Citizen cyberscience summit University College London (From the University College London’s website.) Hosted by the University College London and the Royal Geographical Society, the London Citizen Cyberscience Summit is a great chance for scientists and citizens to learn about the latest breakthroughs in citizen cyberscience. It will be a unique opportunity to brainstorm about how new technologies can enhance citizen cyberscience. A bold ambition of the summit is to draft a citizen cyberscience manifesto, involving all the stakeholders in the field.
Who should come?
• Scientists, aspiring and established, amateur and professional, online or in the field.
• Citizens who care about the impact of science on society, and of society on science.
Book a ticket for the event now!
Don’t miss this chance to meet many of the pioneers of volunteer computing and volunteer thinking in person as well as inspiring stories from citizen cyberscientists who have made significant contributions to science via the Web.
A limited number of tickets are left – book now to avoid disappointment!
Who is speaking?
· Jonathan Silvertown -Professor of ecology at the Open University who is behind several of the major ecological citizen science projects in the UK. His latest project is iSpot .
· Eric Paulos, Associate Professor at Canegie Mellon University, and leading the Living Environment Lab with a range of sensors and participatory sensing activities
· Francois Taddei, founder of the CRI (Center for Research and Interdisciplinary) at Paris Descartes University and explore how citizen scientists can help in synthetic biology research, and will cover creativity through science
· Andrea Wiggins, from Syracuse University, who specializes in participation in citizen science projects.
· Tina Phillips is the Evaluation Program Manager at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CLO), and Project Leader for DEVISE, a project on developing and implementing contextually appropriate evaluation designs and strategies for citizen science projects.
· Ofer Arazy, from University of Alberta who research patterns of contributions and participation in citizen cyberscience projects.
· Lilian Pintea, from the Jane Goodall Institute, vice president for conservation science, who is involved in community based monitoring of chimpanzee/forest habitats using ODK and Android based smartphones and tablets in Tanzania and Uganda.
· Jerome Lewis, lecturer in social anthropology at UCL who is working with Pygmy groups in the Congo-basin area.
· Jon Parsons, Global Canopy Programme who will talk about the development of software and hardware to support community measuring, reporting and verification (MRV).
· Wenjing Wu, from the Institute of High Energy Physics and the Chinese Academy of Science, who is working responsible to the CAS@home project, with tens of thousands of volunteers.
· Simon Tokumine, senior developer at Vizzuality, who are the designers of many Citizen Cyberscience projects.
· Darlene Cavalier who reports on citizen science in her blog Science Cheerleader and for Discover Magazine. She also founded SciStarter to connect the public to citizen science activities.
· Shannon Dosemagen and Sarah Wylie from the Public Laboratory where she directs community engagement. The Public Laboratory creates bottom up methods for people to collect and understand environmental information.
· Tom Igoe, Associate Arts Professor at ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU and co-founder of Arduino, the open source hardware platform
· Ed Borden Head of Developer and User Engagement, Pachube who will talk about the Air Quality Egg.
· Lisa Haskel is a researcher at the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) with an aim is to work with, learn from, and empower the North and Arctic Peoples through open source technologies and applied education and training.
· Ellie D’Hondt is a researcher at VUB in Belgium, and heading the BrusSense lab that focus on sustainability and urban areas, who will cover Participatory noise mapping of the local environment.
I’d like to thank Muki Haklay (Professor of GIScience and the director of the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group, at the University College London) for inviting me to participate. Check out Muki’s work:
Personal blog:
Mapping for Change –

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