So long and thanks for all the FAIR Semantics recommendations

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26 Jan 2021
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Collaborative session notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17dlq9GGsSM9OFwThR-8YmVi9BQNehJvMvKlU_h-njSs/edit?usp=sharing

Over the last six years the Vocabulary and Semantic Services Interest Group has provided a unique platform for semantic researchers and experts, operational semantic repository managers, ontologists etc. to connect and discuss issues and possible solutions, and share knowledge and latest developments in the domain.

During P16, VSSIG introduced lightning talks, training tips and latest semantic news and aspires to engage member participation in P17. P16 also started off a discussion looking into tools for evaluating the FAIRness of semantic resources and investigating the FAIR semantic recommendations as criteria for evaluation, which will be continued in the current session, seeking the valuable feedback of its members. 

This session is organised in three parts:
1- an introductory set of short presentations of ongoing and new activities of WG and TG  within the VSSIG

2- a lightning talk session during which we invite VSSIG participants, relevant RDA IG/WG as well as external initiatives to present their work on semantics and semantic interoperability.

3- a discussion session on the FAIR Semantics recommendations and their practical implementation regarding the required assessment of Semantic Artefacts.

Meeting agenda: 

Part 1: Ongoing VSSIG activities (35’)

  • Short introduction and summary from the Task Groups (10 ‘) - Yann Le Franc & Alexandra Kokkinaki (2 minutes Q&A)

  • News from i-ADOPT WG (10’) - Gwenaelle Moncoiffé (2 minutes Q&A)

  • A new TG on governance (15’) - Simon Cox  (2 minutes Q&A)

 

Part 2: 2 Lightning talks (20’) 

  • About the BoF "Enhancing Semantic Interoperability in Environmental Health Sciences Research" - Stephanie Holmgren 

  • About OntoCommons project - Gerhard Goldbeck (2 minutes Q&A)

  • Bioportal for Material Science - Todor, Alexandru-Aurelian (2 minutes Q&A)

 

Part3: Discussion (35’)

  • FAIR Semantics: from high level to practical recommendations - Yann Le Franc (15’) 

  • Discussion: How could we use the FAIR Semantics recommendations to evaluate the FAIRness of Semantic artefacts? 

Target Audience: 

Experts and interested practitioners in

  • Vocabulary services

  • Operational semantic repositories

  • Metadata 

  • Information science

  • Ontology and Knowledge Engineering

  • Data service architectures

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For this plenary, we are targeting members interested in the latest updates on FAIR semantic artefacts. Since the final part of the session is organised as a discussion on transforming high level recommendations to practical implementations,  team members could prepare themselves by reading the FAIR Semantics first recommendations at https://zenodo.org/record/3707985#.YAx8fej7TIU

Short Group Status: 

The group was established six years ago and constitutes a forum for semantic researchers and experts, operational semantic repository managers, ontologists etc. to connect and discuss issues and possible solutions, and share knowledge and latest developments in the domain.

The group has 221 members, many of them participating via Task Groups organized in Slack channels and on the group’s wiki page. One Task Group to date has formed an RDA Working Group. Activity in each Task Group is organised in zoom calls or is reflected by messages on each Slack channel. The group’s membership continues to grow rapidly.

Estimate of the required room capacity (Hybrid plenary): 
80
Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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