ITSC represented at SciDataCon

Hampapuram Ramapriyan and Sara Graves stand in front of the GHRC poster at SciDataCon 2014.

Dr. Sara Graves, ITSC Director, attended the International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability (SciDataCon), co-sponsored by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and the World Data System (WDS), interdisciplinary committees of the International Council for Science (ICSU). The CODATA General Assembly includes representatives of WDS and the international Research Data Alliance (RDA). Dr. Graves made several presentations at the series of meetings held Nov 2-6 in New Delhi, India:

• “Exploitation of Big Data Using Semantics and Metadata,” keynote address at the International Workshop on Semantics for Data (SeMDAT);
• “Providing Tools and Services for Data Usability as well as Accessibility” presentation, and a poster on GHRC at the World Data System Members’ Forum;
• “Challenges and Benefits of Open Science Data and International Data Sharing” at the SciDataCon session on “The Importance of Provenance in Scientific Discovery.”

Dr. Graves is Secretary General of CODATA, and presided over much of the meeting because the President of CODATA, from China, was not able to attend.