MTSR Conference Programme now available

The MTSR 2015- 9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference programme is now available online. The conference agenda has 41 submissions which will be delivered on the 9th to the 11th of September 2015. The MTSR conferences aim to bring together scholars and practitioners that share a common interest in the interdisciplinary field of metadata, linked data and ontologies.

AIMS Team's Participation

The FAO AIMS/CIARD Teams are well represented in this edition in two fronts,  

  1. Imma Subirats -Special Track Chair of Metadata & Semantics for Open Repositories, Research Information Systems and Data Infrastructures and; 
  2. Paper submission - ,Pesce, Valeria, Ajit Maru, Phil Archer, Thembani Malapela and Johannes Keizer. Setting up a Global Linked Data Catalog of Datasets for Agriculture

The Keynote Address

The speaker is Carole Goble, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manchester in the UK. Her presentation title is: "Research Objects: the why, what, and how"

Keynote abstract

In practice the exchange, reuse and reproduction of scientific experiments is hard, dependent on bundling and exchanging the experimental methods, computational codes, data, algorithms, workflows and so on along with the narrative. These "Research Objects" are not fixed, just as research is not “finished”: codes fork, data is updated, algorithms are revised, workflows break, service updates are released. Neither should they be viewed just as second-class artifacts tethered to publications, but the focus of research outcomes in their own right: articles clustered around datasets, methods with citation profiles. Many funders and publishers have come to acknowledge this, moving to data sharing policies and provisioning e-infrastructure platforms. Many researchers recognise the importance of working with Research Objects. The term has become widespread. However. What is a Research Object? How do you mint one, exchange one, build a platform to support one, curate one? How do we introduce them in a lightweight way that platform developers can migrate to? What is the practical impact of a Research Object Commons on training, stewardship, scholarship, sharing? How do we address the scholarly and technological debt of making and maintaining Research Objects? Are there any examples? I’ll present our practical experiences of the why, what and how of Research Objects.

Important links

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