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

03 Dec 2019

VSSIG group meeting for the 15th RDA Plenary: Your feedback is important

Dear colleagues,
The Vocabulary Services group will submit a proposal for a group session in the 15th RDA meeting in Melbourne. The preliminary agenda is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MfKVNILbwB4KsDkRWADcrwSYjfwynSrxHebW...
Please note that only the meeting objectives and agenda are currently in place.
Please add your comments/feedback/issues to be discussed by Thursday 5 December 10am CET
Many thanks
Dr Alexandra Kokkinaki

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 


RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 


The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

18 Oct 2019

Call for contribution: RDA P14 VSSIG session

Dear colleagues,
This is a friendly reminder regarding the call for contribution to the
VSSIG session at RDA P14.
We have now 4 contributions. If you are interested to present the current
status of your task group, please do not hesitate to add your contribution
to the agenda here:
We will close the call for contribution on Monday, October 21st at 10:00PM

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