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Ontology Summit 2014: April 28 & 29, 2014 Symposium (Face-to-Face Workshop)     (1)

The culmination of Ontology Summit 2014 - a 2-day workshop and symposium event in the Greater Washington, DC Area hosted by NCO_NITRD. The event will be held at the NSF Stafford Place (near the Ballston Station of the DC Metro - Arlington, Virginia) and will support both face-to-face (on-site) and virtual (remote) participation! ... Participation is free of charge.     (1A)

Theme: Ontology Summit 2014: Big Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology     (1C)

9th in the series of a 3-month annual event by and for the Ontology Community and their collaborators. This Summit is co-organized by Ontolog, NIST, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO_NITRD     (1C1)

Since the beginnings of the Semantic Web, ontologies have played key roles in the design and deployment of new semantic technologies. Yet over the years, the level of collaboration between the Semantic Web and Applied Ontology communities has been much less than expected. Within Big Data applications, ontologies appear to have had little impact.     (1D1)
This year's Ontology Summit is an opportunity for building bridges between the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Big Data, and Applied Ontology communities. On the one hand, the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and Big Data communities can bring a wide array of real problems (such as performance and scalability challenges and the variety problem in Big Data) and technologies (automated reasoning tools) that can make use of ontologies. On the other hand, the Applied Ontology community can bring a large body of common reusable content (ontologies) and ontological analysis techniques. Identifying and overcoming ontology engineering bottlenecks is critical for all communities.     (1D2)
Ontology Summit 2014 will pose and address the primary challenges in these areas of interaction among the different communities. The Summit activities will bring together insights and methods from these different communities, synthesize new insights, and disseminate knowledge across field boundaries.     (1D3)
In the course of the Symposium, we shall distill the results from this summit's 3.5 months of research, discourse, analysis, synthesis and to present this knowledge in the form of presentations and a broadly distributed communique collective produced by the participants of this OntologySummit.     (1D4)

Session Details     (1D5)

  • Discussions and Q & A:     (1D5F)
    • Nominally, when a presentation is in progress, the moderator will mute everyone, except for the speaker.     (1D5F1)
    • To un-mute, press "*7" ... To mute, press "*6" (please mute your phone, especially if you are in a noisy surrounding, or if you are introducing noise, echoes, etc. into the conference line.)     (1D5F2)
    • we will usually save all questions and discussions till after all presentations are through. You are encouraged to jot down questions onto the chat-area in the mean time (that way, they get documented; and you might even get some answers in the interim, through the chat.)     (1D5F3)
    • During the Q&A / discussion segment (when everyone is muted), If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please raise your hand (virtually) by clicking on the "hand button" (lower right) on the chat session page. You may speak when acknowledged by the session moderator (again, press "*7" on your phone to un-mute). Test your voice and introduce yourself first before proceeding with your remarks, please. (Please remember to click on the "hand button" again (to lower your hand) and press "*6" on your phone to mute yourself after you are done speaking.)     (1D5F4)
  • For those who cannot join us, or who have further questions or remarks on the summit topic and content, please post them to the [ ontology-summit ] listserv so that everyone in the community can benefit from the discourse.     (1D5G)
  • Please note that this session may be recorded, and if so, the audio/video archive is expected to be made available as open content, along with the proceedings of the call to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1D5J)

Resources     (1E)

Program / Agenda     (1F)

Sunday, April 27, 2014     (1G)

Participants who are in Arlington Sunday evening and interested in joining up for a pre-symposium dinner can meet at the lobby of the Westin Arlington Gateway (the conference hotel) at 7:00pm.     (1G1)

Monday, April 28, 2014     (1H)

Day 1: ... [ Archives ]     (1H1)

8:30 am: Breakfast and Introduction     (1H2)

9:00 am: Welcome - George Strawn, Director, NCO_NITRD ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H3)

9:10 am: General Ontology Summit Symposium Introductions and Information - Ram D. Sriram and Tim Finin, Symposium Co-chairs ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H4)

9:20 am: Ontology Summit Opening Remarks - Leo Obrst and Michael Grüninger, Ontology Summit 2014 General Co-chairs ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H5)

9:30 am: Keynote 1: "Accelerating Innovation in big Data: From Data to Knowledge to Action" - Dr. Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director, CISE, National Science Foundation (see https://www.nsf.gov/cise/bios/farnam.jsp) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H6)

10:30 am �� 11:00am �� Break     (1H7)

11:00 am: Summary Report: Track-C Overcoming Ontology Engineering Bottlenecks - Co-Champions: Matthew West, Krzysztof Janowicz, Pascal Hitzler (remote-presentation by MatthewWest) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H8)

