Are you dealing with digital technological challenges in your research? Could your research benefit from data science expertise? Our understanding of the Universe, dealing with the challenges of climate change and discovering new energy sources, analyzing population dynamics, or tracking athletes’ performances are just a couple of areas where digital technology is being used to enhance scientific research. Digital technology cross-cuts all scientific domains.
One of five special thematic sessions will focus on Sports & eHealth. In different sports (football, sailing, rowing and speed skating), many different kinds of data are gathered – from wind and tides to tactics, training programs and health data. How can we analyze the data in order to discover patterns to, for example, help improve athletes’ performances or determine team tactics?
Speakers in this track will be Ulf Brefeld (Lüneburg University), Martijn de Groot (Quantified Self Institute), Joost Kok (LCDS), Eline Slagboom (LUMC) and Kamiel Maase (NOC*NSF).
The other sessions will focus on Smart Energy, Sports & eHealth, Astronomy, Social Data, and Data Science.
- Fernando Pérez, University of California, Berkeley (creator of IPython)
Data Science: hype, substance and intellectual challenges
- Ronald Stolk, University of Groningen
Big Data in health research
- Sally Wyatt, eHumanities KNAW
Stories with/about BIG (Open) Data
Visit the National eScience Symposium (link) to discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice. The National eScience Symposium is a day-long event where you will meet researchers (from academia and industry), students, data scientists, scientific administrators, CIOs and CTOs dealing with the challenges and potential of digital technologies; from the humanities to physics and beyond.