Sesión Inaugural: Discovery Informatics I

Discovery Informatics focuses on computing advances aimed at identifying scientific discovery processes that require knowledge assimilation and reasoning, and applying principles of intelligent computing and information systems in order to understand, automate, improve, and innovate any aspects of those processes Discovery Informatics would require advancing basic research in many areas of computing, including: information extraction and text understanding to process publications and lab notebooks; synthesis of models from first principles, hypotheses, or data analysis; dynamic and adaptive design of data analysis methods; design, execution, and steering of experiments; selective data collection; data and model visualization; theory and model revision; collaborative activities that improve data understanding and synthesis; intelligent interfaces for scientists; design of new processes for scientific discovery; and computational mechanisms to represent and communicate scientific knowledge to colleagues, researchers in other disciplines, students, and the public.

Yolanda Gil Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California