[WSSSPE] CFP: Workshop PresQT in September co-located with RDA in Montreal, submissions due to 28 August 2017

Sandra Gesing sandra.gesing at nd.edu
Mon Jul 17 13:13:29 PDT 2017

Dear all,

I would imagine that the following workshop is interesting for many of you.
It would be great if you forward it also to people who might be interested
as well.


We invite you to register for the PresQT Workshop
a free pre-conference event focused on Preservation Quality Tool
development collocated at Research Data Alliance 10th Plenary
in Montreal. The session is scheduled for Monday, Sept 18, from 2-6 PM.

PresQT aims to complement existing repository infrastructure and more
deeply integrate workflow and software preservation tools with an aim
toward data preservation that facilitates scientific reuse and experimental

Workshop participants will explore system architecture alternatives,
discuss user experience opportunities, and prioritize functional
requirements for the proposed tool.

Workshop Format:


   Welcome and short introductory talk about aims of PresQT

   Update on PresQT Needs Analysis early survey results

   Lightning Talks* (5-10 min each, See deadlines below, Submit an

   Break for coffee and tea

   Roundtable Breakouts: Potential groups may include Needs
   Analysis/Survey, Tech Recommendation Report Team, Implementation Funding,
   Features Brainstorming

   Panel Discussion

   Thank you and short summary of next steps, meetings, and outputs for

Target Audience: We seek input from domain researchers, data curators,
repository managers, librarians, software developers, workflow tool
developers, data scientists and editors/publishers.

Important Dates:


   18 July RDA Discounted Hotel rates begin expiring 7/18**

   14 August Early RDA Plenary Registration (340.31 $CAD) deadline***

   18 August RDA Discounted Hotel rates all expire by 8/18**

   28 August PresQT Workshop II Lightning Talk submission deadline*

   31 August Accepted Lightning talks announced

   17 September Regular RDA Plenary Registration (382.78 $CAD) deadline**

   18 September PresQT Workshop II

   19-21 September RDA 10th Plenary Meeting

Express your interest in speaking or co-leading a breakout session by
sending a brief email to presqt-contact-list at nd.edu
and submitting a short (250 words/maximum single page) abstract of your
lightning talk or session concept by August 28th.

This Preservation Quality Tool (PresQT) workshop is designed to expand
on Workshop
One <https://presqt.crc.nd.edu/index.php/workshops/workshop-one>, gather
additional stakeholder input, and gauge community interest to inform
technical and administrative implementation plans for open source Data and
Software Preservation Quality Tools that can be jointly developed by
interested parties.  There is potential for workshop participants to take
the project’s resultant technical and administrative project plans forward
and work together to jointly in future to develop the planned tool(s) as
funded implementation projects, and/or RDA working group activities.

For more information on the PresQT project visit the PresQT website
<https://presqt.crc.nd.edu/> (https://presqt.crc.nd.edu/) or email the
PresQT Team <presqt-contact-list at nd.edu> (presqt-contact-list at nd.edu).  For
more information on RDA P10 please visit https://www.rd-alliance.org.

Depending on your nationality, obtaining a Visa or an Electronic Travel
Authorization (eTA) might be necessary in order to travel to Canada. You
can get more info on visas and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at: RDA
10th Plenary - Visa Information

We hope to see you in Montreal,

John Wang, Rick Johnson, Sandra Gesing and Natalie Meyers

PresQT Team, University of Notre Dame


*Lightning Talks send a brief email to presqt-contact-list at nd.edu
& submit a short (~250 words/no more than single page) abstract of your
session concept by August 28th.

**This year is Montréal's 375th anniversary and celebrations will bring
many visitors in the city. You are encouraged to book your room as soon as
possible. Blocks of guest rooms at discounted RDA rates
are available. The discounted rates expire between July 18-Aug 18 depending
on hotel.

***There is no PresQT workshop registration fee. The PresQT Workshop event
is free to attend. However participants attending the collocated plenary
mtg can save on attendance at that event by registering early.
Sandra Gesing
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Computational Scientist, Center for Research Computing
University of Notre Dame
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