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Materials Data Infrastructure Semantic Asset Hackathon

The materials community once faced a lack of robust solutions for applying FAIR Data Principles to materials data. Now, at an international scale, groups are developing a number of solutions. Focusing specifically on the “I” of Interoperability, there exists a tremendous amount of diversity in semantic technology used in materials data projects. Firstly, different groups are working at different levels of interoperability, where there are a number of competing projects focused on syntactic and semantic interoperability. Furthermore, within a given level, there are different serialization formats (e.g. JSON Schema and XML Schema within syntactic interoperability). It is critically important to develop crosswalks between semantic technology, otherwise the materials science and engineering community will develop new “silos”.


  1. Introduction and hackathon planning
  2. Working on hackathon goals
  3. Working on hackathon goals
  4. Working on hackathon goals
  5. Present hackathon outcomes 

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

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Created March 29, 2019