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Scope of the conference
Conference will explore the fundamental issues relating to the availability, (re-)use and scientific analysis of data that relate to the most significant contemporary global challenges.

Global science is increasingly data-driven. Major international scientific programmes contribute to a collective endeavour to understand contemporary global processes and phenomena that are of deep relevance to contemporary societies. The unprecedented volume of data generated by the digital revolution of recent decades has led to the emergence of distinctive and powerful means of characterising and understanding the complex systems that are at the heart of many global challenges. These developments raise major questions around data collection, stewardship and analysis; and there are timely lessons to be shared between the academic and commercial sectors.

This major scientific conference aims to explore the intersection between data-driven technological and scientific approaches and specific global challenges. It will explore the nexus between:
1. Approaches that permit vast quantities of data to be created, stored, recombined and analysed, with the capacity to integrate data from disparate domains to reveal unanticipated relationships, and with the use of powerful learning algorithms to establish deep relationships in complex systems.
2. And their application to major global challenges including disaster risk, smart cities and urban development and global environmental change.

The conference is supported by the Russian Science Foundation
(RSF Project 15-17-30020)
Concrete achievements in data-driven science across all research areas
Data collection, analysis and integration for Earth observations and the study of the Earth’s system
Data collection and analysis for disaster risk research
Data-driven cities and sustainable urban development
Shared data challenges, Big Data Management and analysis in the scientific and commercial sectors
The fundamental and practical issues of data analysis, event recognition and application
Coordination and development of national and international data services
The development of research data services in universities and other research organisations
Coordination of data standards and interoperability
Issues around “Intelligently Open” and FAIR data
Metrology, precision data, fundamental physical constants, reference data and monitoring data in all domains

Key dates

Before the opening...
Registration open
Abstract submission deadline
Session submission deadline
Abstract acceptance
Registration closed
24/3/1710:00
30/6/1723:59
30/6/1723:59
15/7/1710:00
Tentative Program
20/9/1723:59
Day 1
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Day 5
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14:00
registration of the participants
18:00
Ice-breaking reception
08:00
registration of the participants
09:00
Opening Ceremony
09:30
Key-session
10:30
coffee break
11:00
Session 1
11:00
Session 2
11:00
Session 3
12:30
lunch
14:00
Session 1 (continue)
14:00
Session 2 (continue)
14:00
Session 3 (continue)
15:30
coffee break
16:00
Session 1 (continue)
16:00
Session 2 (continue)
16:00
Session 3 (continue)
09:00
Key-session
10:30
coffee break
11:00
Session 4
11:00
Session 5
11:00
Session 6
12:30
lunch
14:00
Session 4 (continue)
14:00
Session 5 (continue)
14:00
Session 6 (continue)
15:30
coffee break
16:00
Session 4 (continue)
16:00
Session 5 (continue)
16:00
Session 6 (continue)
18:00
Poster session
09:00
Key-session
10:30
coffee break
11:00
Session 7
11:00
Session 8
11:00
Session 9
12:30
lunch
14:00
Session 7 (continue)
14:00
Session 8 (continue)
14:00
Session 9 (continue)
15:30
coffee break
16:00
Session 7 (continue)
16:00
Session 8 (continue)
16:00
Session 9 (continue)
18:00
Closing Dinner
09:00
Session 10/Workshop 1
09:00
Session 11/Workshop 2
09:00
Session 12/Workshop 3
10:30
coffee break
11:00
Session 10/Workshop 1 (continue)
11:00
Session 11/Workshop 2 (continue)
11:00
Session 12/Workshop 3 (continue)
12:30
lunch
14:00
Session 10/Workshop 1 (continue)
14:00
Session 11/Workshop 2 (continue)
14:00
Session 12/Workshop 3 (continue)
15:30
coffee break
16:00
Training Course

Registration fee (in €)

Early Bird
(up to 31.05.2017)
Standard
(up to 31.08.2017)
The Last Call
(up to 08.10.2017)
Participants
400
445
490
One day
280
320
360
Students
300
340
380
Accompanying persons

