The International Training workshop on Big Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries (Data_SSDC)

    March 17-19, 2017
    Hyderabad, India

    Organizers:

    • Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries (PASTD)
    • Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

    Partners:

    • International Geographical Union (IGU)
    • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR/CAS)

     

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    Workshop Guide

    The Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries (PASTD) was approved by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) to be established in 2002, it has provided a much-needed focus on the data preservation and archiving practices of developing countries. The objectives of Task group are: (1) Promote a deeper understanding of the needs of developing countries with regard to long-term preservation, archiving, and permanent access to scientific and technical (S&T) data. (2) Advance the development and adoption of improved S&T data archiving procedures, technologies, standards, and policies, with special attention to these efforts in developing countries. (3) Provide an interdisciplinary forum and mechanisms for exchanging information about S&T data archiving requirements and activities, with particular focus on the concerns and needs of developing countries. Publish and disseminate broadly the results of these efforts; The Task Group, through its sub-groups, including Show Cases and Best Practices System Sub-group (SCBS),Policy and Capacity Building Sub-group (PCBS) and members, will continue to work on crucial issues of archiving and preservation of digital resources.


    Over the past decade, the PASTD has focused on promoting and enhancing the worldwide cooperation in ICTs and research data and in developing open knowledge environments for international science and sustainability in developing countries. Several international workshops and training sessions toward these goals in many areas of the developing world had been held, including in Brazil, South Africa, China, Mongolia, Cuba and Kenya, including many regional country participants. PASTD is organized under the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), both located in Paris, France.


    In order to promote capacity building for preservation of and open access to research data in developing countries, a training session of the International Workshop on Big Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries will be held along with other programmers of IGU conference from 17-19 March 2017 in Hyderabad, India.


    The training course aims to cultivate big open data publication and sharing idea and policy, and analysis and application abilities of young data scientist. The objective of training course is to introduce the idea, policy and specification of open data publication, and to develop data management, sharing and interoperability, as well as data reuse and analysis capabilities of trainees with support of shared data and information, cases knowledge and practical operation.

    1.Workshop information

    • Date: 17th-19th March 2017
    • Venue: Dr. MCR-HRD Institute, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

    2.Workshop co-chairs and trainers

    Co-chairs:
            Professor Yunqiang ZHU
           Director of Department of Geo-data Science and Sharing, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources        Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
           Co-chair of Capacity Building Sub-Group of CODATA PASTD
           E-mail: zhuyq@igsnrr.ac.cn

           Dr. B. Srinagesh
           Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad
           E-mail: geosri74@gmail.com

    Trainers: 
           Professor Xiang ZHOU
           Director of Major Special Project Office Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences
           Co-chair of CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing  Countries (CODATA PASTD)
           E-mail:zhouxiang@radi.ac.cn

           Professor R.B. Singh
           Vice President: International Geographical Union (IGU)
           Springer Series Editor: Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
           Coordinator-UGC SAP DRS III: Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics,
           University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007, INDIA
           E-mail: rbsgeo@hotmail.com

           Professor Chuang Liu
           Editor-in-Chief, Global Change Data Publishing and Repository
           Chair of Data Publishing sub-group, CODATA-PASTD
           Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

           Dr. Jia Song
           Assistant professor, Department of Geo-data Science and Sharing, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    3.Academic information

    3.1Training description

    The training workshop will focus on knowledge spread and experience exchanging on three certain domains in 2-day courses. Training course mainly consists of a series of lectures and practical exercises cover following themes:

    • Big Data and Discovery
    • Open Data for Reaching SDGs
    • Data Publication & Sharing
    • Data Reuse and Analysis

    The Training courses will not only introduce how to discover the open big data around the world, the key points involved in the idea, policy and specification of data publication and sharing; also include introduction of the methodology of data interoperability, reuse and analysis, show cases of data discovery and publication, discussion and practical exercises on data applications.

    3.2Trainee Recruitment

    Training courses will recruit 30 trainees, 10 of them are selected from workshop participants; the other 20 trainees will be students from Osmania University.

    3.3Program

    Friday, 17 March 2017
    Registration

    9:30-12:00

    Trainee On-site Registration

    Ms. Xiaoxuan Wang

    Opening Ceremony

    14:00-14:20

    Opening Remarks

    Prof. Xiang Zhou,
    Co-Chair of CODATA-PASTD
    Professor R.B. Singh,
    Vice President of International Geographical Union (IGU)

    14:20-14:45

    Training Workshop
    Introduction

    Prof. Yunqiang Zhu

    14:45-15:00

    Group Photo

    Open Big Data Discovery

    15:00-16:20

    Application of earth observation data from open source 

    Prof. Xiang Zhou

    16:20-16:40

    Tea break

    16:40-18:00

    Hands-on Training1- Cases of application of earth observation data from open source

    Prof. Xiang Zhou

    Saturday, 18 March 2017
    Data Publication & Sharing

    9:00-10:00

    Global change research data publication-idea, policy and methodology

    Prof. Xiang Zhou

    10:00-11:00

    Global change research data publication-specification and software system

    Prof. Yunqiang Zhu

    11:00-11:20

    Tea Break

    11:20-13:00

    Hands-on Training 2- Cases of global change research data publication

    Prof. Yunqiang Zhu
    Xiaoxuan Wang

     

    lunch

    Data Publication & Sharing

    14:00-15:20

    Research data interoperability and sharing

    Dr. Jia Song

    15:20-15:40

    Tea Break

    15:40-18:00

    Hands-on Training 3- Cases of data interoperability and sharing

    Dr. Jia Song

    Sunday, 19 March 2017
    Data  Reuse & Analysis

    9:00-10:00

    Geospatial data infrastructure in India

    Prof. R.B. Singh

    10:00-11:00

    Hands-on Training

    Dr. B. Srinagesh

    Prof Kalpana Markandey

    11:00-11:20

    Tea Break

    11:20-12:30

    Discussion

    Dr. B. Srinagesh

    12:30-13:00

    Certification and Closing Remarks

    Prof. Xiang Zhou

    Contact Information: Dr. B. Srinagesh, geosri74@gmail.com
                                   Prof. Yunqiang Zhu, zhuyq@igsnrr.ac.cn