Arrays in Databases, the next frontier?

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PlanetData partner, CWI, Netherland, was invited to give a talk at the workshop on "Global Scientific Data Infrastructures: The Findability Challenge", held in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, on May 10-11, 2012. The talk was entitled "Arrays in Databases, the next frontier".

This year's workshop theme was "The Findability Challenge". The science world contains an unimaginable vast amount of digital data which is getting ever vaster ever more rapidly. In a networked science world one big challenge faced by researchers is findability. By findability we mean ease in locating/discovering data/information/knowledge and data tools/services for specific researcher needs while taking into account relevant aspects of data attributes, tool/service functionality and deployability, context, provenance, researcher profiles and goals, etc. Currently, there is a conceptual shift from search to findability as the Internet search paradigm is characterized by a lack of context, where the search is conducted in an independent way from professional profiles, context, provenance, and work goals.

In the context of a digital science ecosystem discovering data/information/knowledge, tools and services is better served by findability. A findability capability should be  of paramount importance for the next generation of global research data infrastructures. Such a capability must be supported by semantic data models, semantically rich metadata models, ontology/logic based languages for specifying data tool/service functionality, personalization and contextualization support, data mining algorithms, ontology/taxonomy management, mapping/matching techniques, etc. The Workshop will address some of the most important topics enabling findability. 

Please follow to this link for the presentation of this talk.