[tdwg-tag] TAG Roadmap / TAG Meeting / Call for Papers

Roger Hyam roger at tdwg.org
Mon Jul 2 12:41:06 CEST 2007

Dear TDWG TAG Members,

TAG Roadmap for 2007

The stated strategy of the Technical Architecture Group is to:   
"Produce a yearly review and forecast of technical issues within TDWG  
prior to the annual meeting - The Roadmap."  To this end I have  
started compiling the roadmap on a wiki page here:


Currently the document is almost empty! There is a good reason for  
this. Although, as convener of the group, if falls on me to make sure  
this document is delivered I would like to give TAG members every  
opportunity to influence its contents. I am aware that the Roadmap  
document for 2006 was mainly a distillation of discussions at the  
first TAG meeting but this year we have not had a dedicated meeting  
and I want to give you the opportunity to express your views now.

Please take a moment to consider what you think should be in this  
report and add your thoughts to the wiki page. Bear in mind that the  
role of the TAG is to make recommendations to other TDWG groups and  
the executive and that this document is our main vehicle for doing so.

I plan to turn the wiki page into a text document in the last week of  
July and fix a final version by the beginning of August.

TAG Meeting 2007

I have requested a room for up to 15 people for 1400 - 1700 hrs on  
Sunday 16 September prior to the Bratislava meeting. This will be an  
opportunity for the TAG to meet. You are cordially invited to attend  
this meeting. Please let me know if you are coming and if you have  
any issues that you are particularly keen to discuss. The 2007  
roadmap will have been completed and distributed by this point so  
discussion will be around matters arising from this and planning for  
the 2008 roadmap.

Request for Papers

I am chairing a 1.5 hour session on Tuesday 18 September "Ontologies  
and vocabularies: Atomizing biodiversity information". If you would  
like to present your work during this session please contact me as  
soon as possible.

All the best,



    Roger Hyam <roger at tdwg.org>

    Biodiversity Information Standards: http://www.tdwg.org/

    "Working To Make Biodiversity Data Global"

    TDWG Standards Architecture: http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAG
    LSID RDF Vocabularies: http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAG/ 

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