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09/20/2012 - 8:00am to 09/21/2012 - 4:00pm

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The Second International Workshop on Climate Informatics
September 20 - 21, 2012

Hosted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

The threat of climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing society. Given the profound impact machine learning has made on the natural sciences to which it has been applied, such as the field of bioinformatics, we are forging and encouraging collaborations between machine learning (as well as data mining and statistics) and climate science in order to accelerate progress in answering pressing questions in climate science.
The goal of this workshop is to incubate this nascent field, climate informatics. Recent progress on climate informatics reveals that collaborations with climate scientists also open interesting new problems for machine learning. There are myriad collaborations possible at the intersection of these two fields. We hope that every workshop attendee leaves with a new collaboration in climate informatics. The format of the workshop will emphasize communication among the various fields, with a strong emphasis on brainstorming and break-out sessions, as well as panel discussions.

Networking reception on September 20
NOTE: if you attended Climate Informatics 2011 (The First International Workshop on Climate Informatics), please fill out this short (only a page!) anonymous survey!

This year we are very pleased to be offering travel fellowships. Anyone who submits a poster abstract is eligible; fellowships will be awarded competitively upon review of the submitted abstracts. Please indicate with your submission whether you wish to be considered for a travel fellowship.

Important dates:

(Abstract submissions are now closed)

Friday, August 3, 2012 ------------------------------ Author notification

Friday, August 3, 2012 ------------------------------ Travel fellowship notification

Friday, August 31, 2012 ----------------------------- Revised abstracts due

Thursday-Friday, September 20-21, 2012 ---------- Workshop takes place at NCAR, in Boulder, CO


Contact: For more information, to get involved, or to sign up to receive announcements, please contact us here: climate.informatics.workshop@gmail.com.

The conference logo image is courtesy of Michael Tippett. Colors show deviations of sea-surface temperatures from their climatological values in the equatorial Pacific from January 1997 to April 2000 with time going counter-clockwise.