[Metadatalibrarians] VIVO16 - Registration Live; Keynotes and Workshops Announced

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Registration for the VIVO 2016 Conference is Now Open!

Join us in beautiful Denver, Colorado, August 17 to 19 for the VIVO 2016
Conference. To reserve your hotel room at the VIVO conference discount, book
now before rooms sell out. >

*Register Today
Keynote Speakers Announced

We are pleased to present two distinguished keynote speakers: *Sören Auer*
and *Kaitlin Thaney*
*Opening Keynote: Thursday, August 18th *

*Sören Auer, Professor for Enterprise Information Systems at Universität
Bonn & Fraunhofer IAIS*

Sören Auer studied Mathematics and Computer Science in Dresden, Hagen and
Yekaterinburg (Russia). In 2006 he obtained his doctorate in Computer
Science from Universität Leipzig. From 2006-2008 he worked with the
database research group at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. In 2008 he
founded AKSW research group at University of Leipzig, which he led till
2013. Currently, he holds the chair for Enterprise Information Systems at
University of Bonn and leads a department at Fraunhofer Institute for
Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS). Sören's research interests include
semantic web technologies, knowledge engineering, software engineering,
usability, as well as databases and information systems. He led / is
leading several large-scale collaborative research projects such as the
European Union's FP7-ICT flagship project LOD2 comprising 15 partners from
11 countries. Sören is co-founder of several high-impact research and
community projects such as the Wikipedia semantification project DBpedia,
the OpenCourseWare authoring platform SlideWiki.org (received the
OpenCourseware Innovation award) and the spatial data integration platform
*Keynote: Friday, August 19th *

*Kaitlin Thaney, Director, Mozilla Science Lab*

Kaitlin Thaney is the director of the Mozilla Science Lab, Mozilla's
science program. The Mozilla Science Lab facilitates learning around open
source, open data and offers fellowships for early career researchers.
Prior to Mozilla, Kaitlin served as the Manager of External Partnerships at
Digital Science, a technology company that works to make research more
efficient through better use of technology. Kaitlin also formerly advised
the UK government on infrastructure for data intensive science and
business, serves as a Director for DataKind UK, and is the founding
co-chair for the Strata Conference series in London on big data. Prior to
Mozilla and Digital Science, Kaitlin managed the science program at
Creative Commons, worked with MIT and Microsoft, and wrote for the Boston
VIVO 2016 Workshops Announced

The 2016 conference features six workshops on Wednesday, August 17th that
teach valuable skills for new and seasoned VIVO community members.

*2016 Workshops include:*

Morning Workshops (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

   - Introduction to VIVO: Planning, Policy, and Implementation
   - Getting Data from Your VIVO: An Introduction to SPARQL
   - Getting Started with VIVO 1.9: Introduction to the Maven Build Process

Afternoon Workshops (1:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

   - Data Integration with Karma
   - Linked Data Fragments: Hands-on Publishing and Querying
   - How to Make Your Research Networking System (RNS) Invaluable to Your

*Full Workshop Descriptions
Full Program - Coming Soon

The VIVO conference task force has been working hard to put together an
exciting program with educational workshops, inspiring speakers, and
innovative presentations. We're looking forward to sharing the full speaker
list and program soon.
*Please make plans to join us in Denver for another fantastic VIVO
conference! *

*Register Today

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