Dealing with Data 2015 – Programme

Date:                     Monday 31 August 2015, 9:30 – 16:30
Location:             Informatics Forum and Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh

Bookings for the Dealing with Data conference are now open.  Bookings can be made via: https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=15936

Draft Programme

09:30 Refreshments
10:00 Welcome
10:05 Opening keynote (TBC)


10:45 Session 1 – Informatics Forum
10:45 – 11:05: University data, open data and the Smart Data Hack, Ewan Klein, Informatics.
11:05 – 11:25: Edinburgh Data Science Introduction. Mark Parsons, EPCC.
11:25 – 11:45: Channel shift – using data analysis to improve service delivery at the City of Edinburgh Council. Michael Wasilewski, Informatics.


11:45 Break


12:00 – 13:00 Session 2 – Informatics Forum
12:00 – 12:20: What are the challenges of collecting and analysing data in primary care? Lessons learned from a feasibility study in six general practices in Lothian, Scotland. Natalia Calanzani, Debbie Cavers, Gaby Vojt, David Weller, Christine Campbell, Poplation Health Sciences and Informatics.
12:20 – 12:40: Facilitating the reuse of brain imaging and clinical data from completed studies across the life course: the Brain Images of Normal Subjects (BRAINS) Imagebank. Samuel Danso, Dominic E. Job, David Alexander Dickie, David Rodriguez, Andrew Robson, Cyril Pernet, Susan D. Shenkin, Joanna M. Wardlaw, Brain Sciences.
12:40 – 13:00: Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics and R: Adding value to a public data resource with the ‘tidy data’ paradigm. Jon Minton, AQMeN.


12:00 – 13:00 Session 2 – Appleton Tower
12:00 – 12:20: Data ecosystems and wicked problems; supporting “students as researchers” in complex data environments. Arno Verhoeven, ECA; James Stewart, SPS; Ewan Klein, Informatics.
12:20 – 12:40: Factors shaping learners’ interactions in networked learning context. Srećko Joksimović, Dragan Gašević, Education
12:40 – 13:00: Automated Content Analysis of Discussion Transcripts. Vitomir Kovanovic, Dragan Gašević, Informatics and Education.


13:00 Lunch


13:45 – 14:45 Session 4 – Informatics Forum
13:45 – 14:05: Trans-national access to commercial ‘big data’ inside China capturing the demographics and consumption of millions of consumers across a wide range of physical and digital market channels, Ashley Llyod (Title to be confirmed).
14:05 – 14:25: Gone Fishing: The Creation of the Comparative Agendas Project Master Codebook, Shaun Bevan, SSPS.
14:25 – 14:45: Electronic lab notebooks and research data management at Edinburgh Experience to date and challenges and opportunities going forward. Rory Macneil, RSpace.


13:45 – 14:45Session 5 – Appleton Tower
13:45 – 14:05: Tweeting Jonson’s “Foot Voyage”: deeply mapped data, Anna Groundwater, HCA.
14:05 – 14:25: University of Edinburgh Reid Concerts Database Project, Fiona Donaldson, Music.
14:25 – 14:45: Title to be confirmed, Professor Viviene Cree and Dr Steve Kirkwood, The University of Edinburgh, with Dr Daniel Winterstein, Sodash.


14:45 Break


15:00 – 16:00 Session 6 – Informatics Forum
15:00 – 15:20: The VELaSSCo framework: a software platform for end user analytics and visualization of large simulation datasets, G. Filippone, A. Janda, K.J. Hanley, S. Papanicolopulos and J.Y. Ooi, IIE, Engineering.
15:20 – 15:40: From raw data to new fundamental particles: The data management lifecycle at the Large Hadron Collider, Andrew Washbrook, Physics.
15:40 – 16:00: Tipping the balance – introducing data management on a centre-wide level, Tomasz Zieliński, Andrew Millar, Biology.


16:00 Closing talk: Kevin Ashley, Director, Digital Curation Centre
16:30 End

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