We would like to to highlight that the European Geosciences Union 2020 will be held in Vienna 3-8 may 2020

Further information: http://www.egu2020.eu/

We kindly invite you to submit an abstract to the session:

Metadata, Data Models, Semantics, and Collaboration
Conveners: Paolo Diviacco,Kristine Asch, Paolo Mazzetti,Alaitz Zabala


Earth systems science is fundamentally cross-disciplinary, and increasingly this requires sharing and exchange of geoscientific information across discipline boundaries. This information can be both rich and complex, and content is not always readily interpretable by either humans or machines. Difficulties arise through differing exchange formats, lack of common semantics, divergent access mechanisms, etc.

Recent developments in distributed, service-oriented, information systems using web-based (W3C, 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, and how this can be shared with other scientists.

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
– metadata and collaboration


Please Note, that communications that will be chosen for presentation at the ESSI 2.1 session will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of  (IJGI) International Journal of Geo-Information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi, titled On Denotation and Connotation in Web Semantics, Collaboration and Metadata

Please find further information on the IJGI Special Issue here:

—— Please note that the deadline for Abstract submission is January 15, 2020 ——

—— Please feel free to forward this invitation to any people you think may be interested  ——