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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Special Session on Metadata for Manufacturing

Half-day workshop: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The use of Linked Data (LD) in manufacturing has many potentialities for the diversity of products requiring technical description and interrelationship, either within the same sector or between industrial sectors or between manufacturing and other sectors of activity as, for example, logistics and trade.

An obvious use is, for example, in the catalogs of parts or end products. The existence of this type of information in RDF potentially facilitates not only business-to-business but also business-to-consumer relationships, by making detailed searches, comparisons and product relationships across the Web much faster and more reliable. The potential use of LD principles and technologies in manufacturing goes well beyond catalogs. Business-to-business data sharing requires interoperability and independence of proprietary formats. If there are cases where there are standards that ensure it, others there are where the standards do not exist or are not sufficient to guarantee semantic interoperability without endangering industrial property rights.

DCMI, as a central worldwide entity in the topic of metadata has a leading role in all Linked Data developments. It cannot, therefore, fail to keep up with, and in some cases even lead, the developments related to metadata in manufacturing. This special session is intended as a seed for the creation of a community or Special Interest Group of metadata for manufacturing within DCMI.

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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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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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