Short introduction describing any previous activities:
Ontologies and terminologies are of general interest to RDA and have been the topic of IG Vocabulary Services. Materials and Chemistry Ontologies have also been discussed in previous meetings of the IG Chemistry Research Data IG and RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG. There have been discussions in IGs about the formation of WG on Materials Ontologies. There was also a previous BoF on Metadata in Materials Science and Engineering. At the same time, there is a European CSA project OntoCommons which includes Domain ontology harmonisation efforts (including chemistry, materials and manufacturing) as well as a efforts in a range of countries on improved terminologies for materials and leveraging the experiences in Chemistry (e.g. IUPAC Goldbook). The BoF brings together the various strands to discuss the status and elaborate on the formation of an IG.
G Goldbeck (EMMC), E Ghedini (Univ Bologna), D. Elbert (Johns Hopkins), V. Hofmann (Jülich), Stuart Chalk (North Florida), O. Koepler (TIB Leibniz), K-R Lee (KIST), P. Lambrix, Linkoeping Univ), J. Hester (ANSTO,), S. McClellan (Drexel)
Semantics, Ontology, Standardisation
Discipline Focused Data Issues