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GN12: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop

Greener Nano 2012: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop in Portland, Oregon on July 30, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center.

The quantity of information on nanomaterial properties and behavior continues to grow exponentially. Without a concerted effort to organize and mine disparate information coming out of current research efforts, the value and effective use of this information will be limited at best.  At worst, erroneous conclusions will be drawn and data will not be translated to knowledge.  Nanoinformatics inherently supports a community-based approach to filter the noise and enhance the value of global information in nanoscience and nanotechnology.   Much progress has been made through grassroots efforts in nanoinformatics resulting in a multitude of resources and tools for nanoscience researchers.  At this point, it is important to critically evaluate and refine nanoinformatics applications in order to best inform the science and support the future of predictive nanotechnology.  

GN12 will bring together informatics groups with materials scientists and active nanoscience researchers to evaluate and reflect on the tools/resources that have recently emerged in support of predictive nanotechnology. The goals of this workshop are to establish a better understanding of current applications and clearly define immediate and projected informatics infrastructure needs for the nanotechnology community.  We will use the theme of nanoEHS to provide real-world, concrete examples on how informatics can be utilized to advance our knowledge and guide nanoscience.  

Deadlines and other information

Registration Link:  http://nanoinformatics.org/2012/overview

Workshop Goals: To establish a better understanding of current applications and clearly define immediate and projected informatics infrastructure needs for the nanotechnology community. We will use the theme of nanoEHS to provide real-world, concrete examples on how informatics can be utilized to advance our knowledge and guide nanoscience. Anticipated outcomes of the workshop will include: i) description of a community-based ideal data lifecycle, ii) nanomaterial description requirements for effective data modeling, and iii) a logical framework for integration of nanoinformatics tools and resources.

Workshop Preparation

Two preliminary webinars will be hosted to ensure a productive workshop. It is expected that workshop participants will review materials provided in Webinar Part I and will take part in Webinar Part II.

Webinar Part I – available July 9th at noon EDT 
http://nanoinformatics.org/node/27

Pre-recorded overviews of current nanoinformatics tools and resources

Webinar Part II – on July 25 from noon-2:00pm EDT

Interactive webinar for questions/comments/feedback on tools and resources as well as discussion of breakout session topics http://nanoinformatics.org/node/27

Post comments and questions prior to the webinar:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/greener-nano-2012-nanoinformatics-ws

Breakout Session Topics: Data Lifecycle to Support a Sustainable Cyber-Toolbox, Use of Nanoinformatics for Predictive Modeling, and Nanoinformatics Integration

Accomodations: http://nanoinformatics.org/node/29

Hotel reservations should be made no later than July 15thLet the representative know that you are part of the ‘Nano Conference’.

Sponsors
 
Contact: Jessica Adamick, InterNano Project Manager National Nanomanufacturing Network at jadamick@library.umass.edu
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