"Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet" The 23rd International CODATA Conference

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The 23rd International CODATA Conference

"Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet"

October 28-31, 2012, Taipei


Submission Deadline: June 15, 2012



Never before have scientific data and information played such a major role in addressing the problems and challenges facing our planet. The calls for freely available, publicly accessible data are gaining a stronger voice. Nurturing an open environment for data and information is crucial for disseminating research results to a wide audience and allowing thorough, collaborative analysis.

The theme of the 23rd International CODATA Conference is "Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet". The conference will bring together stakeholders from industry, research and academia who will highlight, debate and address open data and information issues over a three day period. It will provide an international forum where these stakeholders, in collaboration with the ICSU and CODATA international networks and other networks, can create a dialogue on legal, economic, and technological challenges; evaluate societal impacts; and put forward possible solutions that can in turn benefit the planet.

The CODATA International Conference is held once every two years, and is organized by CODATA (The Committee on Data for Science and Technology) under the auspices of ICSU (International Council for Science). The past three CODATA International Conferences were held in Beijing (2006), Kiev (2008), and Cape Town (2010). The 2012 CODATA International conference will be held in Taipei on October 28-31.


The conference is devoted to quality, reliability, management and accessibility of data for science and technology. Abstracts and Session Proposals are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:


Submission deadline: June 15, 2012 (extended from May 25).

Submissions can be made in two categories: Abstract and Session Proposal. They should be submitted electronically via the submission web page at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=codata2012 . Please visit the web site http://www.codata2012.com for details about abstract and session proposal submissions, and for more information about the conference.