4th National eScience Symposium: 'Science in a digital world'



09:30 hrs


Amsterdam ArenA


Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice

'Science in a Digital World' is a day-long event where scientists and researchers from different fields meet to discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice.

The symposium will feature five thematic sessions showcasing world-class data-driven and compute-intensive research in different fields: 
Sports & eHealth  |  Social Data  |  Astronomy  |  Smart Energy |  Data Science.

The thematic sessions are organized in partnership with ASTRON, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), COMMIT2data, Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS) and SURFsara.


Fernando Pérez (University of California, creator of IPhyton)
Data Science: hype, substance and intellectual challenges

Ronald Stolk (University of Groningen)
Big Data in health research

Sally Wyatt (eHumanities KNAW)
Stories with/about BIG (Open) Data

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Digital technology cross-cuts all scientific domains. Our understanding of the Universe, dealing with the challenges of climate change and discovering new energy sources, analyzing population dynamics, or tracking athletes' performances are just a couple of areas where digital technology is being used to enhance scientific research. 

The cross-cutting aspect means that technologies used in one field can be applicable across other fields. This annual symposium is an opportunity to meet with researchers (from academia and industry), students, data scientists, scientific administrators, CIOs and CTOs dealing with the challenges and potential of digital technologies; from the humanities to physics and beyond.