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September 2012

2012 AgMIP Sub-Saharan Africa Workshop

September 10, 2012 - September 14, 2012
Accra, Ghana

AgMIP is a major international effort to assess the state of global agricultural modeling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector.  The goals of AgMIP are to improve substantially the characterization of risk of hunger and world food security due to climate variability and change, and to enhance adaptation capacity in both developing and developed countries. To achieve these goals, AgMIP is establishing a robust and rigorous international research framework that connects climate, agriculture, economic and information technology…

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October 2012

2012 AgMIP Global Workshop

October 10, 2012 - October 12, 2012
UN/FAO Rome, Italy

The 3rd Annual AgMIP Global Workshop brings together AgMIP participants from the climate, crop modeling, economics, and information technology communities around the world to: Review progress and present results for AgMIP regional and global research programs; Refine AgMIP protocols for model intercomparisons to include uncertainty and scaling; Advance AgMIP regional and global integrated assessments of food security; and, Build transdisciplinary collaborations. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international initiative to assess the state of global agricultural modeling and…

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IEEE XTreme Programming Contest

October 20, 2012 @ 02:00 - October 21, 2012 @ 02:00
Software Lab, Democritus Univ of Thrace Greece

IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE student members: compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. This year, the IEEE Student Branch of Thrace and the eco.logismi.co collaboratory supports teams from Democritus University of Thrace to participate in the competition.

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November 2012

AgroSEM 2012 (part of MTSR-2012)

November 28, 2012 - November 30, 2012
University of Cadiz Cadiz, Spain

Metadata and Semantics for Agriculture, Food & Environment (AgroSEM) 5th international workshop The 5th edition of the AgroSEM workshop is organized as a special track at  MTSR 2012, on Nov 28-30, 2012, in Cadiz, Spain. The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners that are working on agricultural, food-related and environmental knowledge production, organization, and exchange from a Semantic Web perspective. At AgroSEM, interested experts present the results of their work, and establish liaisons with other groups that are working on related subjects. In addition, it aims to…

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December 2012

Athens Green Hackathon 2012

December 14, 2012 @ 10:00 - December 16, 2012 @ 16:00
BIOS, Loft2Work and Athinais Cultural Centre, Kerameikos
Athens, Greece

Green Hackathons are series of events where hackers and developers meet to create and apply new ideas, targeting a sustainable and healthier future. One of the main goals of a Green Hackathon is to showcase the potential of Open Data and APIs that make access to environmental, agricultural and biodiversity data easier. The Athens Green Hackathon will take place in between December 14th -16th and will be organised by Agro-Know Technologies, ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ and EIT ICT Labs. An overview of the Athens Green…

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February 2013

4th AgMIP Development Sprint

February 4, 2013 - February 8, 2013
Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas
Austin, TX United States
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The 4th AgMIP Development Sprint (aka the Austin Hackathon) the week of February 4-8, 2013.  The main goal of the workshop is to develop data translation tools to enable multiple crop models to be used by AgMIP researchers: Tools for data export from the ACE (AgMIP Crop Experiment) database, data import to the ACE database, and harvesting of simulation outputs to the ACMO (AgMIP Crop Model Outputs) database. Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is a major international initiative…

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March 2013

International Spring University on Ecosystem Services modeling

March 11, 2013 - March 22, 2013
Bizkaia Aretoa, Avenida Abandoibarra, 3
Bilbao, 48009 Spain
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International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modelling The International Spring University on Ecosystem Services modeling (ISU-ES) 2013 is the first edition of an annual 2-week intensive course that aims to build a new generation of actors, in research, policy and management, who can profitably use ecosystem services models to address and solve sustainability problems. The course will follow a problem-based paradigm, learning the most advanced ES modeling techniques from theory and practice using case studies defined by the participants. It is organized…

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May 2013

The ABC of Ecoinformatics

May 8, 2013 @ 15:00 - 16:00
IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

This talk provides a gentle introduction to ecoinformatics, i.e. the science of information in ecology and environmental sciences, by presenting key concepts and research challenges. We investigate complex environmental applications of computer science and the enabling role of computer science for investigating nature. Technology focuses on knowledge representation, multi-agent systems, service-oriented software engineering and domain-specific programming languages; and is accompanied with applied research results in several domains, including agriculture, water management, air quality, ecosystem services, and meteorology.

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Bridging Scales and Paradigms in Natural System Modelling

May 14, 2013 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Software Division Lecture Room Xanthi, Greece

Bridging Scales and Paradigms in Natural System Modelling an introduction to semantic meta-modelling Invited talk of Prof. Ferdinando Villa (SPICE Distinguished Speaker Series) Abstract: The greatly increasing amount of data available for scientific investigation is challenging our ability to understand, synthesize and describe the semantics of what these artifacts observe. In recent years, activities such as the Semantic Web have created a renewed interest for evolving unstructured “metadata” into more formal and accurate description of the datasets used in natural sciences…

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June 2013

First AgMIP-Semagrow Workshop: use cases for advanced data management based on semantic technologies

June 17, 2013 - June 18, 2013
Alterra, Wageningen University Wageningen, Netherlands

The first AgMIP-Semagrow Workshop aims to further develop use cases for Semgrow based on AgMIP problems of data management and modelling. AgMIP is a networking program for impacts of climate change on food security in particular in relation to crop production and economic effects. SemAgrow is an EU FP7 research project focusing on the application of semantic technologies and specifically semantic querying of big data to the agricultural domain. Secondary aims are: To get to know and learn from each…

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