RDA 9th Plenary Joint meeting: IG Brokering, IG Data Fabric

Meeting title

Advancing Data Fabric with Brokering services

Groups: IG Brokering, IG Data Fabric 

Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the groups: 

The Brokering IG is examining the overarching concepts and frameworks for achieving interoperability across different disciplinary data systems, leaving the systems autonomous and avoiding pushing them towards any specific implementation model. Such technological solutions are commonly called brokering frameworks. They generally provide mediation and adaptation services, in a transparent way for the Users –either intermediate or final. Brokers may play a facilitating role in the landscape depicted by the IG Data Fabric and act as one of the main “fabric components” described there, especially as to data find, access, evaluation and use.

The Data Fabric IG (DFIG) identified that working with data in the many scientific labs and most probably also in other areas such as industry and governance is highly inefficient and too costly. Excellent scientists working on date intensive science tasks are forced to spend about 75% of their time to manage, find, combine and curate data. What a waste of time and capacity. The DFIG is therefore looking at the data creation and consumption cycle to identify opportunities to optimize the work with data, to place current RDA activities in the overall landscape, to look what other communities are doing in this area and to foster testing and adoption of RDA outputs.

Meeting objectives

The objectives of the meeting are to develop a set of workflow patterns using brokers for mediation between the core components of the Data Fabric to meet the needs of various use cases.

Background information and related documents are available at  https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/data-fabric-ig/wiki/data-fabric-ig-bro...

Meeting agenda

16:00-16:10 Short introduction (S. Nativi)
16:10-16:20 Biodiversity use case (D. Koureas)
16:20-16:30 DKRZ Climate Science use case (T. Weigel)
16:30-16:40 Workflow Diagrams (B. Almas)
16:40-17:15 Discussion
17:15-17:30 Wrap up/next steps (S. Nativi, B. Almas)


• Data service and infrastructure providers interested in providing brokering service models
• Tool builders aiming to make use of brokering services
• Users of Research data
• We also seek input from further use case providers and encourage representatives across disciplines to participate

Group chairs serving as contacts: Stefano Nativi

Type of meeting: Working meeting