SC is the International Conference for
High Performance Computing, Networking,
Storage and Analysis

SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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M13: Big Data Means Your Metadata Must Work

SESSION: M13: Big Data Means Your Metadata Must Work

EVENT TYPE: Tutorial

TIME: 1:30PM - 5:00PM

Presenter(s):Scott Jensen, Beth Plale, Rebecca Koskela, Amber Budden, John Cobb


Data intensive computing means a lot of valuable data coming from parallel and graph computations and remote instruments. However, a recent Science article estimated that only 1% of ecological data is accessible after the research has been published. This tutorial addresses how metadata is critical to the use and reuse of scientific data. It discusses techniques for metadata capture, communication, and use in data discovery using four tools: XMC Cat, Metacat, Morpho, and Mercury. In this tutorial, participants will be taken through (1) installing and configuring a metadata catalog, (2) capturing domain-specific metadata both programmatically and using web-based user interfaces, (3) searching for metadata, and (4) configuring their search to return the right results. It will use examples from geo- and environmental sciences. At the conclusion of the tutorial, participants will have deeper familiarity with metadata tools currently available and will be on their way to making big data shareable!

Chair/Presenter Details:

Scott Jensen - Indiana University

Beth Plale - Indiana University

Rebecca Koskela - University of New Mexico

Amber Budden - DataONE

John Cobb - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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