Vocabulary Services IG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
TAB Liaison: 
Rainer Stotzka
Case Statement: 
IG Established

The VSSIG is using a Slack Group: https://vocabulary-services.slack.com/ to continue the development of the workplan. To get an invitation to the channel, visit http://bit.ly/rda-vssig-slack-invite, or contact one of the group chairs.

The VSSIG has a number of task groups formed around particular topics. If you want to propose or sign up for the task groups, there is a groups sign-up page with instructions.

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 – www.d2kab.org/ ) project, offers a research engineer / developer full stack position in the semantic web domain at LIRMM in Montpellier, France; available ASAP:

11 Oct 2019

RDA P14 session: call for presentation

Dear colleagues,
This is a friendly reminder to propose short talks about the ongoing
activities within the IG to be presented during the upcoming session of the
If you are interested to contribute, please add *your name and the title
of the talk* directly in the collaborative agenda by *Friday October 18th*.
The agenda can be found here:

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.

23 Sep 2019

RDA P14 Helsinki: call for presentation VSSIG session and co-located event on FAIR Semantics

Dear colleagues,
I hope this email finds you well and you had a great summer break.
We are organising a VSSIG session during the next plenary:
The topic of the session is focused on FAIR Semantics i.e. how can we make
semantic artefacts (ontologies, controlled vocabularies, thesauri, ... )
FAIR. It is a follow up of a co-located event

17 Sep 2019

P14 Drone Data Ontology Pre-event?

Hi all

In the name of cross-RDA collaboration (and because I need your expertise) I'm hoping you'll find this event interesting and appealing enough to join us, but even if not, your students might be interested and/or see this as a way to partialy fund attending P14

The drone data IG is hosting a pre-event hackathon working on the LANDRS (Linked And Networked DRoneS) project where amoungst other things we're continuing work on creating an ontology and building an OpenAPI sepecification for creating a Restful API for building linked data native drone data applications.

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

03 Jul 2019

Registration is open for #FORCE2019 in Edinburgh

Dear colleagues,
You can now sign up
join us for the next installment of the popular, solutions-focused FORCE11
meeting – in Edinburgh October 16-17, with workshops on the 15th.
We’re meeting this year at the historic BT Murrayfield Rugby Stadium. So,
in addition to all the thought-provoking talks and sessions, you’ll also
have the chance to take in a little sport history.
We’ve announced two of our keynotes already – Arfon Smith and Rachel Bruce

and the Program Committee