"A Community Dialogue To Influence Science Data Format Evolution and Usage"
This is an opportunity to significantly affect the evolution and usage
of science data formats. It could be in your best interest to participate
in this dialogue, either to defend what you like or to promote what you
need, and thereby influence the consensus positions that will be generated.
Whether you are a science researcher, archivist, project data manager,
format developer, tool developer, or early applier of new standards and
technologies, you may have valuable insights to contribute or significant
positions to defend.
Pick the Forum,
or Forums, of relevance and provide
your comments. Join with your colleagues in answering some
For greater impact, fill out a template or write a paper and submit it.
Formats Evolution Process Committee (FEPC)
will provide synthesized
perspectives once sufficient material has been obtained.
Working drafts of FEPC papers
are also available.
Objectives and Approach
Instructions for Participation
Forums for Discussion
- Format Developers
Submit format descriptions, critique existing formats, and promote format evolution directions
- Format Use by a Project Data System
Submit project data system usage experience, critique project data system format usage, and promote project data system requirements for formats
- Format Use by a Researcher
Submit researcher usage experience, critique researcher usage, and promote researcher requirements for formats
- Format Use by an Archive
Submit archival usage experience, critique archival usage , and promote archival requirements on formats
- Format Utilization by a Tool
Submit tool developer experience, critique tool developer approaches, and promote the requirements of tool developers for formats
- Potential Impacts of Developing Standards and Technology
Submit perspectives on developing standards/technologies and their relations to formats, critique existing contributions, and propose format evolution directions
- A Possible Time Series Object
Don Sawyer, Andrew Davis, John Garrett, Carrie Gonzalez, David Han, Joe King, Mike Martin, Tom McGlynn, and the FEPC
[PDF, 7,330,884 bytes]
[MS Word, 310,784 bytes]
- Thoughts about Levels of Complexity and Specialization in Data Types and Structures for Storing Scientific Data
Mike Folk, Don Sawyer, and the FEPC
[MS Word, 737,280 bytes]
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NASA Official: Code 633.2 / Don Sawyer (Don.Sawyer@gsfc.nasa.gov) +1.301.286.2748
Last Revised: 2000-12-06, John Garrett