The development of e-Science is a response to these emerging trends in scientific research. E-science was originally conceived as the application of computing to traditional science (mostly empirical, although in some cases theoretical as well) in order to empower scientists with their research in traditional activities such as modeling, simulation and prediction, among others. However, now e-Science can be considered to have gone further than that, and is even being considered as a third leg of the scientific method, together with the theoretical and empirical ones, by introducing a new environment in scientific research that has also led to new research methods that may potentially lead to better science.
Giving support to some of these new requirements arising from this new approach to Science requires in some cases the explicit definition of the meaning of data about these different domains. This is the role that explicit semantics and their associated technologies, models and methods can play, in the context of what it is known as Semantic e-Science. That is, while traditionally e-Science has mainly addressed issues of data and computation distribution, interoperation and high-performance in traditional and non-traditional scientific research tasks, the main focus of Semantic e-Science is on the application of explicit semantics over the e-Science infrastructure to drive more accurate information interpretation, more efficient scientific analyses, and better collaboration among scientists, among others.
Currently we have two EU projects in execution in this area: Wf4Ever, Red de Excelencia PlanetData and the Marie Curie Initial Training Network SCALUS. As well, we also have a nacional project, myBigData, in execution.
The work done in this research area has mainly focused on:
This research area is led by Oscar Corcho, and the team is formed by the associate professor María Pérez Hernández, PhD students Carlos Buil, José Mora, Freddy Priyatna, Daniel Garijo Verdejo and Rafael González and by the MSc student Alex de León.
This research area is led by Oscar Corcho, and the team is formed by the associate professor María Pérez Hernández, PhD Rafael González, PhD students José Mora, Freddy Priyatna, Daniel Garijo Verdejo, Idafen Santana Pérez and by the MSc student Olga Ximena Giraldo.
Some readings related with the e-Semantic Science:
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However, you may contact Oscar Corcho to check whether there are any potential open positions in the near future.
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