Agenda and Presentations

Day One: Sharing Knowledge – the ISC-CODATA Programme and Chinese and International Initiatives

Monday 30 July 2018: 09:00-18:00

Opening of the Workshop: 09:00-09:45

Introduction and Welcome from:

  • Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President and member of the ISC Governing Board
  • Liao Fang Yu, Director General of CNIC, CAS; Vice President of CODATA-China
  • WANG Qinglin, Deputy Director General, Department of International Affairs, China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
  • Huadong GUO, previous CODATA President and President ISDE

Part 1.1: 09:45-11:00

Data Integration Initiative Overview: Chair, Huadong GUO

Geoffrey Boulton, CODATA President, Data Integration as a Decadal Initiative for 21st Century Science.

Simon Hodson, CODATA Executive Director, Introduction to the pilot initiative, the case studies and the challenges of data integration.

John Broome, CODATA Officer (Treasurer), Engaging with disciplinary research areas and International Scientific Unions


Break: 11:00-11:30

Part 1.2: 11:30-13:00

Data Integration Initiative Pilots and Data Science Support: Chair, Jianhui LI

Simon Cox, CSIRO, Australia, Standards and ontologies for interdisciplnary research: current developments and opportunities.

Phil Archer, Semantic Web Expert, Plinth and data brokerage: a basis for scalable, inter-disciplinary data usage.

Virginia Murray, Public Health England and IRDR Scientific Committee, Data Integration and Standardisation Challenges in Disaster Risk Reporting: the case of mortality.

Qiyong LIU, Chief Scientist for Health and Climate Change in China, Interoperability and Integration Challenges for Infectious Disease Data [to be presented by Xiaobo Liu]


Lunch: 13:00-14:00

Part 1.3: 14:00-15:30

Chinese Initiatives, International Programmes and Data Integration – Opportunities for Collaboration: Chair, Virginia Murray

Lucy LU, IRDR, Mission and Vision of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk

Franz Gatzweiler, Executive Director of Urban Health and Well-Being, Data Integration in Systems Approaches to Urban Health and Well-Being

WANG Changlin, ISDE

CHEN Fang, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation, Building DRR Data Capacity and Partnerships for Developing Countries: Perspectives from the CAS-TWAS SDIM


Break: 15:30-16:00

Part 1.4: 16:00-17:30

Chinese Initiatives, International Programmes and Data Integration – Opportunities for Collaboration: Chair, Bonnie Carroll

LIU Jie, DBAR, Digital Belt and Road Program: Big Earth Data for regional sustainability,

Juanle WANG, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, ‘Disaster data integration and comparation between web news media and professional institution website in China’

LI Guoqing, Data Integration Challenges in Satellite Carbon Observing.


Close of Day One: 17:30-18:00

Conclusion of MoU between DBAR and CODATA

Day Two: Data Integration Programme – Planning Workshop

Part 2.1: 09:00-12:30 with a break

Substantive Challenge for Data Integration: chair, Simon Cox; rapporteur, Simon Hodson

The second day of the workshop will build on the knowledge shared on day one, but will be almost entirely discursive, with some work perhaps taking place in break out groups.

Where are we?

What aligned work is going on?

What key standards issues do we need to address?

What partnerships need to be built?

What role can Plinth play?

Lunch: 12:30-13:30

Part 2.2: 13:30-16:00 with a break

Planning the Programme: chair, Geoffrey Boulton; rapporteur, Simon Hodson

What opportunities for collaboration are there?

What funding opportunities may be available ?

Discussion of the final outputs:

  • Proposal to the ISC Board
  • Funding proposals and programme design.