Programme

First Week

Day 1 – Monday, Sept. 27

  • 09:00-09:45: Welcome session
  • 09:45-10:30: Session 1 – Progress with FAIR sharing to enable collaborative campaigns
    • Speaker: Malcolm Atkinson
    • Moderator: Margareta Hellström
  • 10:30-10:45: Break
  • 10:45-11:30: Session 2 – ENVRI-hub – the open-access platform of the environmental sciences community in Europe
    • Speakers: Ana Rita Gomes and Andreas Petzold
    • Moderator: Margareta Hellström
  • 11:30-11:45: Break
  • 11:45-12:30: Session 3 – Introduction to design webservices for data
    • Speaker: Nicola Fiore
    • Moderator: Cosimo Vallo
  • 12:30-13:00: Q&A, presentation padlet and social platforms, wrap-up

Day 2 – Wednesday, Sept. 29

  • 09:00-09:15: Recap Day 1; groups composition and mentor
  • 09:15-10:00: Session 1 – Design webservices for data (approaches and methodologies)
    • Speaker: Zhiming Zhao
    • Moderator: Nicola Fiore
  • 10:00-10:15: Break
  • 10:15-11:00: Session 2 – Design webservices for data (experiences)
    • Speakers: Oleg Mirzov, Alessandro Spinuso
    • Moderator: Jacco Konijn
  • 11:00-11:15: Break
  • 11:15-12:45: Session 3 – Design webservices for data (security threats and solutions)
    • Speakers: Antonio José Sáenz-Albanés and Antoni Huguet-Vives
    • Moderator: Lucia Vaira
  • 12:45-13:00: Q&A, wrap-up

Day 3 – Friday, Oct. 1

  • 09:00-09:15: Recap Day 2
  • 09:15-10:00: Session 1 – Overview on the XML language and implementation of a basic EML document (theoretical with practical example)
    • Speaker: Luca Cervone
    • Moderator: Lucia Vaira
  • 10:00-10:15: Break
  • 10:15-11:00: Session 2 – Creating a node.js REST API for serving XML documents (theoretical with practical example)
    • Speaker: Luca Cervone
    • Moderator: Lucia Vaira
  • 11:00-11:15: Break
  • 11:15-11:45: Session 3 – Classroom exercise, explaining tools to be used and goals to be achieved (Q&A, discussion)
    • Speaker: Luca Cervone
    • Moderator: Cosimo Vallo
  • 11:45-12:45: Developing the classroom exercise (practical)
  • 12:45-13:00: Wrap-up

Second Week

Day 4 – Monday, Oct. 4

  • 09:00-09:15: Recap Week 1
  • 09:15-10:00: Session 1 – Publish & secure webservices for data using APIs
    • Speakers: Antonio José Sáenz-Albanés and Antoni Huguet-Vives
    • Moderator: Nicola Fiore
  • 10:00-10:15: Break
  • 10:15-11:00: Group task assignment (explanation)
  • 11:00-11:15: Break
  • 11:15-13:00: Hands-on (guided group exercise)

Day 5 – Wednesday, Oct. 6

  • 09:00-09:30: Recap entire process (and steps); Q&A
  • 09:30-10:15: Session 1 – Best practices and lessons learned
    • Speakers: Antonio José Sáenz-Albanés and Malcolm Atkinson
    • Moderator: Angeliki Adamaki
  • 10:15-10:30: Break
  • 10:30-10:45: Q&A + instructions
  • 10:45-11:30: Hands-on (guided group exercise)
  • 11:30-11:45: Break
  • 11:45-13:00: Hands-on (guided group exercise)

Day 6 – Friday, Oct. 8

  • 09:00-09:30: Participants’ feedback on exercise and group work
  • 09:30-10:00: Group 1 presentation; peers & trainers’ feedback
  • 10:00-10:30: Group 2 presentation; peers & trainers’ feedback
  • 10:30-10:45: Break
  • 10:45-11:15: Group 3 presentation; peers & trainers’ feedback
  • 11:15-11:45: Group 4 presentation; peers & trainers’ feedback
  • 11:45-12:00: Break
  • 12:00-12:15: Participants’ feedback
  • 12:15-12:45: Closing session

