Lindsay Powers (Deputy Director of Earth Science & The HDF Group) has approached me about sessions at the upcoming International Data Week (which includes SciDataCon 2016 & the RDA 8th plenary). I think that the occasion is an excellent opportunity to discuss data formats and granule metadata (and I already expressed my believe that it would be interesting for us), possibly in a joint session involving PaNSIG, Materials, Climate and other communities; certainly something worth discussing at the upcoming RDA plenary.
It would be very helpful to retrieve more feedback (and an opportunity for you to shape the agenda ;-)); so I simply forward Lindsay's "call for expression of interest":
the HDF group is considering proposing a session for the upcoming International Data Week (Denver, CO September 11-16) on data formats and the incorporation of granule metadata to advance cross-disciplinary data sharing. We are interested in better understanding the needs of different research communities in this area. So far we have interest from the Photon and Neutron Data Infrastructure community (PaNSIG and PaNdata) to co-convene a session or 2 if there is sufficient interest and diversity of topics. We are soliciting further interest in the topic and developing session proposals. Please let me know if this topic is of interest to you and if you'd like to participate.