Recent Activity: Agrisemantics WG

09 Jan 2020

Minutes from group call Jan 7th

Group call #3 - Jan 7th 2020
Present: Caterina, Sophie, Catherine, Emna, Romain, Leyla
Regrets: Clement
Agreed to organize duty sharing by tasks (e.g. writing, bib, ..). Below the list of tasks identified during the call, plus volunteers proposed. Extra tasks or more/different volunteers may be proposed before next call. Next call will be dedicated to assessing this organization and the progress made.
Tasks - Volunteers
1. Writing - Caterina, Sophie, Emna
2. Bibliography - Leyla (mgt of bib app), Romain (proposals for refs)

07 Jan 2020

Special Issue "Semantic Technologies Applied to Agriculture" (deadline extended: 31 March 2020)

Dear all,
   The deadline for submissions to the Special Issue "Semantic
Technologies Applied to Agriculture"
of the Applied Science journal (IF= 2.217, has been extended to March 31st,
2020. Your contributions would be very much welcomed.
Best regards,

17 Dec 2019

reminder: group call at 4:30pm CET today

Kind reminder.
From: ***@***.*** <***@***.***>
Sent: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:00 PM
To: ***@***.***
Cc: Brandon Whitehead <***@***.***>; ***@***.***
Subject: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] agrisemantics group call for a paper based on the group...
Dear all,
Here a brief summary of yesterday's call.

11 Dec 2019

Next IGAD Meeting Spring 2020

Dear all,

We are currently organizing the next IGAD meeting to take place in late April/early May 2020 in a different location and time than the RDA Plenary. The meeting will be around 1 and 1/2 days in duration and will be organized in Rome or Washington, D.C. depending on your preferences. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below to give us a better idea of the IGAD community's travel preferences, who would be interested in giving a presentation, and if there are any specific topics that you would like to focus on.

06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration and Calls for Co-located Events and Posters Now Open

RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (

04 Dec 2019

adoption of Recommendations from the RDA Agrisemantics Working Group

Dear all
I am a researcher from Irstea Center of Clermont-Ferrand.
The name of my laboratory is TSCF: Technologies and information systems
for agricultural systems
We are data producer, data manager and data consummer.
We build information system to help user to decide the best actions
based on various sensor measurements.

04 Dec 2019

RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] agrisemantics group call for a paper based on the group...

Dear all,
Here a brief summary of yesterday's call.
Present: Caterina, Sophie, Brandon, Catherine, Leyla, Romain.
Regrets: Clement
· The paper will go to the Data Science Journal, special issue on RDA results.
o Research paper, max 8000 words (= ~15-16 pages)
· Aiming at submitting by Feb 2020

27 Nov 2019

[rda-agrisemantics-wg] agrisemantics group call for a paper based on the group recommendations

Dear all,
Our next call will take place on Tue, Dec 3rd !
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25 Nov 2019

agrisemantics group call for a paper based on the group recommendations

Dear all,
Our next call for the Agrisemantics WG will be dedicated to discussing options and ideas for turning the group output into a paper. Here's a doodle poll to agree on a date for the call:
As in the past, we have two slots, one early morning and one late afternoon, to facilitate participation from the East and the West. We will decide the slot that suits most people.
Thank you for answering the poll by Wednesday, Nov 27, 12:00 CET!
Kind regards

21 Nov 2019

IGAD webinar recording_Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal

If you have missed the IGAD webinar "Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal" by Richard Ostler on the 20th of November, you can now watch the recording:

20 Nov 2019

RDA Webinar Series in Agriculture: ‘Global Join now the IGAD Webinar_Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal’ by Richard Ostler - 20 November 2019

At the last IGAD/RDA Plenary Meeting 14 at the University of Helsinki (Finland) last month, the Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) agreed to start a webinar series to enable high quality presentations and discussions to happen even if we cannot all be together in person at RDA. The Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) exists to facilitate coordination and progress among a community of international data experts. These webinars will allow us keep up with cutting edge developments in agricultural data, and will encourage the free flow of ideas.

19 Nov 2019

[rda-agrisemantics-wg] 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use...

Hi all – Clement, Leyla,
True, a paper based on the recommendations would be good for dissemination and recognition - high time for it!
At this point, we do have some materials that might serve as a starting point, although certainly in need for better focus & heavy cuts to make it suitable for publication. What about having a group call soon, to share ideas on how to organize the paper and our effort. We can set up a Doodle proposing a few slots for next week and the following one, then decide based on availability and interest.

13 Nov 2019

Re: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] [spam][rda-agrisemantics-wg] 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use...

Dear all,
I did not have the chance to participate in the development of the 39
recommendations but will probably become an adopter.
I like the idea of a publication suggested by Clement, it would be goof for
dissemination and recognition as well.
On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 2:16 PM jonquet via Agrisemantics WG <
***@***.***> wrote:

12 Nov 2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submissions Fast Approaching

Dear Group Members,

The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away.

If your group is interested in submitting a session for a working group, interest group or joint meeting session, submissions will only be accepted from your group chairs, so be sure to coordinate with them to ensure proper communication of the submission.