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International FAIR Convergence Symposium: Call for sessions, posters & lightning talks

*** Update: The FAIR Convergence Symposium will take place from 27 November to 04 December 2020 as a fully virtual event. The deadline for session proposals is 30 September 2020, and for posters and lightning talks 31 October 2020. All up-to-date information can be found here. ***

The Call for Sessions as well as the Call for Posters and Lightning Talks for the International FAIR Convergence Symposium is open now!

Submit your proposals for sessions by 20 July 2020: https://conference.codata.org/FAIRconvergence2020

Submit your proposals for posters and lightning talks by 21 August 2020: https://conference.codata.org/FAIRconvergence2020

All topics related to issues, challenges, convergence and consensus-building around FAIR are in scope. Four primary themes including examples are highlighted below:

CRISIS REDUCTION AND RESPONSE (learning from COVID-19 outbreak)
  • Virus Outbreak Data Network
  • COVID-19 initiatives on data exchange
  • Balancing public good and individual freedom in disaster data
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Infectious Disease (including (meta)data collection, description, analysis, modelling, etc.)
  • Applying lessons from COVID-19 to other hazards
FAIR specifications
  • Semantic interoperability
  • FAIR vocabularies, FAIR metadata
  • Certification of FAIR services (repositories, process)
  • Legal challenges to tackle
  • Systems analysis
  • Core tools for cross-domain interoperability
  • FAIR data objects applications
FAIR society
  • FAIR for SDGs (including contributing to SDG data, scientific analysis of SDGs)
  • Traditional knowledge, indigenous data and CARE
  • Use cases of FAIR in business and industry
  • Ethical dimensions of data, FAIR and open
  • Smart, resilient and healthy cities
  • Citizen science and the SDGs
  • Policy monitoring: transportation, health, planning, and measuring economic impacts
Data stewardship: training and career opportunities
  • Role of data stewardship centres in research institutions
  • Data stewardship competences, skills and training
  • Data stewardship career profiles and development
  • Distributed learning on Federated Data train

Visit our dedicated symposium website for more information on the sessions, poster and lightning talks and to submit your proposals!

The Symposium will be an innovative mixed virtual and in person event. As travel restrictions are likely to still be in place, the symposium offers virtual participation options for those of the international data community who will not be able to participate in person.