Accelerating Scientific Discovery - 3rd National eScience Symposium

8 October 2015 from 09:30 to 17:30 hrs
Amsterdam ArenA
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This symposium will introduce scientists and researchers from all disciplines to digital technologies relevant to their field. The symposium will showcase world-class data-driven and compute-intensive research.

The grand societal challenges of the coming years, such as climate change, increased population size and aging, resource scarcity and increased urbanization require innovative scientific and technological interventions. One of the most important single factors in addressing these challenges and revolutionizing scientific practice will be increased capacity to harness the power of computing technology.


  • Alexander Rinnooy Kan, Universiteit van Amsterdam – Nationale Wetenschapsagenda
  • José van Dijck, president KNAW – Big data, grand challenges: On digitization and humanities research
  • Tony Hey, University of Washington – eScience and the Fourth Paradigm for Scientific Discovery
  • Leonard Smith, University of Oxford – Doing Science in the Dark


  • Life Sciences & eHealth (partner: Dutch Techcenter for Life Sciences, DTL)
  • Environment & Sustainability (partner: Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI)
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (partner: eHumanities Group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, KNAW)
  • Physics & Beyond (partner: National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Nikhef)
  • Disruptive Computer & Data Science (ICT research Platform Netherlands, IPN)

For Who?

This symposium will be of interest to researchers (from academia and industry), students, data scientists, scientific administrators, CIOs and CTOs. It will be relevant to chemists, physicists, biologists, social scientists, computer scientists, mathematicians and more.


Register for this free to attend event the Netherlands eScience Center website.