Semantic eScience Meeting October 19, 2012

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Welcome to TitanPad!

General Meeting Information


  • Scribe - Yu
  • Marshall's Presentation
    • demo:
  • AGU Preparation
    • get a listing of who is going and who is covering which poster/presentation?
      • put updates on TW page for AGU2012:
    • early registration deadline November 2
    • education table same as last year
    • suggestions for hotels, flights
  • Ontology for TW meeting
    • work is going on, will bring it back to eScience meeting after some progress is made
    • What are the use cases for a system that uses this ontology? (can be very high-level)


  • Deborah
  • Linyun
  • Marshall
  • Yu
  • Han
  • Stephan
  • Patrick
  • Jin
  • Joanne
  • Peter (lurking)

Past Action Items

  • All participants to consider when they want to give a 15 mins presentation in the bi-weekyl eScience meetings (~1 per meeting session).

Action Items


  • Keep this list from week to week so we know who's presented and who will present
  • Stephan September 21, 2012 - Ontology documentation discussion
  • Yu Chen, October 5, 2012 - Continuous Flow Forcast in Southesk River: Where we are and how we proceed, semantically
  • Marshall X Ma, October 19, 2012 - Exploratory visualization of earth science data in a semantic web context
  • Eric Rozell, November 2, 2012 - Resource Discovery for Extreme Scale Collaboration
  • Massimo Di Stefano, November 16, 2012 - IPython Notebook (applied to the ECOOP use case)


  • Peter's message on flights for AGU2012
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  • Deborah has some updates about her presentations at AGU
    • Prepare a show table for RPI at AGU meeting, with handouts
    • Patrick is pointing some one to prepare the show table
    • sheet each day to say where RPI presentations/posters are, not just TWC
    • Link for participation page for AGU
  • Marshall's presentation on Exploratory visualization of earth science data in a semantic web context
    • Extension from PhD research, with more visualization with D3 etc.
    • Explotatory visualization + semantic web + earth sciencde
    • Objective: annottion visualization and filtration of rock age information from online geological map services
    • Data source: web map service of birtish geological survey
    • Functions:
      • Get geo information on a specific point by clicking one position on the map
      • Visualization using D3.js. Collected multiligual json files of geologic time terms
      • FIltration:
      • Demo link
      • Lesson learned: Terminology mapping between different vocabularies, color codes(geo) mapping
      • Next step: extend to similar other earth science topics