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The Ontolog Community     (2)

Welcome to our "open dialog in ontology"! ... (ref. Ontolog in one slide)     (2A)

ONTOLOG (a.k.a. "Ontolog Forum") is an open, international, virtual community of practice devoted to advancing the field of ontology, ontological engineering and semantic technology, and advocating their adoption into mainstream applications and international standards.     (2B)

If you want to find out "What is an ontology?", this would be a good start, ... joining us would help too!     (2C)

The Ontolog Board of Trustees jointly oversee the activities of the Ontolog Community.     (2D)

News & Announcements     (2E)

All Ontolog events are open. Anyone who is interested, or (better still) who may have something to contribute is welcome to join us. Kindly refer to individual event details on their respective session pages (which you can link to) below. Please make sure you are aware of our IPR policy that is applicable, though, before participating.     (2E1)

... see also:     (2E37)

Discussion Forum Archives / File Workspace & Repository / Meetings & Conference Calls     (2F)

Charter of Ontolog (a.k.a. the "Ontolog Forum")     (2G)

Ontolog is an open, international, virtual community of practice, whose membership will:     (2G1)

  • Discuss practical issues and strategies associated with the development and application of both formal and informal ontologies.     (2G2)
  • Identify ontological engineering approaches that might be applied to the UBL effort, as well as to the broader domain of eBusiness standardization efforts.     (2G3)
  • Strive to advance the field of ontological engineering and semantic technologies, and to help move them into main stream applications.     (2G4)

Communities of Practice Initiatives, Projects & Programs     (2H)

  • Regular Ontolog Community Activities (mostly virtual events)     (2H1)
    • MeetingsCalls - weekly conference calls, workshops, ...     (2H1A)
      • Our regular weekly conference calls are on Thursdays starting 17:30 UTC (refer to the Meetings Calls page for details). All meetings are open. Members of the community have a standing invitation to join us. When we do not have a scheduled event, the this time-slot will be used for operations planning and review by active members of the community.     (2H1A1)
    • Ontolog Invited Speaker Sessions, Panel Discussions and other related Events - please access the archived material (which forms the body of knowledge that this community is building together)by browsing our list of Past Events or our Meetings Calls page.     (2H1B)

To add a project or initiative (after starting it in accordance with our community process),     (2H2)

please contact Peter P. Yim so he can add a bullet below with the project name, start     (2H3)

a wiki homepage as well as the mailing list(s) and the shared-file directory for it.     (2H4)

A project page template is available as an optional guide.     (2H5)

Ontolog Community Wiki     (3)

This is the ONTOLOG Community Wiki, an integral part of its Collaborative Work Environment ("CWE"). The wiki is intended for use by trusted team and community members of Projects and Communities of Practice (CoP's) for collaborative documentation. What we have here is a read-and-write web, as opposed to the ordinary web pages that you can only read from with your browser. Treat this as the restaurant napkin that you can sketch on, to share your idea with people sitting around the table. Except, this time, the wiki is your napkin, and the people you are sharing your idea with can be all around the world, sitting in front of their computers (or other computing devices) connected to the Internet; and they don't even necessarily have to be there at the same time you are sketching.     (3A)

Please login (see: upper right corner, or create an account if you have not already done so) with a "WikiWord" styled user name (like "JaneDoe" or "AbrahamLincoln") for yourself before you proceed with a wiki authoring/editing session. We also recommend the use of a password (just use something simple, as this is not a secured site) so that your identity does not get spoofed too easily. After log-in, the "Edit text of this page" link will be activated at the lower-left corner of every page on the wiki. Text formatting rules for this flavor of wiki can be found at the TextFormattingRules page. For other guidelines to working with this Wiki, please read our WikiProcessGuide and WikiStyleGuide. First time users should read up on wikis at WhatIsaWiki and then play in the SandBox. If you are wondering what all that "" is about, take a look at PurpleNumbers.     (3B)

Editing of any wiki page can be done (after one has logged in) by loading that page on your browser, and then click on the "Edit text of this page" at the lower left corner of the page. Do your edits in the editing dialog box, then click on the "Save" button to update the page. Optionally, one may click on the "Preview" button to see what the new edits look like, or make an entry to "Summarize changes" to help you remember what that edit session entailed.     (3C)

Noteworthy Events from the Past     (3D)

Podcast of the audio archives for the recorded events below are available:     (3D1)

Subscribe to RSS feed using iTunes, Firefox (with appropriate plug-in), Podnova,     (3D2)

or other podcast/RSS compatible, sites, client apps, and browsers by clicking here.     (3D3)

e.g. For iPod users: one can discover our content from doing a search through the Apple Podcasts (via iTunes),     (3D4)

