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Dear Colleagues
 
I am pleased to say that registration for the First International
Conference on e-Social Science is now open.
 
First International Conference on e-Social Science
Manchester Conference Centre 
22nd - 24th June 2005
 
Conference themes include the following:
Case studies of e-social science in practice;        
Studies of (e-)research and (e-)social science research practices;  
The benefits and challenges of large scale collaborative research;  
Enhancing existing social science research methods through e-social
science;
Innovation in research methods through e-social science ;
Socio-technical issues in the development of e-social science research
methods ;
Ethical issues and challenges in the collection, integration, sharing
and analysis of sociological data ;
New sources and forms of sociological data ;
Standards for metadata, ontologies, annotation, curation, etc ;
Middleware for data collection, sharing and integration ;
Tools for data mining, visualisation, analysis, modelling and
collaborative research ;
Understanding requirements for research tools and middleware.
 
KEY NOTES
Christine Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in Information
Studies, UCLA
Gary M. Olson, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, University of
Michigan
Tony Hey CBE, Professor and Director e-Science Core Programme, EPSRC
 
WORKSHOPS
There are six to choose from on the first day -
Social Aspects of Scientific Collaboration
From Metadata Standards to the Data GRID for Comparative Social Research
Future Cities and Regions
Portals and VREs for Social Research
The role of the social sciences in making e-Science usable 
Access Grid
 
There will also be 32 full papers presented, 3 panel sessions featuring
national and international experts, a poster display and a sponsors
exhibition.
 
There are a variety of registration options available including reduced
rates for students.  In addition there is also a FREE Agenda Setting
Workshop on Collaboration, Co-Laboratories and e-Research on the 20th of
June http://www.ncess.ac.uk/events/agenda/
 
For more details please see our website http://www.ncess.ac.uk/
 
I hope to see you in Manchester this summer.
 
Best wishes
Gillian Sinclair
 
 
Dr Gillian Sinclair
Programme Manager
ESRC National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS)
University of Manchester
Dover Street Building
Dover Street
Manchester
UK
M13 9PL
 
Tel: 0161 275 1380
Email: [log in to unmask]
Website: http://www.ncess.ac.uk
News mailing list: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/E-SOCIAL-SCIENCE-NEWS
 
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