TDWG 2012, China People's Place, Beijing

DRAFT PROGRAM (still subject to change; see date-stamp in page footer)

Sunday, Oct 16
  Room Bourbon Room (w) Tables outside conference rooms
1:00   Specify Training Workshop, 1-5 PM
(Andy Bentley)
 
4:00   Registration Opens @ 4 PM
Avoid the line by checking in
Sunday between 4 and 8
7:00- 10:00  Informal Reception (cash bar)  
Monday AM PM | Tuesday AM PM | Wednesday AM PM | Thursday AM PM | Friday AM
Monday, Oct 17
Grand Ballroom C (w)  
8:00   Registration open all day, but preferred at breaks
8:30 WELCOME  
8:45
9:00
The State of TDWG
(Chuck Miller, TDWG Chair)
9:15
9:30
9:45 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
As digitization comes on line, what's in store for research?
(Michael Donoghue)

10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45-
11:15  
BREAK Monday
  Grand Ballroom C (w)           
11:15 SYMPOSIUM: Digitization Portals and Information Interoperability
(Riccardi & Cellinese - abstract)
GBIF
(David Remsen)
11:30 Atlas of Living Australia
(Hobern)
11:45 VertNet
(Wieczorek)
12:00 Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) (Guala-abstract)
12:15 iDigBio
(Fortes)
12:30 - 2:00 
LUNCH
(Put Posters Up)
Monday
Grand Ballroom C (w) Bienville (w) Grand Ballroom B Bourbon Room (w) St Louis
2:00 SYMPOSIUM: Dimensions of Digitization Workflows and Collaborative Cataloging (Beach-abstract)
How Much Duplicate Botanical Data is Available for Digitization Reuse? (Granzow-de la Cerda)
NaviKey - a Java-based Application for Multi-access Taxon Identification
(Triebel-abstract)
Interest Group: Taxonomic Names and Concepts (TNC) Interest Group: annual open meeting
(Pyle & Blum-abstract)
Interest Group: Phylogenetics Standards: Steps toward a standard of Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis (MIAPA)
(Lapp & Cellinese-abstract)


See MIAPA wiki

Specify

Drop-In

Consultation

(Andy Bentley)
2:15 Need for Speed: Fast Acquisition of Specimen Images, Barcode IDs and Label Data
(Spears)
COMPUTER DEMO: Xper²: new features for an improved flexibility
(Ung-abstract)
2:30 Collaborative Cataloging and Reassembling Specimen Records using Scatter-Gather-Reconcile
(Anhalt)
TraitNet Semantic Data Registry– Leveraging ontologies for smart data discovery
(Ahrestani-abstract)
2:45 Embedding Georeferencing within Digitization Workflows
(Rios & Abibou)
COMPUTER DEMO: BHL-E / Schema Mapping Tool
(Koller-abstract)
3:00 Instrumenting Software to Support Collaborative Work of Digitization Networks
(Spears)
COMPUTER DEMO: TapirDotNETXml - TAPIR compliant interface for XML data structure mapping
(Blaa-abstract)
3:15-
3:45  
BREAK Monday
  Grand Ballroom C (w) Bienville (w) Grand Ballroom B Bourbon Room (w) St Louis
3:45 Data Quality Resources in Species Occurrence Digitization
(Koch-abstract)
  Interest Group: Taxonomic Names and Concepts (TNC) Interest Group: annual open meeting
(Pyle & Blum-abstract)
Interest Group: Phylogenetics Standards: Steps toward a standard of Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis (MIAPA)
(Lapp & Cellinese-abstract)


See MIAPA wiki

Specify

Drop-In

Consultation

(Andy Bentley)
4:00 Data Integrity Tools and Metadata Harmonisation in BHL-Europe
(Koller & Rainer-abstract)
4:15 Georeferencing Integration: The GEOLocate Project
(Rios-abstract)
Technical Architecture Group (TAG) Meeting
(Whitbread)
4:30 Supporting red list threat assessments with GeoCAT: Geospatial Conservation Assessment Tool (de la Torre-abstract)
4:45 GPS data collection methods for Paleoanthropology: Examples from the Dikika Research Project geodatabase
(Reed-abstract)
5:00 From fisheries studies to biodiversity data sharing (Barde-abstract)
5:15 COMPUTER DEMO: Georeferencing botanical data using text analysis tools
(Llewelyn-abstract)
5:30 Monday
8 - 11 Welcoming Social @ Tipitina's — Live Zydeco
233 N. Peters St.
Monday AM PM | Tuesday AM PM | Wednesday AM PM | Thursday AM PM | Friday AM
Tuesday, Oct 18
  Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville (w) Bourbon Room (w)
8:30 New Methods for Streamlining Digitization at the New York Botanical Garden
(Tulig & Tarnowsky-abstract)
Registration open at breaks
8:45 Collecting quantitative metadata by counting all specimens in a herbarium
(Desmet-abstract)
     
