The CSIRO Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science

Image: nucleation process of Pt nanoparticles, courtesy Dr Amanda Barnard and Dr Hector Barron Escobar, Data61;
visualisation by Kristina Johnson, IMT Scientific Computing.


On behalf of the Conference organisers, we invite you to join us at the CSIRO Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science, 2017 (C3DIS 2017).

The Conference will run from 17-20 July, 2017 and be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, located at Southbank  in Melbourne, Australia.

C3DIS builds upon the previous very successful CSIRO Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch Conferences (CSS and eResearch Conferences) which:

  • established communities of practice covering scientific, research and technical expertise;
  • showcased success stories and
  • offered specialised training during the technical workshops.

Aim of the conference

C3DIS aims to build a national community of practice of scientists, researchers, and computing, data and information management specialists from publically funded Australian research organisations. All of these professionals share a common interest: the production of breakthrough science outcomes that require large scale, complex computations and analyses to be carried out over massive data sets.

Why attend?

This conference represents a unique networking opportunity for Australian scientists, researchers and “technology experts” from various domains and organisations to gather, learn from each other’s success stories through the conference sessions. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of technical discussions and workshops, and to listen to leading keynote speakers and participate in stimulating Q&A style panel discussion.

What are we offering participants:

  1. To be informed about the current state of computational and data-intensive science from an Australian context.
  2. Hearing from internationally and nationally renowned experts and scientists about their experiences and views of the changing nature of scientific discovery and the impact of eResearch capabilities and platforms on their work.
  3. Participants can share and exchange “war stories” and successes, both formally at presentations and at networking opportunities, over the four days of the conference and workshops.
  4. For the technologists and scientists interested in improving their currency and developing their technical skills by participating in up to day long workshops covering both established and emerging areas such as DevOps, Machine Learning and Visualisation as well as introduction to scientific computing and specialised areas such as GPU programming.

Who are the conference stakeholders?

Researchers and scientists from CSIRO and other publically funded organisations. The organisations themselves. 

Who are the likely keynote speakers and special participants?

Watch for announcements in the near future.

The event will run as follows:

Monday 17th July, Workshops

Tuesday 18th July, Conference (Day 1)

Tuesday 18th July, Posterboard Session following Conference (pre dinner drinks & canapes)

Tuesday 18th July, Conference Dinner

Wednesday 19th July, Conference (Day 2)

Thursday 20th July, Workshops

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The C3DIS 2017 will bring together researchers with computational and data science specialists from CSIRO, publicly funded research organisations and other invited institutions and organisations. This will enable attendees to share their science outcomes and learnings, and build a community of practice around Computational and Data Intensive science.

Free for CSIRO staff and invited participants