Join us at the Dutch eScience Symposium 2019 in Amsterdam

Soon there will be another Dutch eScience Symposium 2019 in Amsterdam. We thought it might be a good place to meet and listen to e-science talks. Stream HPC in the end is just making scientific software, so we’re here at the right place. The eScience Center is a government institute that aims to advance eScience in the Netherlands.

Interested? Read on!

6th annual National eScience Symposium: Digital Challenges in Open Science

Netherlands eScience Center will host
its 6th annual National eScience Symposium on 21
November 2019 at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam. The theme of
this year’s edition is ‘Digital Challenges in Open Science’ and
will focus on the ways that innovative digital technologies can be
used to advance Open Science. The Dutch National eScience Symposium
is a one-day event where academic researchers, industry
representatives and policy-makers from various disciplines come
together to discuss and share views on the latest developments in

digital technologies to advance Open Science

According to the
European Commission “Open Science represents a new approach to the
scientific process based on cooperative work and new ways of
diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and new
collaborative tools. The idea captures a systemic change to the way
science and research have been carried out for the last fifty years:
shifting from the standard practices of publishing research results
in scientific publications towards sharing and using all available
knowledge at an earlier stage in the research process.” The 2017
Coalition Agreement of the Dutch cabinet states that very soon “Open
Science […] will be the norm in scientific research”.

The systematic
change of the practice of science is made possible only by a close
collaboration between practitioners, policy-makers and the designers
and developers of new digital solutions and tools. In particular, the
role of research software and support is essential. The 2019 National
eScience Symposium is an opportunity for anyone working in academia,
industry, research funding, research publishing, and research policy
to engage in fruitful discussions with advanced technology experts.
It is the place for knowledge exchange on these topics, and to help
shape and define the future of Open Science.


The symposium will
feature thematic sessions showcasing world-class research and digital
developments around Open Science. Topics include digital challenges
in open science, the role of open science in space and earth
research, and the European Open Science Cloud. In addition, the
symposium will showcase several demos of cutting-edge research
software developed by the eScience Center and her partners, as well
as the announcement of the Young eScientist Award 2019.

Young eScientist Award 2019

year young and ambitious researchers can participate in the Young
eScientist Award competition. The award aims to stimulate a young
scientist demonstrating excellence in eScience: the development or
application of digital technology to address scientific challenges.
The Netherlands eScience Center awards €50,000 worth of expertise
to the winner. At the symposium the Young eScientist 2019 will be

Read last year’s winning research idea by Esther Bron.


– 09:45: Registration & Coffee
09:45 – 10-00: Welcome by
director Netherlands eScience Center
10:00 – 10:30: Keynote
Speech by Prof. Frank Miedema, Vice Rector for Research at Utrecht
10:30 – 11:00: Coffee & networking – incl.
information stands partners
11:00 – 12:30: Sessions on various
Open Science topics, including keynote, lightning talks and
12:30 – 13:30: Lunch & networking – incl.
information stands partners
13:30 – 15:00: Sessions on various
Open Science topics, including keynote, lightning talks and
15:00 – 15:15: Young eScientist Award 2019
– 15:30: Closing + Young eScience
15:45 – 18:00: Demo exhibition, networking, and drinks


Johan Cruijff ArenA
ArenA Boulevard 1


Tickets are currently €35 and can be ordered from


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