Keynote Title: Data Intensive Science And Cloud Computing
Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi
Keynote Chair: Dr. Tony Shan
Presented on: 19-04-12
Abstract: Researchers in multiple disciplines have harnessed the Web to establish new research methods. The Web is the most usable, scalable and programmable research infrastructure we've ever had, and delivers the e-Science vision of an infrastructure for "distributed global collaboration". It also brings more people together than ever before, and the scale of digital participation has led to the new methods of citizen science. As people increasingly live their lives digitally the Web also becomes a new means of studying behaviour: we are seeing the rise of Web Observatories, and the emerging discipline of Web Science shows us that the sociotechnical Web is a subject of study in its own right, giving rise to new theories of "social machines". These new research practices have also led to evolution in research communication, with new digital artefacts and new mechanisms of scholarly discourse. With this new scale, democratisation and automation of research come important challenges, from "big data" to ethics. This talk will describe the many aspects of new digital scholarship being conducted by researchers on, in and about the Web.
Presented at the following Conference: CLOSER, International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
Conference Website: closer.scitevents.org/