A detailed program for the conference is under development and will be announced closer to the conference date. A rough outline of the week looks like this:
23 Sept 2019
24 Sept 2019
25 Sept 2019
26 Sept 2019
27 Sept 2019
|Afternoon:||Software Carpentry||Data Carpentry||Unconference||Hack Day||Wrap up|
|Evening:||Conference Dinner||(Hack Day)|
The format of the conference is heavily inspired by the dot-Astronomy conference series. There will be short talks, practical tutorials and a hack day, during which teams of participants work on short projects. Possible project ideas include: websites, apps, papers, teaching and outreach materials, or even music videos.
In particular the software carpentry and data carpentry sessions offer tutorials that aim to ground participants in some of the useful tools and technologies in use by different fields. The unconference sessions facilitate open conversations, debates and collaboration time.
Most of the talks at X-sensing conference will be participant driven, however, we have invited some key speakers to set the tone. We hope you enjoy their contributions!
Prof Steven Longmore - Astro-Ecology
Professor Longmore is an astrophysicist within the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) at Liverpool John Moores University and head of the Astro-Ecology group. His astrophysics research aims to understand how the Universe evolves over cosmic time to produce the spectacular variety of stars, planets and life we see today. He also has a keen interest in applying astronomical techniques to tackle problems a little closer to home, such as helping ecologists save endangered species, helping search and rescue teams identify the optimal way to find people, or trying to stop peat fires that are a major contributor to global warming.
Associate Prof Shawn Ross - eResearch Workflows
Trained as an historian, Shawn also has over 20 years of fieldwork experience in archaeology, including excavation, pedestrian survey, satellite remote sensing, ceramics processing, technical photography, and data management. Shawn has also directed the Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems (FAIMS) project, which is building information technology infrastructure for archaeology and other fieldwork-based disciplines. FAIMS has led to the development of a new research direction, examining the impact of digital technologies on archaeological research and developing approaches to building robust digital infrastructure in 'small' disciplines like archaeology.