ENVRI Community International School Services for FAIRness

ENVRI Community International School “Services for FAIRness”

Online, from 27 September to 8 October 2021

Organised by ENVRI-FAIR and LifeWatch ERIC, the school is at its fourth edition, having established itself as an unmissable opportunity to learn about FAIRness in the framework of Research Infrastructures. Having gone into depth on data FAIRness and data management during previous editions, in autumn 2021 the school focused on Services for FAIRness, from their design to their development and publication.
The school was organised over a two-week period, on average dedicating around 50 hours in total (including preparations and self-study). It was structured around daily activities, with scheduled lectures and presentations in the mornings (09-13), followed by associated group and individual work time.

Target audience:
As the focus of the School was on supporting end users in how to make the best use of data and services, understanding the end user perspective was key to developing good user interfaces and services.
The main target groups were the staff at ENVRI data centres, researchers and PhD candidates.

Social Dinner

Social dinner

On Wednesday 12 July 2017, the organiser are inviting participants for the workshop social dinner, which will take place at the Must – Historical Museum of the City of Lecce.

The dinner will start at 20:30, but the Museum will be open for us exclusively allowing partipants to visit it.

Dinner is kindly offered by LifeWatch Italy and EUDAT. For any allergy issue, please get in touch with the organisation.

Travel & accommodation

Travel

From Brindisi Airport:

Approximate distance: 50 km

By Bus: Take bus COTRAP (the bus stop is on the right of arrival area). The bus takes about 40 minutes and it stops to Lecce at the Foro Boario/City Terminal.

By Air-Shuttle: Shuttle service specialised in transporting passengers to and from Brindisi Airport and their Hotels with rates of 20 euros. You can book your transportation online at www.airshuttle.it.

From Bari Airport:

Approximate distance: 150 km

You should take the train from the airport to the central train station and then take the train to Lecce (please visit www.trenitalia.it to check the time schedule).

Accommodation

Special Room Rates University of Salento:

Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi: Guestroom rates: 70€ for single classic room and 80€ for superior. It is ideally located next to the airport bus stop and workshop venure. Old town is 10′ walking distance.

To book at our special fares, please state “University of Salento” when you book: http://www.grandhoteltiziano.it/

B&B located in the old town:

  1. www.palazzorollo.it
  2. www.maliabb.com
  3. www.dimorebernardini.com
  4. www.centrostoricolecce.it
  5. www.bebpaisiello.it
  6. www.lacortebeb.it
  7. www.palazzodeidondoli.it

Click here to view other accommodation opportunity. 

Venue

The Venue

The venue will host the workshop in two rooms, Padiglione Chirico and Aula Pianterreno, it is equipped with the university wi-fi, beamer, and audio system.

The Monastery is ideally locate at 5 minute walking distance from City Terminal and Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi, the old town is about 5 minutes on foot from the Monastery.

Please check the map on you right to have a look to the key points, or visit the Travel & Accommodation page for more details.

History

The workshop will take place in one of the most precious and fascinating facilities of University of Salento, Monastero degli Olivetani. Located next to the city cemetery, it was built by the Black Benedict monks between 1171 and 1174.

In 1494, the Monte Oliveto Benedict Monks arrived in Lecce and took over the Monastery starting a profound transformation of the building. In 1559, the new cloister was created by Gabriele Riccardi, other interventions followed until 18th Century, among those a big starcase and the external façade.

In the 19th Century many monastic orders devoted to the contemplative life were abolished, so the Monastery was acquired by the Municipality of Lecce which had used it as public office and panhandlers hospice.

Currently, the Monstery hosts a part of University of Salento.

Registration Form

Thank you to all those who registered to attend the Workshop Ontology & Semantic Web for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Research in Lecce on 11-14 July. Registration is now closed.

Report

A dedicated report on the workshop, split into four main sessions:

  1. Usages of semantic resources in Research Infrastructures,
  2. Alignment of vocabularies and ontologies,
  3. Semantic interoperability and discoverability, and
  4. Services for semantics, is avaliable for download.

