Recent Activity: Agrisemantics WG

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

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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 <
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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.  

25 Oct 2019

Free webinar: Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities: Multischeme multihierarchy and thesaurus management

***Free webinar: Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities: Multischeme multihierarchy and thesaurus management***
We are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming webinar that will introduce how the AGROVOC team of FAO keeps AGROVOC up to date with a number of institutions and individual domain experts serving as focal points for specific languages and topics. With the aim to improve the quality of the services for the agricultural community, AGROVOC is now engaging with expert communities that are contributing and benefiting of the AGROVOC services.

25 Oct 2019

Call for Applications for the online course on Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development

Dear All,
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Pan African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO) are pleased to call for applications for a new online course: “Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development”.

20 Oct 2019

See you soon at the INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) MEETING. Helsinki (Finland) on 22 October 2019

Dear all,
The date for our next IGAD meeting is approaching us, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the Room Sali 2, Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Fabianinkatu 39, Helsinki FINLAND

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 – ) project, offers a research engineer / developer full stack position in the semantic web domain at LIRMM in Montpellier, France; available ASAP:

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.