11:45 am: Summary Report: Track-B Making use of Ontologies: Tools, Services, and Techniques - Co-Champions: Christoph Lange, Alan Rector (remote-presentation by ChristophLange) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H9)

12:30 �� 2:00 pm: Lunch on your own     (1H10)

2:00 pm: Keynote 2: "Data at the NIH: Some Early Thoughts" - Dr. Philip Bourne, Associate Director for Data Sciences, NIH (see http://www.sdsc.edu/~bourne/) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H11)

3:00 pm: Summary Report: Track-A Common Reusable Semantic Content - Co-Champions: Mike Bennett, GaryBergCross, Andrea Westerinen ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H12)

3:45 pm: Summary Report: Track-D Tackling the Variety Problem in Big Data - Co-champions: Ken Baclawski, Anne Thessen (remote-presentation) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H13)

4:30 pm: Community Resources, Outreach, Web Site, Program Management and Production Discussions     (1H14)

5:15 pm: Remarks: The Ontology Summit Operation in Perspective �� Peter P. Yim [15 min] ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1H18)

5:30 pm: End of Day 1 Business     (1H21)

6:30 pm: Group Dinner at The Front Page (4201 Wilson Boulevard, RSVP, map)     (1H22)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014     (1I)

Day 2: ... [ Archives ]     (1I1)

8:30 am: Breakfast and Networking ... [ agenda slides ]     (1I2)

9:00 am: Keynote 3: "6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast" - Mr. Daniel Kaufman, Director Information Innovation Office, DARPA (see http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/I2O/Personnel/Mr__Daniel_Kaufman.aspx) ... [ slides available in real time on shared-screen only ] [ audio ]     (1I3)

10:00 am: Presentation of the OntologySummit2014_Communique �� Co-lead Editors: Michael Grüninger and Leo Obrst ... [ Communique Final Draft ] [ audio ]     (1I4)

10:45 am: Affirmation of Communiqu�� by community - Communiqu�� and Publication Track Co-champions: Todd Schneider and Francesca Quattri     (1I5)

11:00 am �� 11:15 am: Break     (1I6)

11:15 am: Hackathon Project Reports �� (Co-champions): Anatoly Levenchuk, Dan Brickley (KenBaclawski, Advisor)     (1I7)

Moderators: Tim Finin / Ram D. Sriram - Overview: Anatoly Levenchuk [5 min.] (remote-presentation) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1I8)

  • Reference data for Anime and Manga: Semantic Linking and Publishing of Diverse Data-Sets (Team lead: VictorAgroskin) [12~15 min] (remote-presentation) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1I9)
  • Ontology Design Patterns and Semantic Abstractions in Ontology Integration (Team lead: MikeBennett) [12~15 min] ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1I10)
  • Optimized SPARQL performance management via native API (Team lead: VictorChernov) [12~15 min] (remote-presentation) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1I11)
  • Ontohub Consolidation (Team lead: Till Mossakowski, OliverKutz) [12~15 min] (remote-presentation) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1I12)
  • An ontological catalog of ontology and metadata vocabulary characteristics relevant to suitability for semantic web and big data applications (a.k.a. VOCREF: Vocabulary and Ontology Characteristics Relevant to Evaluation of Fitness) (Team lead: AmandaVizedom) [12~15 min] ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1I13)
  • Semantic Annotation of the Ontolog Community Environment (SAOCE) (Team lead: KenBaclawski) [12~15 min] (remote-presentation) ... [ slides ] [ audio ]     (1I14)

12:45 pm �� 2:00 pm: Lunch on your own     (1I15)

2:00 pm: Panel: Big Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology: The Future - Co-chairs: Michael Grüninger & Leo Obrst ... [ discussion questions ] [ audio ]     (1I16)

Panelists:     (1I17)

3:30 pm: Conclusion & Next Steps:     (1I23)

4:00 pm: Symposium Adjourn     (1I27)

4:00 - 5:30 pm: BOF sessions     (1I28)

5:30 pm: Adjourn     (1I30)

Transcript of the online chat during the session     (1J)

Mon 2014.04.28     (1J1)

(for better clarity, the version below is a [ re-organized and lightly edited chat-transcript].)     (1J3)

Participants are welcome to make light edits to their own contributions as they see fit.     (1J4)

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Tue 2014.04.29     (1J7)

(for better clarity, the version below is a [ re-organized and lightly edited chat-transcript].)     (1J9)

Participants are welcome to make light edits to their own contributions as they see fit.     (1J10)

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Audio (Video) Recording of the Workshop Sessions     (1K)


For the records ...     (1K5)

How To Join Remotely (while the session is in progress)     (1L)



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