Today, mankind’s scholarly knowledge is stored in millions of papers, in 10,000s of databases that are rarely interlinked, 1,000s of software repositories with no central search facility, and of course in experts' heads around the globe and across the landscape of science. Many scientific projects and experiments require access not only to results published in papers but also to the raw or processed data used, the services/algorithms/tools applied, and the people which performed the work. Ideally, an experiment can be re-run, new data can be analyzed using the same tools, or all experts familiar with a dataset/algorithm can be retrieved. 

The workshops aim to identify the general features of cyber-enabled knowledge management tools in support of discovery. Specifically, they will address two major challenges:

Both challenges and potential solutions will be discussed in detail using two application domains of major economic and societal importance: science of science studies and biomedical research. The goal is to identify synergistic collaborations, technological opportunities, and high impact application domains for research and applications towards more effective knowledge management tools.


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