Practitioners, researchers, and educators from diverse disciplines are invited to participate in eResearch Australasia 2012, to be held 28October to 1 November at the SMC Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney, Australia.
Call for presentations, BoFs and workshops are open.
eResearch focuses on technological platforms and methods that enhance researchers’ ability to generate, collect, share, process, analyse, store and retrieve information. All sessions, workshops, BoFs, posters, and meetings should support the conference aims. eResearch Australasia aims to provide:
Topics of interest include the following. As always, the conference welcomes exemplars and case studies in any field of research.
Processing and analysing data:
Managing, publishing, and finding data:
The connected researcher:
Tools for collecting, generating, and moving data:
You can participate by submitting an abstract for a presentation, point/counterpoint debate, birds of a feather session (BoF), poster, or workshop. Instructions for each category are below. Please note that in order to participate you must register for the conference by Friday 28 September as a regular or student delegate. Registration will open in August.
Standard presentations are short conversation starters of 20 minutes, providing enough information to encourage the audience to engage and seek further information.
BoFs (birds of a feather sessions) are 60 minute sessions that bring together individuals interested in a given topic for guided discussion and networking. They provide a more open forum for exploring issues and questions. These are not formal presentations.
Do you have a contentious issue to discuss and a worthy opponent? Who owns your data? Does technology always improve research? Is data sharing a waste of time? In the point/counterpoint format you’ll be given 45 minutes for open debate. A good way to structure these sessions is to have each speaker present their case for 10-12 minutes and then let the audience have their say.
Posters enable individuals or groups to display information about innovative projects or activities in an informal, interactive environment. They can include live demonstrations. Posters will remain in the display area throughout the conference. A poster session will be held on the evening of Monday 29 October to allow poster presenters to stand near their posters and talk with delegates, exact time will be made available at the programme. Poster abstracts may be submitted up until 8 October; however early submission is appreciated. Poster presenters will be notified on a rolling basis. Poster guidelines are available to help your prepare your poster.
Workshops may be half-day or full-day and will take place on Thursday 1 November. Workshops enable a more detailed or hands-on exploration of a topic.
If you are submitting a workshop, please note the conference charges delegates a registration fee per workshop that is not included in the conference registration fee. This is necessary in order to cover catering, venue, and organisation costs for the workshops. Please see the registration page link for the fee schedule. If you would prefer your delegates to pay a reduced cost to attend your workshop you are very welcome to subsidise their attendance; this can be arranged with the conference organisers.
Selections for all submissions will be based on the following criteria:
Please follow these steps to make a submission to the conference.
All submission types except posters are due by 8 June 2012. Posters may be submitted until 8 October 2012.
To participate, you will also need to register for the conference no later than 28 September 2012.