WRSIC 2016 : Workshop on Research Infrastructure and Services in the Cloud
Call For Papers
Successful research programs are supported by a rich and varied scaffolding of people and services. Over the past two decades, digital research infrastructures and online services have grown more vital to meeting the needs of researchers. The advent of service-oriented computing, and its natural descendant cloud computing, has enabled research infrastructure that is software-defined, and thus more agile and versatile. Access to data with increasing volume, velocity, and variety, and to sophisticated algorithms via web service APIs, and the provisioning of software-as-a-service, has lowered barriers to adopting digital tools and infrastructure that support research.
WRISC will serve as a venue for the consideration of research infrastructure and services, grounded in the key enabling technologies of service-oriented and cloud computing.
We solicit papers in the following areas:
describing infrastructure, services, tools, and platforms for supporting:
research and scholarly work
research data management
communication or interoperation between and among disciplines
tracking or assessing research productivity
knowledge discovery and synthesis
assessing the prevalence and support of digital scholarship
data management in research, including Big Data
social and research networks, including calculating metrics and altmetrics
eliciting, understanding, and defining requirements
research software development, testing, maintenance, and evolution
assessment of training or capability gaps
questions of scaling or runtime management
policy, regulations, and funding regarding shared research infrastructure
the social, political, and organizational implications of the evolution of research infrastructure
migration of existing infrastructure to the cloud
the introduction, integration, and adoption of infrastructure.
Work that is multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary is encouraged. Not all disciplines have adopted digital scholarship at the same pace and in the same way. As a result, often infrastructure, metadata, data formats, digital repositories, services, open-source software, and other mechanisms for supporting research evolved to be discipline-specific.
All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
The workshop solicits outstanding original research and practice papers on all aspects of supporting research. Papers should clearly demonstrate the research or practical contribution, the relevance to the field, and the relationship to prior work. Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. All papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.
Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets, see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0). Submissions must be in English and not to exceed 15 pages including all references and figures. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF to the conference submission system, EasyChair. Short papers and position papers are welcomed.
For each accepted paper, at least one author must attend the conference and present the paper. The deadline for identifying and registering this individual will be at the time when the camera-ready version is submitted.