This year, we again attended GO FAIR Implementation Networks Meeting (this time in Hamburg) with our international project Data Stewardship Wizard.Within its Implementation Networks, GO FAIR actively supports the implementation of FAIR principles – Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability a Reusability. The main topic was convergence in terms of finding and reusing standard solutions. The meeting was fascinating, full of exciting information on the border of information technology and work with data in the field of Life Science. From the perspective of our project, this was a great success as we have been mentioned in several presentations by speakers from various major European institutions. At the same time, we made new contacts and started cooperation with others.
As part of our developing cooperation with the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and NSX spin-off that applies the Normalized Systems theory in practice, our PhD students Marek Suchánek, Jan Slifka, and Vojtěch Knaisl again attended the summer school. During the August they worked with experts (including our graduate Peter Uhnák, who is employed at NSX) and professors directly at NSX near Antwerp on their research topics.
Marek continued his work on the topic “Normalized Systems Gateway Ontology for Conceptual Models”, which is the first for the new Double-Degree program between our universities and about which you could read about the CTU website or server novinky.cz (czech only). Jan focused on his topic in which he applies NS theory to the design and creation of a user interface. Vojta area is then evolvable documents and their generation.
This year Pharo Consortium has been accepted as a mentor organisation for
Google Summer of Code.
Once again we’ve taken part in the traditional Smalltalk conference ESUG (European Smalltalk User Group), this time in Maribor, Slovenia.
During the conference, two of our students presented their work related to modeling and Pharo on the IWST17 workshop.
Peter Uhnák presented an approach generating instance models for running systems, and live visualization and debugging of object structures. (presentation, paper).
We wrote post about our OpenPonk tool on the popular portamodeling-languages.com concerned with modeling ideas and tools. You can read the post here: modeling-languages.com/openponk-metamodeling-platform/.
We recommend you fantastic presentation “The Death of Object-Oriented Programming” by Oscar Nierstrasz: