[IRTalk] AOSP at IDW2018 in Gaborone, Botswana, participating from 2-9 Nov. 2018

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Thu Nov 1 21:37:53 SAST 2018

Dear all

International Data Week (IDW2018)<http://internationaldataweek.org/> is upon us, and we are looking forward meeting many of you from 5 to 8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana! More than 600 participants have registered, from countries all over the world! For those who cannot join us, please follow the conference on Twitter:
@IntDataWeek<https://twitter.com/IntDataWeek> #IDW2018<https://twitter.com/hashtag/IDW2018?src=hash> @resdatall<https://twitter.com/resdatall> #RDAplenary<https://twitter.com/hashtag/RDAplenary?src=hash> @scidatacon<https://twitter.com/SciDataCon> @aosp_africa
AOSP will be hosting a session on capacity building, and in addition to many meetings with stakeholders, will also participate in various other sessions:
Pre-conference Workshop: Role of Librarians in transforming the world through Open Data and Open Science
Date: Friday 2 Nov. 2018
Time: 08:00-15:30
Venue: University of Botswana Library

Meeting of the AOSP Technical Advisory Board
Date: 3-4 Nov. 2018
Closed meeting
IG Open Questionnaire for Research Data Sharing Survey: The issues, Emerging Survey Findings, User Interests and Future Directions<https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-open-questionnaire-research-data-sharing-survey-rda-12th-plenary-meeting>
Date: Tuesday 6 Nov. 2018
Time: 11:30-13:00
Venue: GICC Tsodilo B3
The international dimension of a sustainable and FAIR-enabled European Open Science Cloud
Date: Tuesday 6 Nov. 2018
Time: 11:30-13:00
Venue: GICC Tsodilo A

Skills-development in an increasingly data-driven science environment: an African perspective
Date: Tuesday 6 Nov. 2018
Time: 14:00-17:30
Venue: Tsodilo C
View the speakers<https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/124/>
WDS Data Repositories Day
Date: Friday 9 Nov. 2018
Time: 08:30-17:30
Venue: University of Botswana, Faculty of Health Sciences Auditorium
In addition to the above, AOSP is one of the five conference partners (along with CODATA, RDA, UB and WDS), and served on the programme/organising committee for IDW2018. A huge number of speakers have benefitted from AOSP funding to make attendance at IDW2018 possible.
IDW2018 will not only highlight the work done in terms of open science and open data in Africa and globally - it will also create great opportunities for networking and collaboration, working together in taking African science into the future along with science from other continents.
Other events on the AOSP calendar for the remainder of 2018 include:

-       Science Granting Councils Initiative Meeting<https://sgciafrica.org/en-za>, 8 Nov. 2018, Ivory Coast

-       ASIS-T 81st Annual Meeting<https://www.asist.org/am18/>, 10-14 Nov. 2018, Canada

-       14th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA), 11-14 Nov. 2018, Benin

-       Big Data Analytics, Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice<https://www.bibalex.org/bigdataanalytics/>, 12-14 Nov. 2018, Egypt

-       LIBSENSE Repository Workshop<https://events.ubuntunet.net/event/19/>, 19-20 Nov. 2018, Tanzania

-       CHPC Conference<https://events.chpc.ac.za/event/33/>, 2-6 Dec. 2018, South Africa

-       Science Forum South Africa<https://www.sfsa.co.za/>, 12-14 Dec. 2018

-       ASREN eAge18<http://asrenorg.net/eage18/?q=content/e-age-2017-1>, 2-3 Dec. 2018, Jordan
Wishing you all the best for the remainder of the year, and am looking forward reporting back on the above.
Kind regards
Ina (on behalf of the AOSP Project Team)
Ina Smith
Project Manager: African Open Science Platform<http://africanopenscience.org.za/>
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
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