Call for contributions: New Zealand eResearch Symposium 2011

The call for contributions has now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted an abstract for consideration. All abstracts will be reviewed by the committee and you will be notified shortly.


We now welcome submission of descriptions for presentations, posters, workshops and demonstrations. Descriptions will be final, with no additional articles required. Submissions should address any aspect of eResearch, including the infrastructure, platforms, middleware, services; and use-cases from the sciences, humanities, engineering, social sciences and medical fields.

Submission details

Please provide a description of your submission (no greater than 300 words), clearly noting your preferred format for presenting: oral presentation, poster, workshop or demonstration.  Submissions should use Times New Roman style font and 12 point text and should be in PDF format.

  1. Please refer to the submission form as a guide for your submission.
  2. Email your submission to

Evaluation of Proposals

All submissions will be reviewed by the programme committee. Relevance to the theme of eResearch, originality, and applicability to the symposium audience are key considerations in the acceptance of all submissions. All submitters will receive a letter confirming the outcome of their proposal. The organising committee reserves the right to accept your proposal under a different category for example accepting a paper as a poster.

Important dates

  • The deadline for submission of proposals is 21 April 2011
  • Presenters will be informed whether their proposal has been accepted early May
  • All presenters will need to have registered for the symposium no later than 20 May 2011 in order to guarantee a place in the programme.

New Zealand eResearch Symposium

eResearch encompasses all of the information technology infrastructure and software that supports a research community. This includes the computing platforms, the software platforms that connects equipment, data, and other computing resources with people, along with collections management, platforms to run experiments, and advanced collaboration tools. eResearch communities thrive on deep engagement with researchers, supporting the formation and operation of effective digitally supported research communities.

New Zealand's eResearch community is growing confidence and experience across a broad range of research application & service areas, in the humanities and social sciences, physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.  The symposium aims to bring together practitioners from a range of research communities, including those involved in using, developing, and supporting software applications and services which take advantage of distributed collaboration platforms for team science, including grid middleware, high performance computing, data infrastructure, advanced video-conferencing, advanced research networks.  It is also an opportunity to meet some of the leaders of eResearch initiatives within NZ and internationally, and to hear about best-practice and to share understanding and experiences.

Ministry of Science and InnovationSupported by the Ministry of Research, Science & Technology eResearch programme.