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The Conference runs from Monday 10th September to Wednesday 12th September, with the conference banquet on Monday 10th and reception on Tuesday 11th.

The papers are available here and the showcases and posters are also listed below in a single page for convenience (the Wednesday showcase section will shortly be updated with links to the papers):

Innovation Showcase Programme - Monday afternoon 15:00-15:30 and 16:00-17:00 (JCR)

Chair: Martin Wynne

paper Pablo Mateos Migration and citizenship in social media; A 'netnography' of access to Spanish citizenship
paper Abel Maciel A dyadic research method in collaborative design observation: extending video-reflection with control experiments
paper Luis Hernan, Martyn Dade-Robertson and Tom Schofield Material Macroscope: Merging digital and physical research spaces through interaction with research objects
paper Martyn Dade-Robertson and Tom Schofield Macroscope and WikiVis: Two examples of data visualization inspired by material research practices
paper Leif Isaksen, Elton Barker and Rainer Simon Pelagios: A Sea-change in Linked Ancient Data
paper Simon Hickinbotham, James Austin and John MacAvoy Cross-browser visualisation of data from cross-platform software services

Future Glimpses - Tuesday afternoon 15:30-16:30 (Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre)

Chair: David De Roure

paper Mark Weal, Charlie Hargood, Danius Michaelides, Leanne Morrison and Lucy Yardley Making Online Behavioural Interventions Mobile
Helen Jeffrey Re-imagining the literary essay for the digital age
paper Jon Blower and Min Chen Towards next-generation visualization infrastructures in environmental science
Kenji Takeda Digital Research - Future now - Kenji Takeda

Innovation Showcase - Wednesday morning (parallel sessions) 09:00-10:30

Showcase organiser: David Wallom

Cloud - Wednesday morning 09:00-10:30 (Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre)

Session chair: David De Roure

paper Steve Brewer, Matteo Turilli, Gergely Sipos and Steven Newhouse A European Federated Cloud: Innovative distributed computing solutions by EGI
paper Bojian Liang, Simon Hickinbotham, John Mcavoy and Jim Austin Condition Monitoring under the Cloud
paper John Allen CloudQTL: Evolving a Bioinformatics Application to the Cloud
paper Michael Griffiths, Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro and John Rodenberg A Framework for Providing Research Applications as a Service Using the IOME Toolkit

Data - Wednesday morning 09:00-10:30 (JCR)

Session chair: Susana Avila Garcia

paper David Wallom, Anne Trefethen, David De Roure, David Newman, Douglas Saddy, Garry Smith, Jeremy Frey, Maria Susana Avila Garcia, Nigel Emptage, Philip Newland, Rahim Lakhoo and Vincent O'Connor NeuroHub: A Research Information Environment for Neuroscientists
paper Caroline Gardiner, Stephen Gray, Simon Price, David Boyd, Virginia Knight, Damian Steer and Bob Cregan Towards sustainable, enterprise-scale Research Data Storage and Management
paper Damian Steer, David Boyd, Bob Cregan, Stephen Gray, Simon Price, Virginia Knight and Caroline Gardiner data.bris Research Data Repository Framework
paper Victoria Hodge, Aaron Turner, Martyn Fletcher, Mark Jessop, Michael Weeks, Tom Jackson and James Austin Enhancing YouShare: the online collaboration research environment for sharing data and services

HPC - Wednesday morning 09:00-10:30 (Room C)

Chair: Kenji Takeda

paper Hugo Hiden, Simon Woodman and Michael Catt Improving the scalability of movement monitoring workflows: An architecture for the integration of the Hadoop File System into e-Science Central
paper David Gubb, Violeta Holmes and Ibad Kureshi Implementing a Condor pool using a Green-IT policy
paper Juan Bicarregui and Brian Matthews Towards an open data infrastructure for photon and neutron facilities
paper David Wallom, Stef Salvini and Piotr Lopatka A computational platform for advanced energy Distribution Network Operations

Panels and Positions

paper Neil Chue Hong Doing Science Properly in the Digital Age
paper Juan Bicarregui A review of recent policy developments on access to research data considering their potential impact on the future research environment


