Agrisemantics WG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Christine Kirkpatrick
WGs Wrapping up (from ~12 months after RDA endorsement)

The group started in Jan 2017 and should close shortly. 

The goal of the Agrisemantics WG is to gather community-based requirements and use cases for an infrastructure that supports appropriate use of semantics for data interoperability, with special focus on agriculture.

The outputs of the WG will be:

  1. A report on semantics landscape for agricultural data,
  2. A set of use cases and requirements,
  3. 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition: Recommendations from the RDA Agrisemantics Working Group (for community review, please send your comments)

Ongoing activities

  • We are considering pathways for the adoption of the recommendations by the targeted stakeholders (data managers, semantics profesionnals, software developers, and policy makers and funders): paper; conferences, GO FAIR IN, institutional projects, and services etc.
  • We are considering the future of the group in RDA and outside

Some shared resources

  1. A poster on semantics in agriculture - a visual introduction! Feel free to print it out and hang it to your door :) 

Upcoming group-related events:

  1. P14 in Helsinki: Agrisemantics recommendations adoption

Past group events:

  1. P13 in Philadelphia: Agrisemantics Working Group wrap-up and next steps
  2. Agrisemantics @ MTSR 2018: Semantics for Data in Agriculture: A Community-Based Wish List 10.31220/
  3. IGAD pre-meeting in Berlin, March 19-20 (slides 17 to the end)
  4. RDA P11 in Berlin, March 21-23 (slides 1 to 16)
  5. RDA P10 - Agrisemantics: Towards Community-driven Use Cases of Semantics for Data Interoperability in Agriculture
  6. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Montreal: breakout session and 10' presentation (Defining the agrisemantics vision)
  7. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Barcelona: 10' presentation of WG first results
  8. RDA P9 - Joint Session of IG Agricultural Data, WG Wheat Data Interoperability, WG Rice Data Interoperability, WG Agrisemantics: Results of the IGAD Pre-Meeting RDA P9 adopting RDA outputs
  9. RDA P9 - WG Agrisemantics: Landscaping the support of semantics for data interoperability in agriculture 
  10. panel @MTSR


Recent Activity

15 Oct 2019

Open research engineer position (semantic web & ontologies), Montpellier, France

Hello everyone,
The French ANR D2KAB (Data to Knowledge in Agronomy and Biodiversity – ) project, offers a research engineer / developer full stack position in the semantic web domain at LIRMM in Montpellier, France; available ASAP:

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.


Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

04 Oct 2019

communicate on Agrisemantics recommendations (in SWAT4(HC)LS)

Dear all members of Agrisemantics,
SWAT4(HC)LS (Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences) [1] will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, December 9-12.
Several keynotes and tutorials are in line with the Agrisemantics topics and activities and some of you may already consider attending the event.
It would be a great place to communicate on our recommendations and meet people interested in adopting some. The good news is that it is still time to send a proposal for a poster [1] but deadline is already on Monday 7th! (3 days left)

23 Sep 2019

Re: [spam][rda-agrisemantics-wg] 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition paper

Dear Sophie, all
In the past, we did publish the outputs of the RDA WDI in F1000 and this greatly expanded visibility.
Shall we consider publishing the recommendations to this venue :
Special Issue entitled "Semantic Technologies Applied to Agriculture",
edited by Prof. Dr. Francisco García-Sánchez (Universidad de Murcia,
Spain) and Dr. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-García (Universidad Rey Juan
Carlos, Spain).
The submission deadline for full manuscript is 31 December 2019 .

12 Sep 2019

TR: 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition paper

Dear all,
I am forwarding you this email exchange with Evan Wallace from NIST, USA.
He shows a great interest in our group work and especially the recommendations. Wallace also provides some advice regarding the dissemination process to the application developers community. See below
Now that the recommendations have passed the community review process, we kindly invite you to consider:
- identifying adopters of the recommendations (including you and your organization)

27 Aug 2019

Read and comment the RDA Agrisemantics recommendations

Dear all,
During the summer, the Recommendations delivered by the Agrisemantics WG were open for comment by the community.
Please read, comment (log in to proceed) and share: "39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition"
(Apologies for multiple postings)
The Agrisemantics co-chairs