[STSP] Notice on WPGM session

Phil Wilkinson phil at ips.gov.au
Mon Apr 14 13:06:25 EST 2008

Informatics Union Session at the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting =

From: Brian Fraser <brian.fraser at newcastle.edu.au>

The Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (WPGM08) will be held at the
Cairns Convention Centre in sunny tropical north Queensland, Australia 
over 29 July to 1 August, 2008. Here is your opportunity to 
experience the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests while
contributing to an important session covering current international
geophysical years'.

Important Dates:
16 April 2008: Deadline for online abstract submissions.

Further information about this meeting can be found at:

U01: Earth and Space Science Informatics Developments for the 21st Century

Brian Fraser, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Peter Fox, High Altitude Observatory, NCAR, Boulder, USA.
Lesley Wyborn, Geocience Australia, Canberra, Australia.
Charles Barton, Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU, Canberra, =

Modern information and communication technology capabilities are 
growing to dominate the nature and scale of scientific research 
and the dissemination of products (data, information, knowledge) to 
decision-makers, educators, and the public. This session covers aspects
of informatics developments, i.e., the science, technology, and systems
that occupy the gap between cyber-infrastructures and the front line 
of research and outreach. Relevant topics include: virtual 
observatories, distributed information systems, web services, 
interoperability, data models and markup languages, computational 
science, high performance and grid computing, visualization and 
portrayal services, sensor networks, geographic information system 
science, data management, stewardship and preservation, emerging 
technologies, standards and best practices, and collaborative, 
cognitive and social aspects of informatics, including study of the 
social impact of information technologies. The session is a 
contribution to the Electronic Geophysical Year, 2007-2008 
and will also cover the eGY theme areas of ready and open access 
to data and metadata, data discovery, data preservation, data release, 
capacity building, education and outreach. 


Professor Brian Fraser
Director, Centre for Space Physics
Room 124 Physics Building
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Mailing Address:
Physics Building
The University of Newcastle
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308

Phone:  +61 2 4921 5445
Fax:       +61 2 4921 6907
Email:   brian.fraser at newcastle.edu.au

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