Hi folks –
We’re looking to submit a CDI proposal that would provide proof-of-concept for a USGS integrated predictive modeling infrastructure on the semantic web. This is a big lift, but we’ve already built much of the infrastructure (see references below). We believe it’s possible to build a relatively simple proof of concept that could later be moved to production scale within a larger effort. The approach has several key advantages – the semantic underpinnings to connect diverse scientific disciplines, ability to connect models of different paradigms (including data-driven approaches), and to better navigate scale differences.
We’re looking for partners interested in building that proof of concept. Key requirements are 1) that we address a multidisciplinary challenge (which will immediately challenge us to build ontologies for semantic annotation of data and models that cross disciplines – a challenge that existing domain ontologies struggle with, but that we’re equipped for), and 2) that the initial models be relatively simple (to be tractable within the limited scope of a CDI proposal).
If you’re interested in partnering on or have good ideas on an integrative science case study, or have any questions about our proposed approach, please let me know!
Proposed steps in CDI proposal:
Later steps toward production-level (not part of this CDI proposal):