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eScience Workshop 2013

From Data to Discovery

Held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on e-Science

October 22–25, 2013 | Beijing, China

China National Convention Center, BeijingChina National Convention Center, BeijingThe 2013 Microsoft eScience Workshop was held October 22 to 25 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, in conjunction with the ninth IEEE International Conference on e-Science. Discussions and presentations explored how computing continues to take us From Data to Discovery.

This tenth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop continued the ongoing dialogue centered on applications in broad areas of scientific investigation, such as environmental studies, bioinformatics, and climate understanding; presented new results in data modeling; and provided an opportunity for open discourse on developments in urban computing. Discussions covered eScience computing needs from data collection, data analytics, and machine learning to visualization. The topics selected for this year’s program created the opportunity for a rich, interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

eScience Workshop co-chairs

Dan Fay Eric Chang 
Dan Fay
Director of Earth, Energy, and Environment,
Microsoft Research Connections 

Eric Chang 

Senior Director of Technology Strategy and Communications,
Microsoft Research Asia


About the workshop

Each year, the eScience Workshop provides a forum for scientists and researchers to share their experiences and expertise with the academic and research communities. The eScience Workshop fosters collaboration, facilitates the sharing of software components and techniques, and defines rich, open scientific challenges. Microsoft has been actively pursuing research in eScience for more than 10 years; the book, The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, provides a background on its many areas of focus.