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Conference committees

Program committee
Vladimir Vasilyev
An active corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Education. The head of the Council of St. Petersburg Rectors since 2004 and is a member of the St. Petersburg Governor's Technical Council. Rector of Saint Petersburg National ITMO University. The prominent scientist in the fields of computer telecommunications and mathematical modeling of information systems and multifunctional equipment complexes.
Geoffrey Boulton
Regius Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Edinburgh and a former Vice Principal of the University. The chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the University of Heidelberg, a member of the Strategic Council of the University of Geneva, President of CODATA, the ICSU body responsible for the constants of science, and president of the Scottish Association for Marine Science. His research is in the fields of environmental geology and glaciology, and he is currently leading a major project on the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Leonid Vaisberg
Founder and permanent scientific supervisor of REC "Mekhanobr-technika". Academician of RAS, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, well-known expert in the field of processing of all types of materials, a leader in theoretical substantiation and creation of innovative resource-saving technologies for the disintegration and separation of natural, man-made and artificial materials in the processes of their deep processing based on effects of vibrational mechanics and mineralogical features of materials. Professor of St. Petersburg Mining University and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
Cyndy Chandler
Information Systems Specialist. Information systems technology specialist with oceanographic research. Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry chandler (MC&G), co-manager of Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO DMO), providing comprehensive data management support for select U.S. NSF OCE, PLR ANT and ARC funded projects; data processing and quality control; collaboration with data curators from US and International ocean research projects; integration of Semantic Web technologies.
Alevtina Chernikova
Rector of National University of Science and Technology MISIS. Author of more than 120 publications, including more than 90 scientific papers and 30 teaching aids. Has a reward from Government of the Russian Federation in the field of education. Was awarded the medal "Merits for the Belgorod land" of the II degree, the "Golden memorial sign of MISiS" and the medal "For impeccable service of MISiS" of the I degree, was awarded the title "Honored worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation", has the gratitude of the Federal Agency for Education.
Michael T. Clegg
Professor emeritus, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology School of Biological Sciences. Past Foreign Secretary, US National Academy of Sciences. Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1972
Alexei Gvishiani
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Director of the Geophysical Center RAS, Chairman of the National Geophysical Committee RAS, Deputy Academician-Secretary of the Earth Science Branch of RAS, member of the Council of Federal Agency of Scientific organization of Russia. Professor of Lomonosov MSU and the Institute of Physics of the Earth, Paris. The vice-chair and a member for Russia of the Scientific Council of the IIASA, Austria. RAS delegate to the ICSU and CODATA.
Heide Hackmann
Executive Director International Social Science Council (ISSC). Heide Hackmann has worked as a science policy maker, researcher and consultant in the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and South Africa. She holds a PhD in science and technology studies from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.In her research work at the Universities of Stellenbosch (South Africa), Bielefeld (Germany), Keele (UK) and Twente (Netherlands), she has specialized in science policy studies, the governance of science, and research evaluation.
Simon Hodson
Co-chair of the RDA-WDS Data Publication Working Group on Cost Recovery for Data Centres; co-chair of the CODATA-RDA Data Working Group for Data Science Summer Schools in Developing Countries. Expert on data policy issues and research data management. Recently contributed to reports on 'Current Best Practice for Research Data Management Policies, A Report for the Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation and the Danish Digital Library' and on strategic research data management infrastructure development for a consortium of UK research institutions.
Alik Ismail-Zadeh
Senior Research Fellow, Geophysikalisches Institut, Universität Karlsruhe, - Professor (part time), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, - Chief Scientist, Head of Section “Computational Geodynamics” , and Research Professor , International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences - Co-Leader of Research Group “Numerical Methods in Geophysics”, Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences - Visiting Lecturer and Senior Scientist, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
Pavel Kabat
Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Full Professor of Earth System Science at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Founding Chair and Director of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and Arts Institute for Integrated Research on the Wadden Sea Region, a Member of the Leadership Council for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and Co-Founder of the High Level Alpbach – Laxenburg Group.
