Open Knowledge Network for Spatial Decision Support

National Workshop


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern

Synchronous online, using web-conferencing technologies



Do you work with spatial data?

Are you interested in new methods for storing, linking and analyzing information? 

Do you need to coordinate or collaborate within or across organizations to support decision making about complex problems?


Click here to submit your Application to Participate in the OKN-SDS National Workshop


With research sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF)Office of Integrative Activities, Program on Convergence Acceleration (C-Accel), our team has started designing an Open Knowledge Network (OKN) focused on spatial decision support (SDS). We are leveraging semantic web technologies that tag information objects and their relationships, allowing computers to do basic reasoning over distributed and heterogeneous data resources. These technologies make searches more effective, and help people more readily find, integrate, and synthesize knowledge resources. This brief video explains a little more about the project.


We invite you to help us envision this future. Join us for a synchronous, online workshop on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 to help us articulate how we can create tools and services for SDS based on open knowledge networking. During the 3-hour workshop (10:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific / 1:00 - 4:00 Eastern), we will share stories about the progress we’ve made and demonstrations of the prototype tools we have developed. 


But more importantly, you’ll have a chance to share YOUR ideas and stories, your best practices and solutions, and the areas in your spatial decision workflow that cause you grief and angst. Your sharing, feedback, and suggestions will help us as we continue to envision, design, and plan for the ways in which these technologies could best fit the needs of the broader community. Following the workshop, we’ll be integrating what we hear from you into our C-Accel Phase 2 proposal, which will take our concepts and prototypes to the production level, as well as anticipate new tools and features. 


Interested in participating in this national workshop? Please use the link to the brief form below to tell us a little bit about yourself and your interests and activities related to spatial decision support and knowledge networks. We are looking to fill our virtual room with practitioners, researchers, students, and others who are representatives of research labs and professional communities who are curious to learn and to collaborate. Space will be limited, so don’t delay. The deadline to submit your responses is January 13, 2020. Accepted participants will be notified by January 20 and provided with login information approximately one week prior to the workshop on February 12.


Click here to submit your Application to Participate in the OKN-SDS National Workshop