TPDL/DCMI Workshops

Half-Day Workshops

Domain Specific Extensions for Machine-actionable Data Management Plans

Half-day workshop: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

The current manifestation of a Data Management Plans (DMP) only contributes to the perception that DMP are an annoying administrative exercise. What they really are—or at least should be—is an integral part of research practice, since today most research across all disciplines involves data, code, and other digital components. There is now widespread recognition that, underneath, the DMP could have more thematic, machine-actionable richness with added value for all stakeholders: researchers, funders, repository managers, ICT providers, librarians, etc. As a result, parts of the DMP can be automatically generated and shared with other collaborators or funders. To achieve this goal we need: (1) good understanding of research data workflows, (2) research data management infrastructure, (3) common data model for machine-actionable DMP.

In this workshop we will focus on the common data model for machine-actionable DMP and will seek to identify which domain specific extensions must be implemented to fulfill requirements of stakeholders, such as digital libraries and repositories. We will discuss which information they can provide and which information they can expect, and how existing and future systems and services can support and potentially automate this information flow.

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Full-Day Workshops

18th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)

Full-day workshop: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The proposed joint NKOS workshop at TPDL2018 / DCMI2018 will explore the potential of KOS such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases, in the context of current developments and possibilities. These tools help to model the underlying semantic structure of a domain for purposes of information retrieval, knowledge discovery, language engineering, and the Semantic Web. The workshop provides an opportunity to discuss projects, research and development activities, evaluation approaches, lessons learned, and research findings. A further objective is to systematically engage in discussions in common areas of interest with selected related communities and to investigate potential cooperation.

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Web Archive – An introduction to web archives for Humanities and Social Science research

Full-day workshop: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 13th, 2018

We now have access to two decades of web archives, collected in different ways and at different times, which constitute an invaluable resource for the study of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Researchers are only just beginning to explore the potential of these vast archives, and to develop the theoretical and methodological frameworks within which to study them, but recognition of that potential is becoming ever more widespread. This workshop seeks to explore the value of web archives for scholarly use, to highlight innovative research, to investigate the challenges and benefits of working with the archived web, to identify opportunities for incorporating web archives in learning and teaching, and to discuss and inform archival provision in all senses.

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1st International Workshop on Reframing Research (RefResh)

Full-day workshop: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Over the last decade, research has been scaling up in terms of publications, authors, contributing institutions and funded projects. Nowadays, research literature is estimated to round up 100-150 million publications with an annual increase rate around 1.5 million new publications. The fourth paradigm shift of science on one side, and the ever-increasing availability of data about research drivers and outcomes on the other have enabled scientists and researchers to “place the practice of science itself under the microscope” and dissect and analyse it in unprecedented ways.

For these reasons, it is of paramount importance to study such an articulated, global-scale, evolving system in order to understand its dynamics, patterns, internal equilibria and interactions among diverse scientific actors. In particular, recent studies have proved that a holistic study of research as a complex phenomenon inserted in a delicate socioeconomic and geopolitical context, rather than as an isolated, context-unaware system, can provide a deeper insight on how research and researchers influence and are influenced by the world outside academia. Such analysis can provide answers to socioeconomic questions, frame academic research on a geopolitical canvas, provide insights on the factors that generate successful science, allocate better resources and therefore benefit from greater impact and efficacy.

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Multi-domain Research Data Management: from metadata collection to data deposit

Full-day workshop: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Framed by the many initiatives pushing for Open Science, the Research Data Management workshop at TPDL/DCMI 2018 will offer participants an informal venue to benefit from and share experience with domain experts, dealing with practical data management issues, and to explore RDM open-source tools. Researchers are expected to participate and reflect on aspects relevant to the Open Science policies.

The workshop is organized in two sessions. The first is dedicated to domain-specific challenges and perspectives, based on presentations and a round-table for a participated discussion. The second is a hands-on event, with participants collaborating  in a field experiment where they collect metadata with LabTablet, and then synchronize it with the Dendro data organization platform.

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Internet of Things Workshop: Live Repositories of Streaming Data

Full-day workshop: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The workshop focuses on demonstrating a set of standards and good practices used in the Internet of Things and discussing how they can be used to leverage F.A.I.R. evidence-based Science. Implementations based on standards, such as the OGC Sensor Observation Service or the OGC SensorThings API, and well established open frameworks, such as the FIWARE, will be demonstrated. Participants will be given the opportunity to try out such tools and take part in moderated panels.

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