Brokering Framework: Progress and Confirmation

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05 Dec 2019
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

The meeting will aim to achive the following:

1. Update participants on progress with the development of the Brokering Framework 

2. Review three use cases tested to date in detail

3. Confirm participation of new members

4. Solictation of additional use cases to be tested against the framework

5. Planning for finalisation of Workgroup activities prior to Plenary 16.

Meeting agenda: 
  1. Welcome and Introduction (Karen Payne) (5 min)
  2. Introduction and confirmation of new WG co-chairs (Karen Payne) (5 min)
  3. Progress Review, Concepts, and New Use Cases (Wim Hugo) (45 min)
  4. Questions and Answers, Discussion (Karen Payne) (20 min)
  5. Way Forward and Plenary 16 (Karen Payne)

Meeting Support Documents:

Target Audience: 
  • Systems developers and architects active in the field of research data infrastructure development, specifically those with an interest in
    • Metadata transformation 
    • Semantic annotation and transformation
    • Simple scientific workflows
    • Data visualisation, notebook transformation
    • Vocabulary service implementation
  • Linked Open Data specialists and providers of LOD services
  • End users of LOD services 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The scope of the WG covers data sources from research and scholarly communication. Within this domain obstacles for wider application of brokering techniques are:

  • Multiple service protocols for data discovery, access, and application or processing;
  • Multiple content standards for data and metadata, augmented by Community profiles and non-standard implementations;
  • Multiple vocabularies and ontologies.
  • Multiple adaptation and mediation modules that are not guaranteed to be compatible.

Research projects and research data infrastructure initiatives often solve problems associated with this diversity as a matter of course, but the knowledge gained and components developed during such a process are not visible and useful to others. Furthermore, project life cycle limitations lead to lack of sustainability, loss of expertise, code, and infrastructure.

View the group case statement 

Short Group Status: 

Group was established in 2016, and has been dormant cince Plenary 9 due to unavailability of co-chairs.

Progress was made in th einterim with conetual development, testing and implementation, and we have an opportunity to review progress and aim to complete an output by Plenary 16.

One of the co-chairs (Wim Hugo) is now available again and workgroup activities will resume in early 2020, existing and new members will be asked to

1. Participate in formulation of use cases and testing of the framework;

2. Contribute to WG management by making themselves available as co-chairs.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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