IDCC17 - Speakers announced

Bridget Robinson | 25 January 2017

The Welcome address at the Pre-Conference Drinks Reception on Monday 20 February will be given by Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh. Tim has had a long and illustrious career with his academic output covering topics relating to computer based learning, artificial intelligence, and mathematics education, including 10 books, 22 BBC television programmes and over 100 journal articles.

Alice Daish is the Data Scientist at the British Museum and is focusing on making the museum data-driven by 2018. Her talk on Tuesday 21 February will address the topic of "Data-Driven Museums" and will provide an interesting insight into her vision for the future.

Chris Williams is Professor of Machine Learning in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, and University Liaison Director for the Alan Turing Institute. He is interested in a wide range of theoretical and practical issues in machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, probabilistic graphical models and computer vision. His talk on Wednesday 22 February will be entitled "Towards Automating the Data Analytics Process."

Cliff Lynch once again provides the summing up at the end of the Conference on Wednesday 22 February. Cliff has led the Coalition for Networked Information since 1997. Cliff has been a supporter of the Digital Curation Centre from its inception in 2004 and states "I've been participating in IDCC conferences since the beginning. This has evolved into a key international venue to explore the broad range of issues involved in curating digital content, and combines a research and practice in a particularly valuable way."

The award for the best research paper and best poster will be presented by Gavin McLachlan, the Chief Information Officer and Librarian to the University of Edinburgh. Gavin is responsible for the overall management of the Information Service Group, which includes Computing Services, Learning Technology Services, and Library, Museum and Gallery Services.

Final details will be added to the programme over the next few weeks.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh very soon.