2010 Rant and Raves Webinar Series and Telecon Information

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ESIP IT & Interop Telecon Dec 8 2010 at 02:00 PM ET Meeting Agenda:

1. ESIP IT&I Outreach Package - status, overview

2. Semi-structured Publication within ESIP

3. Winter Meeting Planning

Jan 4

2-3:30PM: Track 5: IT &I (Open)

4-5:30PM: Track 5: IT&I


Jan 5

1:45 – 3:15PM: Track 5 Semantic Web Testbed and Tutorial

3:45 – 5:15PM: Track 5: Semantic Web Testbed


Jan 6

10:30-12:00AM: Track 2 – Cloud Computing (Joint Session with Products and Services)

10:30-12:00AM: Track 5- Semantic Web Testbed and Tutorial

1:30-3:00PM: Track 2 - IT&I (Open)

1:30-3:00PM: Track 5 - Semantic Web Testbed and Tutorial


Needs:

Cloud Computing (Phil Yang, Rob Raskin)

o Doug –GeoCloud

o Adrian/Myra – NASA Cloud Services

o Microsoft?

o Amazon


Semantic Web Testbed (Peter)

o How many sessions/format?


Sowing the seeds for Earth Science Collaboratory (Chris)

IT&I Planning for next year:

• Rant and Rave Feedback?

o Invite other speakers outside ESIP

• Online Technology Tutorials

• Blue Sky session: look at the upcoming technology and brainstorm on how the Earth Data Systems will look like 5 years from now.


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ESIP IT & Interop Telecon Nov 3 2010 at 02:00 PM ET

Rant and Rave Presentation:

ISO Metadata Standards and Interoperable Understanding

Ted Habermann, NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC

Documentation provides the context that adds understanding and knowledge to data. The ISO Standards for documenting data (19115, 19115-2), and services (19119) extend the range of standard documentation considerably beyond previously available approaches. They include increased utilization of technologies like UML, XML and linking and content areas like data quality and processing history. These extensions can build an emerging foundation of data interoperability into an infrastructure for interoperable understanding. This process will involve active collaboration between many environmental data providers and archives all over the world that are currently in the process of adopting and understanding how to effectively use the ISO Standards.

This seminar will describe ISO capabilities in the context of parallels between metadata tools and data interoperability approaches developed and used by UCAR and others. I will demonstrate how directories shared over the web, transport standards, and community conventions build the foundation for documentation access and data understanding. I will also demonstrate crosswalks and connections between ISO, THREDDS, and NetCDF documentation and some ideas and approaches to improving documentation across the entire spectrum of environmental

Media:Presentation

Other Agenda Items:

Semi-formal ESIP publication platform prototype Winter Meeting Planning – any planned sessions Outreach Package development status


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ESIP IT & Interop Telecon Sept 1 2010 at 01:00 PM CT

Rant and Rave Presentation:

“Provenance collection as a commodity and representation as a necessity”

Beth Plale

Provenance or lineage of simple or complex data objects is essential to the reuse of the object because it enables among other things, proper attribution, assessment of quality, etc. For a provenance collection tool to be broadly beneficial, however, it must be flexible in how it gathers information. In this talk we discuss extensions to the Karma provenance collection and representation system that we are undertaking to make the tool useful to a broad set of users. We further discuss the need for provenance interoperability and alternate forms of archival representation.

Beth’s Bio

Beth Plale is Director of the Data To Insight Center of the Pervasive Technology Institute, and associate professor in the School of Informatics and Computing. Her Ph.D. focused on real time monitoring to detect behaviors of remote objects. This is her 9th year at Indiana University preceded by a Postdoctoral Fellow position at Georgia Institute of Technology, a PhD from SUNY Binghamton, and a stint in industry.

Other Agenda Items:

Formation of ESIP Provenance Cluster Cluster leads: Hook (?), Peter (?), others Cluster Objectives: Coordinate provenance activities within the ESIP community Ensure that at a minimum an interoperable solution is developed by the different members Promote Provenance technology within ESIP Coordinate with other clusters with overlapping interest

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ESIP IT & Interop Telecon June 02 2010 at 01:00 PM CST

Rant and Rave Presentation:

“The GEOSS Clearinghouse”

Doug Nebert and Chaowei Phil Yang

The GEOSS Clearinghouse is a common search facility for the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observation (GEO). Through the harvest or distributed search of registered metadata catalogues, EO data, services, and related resources can be discovered and accessed. Based on the GeoNetwork open source project, the GEOSS Clearinghouse supports a variety of geospatial standards including CSW, Z39.50, and SRU for search, FGDC and ISO metadata, and WMS related OGC standards for data access and visualization, as linked from the metadata. We will present and demonstrate the clearinghouse and answer questions. The clearinghouse is developed through a collaboration between FGDC (www.fgdc.gov) and GMU’s Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing (CISC, cisc.gmu.edu).

