Event Date/Time: Sep 29, 2002 End Date/Time: Oct 03, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 22, 2002
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The 18th International CODATA Conference - "Frontiers of Scientific and Technical Data" - takes place 29 September-3 October 2002 at the Hotel Delta Centre-Ville, downtown Montreal. This four day Conference is hosted by the Canadian and US National Committees for CODATA.

CODATA 2002 continues CODATA's 36 year tradition of serving international science by holding an open and exciting conference on the latest advances in scientific and technical data.

CODATA 2002 addresses important interdisciplinary issues in scientific and technical data management and dissemination.

CODATA 2002 features six Keynote plenary lectures by some of the most important scientists and data experts in the world, addressing cross-cutting themes focusing on issues such as:

Emerging tools and techniques for data handling
Interoperability and data integration
Data archiving
Legal issues in the use of scientific and technical data
Information economics for scientific and technical data
Ethics in the use of scientific and technical dataCODATA 2002 involves twenty four invited speakers from different scientific disciplines picking up and expanding on the themes presented during the plenary sessions.

CODATA 2002 involves six parallel sessions-with opportunities for 160-190 contributed papers covering topics such as:

Physical Science Data

Social Science Data

Biological Science Data

Informatics and Technology

Earth and Environmental Data

Data Science

Medical and Health Data

Data Policy

Technical Demonstrations

CODATA 2002 involves poster sessions and cross-disciplinary workshops focussing on basic data issues.

CODATA 2002 is designed to excite the scientific community with new ideas in data science and expose data specialists to the complexity and variety of scientific data needs among their colleagues in other disciplines and thereby create an environment where ideas flourish, synergies emerge and partnerships spring forward.