Web Publishing of Scientific Data and Services Training Courses

Training Course 1 will be held in Fredericton (NB), at the NRC-IIT on May 19-20th, 2011

This series of training courses is mandated to train service providers in the use of modern semantic approaches to publishing informatics resources on the Web using the semantic web services paradigm.The first Web Publishing of Scientific Data and Services Training Course will be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick on May 19-20th, 2011.

Semantic Web Services have rich descriptions of functional requirements
that facilitate service interoperability and make it easier for users to discover and access relevant services in real time.

The course provides both theory and practical training in the semantic technologies that underpin the development of semantic web services.The training course contains the following subjects:


Learning Objectives

Service providers will learn to write semantic web services describing the functionality of their services. This requires modeling of services using the ontology web language and registering the services in the project registry. End Users will learn how to use SHARE and other service workflow orchestration clients to execute queries across the registry and evaluate the results.

At the end of the training, attendees will know how to:


Target Audience

This training course is primarily of interest to providers of bioinformatic resources seeking to extend the utility and usability of thier data and services. Researchers interested in learning state of the art semantic technologies and their deployment to facilitate web scale interoperability are strongly encouraged to attend. Priority will be given to students and professionals with working knowledge of Perl and/or Java.

Profile of Target Audience:

The NEP-59 CBRASS: Canadian Bioinformatics as Semantic Services project is funded by CANARIE



The C-BRASS Project - Canadian Bioinformatics Resources as Semantic Services - is a CANARIE funded intiative. It will improve research efficiency by encoding 'biological knowledge' into the web itself, reducing researchers’ costs and time-to-discovery.

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SADI – Semantic Automated Discovery and Integration <http://sadiframework.org> – is a set of standards-compliant Semantic Web Service design patterns that combines simple, stateless, GET/POST-based Web Services with standards from the W3C Semantic Web initiative.

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SADI Registry

Check out more than 200 existing bioinformatics resources wrapped as SADI Services.

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Upcoming Event:

2nd Web Publishing of Scientific Data and Services Training Course

Date: August 2011

Location: Vancouver (BC)