4th National eScience Symposium - Science in a Digital World

Date 13 October 2016 escience
Location Amsterdam ArenA
url www.esciencecenter.nl/event/4th-national-escience-symposium
Price Early Bird tickets are available until 15 July

Are you dealing with digital technological challenges in your research? Could your research benefit from data science expertise? Our understanding of the Universe, dealing with the challenges of climate change and discovering new energy sources, analyzing population dynamics, or tracking athletes' performances are just a couple of areas where digital technology is being used to enhance scientific research. Digital technology cross-cuts all scientific domains.

The symposium features a plenary session with keynotes from:

  • Fernando Pérez (University of California),
  • Ronald Stolk (University of Groningen)
  • Sally Wyatt (eHumanities KNAW).

One of five special thematic sessions will focus on Social Data and is organized in partnership with Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Social Data

Social Scientists increasingly use data sources not designed for research (administrative/web/mobile devices). Linked together on the micro level and/or aggregated, they can be very useful to model life course and population dynamics. What are today’s possibilities and challenges in using these data? Social media can be another rich source for studies on social phenomena like the emergence and functioning of social networks. How do you go from such messy data to insightful social statistics?

Speakers in this session will be:

Speaker Affiliation Talk
Bart Sleutjes NIDI/KNAW/University of Groningen Residential segregation in The Netherlands: adopting a multiscalar approach using individualized neighbourhoods
Chris Snijders Eindhoven University of Technology Humans in an era of (big) data
Gijs Huitsing University of Groningen The use of an Online Monitor to track students’ social well-being: Insight from Social Network Analysis
CBS,Statistics Netherlands Extracting information from messy social media data
Anneke Sools University of Twente Mining for meaning in therapy change processes

 Other sessions

The other sessions will focus on Smart Energy, Sports & eHealth, Astronomy, and Data Science. View the program here: www.esciencecenter.nl/event/program/4th-national-escience-symposium/

Visit the National eScience Symposium to discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice. The National eScience Symposium is a day-long event where you will meet researchers (from academia and industry), students, data scientists, scientific administrators, CIOs and CTOs dealing with the challenges and potential of digital technologies; from the humanities to physics and beyond.

Symposium partners

SURFsara, Amsterdam Business School, Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS), ASTRON, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), and COMMIT2data.