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Johannes Keizer Appointed Guest Professor in Chengdu

During a Conference on the potential of big data in Agriculture, on wich keynotes were given by Takuji Kiura an myself,    I was appointed Guest Professor at the Information and Documentation Center of the Chinese Academy of Science in Chengdu.  I am proud of the collaboration with Chai Miaoling and her team and I am looki

Establishment of Collaboration with GKAH ERI

In September 2009 I visited the Digital Research Institute of GKAH.  GKAH is one of the biggest agricultural state companies in China. Particularly, it is among the 10 biggest Pig producers.  GKAH aims to  make their pig production more efficient and    more sustainable.  ERI is in charge to find worldwide state of the art methodologies.  In 2017 ERI visited pig research institutions in UK, FrGKAH ERIance and Denmark.

Open Infrastructures for Open Science

 

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The Directorate F - Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures is organizing a series of consultations for the preparation of Horizon 2020, the new Framework Program for research funding.  I was invited to participate also in the Rome event about  "open Infrastructures for open science". I expressed my opinion that the importance of semantic standards and linked open data technologies should not be underestimated.

The picture at the left is from a presentation, which analyzed institutional readines for open data 

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An interesting intiative is EUDA with the intent to create trusted data services between public and private partners.

THe same issues that we are discussin in agINFRA (structures, vocabularies, relations, persistent identifiers, protocols)  are addressed in the EUDAT system.

more screenshots at my FlickR Gallery. 

 

 

 

agINFRA KickOff

 

agInfra-1st_Project_MeetingThe first agINFRA project meeting has taken place in between 8-10 November in Rome, Italy and it was hosted by FAO in their premises.

“To develop an infrastructure for scientific agricultural data and to improve service deployment for data bytransferring scientific and technological results from the agricultural field into real outcomes. Moreover agINFRA is proposing to create a high interoperability between agricultural and other data resources”.

The AIMS team at FAO has a leading role in the agINFRA project representing main usercommunities and bringing the requirements of theses user communities into the project

The project website: http://www.aginfra.eu/en/the-project/vision

 

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