[ESIP-all] Monday Update: New ESIP Partner Apps | Early bird deadline - Nov. 30 | Info Quality and Visioneers today!

Erin Robinson erinrobinson at esipfed.org
Mon Nov 5 10:37:32 EST 2012

Hi All -

A busy morning!

First things - the Information Quality cluster is restarting, today, 12
EST. Visioneers, ESIP collaboration area leads and others interested in
Winter Meeting sessions are having a call at 1 EST, today to discuss
coordination around the ESIP Winter Meeting
<http://esipfed.org/meetings>theme, "ESIP Advancing Earth Science
Information: From Climate Assessment
to Intelligence to Action". Call-in details for both are on the telecon
calendar <http://esipfed.org/telecons>.

*ESIP Winter Meeting* <http://esipfed.org/meetings>
- Meeting Session
is this Friday. We will have a preliminary agenda posted Friday afternoon
for those that need documentation for travel.
- Early registration rates have been extended to Friday, November 30. After
that in-person rates go up $100.
- Reminder about our new ESIP awards
<http://esipfed.org/peer-recognition>- the Presidents Award and ESIP
Partner of the Year. Nominations due
December, 1.

Finally, we are excited to share that we have eight *new ESIP partner
applications <http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Partnership_Applications>*up
for review and comment. If you know of other organizations that would
interested in joining ESIP, here is a link to our online

*Around the Federation: *
[Post Doc-Opp] *AGU Congressional Science Fellow* - Fellows perform as
regular staff members. In the past they have performed every type of work
normally asked of the permanent staff, whether they are in individual
offices or with committees. 1-yr term and applications due Feb. 1. For
details: http://www.agu.org/sci_pol/cong_fellowship/csf_terms.shtml

*CFP: Cloud Computing and Big Data Special Issue* to be published with
Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems (CEUS) This CEUS special issue is
to capture the cutting-edge research, development, education, and
application of Cloud Computing and Big Data. The special issue is
especially interested in “how Cloud Computing enabled Big Data processing
for scientific research, application building, and educational activities”
and “how Big Data challenges foster advancement, enablement, and
optimization of Cloud Computing platforms”. We invite extended 300-word
abstract submissions, which will be reviewed to select full paper
submissions, of which accepted papers will be published in early 2014 after
the journal's peer review process. Abstracts and inquiries are welcome and
should be addressed to the guest editor:  Chaowei Yang (cyang3 at gmu.edu),
Joint Center of Intelligent Spatial Computing for Water/Energy Sciences,
College of Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

[Job Opp] - We are seeking outstanding, self-starting, strategic, reliable,
and politically astute *candidates for two positions in the Research Data
Alliance*  and the new Rensselaer Center for a Digital Society (CDS) (URLs
from the RPI HR website below and position attachments from the RPI website
attached).  Both positions will report to Dr. Fran Berman (
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~bermaf/).  The positions are currently for the term
of the RDA / US grant but should persist past three years as we build the
funding base for RDA / US and CDS.  Applicants should apply through the
Rensselaer HR website at

[Job Opp] IT Specialist (Data Management Program Manager), ZP-22110-4 (DE/CR)

This announcement is a call for* expressions of interest to participate in
the Geoscience Terminology Working Group of the **Commission for the
Management and Application of Geoscience Information *(GCI), a Commission
of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).* *The mission of
the group is:* *Develop, review, adopt, publish, and steward vocabularies
and associated documentation for use in geoscience information systems.
Develop liaisons with other semantic interoperability groups to ensure
cross-domain interoperability. Special emphasis should be made to involve
participants and integrate concepts and requirements from regional
communities outside of North America, Europe and Australia. See
http://bit.ly/T6ULaG for more information.

*Telecons:* <http://esipfed.org/telecons>
Today: IQ, Visioneers
Wednesday: Documentation (off week b/c of ESDSWG)

If you have things to share in next week's update send by Sunday night.

Have a good week!

*Erin Robinson*
Information and Virtual Community Director
Foundation for Earth Science | 314.369.9954 | erinrobinson at esipfed.org
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