E-Science and Information Management

The Third International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW2012) organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University will take place in Ankara during September 19-21, 2012 (See the Google map for venue and the hotels in the vicinity: http://bit.ly/OYGBwi).

The main theme of the Symposium this year is “E-Science and Information Management”. IMCW2012 aims to bring together both researchers and information professionals to discuss the implications of e-science for information management.

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Keynote Speech: Big Data and Privacy Issues

Dr. Buğra Karabey
Microsoft Turkey 

With the advent of social networks, mobile technologies, smart phones, tablet devices, Web 2.0, prospective semantic Web, geolocation technologies and machine to machine communications (M2M) we are faced with a never before seen amount of Data -thus Big Data. We are also witnessing leap improvements in the data mining, machine learning techniques that will enable the analysis of this Big Data to come up with results that may be utilized for a plethora of purposes by the individuals, enterprises and even governments. As a result of these major changes we are sailing in uncharted territories from the perspective of Privacy and Data Protection of the individuals. Proper mitigation of the aforementioned issues necessitates a coherent effort within the domains of technology and policy to come up with legislations and regulations that will support the tech developments but at the same time fulfill the Privacy and Data Protection requirements of individuals.

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Plenary Speech: “The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery”

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Title:  “The Fourth Paradigm – Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery”
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Tony Hey, Microsoft Research

This presentation will set out the eScience agenda by explaining the current scientific data deluge and the case for a “Fourth Paradigm” for scientific exploration. Examples of data intensive science will be used to illustrate the explosion of data and the associated new challenges for data capture, curation, analysis, and sharing. The role of cloud computing, collaboration services, and research repositories will be discussed.

Keynote Speech: E-Science and E-Infrastructures in Turkey

Serkan Orcan

TÜBİTAK – ULAKBİM

Serkan ORCAN has been the Deputy Director (technical) of the Turkish Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM) since 2005. Mr. Orcan served as the chief network engineer in setting up of the Turkish Academic Network (ULAKNET) of ULAKBIM during 1994 and 1999. He also worked in the private sector as an engineer and administrator (2000-2005). Mr. Orcan holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering (1994) and an MS degree in Science and Technology Policies (2006), both form the Middle East Technical University.

E-Science and E-Infrastructures in Turkey

E-infrastructure comprises all services, applications, organizations and technologies that enable researchers to use high-speed computer networks to use computational systems and data warehouses, software tools, and resource access and sharing tools to carry out research projects regardless of where they are located. Computationally intensive science uses e-infrastructures to carry out speedy, effective and fruitful scientific research using methods supported by next generation information and communication technologies and distributed networks while e-science analyzes huge amount of scientific data that requires distrbuted computing. In this keynote paper we will review the state of the art of scientific research projects carried out by means of e-infrastructures and evaluate them from technical and administrative viewpoints along with international developments and national policies.

Third and Final Call for Papers

3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,
September 19-21, 2012, Ankara, Turkey

 E-Science and Information Management
(Third and Final Call for Papers)

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The “3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” (or IMCW2012), organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 19-21 September 2012.

“E-Science and Information Management” being the main theme, IMCW2012 aims to bring together both researchers and information professionals to discuss the implications of e-science for information management.

A distinguished scientist and currently the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Dr. Tony Hey is the keynote speaker of IMCW2012.  “E-Science” is defined as collaborative, networked and data-driven science.  In his keynote speech, Dr. Hey will highlight the major issues that e-science scholars and researchers are faced with when working with large and distributed data sets, processing and visualizing them using advanced technologies and software packages.  He will share his views on some of the challenges that both scholars and information professionals have to tackle (e.g., gathering, curating, organizing, storing, and managing large amount of data, and providing perpetual access to them over the Internet).

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Second Call for Papers

3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,
September 19-21, 2012, Ankara, Turkey

 E-Science and Information Management
(Second Call for Papers)

 SCOPE

The “3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” (or IMCW2012), organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 19-21 September 2012.

“E-Science and Information Management” being the main theme, IMCW2012 aims to bring together both researchers and information professionals to discuss the implications of e-science for information management.

A distinguished scientist and currently the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Dr. Tony Hey is the keynote speaker of IMCW2012.  “E-Science” is defined as collaborative, networked and data-driven science.  In his keynote speech, Dr. Hey will highlight the major issues that e-science scholars and researchers are faced with when working with large and distributed data sets, processing and visualizing them using advanced technologies and software packages.  He will share his views on some of the challenges that both scholars and information professionals have to tackle (e.g., gathering, curating, organizing, storing, and managing large amount of data, and providing perpetual access to them over the Internet).

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Keynote Speech: E-Science and Information Management

Dr. Tony Hey

Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tony Hey, a distinguished scientist and corporate vice president of Microsoft Research Connections since 2005, has accepted to deliver the plenary keynote speech on “e-science and information management” at the 3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, to be held from September 19-21, 2012, in Ankara, Turkey (http://by2012.bilgiyonetimi.net/en/).

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First Call for Papers

3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,
September 19-21, 2012, Ankara, Turkey

E-Science and Information Management
(First Call for Papers)

SCOPE

The “3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” (or IMCW2012), organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 19-21 September 2012.

“E-Science and Information Management” being the main theme, IMCW2012 aims to bring together both researchers and information professionals to discuss the implications of e-science for information management. “E-Science” is defined as collaborative, networked and data-driven science.  Researchers have to get access to large, distributed data sets on, say, global warming or gene sequences, and use a set of tools and technologies for data processing and information visualization. Vast amounts of data need to be collected, curated, stored, managed, and preserved to ensure perpetual access to them over the Internet.

E-Science has implications for both researchers and information professionals such as librarians and data archivists.  Both groups need information management and computational skills to deal with massive data sets along with some understanding of intellectual property rights, open access and data literacy issues, among others.  Few schools in the US and elsewhere are already offering graduate degrees in “E-Science Librarianship” and one is likely to come across ads of job descriptions for “cloud librarians”.

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