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  1. The Challenge of Historical Data:Research and Institution-Buildingfor a World-Historical Data Resource Patrick Manning University of Pittsburgh

  2. Pathbreaking work: challenges and contributions • An essential target: historical data up to the global level on social issues and human-natural interaction • Advanced ontology: addressing space, time, topics, scale, metadata • Unifying social-science theory: linking disciplines, scales, addressing missing data • Advanced applications: crowd-sourcing, data mining • Visualization: multivariate, multidimensional relationships in social affairs

  3. 9:45 Data and Visualization Ample interdisciplinary data and a new spatial platform reveal the possibilities for global analysis. “Disease, Climate, and Demography in the United States” Wilbert van Panhuis (Public Health, Pitt) and Daniel J. Bain (Geology, Pitt) “Disease and Demography in British India” Siddharth Chandra (Asian Studies, Michigan State University) “WorldMap: Geospatial Infrastructure for Collaboration” Ben Lewis (Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University) Comment: Donald Burke, Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, U. of Pittsburgh 11:15 Break 11:30 Towards a World-Historical Dataverse Infrastructure Infrastructure based on crowd-sourcing to facilitate world-historical data collection, consolidation, and analysis “Historical Data Integration based on Collective Intelligence” Vladimir Zadorozhny (Information Science, Pitt) “World-Historical Dataverse: Research Challenges” Hassan Karimi ((Information Science, Pitt) “Challenges of Data Mining” Carlos Sanchez (Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Pitt) Comment : Ron Larsen, Dean of the School of Information Science, U. of Pittsburgh 12:30 Lunch

  4. “Prototyping World-Historical Dataverse Components: Class Project in CS 1630” Liz Marai (Computer Science, Pitt) and Evan McCullough. “Toward a World of World-Historical Data” Ruth Mostern (History, University of California – Merced) Comment: Rush Miller, Dean and Director, University Library System, Pitt 2:30 Closing Remarks 3:00 Reception