Added on 15 February 2018

The PV 2018 Conference welcomes you to its 9th edition, to be held 15th – 17th May 2018 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Space Cluster (UK ), hosted by the UK Space Agency and jointly organised by STFC, NCEO and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

For its ninth edition, the conference series moves to UKSA at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory part of the Harwell Space Cluster in the UK to continue addressing prospects in the domain of data preservation, stewardship and value adding of scientific data and research related information.

An end-to-end management approach for the long-term data preservation is key to ensure that there is no loss of information and data. It also entails the access to the archived data – including discovery, metadata, formats and interoperability considerations with the relevant standards – as well as the curation processes aimed at improving the information content and the usability of the archived data. In addition to emergent standards technologies and best practice, we would like to use this conference as an opportunity to explore issues of data management planning and archive appraisal.

The conference series has traditionally focussed on the domain of data preservation, stewardship and value adding of scientific data and research related information. However we are also entering the era of big data; for this conference year a special invite is invited to large-scale scientific archives to facilitate discussion of emergent issues across scientific domains. As we move to new and exciting technology age, we are seeing large-scale collaborations occurring on state of art virtual research environments and novel collaborative infrastructures.  Participation is invited from projects, organisations or individuals developing novel data services within or as a result of these environments. This includes smaller bespoke archives wishing to integrate with larger data holdings to generate targeted knowledge and data services. 

The submission deadline abstracts is 28th February 2018.

The PV2018 Conference offers several session formats:

  • Oral Sessions
  • Poster Sessions

Regular papers for oral and poster presentations are selected on the basis of the submission on Easychair and a peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee.  Full instructions for the abstract submission and review process can be found here.

Talks, Demos, Exhibitions and Campus Tours are also planned so please check the conference website regularly for updates.

If you require any further information please contact Esther Conway: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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