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NZ eResearch Symposium 2011: Early Bird Registration Closing and Full Programme Details

NZ eResearch Symposium 2011 Thursday 30 June – Friday 1 July University of Otago, Dunedin Early Bird Registration Closes Next Thursday 2 June Register before 11:59 pm Thursday 2 June and you’ll receive the discounted early bird registration rate of $295 for full registration or $100 for students’ full registration. Full registration includes entry to all conference sessions including workshops, the pre conference Welcome Function on Wednesday 29 June and the “Taste of Dunedin” Conference Dinner on Thursday 30 June. Full details about registration are available online at Register online Reasons Why You Should Attend • It is the premier eResearch event in NZ, providing over 8 hours of networking opportunities with your peers. • An opportunity to meet leaders of eResearch initiatives within NZ and internationally. • Professional development: the programme offers an exciting mix of international keynote speakers, hands-on workshops and posters. • Education: an opportunity to learn from others about emerging practice and to share experiences. • A chance to have your say! Here’s What Attendees Said About the 2010 Symposium “We get to find out what the challenges are facing the research community" "Broad range of topics, yet with common themes" "Hearing from scientists producing and using large datasets" "Meeting scientists and talking about data curation from their perspectives" Keynote Speakers We’re looking forward to the presentations from our international keynotes. • Professor David Abramson, Professor of Computer Science, Director - Monash eScience and Grid Engineering Lab, ARC Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Information Technology Monash University David’s presentation “e-Research: Are we there yet” will discuss how some of our own computer science research has enabled novel applications in microscopy, environmental science and cardiac science. He will also show how other off-the-shelf technologies, such as advanced video conferencing and collaboration tools, support effective global more • Professor Ian Foster is Director of the Computation Institute, a joint institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. • Ann Zimmerman, Research Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan's School of Information. Ann’s presentation “What's in it for me? The social science of making eResearch work” will present an analysis of what we know from research in social science and from the firsthand experiences of eResearchers about factors that affect people’s willingness to adopt new tools and practices that support the kind of work encompassed by the vision of e-research (e.g., data-intensive, collaborative, multi-disciplinary) more Programme We have an exciting line up of presentations, workshops and posters. Full details including presentation abstracts are available at Visit the NZ eResearch website for further details Forward to a Friend If you know of anyone that may be interested in the NZ eResearch Symposium, please feel free to forward this information. Organisers General Chair: Nick Jones, University of Auckland Programme Chair: Mik Black, University of Otago Host: Russell Butson, University of Otago If you would like more information on any aspect of the symposium, please contact the Conference Organiser: Conference organisers of NZ eResearch Symposium: Paardekooper and Associates phone: +64 4 562 8259 email: www: Supported by the Ministry of Science & Innovation eResearch programme and BeSTGRID's members.

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