The meeting objectives of this work session are:
present the I-ADOPT Framework and implementations with examples
discuss different aspects of the Framework and ask for feedback
connect with other activities related to observable properties
Collaborative meeting notes (main session): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ce6tnY5jx7DNYwONzXcAhblmLSLjF5Q3-QZ6u2wHFxI/edit?usp=sharing
Collaborative meeting notes (repeat session): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pVpSc87-03pbATUmaz5Hu85SyLyZllPpFOQu_IWyLto/edit?usp=sharing
Short introduction - Barbara Magagna (3')
The importance of semantic interoperability for eLTER RI - Johannes Peterseil (15’)
Methodology - Maria Stoica/Anusuriya Devaraju 10’
The I-ADOPT Framework - Barbara Magagna 10’
Explaining the I-ADOPT Framework using examples of Essential Climate and Essential Biodiversity Variables - Gwen Moncoiffe 15’
Discussion about the proposed framework moderated by Barbara Magagna and Gwen Moncoiffe (40')
Data managers, data scientists, informaticians, terminology developers, chairs from RDA WGs who previously expressed their interest in the outcome of I-ADOPT, or anyone seeking to increase the interoperability of their terminologies or of their data. Our current focus is environmental sciences but we are also interested in cross-domain collaborations.
The group was officially launched in October 2019, having been active as an informal group for more than 2 years with fortnightly teleconferences. There have been five formal meetings at RDA plenaries so far:
an informal meeting at the RDA 11 Plenary Meeting in Berlin
the BoF session at the RDA 13 Plenary Meeting in Philadelphia
the Kickoff-Meeting at the RDA 14 Plenary Meeting in Helsinki
The First Working Group session at RDA 15 Virtual Plenary Meeting
The Second Working Group session at RDA 16 Virtual Plenary Meeting.
The I-ADOPT WG aims to produce an Interoperability Framework, co-developed by a wide community of terminology experts and users, for representing observable properties with a strong initial focus on environmental research.
In its case statement, the group identified 6 tasks to be delivered over the period November-2019 to April-2022
Task 1: Collecting user stories (done)
Task 2: Collecting terminologies -> D1: A catalogue with observable property semantic resources (done)
Task 3: Deriving use case requirements (done)
Task 4: Analysing of existing representation strategies -> D2: A review and synthesis report on the expressiveness of existing representation strategies (2021-03-31)
Task 5: Developing the Interoperability Framework -> D3: A report on the Interoperability Framework (2021-05-31)
Task 6: Developing design patterns for alignments. -> D4: Guidelines on best practices on the implementation and use of the Interoperability Framework (2022-08-31)
The officially endorsed I-ADOPT WG is making good progress on its work plan. It has completed the first 3 tasks and has compiled its first deliverable: the catalogue of terminologies for observable properties. Good progress has also been made on Task 4 since the RDA 16 plenary and first examples for discussing possible approaches for the Interoperability Framework are being collected. We plan a virtual workshop (at least for 2 half days) in March 2021 to allow for more collaboration time to cooperatively develop the framework, we will present at the 17th RDA Plenary Meeting. Because of the impossibility to meet in person due to the COVID pandemic we have some delay in producing the deliverables. With the planned virtual workshop we hope to be able to catch up on the schedule again.
The group uses regular twice-monthly meetings and Github repositories to drive progress and share information which is documented in github.com/i-adopt (see user-stories issues, use cases analysis and requirements)
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