Gennadiy Leonov
Vice-rector of Saint-Petersburg State University from 1986 to 1988. A dean of the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty. Was awarded Prize of St.-Petersburg State University, State Prize of USSR , Prize of Technische Universitet Dresden. Member of the Russian National Committee of Theoretical Mechanics, member of Directorate of St.-Petersburg Mathematical Society, director of Research Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of St.-Petersburg State University. Fields of interest: theory of stability, nonlinear oscillations, chaos.
Virginia Murray
A medical Public Health Doctor. Was appointed as Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction for UK’s Public Health England in April 2014. A member of the ICSU Scientific Committee for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk and co-chair of the IRDR’s Disaster Loss Data (DATA) project. A member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network for Data.
Nebojsa Nakicenovic
Deputy Director General/Deputy Chief Executive Officer of IIASA, former Professor of Energy Economics at the Vienna University of Technology. Member of the United Nations Secretary General Special Advisory 10-Member Group to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism; United Nations Secretary General High-Level Technical Group; Member of the Advisory Council of the German Government on Global Change (WBGU); Member of the ICSU Committee on Scientific Planning and Review, and Co-Chair of the Global Carbon Project; Member of the Board, Climate Change Centre Austria.
Alena Rybkina
Chief of the Innovation Technologies Sector of the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A specialist data technological studies and development of spherical projection systems aimed at efficient analysis, demonstration and popularization in data research and management. Member of the CODATA Executive Committee with the focus on the organization and structuring the CODATA research projects and bring her experience in the geoscience data management as well as involving young scientists as she did for the Task Group.
Alexander Solovyev
Corresponding member, Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2000). Member of the editorial boards of the journals "Izvestiya. Physics of the Solid Earth" and "Journal of Volcanology and Seismology". Vice-Chairman, the Committee for System Analysis, Russian Ac. Sci. Member, Bureau of the National Geophysical Committee, Russian Ac. Sci. Member, the Russian Expert Council on Earthquake Prediction, Seismic Hazard Assessment and Risk (REC).
Lucilla Spini
Head of Science Programmes, International Council for Science (ICSU) – is a biological anthropologist by training with expertise in global environmental change, sustainable development, international science coordination, science-policy bridging, and S&T capacity-building. Prior managing the Science Programmes at ICSU, she has worked for several UN organizations, including UNESCO, UNU, and the FAO. She is an Alumna of the Sustainability Science Programme at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Old Member of Linacre College (University of Oxford).
Andrei Terekhov
Professor, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences Head of the Systems programming department St. Petersburg University. Russian IT developer who created the Algol 68 LGU Telecommunication systems. CEO and founder of the company Lanit-Tercom Chairman of the Board of the All-Russian Association RUSSOFT. Member of ACM and IEEE CS
Sally Wyatt
Professor of ‘digital cultures in development’, Maastricht University, senior researcher with the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. Research area: digital media in the production of knowledge in the humanities and the social sciences, the ways in which people incorporate the internet into their practices for finding health information. Was a member of the Working Group that prepared the Science International Accord, ‘Open Data in a Big Data World’. Academic Director of the Netherlands Graduate Research School for Science, Technology and Modern Culture.
Rafael Yusupov
Correspondent member of RAS, Dr. Eng., Professor, Honored worker of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation. Director of the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS. Founder and head of the scientific School on the Theory of Sensitivity of Information-Control Systems and School on the Scientific and Methodological Foundations of Informatization of the Society and its Information Security.
Vladimir Zaborovckiy
Doctor of Engineering Science, professor, Director of the Institute of Computer Science and Technology of the Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University
Organizing committee
Olga Samokhina
chair
Research scientist of the Innovation Technologies Sector of the Geophysical Center of RAS. A specialist in implementation of modern information and visualization technologies in scientific research and industrial domain.
Tatiana Rybkina
co-chair
Nina Kornienko
member
Deputy Director of Research Coordination and Development - Scientific Secretary
Sanja Drinkovic
member
Administrative Officer for IIASA Council and External Relations, Directorate
Roman Krasnoperov
member
Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, senior research fellow at the Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Geomagnetic Studies. Secretary of the National Geophysical Committee of RAS
Elena Firsova
member
The Bulletin of the Department of Earth Sciences of RAS correspondent, research scientist

