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The next big thing explained - InteroperabilityFriday 17 November 2006
The computer age has thrown up many new words for the English language to embrace and among the most tongue twisting is one of the newest - Interoperability.
For those in the know it means the ability of computer products and systems to work together on a common task - and for everybody who wants or needs to know more about how that works, there is Interoperability Week in Canberra from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December 2006.
Critical to every person involved in the storage and use of spatial data, the week will include a series of workshops culminating in the two day SEE Grid Conference at the CSIRO Discovery Centre at Black Mountain, Canberra, which will consider 'Computational Modelling and Decision Support in the Solid Earth and Environmental Community'.
The International SEE Grid Conference, to be opened by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism & Resources, the Hon Bob Baldwin, MP, has been organised to help resolve issues associated with access to the oceans of data stored within the Australian Government, various State and Territory Governments, research organisations and industry. Outcomes will highlight the full potential of these Australian data assets in resolving some of the complex scientific problems that underpin the management of Australia's natural resources.
As a lead up to the conference, Interoperability enthusiasts and students will be able to attend a one day course at Geoscience Australia on 'Emerging Approaches to Spatial Data Infrastructure Implementation' providing a framework for understanding SDI design. It is followed on Tuesday by an event at the National Library of Australia on standards in the spatial domain entitled 'What Busy Managers Need to Know'.
On Wednesday at ANU, members of the international marine, and meteorological communities will meet to develop much needed standards for the international interchange of data. Those from the solid earth community will meet in Geoscience Australia to consider the topic, 'Strategic Issues for Building, Managing and Delivering 3D geological models'.
The Third SEE Grid Conference will follow with an integrated perspective of the latest international advances towards data access and applications, including advancements in standards, supporting infrastructure and practical applications.
Registration for the SEE Grid Conference closes on 22 November 2006.
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