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In the past 3 years, a growing international movement of developers, researchers, administrators, funders, librarians and informaticians has converged around the vision of openly representing research and researchers via Linked Open Data. VIVO is helping to make this vision a reality through its community, through open software and the VIVO ontology, and a growing number of adopters and collaborators worldwide, across multiple knowledge domains. The 2012 VIVO conference will explore how to participate in and best take advantage of the emerging Linked Open Data world encompassing and expanding our understanding of research.
Who should attend?
Scholars, scientists, researchers, developers, librarians, publishers, funding agencies, research officers, students, institutional officials and those supporting the development of research discovery, data sharing and team science.
The conference begins with a full day of workshops for those new to VIVO, those implementing VIVO and those wishing to develop applications using VIVO. Keynote addresses, invited speakers, scientific panels, contributed papers and posters will cover a range of topics, including the semantic web, linked open data, VIVO sustainability, adopting and implementing VIVO, research networking, network visualization, ontology and the role of VIVO in support of team science.
Registration, Call for Papers and Apps Contest, hotel and travel information
Topics of interest
* Facilitating researcher collaboration and networking
* Managing/discovering knowledge about researchers across institutional, disciplinary, and national boundaries
* Approaches to the adoption of VIVO and related systems that interoperate through shared ontologies and Linked Open Data
* The intersection of VIVO and international research standards
* Research representation ontology development
* Open representations of research and implications for the research process, collaboration, and virtual research communities
* Perspectives on policy, research representation, and research impact, including questions of privacy, individual vs. institutional sourcing of data, and change over time
* Semantic Web development and extensions of the VIVO platform to reach the full Web community
* Open research data and related issues in discovery, reuse, and attribution
VIVO is an open source, open ontology, open process platform for hosting information about scientists’ interests, activities and accomplishments. VIVO supports open development and integration of science through simple, standard semantic web technologies. Learn more at http://vivoweb.org
Head, Information Technology Services
VIVO Development Lead
201 Albert R. Mann Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
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