IG Brokering RDA 9th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title

Brokering IG session

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

The Brokering IG, established in 2013, aims to discuss the overarching concepts and frameworks for achieving interoperability across different disciplinary data systems, leaving the systems autonomous and avoiding to push them towards any specific implementation model. Such technological solutions are commonly called brokering frameworks. They generally provide mediation and adaptation services, in a transparent way for the Users –either intermediate or final.
Brokers, in general, have existed for many years and have found application in diverse domains and industries, such as financial systems, business-to-business interfaces, business-to-consumer systems, medicine, and the automotive industry, to name a few. However, the emergence of brokers in science is relatively new. Brokering is now being piloted with great promise in cyberinfrastructure and science communities in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere.

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


Meeting objectives

The objectives of the meeting are: 
(a) to inform the IG Community about the most recent discussions and achievements in the brokering area;
(b) to inform the Community about the recent joint activities with the other Groups (notably, Data Fabric IG and the GEO BoF initiatives) and the recently approved "Brokering Framework" WG.
(d) to advance the discussion on the recognized challenges for adopting a brokering approach by the Data Community and present an update of the current international programs dealing with brokering implementation and application.

Meeting agenda

1. Short introduction of the participants and their interest in the IG (all participants) 10 minutes; 
2. Presentation on the joint actions with other RDA Groups (J. Pearlman and S. Nativi) 30 minutes;
3. Presentation of the recently approved Brokering Framework" WG (Wim Hugo) 15 minutes 
4. Discussion (All, moderators: J. Peralman and S. Nativi) 25 minutes; 
5. Wrap-up (Jay Pearlman and Stefano Nativi)


Targeted audience is:
(a) data practitioners, policy makers, and community adopters who are familiar with the Brokering technologies or want to understand more about that;
(b) other Group members who are interested in exploring possible synergies/collaboration with the Brokering IG. 
(c) those who have experienced brokering solutions in the framework of international programmes, like: ICSU WDS, NSF Earth Cube and Data One, GEOSS, GEO BON, etc.

Group chairs serving as contacts: Stefano Nativi

Type of meeting: Informative meeting

Group maturity: more than 18 months