VIVO 2016 Conference
 
Announcing the 2016 VIVO App and Linked Open Data Contests

Do you have an inventive VIVO application or exemplary linked open data set? Show off your creativity at the VIVO conference! Submit your work to the VIVO App or Linked Open Data Contests and give it the recognition that it deserves. Submissions are due by August 1, 2016. Instructions for both contests can be found below. 

Application Contest
Linked Open Data Contest

Application Contest


The 2016 VIVO Conference and the VIVO Apps and Tools Interest Group are sponsoring a competition for applications using data coming from VIVO systems to support research communities.

Eligibility
Applications can be written in any language. To qualify applications must:
  • Consume VIVO data (linked open data in the VIVO ontology) from more than one VIVO site.
  • Be accessible from a single persistent URL, accessible on the public Internet without authentication.
  • Be available as open source via a standard open source license.
Criteria for Success
Applications will be judged on the following criteria:
  1. Value to the research community.
  2. Functionality: The application performs as described.
  3. Presentation: The application is well organized and attractive.
Prizes
The first prize winner will have registration refunded, and will be awarded a plaque at a recognition ceremony during the conference. Other finalists will receive certificates.

Submissions
To submit your application, please send an email to VIVO Director Mike Conlon (mconlon@duraspace.com) and Apps and Tools Interest Group Chair Ted Lawless (ted.lawless@thomsonreuters.com). Applications are due August 1, 2016. Winners will be announced at the conference. Submissions must include:
  • Name, affiliation, and ORCiD identifier of each author.
  • Brief (500 words or less) description of the application and its value to scientists.
  • A URL for the application.
  • Instructions regarding operation. The judges will execute the application from the URL provided without assistance from the authors.

Additional Resources
VIVO uses Linked Data (http://linkeddata.org) standards for data access via Resource Description Framework (RDF). See the Linked Data site for more information regarding Linked Data, RDF, and data processing.

VIVO enjoys a robust open community wiki at http://wiki.duraspace.org/display/VIVO with content that supports implementation, adoption, and development efforts around the world. The VIVO software and ontology are publicly available at https://github.com/vivo-project/VIVO. For more information on the working group please check out our wiki: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/VIVO/Apps+and+Tools+Interest+Group


Linked Open Data Contest 


Do you have “Five Star” VIVO Linked Open Data of interest to the VIVO community? Please consider entering your data in the VIVO Conference Linked Open Data Contest!

Eligibility
Any person or organization is eligible to enter.

Criteria for Success
Linked Open Data will be judged on the following criteria:
  1. Value to the scholarly community
  2. Conformance with the five star linked open data criteria
  3. Organization and presentation of the application
Prizes
Up to three winners will be recognized and awarded “Five Star” Linked Open Data coffee mugs at a recognition ceremony during the conference. The winners data will be highlighted in upcoming VIVO communications.

Submission
To submit your application, please send an email to VIVO Director Mike Conlon (mconlon@duraspace.com) and VIVO Technical Lead Graham Triggs (gtriggs@duraspace.org). Applications are due August 1, 2016. Winners will be announced at the conference. Submissions must include:
  • Names, affiliations, and ORCiD identifiers of all contributors.
  • Brief (500 words or less) description of the data, its value to scholars, and how the data addresses the five star criteria.
  • A URL for the data.
Additional Resources
The Five Star Linked Open data criteria were developed by Tim Berners-Lee to emphasize advantages of the semantic web. See http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html

VIVO uses Linked Data (http://linkeddata.org) standards for data access via Resource Description Framework (RDF). See the Linked Data site for more information regarding Linked Data, RDF, and data processing.