The symposium aims to facilitate information exchange regarding the archiving, publication, and utilization of diverse data related to social issues such as COVID-19 and various global challenges (pandemics, information proliferation, global warming, extreme weather events, regional conflicts, etc.) in the Asia-Oceania region. Discussions will focus on forming international networks related to open data in the region and establishing concrete cooperation frameworks within an international framework.

Session Themes:
- Opening session, Keynote talks
- Challenges of data systems and networks
- Open science and the FAIR principles
- Lessons learned from COVID-19 data
- Recent developments in data science
- Involvement of early career researchers and scientists
- Asia-Oceania data forum
- GEO variables and data mapping for Cold Regions
- Strategic discussion

- Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research (DS), Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)
- Committee of International Collaborations on Data Science, Science Council of Japan (SCJ)

- National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
- Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)
- World Data System (WDS) of the International Science Council (ISC)
- Committee on Data (CODATA) of the International Science Council (ISC)
- Science Council of Japan (SCJ)

December 11th (Monday) to December 15th (Friday), 2023 (On December  12th (Tuesday) afternoon, the Public Lectures (in Japanese) will be held as part of the International Symposium)

Science Council of Japan, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Hybrid format: In-person sessions at the SCJ 2F Conference Room and online streaming)

(Various information: session list, program, venue, side events, accommodations, registration, abstract submission, circulars, posters,etc.)

1st Circular

Registration and Abstract Submission

Important Dates:
- Registration & Abstract submission open: 1 June 2023
- Fixing the speakers & program of the oral sessions: 31 August 2023
- Abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2023
- Programme booklet online: 1 November 2023
- Registration deadline: 30 November 2023
- Symposium date: 11-15 December 2023

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