9:00 Image workflow for the digitisation of herbarium specimens
(Haston-abstract)
Interest Group: Phylogenetics Standards: Steps toward a standard of Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis (MIAPA)
(Lapp & Cellinese-abstract)


See MIAPA wiki
9:15 Standardized Digital Imaging and Archiving Procedures - The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium
(Bevans-abstract)
9:30 Image based Digitisation of Entomology Collections: Leveraging volunteers can significantly increase digitisation capacity
(Flemons-abstract)
Islandora: a digital data repository for biodiversity resources
(Leggott-abstract)
9:45 Calbug: A case study of digitization challenges for entomology collections
(Ball-abstract)
FishNet2 Deconstructed: An Overview of the Architecture and Features behind the FishNet2 Search Engine (Rios-abstract) COMPUTER DEMO: Islandora: a digital data repository for biodiversity resources
(Staples-abstract)
10:00 The US Virtual Herbarium Project and iDigBio: Maximizing the benefits of digitizing herbaria
(Barkworth et al.-abstract)
Darwin Core Engine
(Steele-abstract)
Open Discussion: Islandora: a digital data repository for biodiversity resources
(Leggott & Staples-abstract)
10:15 Species-level versus Specimen-level Digitisation. Alternative Approaches to Digitise a Large Natural History Collection.
(Hine-abstract)
COMPUTER DEMO: Cooking Class: Boiling Down ABCD to DarwinCore Archives
(Holetschek-abstract)
10:30 The Value and Challenge of Digitized Biological Media Specimens
(Webster-abstract)
Darwin-SW: Darwin Core data for the Semantic Web
(Webb-abstract)
10:45-11:15  BREAK Tuesday
  Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville (w) Bourbon Room (w)
11:15 SYMPOSIUM: Annotations: No longer just a slip of paper…
(Macklin-abstract)
Taking TL-2 online: A Linked Data Resource
(Kalfatovic-abstract)
Interest Group: Geospatial data
(Beaman)
Interest Group: Phylogenetics Standards: Steps toward a standard of Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis (MIAPA)
(Lapp & Cellinese-abstract)


See MIAPA wiki
11:30 Annotating and ontologizing an identification key
(Mast & Riccardi)
Bugwood Images: 17 years of archiving and leveraging digital imagery
(Laforest-abstract)
11:45 Scribbles and Scraps: Darwin's Library and the Online
Display of Annotated Biodiversity Literature
(Freeland)
Comparison of performance in different data models for taxonomic databases
(Vorwald-abstract)
12:00 Annotations in the ALA - Lessons learned so far
(Hobern)
Reconciling Non-Overlapping Coverage Among Downloadable Plant Names
(Piel-abstract)
12:15 AOD: Proposed Data Annotation Extensions to the W3C Incubation Group Annotation Ontology (AO)
(B. Morris)
COMPUTER DEMO: Correcting and Standardizing Taxonomic Names with the Taxonomic Name Resolution Service
(Matasci-abstract)
12:30 -
2:00
LUNCH Tuesday
Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville (w) RoomBourbon Room (w)
2:00 SYMPOSIUM: Building a Network of Genomic Observatories to Study the Role of Biodiversity in Local and Global Change
The vision of a “Genomic Observatories” Network
(Davies-abstract)
SYMPOSIUM: Global biodiversity informatics initiatives update
GBIF: The challenges of intra- and interoperability
(O Tuama)
Task Group: The Audubon Core Multimedia Resources Metadata Vocabulary
(B. Morris-abstract)
Interest Group: Phylogenetics Standards: Steps toward a standard of Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis (MIAPA)
(Lapp & Cellinese-abstract)


See MIAPA wiki
2:15 CBOL - DNA Barcoding and Long-term Ecological Studies
(Schindel)
Biodiversity Heritage Library: Toward a Global, Sustainable Resource
(Ulate)
2:30 Moorea BioCode: Whole Ecome Sequencing
(Meyer)
Introducing Encyclopedia of Life version 2: International, personal, and reusable (Sims-Parr)
2:45 The Western English Channel L4 Site: A Marine GO
(Gilbert)
Atlas of Living Australia – integrated national biodiversity information
(Hobern)
3:00 BiSciCol: from tracking biodiversity objects to brokering standards (towards a sustainable cyberinfrastructure for GOS
(Deck)
ViBRANT: linking communities and services
(Roberts) 
3:15 -
3:45  
BREAK Tuesday
  Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville (w) Bourbon Room (w)
3:45 Virtual Herbaria
(Rainer-abstract)
Enlisting the Use of Educated Volunteers at a Distance: Or, Why Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Will NOT Create Nightmare Zombies That Will Destroy Us All
(Thomer-abstract)
Task Group: The Audubon Core Multimedia Resources Metadata Vocabulary
(B. Morris)
Interest Group: Phylogenetics Standards: Steps toward a standard of Minimum Information About a Phylogenetic Analysis (MIAPA)
(Lapp & Cellinese-abstract)


