<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">Call for
Abstracts: AbSciCon Session ‘Big Data in Astrobiology’<br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b><u>DEADLINE: January 18<sup>th</sup>, 2017<span></span></u></b></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%"><img src="cid:ii_1598f4d1c3d95223" alt="Inline image 1" width="545" height="170"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%">Big Data in
astrobiology<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">Conveners: Robert Hazen and Arsev Aydinoglu</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">Details: <span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">Astrobiology
and planetary geology are distinguished by an exponentially growing volume of
data, and the interdisciplinary nature of astrobiology demands analyzing and
integrating diverse types of data. Analysis of combinations of diverse datasets
across astrobiology holds great potential for cutting-edge research; but at the
same time, the scientific community has not fully adapted practices for
research data management (RDM) regarding data preservation, sharing, access,
discovery, reuse, and synthesis.  We
invite abstracts that describe astrobiological questions in the context of planetary
science answerable by Big Data analysis, such as: the use of proteomics and
mineral data to constrain electron receptors for early life; or the interpretation
and prediction of planetary composition, mineralogy and petrology through
advanced data analytics. We also invite abstracts considering best practices in
RDM as applied to astrobiology, on topics such as metadata standards and
interoperability in an interdisciplinary environment; or the existing data
repositories in various disciplines, and their data discovery and reuse.<span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">Submit your
abstract today (deadline Jan 18th)!<span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><a href="http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/abscicon2017/program-abstracts/abstracts/">http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/abscicon2017/program-abstracts/abstracts/</a><span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">We welcome
presenters from a variety of specialties, as well as graduate students who are
currently pursuing research based on digitized data.<span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">Additional
meeting information can be found here: <a href="http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/abscicon2017/">http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/abscicon2017/</a><span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">Please feel
free to email me (<a href="mailto:mmeyer@carnegiescience.edu">mmeyer@carnegiescience.edu</a>) or Arsev Aydinoglu (<a href="mailto:arsevu@gmail.com">arsevu@gmail.com</a>)
if you have any questions.<span></span></p><div><br></div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div><div>----<br>Mike Meyer, PhD<br><br>Geophysical Laboratory<br>Carnegie Institution for Science<br>5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW<br>Washington, DC 20015-1305, USA<br></div></div></div><div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Office: 202-478-8910</span><br></div><div><br></div><div>Professional Website: <a href="https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/mmeyer/" style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-size:small" target="_blank">mmeyer.carnegiescience.edu</a></div>Keck Project Website: <a href="https://dtdi.carnegiescience.edu/" target="_blank">https://dtdi.carnegiescience.edu/</a></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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