Workshop on Workflows for Earth Observation Systems, University of Nottingham, on 21-22 June 2010

“International initiatives such as the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) are making significant progress towards providing resources for the access, discovery, processing and publishing of earth observation data. It is necessary for organisations to develop capabilities within their workflows for applying earth observation data from satellite-based, airborne and in situ sensors.

“A workflow can be defined as a collection of tasks, carried out by software systems, humans, or a combination of both, and organized to accomplish some business process.[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0268-4012(01)00005-6]. Within Earth Observation Systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), workflows are enacted through the orchestration or chaining of services.”

“This workshop will bring together researchers from various projects to exchange knowledge on strategies for earth observation workflows and to identify areas for future collaboration and development. The workshop will be hosted by the Open Source GIS UK conference, to be held at the University of Nottingham on 21st-22nd June 2010. Visit the website here.”