Semantic eScience Meeting April 18, 2013

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General Meeting Information


1. Presentation: Massimo Di Stefano, April 17, 2013 - Data and visualization integration via web based resources
2. Finalize topics of session proposals for AGU 2013 (submission due date Apr 19)

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  • Patrick
  • Marshall
  • Peter
  • Han
  • Yu
  • Linyun
  • Jin (scribe)
  • Jim
  • Tim

Past Action Items

Action Items



  • Use External tools: R, Matlab, GRASS
  • High Performance Computing
  • Type of cell: code(execute code), markdown, etc.
  • load external python code
  • video, image, code in other language, latex, webpage
  • publish ipython in static webpage
  • cluster, parallel programming
  • R, matlab, GRASS: exchange code/data between two language: python and any of these 3 language
  • Can we embed iPython in Drupal?
    • One thing I've seen (Patrick) online is you can by using iframe
  • HPC: multiple engine, monitoring the progress (example. the perfect storm 1991)
  • code/result is available to download, link
  • Can also use javascript within the notebook, as well as java, and then within that use the d3.js, for example, to create visualizations of data
  • Possibilities of using IPython Notebook in works related to provenance tracing
    • GCIS
    • CMSPV


  • 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)
  • Han Wang, November 30, 2012 - - Open Data Protocol: the current state, libraries, functionality
  • Jin Guang Zheng, February 20, 2013 - Semantic Similarity based Entity Mapping: GCIS Case: GCMD-CLEAN Mapping
  • Linyun Fu, March 6, 2013 - CMSPV and ELDA
  • Patrick West, March 20, 2013 - Adaptations and extensions of Drupal
  • Han Wang, April 03, 2013 - QUDT: Quantities, Units, Dimensions and Data Types in OWL and XML (
  • Massimo Di Stefano, April 17, 2013 - Data and visualization integration via web based resources
  • Marshall X Ma, May 01, 2013 - TBD

Session proposals for AGU 2013

  • A part of currently proposed session topics is on ESIP wiki:
    • Marshall proposed a topic on geoscience vocabulary; Simon Cox and Cyndy Chandler are willing to co-convene
  • In previous eScience meeting Jin discussed a topic on semantic search session and Linyun discussed a topic on data portal generation, and Yu and Han discussed the possibility of a session or workshop on DCO-DS work
  • Peter will submit a session on Data science comes of age