See MIAPA wiki
4:00 The US Virtual Herbarium Project: building a national digital collection resource from the ground up
(Barkworth-abstract)
Crowd sourcing record transcription to unlock historical species data from natural history collections
(Hill-abstract)
4:15 Open Discussion: SYMBIOTA: Building Specimen-based Networks for Biodiversity Research (Barkworth-abstract) Crowd-sourcing: perpetual valuable resource or a passing shower of dubious worth? (Flemons-abstract)
4:30 COMPUTER DEMO: Chapter One: I am at the Mercy of the Crowd, in Which I am Forced to Build a Crowdsourcing Web Application Using Ruby on Rails in 15 Minutes
(Kirchgessner-abstract)
4:45 Open Discussion: Sharing information on species interactions, phenology, identification, and checklists (Pickering - abstract)   Whole-drawer imaging for virtual management and curation of the Australian National Insect Collection (Mantle-abstract)
5:00 COMPUTER DEMO: Encyclopedia of Life Version 2: Demo of New Tools and Features (Schulz-abstract)
5:15    
5:30  
  Grand Ballroom D Bourbon Room
6:00-
6:30
See Poster Session Easy mapping with CartoDB: how to make beautiful maps fast and easy
(de la Torre)
6:30-9:00  
Monday AM PM | Tuesday AM PM | Wednesday AM PM | Thursday AM PM | Friday AM
Wednesday, Oct 19
  Grand Ballroom C (w) Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville (w) Bourbon Room
8:30 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Collections, Cooperation, Collaboration, Consequences
(Judy Skog-abstract)
 
8:45
9:00
9:15
9:30 SYMPOSIUM: Biodiversity Informatics Research in Africa
Update on the Central African Biodiversity Information Network (CABIN): A taste of Cyber-insects from Africa (Cael-abstract)
Database Interoperability: The Global Invasive Species Information Network, providing the backbone for invasive species information sharing
(Simpson-abstract)
Interest Group: Biodiversity Genomics Interest (BGIG) Group
(Deck-abstract)
Interest Group: Biological Descriptions (formerly the Structure of Descriptive Data
(Heidorn)
9:45 Lessons and Challenges in the Digitalization of Biodiversity Collections in Tanzania (Nyanandi) EDDMapS: Aggregating and delivering distribution data to combat invasive species (Laforest-abstract)
10:00 SANBI's in promoting biodiversity information standards in South Africa (Khatieb-abstract) Interest Group: Invasive Species Information Systems Interest and Task Group Meeting
(Simpson-abstract)
10:15 Biodiversity information sharing mechanisms: The case of the Uganda Biodiversity Information Facility (UgaBIF)
(Akampurira)
10:30 COMPUTER DEMO: The Royal Museum for Central Africa Cybertaxonomy portal and its subdomains: an interconnected helpdesk system and information management tool
(Cael-abstract)
10:45-
11:15 
BREAK Wednesday
  Grand Ballroom C (w) Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville (w) Bourbon Room
11:15 SYMPOSIUM: Not as easy as ABCD: The ADBC challenges
(Cellinese & Riccardi-abstract)
InvertNet–An Integrative Platform for Research on Environmental Change, Species Discovery and Identification
(Raila)
Interest Group: Invasive Species Information Systems Interest and Task Group Meeting
(Simpson-abstract)
Interest Group: Biodiversity Genomics Interest (BGIG) Group
(Deck-abstract)
(Future) Interest Group: Biodiversity Information for
Cooperation and Development
(Mergen-abstract)
11:30 Plants, Herbivores and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-Trophic Associations
(Tulig)
11:45 North American Lichens and Bryophytes: Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change (Corinna Gries)
12:00 iDigBio: roles and goals
(Greg Riccardi)
12:15 Discussion
12:30 -
2:00 
LUNCH
Grand Ballroom C (w) Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville (w) Bourbon Room
2:00 SYMPOSIUM: The Biofinity Project—Open Source Tools and the Data Lifecycle
The Biofinity Project
(Scott-abstract)
SYMPOSIUM: Towards biodiversity data citation mechanism and services: Challenges and
Potentials
- 193
Data Citation for Biodiversity Data: the state-of-the-art
(Chavan)
Task Group: RDF/OWL Best Practices Task Group
(Sachs & Baskauf-abstract)
BiSciCol Plenary Meeting
(Cellinese)
2:15 Integrating Open Tools for System Composition
(Cottingham)
Thoughts on addressing data citation challenges: experiences of Vibrant
project
(Roberts)
2:30 Intelligent User Interfaces for Data Sharing and Documentation
(Eck)
Data Citation from the perspective of Scholarly Publisher (Penev)
2:45 The Use of Biofinity in Outreach Activities
(Brown)
Data Citation style and services for GBIF network (Chavan)
3:00    
3:15 -
3:45  
Excursions Depart BREAK Wednesday
    Bienville (w) Bourbon Room
3:45 Task Group: RDF/OWL Best Practices Task Group BiSciCol Plenary Meeting
(Cellinese)
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45
5:00
5:15
5:30 Wednesday
Monday AM PM | Tuesday AM PM | Wednesday AM PM | Thursday AM PM | Friday AM
Thursday, Oct 20
  Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville Room
8:30
BUSINESS

