1 October 2019

  • Registration Open
  • Call for Abstracts Open
  • Sponsorship and Exhibition Sales Open

Extended – 4 December 2019

  • Call for Abstracts Close: Workshops, Presentations, Posters, Interactive Displays

Early December 2019

  • Author Notification: Workshops, Presentations, Posters, Interactive Displays

31 January 2020

Early-Bird and Presenter Registration Closes

Conference Host


Conference Partner

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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 2020 (C3DIS 2020), to be held the week of 16 – 20 March at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

C3DIS aims to build a national community of practice of scientists, researchers, and computing, data and information management specialists from public sector 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. As in previous years, C3DIS 2020 welcomes contributions from all science domains in public sector research.

This year we are pleased to announce that C3DIS will be co-located with the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary, in Australia for the first time and hosted by CSIRO. You can learn more about the RDA Plenary by visiting www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-15th-plenary-meeting-australia

More information regarding C3DIS 2020 will continue to be released via the website as planning proceeds. If you have any questions or suggestions for C3DIS 2020, 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 Co-Chair and
Program Chair

Dr Carina Kemp
Conference Co-Chair

Sam Moskwa
Organising Committee Chair

Invited Speakers

For more information about invited speakers, visit the invited speakers page.

Annie Burgess

Christine Kirkpatrick

David Abramson

Milan Petkovic

Vivien R. Bonazzi

Mark J. Kiemele

Matthew Harrison

Network Partner & Coffee Cart Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

DDN-Storage (2)

Venue & Destination

C3DIS 2020 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Venue Address

1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf VIC 3006

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Who are the conference stakeholders?

Researchers, Scientists and Technical Experts from the public research sector, including CSIRO, Defence Science Technology Group, Geosciences Australia and Bureau of Meteorology.

Why attend?

This conference represents a unique networking opportunity for Australian scientists, researchers and technical experts from various domains and organisations to gather and 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.

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 advanced computational and data systems on their research outcomes. Participants can share and exchange “war stories” and successes, both formally at presentations and at networking opportunities during the conference and workshops.

For the researchers, scientists and engineers interested in improving their currency and developing their technical skills by participating in up to day long workshops covering areas such as Machine Learning, Python programming, Visualisation, Containerisation, Jupyter 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.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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