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May 2016

Open Harvest, an international gathering to boost collaboration on open data for food and agriculture

May 18 - June 21
Chania, Crete,
Chania, Greece
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A select group of 30 people from around the world will meet in Crete on 18-21 May in an international gathering hosted by Agroknow. They all work on various aspects of open sharing and discovery of information related to agriculture, food and the environment. They will represent organisations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) , the French Agronomic Institute (INRA) and the Wageningen University (WUR) of the Netherlands. They will spend four day together, working, networking, connecting.In the…

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IASSIST2016 – Embracing the ‘data revolution’: opportunities and challenges for research

May 31 @ 09:00 - June 4 @ 18:00
Bergen, Norway
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The world’s largest conference on information technology and data services for research in the social sciences will be held in Bergen in 2016.The 42nd annual IASSIST conference will be held in Norway, and will bring together experts from all over the world with the intention of strengthening international collaboration and the development of technical and academic aspects of the social sciences. “NSD has a long tradition of presenting papers at these conferences and participating in their workshops. It is therefore a great pleasure…

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June 2016

Hangout: Initial SC2 pilot demonstrator on heterogeneous viticulture data

June 13

The webinar will present the work done so far in BDE in SC2 to design a pilot that demonstrates the use of big data technologies to address one of the needs identified in the first year of requirements gathering.Maritina Stavrakaki will introduce the general approach:a) designing a generic AGINFRA service for aggregating and visualising heterogeneous experimental data on crop breeding and variety identification from global data repositories; b) implementing Agroknow’s front-end demonstrator for this service: Vitis: aggregating and visualising experimental…

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The ICPSR Summer Programme in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

June 20 @ 09:00 - July 29 @ 18:00

The 2016 Summer Programme schedule is now available and registration for the programme is open.The ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is recognised throughout the world as a leading source of basic and advanced instruction in a wide range of methodologies and techniques for research across the social, behavioral, and medical sciences.The 2016 Summer Programme includes a comprehensive array of quantitative courses, from introductory-level material to advanced statistical techniques. The 2016 Programme also introduces new workshops on…

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