Visual exploration of data enables users and analysts observe interesting patterns that can trigger new research for further investigation. With the increasing availability of Linked Data, facilitating support for making sense of the data via visual exploration tools for hypothesis generation is critical. Time and space play important roles in this because of their ability to illustrate dynamicity, from a spatial context. Yet, Linked Data visualization approaches typically have not made efficient use of time and space together, apart from typical rather static multivisualization approaches and mashups. We developed ELBAR explorer that visualizes a vast amount of scientific observational data about the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. The core contribution is a novel mechanism for animating between the different observed values, thus illustrating the observed changes themselves.
ELBAR-explorer will be demoed at ISWC2014 in October, 2014. The following paper will give more details:
Brent Hecht.The Mining and Application of Diverse Cultural Perspectives in Volunteered Geographic Information and User-Generated Content
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:15 Paper session I (10+5min per speaker) (Chair: Grant McKenzie)
Andrea Ballatore. Exploring the geographic information universe: The role of search technologies
Benjamin Adams, Mark Gahegan, Prashant Gupta and Richard Hosking. Geographic Information Observatories for Supporting Science
André Bruggmann and Sara Irina Fabrikant. Spatializing a Digital Text Archive about History
11:15 – 12:30 Observatory Demos and Panel(Chair: Krzysztof Janowicz)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Keynote II: (Chair: Krzysztof Janowicz)
Sven Schade.‘Post-Normal’ Geospatial Science
14:15 – 15:00 Paper session II (10+5min per speaker) (Chair: Tomi Kauppinen)
Auriol Degbelo and Werner Kuhn. Five General Properties of Resolution
Heidelinde Hobel and Andrew U. Frank. Exploiting Linked Spatial Data and Granularity Transformations
Bandana Kar and Rina Ghose. Is My Information Private? Geo-Privacy in the World of Social Media
15:00 – 15:30 Discussion about kinds of GIO (incl. infrastructure, community involvement, funding)(Chair: Ben Adams)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Break out groups on GIO research agenda (Chair: Tomi Kauppinen)
17:00 – 17:30 Wrap-up of the results of the groups / joint writing (Chair: Grant McKenzie)
18:00 – 20:00 All-Workshop Icebreaker
Registration for the workshop and the conference is now open at the GIScience2014 web site (early bird until August 11th, 2014).
The workshop on Geographic Information Observatories 2014 is organized by Krzysztof Janowicz (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), Ben Adams (University of Auckland, NZ), Grant McKenzie (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) and Tomi Kauppinen (University of Bremen, Germany and Aalto University School of Science, Finland)
In the tutorial we will introduce visual approaches for investigating spatial data in the context of other dimensions (such as social or temporal). The goal is to show via examples how information visualization, exploration and interaction support innovating new research methods. The tutorial materials will be made available online at LinkedScience.org/tutorials.
The main tutorial exercises will be done within the morning of the tutorial day. For the afternoon there is an optional session for studying how to apply visual analytics techniques to data brought by participants.
Thus while the focus of hands-on exercises of the morning session is in existing case examples the optional afternoon session is more about brainstorming and exchanging ideas about suitable methods for the data from the participants.
We will organize the 4th Workshop on Linked Science 2014 (LISC2014) with the focus on theme Making Sense Out of Data. LISC2014 will collocate with ISWC2014 in Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy on October 19 or 20, 2014.
We encourage submissions on both
new results through making use of semantic reasoning or
making innovative combination of existing technologies (such as visualization, data mining, machine learning, and natural language processing) with Semantic Web technologies to enable better understanding of data.
LISC2014 is organized by
– Jun Zhao, Lancaster University
– Marieke van Erp, VU University Amsterdam
– Carsten Keßler, Hunter College, City University of New York
– Tomi Kauppinen, University of Bremen
– Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI and
– Willem Robert van Hage, SynerScope B.V.
Our VisLOD tutorial is arranged on May 26, 2014 in Anissaras (Crete, Greece) at ESWC2014 conference. The idea is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in visual and interactive techniques for exploring Linked Open Data and Social Media for e-Governance. Our hands-on tutorial will cover technical aspects from two perspectives:
Results may vary: reproducibility, open science and all that jazz.
How could we evaluate research and researchers? Reproducibility underpins the scientific method: at least in principle if not practice. The willing exchange of results and the transparent conduct of research can only be expected up to a point in a competitive environment. Contributions to science are acknowledged, but not if the credit is for data curation or software. From a bioinformatics view point, how far could our results be reproducible before the pain is just too high? Is open science a dangerous, utopian vision or a legitimate, feasible expectation? How do we move bioinformatics from one where results are post-hoc “made reproducible”, to pre-hoc “born reproducible”? And why, in our computational information age, do we communicate results through fragmented, fixed documents rather than cohesive, versioned releases? In this talk, which I gave as a keynote at the 2013 joint conference Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology / European Conference on Computational Biology, I will explore these questions drawing on 20 years of experience in both the development of technical infrastructure for Life Science and the social infrastructure in which Life Science operates.
10.00-10:30 Paper session I
Timo Willemsen, Anton Feenstra and Paul Groth. Building Executable Biological Pathway Models Automatically from BioPAX
10.30 -11.00 break
11.00 – 12.45 Paper session II
Guillermo Palma, Maria-Esther Vidal, Louiqa Raschid and Andreas Thor. Exploiting Semantics from Ontologies and Shared Annotations to Find Patterns in Annotated Linked Open Data
Cameron Mclean, Mark Gahegan and Fabiana Kubke. Capturing intent and rationale for Linked Science: design patterns as a resource for linked laboratory experiments
Jun Zhao, Graham Klyne, Matthew Gamble and Carole Goble. A Checklist-Based Approach for Quality Assessment of Scientific Information
13.45-15.30 Paper session III
Nico Adams, Armin Haller, Alexander Krumpholz and Kerry Taylor. A Semantic Lab Notebook – Report on a Use Case Modelling an Experiment of a Microwave-based Quarantine Method
Niels Ockeloen, Antske Fokkens, Serge Ter Braake and Piek Vossen. BiographyNet: Managing Provenance at multiple levels and from different perspectives
Michiel Hildebrand, Rinke Hoekstra and Jacco van Ossenbruggen. Using Semantic Web Technologies to Reproduce a Pharmacovigelance Case Study
16.00-17.30 Co-writing session: how can linked science techniques solve problems in scientific reproducibility 2+45 minutes
1st 45 minutes: produce reproducibility problem/potential linked science technology matrix in breakout groups
2nd 45 minutes: merging matrices into consensus view and/or paper ideas/blog post
With this tutorial you can build an interactive web application with R that fetches up-to-date lecture data from the data.aalto.fi SPARQL endpoint, renders the result both as a table and a calendar-like chart, and offers a way to download data as iCal calendar events.
We just published a new version of the TEACH vocabulary, which enables richer descriptions of courses as Linked Data. The vocabulary now supports quite a few new features, including classes and properties for defining assignments of courses. Here are some examples which illustrate the use of some of the new classes and predicates: