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Session
Workshop 4a: Information Science to Data Science: New Directions for iSchools Part 1 of 2
Time:
Wednesday, 22/Mar/2017:
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Jane Greenberg, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University
Location: Hubei
Location: Third Floor

Session Abstract

The iSchools represent the convergence of a range of disciplines (information/library science, computer science, communications, telecommunications, and information technology, while integrating aspects of social science, economics, and policy). The diversity of disciplines positions iSchools to contribute to data science research and workforce needs in both ordinary and novel ways. This workshop will provide a needed forum for international dialog on the iSchool community’s engagement with data science. The goals are to: 1) share iSchool developments in data science education and research, 2) articulate unique contributions and opportunities for iSchools in the data science, and 3) lay a foundation for continued international dialog among iSchools pursuing or seeking to pursue data science. A final report will summarize position papers, synthesize workshop discussions, outline action items for continued iSchool work in this area. An overall output, will be the foundation for a cohesive framework to enable the iSchool community dialog on data science. Read this workshop’s Participation Callfor more information at http://cci.drexel.edu/mrc/news/2016-12-iconference2017/.

Organizers: Jane Greenberg, Drexel University; Xia Lin, Drexel University; Gobinda Chowdhury, Northumbria University; Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Sam Oh, Sungkyunkwan University; Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University; Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba; Qinghua Zhu, Nanjing University 


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Information Science to Data Science: New Directions for iSchools

Jane Greenberg, Xia Lin, Gobinda Chowdhury, VIRGINIA ORTIZ-REPISO JIMENEZ, Sam Oh, Shigeo Sugimoto

The iSchools represent the convergence of a range of disciplines (information/library science, computer science, communications, telecommunications, and information technology, while integrating aspects of social science, economics, and policy). The diversity of disciplines positions iSchools to contribute to data science research and workforce needs in both ordinary and novel ways. This workshop will provide a needed forum for international dialog on the iSchool community's engagement with data science. The goals are to: 1) share iSchool developments in data science education and research, 2) articulate unique contributions and opportunities for iSchools in the data science, and 3) lay a foundation for continued international dialog among iSchools pursuing or seeking to pursue data science. A final report will summarize position papers, synthesize workshop discussions, outline action items for continued iSchool work in this area. An overall output, will be the foundation for a cohesive framework to enable the iSchool community dialog on data science.



 
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