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15 Oct 2009:Microsoft eScience Workshop - 15-17 October 2009

Facilitating Scientific Discovery through Data-Intensive Computing

Microsoft eScience Workshop, October 15-17 2009, The Gates Center for Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Visit theconference website for more details.

The goal of this 6th annual cross-disciplinary workshop is to bring together scientists from diverse research disciplines for the opportunity to share their research and experiences of how computing is transforming their work. The focus will be on discussion of the computing technologies which enable scalable solutions that address scientific grand challenges. Discussions will explore the eScience technologies required to support the Fourth Paradigm of data-intensive science, now becoming pervasive for many scientific disciplines.

The event will also be the occasion of the presentation of the second Jim Gray eScience award (won by OMII-UK's Professor Carole Goble in 2008). This is presented to a researcher who has made an especially significant contribution the field of data-intensive computing.

Primary support for the workshop is provided by the External Research group at Microsoft Research, headed by Corporate Vice President Tony Hey.

Call for Papers

We invite contributions from all areas of eScience and e-Research including:

  • Computational support for scientific research in life sciences, biomedical computing, environment, energy, and other scientific grand challenges
  • Knowledge discovery and merging datasets
  • Large-scale scientific data analysis, mining, and visualization
  • High-performance computing applied to solving problems in a variety of scientific disciplines
  • Dissemination of scientific literature/results and the discovery, curation, and sharing of data
  • Scientific sensors, data-gathering tools and technologies
  • Collaboration/workflow tools and technologies
  • Data-intensive science
  • Emerging multidisciplinary fields such as Digital Heritage and eEconomy
  • Research implications of computational thinking
  • How strategies for semantics and ontology formulation enable scientific discovery

The Program Committee

  • Peter Lee, Head of the Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kristin Tolle, Senior Research Program Manager for Biomedical Computing, External Research, Microsoft Research

Submission Information

View the submission website for more information

  • 3 pages maximum, 10pt. font or larger, double-spaced, in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. The extra page is buffer for tables, figures, and references (if needed).
  • The brief abstract will be used to assist in peer reviewer assignment.
  • Posters also require an accompanying position paper.
  • Indicate in the submission if your entry is a Paper, Poster or to be considered for both.
  • Be advised that for papers or posters to be included in the proceedings at least one author must attend to present them at the workshop. We cannot accept posters mailed or shipped to us in lieu of presenters.
  • Microsoft Research will pay for airfare and accommodation costs for one author of each accepted paper.
  • The deadline for position paper submission is July 31, 2009.
  • All applicants will be notified of the status of their papers in September 2009; those not selected for verbal presentation may be presented as posters.



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