Jan 2016 Bylaw Change Election

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January 2016 Approved 2015 Suggested Bylaw Changes

1. Adding Semantics Technologies Standing Committee

Section 5 – Standing Committee for Semantic Technologies

V.5.1 The ESIP Federation shall include a Standing Committee for Semantic Technologies. Its roles are:

  • To encourage and promote research and development of semantic technologies in support of Earth science data management, data discovery, data dissemination and data analysis.
  • To collaborate with ESIP members, working groups, clusters, and standing committees to identify semantic methods and tools that support the adoption of semantic technologies within ESIP and across its member organizations.
  • To foster sharing and reuse of ontologies and controlled vocabularies within ESIP and its member organizations.
  • To provide a collaborative environment for the development of ontology-based standards and controlled vocabularies.
  • To maintain a long-term agenda and roadmap for integration and evaluation of semantic projects within ESIP.
  • To collaborate with external groups and agencies, including international organizations, on behalf of ESIP in regards to semantic technologies and furthering the aforementioned roles.

Status: January 2016 - approved by Assembly vote


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