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Spring 2010

Event: LTER Science Council, Executive Board and Communications Committee

Location: PIE-LTER, Peabody, MA, USA
Dates: May 11-14, 2010
Web: http://intranet2.lternet.edu/content/2010-science-council-plum-island-ecosystem-lter

Several site information managers are also attending the Science Council meeting, including all of IMExec. IMExec will also hold its regular monthly meeting in person on the evening of May 11.

Event: International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management

Location: Heidelberg Germany
Dates: June 30-July 2, 2010
Web: http://www.ssdbm2010.org/

SSDBM provides a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation and evaluation. Individual themes differ year to year with the main focus remaining on databases and application in the scientific and statistical fields. Recent themes included geospatial and sensor databases, bioinformatics (genomics, biodiversity informatics including biological databases), geological databases, data mining and analysis, metadata management, conceptual models, data integration, information visualization, scientific workflows, and system architectures.  

Event: MULTICONF-1

Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Dates: July 12-14, 2010
Web: http://www.promoteresearch.org/

The primary goal of MULTICONF is to promote research and developmental activities in computer science, information technology, control engineering, and related fields. Another goal is to promote the dissemination of research to a multidisciplinary audience and to facilitate communication among researchers, developers, practitioners in different fields.

Event: BIOCOMP'10

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dates: July 12-15, 2010
Web: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp10/ws/conferences/biocomp10

Event: East-Asia Pacific Large Forest Plot Workshop

Location: Malaysia
Dates: July 19-23, 2010

Scientists and IMs from Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and the US will meet to develop tools to augment the system developed by the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) for managing data about the growth and survival of approximately 3.5 million trees and 7,500 species located on large forest plots around the world.

Event: Ecological Society of America Meeting

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Dates: August 1-6, 2010
Web: http://www.esa.org/pittsburgh

The Ecological Society of America will place global warming at center stage to draw a critical combination of scientists, policy makers, and concerned citizens to understand further its causes and consequences and to elucidate a clear scenario for addressing what is perhaps the most serious environmental threat facing the biosphere.

Event: Annual LTER IMC Meeting

Location: KBS-LTER, Hickory Corners, Michigan, USA
Dates: September 22-25, 2010
Web: http://intranet.lternet.edu/im/news/meetings/2010

The 3-year cycle dictates that this year's participants are only LTER personnel. Every LTER site is required to send a representative to the annual meeting. Two days (Sept 23-24) are mandatory. A third optional day (Sept 25) has been added to advance product-oriented working groups. Optional dinner activities are planned on Sept 22. 

Event: 2nd Annual Argonne National Lab Soils Workshop to discuss the next generation of ecologically meaningful soil metagenomics.

Location: Argonne, Illinois, USA
Dates: October 6-8, 2010
Web: http://www.mcs.anl.gov/events/workshops/soils/

Event: American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

Location: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Dates: October 22-27, 2010
Web: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM10/am10cfp.html

Description: Since 1937, the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has been the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information. ASIS&T brings together diverse streams of knowledge, focusing what might be disparate approaches into novel solutions to common problems. ASIS&T bridges the gaps not only between disciplines but also between the research that drives and the practices that sustain new developments. ASIS&T members share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information, coming together for mutual benefit. 

Event: Participatory Design Conference (PDC)

Location: Sydney, Australia
Dates: November 29-December 3
Web: http://www.pdc2010.org/

Participatory Design (PD) is a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making technologies, tools, environments, businesses, and social institutions more responsive to human needs. A central tenet of PD is the direct involvement of people in the co-design of things and technologies they use. Participatory Design Conferences have been held every two years since 1990 and have formed an important venue for international discussion of the collaborative, social, and political dimensions of technology innovation and use. 

Event: Digital Curation Conference (DCC)

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dates: December 6-8, 2010
Web: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/conferences/6th-international-digital-curation-conference

Scientists, researchers and scholars generate increasingly vast amounts of digital data, with further investment in digitization and purchase of digital content and information. The scientific record and the documentary heritage created in digital form are at risk from technology obsolescence, from the fragility of digital media, and from lack of the basics of good practice, such as adequate documentation for the data.

Event: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Location: Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Dates: January 4-7, 2011
Web: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/

Since 1968 the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) has become a forum for the substantive interchange of ideas in all areas of information systems and technology. The objective of the conference is to provide a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the information, computer and system sciences can frankly exchange and discuss their research ideas, techniques and applications. Registration is limited.