2014.04 Activity Report

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This Activity Report captures the activities performed in April 2014.

This report is organized in two parts:

Progress and Achievements at WP level

WP1: Administrative and Financial Management

WP Leader: ERCIM - Participants: CNR

  • Support was provided to the Steering Board for two meetings within the month (April 15 and 22).
  • The Final Review date was fixed for Tuesday 25 November in Brussels (timing: as in earlier reviews; venue: EC/CNECT building at Ave. de Beaulieu 33, 0/58).
  • The Commission agreed to host a Final Event on 17 September 2014 at BU 25/S1 (with a capacity of up to 85 persons).
  • A preliminary consolidated report (both effort and financial) including past months to end April will be requested for end May.


Some delay (and inaccuracies) with the bi-monthly effort reports. Partners are please asked to bring the submissions up-to-date: http://goo.gl/uRQbNO


  • Final Event to be held in Brussels on 17 September 2014.
  • Final Review to be held in Brussels on 25 November 2014.

WP2: Project Management

WP Leader: CNR - Participants: NKUA, FAO

  • SB meeting organization, chairing and minutes validation (15.04 and 22.04 - the latter specifically dedicated to discuss future sustainability);
  • PEB meeting organization, chairing and minutes taking of PEB; (14.04)
  • Participation in a series of calls dedicated to discuss, assess and validate the content of the “White paper on the development of an iMarine Public Partnership centered Business Model"
  • Participation of the TD on different meetings dedicated to plan and validate community related activities;
  • iMarine presence at the ICRI conference (02.04) and workshop (03.04);
  • Contact established with European Commission for the organization of a final iMarine event on 17 September in Brussels.
  • Development of a concept note for CLME positioning iMarine
  • Development of a concept note for future exploitation
  • Preparation of VMEDB May 7-9 event - Meeting venue, invitees and agenda
  • Participation to regular and ad-hoc project management calls


No major deviation


  • SB and PEB meetings;
  • New liaisons established;
  • Progress in assessing the White paper.

WP3: Governance and Policy Development

WP Leader: FAO - Participants: ERCIM, CNR, NKUA, FORTH, TERRADUE, FIN, UNESCO, CRIA, IRD

T3.1

  • iMarine workshop report,(FAO, TrustIT)
  • attendance to usual SB / PEB meetings,
  • contribution to the Sustainability study.
  • positioned iMarine in GEF funded CLME+ project (under development)
  • VME-DB Workshop Preparation
  • contributed to proposal development for a COST TDP
  • Start by IRD of biological observations enrichment with environmental parameters (=> Discussion needed with WP10)

T3.2 Only FAO reported activity: on Policies and Guidelines / Bestpractices:

  • iMarine Terms of Use and Community Best Practice document now with editor for language check; ready for comments

T3.3

  • Progress reported on FLOD, VME-DB, BiOnym, (Trendylyzer), TLO (with FORTH), (SmartFish (with NKUA))
  • Update requested on SPREAD status by FAO, IRD/FORTH use of bycatch db-schema
  • Discussion started on VR Toolset, smartgears, and future of gCube

FORTH activities:

  • Finalizing the OWL Factorisation of MarineTLO ver 4.0.0 #2319
  • Finalizing the OWL Factorisation of Mappings ver 4.0.0 #2319
  • Extended the W3C VoiD for describing metadata about the MarineTLO Warehouse
  • MarineTLO Dissemination

T3.4 The development of the White Paper continued:

  • Trust IT collected materials (e.g through interviews)
  • FAO contributed to drafting and commenting
  • Terradue provided draft content


The major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions should be reported here


The WP leader should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

WP4: Communication, Dissemination and Training

WP Leader: TRUST-IT - Participants: CNR, NKUA, FAO

The WP leader should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period

Creation of two versions of the report of the March workshop one for internal usage, distributed to the partners and the board members and one for external usage available at:iMarine "data platform for collaborations" workshop finalisation: public version available at http://goo.gl/zoHESc; internal version available at http://goo.gl/tK4VNZ

Ecosystem approach to marine and fishery data management workshop at ICRI 2014 http://www.i-marine.eu/Content/eLibrary.aspx?id=eb9a7f10-e547-4451-94dd-89b0bf2443cd&li=0 - publication of all the presentations of the event on the website and social media activities.

April Newsletter Facilitating collaboration, sustainability and the Ecosystem approach to marine and fishery data management http://newsletter.i-marine.eu/Newsletter.ashx?action=onlinenewsletter&idnewsletter=48&guid=$guid$&source=$source$

Organisation of an iMarine webinar on openchannels.org: the webinar will present of of the iMarine applications, including a live demo of the tool. Potential dates: mid to late July, mid to late September, October.

Creation of the new logo for the BiOnym VRE


The major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions should be reported here


The WP leader should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period


Publication of 2 scientific papers http://i-marine.eu/Content/eLibrary.aspx?id=da13e728-79bc-459b-9349-bd2c38cdf068&category=0_4000000_4200000

  • Y. Tzitzikas, N. Minadakis, Y. Marketakis, P. Fafalios, C. Alloca, M. Mountantonakis, I. Zidianaki. MatWare: Constructing and Exploiting Domain Specific Warehouses by Aggregating Semantic Data. In 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'14), Anissaras, Crete, Greece, May 2014.
  • M. Mountantonakis, C. Allocca, P. Fafalios, N. Minadakis, Y. Marketakis, C. Lantzaki, Y. Tzitzikas. Extending VoID for Expressing the Connectivity Metrics of a Semantic Warehouse, In 1st International Workshop on Dataset PROFILing & fEderated Search for Linked Data (PROFILES'14), co-located with ESWC'14, Anissaras, Crete, Greece, May 2014.

