Topic: science & letters

PV 2013 Conference

For its seventh edition, the PV 2013 conference will be hosted at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati (a lovely town very close to Rome) to continue addressing prospects in the domain of scientific and technical data preservation together with value adding to these data. Continue reading


Announcing a research opportunity: new EU project ITN-DCH

The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 Early Stage Researchers and 4 Experienced Researchers – 500 person months) in the area of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create for them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will significantly contribute to their career prospects. Continue reading


NEWCIMED activities in Amman and Tafila emphasize sustainability of ‘new cities’

Its full activities for NEWCIMED (New Cities of the Mediterranean Basin) project last week in Jordan. Sustainable activities were being held by the NEWCIMED’s Jordan team in the Department of Antiquities (DoA). They were holding workshops, photo competition and exhibition between Amman and Tafila. Continue reading


RICHES was kicked-off in Brussels

On 9-10 December, at the EBN (European Business & Innovation Centre Network) in Brussels, 10 partners from 6 EU countries and Turkey kicked-off RICHES, a new EC funded research project in the field of Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. RICHES investigates the change digital technologies are bringing to our society. Continue reading


3rd RDA Plenary Meeting, supporting Early Career European Researchers & Scientists

The RDA 3rd Plenary concentrates on the theme ‘The Data Sharing Community: Playing YOUR part’ and is about exploiting RDA’s work to date to its full potential. The program will comprise of a mixture of keynotes, panels, networking, Working and Interest Groups as well as BoF sessions in topics ranging from agriculture to particle physics, from humanities to bioinformatics. Continue reading


International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2014

“Bringing the data scientist to global e-Infrastructures” is the theme for ISGC 2014. ISGC cordially invites and encourages anyone who is interested in grids and clouds to participate in this grand event! Continue reading


DiXiT project launched

DiXiT offers a coordinated training and research programme for 12 early stage researchers and 5 experienced researchers in the multi-disciplinary skills, technologies, theories, and methods of digital scholarly editing. The consortium is composed by important universities as full partners, coordinated by University of Cologne, plus associated partners that provide valuable scientists in charge. Continue reading


EUPORIAS, weather/climate forecasts use new technologies

EUPORIAS, a project funded by the European Commission under the 7th framework programme, intends to improve the ability to maximise the societal benefit of the new technologies for predicting future environmental conditions. The project, led by MET Office (UK), includes support for the emergence of a new industry of “climate services” based on climate forecast data. For this reason, a creative company is one of the partners in the consortium, near to big institutions, universities and leading scientists. Continue reading


Internet Festival 2013 Edition

For the Internet Festival, closed on 13th October, Incubator was the keyword for 2013. The organizers have already published the first official data of the event: 60 countries directly or virtually represented; more than 23.000 devices connected (smartphones, pc, tablets); … Continue reading


Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures for Scientific Data in Europe

The goal of this study, prepared for the European Commission, is to evaluate the feasibility of delivering an integrated Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure to help the emergence of a robust platform for access to and preservation of scientific information within a Scientific Data Infrastructure. Continue reading