The workshop is intended as a follow-up to our joint response and subsequent withdrawal from the Licences for Europe workshop on text and data mining. It is intended as a means of initiating a broader discussion around text and data mining with the context of data driven innovation and well as providing feedback to policymakers regarding the conditions need to foster text and data mining in Europe for both research and innovation.
Data driven innovation is widely acknowledged as the way forward for the European economy. The ability to apply new and more powerful technologies to the huge mass of available digitally encoded information opens up whole new areas of possibility for both research and enterprise.
At the very least, tools for text and data mining (TDM) will be essential to help researchers cope with the exponential growth in research output. In optimal conditions, TDM will allow us to harness the wave of data in order to solve society’s grand challenges and realise the enormous economic potential of this rich resource.
This event is intended as an information gathering exercise aimed at policy makers. It will set the current scene and drivers for text and data mining in Europe. Speakers from the research sector, small and medium enterprise, and those deploying and developing TDM technologies will share their experience and identify the conditions they believe are necessary to nurture TDM as part of Europe’s plan to enable data driven innovation.
There are a limited number of places left at the workshop. These will be offered to LIBER members in the first instance. Contact LIBER Executive Director, Izaskun Lacunza, for further information.
10.30 Registration & coffee
10.50 Welcome – Paul Ayris, LIBER President
11.00 TDM within the context of data driven innovation: economic and social potential– ChrisYiu, Head of the Digital Government Unit, Policy Exchange (UK)
11.30 The global industry perspective, John Boswell, SAS Institute
11.55 The technology perspective, Staffan Truvé, Recorded Future
12.15 The publishing/open access perspective, Cameron Neylon, PLOS
13.35 The SME perspective, Import.io
13.55 The researcher perspective, Jean-Fred Fontain, MDC Berlin
14.05 The research infrastructure perspective – Dieter Van Uytvanck, CLARIN
14.25 The legal perspective, Lucie Guibault, University of Amsterdam
14.50 Coffee break
15.10 Panel Session: Where do we go from here? (What are the conditions we need in place to realise the potential of TDM in Europe)
(Chair: Paul Ayris, UCL
Panel: Caroline Dynes (Royal Society)(TBC), Nilu Satharasinghe (Epistora), Lucie Guibault (UvA), John McNaught (University of Manchester).
16.40 Close and invitation from C4C