[tdwg-tnc] Species profile model group meeting at TDWG 2007 Conference

Roger Hyam roger at tdwg.org
Mon Jun 4 11:36:22 CEST 2007


With hats on a TAG convener and TNC participant I would be keen for  
this meeting not to overlap with any TAG meeting scheduled for that day.

If they SPM is going to interoperate with SDD and TNS/TCS then it  
needs the TAG to get the mechanisms right.

The TAG meeting is currently scheduled between 14:00 and 17:00. We  
could squeeze a little but I don't want to go below 2 hours or it  
will be impossible to get anything achieved.

All the best,


On 3 Jun 2007, at 17:22, Eamonn O Tuama wrote:

> Dear TDWG TNC Member,
> We plan to hold a group discussion about the "Species Profile  
> Model" SPM
> (previously known as "Taxon Data Model") at the TDWG 2007 conference,
> possibly on Sunday 16th during the group meetings slot  
> (09.00-17.00). We are
> trying to gauge interest and potential numbers and to avoid clashes  
> with
> other parallel discussions that might be taking place.
> The SPM is intended to describe species facts (organised into  
> categories) as
> might appear in "species bank" type web applications like  
> Encyclopedia of
> Life or FishBase/SeaLifePortal.
> We do not intend to duplicate the work of TCS and SDD for  
> nomenclature and
> taxonomy but rather draw on them, and other TDWG standards, wherever
> appropriate. We want it to fit in with the TDWG technical  
> architecture and
> will work closely with all concerned to do this.  It seemed to us  
> that the
> SPM was sufficiently distinct to warrant set up a new group within  
> TDWG with
> cross linkages to other groups where appropriate.
> For a background, see the wiki here: http://wiki.tdwg.org/ 
> TaxonDataModel,
> and the summary of a recent workshop held at GBIF here:
> http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TaxonDataModel/ 
> SpeciesModelWorkshopRepor
> t.
> You can subscribe to the taxon-data-model mailing list here to follow
> developments and contribute:
> http://lists.tdwg.org/mailman/listinfo/taxon-data-model (mailing list
> information web page) taxon-data-model at lists.tdwg.org
> <mailto:taxon-data-model at lists.tdwg.org> (mailing list web address)
> Please reply to me directly to let me know if you are interested in
> attending the SPM workgroup during the TDWG conference. At this  
> stage it is
> purely to get a rough indication of numbers so there is no real  
> commitment
> required on your part.
> Best regards,
> Éamonn
> ________________________________________________________________
> Éamonn Ó Tuama, Ph.D. (eotuama at gbif.org),
> Senior Programme Officer for Data Access & Database  
> Interoperability (DADI),
> Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat,
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