MEETING
 
8:45
9:00
9:15
9:30 SYMPOSIUM: Establishing a support infrastructure for Knowledge Organisation Systems (KOS) in biodiversity informatics
Introduction: the GBIF context
(Ó Tuama-abstract)
Switching to the fast track: rapid digitization
of the world's largest herbarium
(Michiels-abstract)
Interest Group: Annotations
(P.Morris-abstract)
 
9:45 GBIF KOS task group report
(B. Morris)
10:00 The GBIF KOS work programme: prioritised requirements and proposed solutions (Endresen) BExIS - Biodiversity Exploratories Information System
(Koenig-Ries et al.-abstract)
10:15 The GBIF Vocabularies Service
(Remsen-abstract)
COMPUTER DEMO: The new BGBM Image Server: Management, Annotation and Publication
(Roepert-abstract)
10:30 BioPortal as an ontology management system
(Lapp)
COMPUTER DEMO: SilverMeasure: Server-side tiling and HTML 5 annotations of high resolution specimen images
(Giddens-abstract)
10:45 -
11:15  
BREAK Thursday
  Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville Room
11:15 The TDWG Vocabularies
(Hobern)
SYMPOSIUM: Integrating Collections Data with Broader Geospatial Data Communities and Research
Introduction (Beach-abstract)
A Web-services Architecture for Integrating Collections into Broader Research Communities
(Stewart)
Interest Group: Annotations
(P.Morris-abstract)
 
11:30 Managing the Darwin Core set of terms
(Wieczorek)
Bridging Species Niche Modeling and Multi-Species Ecological Modeling and Analysis
(Cavner)
11:45 Discussion Using Specimen Data in Scientific Workflow Environments to Connect to Metadata Archive and Discovery Services in Environmental Biology (Grady)
12:00 ecoQuery: a Semantic extension to the ecoReleve platform
(Chabalier-abstract)
Discussion
12:15 ENVIROFI - Bringing Biodiversity to the Future Internet
(Schleidt-abstract)
COMPUTER DEMO: Map of Life (Wieczorek-abstract)
12:30 -
2:00 
LUNCH
Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville Room
2:00   TaxPub: An extension to the NLM/NCBI Journal Archiving DTD (Catapano-abstract) Technical Architecture Group (TAG)
(Whitbread)
Interest Group: Phylogenetics Standards Phyloreferencing (Cellinese & Lapp)
2:15 Data publishing from the viewpoint of a biodiversity publisher
(Penev-abstract)
2:30 New developments in the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
(Guala-abstract)
2:45 Catalogue of Life - building a taxonomic backbone for the world's biota
(Bisby-abstract)
3:00
3:15 -
3:30  
BREAK Thursday
  Grand Ballroom C Grand Ballroom A (w) Bienville Room
3:45   A continuously updated All Genera Index: an achievable goal for Biodiversity Informatics?
(Rees)
Technical Architecture Group (TAG)
(Whitbread)
Interest Group: Phylogenetics Standards Phyloreferencing
(Cellinese & Lapp)
4:00 OpenUp! Creating a cross-domain pipeline
(Berendsohn-abstract)
4:15 Common Names Services in OpenUp!
(Rainer-abstract)
4:30 Reflora - Historic Repatriation of Brazilian Flora
(Zan-abstract)
4:45 COMPUTER DEMO: Biodiversity Data Digitizer – A tool for a richer biodiversity data content digitization (Saraivo-abstract)
5:00 SYNTHESYS II: Updating the BioCASe Technology Suite
(Holetschek-abstract)
5:15 PlantNote v2 – a new generation of software for storage and exchange of heterogeneous botanical data
(Liens et al.-abstract)
5:30  
7:00-10:00 Conference Banquet @ Ernest Chicory
610 South Peters Street
Monday AM PM | Tuesday AM PM | Wednesday AM PM | Thursday AM PM | Friday AM
Friday, Oct 21
  Grand Ballroom C
  LIGHTNING TALKS
8:30 Apple Core: Darwin Core guidelines for herbaria (Macklin et al.-abstract)
8:35 The final frontier of taxonomic standards- descriptive content (Yoder-abstract)
8:40 Advances in Biodiversity Modeling: Development of Algorithms and Predictive Performance Analysis (Correa et al.-abstract)
8:50 Determining best practices for digitizing entomological collections (Seltmann et al.-abstract)
8:55 The Need for a Biological Images Archiving Site (Chapman-abstract)
9:00 Providing Digital Access to NatureServe's Biodiversity Reference Database: Report on a Project in Early Stages of Design (Reynolds & Morris-abstract)
9:05 Geomancer (Steele et al.-abstract)
9:10 Spatial Data Library (Wieczorek et al.-abstract)
9:15 Connecting Content (Russell)
9:20 Pollinator Information Network of the Americas: Vital Information for a Vital Ecological Service (Saraiva et al.-abstract)
9:25 Standards for a Superlative XML Schema (Cook-abstract)
9:30 Interest Group and

