BCube

To address complex Earth system issues such as climate change and water resources, geoscientists must work across disciplinary boundaries, which requires them to access data outside of their fields. This award brings together an internationally recognized team of geo- and social-scientists, cyberinfrastructure experts and educators to explore how expert systems can mediate interactions and improve access between scientific fields. The initial focus is on hydrology, oceans, polar and weather, with the intent to make the technology applicable and available to all the geosciences. The team’s social scientists and educators will research how technology can improve knowledge exchange between scientific communities.

Recent Items

Brokering Accessors Hack-a-Thon at RDA March 11 and 12

Submitted by Francoise Pearlman on January 26, 2015 - 5:57pm

Brokers are software components that mediate interactions between information systems, and when deployed as common services can serve to make it easier for data users to discover, share and access data, and thus to become more effective and productive.Since brokering architectures introduce a new middleware service, belonging to neither the Data Producer nor to the User Communities, the governance and operation of the framework emerges as a clear challenge, which is being addressed by an RDA Working Group.

BCube activities at AGU

Submitted by Francoise Pearlman on December 13, 2014 - 11:37am

The BCube team has a number of presentations, posters, and demonstrations at the Fall AGU 2014 in San Francisco. Here is a summary of the Earthcube relevant activities.

Demonstrations - The BCube broker – advances in data discovery and access, Earthcube booth; Monday 15 December, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Moscone South #2313

Session IN31D – The brokering approach, information models, and interchange formats for geoscience data; Wednesday 17 December, 8:00 to 12:20 Moscone South poster hall

BCube plenary

Submitted by Francoise Pearlman on November 8, 2014 - 9:34pm

The BCube plenary meeting will be hosted at Rutgers University on November 10 through 12, 2014. The focus of the meeting is to review progress to date (including demonstration of the brokering and cawler capabilities), and confirm the path forward for the second year of the project. A draft atgenda for the meeting is attached.

BCube Participation in EarthCube Governance

Submitted by Siri Jodha Khalsa on September 4, 2014 - 5:40pm

The BCube Team is well represented on the newly formed EarthCube Governance bodies. Currently participating are:

Science Committee
Dan Fuka, Steve Slota
Technology/Architecture Committee
Ruth Duerr, Dan Fuka, Stefano Nativi, Jay Pearlman, Suzanne Pierce, Steve Slota
Engagement Team
Francoise Pearlman
Liaison Team
Steve Slota, Bill Sonntag, Dawn Wright

Recent Activity

Monday, January 26

  • 5:57pm

    Brokers are software components that mediate interactions between information systems, and when deployed as common services can serve to make it easier for data users to discover, share and access data, and thus to become more effective and productive.Since brokering architectures introduce a new middleware service, belonging to neither the Data Producer nor to the User Communities, the governance and operation of the framework emerges as a clear challenge, which is being addressed by an RDA Working Group.

    Brokering Interest Group

    The purpose of the RDA Brokering Interest Group is to provide a cross-disciplinary, global forum for data providers, cyber-infrastructure developers, and data users to discuss short and long terms steps that could be taken to make data more available and interoperable through the services of brokering frameworks. The intention is for the community to define well-scoped, concrete steps forward, for subsequent implementation.

    Extending the Brokering suite to support new interoperability operations.

    One of those steps, sponsored by the NSF Earthcube BCube project and by RDA, is the extension of the brokering suite to new interoperability requirements in support of science scenarios. The brokering middleware suite includes an “Accessor Development Toolkit” (ADK) to assist in the development of “accessor” extensions, which allow the broker to interface with a new data source such as a catalogue, inventory, or data service. See AGU poster IN31D-3741 Extending the GI brokering suite to support new interoperability specifications  – Enrico Boldrini, Mattia Santoro,  Fabrizio Papeschi, Stefano Nativi.

    Brokering Accessor Hack-a-thon.

    The current brokering suite supports about 50 unique interoperability accessors (see http://essi-lab.eu/do/view/GIcat/GIcatDocumentation ). Since Earth scientists encounter a great variety of interoperability requirements, it is important that the community have the ability to add new accessors to meet their individual needs, with minimum support from the brokering suite developers. The ADK was created for that purpose. In the Accessor Hack-a-Thon, to be held in conjunction with the 5th RDA plenary in San Diego, CA, we...

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Friday, January 16

Saturday, December 13 2014

  • 11:39am

    http://workspace.earthcube.org/bcube

    The BCube team has a number of presentations, posters, and demonstrations at the Fall AGU 2014 in San Francisco. Here is a summary of the Earthcube relevant activities.

    Demonstrations - The BCube broker – advances in data discovery and access, Earthcube booth; Monday 15 December, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Moscone South #2313

    Session IN31D – The brokering approach, information models, and interchange formats for geoscience data; Wednesday 17 December, 8:00 to 12:20 Moscone South poster hall

    • IN31D-3740 Hydrological modeling and repeatability with brokering
    • IN31D-3741 Extending the GI brokering suite to support new interoperability specifications
    • IN 31D-3742 Achievements in advancing the Earthcube infrastructure vision

    Community Presentation "How can EarthCube benefit Polar Sciences?", organized by BCube - Wednesday December 17, 4:30pm to 5:30 pm, in the Arctic Community Meeting Room, Foothill D on the 2nd floor of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

    Oral Presentation IN51C-6 – The Bcube crawler: web scale data and services discovery for Earthcube; Friday 19 December  9:15 to 9:29 Moscone West 2020

     

  • 11:37am

    The BCube team has a number of presentations, posters, and demonstrations at the Fall AGU 2014 in San Francisco. Here is a summary of the Earthcube relevant activities.

    Demonstrations - The BCube broker – advances in data discovery and access, Earthcube booth; Monday 15 December, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Moscone South #2313

    Session IN31D – The brokering approach, information models, and interchange formats for geoscience data; Wednesday 17 December, 8:00 to 12:20 Moscone South poster hall

    • IN31D-3740 Hydrological modeling and repeatability with brokering
    • IN31D-3741 Extending the GI brokering suite to support new interoperability specifications
    • IN 31D-3742 Achievements in advancing the Earthcube infrastructure vision

    Community Presentation "How can EarthCube benefit Polar Sciences?", organized by BCube - Wednesday December 17, 4:30pm to 5:30 pm, in the Arctic Community Meeting Room, Foothill D on the 2nd floor of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

    Oral Presentation IN51C-6 – The Bcube crawler: web scale data and services discovery for Earthcube; Friday 19 December  9:15 to 9:29 Moscone West 2020

     

Friday, December 12 2014