Ontology and Semantic Web for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research

Workshop | Ontology & Semantic Web for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Research Lecce (Italy) | 11–14 July 2017

Many different standards, approaches, and semantic tools have been developed to improve data sharing and interoperability. Semantic technologies provide a promising way to properly describe and interrelate these different data sources in ways that reduce barriers to data discovery, integration, and exchange among biodiversity and ecosystem resources and researchers.

LifeWatch Italy and EUDAT want to tackle these challenges through their workshop Ontology & Semantic Web for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Research, a forum for the semantic web and linked open data communities, where professionals from Academia, Research Infrastructures, Industries and others interested in these topics are welcome to present theoretical and applied research work, share experiences and discuss the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies and linked open data in the field of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research.

In particular the event will revolve around four main themes:

  • Usages of semantic resources in Research Infrastructures (RIs)
  • Comparison among vocabulary governances
  • Alignment of vocabularies and ontologies
  • Services for semantics 
  • Semantic discoverability and interoperability

The workshop Ontology & Semantic Web for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Research will take place in Lecce, in the fascinating historical framework of Monastero degli Olivetani (University of Salento) from 11–14 July 2017.


The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.