Draft for ICT 2013 - Call Extension for Networking session proposals (New Deadline 10th May 2013)

Criteria Description
1. Scope and Relevance Is there a clear ICT objective and is it relevant to one or several of the challenges or actions of Horizon 2020 or EU ICT policies, notably the Digital Agenda and the Innovation Union?
Does it address a new challenge within Horizon2020, e.g. innovation oriented or making use of the new instruments offered by Horizon2020 (SME instrument, prizes, etc.)?
2. Stakeholders, Commitment and Endorsement Which stakeholder communities are being concerned by this topic, and how will their concerns be represented in the networking session?
How can you ensure sufficient endorsement and participation from the conference attendees?
3. Impact and Added Value What difference can the session make to European research and innovation?
What is the added value of organising it within the context of ICT2013?
Is there a link to other sessions in the programme?

1. Session title:

Data valueable now and forever

2. Objective of the proposed session (P) (max 1000 characters)

The aim of the session is to show how our valuable digitally encoded capital can keep on giving.

It is in line with EC recommendation on the long-term preservation of digital material, showing practical ways in which real value can be generated and maintained over the long term. There are clear connections with areas such as e-infrastructures and Creativity in the Cultural industries. Proper preservation of digital assets generates multiple business opportunities by reuse of digital content, and boosts results in future research. The session will be based on the APARSEN and SCIDIP-ES projects. APARSEN is creating a Centre of Excellence in digital preservation while SCIDIP-ES is creating the complementary preservation e-Infrastructure.

We are dealing here with understandability and use. When things change and become unfamiliar over time it is preservation. The same techniques allow unfamiliar data to be used now. Together we can get value from data now and into the future.

3. Stakeholders to be attracted (who and how) (max 1000 characters)

Scientific and cultural heritage data creators and holders are our initial target stakeholders. We work closely with them now, and have many examples of how we have helped to preserve their holdings. We expect them to be attracted to our session. However every type of stakeholder, including commercial vendors, service providers, researchers and policy makers, has an interest in the rich seams of data which are there to be mined. ICT2013 is uniquely placed to bring this wide range of people together.

APARSEN is a large consortium of 31 members, in many of these sectors, including national and international research institutions, vendors, large industry, universities, libraries and several multiplier organisations. We will utilise all our contacts and networks to ensure that we make a significant impact.

4. Expected outcome (max 1000 characters)

By engaging the attendees into a lively and focused discussion on a few selected issues, we will help the attendees to be
  • Educated about what is possible and what is likely to work for their problems about making continued use of their valuable digital capital, elaborating on core issues of trust, sustainability, usability and access, with specific relation to maintaining value.
  • Enthused about what has been achieved so far and by knowing that there are others they can work with, including those in many other sessions in the ICT2013 programme.
  • Enabled to take informed decisions about what questions need to be asked and who to ask them to, including but not limited to APARSEN and SCIDIP-ES, which are working together to produce a long lived centre of excellence in digital preservation and services to help preserve, use and add value to, their data.

The benefits, and the relationships built, should continue well after the meeting.

-- DavidGiaretta - 2013-04-17

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