Main topics of the Symposium include (but not limited with) the following:

Data Management Challenges in E-Science

  • Data driven e-science
  • Data intensive research
  • Data science
  • Grids for e-science
  • E-Science in the cloud
  • Infrastructures and networks for e-science
  • Systems, tools and services for e-science
  • Data security and access control
  • Virtual research environments and data management
  • Community of practices

Data Life-cycle in E-Science

  • Data discovery and identification
  • Data curation and collection
  • Data presentation
  • Data management
  • Data extraction and mining
  • Data processing
  • Data retrieval
  • Data simulation and visualization
  • Data preservation

Information Discovery, Organization, and Retrieval in E-Science

  • Information discovery
  • Information representation
  • Information search, indexing and retrieval
  • Mobile information retrieval in e-science
  • Metadata harvesting
  • Metadata extraction
  • Metadata management
  • Metadata interoperability and standards
  • Ontology development
  • Ontology mapping
  • Mining large data sets

Information Management and E-Science

  • Digital data curation
  • Distributed collection development and management
  • Information management in the cloud
  • Developing digital information services for e-science
  • Mobile information services for e-science
  • Long term preservation of and access to data
  • Semantic information management

Information Architecture for E-Science

  • Information architecture and web design for e-science
  • Designing usable e-science web sites
  • Information usability
  • Interaction design for e-science web sites
  • Information visualization tools

Education for Information Management and E-Science

  • E-Science librarianship
  • Data curation education
  • Cloud librarians
  • Information stewardship
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Environmental informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Digital humanities, arts and e-social sciences
  • Support services for researchers, students and general public
  • Life-long learning and e-science
  • Information literacy for e-science

Scholarly Publishing, Open Access and Digital Repositories in E-Science

  • Scholarly publishing process in e-science
  • E-publishing in e-science
  • Open science
  • Open access to publicly funded scientific information
  • Data warehouses
  • Digital libraries
  • Federated databases
  • European Infrastructure for e-Science Digital Repositories (e-SciDR)

Digital Preservation of Scientific and Cultural Heritage

  • Digitization of scientific and cultural heritage
  • Digital science museums and digital exhibitions
  • Digitization of 2-D and 3-D scientific and cultural heritage objects
  • Digital re-discovery of culture
  • The European Digital Library, Europeana
  • Permanent archiving of digital scientific and cultural heritage

Social and Cultural Issues and E-Science

  • Digital information policies
  • E-governance and e-science
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Digital rights management
  • Legal and cultural issues
  • Value of information (VOI)
  • Information quality standards
In addition to papers, short papers (pecha-kucha), posters, workshops and panels on e-science and information management, general papers on information management are also welcome. Student papers and posters will also be considered. Please use the template available in the Symposium web site to prepare your contributions and proposals, and send them to us using the Conference Management Software (openconf). Accepted papers and posters will appear in the proceedings book to be published by Springer under its CCIS series (pending) and the Symposium web site.