Advancing the DFC Semantic Technology Platform via HIVE Innovation

  • Mike C. Conway
  • Jane Greenberg
  • Reagan Moore
  • Mary Whitton
  • Le Zhang
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 390)


The DataNet Federation Consortium (DFC) is developing data grids for multidisciplinary research. As the DFC grid grows in size and number of disciplines, it becomes critical to address metadata management and findability challenges. The HIVE project is being integrated into the iRODS in the DFC architecture to provide a scaleable linked open data approach to scientific data sharing.


HIVE iRODS semantic web linked open data SKOS 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Moore, R.W., Whitton, M.: Data Intensive Cyber Environments Center: Six Month Report. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: dfc quarterly report (2012),
  2. 2.
    Willis, C., Greenberg, J., White, H.: Analysis and Synthesis of Metadata Goals for Scientific Data. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63(8), 1505–1520 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Lee, J.W., Zhang, J.T., Zimmerman, A.S., Lucia, A.: Datanet: an emerging cyberinfrastructure for sharing, reusing and preserving digital data for scientific discovery and learning. Aiche Journal 55, 2757–2764 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Portele, E. (ed.): GIGAS Technical Note - Data Harmonisation and Semantic Interoperability. Project co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme,
  5. 5.
    Janowicz, K., Schade, S., Bröring, A., Keßler, C., Maué, P., Stasch, C.: Semantic enablement for spatial data infrastructures. Transactions in GIS 14(2), 111–129 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Greenberg, J., Rowell, C., Rajavi, K., Conway, M., Lander, H.: HIVEing Across U.S. DataNets. In: Research Data Management Implementations Workshop, March 13-15. NSF/Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), Arlington, VA (2013),
  7. 7.
    Greenberg, J., Moore, R.W., Whitton, M.: Advancing Interoperability and Interdisciplinarity Across Datanets. NSF Supplement Proposal (2012)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Greenberg, J., Losee, R., Pérez Agüera, J.R., Scherle, R., White, H., Willis, C.: HIVE: Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 37(4), 23–26 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Rowell, C., Greenberg, J.: Advancing Interoperability of NSF DataNet Partners Through Controlled Vocabularie, July 7-8, 2013. DataOne Users Group meeting. Chapel Hill, North Carolina (2012)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Historia animalium, vol. 2. Loeb Classical Library (1993)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    National Center for Biological Ontologies: Bioportal,
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
    Marine Metadata Initiative: Vocabularies: Dictionaries, Ontologies, and More,
  14. 14.
    Greenberg, et al.: Ibid (2011)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17.
  18. 18.
    Moore, R.W., et al.: DataNet Federation Consortium Vision and Rationale [Project Proposal] (2012),
  19. 19.
    Rajasekar, A., Moore, R.W.: iRODS Primer: Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services. Morgan and Claypool Publishers (2010),
  20. 20.
  21. 21.
    iRODS Microservices Overview,
  22. 22.
  23. 23.
  24. 24.
    White, H., Willis, C., Greenberg, J.: The HIVE impact: Contributing to Consistency via Automatic Indexing. In: iConference 2012, Toronto, ON, Canada, February 7-10 (2012), doi:10.1145/2132176.2132297Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike C. Conway
    • 1
  • Jane Greenberg
    • 2
  • Reagan Moore
    • 1
  • Mary Whitton
    • 1
  • Le Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Metadata Research Center, School of Library and Information ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

Personalised recommendations