Participants

Name
Surname
Affiliation
Alberto
Basset
LifeWatch Italy; DiSTeBA, Università del Salento
Sara
Montinaro
DiSTeBA, Università del Salento
Elena
Stanca
DiSTeBA, Università del Salento
Cinzia
Gravili
DiSTeBA, Università del Salento
Hafferssas
Aziz
University of sciences and technology houari boumedienne – Algeria
Bruna
Gumiero
University of Bologna
Caterina
Bergami
LifeWatch Italy; CNR-IBAF
Christian
Pichot
INRA
Ilaria
Rosati
LifeWatch Italy; CNR-IBAF
Friederike
Klan
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Doron
Goldfarb
Environment Agency Austria
Roman
Gurinovich
sci.AI
Markus
Stocker
University of Bremen
Barbara
Magagna
EAA
Lucia
Vaira
Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento
Mario
Bochicchio
Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento
Nicola
Fiore
LifeWatch Italy
Bachir
Balech
IBIOM-CNR
Cristiano
Fugazza
IREA-CNR
Zhiming
Zhao
University of Amsterdam
Stefano
De Felici
LifeWatch Italy, CNR-IBAF
Angela
Boggero
CNR-Institute of Ecosystem Study
Oya
Beyan
RWTH Aachen
Yann
Le Franc
e-Science Data Factory
Simon
Cox
CSIRO Australia
Tommaso
Di Noia
Polytechnic University of Bari
Michele Ruta
Ruta
Polytechnic University of Bari
Romain
DAVID
IMBE – CNRS
Paul
Martin
University of Amsterdam
KOTRAYYA
AGADI
CENTRAL UNIVERSTIY OF GUJARAT, GANDHINAGAR, INDIA
Philip
Trembath
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
paolo
tagliolato
LifeWatch Italy; CNR – Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA)
Alessandro
Oggioni
LifeWatch Italy; CNR – Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA)
Cataldo
Pierri
LifeWatch Italy, CNR-IBAF
Paolo
Colangelo
CNR-ISE
Pier Luigi
Buttigieg
Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Erhard
Hinrichs
Tübingen University; CLARIN
Marie
Hinrichs
Tübingen University; CLARIN
Parashuram
Kattimani
Central University of Karnataka
Elizabeth
Arnaud
Bioversity International
Naouel
Karam
Freie Universität Berlin
Valentina
Vassallo
The Cyprus Institute; VI-SEEM Project
Matias
Frosterus
The National Library of Finland

Programme

Introduction

Biodiversity, as with many other scientific fields, relies on the integration of data from multiple sources and spanning multiple scales (spatial and temporal).  As the volume of available data is increasing, several projects and infrastructures are developing services for better managing this information, making it accessible, available and reusable in order to develop new knowledge. Alongside this, community standards, tools, services and governance models were developed to facilitate data and system interoperability. A common strategy is to exploit semantic resources such as metadata, vocabularies and ontologies to support interoperability among emerging data infrastructures.

This workshop, resulting from the collaboration between the e-Biodiversity Research Institute of LifeWatch Italy, the Italian node of LifeWatch ERIC, and EUDAT, the pan-European Collaborative Data Infrastructure, was a time to discuss common approaches, tools and existing solutions, not only for biodiversity communities but also for as many scientific domains as possible.

A number of initiatives have already been organised to discuss good practices for semantic resource development, interoperability and discoverability, and the definition of authoritative tools and facilities for the scientific community, such as the LifeWatch Italy Workshop “Thesauri & Semantics in the Ecological Domain” and the EUDAT workshop in Barcelona.


