Innovating the wheat community through the RDA services and outputs, 13-14 July 2016, Maroussi, Greece

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Innovating the wheat community through the RDA services and outputs, 13-14 July 2016, Maroussi, Greece
13 Jul 2016 UTC

Innovating the wheat community through the RDA services and outputs, 13-14 July 2016, Maroussi, Greece

13 Jul 2016 to 14 Jul 2016


About the event

This event focuses on getting researchers and other stakeholders acquainted with the data formats, services, protocols and needs of the wheat community. The first day will feature presentations about the various services the wheat group is using, get hold on sample data, as well as the services and outputs the RDA community has produced. In the second day of the event, the participants will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on session (a laptop will be required) that will involve the use of RDA services and their application together with external related services on the relevant data. 

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Wednesday 13- Thursday 14 July 2016



Athena Research Center, Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou, Maroussi, Greece



Registration to the event is free by filling in this form:



Day 1: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 – Presentations day

09:00 - 09:30 Registration and coffee

09:30 - 09:45 Welcome – Yannis IOANNIDIS, President and General Director of the Athena Research Center and Professor at the University of Athens

09:45 – 10:15 About the RDA Initiative – Fotis KARAYANNIS, RDA Europe member and RDA Secretariat, ATHENA Research Center

10:15 - 11:15 Introduction to the Wheat group domain and the RDA Wheat Data Interoperability Group and its outputs - Esther DZALE YEUMO, French National Institute for Agricultural Research-INRA

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break  

11:45 - 12:15 Case study 1: Organic Farming System: Management and Certification through GIS systems - Avraam MAVRIDIS, Center for Agricultural Innovation and Entrepreneurship, American Farm School of Thessaloniki

12:15 - 12:45 Case study 2: Applying text mining services to facilitate discovery and linking of Wheat Scientific Information and Data- Michalis PAPAKONSTANTINOU, Agroknow

12:45-13:15 Case study 3:  Multi-Use Platforms at Sea for energy production and aquaculture, Phoebe KOUNDOURI, Founder and Scientific Director, International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy, ICRE8    

13:15 - 14:00 - Light Lunch

14:00-14:30 The RDA Atlas of Knowledge - Dimitris GAVRILIS and Giota KOLTSIDA – RDA Senior-Junior Team, ATHENA Research Center

14:30 – 15:15 Datasets presentation – Giota KOLTSIDA

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 16:30 RDA Services presentation #1 – Dimitris GAVRILIS

16:30 - 17:15 RDA Services presentation #2 – Giota KOLTSIDA


Day 2: Thursday, 14 July 2016 – Datathon day

09:00 - 09:30 Datathon welcome and objectives – The use of RDA services and outputs on Wheat Datasets - Dimitris GAVRILIS

09:30 - 13:00 Datathon session 1

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Datathon session 3

16:30 - 17:30 Presentations of results & discussion

 17:30 - 18:00 Results and prize*


*The prize will be a trip to a European city (further details to be announced asap). Α second prize is also being investigated.