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Venue and Accommodation

St. Petersburg Museum of Art
The conference sessions will be organised at the St. Petersburg Museum of Art.
The Museum is located in the historic center of the Vasilyevsky Island, in the 1930s period building with a spectacular Neva riverview.
The total area of the palace is more than 6000 sq. m and includes 25 halls from 15 to 850 square meters. Classic and grand halls interiors make it possible to organise events of the highest level and status.
Collection of the St. Petersburg Museum of Art presents permanent thematic expositions works of different arts (graphic, painting, sculptures, scenic and ornamental art) in a holistic composition of the halls' decor.
Location on the map
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Underground
7 minutesSportivnaya metro station
City center
37 minutesby walk
18 minutesby taxi
Airport
40 minutes Pulkovo Airport
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Airport
taxi: At Pulkovo Airport we endorse Taxi Pulkovo distinct fully licensed service. If you use Taxi Pulkovo, the airport can guarantee fixed process, safety and high quality of the service. Taxi Pulkovo counters are located at the Baggage-claim area and in the Arrivals hall on the first floor of the Terminal.
minibus: Minivan Taxi number K39 runs between the airport and “Moskovskaya” metro station daily, from 07:00 am till 11:30 p.m. every 5 minutes. Ride time is about 15-20 minutes. The bus stop is in front of Arrivals hall exit. Ticket costs 40 rubles. By metro From Moskovskaya station you can get to Sportivnaya or Vasileostrovskaya station. Way time from these stations to Museum of Art to takes 7 minutes by walk. Ticket costs 45 rubles.
bus subway: City bus number 39 runs between the airport and “Moskovskaya” metro station daily from 05:25 a.m. till 0:55 a.m. Ride time is about 30-35 minutes. The bus stop is in front of the Arrivals hall exit. Ticket costs 40 rubles. All the information important for passengers in announced in English. By metro From Moskovskaya station you can get to Sportivnaya or Vasileostrovskaya station. Way time from these stations to Museum of Art to takes 7 minutes by walk. Ticket costs 45 rubles.
express subway: City express number 39E (express) runs between the airport and “Moskovskaya” metro station daily from 05:25 a.m. till 00:20 a.m. Ride time is about 20 minutes. The bus stop is in front of the Arrivals hall exit. Ticket costs 40 rubles. All the information important for passengers in announced in English. By metro From Moskovskaya station you can get to Sportivnaya or Vasileostrovskaya station. Way time from these stations to Museum of Art to takes 7 minutes by walk. Ticket costs 45 rubles.
Railway
taxi: At Moskovsky railway station we endorse Taxi distinct fully licensed service or on-line taxi-Service Uber. Ride time by the taxi is about 25 minutes.
subway: If you travel by train you will arrive to the Moskovsky railway station. The nearest metro station is Ploschad Vosstaniya - at the first red line, and Mayakovskaya - at the third green line. You can get there through the central hall of the building and underpass. By metro From Ploschad Vosstaniya and Mayakovskaya station you can get to Sportivnaya or Vasileostrovskaya station. Ticket costs 45 rubles. Way time from these stations to Museum of Art to takes 7 minutes by walk.
bus: City bus number 10 runs between the Moskovsky railway station and the Museum of Art. Bus stop is on Suvorovskiy avenue 132. Bus goes every 12 minutes. Ticket costs 40 rubles. Ride time is about 45 minutes.
Accommodation
SOLO SOKOS Hotel
PALACE BRIDGE 5* Website
SOLO SOKOS Hotel
VASILIEVSKY 4* Website
MARIOTT
COURTYARD Vasilievsky 4* Website
Sights nearby
Hermitage
Palace Square
Saint Isaaks Cathedral
The Bronze Horseman
Embankments
Nevskiy Prospect
St Peter and Paul Fortress
Admiralty building
Kazan Cathedral
Michael Palace and Russian museum

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