IG Big Data RDA 9th Plenary meeting

Meeting title

Big Data Stakeholders Meeting

Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group: 

The Big Data IG [1,2] is convening and growing a Data Science community discussing Big Data (Analytics) issues and approaches. The overall objectives of the group are:
- to BDA clarify some foundational terminologies in the context of data analytics.
- to develop recommendation documents with a systematic classification of feasible combinations of analysis algorithms, analytical tools, data and resource characteristics and scientific queries. These recommendation documents can serve as a best practice guide for scientific groups/communities interested in investing in Big Data technologies (this work may be delegated to subgroups).
- to work towards a consensus amongst its members to achieve this desired goal
- to collaborate with external bodies - such as NIST, OGC, ISO, and others - for exchange; to this end, findings will be made available for download publicly and freely
- to support formation of working groups on dedicated subtopics; currently, one such spinoff group is operational, the Array Database Assessment Working Group.

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc

[1] group page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/big-data-analytics-ig.html
[2] case statement: https://rd-alliance.org/groups/big-data-analytics-ig/wiki/rda-big-data-a...
[3] P8 minutes: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/big-data-ig/wiki/plenary-8-big-data-ig...

Meeting objectives

At P8/Denver, a stakeholder survey was conducted; its results are documented on the meeting summary page [3]. 
Based on this survey, discussion (moderation: Peter Baumann) will be streamlined to the topics found of core interest to members. Talks be members, beyond the ones already scheduled, will be accepted until the meeting, time slots permitting.

Meeting agenda

- welcome & tour de table (Peter Baumann)
- Big Data in Earth Science
- Big Data in Space Science
- Big Data in Life Science
- Big Data in Social Sciences
- Big Data in Materials Science and Engineering
- Wrap-up (Peter Baumann)

Audience: 

The target audience, as stated in the Charter, consists of stakeholders in need of tools, techniques, and standards for handling Big Data in their realm:
- domain scientists utilizing Big Data
- data and service providers offering Big Data
- computer scientists researching on Big Data tools

In preparation participants should consider the following questions:
- what Big Data issue is hurting me most?
- on what topics do I want to contribute in writing?
- what outcome do I expect?
- what liaisons with other RDA groups are meaningful for the Big Data IG?

Group chairs serving as contacts: Peter Baumann

Type of meeting:Working meeting

Group maturity: 12-18 months