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ESIP UPDATE: 03.19.18

Hi All – 

We are looking forward to the first day of Spring tomorrow and doing a bit of Spring cleaning on the Monday Update. I started the Monday Update just over seven years ago in February 2011. As I get back into more regular writing, it would be helpful if you could answer a quick (1 min survey) to help us keep it useful. 

For this week, I am keeping things short and to the point with a few reminders and this week's telecons. 

Thanks & have a good week, 
Erin – Executive Director, ESIP

Quick reminders: 

  • The 2018 Summer ESIP Meeting call for sessions is open here.  
  • Please share the Raskin Scholarship application with early career (less than 5 years from terminal degree) colleagues. Applications due 4/2. 
  • Visioneers is cancelled this week because many are traveling to RDA. We will hold a special call March 28th to discuss how to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Please join us! 

This Week's Collaboration Area Telecons: 

  • Monday: Data Stewardship
  • Tuesday: Governance, CLEAN
  • Wednesday: Science Software

See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 

Telecon Highlight:
The Science Software call on Wednesday will feature Dr. Yolanda Gil, from ISI at USC and her work leading the NSF-funded EarthCube project, OntoSoft. Her team developed the OntoSoft ontology for describing scientific software metadata, which is being used in APIs and mapped to popular software repositories such as GitHub and Zenodo. Based on this ontology, they designed the OntoSoft distributed scientific software registry that contains more than 600 entries operated by several science communities, and allows searching and comparing software entries across metadata fields.  They have also created the OntoSoft Geoscience Papers of the Future initiative to disseminate best practices of software scholarship and reproducible research.  Looking towards the future, they are interested in creating semantic descriptions of geosciences models that reduce the time to find, understand, compare, and reuse models.  To that end, they are currently extending OntoSoft to create rich model catalogs that include machine-readable semantic metadata for: 1) exposing model variables and their relationships; 2) capturing the semantic structure of model invocation signatures based on functional inputs and outputs and their correspondence to model variables; 3) associating models with readily reusable workflow fragments for data preparation, model calibration, and visualization of results.

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