The event aims to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven discovery and innovation.
The 9th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place from 5th to 7th April 2017 at the Barcelo Sants Hotel, Barcelona, Spain. Organised by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) with the support of RDA Europe under the theme “Data Infrastructures for Open Science”, the event will bring together what is anticipated to be an audience of close to 600 data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven discovery and innovation.
A program of related workshops and co-located events will take place both before and after the main event.
Join the RDA Industry forum, on the 4th April scheduled to start at 16:00 and don't miss the keynote "Building the European Data Economy: the role of research data", by Celina Ramjoué, Head of Sector - Data Policy and Innovation, DG CONNECT and the high level panel discussion on Industry engagement, scientific data sharing and the EU’s new cloud initiative. View the detailed programme
The RDA Plenary is a 3 day event, starts on Wednesday, 5th April, at 09:00. BSC Director Mateo Valero will take part in the Welcome, among others. Following that, Augusto Burgueño Arjona, Head of the Unit "eInfrastructure & Science Cloud", European Commission's DG CONNECT will give a keynote speech entitled "RDA - a bottom-up initiative?".
The 9th Plenary meeting will be a working event, built around almost 73 breakout sessions of the RDA Working, Interest and Birds of a Feather Groups, scheduled in 8 breakout blocks over the 3 Plenary days.
Posters from RDA US Fellows and RDA EU Early Career Winners as well as many RDA related initiatives will be on display for the full duration of the Plenary in room MR9. On Wednesday the same exhibition area will host demos and presentations of the RDA Recommendations & Outputs. Make sure you don't miss the chance to speak to our presenters and find out more about what RDA is working on.
Cannot make it to Barcelona?
Watch the Main Plenary sessions live streaming