When viewing the Technical Program schedule, on the far righthand side
is a column labeled "PLANNER." Use this planner to build your own
schedule. Once you select an event and want to add it to your personal
schedule, just click on the calendar icon of your choice (outlook
calendar, ical calendar or google calendar) and that event will be
stored there. As you select events in this manner, you will have your
own schedule to guide you through the week.
You can also create your personal schedule on the SC11 app (Boopsie) on your smartphone. Simply select a session you want to attend and "add" it to your plan. Continue in this manner until you have created your own personal schedule. All your events will appear under "My Event Planner" on your smartphone.
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
ABSTRACT: 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!