Friday, October 14
Research in disciplines such as the earth and biological sciences depends on the availability of representative physical samples that have been collected at substantial cost and effort and some are irreplaceable. The EarthCube iSamples (Internet of Samples in the Earth Sciences) RCN (Research Coordination Network), funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to connect physical samples and sample collections across the Earth Sciences with digital data infrastructures to revolutionize their utility in the support of science. The goal of this workshop is to attract a broad audience comprising of biologists, earth scientists and those working with physical samples, data curators, along with computer and information scientists to learn from each other about the requirements of physical as well as digital sample and collection management. We are hosting a first workshop in this series in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2016. A specific objective in conducting the proposed workshop is to connect sample-related communities in Europe and the USA.
Unmil P. Karadkar, University of Texas at Austin
Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University
Chris Lenhardt, Renaissance Computing Institute
Early bird: ASIS&T Members $100, Non-Members $110
Regular: ASIS&T Members $110, Non-Members $120