Draft Programme

Tuesday 17 April

09h00-09h30      Opening and welcome address

  1. Luiz Davidovich (President of Brazilian Academy of Sciences)
  2. Manuel Limonta (Director ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean)
  3. Sandy Harrison (Chair of ICSU World Data System Scientific Committee)

09h30-10h30     Panel 1: State of the art and future perspectives for scientific data management

  1. New trends and challenges for scientific data management – 
    Alex de Sherbinin (CIESIN, University of Columbia, USA)
  2.  International coordination of scientific data management – 
    Mustapha Mokrane (Executive Director, International Programme Office ICSU-WDS)
  3. The Research Data Alliance: potential value for the Latin American and Caribbean Region – 
    Leslie McIntosh Borrelli (RDA-US Executive Director)

10h30-11h00      Coffee break

11h00-12h30      Panel 2: Challenges for data management projects in Latin America & the Caribbean

  1. Title TBC
    Claudia Medeiros (FAPESP Research Program on eScience and Data Science, Brazil)
  2. Data, Open Data and Big Data: results of the LEARN project
    Wouter Schallier (Chief Librarian of the Hernán Santa Cruz Library ECLAC/CEPAL, Chile)
  3. Global to Regional: Global Biodiversity Information Facility and the LAC Region
    Anabela Plos (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales MACN-CONICET, Argentina)
  4. Public goods for scientific data policies in Latin America
    Alberto Cabezas (LA Referencia, Chile)

12h30-13h30      Lunch

13h30-15h00      Session 1: Case Studies in Agriculture and Soil Science

  1. A Data Repository for Agricultural Science & Technology –
    Debora Pignatari Drucker (Embrapa, Brazil)
  2. The Free Brazilian Repository for Open Soil Data —
    Alessandro Samuel-Rosa (Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil)
  3. Making Available Digital Soil Maps from Brazil in an Interactive WebGIS
    Ricardo de Oliveira Dart (Embrapa Solos, Brazil)
  4. InfoSoilsBr: The Brazilian Soils Database —
    Marcos Bacis Ceddia (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  5. Toward Integration of Data-Centric Agronomic Experiments with Data Provenance —
    Sergio Manuel Serra da Cruz (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Questions and Answers

15h00-16h00      Lightning Talks for posters

  1. Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Una Iniciativa Para el Acceso Abierto –
    Marta Barrios de Alvarez Emilce Sena Correa (Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay)
  2. In search of a repository of scientific data in an adverse climate: the Salvadoran experience —
    Willian Heriberto Carballo Sánchez (Universidad Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera, El Salvador)
  3. Exploring Costa Rica scholarly records by interactive knowledge networks: case of implementation of VIVO software in Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica –
    Andrea Mora-Campos, David Hine (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica)
  4. Towards a Brazilian Geoinformation Suite for Rational Use of Fertilizers in Agriculture — 
    Ronaldo Pereira de Oliveira (Embrapa Solos, Brazil)
  5. Database Crimes May 2006: towards the establishment of forensic anthropology and transitional justice in human rights in Brazil –
    Maria Elizete Kunkel (Federal Universtity of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  6. Regional WDS-Oriented Activities in the Asia-Oceania Area –
    Watanabe Takashi (ICSU-WDS International Programme Office, Japan)
  7. Renewable Energy Generated by the Impacts of Natural and Accidental Disasters —
    Fátima Antonethe Castaneda Mena (UNESCO CON E ECT, Guatemala)
  8. Panorama dos dados governamentais abertos para pesquisas no Brasil –
    Neide De Sordi (Open Knowledge Brasil, Brazil)
  9. Linked Administrative Data Management for Research and Public Policymaking Purposes in Brazilian Public Health –
    Bethania de Araujo Almeida (Fiocruz, Brazil)
  10. Data management for health care and research: An experience of a leprosy reference centre in Rio de Janeiro –
    Ximena illarramendi (Fiocruz, Venezuela)
  11. Machine learning techniques to find correlations between open data and confidential data –
    Laci Mary Barbosa Manhães (Fluminense Federal University – UFF, Brazil)
  12. Opportunity and challenges to deal with public sector information management in science –
    Renato Cerceau, Luis Alfredo Vidal De Carvalho (ANS, Brazil)

