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Wednesday, September 20 • 13:30 - 16:45
Ontologies Community of Practice Meeting

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The Community of Practice (CoP) on Ontology will span the knowledge domains that are relevant to the Platform with the objective of establishing best practices, guidelines in the selection, use and application of semantics for data harmonization at the levels of collection and storage, for data interoperability and data discovery following the FAIR principles.

The CoP will contribute to making the best practices and recommended ontologies a long-term reference resource for the collaborators of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.

Session Agenda
Moderator: Simone Staiger-Rivas, CIAT
Coffee break will be available in the room 

1:30-1:44       Welcome

1:45- 2:00      Interest in Ontologies:  Learning from each otherGuided Discussion groups

2:00 - 2:15     Introduction to the objectives, workplan and composition of the Ontology CoP - Elizabeth Arnaud, Bioversity International, CoP Guru

2:15 – 2:45    Plenary discussion

2:45 - 3:00     Lightening talks

  • Steve Kemp, Programme leader for animal biosciences, ILRI – Managing livestock language - ontologies, vocabularies or useful anarchy?
  • Kevin Silverstein, Operation Manager, International Agroinformatics Alliance – An ontology mash-up framework for agriculture
  • Medha Devare, IFPRI, Module 1 leader – Collecting agronomic data with an ontology-driven fieldbook

3:15 – 3:45    Group discussions around presented topics

3:45 – 4:15    Plenary – Feedback and Perspectives on ontologies for Big Data in Agriculture

Note : A board will be available for participants to subscribe to the CoP, indicating which objective they can contribute to.

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Simone Staiger-Rivas

Head, Knowledge Management and Learning, CIAT

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Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Ontologies CoP leader, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity International and coordinate the Ontology CoP of CGIAR Big data Platform. She organizes and chairs workshops on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated... Read More →
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Medha Devare

Module Lead, Big Data Platform, CGIAR
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Steve Kemp

Program Leader - Animal Biosciences, ILRI
Steve Kemp is a Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Liverpool, UK and leads ILRI's genomics projects. His research interests focus on livestock functional genomics, particularly mechanisms of disease resistance in livestock as well as livestock and pathogen diversity... Read More →
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Kevin Silverstein

RIS Informatics Analyst, University of Minnesota
Kevin Silverstein PhDScientific LeadRIS Informatics Analyst, Minnesota Supercomputing InstituteExpertise:Bioinformatics, Systems biology, Comparative genomics, Databases, Plant-microbe interactionsEducation:PhD, Biophysics, University of California, San FranciscoBA, Computer Science... Read More →

Wednesday September 20, 2017 13:30 - 16:45 GMT-05
Latin America Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia