Wednesday, June 18, 2008

4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science (Indianapolis, USA)


Adding value to data - Digital Repositories in the e-Science world
Special Session at the 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science

December 7-12, 2008, Indianapolis, USA

An Initiative of DReSNet: Digital Repositories in e-Science Network (

There is a great, untapped potential for synergies between grid/e-science technologies and a cluster of related systems addressing the management of digital assets in digital libraries and repositories.

The digital material generated from and used by academic and other research is to an increasing extent being held in formal data management systems; these systems are variously categorized as digital repositories, libraries or archives, although the distinction between them relates more to the sort of data that they contain and the use towhich the data is put, rather than to any major difference infunctionality.

Modern repository systems allow us to move away from the model of a stand-alone repository, library or archive, where objects aresimply deposited for subsequent access and download. Instead,researchers are developing more sophisticated models in which these containers of data are integrated components of a larger e-Science research infrastructure, incorporating advanced tools and workflows, and are being used to model complex webs of information and capture scholarly or scientific processes in their entirety, from raw data through to final publications.

Repositories have been successfully combined with data grid technologies, and in addition computational grids seem to offer possible applications in digital preservation and curation, such as automatic metadata extraction and index creation.

These systems thus could add value to the data-driven research life cycle in e-Science.

Session chairs are:

* Andreas Aschenbrenner - University of Goettingen
* Tobias Blanke - Centre for e-Research, King's College London
* Mark Hedges - Centre for e-Research, King's College London

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Digital preservation and curation in research infrastructures* Cyberinfrastructures (e.g. data grid technologies) to support digitalpreservation and curation* Creation and maintenance of asset management for research data* Provenance* Federated repositories: content modelling, metadata creation and inparticular ontology mapping* Data grid technologies and their role in digital curation and preservation* Metadata Extraction* Creation and maintenance of digital libraries for research data* Access control and security across infrastructure and asset managementsystems* Persistent identification for research data and digital objects acrosse-Infrastructure* Provenance and authenticity of digital objects in distributede-Infrastructure* Information and data services in e-Science applications* Architecture of Participation: Web 2.0 applications* Workflow Integration* Security

Important dates:

* Deadline for Submission of full papers: August 08, 2008
* Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2008
* Final submission of camera-ready papers: September 29, 2008

For further details on the topics of the session, the programme committee, and the submission details, please visit either


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