Final Event

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Event venue and date

The event will be held on June 12, 2014 at Bouchout Castle in Meise, Belgium

National Botanic Garden of Belgium
Bouchout Castle
Nieuwelaan 38
1860 Meise, Belgium
Tel. +32 2 260 09 20

Concept and objectives

The aim of this event is to:

  • Present the outcomes/results of the project, including its sustainability perspectives (see below)
  • Discuss sustainability issues

Examples of outcomes/results are:

  • Technical
    • Mark-up pilots
    • Interoperability pilots
    • Preparing the ground for an Open Biodiversity Knowledge System

  • Coordination
    • Strategy for increased cooperation
    • Whitepaper for an optimized dataflow, and descriptions of gaps
    • Workplan and roadmap for the semantic integration of biodiversity literature
    • Report on the state and quality of biosystematics documents and survey reports

  • Legal
    • Draft policy on Open Access for data and information
    • Bouchout Declaration

  • Sustainability
    • Business Models


08:30 - 9:00 Welcome of participants

09:00 - 09:30 Opening session

  • Perspectives for eInfrastructures under Horizon2020 (eInfrastructures Unit, DG Connect, European Commission)
  • Scientific collections in the Digital World (Botanic Garden, Meise)
  • pro-iBiosphere aim, purpose and overview of main achievements (Naturalis)

09:30 - 10:30 Outcomes of the pro-iBiosphere project and lessons learnt (1)

  • Legal issues of copyright and Open Access in the Biodiversity domain ( Plazi)
  • Mark-up solutions for mobilization of Biodiversity literature (MfN)
  • Automated registration of the new taxon names (IPNI, ZooBank, MycoBank)

10:30 - 10:45 Tea/Coffee break

10:45 - 12:30 Outcomes of the pro-iBiosphere project and lessons learnt (2)

  • Persistent identifiers (MfN)
  • Interoperability of taxon treatments (Plazi)
  • Interoperability between e-Infrastructures (FUB-BGBM)
  • Vision of interoperability (Lifewatch, GBIF, BioVel, EuBON, EoL, Global Names)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:15 Towards an Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System (OBKMS)

  • Explaining the OBKMS vision (MfN)
  • Envisioning the OBKMS into a global context (BRDI)
  • Panel discussion (impact of the Declaration)

Signature Ceremony of the Bouchout Declaration

15:15 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee break

15:30 - 17:30 Sustainability perspectives

  • A sustainable business model for pro-iBiospehere
  • Sustainability workshop

17:30 Wrap-up session

18:00 End of meeting followed by a cocktail riche celebration


A selected audience composed of European or global stakeholders likely to take the best advantage of project outputs and to consider a possible involvement in the sustainability phase of the project including e.g. traditional taxonomists, librarians, publishers, web designers, bioinformaticians


Registration is free of charge but compulsory (due to room restrictions). To register, please fill in the online pre-conference questionnaire here.