Workshop: First collection of common metadata

On 15.09.2021, the first workshop about "Data, data formats and metadata" took place. The objective of the planned workshop series is the definition of common KEEN data formats and metadata schemas. These will be considered for the KEEN data platform.

The workshop was organized by the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing of TU Dresden (ZIH) together with P2O Lab of TU Dresden, Evonik Operations GmbH, and DECHEMA. The event, which was well received by the project partners, particularly addressed responsibles of KEEN's use cases. Dr. Valentin Khaydarov (P2O Lab of TU Dresden) highlighted the importance of data and metadata in an introductory presentation. He emphasized that data is as useful as detailed and properly they are described by metadata. Afterwards, Dr. Gregor Tolksdorf (Evonik Operations GmbH) explained the "Dublin Core" metadata standard, which is considered a possible starting point for KEEN. Lincoln Sherpa (ZIH) presented to the attendees what is already known about the data and metadata of KEEN's use cases. After an ignition talk by Gerardo Brand Rihm (TU Berlin), who presented his use case in terms of its data and metadata, the participants were invited to define possible metadata for their corresponding data and datasets. The discussion of these results took place in three moderated subgroup sessions. The workshop was rounded off with a presentation by Lincoln Sherpa on the current status of the KEEN data platform, which is based on the open-source software Dataverse. Dr. Ralph Müller-Pfefferkorn (ZIH) finished the workshop by inviting the participants to use the data platform for their further development of AI applications. Its use promises great success for the KEEN project.