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Dagstuhl Seminar - Citizen Science: Design and Engagement Event

2 - 5 July 2017
Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik GmbH (English: Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics)

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Professor Elena Simperl on +442380597692 or email .

Event details

While the history of amateur involvement in scientific discovery originated long before the establishment of modern academic institutions, the Web and digital technologies have fundamentally re-vitalized and expanded the ways and scale in which untrained citizens can participate in scholarly research. The Citizen Science projects have thus far enlisted the help of millions of volunteers in a wide array of scientific inquiries, ranging from the taxonomic classification of galaxies and the creation of an online encyclopedia of all living species on Earth, to the derivation of solutions to protein folding problems and the tracking and measuring the population and migratory patterns of animals in the Serengeti national park. This new, more inclusive way of pursuing science is proving successful in many ways: it gives scientists around the world an effective, affordable way to collect and analyze large amounts of data in a short period of time, popularizes scientific topics to wider audiences, and encourages the formation of amateur scientific communities, which initiate their own projects and deliver notable results.

This Dagstuhl Seminar is meant as a platform to discuss and explore the aspects and to prospect the future of the citizen science research, platforms, and applications. It will feature a mixture of keynotes, lightning talks, brainstorming sessions, and demonstrations of existing systems. Find out more here .

Dagstuhl Seminar - Citizen Science: Design and Engagement

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