CENDI, NFAIS, Research Data Alliance/US, National Academies Board on Research Data and Information Host Conference on The Internet of Things, Dec. 9  


Key annual gathering of public and private sector leadership in information services to examine how the Internet of Things impacts scientific data and information flows 

November 16, 2016, Annapolis, MD – CENDI, NFAIS, Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US) and the National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information will host a one-day conference on “The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows,” Friday, December 9, 2016 in Washington, DC.  

This event, held annually in the Nation’s Capital, centers on how the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved into a cyber-physical reality impacting a broad range of business sectors, especially information services and scholarly research.

With the IoT’s significant potential to advance scholarly research and communication, speakers and attendees at this event will discuss: policies and standards relative to the IoT; case studies in a variety of disciplines; the impact of the IoT on different information services communities, such as libraries, publishers and data centers.

In addition, this event also will feature robust discussion on what the implications are for government agencies and information services relative to the IoT; how researchers will leverage the IoT to enable groundbreaking advances in their fields of study; and what role federal agency libraries are playing, in concert with their private sector partners, to take advantage of the IoT in fulfilling their public sector-focused missions.

The target audience for this event is anyone who has responsibility in the flow of scientific and technical data and information.

What: One-Day Conference on “The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows”

Sponsors: CENDI, NFAIS, Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US) and the National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information

When: Friday, December 9, 2016

Location: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC

Registration: http://bit.ly/2g16ten

About The Sponsors:
CENDI, is a volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the federal information community - that is, all those who create, manage, aggregate, organize, and provide access to federally-funded data and publications resulting from the nation’s $150 billion annual investment in federal R&D. Member organizations represent a cross-section of federal data and publication providers, including libraries, data centers, aggregators, information technology developers, and content management providers. More information about CENDI is at www.cendi.gov.

National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. More information about NFAIS is at www.nfais.org.

Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US), is all United States members of the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The RDA is an international community-driven organization that focuses on the development of infrastructure to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and accelerate data-driven innovation worldwide. The RDA/US mission is to build the RDA community in the U.S. and leverage RDA momentum to advance the U.S. data community. More information about RDA/US is at http://us.rd-alliance.org.

The National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI)’s mission is to improve the stewardship, policy, and use of digital data and information for science and the broader society. The BRDI does this through addressing policy, management, review of programs, inter-disciplinary collaboration and dissemination of activities to stakeholders and public in regards to research data. More information about BRDI is at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/brdi/index.htm

Media Contacts:
Heather M. Parrish CENDI E-mail: hparrish@iiaweb.com Phone: 865-298-1245
Nancy Blair-DeLeon NFAIS E-mail: nblairdeleon@nfais.org Phone: 443-221-2980, ext. 102
Lynn Rees Yarmey RDA/US E-mail: yarmel@rpi.edu Phone: 858-722-0127
Ester Sztein NAS E-mail: esztein@nas.edu Phone: 202-334-3049