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3rd National eScience Symposium

Open Call for Path-Finding Projects

NLeSC is currently accepting submissions for new Path-Finding Projects which are supported to the value of €50K via the in kind provision of eScience Research Engineers.

Cities are getting more intelligent

March 2nd, 2015

Due to sensors, citizen science and big data analysis cities are becoming smarter: we can locate bumps in roads, precisely measure air pollution or identify innovative ways of recycling waste. Kennislink, The Netherlands` most-visited popular science website, interviewed eScience Project Leader Peter van Oosterom and eScience Research Engineer Oscar Martinez Rubi on their work in this field. (article is in Dutch).

Extreme Climate Change
From Sentiment Mining to Mining Embodied Emotions

Predicting the international appeal of novels

February 19th, 2015

Researchers from the Beyond the Book project will present their paper Predicting the International Appeal of Novels at the Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations in Australia. The project designs a visualization tool to show the level of international readability of novels. Read more about the project by clicking here, or visit for more information about the conference.

Chemical Informatics for Metabolite Identification and Biochemical Network Reconstruction
Summer in the City

Is Big Data a Big Deal? What Big Data Does To Science

February 11th, 2015

What is the impact of Big Data on science, the individual and society as a whole? Does Big Data change Science itself? Some even declare a new era of ‘inductive empiricism’ and ‘the end of theory’. On Wednesday 18 February Prof. Wilco Hazeleger, Director of the Netherlands eScience Center, will take you along in his view on this phenomenon as part of the Open Mind Lab lecture series at Wageningen University.

Beyond the Book