Draft Agenda

The agenda for the Polar Data Architecture Workshop is currently under development through community consultation and will be updated based on the outcomes of these consultations.

   Wednesday, November 28th, 2018   
 08:30 - 12:00 Arctic Data Committee Business Meeting ADC members, open to all
     
Time  Topic/Item  Lead, Participants
13:00   Arrival, Refreshments 
13:30 Welcome, logistics Meeting organizers
13:45 Introductions All participants
14:00 Review of recent activities and outcomes Peter Pulsifer, Øystein Godøy, Pip Bricher, others
14:30 Detailed presentations on existing polar data and system architectures, including (additional presentations will be added): 
  Global Cryosphere Watch  
  Polar Thematic Explortation Platform  
  Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure  
  INTAROS  
  NSF Arctic Data Center / DataONE  
  Arctic Portal  
15:30 Break All
15:45 Detailed presentation on architectures continued  
  GEOSS platform  
  Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability  
  Alaska Ocean Observing System  
  Southern Ocean Observing System  
  Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management  
16:45

Synthesis discussion.  Identify elements of  architectural synergy and divergance for discussion on Day 2

 
17:30  Adjourn  
Evening 1)  Dinner on your own - recommendations will be provided and coordination of group dining facilitated 
  2)  Working dinner for Arctic Data Committee members 
   Thursday, November 29th, 2018   
08:00 Arrival, Refreshments 
08:30

Review of Day 1 and Overview of Working Sessions  (All)

09:00

Work Session 1: Comprehensive architecture design (all elements of architecture)

Working Session 2:  Achitecture design with a focus on Federated Search  
 

A broad review of all aspects of architecture. Including but not limited to discussion of:

  • Community building, coordination and governance,
  • Phyiscal infrastructure,
  • Discovery and federated search
  • Implementation software
  • Standards and specifications
  • Exchange protocols for data
  • Semantic annotation and modeling for data

Building on work carried out before and during Polar Data Planning Summit, Arctic Observing Summit and virtual meetings that have followed. Led by POLDER group (Federated Search for Polar Regions).  Including but not limited to discussion of:

  • Metadata structures/elements
  • Discovery metadata
  • Use metadata
  • Discovery metadata granularity
  • Exchange protocols for discovery metadata
  • Semantic annotation in discovery and use metadata
  • Finalising survey of polar metadata catalogues
  • Finalising draft of Practical Advice for Polar Data Centres
10:30 Break Break
10:50 Working Session 1 continued. Working Session 2 continued.
12:30 Lunch  Lunch
13:30 Technical Track Context and Scenarios Track
  Summary of morning Working Sessions (presented by a representative of each session; 15 minutes per session.
 14:00

Focus on semantic aspects of sata aharing and implications for architecture design

Focus on finalzing metadata portal survey results and publications that will act as resources for architecture design
15:30 Break
  Comprehensive Architecture Design:  develop a data sharing architecture diagram/design and related narrative that describes a system that could serve one or more use cases. Wherever possible, this architecture will address challenges identified and utilize solutions identified in the previous sessions. Federated Search Architecture Design:  develop a federated architecture diagram/diagram and related narrative that describes a system that could serve one or more use cases. Wherever possible, this architecture will address challenges identified and utilize solutions identified in the previous session.
17:30 Adjourn 
19:00 Group dinner  (Location to be determined)
Friday, November 30th, 2018
08:00 Arrival, Refreshments 
08:30 Review of Day 1 and Overview of Working Sessions  
09:00 Working Session 1: Preparation for plenary presentation ; consideration of Day 2 results of federated search working session  Working Session 2: Preparation for plenary presentation ; consideration of Day 2 results of comprehensive architecture working session 
10:30 Break 
10:50 Presentations of architectural designs by both groups
12:30 Lunch 
13:30 Synthesis and the Future Peter Pulsifer & other faciliators
  Establishing next steps.  How do we continue to coordination of architectures design efforts across the increasing number of polar data initiatives?  Discussion by all
14:30 Adjourn 

Preliminary Agenda for the ADC meeting will be available here on or before September 30 2018

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