Young Scientists Participation at the 22nd international CODATA Conference
Promoting the involvement and integration of young scientists in the science and technology policy areas is not a new phenomenon and has always been on the agenda of many scientific organizations around the world. However, with the rapid advancement of information and communication technologies and the role it currently plays in the science world, the role of young scientists in maximizing the impact of the digital age on science has been more seriously realized and acknowledged.
Following the highly successful Young Scientists events that took place around the 21st International CODATA Conference in Kyiv in 2008, the 54th CODATA Executive Committee established a Young Scientists Working Group in 2009 to build on these activities and to take the lead and oversee a schedule of Young Scientists activities to be incorporated in and around the 22nd International CODATA Conference that will take place in South Africa in 2010.
We propose that young scientists be one of the main themes of the 2010 conference as in 2008.
Over the coming months we will be posting on this space a list of events, activities focused on and around young data scientists that will be held during this conference. We look forward to your participation.
In the meantime if you are:
- Under 35 years. (In certain cases exceptions may be made but the absolute age limit cannot be over 40)
- Have received a PhD or equivalent within three years prior to the Conference.
If you wish to be put on a mailing list for an update of these activities as they come on line please submit your details firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you in South Africa in 2010.
Raed Sharif'Alexis Pasichny
Co-Chairs CODATA Young Scientists Working Group.