The Oxford eResearch Conference 2008
Background to the conference
This multi-disciplinary, international conference on e-Research was organized by a consortium of research projects in association with the journal Information Communication and Society (iCS). It sought to stimulate and inform multi-disciplinary research on the development, use and implications of ICTs (such as the Internet) in shaping research across the disciplines, by bringing together research from key e-Research projects that are examining the role of the Internet, Web and the Grid in research.
The conference also sought to facilitate scholarly communication and publication on this topic, and help foster a broader public understanding of the significance of this area to the sciences and humanities as well as to the public at large.
Collaborating Projects and Programmes
This conference was organized by the journal Information Communication and Society (iCS), in collaboration with a consortium of research projects that included the e-Horizons Project of the James Martin School for the 21st Century (University of Oxford), the EPSRC's Embedding e-Science Applications: Designing and Managing for Usability project, the EPSRC's Networks for Web Science Project, the ESRC's e-Society Programme, the ESRC's National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS), the James Martin 21st Century School (University of Oxford), the Oxford e-Social Science Project (OeSS) (an NCeSS Node), the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC) (University of Oxford), the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) (University of Oxford), and the Social Informatics Research Unit.