2016 International Training Workshop for Developing Countries on Big Data for Science
The International Training Workshop for Developing Countries on Big Data for Science was held at the Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on July 4-15, 2016. 21 researchers, data managers, and data scientists from 12 developing countries including Vietnam, India, Motswana, Indonesia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ukraine, Poland, Philippine, Nepal and Madagascar attended the training workshop. The workshop was co-sponsored by the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and the CAS Bureau of International Cooperation, and co-organized by the CODATA Secretariat, CNIC and the Chinese National Committee for CODATA (CODATA-China).
The training program aims to engage participants with a number of facets of data science and data management in the Big Data Age. Topics include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary applications of open research data, data intensive research, data management policies, cloud computing, visualization, analytics and data infrastructure development in the Big Data Age. Through a mix of theoretical study, workshop and practical sessions as well as field visits, the organizers aim to help participants develop a deeper expertise in the latest Big Data technologies for scientific discovery.