Task Group

Reports
 
9:35
9:40
9:45
9:50
9:55
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45 -11:00   BREAK Friday
11:15 Plenary Panel:

Taking TDWG Forward
 
11:30
11:45
12:00 Closing Remarks
12:15
12:30 Conference Close
TUESDAY, OCT 18 POSTER SESSION
6:00 PM-9:00 PM PlutoF – cloud database and computing services for the biologist (Abarenkov & Kõljalg - abstract)
Answering specific needs by adapting existant GBIF tools (Akbaraly et al.-abstract)
Linking semantic phenotypes to character matrices and specimens (Balhoff et al.-abstract)
VertNet: Distributed databases with backbone (Bloom et al.-abstract)
A new open source identification key generation webservice (Burguiere et al.-abstract)
Afrotropical bird content digitization at the RMCA: via LifeDesk to EOL (Cooleman et al.-abstract)
Cybertaxonomic approach to revision of larger groups: 3i experience (Dmitriev & Dietrich-abstract)
The BioDiscovery Smartphone App (Folch & Allcock-abstract)
HelpingScience: Online service for processing label data from digital herbarium specimen sheets (Giddens-abstract)
Biological collection data capture processes (Haston et al.-abstract)
The Current Status and Management of the Korean National Biospecies Information System (Kim et al.-abstract)
Integrating Biodiversity Heritage Literature into the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy (Kohlbecker et al.-abstract)
The BHL-Europe system architecture (Koller et al.-abstract)
Radiation of beetles into cyberspace – two case studies of modelling taxonomic information (Laurenne et al.-abstract)
Observing observations – an ontology-based approach for improving the reliability of biodiversity data (Laurenne et al.-abstract)
GBIF France links with national programs : architecture and roadmap (Lebas et al.-abstract)
Digitarium's Digitisation Process Used for the Natural History Collection Specimens (Lehtonen et al.-abstract)
reBIND: Saving endangered data (Luther et al.-abstract)
Glanville fritillary butterfly survey: database and software infrastructure (Meyke et al.-abstract)
Implementation of a metadata catalogue system for the GBIF network (Robertson et al.-abstract)
Pollinator Information Network of the Americas: Vital Information for a Vital Ecological Service (Saraiva et al.-abstract)
Encyclopedia of Life Version 2: A Vision for a Global Collaborative Project (Schulz et al.-abstract)
The Field Book Project: An Implementation of Natural Collections Descriptions (NCD) and Library Standards (Sheffield and Russell-abstract)
The NEON Challenge: The Collection & Management of Continental-Scale Ecological Data and Biological Samples (Thibault-abstract)
IndExs — an Online Thesaurus for Standard Bibliographic Data on Exiccatae in Botany and Mycology (Triebel et al.-abstract)
Xper²: new features for an improved flexibility (Ung et al.-abstract)
ezDBDB: an easy-to-use Distributed Biodiversity DataBase for the Semantic Web (Webb-abstract)
  Last Modified: 26 June 2012