NSF Graduate Data Science Workshop & Community Building, 2015

June 17, 2015

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

NSF Graduate Data Science Workshop & Community Building, 2015

Seattle, August 5-7th
http://depts.washington.edu/dswkshp/

Overview: The NSF-sponsored Graduate Data Science Workshop will bring together 100 graduate students from diverse domain sciences and engineering with Data Scientists from industry and academia to discuss and collaborate on Big Data / Data Science challenges.

Participation: To participate in the workshop, submit a white paper in PDF format that describes a Big Data / Data Science challenge faced by your scientific or engineering discipline or an idea for a new tool or method addressing Big Data / Data Science problem. White papers will be reviewed using NSF scoring criteria and attendees will be selected based on the strength of their position papers. If you are selected for attendance, you must bring a poster to present on one of either of the two poster presentation sessions. The authors of the very highest scoring white papers will be invited to give lightning talks of a few slides during the plenary session to describe their challenges or methods. The white paper submission deadline is June 22nd, 2015. Invitees will be notified on July 1st, 2015.

Program: In addition to keynote presentations from high profile speakers, the participants will present posters covering their own research and work collaboratively to begin to solve some of the Grand Challenge problems facing Data Enabled Science & Engineering disciplines.

Community building: After the workshop, the output from the collaborative teams will be published in an open access environment. Through the shared work at the workshop and beyond, the participants will form lasting, collaborative relationships with their peers and the senior academia partners and industry participants including those from companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

Travel awards: If you are invited to participate, travel support of up to $1,000 will be available which can be used to cover the registration and lodging fees in addition to airfare. Most meals are included. Workshop registration is $200. Lodging is $123 (two beds), $195 (single) for two nights.

Organizers:

General Chair
David A. C. Beck, PhD, (University of Washington, Chemical Engineering)

Local Arrangements Chair
Jennifer Worrell

Steering Committee
Ginger Armbrust, PhD, (University of Washington, Oceanography)
Magdalena Balazinska, PhD, (University of Washington, Computer Science & Engineering)
Andrew Connolly, PhD (University of Washington, Astronomy)