The proposal is now visible.
Please get back to me if you think we can improve it, or where you think it needs a touch of poodle-fluffing to make it clearer what our intent for the meeting is.
From: Timea Biro <***@***.***-itservices.com>
Date: Thursday, 12 January 2017 at 5:34 PM
To: Lesley Wyborn <***@***.***>, Steve Diggs <***@***.***>, Ari Asmi <***@***.***>
Cc: Larry Lannom <***@***.***>, "Stotzka, Rainer (IPE)" <***@***.***>, Wenbo Chu <***@***.***>, "***@***.***" <***@***.***>, Lynn Yarmey <***@***.***>
Subject: Re: Form submission from: 9th Plenary Meeting Application Form--IG Mapping the landscape
Dear Lesley, Ari and Steve,
Thank you very much for your proposal to organise a meeting of the IG Mapping the landscape at RDA Plenary 9 in Barcelona.
From your application, see also below, we have created a web page at https://www.rd-alliance.org/ig-mapping-landscape-rda-9th-plenary-meeting which is visible to the public.
Lesley, you should have editing rights on the page but we kindly ask you to notify your TAB liaison, Larry, and your Secretariat liaison, Lynn, cc'd to this email, if you update the content on the page. They will need the latest version of the session proposal for its review.
10 January 2017: Call for P9 sessions closes and review period starts
7 February 2017: Notification of acceptance or rejection
13 February 2017: Final program published
5-7 April 2017: P9 in Barcelona
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
On 10/01/2017 06:31, ***@***.***-alliance.org wrote:
Submitted on Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 16:31
For your convenience, please find the submitted information below:
Group name IG Mapping the Landscape
Formalising the Mapping of the Landscape Interest Group and Scoping Activities
Please give a short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group
At Plenary 8 in Denver, a BoF was held to discuss a proposal for Mapping Of the Landscape (MoL) of organisations and activities that are focussed on developing data infrastructures building activities, both within and beyond RDA. Initially the goal of the BoF was to identify key communities and partnerships within the major research domains that are developing infrastructures that enable sharing and processing of scientific data, and then ‘mapping the landscape’ of these activities to further improve collaborations and partnerships, particularly those ‘umbrella’ alliances that are enabling interdisciplinary data sharing. However, once the BoF was advertised, eight groups doing “MoL’’ activities across a variety of data infrastructures and organisations offered to make presentations on their activities, effectively turning the BoF into an ‘MoL of MoL activities’. This not only reinforced that it was logical to attempt to coordinate all of these MoL activities, at the same time the BoF highlighted there was no agreed process on how to undertake a MoL activity so that outputs could be synthesised and leveraged
In summary key conclusion from Plenary 8 was that there was sufficient interest to pursue the formation of an RDA IG and this was further strengthened by an informal gathering at the AGU fall meeting in San Francisco in December (link to AGU notes). Key topics identified were:
1) That there is no agreed process on how an effective MoL activity could be undertaken and that there was a need for determination of and convergence on best practice methodologies;
2) The existing efforts on organisational ontology (including the W3C organization ontology [https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-org/]), do not meet the needs to represent the various entities, activities and relationships among organisations, disciplines, facilities, activities, people and more so far identified by the MoL activities by of this work;
3) The need to identify how MoL information will be used and what problems it will address;
4) There was a high risk of Scope creep and a need to START SMALL and think about expanding outward; and
5) That initially the focus should be on mapping the landscape at the organisational level, not at the level of individual projects.
Please provide additional links to informative material related to your group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc
Group Page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/mapping-landscape
This is a link to an existing MoL tool: http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/ec-story/
Please list the meeting objectives
This new Interest Group meeting is about:
1) Presenting an overview of existing MoL activities for the major data infrastructure building activities within and beyond RDA and potentially identifying any additional ones;
2) Understanding the goals and use cases driving each MoL so as to help in the harmonization strategies of methodologies and/or workflows;
3) Discussing opportunities for collaborations on existing MoL exercises;
4) Investigating mapping practices including methodologies, tools, workflows, etc. and identifying whether any key pieces are missing; and
5) Seeking whether some components of MoL could be undertaken as a formal RDA working group.
1. Introduction and tour de la table (10 minutes);
2. Presentation on Activities to date and IG Charter (10 minutes);
3. Opportunity to present add any additional mapping the landscape exercises to the 8 groups that were presented in Denver (i. Belmont Forum, ii. CODATA Task Group on Coordinating Data Standards amongst Scientific Unions, iii. RISCAPE (European Research infrastructures in the international landscape), iv. ESIP (Earth Science Information Partners), v. EarthCube: Map of the Landscape: Portraying Connections, vi. Mapping the Arctic Data Ecosytem vii. AuScope, and viii. RDA TAB: Landscape Overview Group (10 minutes);
4. Discussion led around the following topics (55 minutes);
(i) Survey of the drivers and methodologies being used by the known 8 MoL groups: do they align, can any connect or integrate;
(ii) The minimum requirements for the organisational ontology; and
(iii) The best way to capture the mapping information.
5. Wrap up including decision to be made on whether any activities could be focused as an RDA Working Group (5 minutes)
Audience: Please specify who is your target audience and how they should prepare for the meeting
Anyone who is working on a collaboration group that is trying to Map the Landscape of organisations building data sharing infrastructures. There should be no requirements for preparation to attend.
Group chair serving as contact person Lesley Wyborn
Preference to avoid conflicting schedule with the following WG/IG meetings. Press CTRL on your keyboard for the multiple selection (max 3)
* IG Data Rescue
* IG Data Versioning
* IG Virtual Research Environment (VRE-IG)
Estimate of the required room capacity 40
Type of meeting: Working meeting
Group maturity 0-6 months
If available, would your group be interested in being assigned an early career / student to support meeting note taking? Yes
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