ESSI2.5Metadata, Data Models, and Semantics
|Convener: A. Woolf | Co-Conveners: S J D Cox , L. Bigagli , P. Diviacco , J.D. Blower|
Recent developments in distributed, service-oriented, information systems using web-based (W3C, OASIS, ISO, OGC) standards are leading to advances in data interoperability. At the same time, work is underway to understand how meaning may be represented using ontologies and other semantic mechanisms.
This session aims to explore developments in interoperable data sharing, and the representation of semantic meaning to enable interpretation of geoscientific information. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- standards-based information modelling
- interoperable data sharing
- use of metadata
- knowledge representation through ontologies
- use of semantics in an interoperability context
- application of semantics to discovery and analysis
The session also deals with the technical and social challenges arising from an increasing use of collaborative environments and social network technology by scientists and citizens.