13 October 2017

Sebastian Poledna participated in CODATA 2017 conference

International conference on Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science (CODATA 2017) took place in St. Petersburg, Russia on 8-13 October, 2017. The Conference explored the fundamental issues related to the availability, (re-)use and scientific analysis of data that relate to the most significant contemporary global challenges. 

Sebastian Poledna gave a talk on "Simulating entire societies and economies on a computer". 

CODATA (International Council for Science : Committee on Data for Science and Technology)

CODATA exists to promote global collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data for all areas of research. CODATA supports the principle that data produced by research and susceptible to be used for research should be as open as possible and as closed as necessary. CODATA works also to advance the interoperability and the usability of such data: research data should be intelligently open or FAIR. By promoting the policy, technological and cultural changes that are essential to make research data more widely available and more usable, CODATA helps advance ICSU’s mission of strengthening international science for the benefit of society.

The updated CODATA Strategic Plan 2015 and Prospectus of Strategy and Achievement 2015-2017 identify three priority areas:

  1. promoting principles, policies and practices for Open Data and Open Science;
  2. advancing the frontiers of data science;
  3. building capacity for Open Science by improving data skills and the functions of national science systems needed to support open data.

CODATA achieves these objectives through a number of standing committees and strategic executive led initiatives, and through its Task Groups and Working Groups. CODATA supports the Data Science Journal and collaborates on major data conferences like SciDataCon and International Data Week.

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Sebastian Poledna

Research Group Leader and Research Scholar Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science

Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics

Cross-cutting project


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