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Data transformation workshop planned

  • Subject: Data transformation workshop planned
  • From: James Hester <jamesrhester@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 11:02:40 +1000
Dear Colleagues,

For your information I am attaching a flyer about a small workshop we
are organising in Sydney at the end of the year.

James Hester


Call for Registrations of Interest in Data Transformation Workshop

What: A one-day workshop to discuss issues and solutions in transforming between
 scientific data ontologies, with particular focus on NeXuS, CIF and
national data archiving initiatives
When: First half of December 2009
Where: ANSTO, Sydney, Australia

If you would be interested in attending this workshop, please send an
email to one
of the local organising committee (see below) and indicate which dates in the
first part of December would be preferable.  An updated program and
schedule will
be distributed in September.

A selection of topics which might be covered is given below, and you are welcome
 to indicate your preference.

Possible topics:

Characteristics of scientific data ontologies
Automated solutions for transforming between ontologies
relational/hierarchical databases and re/denormalisation
dataMinx (national data handling infrastructure) progress, problems, wishlist
Interaction of NeXuS and CIF with other standards and data consumers
Discussion of technical issues around new CIF DDLm standard
Current NeXuS developments
Formats for encapsulating scientific data (HDF5/XML/flat text)

Local organising committee

Doug du Boulay  boulay_d at chem.usyd.edu.au
Nick Hauser     nha at ansto.gov.au
James Hester    jamesrhester at gmail.com
Peter Turner    turner_p at chem.usyd.edu.au

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