Thanks for taking the initiative. I find google.docs to be appropriate for this kind of work. If you prefer an open tool, a less advanced option is a riseup.pad
I would like to distinguish between the BONSAI core, which is what is absolutely needed to perform BONSAI footprints, and then have a separate add-on to enable its more general use in Industrial Ecology, mainly an expansion with
the concepts of "stock", "assets" and "behavioural rules" linked to agents. All concepts need to be supported by actual data examples and validations.
Den 2019-03-30 kl. 09.55 skrev Elias Sebastian Azzi:
I guess all of us have an outline in mind for the ontology-related paper. Here is what I have in mind; I guess we can build on it, iterate and agree on a suitable structure and contents.
Not sure if groups.io is the best way to keep track of edits in the long run; not sure that google.drive suits everyone either; GitHub would be public; we use BOX.com internally.
§ Paragraph IE
IE's object of study is SEM.
The accounting of social, environmental and economic flows in time and space.
Many fields of sustainability and decision-making towards sustainability rely on such accounting.
Several approaches can exist: MFA / LCA / IOA; but all share the same structure; despite different vocabularies/inconsistencies (ref).
Call to lift up IE methods: Reference to Pauliuk
Call to generalise: Bo, 2018
§ Paragraph CS
- Ontology definition
- Linked Data, Web of Data, background, e.g. in life sciences and what it has enabled
§ IE and CS
Acknowledge previous efforts: LCA ontologies existing, IE GitHub repo open source,…
Still, as of today:
- Conventional databases, ecoinvent; exiobase, have not yet made the move towards these flexible data structures.
- Remains a challenge to have interoperability between databases
- Validation of databases
- Transparency of assumptions (constructs / system model)
- Updates of databases
§ Bonsai organisation, strech goals, hackhathon
- BONSAI organisation / Working rules / BEP process
- Strech goals; highlight the sub-goal of the ontology group
- Hackhathon, background info
§ Paper's aim
- Describe the ontology developed, providing examples and possible extensions
- Report on BEP process, main choices, alternatives left out + reproducability
§ Outline plan of article
[not sure an IMRaD structure is best suited, maybe better to have numbered section]
Section 2 = BEP process, rules, principles
Section 3 = Ontology description (link to online documentation)
Section 4 = Examples (unlinked, linked)
Section 5 = Advanced example, ideally with actual URIs, online;
Section 6 = Discussion of key choices, extensions per field, future enhancements, validation of rdfs
Section 7 = Conclusions, link to other working groups (e.g. correspondance tables, rdf triplestore)
BEP process, rules, principles
Rules for agreeing; definition; BEPs
- Minimalist principle: core; complementary ontologies for different fields; extensions upcoming
- On the distinction between A and B; for IA: atmospjhere as a process
SECTION 3 Ontology description
Table: 3 columns: Key vocabulary in the ontology; labels as in ontology; other usual names given in different fields (LCA, MFA, IOA, LCC, etc)
Figure: online viz of rdfs
§ Text description of:
- Properties, balanceable properties, …
- Sub activities: market, transport, …
§ External ontologies
§ To add:
EXAMPLE / APPLICATION [Section 4 , 5]
§ Current hosting of the ontology; examples are available at the URIs mentioned and on GitHubRepo
§ Several examples with figures, from simple to complex
Example Raw data; System model
Example with transport, market, impact assessment
DISCUSSION [based on BEPs, Section 6]
- Validation [oops thing]
- Why we have made certain choices
- Alternatives left out
- Extensions: field specific extensions, agent theory (usually lacking in our field), linkages with other resources on WebOfData
- Give one example of "re-use" by others of the ontology: accounting framework for Stockholm municipality (REFLOW project), how it fits in the
ontology (or not) + ref to
CONCLUSIONS / VISION /EXTENSIONS [Section 7]
- how we see them;
- e.g. GDP, economic data
- agent theory (unless we want to add it to the ontology right away)
Pauliuk, S.; Majeau-Bettez, G.; Mutel, C. L.; Steubing, B.; Stadler, K. Lifting Industrial Ecology Modeling to a New Level of Quality and Transparency: A Call for More Transparent Publications
and a Collaborative Open Source Software Framework. J. Ind. Ecol.
19 (6), 937–949; DOI 10.1111/jiec.12316.
Pauliuk, S.; Majeau-Bettez, G.; Müller, D. B. A General System Structure and Accounting Framework for Socioeconomic Metabolism.
J. Ind. Ecol.
19 (5), 728–741; DOI 10.1111/jiec.12306.
Pauliuk, S.; Majeau-Bettez, G.; Müller, D. B.; Hertwich, E. G. Toward a Practical Ontology for Socioeconomic Metabolism.
J. Ind. Ecol.
20 (6), 1260–1272; DOI 10.1111/jiec.12386.
Weidema, B. P.; Schmidt, J.; Fantke, P.; Pauliuk, S. On the Boundary between Economy and Environment in Life Cycle Assessment.
Int. J. Life Cycle Assess.
23 (9), 1839–1846; DOI 10.1007/s11367-017-1398-4.