OntoCommons aims to contribute to ontology-based data documentation and improve the seamless communication and interoperability between industrial systems and stakeholders by providing reference ontologies and best practices for ontology and tool development in NMBP (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing) domains. The results of these efforts will be documented as a roadmap to guide the industrial and academic stakeholders in their future endeavors. OntoCommons consortium recognizes that such a roadmap has to be built while considering concrete requirements and needs from industry use cases. Therefore it relies on a set of demonstrator use cases as a basis for developing and verifying the proposed guidelines.
The objective of this call is to collect such demonstrators with use cases in the NMBP domains that are aiming to achieve interoperability between software, stakeholders and various metadata standards with the help of semantic technologies.
Becoming a demonstrator for OntoCommons comes with many benefits, but most prominently:
Should your application be selected to become an additional OntoCommons Demonstrator, you will have the chance to influence the development of guidelines and best practices, as well as reference ontologies (top, middle and domain level) for NMBP domains.
A demonstrator is an organization (e.g., a company, consortium) with an industrial use case that makes (or plans to make) use of semantic technologies to address an industrial challenge (e.g., interoperability between different actors, data integration, decision support). The demonstrators should already have a commitment and financial resources allocated to solving the challenge presented with their use case. This commitment can come from the internal resources of the demonstrator or provided by public funding (e.g. EU funding). The demonstrators must also be ready to make some details (e.g., brief description, goals, main challenges, name of involved data sources and ontologies, expected benefit from OntoCommons) of their use case publicly available. OntoCommons applies the following criteria for selection:
Feel free to check the presentation made by our initial demonstrators, to have an idea about what a demonstrator looks like: https://ontocommons.eu/ontocommons-demonstrators. As an OntoCommons demonstrator, you are mainly expected to do the work on your use case to which you are already committed. You will be informed by us regarding the developments in OntoCommons Ecosystem and will have chance to align your use cases with the best practices and guidelines developed by OntoCommons. You are additionally expected to join some workshops and meetings (travel funding might be available) and fill some short surveys every once in a while.
The decision on the demonstrator selection will be made by the OntoCommons consortium according to the timeline below.