[tdwg] TDWG Annual Conference - Building biodiversity data content - Call for Abstracts

Adrian Rissone a.rissone at nhm.ac.uk
Thu Jul 12 10:56:07 CEST 2007

TDWG Annual Conference (http://www.tdwg.org/conference2007)
Bratislava, Slovakia, 16-22 September 2007
Call for Abstracts
** I will be away from my mail after 19 July. If you intend to respond to this call please contact me before then **
Symposium: Discovery, Integration and Use of Biodiversity Data
Session: Building biodiversity data content (Friday 21 September)
The idea of the session is to get away from the technical aspects of managing biodiversity data and to ask the wider community to tell us:
1) what is needed in terms of:
  - non-technical standards (standard lists, authorities, etc.)
  - on-line services
  - collection/specimen documentation standards
  - other data content standards
  - tools to help populate biodiversity, observational, ecological and conservation databases
2) what has already achieved (or is being worked on) towards these aims
3) how you can contribute
The schedule for the 2007 Conference is very busy and we have space for only five or six verbal presentations. We do have ample space for poster presentations and computer demonstrations.
My task is to ask the community for proposed presentations on the session theme, to integrate key verbal presentations into an interesting and thought-provoking session, and to encourage the submission of posters and computer demonstrations.
If you think you have something to contribute, please contact me at A.Rissone at nhm.ac.uk with Subject line "TDWG 2007: Building biodiversity data content", indicating whether you are proposing a verbal presentation (remember these are very limited), a poster or a computer demonstration.

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