WP5: iMarine Data e-Infrastructure Deployment and Operation

WP Leader: CERN - Participants: CNR, NKUA, FAO, FIN

The WP leader should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions should be reported here


The WP leader should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

WP6: Virtual Research Environments Deployment and Operation

WP Leader: CNR - Participants: ERCIM, NKUA, FAO, FIN, UNESCO, CRIA, IRD

For Virtual Research Environments Operation:

  • BiOnym has been deployed;
  • The previously deployed Virtual Research Environments have been maintained in operation;
  • discussions on potential/forthcoming VREs;

For resources and tools provision:

  • A number of tasks performed on VME-DB and VRE security (by FAO);
  • SmartSearch (JS components) has been enhanced, e.g. enhanced the OO model, completed history and autocomplete, dealing with browser compatibility;
  • SPREAD facilities has been enhanced, e.g. R-based algorithm enriched with flexibility in getting results, discussions are ongoing on WPS parameters;
  • Statistical Manager algorithms publishing through WPS is ongoing;
  • Statistical Manager facilities for Common Species and Time Series analysis (Fourier analysis combined with a Singular Spectrum Analysis) under testing;

For common interfaces and tools:

  • CNR developed a set of SW lib to unify RDBMS inspection and query. The algorithms to use these facilities via the Statistical Manager have been developed;
  • The Session expiration widget was completed and released;
  • TabMan has been reinforced with a number of new or revised widget, e.g. inline filtering, history management, templates update, column replace;
  • Home Library has been revised: search by date, bug fixing (shared folder removal);
  • Workspace has been enhanced: Quick Tour added, FileUpload fixed;
  • Report Management enhanced to deal with VME-DB requests, e.g. close report on commit;
  • Social Networking has been revised, e.g. reconsidered email notification messages;
  • The development of a widget for tag cloud visualisation of queries to be integrated in the results portlet started;
  • An iMarine search Android App was released;

For VREs development support:

  • Support to SmartFish development continued, the doc processor has been revised, a parameter affecting search projection has been considered;


No report from ERCIM, FIN, UNESCO, CRIA and IRD;


  • BiOnym VRE has been released;
  • Existing VREs have been maintained;
  • Community Tools development continued;
  • Several portlets have been enhanced and released in gCube 3.1;

WP7: Enabling-technology Integration and Distribution

WP Leader: E-IIS - Participants: CNR, NKUA

The WP leader should report here a summary of the activities performed in the reporting period


The major issues faced in the reporting period and the identified corrective actions should be reported here


The WP leader should report here a bullet list highlighting the main achievements of the reporting period

WP8: iMarine Data e-Infrastructure Enabling Technology Development

Completed in October 2013

WP9: Data Management Facilities Development

Completed in January 2014

WP10: Data Consumption Facilities Development

WP Leader: NKUA - Participants: CNR, FORTH, TERRADUE, FAO

During month of April, OpenSearch Data Source was being refactored to turn into a RESTful service - platform independent in combination with SmartGears. Regarding Smartfish, extraction of more fields from HTML pages as well as custom filtering on the return fields have been progressed. Resource Registry integration with the updated version Datanucleus libraries has been completed. Also, direct dependency to icclient has been replaced by an indirect dependency, through resource-manager-is component. Development of the Relational Database and Tree resource adaptors is now complete. Both have also gone restful and utilize the resource-aware service. At last, a bug regarding the index update has been investigated and fixed. The functionality of X-Link library has been finalized and tested.


none


Completed the database adaptor for feeding RDBMS data to the gDTS

The following components have been released during gCube 3.1.0:

  • ASL harvesting adaptors
  • Data Transformation
  • Execution Engine
  • Resource Registry
  • Resource Aware libraries
  • Search System

Two papers that has been accepted for publication and acknowledge the support of iMarine are the following:

  • P. Fafalios, M. Baritakis, and Y. Tzitzikas. Configuring Named Entity Extraction through Real-Time Exploitation of Linked Data. 4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS'14). Thessaloniki Greece, June 2014.
  • P. Fafalios and Y. Tzitzikas. Post-Analysis of Keyword-based Search Results using Entity Mining, Linked Data and Link Analysis at Query Time. 2014 IEEE 8th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2014). Newport Beach, California, USA. June 2014.

WP11: Data e-Infrastructures Integration and Interoperability Facilities Development

Completed in February 2014

Progress and Achievements by WP and Beneficiary

WP1: Administrative and Financial Management Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

WP2: Project Management Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

WP3: Governance and Policy Development Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

WP4: Communication, Dissemination and Training Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

WP5: iMarine Data e-Infrastructure Deployment and Operation Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

WP6: Virtual Research Environments Deployment and Operation Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

WP7: Enabling-technology Integration and Distribution Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

WP8: iMarine Data e-Infrastructure Enabling Technology Development Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary - Completed in October 2013

WP9: Data Management Facilities Development Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary - Completed in January 2014

WP10: Data Consumption Facilities Development Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary

WP11: Data e-Infrastructures Integration and Interoperability Facilities Development Monthly Activity By Task and Beneficiary - Completed in February 2014

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