Programme

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Usages of semantic resources in Research Infrastructures (RIs)

14:00-14:10 Welcome (A. Basset, LifeWatch Italy; Y. Le Franc, EUDAT)

14:10-14:30 General Introduction to the topic (chair: P. Tagliolato, LifeWatch Italy)

14:30-16:00 Experiences from different RIs and projects:

Talks

  1. Semantics for the Analysis and Experimentation on (continental) Ecosystems: AnaEE (C. Pichot, INRA)
  2. Terminology Supported Data Archiving and Publication in PANGAEA (M. Stocker, University of Bremen)
  3. Semantic Resources in LifeWatch Italy (I.Rosati & C. Bergami, LifeWatch Italy)
  4. Semantic Data Management in the AquaDiva Project (F. Klan, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
  5. Semantic monitoring data process description in LTER within SERONTO and EnvThes (B.Magagna, LTER)
  6. The Vi-SEEM e-Infrastructure project (V. Vassallo, The Cyprus Institute)

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:30 Final discussion and next steps (report, review paper, recommendations) (chair: P. Tagliolato, LifeWatch Italy)

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Alignment of vocabularies and ontologies & Comparison among vocabulary governances

09:15-09:35 General Introduction to the topic (chairs: N. Fiore, LifeWatch Italy; B. Magagna, Environmental Agency Austria; S. Cox, CSIRO Australia)

09:35-11:00 Experiences from different groups, projects and RIs:

Talks

  1. From O&M to observable properties (S. Cox, CSIRO Australia)
  2. Observable characteristics – existing approaches and arising problems in EnvThes and other related vocabularies (B.Magagna, LTER)
  3. Alignment of the AnaEE thesaurus, and ontology (C. Pichot et al., INRA)
  4. Bridging multiple domains through an environment ontology: the value of continuous semantic interoperation and collaborative development (P. Buttigieg, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung)
  5. The LifeWatch Italy semantic approach (N. Fiore, LifeWatch Italy)

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-13:00 Final discussion and next steps (report, review paper, recommendations) (chairs: N. Fiore, B.Magagna, S. Cox)

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

Semantic discoverability and interoperability

14:30-14:50 General Introduction to the topic (chair: Y. Le Franc)

14:50-16:05 Experiences from different groups, projects and RIs:

Talks

  1. Semantic interoperability of marine sensor data and metadata: A use case for the ESONET yellow pages and FixO3 observatories (M. Stocker, University of Bremen)
  2. Experiences and Challenges on Semantic Discoverability in Health Data Analytics (Oya Beyan, RTWH Aachen University)
  3. Overview on repositories, ontology lookup services, comparisons, pros and cons, similar (D. Goldfarb, LTER)
  4. Interoperability and discovery of AnaEE distributed resources through semantic annotations (C. Pichot, INRA)

16:05-16: 25 Coffee Break

16:25-18:00 Final discussion and next steps (report, review paper, recommendations) (chair: Y. Le Franc)

20:30 Social Dinner at the MustHistorical Museum of the City of Lecce.

Thursday 13 July 2017

Services for semantics

9:15-9:35 General Introduction to the topic (chair: A. Oggioni, LifeWatch Italy)

9:35-11:00 Experiences from different RIs and projects:

Talks

Selecting and Customising Ontologies with JOYCE (F. Klan, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

  1. The GFBio Terminology Service – a unified interface for accessing heterogeneous terminological   knowledge (N. Karam, Freie Universität Berlin)
  2. Semantic enablement of geospatial metadata: Going full circle (C. Fugazza, IREA – CNR)
  3. WordNets for Modelling Word Meaning in Linguistics and Cognitive Psychology Research and The CLARIN Concept Registry (E. Hinrichs, CLARIN Research Infrastructure)
  4. Open information linking across environmental research infrastructures (P. Martin, University of Amsterdam; ENVRIplus project)
  5. IndexMeed consortium for data mining in ecology: How to build graphs and mine heterogeneous data for environmental research? (Romain David, IMBE – CNRS)

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-13:00 Final discussion and next steps (report, review paper, recommendations) (chair: A. Oggioni)

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:00 Working Groups for each topic

16:00-16:20 Coffee Break

16:20-18:00 Working Groups for each topic

Friday 14 July 2017

9:15-11:00 Working Groups for each topic

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

11:20-13:00 Plenary Working Groups

13:00-13:30 Workshop closure and departure