Informatics Forum 4.31-33, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
A number of people within SICSA and beyond are beginning to look at how to collect and attach provenance metadata to data streams collected from sensor networks and used to drive scientific workflows. This includes environmental and other real-world sensing but also potentially purely digital sensing from networks, social networks and the like, leveraging the various emerging efforts on provenance (for example http://www.openprovenance.org). Capturing this data means that downstream processes can have machine-readable, dependable descriptions of how the data has been collected and processed, which makes for better analysis and statistics. There are also a lot of links to other topics, notably programming languages and networking, that have really interesting implications.
This one-day workshop is a chance to come together and discuss these issues with like-minded people from a number of different specialities. It has an open format: we would like to seed discussion with a small number of short (20 minute) presentations but reserve most of the time for discussion, networking, and looking for opportunities for collaboration and other SICSA activities. You're welcome to attend without presenting.
If you'd like to attend, please register at:
If you'd like to present, please select a "presenter" ticket and email Simon Dobson (email@example.com) with a title and abstract of what you'd like to talk about. We'll make all these available, but if we get too many volunteers we might have to be selective about who gets a slot.
Directions: Enter from Crichton Street entrance to the Informatics Forum. Ask at the front desk to be admitted to the building. The seminar room is on the 4th floor. There will be signs posted.
The Informatics Forum is in central Edinburgh, about 0.6mi south of Waverley station.
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