EUDAT Semantic Working Group at RDA in BCN 3-4 April

23 Feb 2017
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Hi all!
The week in Barcelona promises to be rich! This workshop is of great interest to our work. The bad news is that it will be at the same time as the IGAD pre-meeting. I hope that the two programs will allow some of us to navigate from one to the other.
How to improve the discoverability and the interoperability of multi-disciplinary scientific semantic resources?
As part of RDA 9th Plenary in Barcelona, EUDAT will host a co-located Semantic Working Group on 3-4 April 2017.
The workshop is dedicated to discuss on how to enhance the discoverability and interoperability of the existing domain specific semantic resources i.e. ontologies/vocabularies and the existing repositories as well as the various type of scientific semantic resources (e.g. SPARQL endpoints, Linked Data endpoint, FAIR data points).
The aim is to improve the reuse of these resources for data annotations and interlinking with external data resources within the EUDAT infrastructure. It should serve as meeting point between maintainers of domain semantic resources (e.g. taxonomy/ontology repositories) and EUDAT in order to outline recommendations for the publication and access of existing contents as well as for the underlying technologies. Research infrastructures from different domains, representing potential users, will be part of the meeting in order to provide input on their individual and domain specific uses of semantic technologies, both with respect to the nature of their data as well as their requirements for potential semantic services within the EUDAT infrastructure. By analysing and discussing the RDA recommendations from the Vocabulary service IG, this workshop will contribute to the extension of the initial work and the design of the EUDAT infrastructure.
The workshop will be organised along the following thematic issues:
1. Introduction and setting the scene
2. Presentation of semantic portals and ontology registries (e.g. BioPortal, AgroPortal, EBI OLS, Linked Open Vocabulary, etc.)
3. Presentation of semantic technologies and workflows for publishing and use of semantic resources by the research communities and infrastructures (e.g. ICOS, CLARIN, LTER, etc.)
4. Presentation of the progress made by the RDA vocabulary service Interest Group
5. Recommendations for a common ontology lookup service (interactive sessions)
6. Recommendations for making semantic resources discoverable and interoperable in alignment with RDA existing recommendations.
A final detailed agenda will be available in the next weeks and published on this page.
Who should attend?
The workshop is aimed at Representatives from Research Infrastructures (e.g. ICOS, CLARIN, etc.), Representatives from Semantic registries and Semantic experts
How can you attend?
In order to join us for this workshop, you can simply click here.