Economic Participation in the Age of Networking: Digital Ecosystems of Knowledge, Business and Services. Bruxelles, November 7th, 2007 | Achievements of the first 3 years and future perspectives of the Collaborative EU research and deployment of Digital Business Ecosystems.

Dr. Johannes Keizer

Johannes KeizerDr. Johannes Keizer is responsible in FAO for scientific documentation and related activities as especially the international AGRIS network. To exploit the new possibilities of the Internet for accessing scientific and technological information for FAOs member countries his group launched various initiatives in the last years to work towards a semantic web in FAOs subject area, namly the Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS) initiative and the AgMES (Agricultural Metadata Element Set) initiatives. Johannes Keizer holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Mainz, before joining FAO in 2000 he was first working as a researcher in biochemistry at the Italian High Health Institute and then as Free Lance Consultant for Management of Scientific Data. He lives in Rome.

Abstract of the speech of J.Keizer

DEAL India
by TV. Prabhakar, J.Chatterjee and J.Keizer

The DEAL (Digitial Ecosystem for Agriculture and Rural Livelihodd) India project was born as a "Digital Mandi". Mandi in Hindi means a trading place and this was the initial scope of the project - a digital trading place. But it became soon clear that the good to be "traded" was knowledge. DEAL brings together farmers, researchers and extensionists to create a self managed growth model for digital content. It has user driven web based services for digital content aggregation and delivery, which are organized through an ontology and metadata system that supports automated assistance in Hindi and other local languages.

The DEAL experience will become part of a new project within the National Agricultural Improvement Program (NAIP) as AGROPEDIA indica - a community based, dynamic knowledge repository, which flexible knowledge models, localized content, variety of unsers and multiple languages.

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