16h00-16h30      Coffee-Break and poster viewing

16h30-18h00      Session 2: Case Studies in Biodiversity, and Climate

  1. PPBio's Metacat Data Respository –
    Timothy Lee Vincent (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia – INPA, Brazil)
  2. Big Data Landscape to Improve LBA Scientific Data Management –
    José Laurindo Campos dos Santos (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia – INPA, Brazil)
  3. A unified South American Paleohidrological Database: LOTRED SA –
    Juliana de Sousa Nogueira (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
  4. A snapshot of glacier monitoring in South America —
    Isabelle Gärtner-Roer (World Glacier Monitoring Service: WGMS)
  5. Research Data Management in Exploration and Production context: opportunities and challenges —
    Dean Pereira de Melo (PETROBRAS)

Questions and Answers


Wednesday 18 April

09h00-10h30      Panel 3: Accreditation of Scientific Data Repositories

  1. Why and how promote the certification of Scientific Data Repositories
    Ingrid Dillo (Vice-chair of ICSU-WDS and Data Archiving and Networked Services: DANS, Netherlands)
  2. The accreditation process of ICSU World Data System
    Rorie Edmunds (ICSU World Data System International Programme Office, Japan)
Questions and Answers

10h30-11h00      Coffee-Break

11h00-12h30      Session 3: Case Studies in Astronomy, Space, and Nuclear Science

  1. The LIneA Science Portal: Handling the Large Volumes of Data from Modern Astronomical Surveys –
    Luiz Nicolaci da Costa (LIneA/Observatorio Nacional, Brazil)
  2. The implementation experience of the Chilean Virtual Observatory –
    Mauricio Solar (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile)
  3. Intelligo – Exploring Large Science and Technology Data Collections Using Online Semantic Maps –
    Lautaro Matas (Observatorio Iberoamericano de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Sociedad, Argentina)
  4. The United Nations Open Universe initiative and the Brazilian Science Data Center –
    Ulisses Barres de Almeida (CBPF)
  5. Research Data Management in Nuclear: the experience of the Nuclear Engineering Institute Area –
    Luana Farias Sales (CNEN-IEN / IBICT)

Questions and Answers

12h30-13h30      Lunch

13h30-15h00      Session 4: Case Studies in Health and Humanities

  1. The Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine (Bipmed): The First Publicly Available Genomic Database in Latin America – Iscia Lopes-Cendes (University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil)
  2. The Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (CIDACS-Fiocruz) — Mauricio L. Barreto (CIDACS- Fiocruz, Brazil)
  3. MaoBD - Open-access data in forensics anthropometry of Brazil – Maria Elizete Kunkel (Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil)
  4. Music in eighteenth-century periodicals — Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Questions and Answers

15h00-15h30: Coffee-Break and Poster Viewing

15h30-17h30      Panel 4: Infrastructure, training and funding of Scientific Data initiatives

  1. Title TBC  Marcos Regis da Silva (Executive Director of Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, Uruguay)
  2. Title TBC – Gilberto Câmara (Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations, Brazil)
  3. Title TBC – Representative from the Inter-American Development Bank
  4. Title TBC — Roberto de Pinho (Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication, Brazil)
  5. RNP support to data-driven research — Leandro Ciuffo (RNP, Brazil)
  6. Scientific Data Analysis at LNCC, Towards a Generic Platform – Fabio Porto (LNCC, Brazil)

 17h30-18h00: Closing remarks and next steps



  1. Enriching Formal Ontologies with Tacit Knowledge for Semantic Integration and Interoperability in Biodiversity Informatics –Andréa Corrêa Flôres Albuquerque (INPA, Brazil)
  2. A Provenance-based Approach to Experiments Reproducibility in Biodiversity Informatics –
    Daniel Lins Silva (INPA, Brazil)
  3. Using Linked Data for sharing Biodiversity Open Data –
    Kleberson Junio do Amaral Serique (Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Pará - Campus de Santarém, Brazil)                                                                                                                                                                                              
Mustapha Mokrane,
16 Feb 2018, 03:42