2018 PhenoHarmonIS

Semantics for Harmonization and Integration of Phenotypic and Agronomic Data
14-18 May 2018 - Agropolis Scientific Park, Montpellier, France


PhenoHarmonIS 2018 focused on harmonization of germplasm, phenotypic and agronomic data for plants. Scientific domains tackled include conservation, breeding including the needs of Participatory Varietal Selection, quality traits, agronomy and agro-ecology with its specific needs for surveys. The agenda may be found hereScientists of each domain were invited to provide their feedback on standards and tools they have used in their data management and analytic process, sharing the success stories, issues and gaps.

The objective of the workshop was to stimulate collaborations for identifying ways of adopting best practices for producing quality multi-disciplinary data and metadata in agriculture that can be re-used and analyzed for providing relevant information services to farmers' communities, to agronomists and breeders.

As per the recommendation made by participants in 2016, PhenoHarmonIS 2018 workshop assessed progress made since then by the community in adopting, further developing and connecting the largely accepted standards and tools into a functional workflow.

Demonstrations, hands-on and training sessions are included for both users and developers on:
  • Crop Trait Dictionaries development and curation on the use of agriculture relevant ontologies: GO, CO, AgrO, ENVO, Planteome ontologies, Plant Phenotype Experiment Ontology and more
  • Use of metadata standards: MIAPPE, ISA-TAB
  • Ontology repositories
  • Annotation tools: COPO
  • Data interoperability tools: Breeding API (BrAPI)
  • Applications in breeding and agronomy field books: AgroFIMS, BMS, HIDAP, FieldTask, etc
  • Use in agro-ecological surveys
  • Use in repositories/databases : Dataverse, Planteome, BMS, NextGen Databases, Gardian, etc 

Thank you to the sponsors!