The 1st ICSU World Data System Conference – Global Data for Global Science

September 3-6, 2011
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Sponsored by
ICSU WDS International Programme Office
ICSU/WDS Scientific Committee
Science Council of Japan

Objectives and scope of this Conference

This conference is the first international meeting of the WDS to provide with an opportunity to receive opinions, comments and suggestions from scientific communities (data users) and other international data systems to establish the active plan of WDS. This conference consists of two parts; “WDS-Related Sessions” including sessions to discuss general concepts and strategy to run WDS, and “Scientific Sessions” are allocated for presentations by data-oriented scientists in a variety of research field, including information sciences. Presentations of activities of WDS data centers are also welcome.

About the ICSU World Data System (WDS)

A new ICSU World Data System (WDS) has been created through a decision of the 29th General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU). WDS builds on the 50-year legacy of the ICSU World Data Centre system (WDC) and the ICSU Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical data-analysis Services. Over 100 WDCs and Federation Services, as well as numerous other data centers, services and activities, have already expressed interest in becoming part of the new system. The new WDS will support ICSU’s mission and objectives, ensuring the long-term stewardship and provision of quality-assessed data and data services to the international science community and other stakeholders.


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