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Working Groups

After the IS-GEO Jan 17 workshop, four working groups were created to follow up on the different treading themes identified in the event. These are:

  • Sensor-based data Collection and Integration Working group: aiming at the the analysis and integration of information from heterogeneous sources, with a possible application for early warning systems.
    • Participants from IS: Craig K., Beth, Daniel G., Samet, Emre
    • Participants from GEO: Mariana G., Enrique Cabral-Cano, Suzanne, Craig K. Jie Li, Daniel Fuka
  • Geoscience Case Studies Working group: group for also studying feature Detection and discovery. All data with a story that includes question and validation as GEO-driven case studies for IS researchers.
    • Participants from IS: Victor Pankratius, Sai Ravela, Emre, Imme
    • Participants from GEO: Mariana G., Enrique Cabral-Cano.
  • Geo-Simulations Working group: parametrizations, scales, integration of different models, etc.
    • Participants from IS: Jie Li, Sai Ravela, Katie Skinner, David R. Thompson, Emre, Yolanda G.
    • Participants from GEO: Suzanne
  • Education Working group: for gathering, organizing and collecting all the materials from the different IS-GEO courses.
    • Participants: Deana, Yulia, Imme, Sai, Yolanda, Daniel.

Glossary of Terms of Intelligent Systems for Geosciences

This site is a semantic wiki to crowdsource and organize a glossary and other materials for the Research Coordination Network on Intelligent Systems for Geosciences (IS-GEO RCN).

The site contains a glossary that describes common technical terms that come up in IS-GEO discussions that some researchers may not be familiar with. We capture each term as a page in this semantic wiki, and use semantic properties to link terms to relevant research areas.

The site also contains information about participants of the IS-GEO RCN and the terms and technical areas that they are familiar with.

We plan to develop bots that use the semantic representations of this site to link terms with people and do other automated tasks to organize the content of this site.

Instructions to edit this site are introduced below.

Core Themes

IS research is organized into five themes:

Gesociences research is structured according to key focus areas as follows:

IS research themes

Criteria for Adding and Curating Terms in the Glossary

We are seeding the glossary with terms proposed by IS-GEO participants.

Any members of the IS-GEO RCN can contribute and edit the site. To join and get a login, please email us.

Instructions to edit this site are introduced below.

For each glossary entry, we recommend the following:

  • Start the page with a one-sentence simple overview of the term.
  • Include a picture, even if lightly related to the topic in question (just like it is done in Wikipedia).
  • Create a "Definition" section to give a technical definition. Link to pages or sections of Wikipedia. While it is better not to repeat information from Wikipedia, sometimes Wikipedia pages contain more technical detail than would be appropriate for an IS or GEO researcher.
  • Add a "References" section with pointers to papers or other useful resources.
  • Add any other sections that may be relevant
  • In the text, for any technical term used that is already in the glossary add a link to the page where it is defined.

If you want your term to become part of the core, you will have to add a "Status" property. You should do the following steps:

  • Select the concept you want to be part of the core.
  • Click on the "Properties" table and add the property "Status". Assign one of the following:
    • Under review
    • Not defined
    • First Draft
  • Add a reviewer: Click on the "Properties" table and add the property "Reviewed by". Then assign a person to review and complete the concept.

IS-GEO January 2017 Lexithon

The IS-GEO glossary was seeded at a lexithon event during the January 2017 IS-GEO kickoff meeting by participants of the IS-GEO RCN. The Lexithon activity resulted in the compilation of 175 terms, with a core of 32 terms from both IS and GEO. For more information please check the main Lexithon page.

Wiki User Manual

This site is the ODC extension of Semantic MediaWiki. In addition to wiki text, contributors can add structured information in every page.

Installation Details

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the MediaWiki software.


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This work is funded by the US National Science Foundation under award number 1632211.