Special Issue of Data Science Journal 

All Polar Data Forum II participants will be invited to submit a Forum paper towards a  special issue of the CODATA Data Science Journal (DSJ) summarizing the outcomes of the Polar Data Forum II.   The CODATA Data Science Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal, publishing papers on the management, dissemination, use and reuse of research data and databases across all research domains, including science, technology, the humanities and the arts. For more information about the Data Science Journal, please see http://datascience.codata.org/.  

Guest editors for the special issue will be Dr. Peter Pulsifer, Dr. Julie Friddell and Prof. Ellsworth LeDrew.  The process will be a collaborative effort with the DSJ Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Sarah Callaghan, Dr. Simon Hodson, Executive Director of CODATA and member of the PDF II International Advisory Committee, and the DSJ Editorial Board.

For authors submitting papers, detailed submission instructions http://datascience.codata.org/about/submissions/ can be found on the DSJ website .  Note that authors will be invited to submit research papers, practice papers, or data papers.  See the submission guidelines http://datascience.codata.org/about/submissions/ for more details on the difference between these article types.  All manuscripts submitted will undergo a peer review process and publication will be continent up recommendation for publication by reviewers, the guest editors, DSJ Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board.  If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for publication please contact us ccin@uwaterloo.ca.

As DSJ is a fully open access, electronic journal, there is no upper limit on the number of articles that can be accommodated. Publication charges of £350 will apply.  The organizers of PDF II have secured limited funding to cover publication charges.  Authors can apply for publication funding support by contacting us ccin@uwaterloo.ca before or at the time of manuscript submission.

The deadline for manuscript submission through the DSJ submission site http://datascience.codata.org/about/submissions/  is 11 January 2016.

Articles from presentations from the first Polar Data Forum, in Tokyo, were produced in a Special Issue of the Data Science Journal.  The 2014 PDF I Special Issue can be accessed at the following link:  http://datascience.codata.org/2/volume/13/issue/0/

If you have any problems with the submission process, please contact us.


Poster presentations

Poster presentations can be up to the following size: 1160 mm (46 inches) wide x 1140 mm (45 inches) high. Posters will be displayed in the meeting room (Main Hall, Federation Hall, University of Waterloo). The poster boards will be available at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, 27 October. We encourage you to hang your poster as early as you can, to maximize the time available for viewing. To retain your poster, please take it down by 5:00 PM on Thursday, 29 October. Otherwise, it will be removed and recycled.

Two highly interactive presentation sessions have been scheduled in the Final AgendaPoster presenters will be invited to briefly introduce their poster (1-2 minutes) to all Forum participants at the beginning of your assigned poster session. ***Poster presenters: Please provide one presentation slide (in PowerPoint, Keynote, or .pdf format) to Julie Friddell by the end of the day Friday, 23 October, so it can be pre-loaded on to the presentation laptop and included in the live web cast.

Oral presentations

Oral presentations will be 12 minutes long, with time for questions between presentations and discussion at the end of the session. ***Oral presenters: Please provide your presentation file (in PowerPoint, Keynote, or .pdf format) to Julie Friddell by the end of the day Friday, 23 October, so it can be pre-loaded on to the presentation laptop and included in the live web cast.

Abstract Submissions Closed (Deadline 1 July 2015)

The Abstract Template form, with instructions for preparation of Abstracts for oral and poster presentations, is available at the following link:


Notification of acceptance: sent 31 July 2015

After reviewing submitted abstracts, the International Advisory Committee has informed each presenting author of the result of its review (accepted/accepted after revisions/rejected). Please note that the number of speakers in each session is limited, thus while the IAC has made every attempt to include all submitted presentations, we ask for your understanding that this may not be possible for the case of oral presentations, and some authors have been offered the opportunity to contribute a poster presentation instead. It is recognized by the Forum organizers that oral and poster presentations are equivalent in terms of contribution to the Forum and its outcomes.
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CCIN Manager,
15 May 2015, 13:56