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Invitation to Attend

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organisers, we invite you to join us at the Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science, 2018 (C3DIS 2018), to be held on from 28-31 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

C3DIS 2018 builds upon the previous very successful CSIRO Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch Conferences (CSS and eResearch Conferences) which:

  • established communities of practice covering scientific, research and technical expertise;
  • showcased success stories and
  • offered specialised training during the technical workshops.

C3DIS aims to build a national community of practice of scientists, researchers, and computing, data and information management specialists from publicly funded Australian research organisations. All of these professionals share a common interest: the production of breakthrough science outcomes that require large scale, complex computations and analyses to be carried out over massive data sets.

If you have any questions or suggestions for C3DIS 2018, please do not hesitate to contact the team at Conference Design (mail@conferencedesign.com.au).

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.

Dr John Zic
Conference Chair

Sam Moskwa
Organising Committee Chair

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Venue & Destination

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Venue Address

1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf VIC 3006

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C3DIS Program Committee


  • John Zic, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Committee Members

  • Tim Pugh, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
  • Anthony Hirst, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
  • David Lescinsky,  Geoscience Australia  (GA)
  • Jeremy Campbell-Hand, Department of Defence Science and Technology (DST)
  • Sam Moskwa, Australian eResearch Organisations (AeRO)
  • John Taylor, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Loretta Davis, Australian eResearch Organisations (AeRO)

C3DIS Conference Chair

  • Dr John Zic, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

C3DIS Organising Committee


  • Sam Moskwa, Australian eResearch Organisations (AeRO)

Committee Members

  • John Zic, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Carina Kemp, Geoscience Australia (GA)
  • Sue Barrell, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
  • John Taylor, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Loretta Davis, Australian eResearch Organisations (AeRO)
  • Andrew Watts, Conference Design

Why attend?

This conference represents a unique networking opportunity for Australian scientists, researchers and “technology experts” from various domains and organisations to gather, learn from each other’s success stories through the conference sessions. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of technical discussions and workshops, and to listen to leading keynote speakers and participate in stimulating Q&A style panel discussion.

Who are the conference stakeholders?

Researchers and scientists from CSIRO and other publicly funded organisations. The organisations themselves.

What are we offering participants:

To be informed about the current state of computational and data-intensive science from an Australian context. Hearing from internationally and nationally renowned experts and scientists about their experiences and views of the changing nature of scientific discovery and the impact of eResearch capabilities and platforms on their work. Participants can share and exchange “war stories” and successes, both formally at presentations and at networking opportunities, over the four days of the conference and workshops.

For the technologists and scientists interested in improving their currency and developing their technical skills by participating in up to day long workshops covering both established and emerging areas such as Machine Learning, Visualisation as well as providing introductions to scientific computing and data governance.


AeRO is the industry association focused on eResearch in Australasia. We play a critical coordination role for our members, who are actively transforming research via Information Technology. Organisations join AeRO to advance their own capabilities and services, to collaborate and to network with peers. AeRO believes researchers and the sector significantly benefit from greater communication, coordination and sharing among the increasingly different and evolving service providers.

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