Recent Activity: Agrisemantics WG

09 Jan 2018

CFP Reasoning on Data (RoD) Workshop at The Web Conference 2018

                         Reasoning on Data (RoD)
                   Workshop at The Web Conference 2018
                      Lyon, France, April 24, 2018

08 Jan 2018

Next calls

Dear Agrisemantics members,

We wish you a nice and fruitful year!

The next group call is this week: Thu 11 jan 2018, 5pm CET on
We will provide an update on the use case collection and analysis. Discussions on further steps.

The call dedicated to publishing an article from the landscaping report (1st WG output) will take place on Friday January 19, at 11 am CET (connexion info to come soon). Thanks to those who answered the poll. Still, everyone willing to participate is welcome!

19 Dec 2017

Agrisemantics Call - Landscaping Report

Dear WG members,

As discussed in our previous group calls, a dedicated call should be
arranged for discussing the next steps regarding the 1st outcome of our WG,
namely the Landscaping Report.

In order to arrange this meeting, we have set-up a doodle poll at:

Please declare your availability

Taking also this opportunity, the WG chairs would like to wish you Merry

Kindest regards,

Panagiotis for the chairs

11 Dec 2017

reminder: call for use cases - what are your needs when working with semantics resources?

Dear all,

This is a message from the chairs of the Agrisemantics WG.

We have collected 9 use cases so far and a couple more are planned. Many thanks to those who provided them!
This is good, but far from enough to derive meaningful requirements and recommendations for the future of infrastructures for open science in agriculture! We need you!

If you wish to contribute, simply follow the procedure described in the email below or contact us.
As we know that December is a busy period, we decided to extend the deadline to Jan 30.

01 Dec 2017

Agrisemantics Call Reminder, Fri 8 Dec, 9am CET

Dear WG members,

As a reminder, our next group call will be on Friday, 8th of December, 9am

Please find below the agenda and details to connect.

Looking forward to talking to you all!

Panagiotis for the chairs


Zoom URL:


Panagiotis Zervas, Ph.D.

Director of Project Management


30 Nov 2017

IGAD/RDA pre-conference meeting that will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Dear all,

I am pleased to invite you to the IGAD pre-conference meeting that will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The event will take place before the 11th RDA Plenary Meeting, March 21-23, 2018.

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.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap :

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Or Telephone:

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

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,


On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 5:11 PM, edzale wrote:

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 : [] De la part de croussey
Envoyé : lundi 16 octobre 2017 10:49
À :
Objet : Re: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] next call Monday 16, 7pm CEST

13 Oct 2017

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

Dear all,

Please read 5pm CEST


-----Message d'origine-----
De : [] 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

09 Oct 2017

TR: how do you collect, use and share research data?

Dear RDA WGs,

Please find an email about a survey that is relevant for our data research.

De : Alison Specht []
Envoyé : vendredi 6 octobre 2017 07:53
Objet : how do you collect, use and share research data?