From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Fwd: [DCHAS-L] [CHMINF-L] ACS 2016 San Diego CINF Data Summit
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:46:51 +0000
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CHAS members who are interested in hearing more about the future of chemical information and how it could impact both our world and the chemists' may be interested in trying to fit in some time for the program below into their schedule for San Diego.

- Ralph

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From: Erin Davis <erinbolstad**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [CHMINF-L] ACS 2016 San Diego CINF Data Summit
Date: December 21, 2015 at 1:47:33 PM EST

The ACS Division of Chemical Information (CINF) is delighted to announce our first ever Data Summit at the upcoming 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego!  The theme, "Computers in Chemistry", is fitting for this action-packed lineup consisting of FIVE FULL DAYS of symposia focusing on core chemical information mainstays, data standards, knowledge representation, national and international initiatives aimed at defining policy and infrastructure, and more.

The full agenda will be posted on the CINF website soon. One track of the CINF program will be dedicated to a =E2=80=982016 Data Summit', with its own special Wednesday night reception! The reception will be a gathering of all participants across the various sectors - don't miss this opportunity to meet and engage other professionals with a data focus.

The brief agenda:

Tomayto vs. Tomahto: Overcoming Incompatibilities in Scientific DataKicks off the data summit with a single session Sunday morning focusing on current challenges and developments in overcoming data incompatibilities. Related topics include incompatibility caused by hardware and software, the importance of industry standards for scientific data; curating scientific databases to remove incorrect data points and duplicates; open source vs. proprietary; collaboration within the scientific community in dealing with data compatibility etc.

Global Initiatives in Research Data Management & Discovery: Three sessions Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon exploring long-term preservation, discovery, sharing, and interoperability of research data.
  • Sunday afternoon: The Global Landscape
  • Monday morning: The Role of Community & Standards
  • Monday afternoon: Technical Infrastructures Enabling Cultural Shifts

Chemistry, Data, & the Semantic Web: An Important Triple to Advance ScienceSix sessions Tuesday through Thursday with over 40 speakers from across the academic, industrial, and government sectors. Knowledge representation of chemistry-related information is difficult and nuanced. Advancements and prospects for future improvements will be explored in the various sessions.
  • Tuesday morning: Chemical Classification
  • Tuesday afternoon: Chemical Information
  • Wednesday morning: Informatics Application
  • Wednesday afternoon: Knowledge Representation Evolution
  • Thursday morning: Informatics Evolution & Use
  • Thursday afternoon: Ontology Evolution & Use

Please email me with any questions. 
See you there!

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