Linked Open Data (LOD) combines the technology of globally linked data with the philosophy of free access to information. LOD overcomes the limits which traditional information distribution reaches in view of the increasing amount of data and information. In the agricultural sector, efforts are being made to exploit the potential of this approach, in particular with regard to global food security, site-adapted agriculture and international research collaboration. In this process, it is important to overcome the obstacles and to network existing initiatives. We therefore invite you to a workshop which aims to promote the application of linked open data (LOD) in the agricultural sector.
This event will take place during the German G20 presidency 2017 and is attached to activities of the G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) on information and communication technology (ICT), which China has initiated during its G20 presidency 2016.
The two-day professional workshop will be targeted at an international audience with impulse lectures by experts and discussion sessions. Both days include a two-track program with parallel sessions. One track is about policy implementation, focussing on the country and organization level, e.g. data ownership and data rights, investment in information, while the other track covers cutting edge technology such as new applications and services.
Call for Participation: Share your expertise, provide impulses!
In total, this event offers space for about 40 impulse lectures of about 15 minutes on the above topics. Each 3–4 lectures are grouped into topic blocks, followed by a discussion for all attendees.
We invite submissions of abstracts for the impulse lectures, not exceeding one page. Incoming abstracts are reviewed, selected and compiled by the organization committee. Accepted
contributions will be included in the program and printed in the conference book of abstracts. Please send your abstract by June 23rd, 2017 by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The initiators of this workshop are the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (GODAN) and the Association for Technology and Structures in Agriculture (KTBL). The Federal Offi ce of Agriculture and Food (BLE) is responsible for the event management.
Important deadlines and dates
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (GODAN)
Johannes Keizer (Dr. rer. nat.)
fone: +39 366 5010 443
Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft (KTBL) e. V.
fone: +49 6151 7001-126