Agrisemantics WG

WG

Group details

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

The group started in Jan 2017 and will close on June 2018. 

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. A document on recommendations for the future of semantics for agricultural data - software, functionalities, semantic assets to enhance data interoperability in agriculture. 

Ongoing activities

  • Collection of use cases: tell us your story, limitations, and expectations.

We are collecting input on use cases on the use of semantic resources for agricultural data - be those controlled vocabularies, metadata schemas or ontologies. We are interested in knowing what problems and limitations people face when dealing with them. To this end, we have set up a short survey, 6 questions, that you can find as an online document: https://goo.gl/u9yrzs

To provide your use case: 1. go to the dedicated shared folder: https://goo.gl/XuBwFa 2. and make your own copy of the survey, respecting the naming convention (this will help us process and analyze the results!).

 In case of doubts, do not hesitate to ask one of the chairs!

 Please be informed that all shared folders are public. We also plan on publishing the collected use cases as support material for the requirement document.

Many thanks!

  • bi-weekly calls. Register to the group to keep abreast of developments. 

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. IGAD pre-meeting in Berlin, March 19-20
  2. RDA P11 in Berlin, March 21-23

Past group events:

  1. RDA P10 - Agrisemantics: Towards Community-driven Use Cases of Semantics for Data Interoperability in Agriculture
  2. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Montreal: breakout session and 10' presentation (Defining the agrisemantics vision)
  3. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Barcelona: 10' presentation of WG first results
  4. 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
  5. RDA P9 - WG Agrisemantics: Landscaping the support of semantics for data interoperability in agriculture 
  6. panel @MTSR

 



Recent Activity

13 Jul 2018

Evaluating the AgroLD platform

Hello everyone,
we would need 5 minutes of your time to test and evaluate the AgroLD platform.
AgroLD is a knowledge platform using semantic web technologies for integrating and linking data (functional and other) from several databases for Oryza and Arabidopsis species (mainly).
You have attached the user guide.
The platform is available at www.agrold.org  and the questionnaire www.agrold.org/survey.jsp 

13 Jul 2018

Invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P12

Dear IGAD members and interested parties,
On behalf of the RDA [1] Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) [2], we are pleased to invite you to the IGAD pre-conference meeting focussing on "Data collection in Africa: State of the art, challenges and solutions", that will be held on November 5-6, in Gaborone, Botswana. The event will take place during the International Data Week (IDW), November 5-8, 2018 [3] which combines the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting and SciDataCon 2018.

27 Jun 2018

report on use cases available for comments

Dear all,
Many thanks to all those who participated in the Use Case gathering activity in the past months!
We now have a readable draft reporting on the process and the recommendations we drew from it. You can find it here:
http://bit.ly/Del2_Requirements
Please take a look and comment freely. We would appreciate receiving your comments by Wednesday July 4rd.

22 Jun 2018

Please give your feedback // eROSA "Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agricultural and Food Sciences"

Please find here below a message from Odile Hologne, on behalf of the eROSA project.
Dear Colleagues,
We would like to warmly invite to provide your feedback to the eROSA "Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agricultural and Food Sciences".

04 May 2018

Agrisemantics in SWAT4HCLS

Hi All
As Program Chair of the 11th International Conference on Semantic Web
Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences,
3-6th December 2018, Antwerp, Belgium I am happy to share with you our CFP
for the event.
http://www.swat4ls.org/workshops/antwerp2018/call-for-papers/
This year we will have a track in Agrisemantics. In addition to the regular
and emerging topics we are interested in:

04 May 2018

Agrisemantics call - new link to connect

Hi all. Apologies, we need to use this other place for our call. Please connect to:
https://rendez-vous.renater.fr/agrisemantics
Caterina
- Show quoted text -From: Caracciolo, Caterina (ESS)
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:00 PM
To: Agrisemantics WG
Subject: RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] Agrisemantics wg updates + NEXT call
Dear all,
Our next call is tomorrow, 9 am CEST. To connect: https://cabi.zoom.us/j/293831689

03 May 2018

RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] Agrisemantics wg updates + NEXT call

Dear all,
Our next call is tomorrow, 9 am CEST. To connect: https://cabi.zoom.us/j/293831689
The call will be dedicated to updating on ongoing work, esp. on the report & conclusions from the use case collection.
Agenda: http://bit.ly/Agrisemantics_call_minutes
Greetings
Caterina

19 Mar 2018

Agrisemantics session at IGAD pre-meeting in Berlin

Dear all,
The Agrisemantics working session at the IGAD pre-meeting tomorrow will be dedicated to consolidate the requirements collected through the use case survey and initiate some recommendations. We will take benefit from the expertise of the many participants of IGAD who registered to our session (almost 30!). We already had very good presentations today related to FAIR principles and semantics and many questions and discussions following them.
The agenda for the morning will be:
9:30 - 10:00 Intro - presentation of use case and group org

18 Mar 2018

IGAD at RDA P11: follow the guide

Dear Colleagues,
This year IGAD will focus on the implementation of the FAIR principles during the RDA P11. To this end, we propose a three-step program:
· 19-20 March at Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Chausseestraße 111, Berlin: the pre-meeting where we will have presentations on institutional use cases, semantics and data models, and examples of implementation of the FAIR principles in research infrastructures. The full Agenda is available at