The Poster Session is on Monday at 6pm, and posters will also be available at coffee breaks from Monday afternoon through to Wednesday morningc

paper Lisa Sugiura, Catherine Pope, Mark Weal and Craig Webber Observing Deviancy Online
paper Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Eamonn Maguire, Philippe Rocca-Serra and Susanna-Assunta Sansone The open source ISA software suite and its international user community. From the curation of bioscience experiments at the source, to the linked data universe
paper Carolina Ramirez-Figueroa and Martyn Dade-Robertson Recombinatorial personal spaces of knowledge
paper Ralph Schroeder and Eric Meyer Digital Research and Big Data: Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?
paper Paola Di Maio Automating Online Auditing of Open Access Resources With a Web Service
paper Paola Di Maio Open Access UK: Challenges, Reality Check and Recommendations
paper Sandy Buchanan The Cartogrammar Project
paper Danius Michaelides, Chris Charlton, Alex Frazer, William Browne and Luc Moreau Documents in the Stat-JR system
paper Mariam Kiran, Afnan Ullah Khan and Ming Jiang
paper Philip Heslop and Stephen Mcgough Ascertaining Data Usage Using Deductive and Inductive Thematic Analysis
paper Hee Sun Choi-Comer Public spaces in the advanced hi-technology infrastructure of the U-City: lessons from Seoul
paper Peter Burnap, Omer Rana, Nick Avis, Jeffrey Morgan, Matthew Williams, William Housley, Adam Edwards and Javier Conejero COSMOS: Cardiff Online Social Media Observatory
paper Jim Hensman, Maurice Hendrix, Ajdin Brandic and Ian Upton Collective Intelligence and Immersive Visualisation - New Techniques to Facilitate Collaborative Research
paper Danny Weston Automating the detection of "churnalism"
paper Danny Weston Reviving Coherentism for the digital age
paper Rhys Newman and Jeff Tseng theSkyNet - a "facebook" grade Citizen Science Supercomputer for Astrophysics
paper Rob Baxter, Neil Chue Hong, Dirk Gorissen, James Hetherington and Ilian Todorov The Research Software Engineer
paper Jack Townsend, Jason Noble, Gail Taylor and Nigel Shadbolt Digital Research for Sustainability: Conveying Global Change via the Web


Launch of Software Sustainability Institute's Fellows' programme (Monday)

Funding for travel and more! The launch of the the Software Sustainability Institute's Fellowship programme will take place on Monday 10th September. The Fellowship programme will provide UK-based researchers with up to £3000 for travel - and more - in exchange for their expertise and advice. The launch event will kick off with talks from the programme leaders to introduce the Fellows programme, its benefits and the selection process. There will also be the opportunity to hear from past Fellows, who will talk about their experiences.

The Fellowship funding will support activities that are beneficial to both the Fellows and the Institute: funding travel to conferences, setting up and running workshops, organising software sustainability BoFs at domain conferences, or hosting a Software Carpentry bootcamp.

Recruitment will take place during August and September, with the deadline for applications in mid-September. To find out more about the programme, visit the Fellows page ( on the Software Sustainability Institute's website.


Workshops include Open Science and Responsible Digital Research on Monday 10th, Smart Space as a Utility on Tuesday 11th, and then Cybersecurity and Digital Research using Web Archives on Wednesday 11th.

Smart Space as a Utility Workshop

This workshop theme will be the future for smart environments as utilities designed to provide what those users need. This workshop is held in conjunction with the Digital Economy programme.


Responsible Digital Research

The purpose of the workshop will be to help participants come to a better understanding of ethical issues related to digital research, to find solutions to them and to use ICT tools to address them. It will involve working through methodologies and technical requirements that will help members of the community to successfully identify and address ethical issues they are likely to encounter or have previously encountered.

The activities will be informed by ongoing research from the FRRIICT (Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT) which has given an indication of the ethical issues that arise from research in and using ICT. Participants will be invited to propose ethical issues from their experience to structure the discussion.


Open Science Workshop

"Open science is the idea that scientific knowledge of all kinds should be openly shared as early as is practical in the discovery process." Michael Nielsen

Data forms the bedrock of science and digitisation plus the move towards open science practises has made more data openly available online for discovery and reuse than ever before. This workshop will explore practical data skills for scientists from how to make use of current data wrangling tools to the most useful ways to publish your own data. Expect to get hands on and engage in discussion surrounding the future of e-Science in a world of open data. We are grateful to colleagues in the Open Knowledge Foundation for assistance with this event.


Watch Keynote Videos

The main keynotes from the conference are all now available to view online.

Noshir Contractor:
Can big data motivate new theories and methods?

Nigel Shadbolt:
Open Data - Promise and Perils

Stevan Harnad:
How & why the RCUK Open Access Policy needs to be revised

Peter Murray-Rust:
Data in the Long Tail of Science

Neil Chou Hong:
Doing Science Properly in the Digital Age

Jim Hendler:
Broad Data (audio only)

To see more videos from the conference you can visit our YouTube channel.