Workshop WG5: Coordination of efforts with existing networks and groups working on standardization in citizen science

Workshop WG5: Coordination of efforts with existing networks and groups working on standardization in citizen science


Photo by Jakub Trojan

Type: Working Group Meeting
Location: Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic
Date: 2. – 3. 3. 2020
Duration: 2 days
Status: registration in progress
Contact: Luigi Ceccaroni, Jakub Trojan

Deadline for applications: 14th February 2020

Background of the meeting

The main goal is to move ahead with the Project Metadata Model (PMM) and the Dataset Metadata Model in the meaning of the model alignments/overlaps/additions, model implementation and the future of further development. Besides these targets, we will also focus on the finalization of the WG 5 tasks and deliverables.

With respect to the CS book and relevant chapters (especially Knowledge representation in Citizen Science), we will also focus on ontology as a sensor web enablement profile for citizen science, which should be recognized by OGC. Publication of a chapter describing WG5 work and decisions about the representation of the participant will be an important focus of the meeting.



2nd March

9:30 – 10:00

Logistics and morning coffee

10:00 - 12:00

Introduction of the participants, an overview of the general agenda

  • Where we are in fulfilling the WG tasks/deliverables
  • Discussion about the decision of participant representation
  • Update on the submission of a formal proposal with its latest results to the CSA International WG on Citizen Science Data and Metadata

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 15:00

Model alignments, overlaps and additions

  • Discussing the alignment of the next version of the Project Metadata Model (PMM) and the Dataset Metadata Model (DMM) to the proposal of COST Action’s WG 5
  • Collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium Interoperability Experiment and WeObserve
  • Planning for using and testing the proposed models (e.g., in the context of Earth Day 2020, and the OGC CitSci Interoperability Experiment)

15:00 - 15:30

coffee break

15:30 - 18:00

Work on model implementation

  • Publishing an updated version of the PMM and DMM on GitHub
  • Practical implementation of the model: involve ECSA, CSA, ACSA, and CSGP in the definition of an agenda for model implementation, and possibly as hosts for interoperable catalogs of citizen science projects and data (or to provide guidelines on the use of existing solutions for this purpose)
  • Discussion on including a dedicated section in the websites of ECSA, CSA, ACSA, the COST Action and CSGP, explaining this initiative and providing introductory information

19:00 – 21:00

Dinner (self paid)


3rd March

9:00 – 9:30

Logistics and morning coffee

9:30 - 12:00

The future of the model

  • The need to be open to extensions/profiles related to more diverse outcomes such as policy impact, mathematical theorems, hardware, societal impacts
  • The need for communication pieces to help practitioners navigate through the various standards and profiles easily (e.g., a ‘choose your own adventure’ approach)

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 15:00

Closing remarks


How to Apply

Applicants are requested to:

  • Fill out the application form 
  • Prepare and upload a 250-word motivation letter, expressing their interest in the workshop.
  • Prepare and upload a short CV - max 2 pages. In the same document containing the CV, if applicable, also describe their role/contribution in/to the COST Action 15212 (e.g., Working Group Member, contributor to a publication, etc.).

Please upload your CV and motivation letter in the application form!

The organizing committee will assess the eligible contributions following these criteria:

  • Expertise relevant to this workshop (max. 5 score points).
  • Interest of the submitted contribution to the WG and Action goals (max. 5 score points)


Practical information: Travel

Traveling to Uherské Hradiště

Traveling to Uherské Hradiště is most comfortable using the combination of plain and train. It is recommended to use the Vienna International Airport (Schwechat) and buy a train ticket from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Uherské Hradiště. In the airport, take a train to Wien Hauptbahnhof (S-Bahn), the interval is about 30 minutes (do not take the CAT train, it would take you to the city center and not to the main train station). In the Wien Hauptbahnhof, take a train to Staré Město u Uherského Hradiště. There is a direct train to Staré Město u Uherského Hradiště (recommended) or with a transfer in Břeclav. There is a connecting train from Staré Město u Uherského Hradiště to Uherské Hradiště (one stop, 10 minutes) or you can use bus (about 10 CZK) or taxi (about 200 CZK).

There are, however, other international airports. The Czech main airport – Prague Vaclav Havel airport or Bratislava airport (Slovakia). Alternatively, you can use some smaller nearby international airports in Brno or Ostrava (only with low-cost carriers). All of them have good train/bus connections with Staré Město u Uherského Hradiště/Uherské Hradiště. We recommend flying to Vienna since it is the closest and fastest connection (about 2 and a half hours by train from the airport). For timetables and booking of tickets (it’s recommended to book in advance) see

The city of Uherské Hradiště is a compact town and almost everything is accessible due to short walking distance. Nevertheless, there are buses connecting the city center with the city parts.


(picture source: The city of Uherské Hradiště,

Contact person:

  • Jakub Trojan +420 774 252 817 (also for Telegram), trojan [at] utb [dot] cz


Practical information: The venue of the event and the city of Uherské Hradiště

Meeting Venue – Conference room in Hotel Grand Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Tomas Bata University

Attention! Change of meeting place: The meeting will be in the conference room in Hotel Grand (  

will be h osted by the Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Tomas Bata University ( - the green building “UH 1”. The faculty itself is located within the formal military barracks, which underwent a successful conversion. It is close to the city center with very good services around (accommodation, shopping, dining, leisure facilities) with free parking places in front of the building.

The distance on foot is only 12 minutes:

Uherské Hradiště

Uherské Hradiště is a very nice and old city in the Zlín Region in the Czech Republic, situated in the historical land of Moravia. It is located 23 km southwest of Zlín on the Morava River. It is the capital of the Uherské Hradiště District. The town itself has a population of around 25,000. The agglomeration with the two neighboring towns of Staré Město and Kunovice has over 38,000 people.

The town was founded in 1257 by the Czech King Otakar II. The town is the center of Moravian Slovakia (Slovácko), a region known for its characteristic folklore, music, costumes, traditions and production of wine. The city center is historically preserved (Wikipedia, 2020). For more information, see the official web page of the city (


In Uherské Hradiště there are several very good possibilities of accommodation. Good food and drink (particularly a beer) are slightly cheaper in comparison to most European countries. From the hotels located directly in the city center and very close (short walking distance) to our meeting venue, you can choose via or directly from their websites, e.g.:



CZK per night

EUR (approx.)



Hotel a restaurace Koníček ***



Hotel Šarovec ****



Hotel Mlýnská ***



Hotel Slunce ****



Ubytování hostel Eduha



Hotel Grand ***



Penzion s wellness ***



Please note that we did not negotiate any special prices for the meeting participants.



The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (koruna), abbreviated as Kč, with the international abbreviation CZK. The final price is always rounded off to the nearest crown value. The approximate value of 100 CZK is 4 EUR. You won’t be able to use foreign currency. You can pay directly with contactless bank cards (+ Apple/Google Pay) almost everywhere. There are cash machines in the city center and there are also some currency exchange offices in the city center.

Please note that there is no ATM or currency exchange in the Staré Město u Uherského Hradiště train station and if you take a bus/taxi from this station, you will need CZK in cash (no possibility to pay by card).

Meeting Venue

Hotel Grand,
349, Palackého náměstí, Mojmír I,

Tomas Bata University in Zlin,
Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management
Studentské nám. 1532

686 01 Uherské Hradiště
Czech Republic




Monday, March 2, 2020 - 09:30 to Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 15:00
Hotel Grand
68601 Uherské Hradiště
Czech Republic