Overview and Topics

Abstract and paper submissions are now closed.

eScience continues to have a transformative impact across all fields. New discoveries are increasingly driven by the techniques and technologies of advanced computing, and eScience is the only community that brings together researchers, practitioners, sponsors, and users, across all disciplines and at all scales, to share ideas about how to design, deliver, and use these approaches. The eScience 2016 conference will serve as the premier forum to present the latest research in systems, applications, and products from the international and interdisciplinary eScience community.

A special emphasis for the 2016 conference is data-intensive science, scientific data management, and data science. In recent years, data-intensive science has taken center stage, and for good reason: in all fields, and at all scales, the bottleneck of discovery has shifted from data acquisition to data analysis, and the software and systems designed to extract knowledge from large, noisy, heterogeneous datasets are having transformative impact. In addition to the core topics of the eScience community, we encourage papers on systems, methods, and infrastructure supporting the integration, management, analysis, and visualization of complex datasets in one or more scientific fields.

Major topics include but are not limited to:

Data-Intensive Science:

  • Scientific Databases
  • Open Science and Open Data
  • Sharing Sensitive Data and Data Privacy
  • Collaborative Data Analysis
  • Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • Citizen Science

Cyberinfrastucture for Science:

  • Cloud computing platforms and applications
  • High-performance computing platforms and applications
  • Scalable Dataflow platforms and applications
  • Complexity-hiding middleware
  • Application deployment and integration

Progress in major theme areas, e.g.:

  • Precision Medicine, Translational Health Research
  • Climate, Environmental, and Earth Science
  • Civic Tech, Urban Data Science, Smart and Connected Communities
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Digital Humanities
  • Education Analytics
  • Engineering


  • Scholarly Big Data and Large-Scale Bibliometrics
  • Altmetrics and Scholarly Impact
  • Reproducibility Studies
  • Scientific Demographics
  • Sustainability, Costs, and Funding

Important Dates

  • Conference: October 23 through 27, 2016
  • Abstract Submission deadline: Midnight PDT Monday May 23 Now closed
  • Paper Submission Deadline: Midnight PDT Monday May 30 Now closed
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 5, 2016
  • Camera-Ready Papers due: August 19, 2016

The conference proceedings are planned to be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.

Submission Process

Authors are invited to submit unpublished, original work as full conference paper of not more than 10 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines.

Templates are available from http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

Authors should submit a PDF that will print on a postscript printer to https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ESCIENCE2016.

During submission of your camera-ready paper, you will go to the IEEE website to transfer the copyright. You will be asked for the Publication Title. Please use:

2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on eScience

Note: First you will be asked to create an account on the CMT site if you do not already have one. Once you create an account and log in, you will arrive at a generic CMT page. At this point it’s perhaps easiest to click the link above again to be taken directly to the eScience submission site. (Alternatively you can search for the eScience page in the provided list.)

It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted paper register for the full (non-student) conference.