The effort is led by Doug Nebert (FGDC) and Phil Yang (Co-Director of CISC). The development is conducted by Hannes Wu, Kai Liu, Zhenlong Li, Wenwen Li, Tim Miao. The project is supported by FGDC grant, ESIP Products & Services and Air Quality Committees, and NASA Geospatial Interoperability grant. The clearinghouse is operating at clearinghouse.cisc.gmu.edu.


Other Agenda Items:

• ESIP Summer Meeting Technical Workshops (Final Review)

• Schedule:

http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/July_20,_2010

• Workshops

http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Summer_2010_Technical_Workshops

• Interoperability Standards Outreach Package Development – Status

http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Solicitation_for_Outreach_Package_Development


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ESIP IT & Interop Telecon May 052010 at 01:00 PM CST

Agenda:

• Rave by Zhangfan Xing NASA/JPL entitled “Pomegranate - Its Health Benefits and Possible Side Effects”

• ESIP Summer Meeting Technical Workshops

o Status of Climate Modeling?

o Mobile Computing moved to Posters

o Review of the current schedule

o Links:

• Agenda:

http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/July_20,_2010

• Workshops

http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Summer_2010_Technical_Workshops

• Interoperability Standards Outreach Package Development – Status

Zhangfan Xing’s Abstract:

Pomegranate is an open source python application that exposes science data stores, such as HDF and NetCDF files, in the web way. It implements the Webification-Science (w10n-sci) API. The core idea of webification (w10n) is to make inner components of a data store directly addressable and accessible via well-defined and meaningful URLs. We will discuss the nascent w10n-sci API, demo a Pomegranate-powered RESTful web service, and elaborate on how this enabling technology can lead to powerful Earth Science applications.


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== ESIP IT & Interop Telecon April 07 2010 at 01:00 PM CST ==

Agenda:

           Review of the current list of submitted abstracts 
              http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Summer_2010_Technical_Workshops
           Discussion on possible scheduling

Hook’s Presentation Abstract: Workflow engines are becoming more commonly used in Earth Science data systems. But the with plethora of workflow engines to choose from and the variability of their capabilities, it may be time consuming to assess which workflow engine is best suited for a particular domain adaptation. We will explore the diverse capabilities of a few selected workflow engines and discuss some of the relevant capabilities useful for Earth Science data systems.

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== ESIP IT & Interop Telecon March 03 2010 at 01:00 PM CST ==

Telecon Agenda:

1. Presentation: Five Years after Brussels: a First Review of GEOSS by Yana Gevorgyan and John Adamec

2. Suggestions for Technical Workshops for upcoming the ESIP Summer Meeting in Knoxville, TN [Visioneers telecon link: http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Visioneers_Telecon_Page] 3. Interoperability Standards Outreach Package Development – Next Steps! (Karl to lead)

Presentation Abstract: On 22 January, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group launched the planned mid-term evaluation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). Over the coming months an evaluation team will examine the progress that has been made toward achieving the strategic goals that are intended to achieve the GEOSS Vision. In particular, the evaluation will look at the foundation that has been laid for GEOSS as well as progress along the path to implementing GEOSS and the impacts of GEOSS in the Earth observing community. Direct feedback from the Earth observation community is necessary to complete this evaluation. The evaluation team is conducting a survey, interviews, and reaching out to participants to locate other documents and reviews of GEOSS and its components. We would like to invite the members of ESIP to contribute to the evaluation however they can but especially by responding to the survey and spreading awareness of the evaluation to their colleagues. The survey is available online until the end of March and members of the Team are working to make contact with and collect feedback directly from the users of GEOSS on a short timeline. If you know of research literature, white papers, or other items such as evaluations of GEOSS that could be helpful to the team, or if you have further questions, we would be happy to hear from you. To follow up, please contact Team member John Adamec by email at [email protected]

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Telecon Meeting Notes


Feb 03, 2010 Telecon Agenda:

Rants and Raves Webinar Series Kickoff - February 03 at 01:00 PM CST

The ESIP Information Technology and Interoperability Committee this year will host Rants and Raves Webinar series. The Rants and Raves Webinar provides a platform to any ESIP member to present any Information Technology and Interoperability related issues, seek suggestions/ideas or present cool new technology useful to the ESIP community. Dr. Christopher Lynnes will kickoff the series with a rant on the difficulties associated with Earth Science data on Feb 03, 2010 at 1:00 PM CT.


Earth Science Data: Why So Difficult? Dr. Christopher Lynnes

Assembling a multi-sensor set of data for, say, a volcanic eruption means days of wandering cyberspace to find data and pry it loose from the custom search interfaces that jealously guard it. Following the Search is a slog of weeks reading format and QA documents, then cobbling together code to beat the data into a form that can be used safely in analysis tools. Why so difficult?$%#@^%!???

Above rant to be followed by a (mostly) calm and rational discussion of ways toward a solution.

Other Agenda Items: - Suggestions for Technical Workshops for Summer Meeting (ideas for different theme focus, volunteers to lead different themes) - Volunteers for giving Rants and Raves Webinar - Review of semi-structured publication strawman - Review of the proposal budget

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