Nicky Nicolson attended the Biodiversity Information Standards annual conference (https://tdwg.github.io/conferences/2017/) in Ottawa, Canada. This is an association which develops standards to represent and interchange biodiversity information. The conference includes both practical work on standards development and documentation, and traditional conference presentations on research which has been enabled by the provision of standardised data from heterogenous sources. Recent conferences have shown greater take-up of intelligent data analysis techniques. Nicky co-authored a presentation on the development of large-scale analytics infrastructures as part of a collaboration with the Advanced Computing and Information Systems Laboratory at University of Florida in the iDigBio (https://www.idigbio.org/) project.
Conference abstracts are available here: https://biss.pensoft.net/collection/25/
Updated on 18th October 2017.