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Aims of NCODDR

The main aim of this conference is for promoting awareness about open data and access to local, regional, national and Global open data initiatives. TheNational conference of Open Data and Data repository (NCODRR) provides a common platform for discussing research data sharing and research data, management, policies, tools and techniques etc. The conference also explores the opportunities and challenges of open research data in Science, social science, technology, agriculture, medicine and culture. This broad scope means that such services are often seen as requiring a joint effort from university, R & D, library, IT centre, faculties, Industry people and other stakeholders.

The Conference on "Open Data and Data Repositories, at "Cochin University of Science & Technology, 06-08 March 2018, will address these issues. The event will comprise invited keynotes, research papers, practice papers from scientists and experts real time working in the field. The conference will provide a forum for universities, scientists from various discipline, libraries, NGO's and computer and information professionals to share their experiences and to learn from each other.

Themes and Sub Themes

I. Open Data and Open Scholarship

  • Open data and data revolution
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Scholarly workflows and Publishing Scientific Knowledge
  • Open Access, Open Knowledge and Research Data

II. Research Data Management

  • Infrastructure for data management
  • Data Acquisition, Storage and Workflows
  • Data Repositories and Data Curation
  • Metadata Standards and Interoperability
  • Digital Conservation and Preservation
  • Data Management licenses, policies and embargoes
  • Reuse and analysis of Scientific data
  • Best Practices and Case Studies

III. Big Data and Data Mining

  • Linked data and Data mining
  • Big and Open data for innovation
  • Community information and Big data
  • Big data in Agriculture and Medical Informatics
  • Big data and Open Learning

IV. Libraries and Big Data

  • Big Data Management – Role of Libraries
  • Research Data Services
  • Skills and Competencies for data management
  • Research Metrics and data handling

V. IPR Aspects

  • Right Management
  • Issues related to indigenous and cultural data
  • Preservation, storage and sharing
  • Research data and Reuse

VI. Tools and Techniques for data management

  • Data management Software
  • Open tools and techniques for data management
  • Big data and Cloud Computing
  • Data Representation and Visualization

Registration Details

Scientists, Teachers, Students, Researchers, NGOs, Scholars, Library and Information professionals can attend this conference.

Registration Fee: Rs 3000/- (Rupees Three thousand only.)

Mode of Payment:

DD in Favour of University Librarian, CUSAT, payable at SBI, Cochin University Campus Branch, Cochin 682022

Important Dates:

Registration opens: 20th December 2017

Last Date for Paper submission: 31st January 2018

Intimation for paper acceptance: 15th February 2018

Registration Form


Dr. Neeta Varma

Director General
NIC, Govt. of India

Dr.Usha Majoo Munshi

Head, Library, IIPA
ICSU-CODATA National Committee Member

Dr. A.R.D Prasad

Prof.& Head

Dr. K Mohan Kumar

Director, ACARR, CUSAT

Mrs. Alka Mishra

Scientist –F, NIC, Govt. of India

Dr. Devika Madalli

Professor, DRTC

Mr. P. Jayarajan

Library Advisor, University of Malayalam

Dr. M.G Sreekumar

Adjunct Professor, IIM

Dr. Judy M.V

Professor, CUSAT

Dr. Syam Adusumilli

Vice President, IT

Dr.Shyam Diwakar

Associate Professor,
Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Dr.Harinder Pal Singh Karla

Professor, Dept of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University

Dr Indiradevi

Kerala Agricultural University , Trichur

Dr Ramesh C. Gaur

Director(Library &Information)
Head -Kalanidhi Division
Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) (Ministry of Culture, Government of India ) New Delhi.

Dr.R.K Chadha

Adjunct Faculty
(Retd. Additional secretary Parliament of India)
Banasthali Vidyapeeth University.

Paper Submission

Selected papers of the conference will be published in Indian Journal of Library Science aka LIBRARY HERALD.

Author Instructions

Online Submission of Papers(Closed)

Accepted Papers

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