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Open Infrastructures for Open Science



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 


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. 




Is chicken breast edible?

 Admittedly I would have answered convincedly "NO", if you would have asked me that last week.  Most of the chicken breast I bought in the last years was for the cat.  She compared with commercial cat food and told me  that I was a Gourmet Chef, when I was serving her the boiled or microwaved disgust.

Demographic Development in Italy

ISTAT  has published the demographic Indicators for  2011. The Italian population.  The population in Italy has grown by  about 220,000, there are more than  60 million people living in Italy.  Behind these number is hidden that the "Italian"  population shrunk by 65,000.  Only because of the increase by "foreigners" of 290,000, the overall increase results.

I Verdi e i conservativi

 Die Gruenen haben mit den Konservativen eine klare gemeinsame Grundeinstellung: die Welt ist schlecht. Der Unterschied ist, dass die Konservativen, dass als eine vorsichtige Basiseinschaetzung sehen, waehrend die Gruenen die Welt schlecht sehen durch die Moderne.. wenn man ab Abgrund steht, ist jeder Schritt vorwaerts...  aber daraus resultiert durchaus aehnliche Politik.

Auch die Haltung des Buessers findet sich bei den Gruenen und denKonservativen.

Die linke repraesentiert dagegen den modernen Groessenwahn, des "alles ist machbar"



Employment Rates


 The total employment rate  for people in the  EU27  aged 20 to 64, which is the age group targeted in the 

Europe 2020 strategy, rose steadily from 66.8% in 2002 to 70.4% in 2008, then fell to 69.1% in 2009, and 

decreased further in 2010 to 68.6%. The employment rate for women in this age group, which increased 

Statement provocatorio

Statement "provocatorio":

Avevo una discussione oggi sulla manovra Monti con una mia collega che sosteneva che la manovra porterebbe a nuovi grandi numeri di persone che dormono sulla strada e che devono andare alle mense pubbliche per mangiare,


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