e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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IFC Certification process and data exchange problems


The interest in using Building Information Models (BIM) as a central design and information management media in construction projects is rapidly increasing around the world. Examples of this phenomenon are several national efforts, BIM requirements of owners and clients or even legal requirements to deliver BIM in public projects. In addition, several private companies have more or less successfully started to deploy BIM in their internal processes and supply chains. This situation has created an emerging need for model-based data exchange between different applications in everyday projects and changed radically the need for IFC compliant applications. Until 2007 only few real projects used IFC data exchange and most of these cases were more or less research or pilot projects. In such projects it is possible to include special technical expertise into the team, and also the tolerance for technical problems is much higher since all participants know that the project is trying to push the existing limits. In normal construction projects it is not possible to use specialized BIM experts; the data exchange must be relatively smooth and trouble-free since people cannot test technology in their daily work. However, everyone who has tested IFC-based data exchange in real projects knows that it still has major problems. To investigate reasons for the quality problems of the IFC certification and to some extent the quality problems of IFC support in certified software products the author analyzed the latest IFC 2x3 certification documentation in autumn 2007 and distributed a draft paper in IAI for comments. The draft paper generated an active discussion and most of the identified problems were recognized in the IAI community. In addition, the author received some additional information which clarified the problems. This paper documents the main findings of the analysis and proposes sonic crucial improvements to overcome the problems in the IFC certification process.

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    Data keywords
    • information management
    Agriculture keywords
    • supply chain
    Data topic
    • information systems
    • modeling
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      e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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