Call For Workshops

23 May, 2017, Lawrence, KS
Data in the Middle: The common language of research

The deadline for submissions has passed.
Notification of acceptance: February 2017

The conference committee seeks workshops that highlight this year’s theme, Data in the Middle: The Common Language of Research. We are looking for workshops addressing recent changes in the field as well as workshops targeting early-career professionals. To read more about the conference theme, see the conference Call for Proposals.

Workshop topics might include:

  • Infrastructures, tools, and resources for data production, analysis, and publication
  • Metadata standards for enhancing the utility of data
  • Privacy, confidentiality, and regulation issues around sensitive data, and/or techniques to de-identify data
  • Use and curation of data in the digital humanities
  • Roles, responsibilities, and relationships in supporting data at colleges and universities
  • Facilitating data exchange and sharing
  • Data and statistical literacy, including teaching strategies and approaches
  • Enabling citation of research data and persistent identifiers
  • Skills and competencies for data librarians, curators and archivists
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis: tools, data, and metadata standards
  • Tools and techniques for data visualization
  • Qualitative/quantitative data collection, analysis, and preservation
  • Data science, data analytics, text mining, and/or dealing with big data
  • Data/software carpentry and tools/strategies for reproducible research
  • Leadership, management, and/or other workplace skills for data professionals
  • Tools, apps, and APIs

Successful workshop proposals will blend lecture and active learning techniques. The conference planning committee will provide the necessary classroom space and, depending on need and availability, computing supplies for workshops. Some workshop spaces will rely on participants to supply their own laptop (or tablet if appropriate). Proposals should outline needed computer hardware and software, if any, or specify if participants should bring their own. For examples of past IASSIST workshops, see the 2015 workshop program.

Typically workshops are half-day with 2-hour and 3-hour options. Workshops will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Please use this online submission form to submit your workshop proposal. Choose “Workshop” under Submission Type and make sure to fill out all of the information in the section called Workshops Additional Information.

If you have questions or would like to suggest a workshop presenter or topic, please email Workshop Coordinators Jenny Muilenburg (jmuil ‘at’ and Andy Rutkowski (arutkowski ‘at’