Curated List of Talks/Posters at the Citizen Science Association (Feb 11-12)

When the inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) gets underway next week in San Jose projects and ideas from every end of the spectrum, across many disciplines and encompassing a variety of experiences will be presented, shared and discussed. Citizen Science 2015 isn’t just a forum for collecting ideas on topics ranging from the biological sciences to cyber technologies; it’s an opportunity to make connections, share insights and move the entire field forward.

At the Commons Lab we are excited to see the development and deployment of new technologies, how their benefits can be maximized and the process through which the potential ethical, legal, and social impacts are anticipated, properly understood, and effectively managed. We combed the agenda for some of the topics specifically focusing on technological foresight and governance.

What to see on Day 1

  • 9:55-11:15am Session 1G 230C

Talks: Tackling Grand Challenges and Everyday Problems with Citizen Science

DIGITIZING LANDSCAPES: SENSORS, SATELLITES, & YOU! Julia Kumari Drapkin, iSeeChange; and Lily Bui, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 11:50am-1:10pm Session 2D Lower Level 220D

Panel: Tackling Grand Challenges and Everyday Problems with Citizen Science

THE CROWD & THE CLOUD—USING BROADCAST AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO ADVANCE AND SUPPORT CITIZEN SCIENCE Geoff Haines-Stiles (Session Chair), PI, THE CROWD & THE CLOUD; Waleed Abdalati, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder, and Host, CROWD & CLOUD; Erna Akuginow, Passport to Knowledge/GHSPi; Darlene Cavalier, SciStarter, Science Cheerleader, Arizona State University, Discover Magazine; Rajul Pandya, Thriving Earth Exchange, American Geophysical Union (AGU); Alexis de Belloy, Skoll Global Threats Fund

  • 11:50am-1:10pm Session 2A Lower Level 20A

Symposium – Research and Evaluation on the Citizen Science Experience

MODELING WITH CITIZEN SCIENTISTS: USING COMMUNITY-BASED MODELING TOOLS TO DEVELOP CITIZEN-SCIENCE PROJECTS RESULTING IN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OUTCOMES Daniel Betz and Rebecca Jordan (Session Chair), Rutgers University; Steven Gray, University of Massachusetts; David Mellor and Alycia Crall, Virginia Tech; Greg Newman, Colorado State University

  • 11:50am-1:10pm Session 2E 230A

Talks: Best Practices for Designing, Implementing, and Managing Citizen Science Projects and Programs

THE IMPACT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ON ACCESS TO, DISSEMINATION AND USE OF CITIZEN SCIENCE RESEARCH Teresa Scassa and Haewon Chung, University of Ottawa, Canada

KEEPING IT REAL: MANAGING CITIZEN MONITORING PROGRAMS FOR THE COLLECTION OF ACTIONABLE DATA CONCERNING WATER QUALITY AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT Erick Burres, Clean Water Team

  • 4:10-5:30pm Session 4F 230B

Talks: Tackling Grand Challenges and Everyday Problems with Citizen Science

WHITE PAPER ON CITIZEN SCIENCE FOR EUROPE: OUTCOMES OF THE PARTICIPATORY POLICY MAKING PROCESS Fermin Serrano Sanz, Institute for Biocomputation and Complex Physics Systems of the University of Zaragoza, Ibercivis Foundation

What to see on Day 2

  • 8:10-9:30am Session 5C Lower Level 20A

Talks: Tackling Grand Challenges and Everyday Problems with Citizen Science

RECENT APPLICATIONS OF CONTINENTAL-SCALE PHENOLOGY DATA FOR SCIENCE, CONSERVATION AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Jake Weltzin, U.S. Geological Survey

PRIVACY IN CITIZEN SCIENCE: AN EMERGING CONCERN FOR RESEARCH & PRACTICE Anne Bowser, Katie Shilton, and Jennifer Preece, University of Maryland, College Park

  • 8:10-9:30am Session 5F Lower Level 20D

Talks: Digital Opportunities and Challenges in Citizen Science

CITSCI.ORG: A COMPREHENSIVE CITIZEN SCIENCE SUPPORT PLATFORM Greg Newman and Russell Scarpino, Colorado State University (CSU)/CitSci.org; Alycia Crall, Virginia Tech; Jim Graham, Humboldt State University; Nicole Kaplan, Stacy Lynn, and Melinda Laituri, CSU

  • 9:40-11:00am Session 6E Lower Level 20C

Symposium: Digital Opportunities and Challenges in Citizen Science

HUMAN-CENTERED TECHNOLOGIES FOR CITIZEN SCIENCE

This symposium will showcase research and development at the intersection of citizen science and information technologies, bringing together researchers across social, information, and computer sciences to present work that is typically published in journals and conference proceedings unfamiliar to most of the citizen science practitioner community. The symposium goal is to share the latest insights from scholars whose research focuses on understanding and supporting citizen science through technology, and to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration opportunities among the speakers and at

  • 9:40-11:00am Session 6C Lower Level 20A

Speed Talks: Across Conference Themes

SUPPORTING GLOBAL CITIZEN SCIENCE WITH A MIXED MEDIA INFORMATICS FRAMEWORK Kevin Smith and Laura Read, Tufts University; Fernando Salas, University of Texas at Austin

ENGAGEMENT OF CITIZEN SCIENTISTS—THE UNDERUTILIZED TOOL IN OUR MONITORING TOOL BOX Jana Newman and Natalie Sexton, US Fish and Wildlife Service

LINKING GROUND-BASED VOLUNTEER OBSERVATIONS WITH MODERATE-RESOLUTION SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS OF PHENOLOGY Cathlyn Stylinski, Kavya Pradhan, and Andrew Elmore, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

The Commons Lab looks forward to the new ideas and connections to come from this energizing event!

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