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SKKU iSchool co-hosts International Data Week 2022

  • 20 Jun 2022
  • 23 Jun 2022
  • Seoul, South Korea

SKKU iSchool co-hosts International Data Week 2022

The International Data Week 2022 will take place in Seoul, South Korea from 20-23 June, 2022. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register at IDW2022.org with early bird registration rates available until 31 May 2022. The event is currently set to be hybrid with both in-person and web-based packages available for purchase. 

This landmark event will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and data stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven discovery and innovation. 

IDW will once again play host to both the Scientific Data Conference (SciDataCon), organised by World Data System and CODATA, and the Research Data Alliance’s Plenary 19. IDW and its co-hosts are incredibly excited to welcome those interested in all aspects of research data to this year’s conference.

Open Science and the FAIR Principles are important enablers of discovery and innovation, particularly in relation to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. In November 2021, UNESCO adopted a landmark recommendation on Open Science recognizing its importance to help address the major global challenges faced by our societies.  Access to trustworthy and FAIR data is a precondition to the science needed to enable reduction of the impact of diseases, mitigation of climate change, and an increased resilience to risks posed by natural and human-made disasters. 

It is in the above spirit that International Data Week 2022 is convened under the overarching theme of ‘Data to Improve Our World’. In addition to highlighting the need for data education and governance, demonstrating the importance of high-quality research data stewardship, data science, and data infrastructures, and exploring the ‘state of the art’ in all things data, IDW 2022 will also emphasize the following subthemes: 

  • Research Transparency and Reproducibility 
  • Data, Research, and Industry: The Interface between Data-intensive Research and Innovation 
  • Empowering and Enabling Society: Data (Science) Education and Data Literacy 
  • Transdisciplinary Research and Citizen Science 

The IDW 2022 organizers include the Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA), Research Data Alliance (RDA), and World Data System (WDS) and the local hosts Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), committed by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Seoul Metropolitan Government, National Library of Korea, and National Assembly Library, with the support of the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) iSchool, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine and the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources.

Two editions of IDW have taken place to date: 

  1. IDW 2016, 11–17 September 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA; attended by 840 data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe. 
  2. IDW 2018, 5–8 November 2018, Gaborone, Botswana; attended by more than 850 international data professionals and researchers. 

For more information about the event and for registration, visit idw2022.org.

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Video available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LDi0xTGc2Y  

For inquiry on WDS, contact Dylan Earley- daearley1@utk.edu 

For inquiry on RDA, contact secretariat@rda-foundation.org 

For inquiry on CODATA, contact info@codata.org 


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