Workshop on "Data From the Field"

A workshop organised at the University of Sydney, sponsored by the ARC EII Research network.

Time: 9am to 4:15pm, Thursday May 24, 2007
Location: Room 124, School of IT building, Sydney University (cnr Cleveland Street and City Road)

Organising group: A/Prof Alan Fekete, A/Prof Joseph Davis, and Dr Uwe Roehm (all from School of IT, University of Sydney)


This workshop aims to bring together leading international and Australian researchers from different areas who work in situations where data is obtained from observation or experiment, such as (but not limited to) sensor data, results from microarray or similar biological experiments, astronomical surveys, large corpuses of natural language, or studies of users. A particular interest is in issues of data quality and resolution/control of inconsistency; another is deciding where to do processing (either outside or inside databases). The workshop is intended to increase collaboration among research students, ECRs and established researchers from different domains, leading to joint grant applications, co-authored publications, and a better understanding of research strengths and potential.


We invited submissions in the form of a one-page abstract, from researchers who wished to present an overview of their relevant work. Abstracts were due to fekete AT, by April 17, 2007. Decisions on the program were announced by April 24, 2007.



Parking on the campus is very scarce and expensive. We recommend travel by public transport (buses 422, 423, 426 and 428 from Circular Quay via Castlereagh St, Central Station and Broadway, all stop on City Road corner Cleveland Street just near the Seymour Centre and the School of IT building). Parking is available in the Shepherd Street Car Park for $24 for the day.


For further information, contact A/Prof Alan Fekete (fekete AT