Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Fulford, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading
Kerstin Lehnert, Director of the Geoinformatics for Geochemistry Program at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
John Wilbanks, Vice President, Science Commons

The conference program also includes the eResearch Forum, a town meeting style feedback session for AeRIC which will look beyond existing initiatives for fresh ideas in innovation.

More than 300 people attended the inaugural conference in 2007, for more details see This year’s conference will also incorporate many aspects of APAC’07.

The program committee includes Nick Tate (Chair), The University of Queensland; Mike Briers, SIRCA; Adrian Burton, APSR; Paul Davis, VeRSI; Rhys Francis, AeRIC; Jane Hunter, The University of Queensland; Clare McLaughlin, DIISR; Patty McMillan, AAF; Peter Nicholson, DIISR; Mark Ragan, The University of Queensland; Andrew Rohl, iVEC; Andrew Treloar, Monash University and Tony Williams, ARCS.

We hope you can join us.

For more information, please visit

Nick Tate, Chair
eResearch Australasia Conference

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