Recent Activity: Agrisemantics WG

21 Nov 2017

call for use cases - what are your needs when working with semantic resources?

Dear all,
We are collecting input on use cases on the use of semantic resources for agricultural data - be those controlled vocabularies, metadata schemas or ontologies. We are interested in knowing what problems and limitations people face when dealing with them. To this end, we have set up a short survey, 6 questions, that you can find as an online document:

15 Nov 2017

Agrisemantics call tomorrow, Thu16, 5pm CET

Dear all,
As a reminder, our next group call will be tomorrow, Thursday the 16th, 5pm CET.
Below, draft agenda and details to connect.
Looking forward to talking to you all!
Caterina for the chairs
Draft agenda:
Zoom link and info below.
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13 Nov 2017


Dear all,
IGAD has been invited to report about the last developments at the OGC Agriculture DWG meeting in December. On behalf of IGAD, Patricia, co-chair, will participate with a presentation (30min) remotely. Could we kindly ask to all the WG chairs to submit a couple of slides with a summary of the last developments of your WGs during the next weeks? In case that any of you would like to have a more proactive participation, please let us know.
Imma Subirats
On behalf of IGAD/RDA chairs

08 Nov 2017

A Brazilian invitation...

Dear all,
Some Brazilian colleagues and I intend to start a R&D network, according to the attached documentation. The first step in this itinerary is to bring together other worldwide interested researchers and to explore ways of financing such an initiative.
Then, I am sending you an invitation and complementary information to all the colleagues of Agrisemantics WG but, specifically at this moment, to the European ones, aiming answer as soon as possible to the INCOBRA call (see links on annexed documentation).

30 Oct 2017

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg] A new article in F1000Research

Dear All,
The paper got a comment from Mark Wilkinson on Quality Check on the use of recommended standards for the Wheat community that would be nice to address or to reply to. He also informs us about the coming publishing of a set of Metrics for testing the FAIRness of data and an automated testing tool that will soon follow.
Kind regards
From: <***@***.***> on behalf of edzale <***@***.***>
Date: mardi 17 octobre 2017 16:11

23 Oct 2017

group calls - next call Thu Nov 16, 5pm CEST

Dear all,
As agreed during our last call, we are going back to our 2-group calls a month, on a rotating schedule.
Next call then will be on Thursday Nov 16th, 5pm CEST.
Save the date!
A draft agenda for next call is in the "Call minutes" document, together with notes of the previous one. See:
One week before the call we will send out a reminder, together with the URL to connect to the call.
Looking forward to talking to you all!
Caterina for the chairs

23 Oct 2017

Re: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg] A new article in F1000Research

Dear Esther, all,
I would like to thank you for this great collaborative work; it has been a
pleasure working on the document and collaborating with so many of you.
I am sure that the publication will have impact on related future work,
thanks to the adaptability of the approach described in different
contexts/fields/crops. I would be more than happy to contribute to any
similar effort in the future.
Kind regards,

18 Oct 2017

RDA Agrisemantics vision in LODA workshop

Dear all,
The slides presented at the Berlin Workshop on Linked Open Data for Agriculture are published on F1000research and have a DOI: 10.7490/f1000research.1114967.1
Please use it to refer to our work.
RDA Agrisemantics Working Group, Aubin S, Caracciolo C and Keizer J. Agrisemantics: vision for an infrastructure for semantic-based interoperability of agricultural data [version 1; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research 2017, 6:1837 (slides) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1114967.1)

16 Oct 2017

ERRATUM next call Monday 16,

Hi Catherine, all,
The mistake is ours. The meeting will be at 5pm
De : catherine.roussey=***@***.*** [mailto:***@***.***] De la part de croussey
Envoyé : lundi 16 octobre 2017 10:49
À : ***@***.***
Objet : Re: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] next call Monday 16, 7pm CEST
Sorry I misunderstood the time of the next meeting.
I will not be available at 7 pm.
Best Regards.

13 Oct 2017

RE: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] next call Monday 16, 5pm CEST

Dear all,
Please read 5pm CEST
-----Message d'origine-----
De : caterina.caracciolo=***@***.*** [mailto:***@***.***] De la part de catecara
Envoyé : vendredi 13 octobre 2017 16:42
À : Agrisemantics WG
Cc : Sophie Aubin; Panagiotis Zervas
Objet : [rda-agrisemantics-wg] next call Monday 16, 7pm CEST
Dear all,

13 Oct 2017

next call Monday 16, 7pm CEST

Dear all,
As per the doodle distributed in the past days, our next call will be on coming Monday, Oct 16th, at 7pm CEST.
It will be a zoom meeting:
The agenda:
We also have a draft for the template to collect the use cases, for discussion during the call:
Wish you all a very good weekend. See you on Monday!
Caterina for the Agrisemantics chairs

29 Sep 2017

update & next group call

Dear all,
The IGAD and P10 meetings in Montreal last week have contributed greatly to (1) spread the landscaping observations and conclusions, (2) consolidate the vision of a future Agrisemantics e-infrastructure, and (3) start the work on use cases and requirements. Many thanks to all the participants!
All the slides used during the different sessions are available in this document:

20 Sep 2017

Important session at RDA Plenary today! Join us

Dear Agrisemantics members,
A short reminder of the semantics events today in RDA Plenary in Montreal. You can follow them remotely:
- Vocabulary Services Interest group session 11:00-12:30 EDT .
Title: Vocabulary services - re-boot and expansion of scope
Info page:

15 Sep 2017

RDI Update and Survey

Dear all, 
Thanks to the Wheat group and co-chairs, we developed an online questionnaire to identify data management practices and related challenges within the rice community.
Please find the online questionnaire following this link
The link will be active one month but we encourage  you to answer as soon as possible. 

14 Sep 2017

How do you see the future of Agrisemantics? Give your opinion!

Dear all,
The concept of "Agrisemantics" was born after the 2015 "Improving Semantics in Agriculture" workshop in Rome. Since then, "Agrisemantics" has emerged as a sort of brand to denote respectively an RDA working group, a wide community of interest, or something more concrete and actionable to be defined.

12 Sep 2017

FW: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] IGAD pre-meeting and RDA P10 in Montreal schedule

Dear all,
Thanks to the kind support of our colleagues at the WG AgriSemantics, we could change the date of the IGAD session during the RDA Plenary Meeting 10 from 20 to 19 September so all the IGAD co-chairs can attend the session. More information at
Imma Subirats
IGAD/RDA Co-chair