TDWG 2017 Annual Conference

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature will host the 2017 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) conference in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 1 - Oct. 6.

Standards for the description and exchange of biodiversity information help promote research, support decision-making for conservation and planning, and provide a means of communicating observations across taxa, sub-disciplines, and political boundaries.

The annual TDWG conference serves two purposes:

  • it is is a forum for extending, refining, and developing standards in response to new challenges and opportunities; and
  • it is a showcase for biodiversity informatics - much of which relies on the specifications provided by TDWG and other standards organizations.

iDigBio at TDWG 2017

This year, the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) organization published all upcoming conference events in the 2017 TDWG Conference Proceedings. Please follow the links below to read more about each event.

TDWG 2017 iDigBio Activities:

Keynote: Pam Soltis
Other Keynote speakers include: Rod Page, Javier de la Torre, and Anne Bowser.

Symposium: Using Big Data Techniques to Cross Dataset Boundaries - Integration and Analysis of Multiple Datasets
Conveners: Matthew Collins, Robert Guralnick, Martin R. Kalfatovic

Talk: Using ontologies to explore floral evolution in a non-model plant clade
Annika Smith (graduate student)

Symposium: Bridging Gaps between Biodiversity Informaticians and Collections Professionals
Conveners: Holly Little, Deborah Paul, Gail Kampmeier

Talk in Plenary: Standards in Action: The Darwin Core Hour
Deborah Paul, Paula Zermoglio, John Wieczorek, Gary Motz, Erica Krimmel

Talk: SPNHC 2017 Natural History Collections Biodiversity Informatics 101 Short Course Insights
Holly Little, Deborah Paul, Jennifer Strotman

Symposium: Traits - Data models, sources, vocabulary, interoperability and their presentation and discoverability via species information pages
Conveners: Jeff Gerbracht, Robert Guralnick, Jennifer Hammock, Deborah Paul, Pamela Soltis

Symposium: Biodiversity Data Quality – concepts, methods and tools
Conveners: Arthur D. Chapman, Antonio M. Saraiva, Alexander M. Thompson

Talk: Fitness for Use: The BDQ Interest Group aims for improved Stability and Consistency
Arthur Chapman, Antonio Saraiva, Lee Belbin, Allan Veiga, Miles Nicholls, Paula Zermoglio, Paul Morris, Dmitry Schigel, Alexander Thompson

Poster: Automated Generation of Lists of Unique Values from iDigBio Data Fields to Facilitate Data Quality Improvements
Saniya Sahdev (graduate student) with Deborah Paul, Matthew Collins, Jose Fortes

Poster: A Pipeline for Processing Specimen Images in iDigBio - Applying and Generalizing an Examination of Mercury Use in Preparing Herbarium Specimens
Gaurav Yeole, Saniya Sahdev, Matthew Collins, Alex Thompson, Rebecca Dikow, Paul Frandsen, Sylvia Orli, Renato Figueiredo

Workshop: Construction of biodiversity knowledge graphs driven by federated text mining tools
Riza Batista-Navarro, Sophia Ananiadou, Teodor Georgiev, Evangelos Pafilis, Lyubomir Penev, Viktor Senderov, Axel J. Soto, William Ulate

Talk:  Building Your Own Big Data Analysis Infrastructure for Biodiversity Science
Matthew Collins, Nicky Nicolson, Jorrit Poelen, Alexander Thompson, Jennifer Hammock, Anne Thessen

Workshop: Towards an Online Atlas of Phenology
Zoe Panchen, Joel Sachs, Mélanie Bélisle-Leclerc, Scott Chamberlain, Jonathan Davies, Pamela Soltis, Rob Guralnick

TDWG 2017 Collections Description Interest Group Meeting
Group organizers: Alexander Thompson, Deborah Paul

Start Date: 
Sunday, October 01, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 06, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Ottawa, Canada