  • The OntologySummit2013_Hackathon_Clinics Program will be taking place over the three Saturdays, 30-Mar-2013, 6-Apr-2013 & 13-Apr-2013 - Seven (7) projects are being featured - Participants can join us for the whole day's activities, and observers might be interested to dial into each project's "open webcast segment" of their workday - see access details under the Hackathon-Clinics Master Calendar     (3D29)
  • 2012_05_10 - Thursday: "Fostering 'Big Open Data' in government through Open Collaboration - invited presentation on NYCFacets and introduction to New York City's "Open" initiatives" - Co-chairs: Jeanne Holm & Peter P. Yim - Panelists: ChrisMusialek, AndrewNicklin & JoelNatividad - ConferenceCall_2012_05_10 ... Full proceedings of the session are now on archive!     (3D65)
  • 2010_12_03 - Friday: 3rd Annual Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) Workshop - full day at USGS National Center at Reston, Virginia, USA (with remote participation support) - see: SOCoP/Workshop_Agenda_2010_12_03     (3D112)
  • 16-Jul-2009 - Thursday: "Integrated tools for ontology development and management: A field guide to the Stanford technology" - Chair: Professor Mark Musen (Stanford) - Panelists: Dr. Tania Tudorache, Dr. Tim Redmond & Dr. Natasha Noy - Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2009_07_16 ... Audio archive of the session is available!     (3D152)
  • 18-Jun-2009 - Thursday: Announcing the newly formed "International Association for Ontology and its Applications     (3D153)

(IAOA)" by members of the IAOA Executive Council - Dr. Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR), Professor John Bateman (Bremen) , Dr. Stefano Borgo (ISTC-CNR), Dr. Paul Buitelaar (DERI), Dr. Antony Galton (Exeter), Professor Michael Grüninger (Toronto), Professor Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka), Professor Mark Musen (Stanford), Dr. Leo Obrst (MITRE), Dr. Laure Vieu (IRIT-CNRS) and Mr. Peter P. Yim (Ontolog) ... Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2009_06_18 ... Audio archive of the session is available!     (3D154)

  • 12-February-2009, Thursday: SemanticWiki mini-series Session-5: "Semantic Wiki Applications & Use Cases (2): horizontal applications" - Co-chairs: Dr. Li Ding (RPI) & Dr. Jie Bao (RPI) - Panelists: Mr. Yaron Koren on "External Data in Semantic MediaWiki", Mr. Philipp Zaltenbach on "MWSearch", Professor Peter Dolog on "Tag Based Recommendations in KIWI", Mr. Mike Axelrod on "Fostering collaboration and wiki culture in a large corporate environment", Mr. Marc Feickert on "FamilySearch" and Mr. JoelNatividad on "Visualizing Semantic Inline Query Results with SRF-Ploticus" - Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2009_02_12 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D163)
  • 5-February-2009, Thursday: Ontolog Invited Speaker Presentation - Mr. Aldo Gangemi & Dr. Valentina Presutti on "Pattern-based Ontology Design" - Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2009_02_05 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D164)
  • Thursday, 04-December-2008 - Joint Ontolog-OOR Panel Session: "Ontology Registry and Repository Technology & Infrastructure Landscape - II     (3D168)

" - Co-chair: Dr. Paul Buitelaar and Mr. Peter P. Yim - Panelist: Dr. Mathieu d'Aquin, Mr. Matthew Horridge and Dr. Paul Buitelaar - Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2008_12_04 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D169)

  • Thursday, 16-October-2008 - "Emerging Ontology Showcase" mini-series panel session-2 - co-chaired by Professor Ken Baclawski (Northeastern University) and Mr. Mike Bennett (Hypercube Ltd., UK). This panel session-2 is featuring Sven Van Poucke, MD (Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Genk, Belgium) who will give a talk entitled: "Ontologists and Domain Experts focusing on Chronic Wounds : Different Worlds on the Same Planet?," and Professor Martin Hepp (Bundeswehr University, Munich, Germany) who will present on: "The Good Relations Ontology: Making Semantic Web-based E-Commerce a Reality." Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2008_10_16 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D172)
  • Thursday, 25-September-2008 - Kick-off session for the "Emerging Ontology Showcase" mini-series co-championed by Professor Ken Baclawski (Northeastern University) and Mr. Mike Bennett (Hypercube Ltd., UK). This panel session-1 of the mini-series featured Mr. Mike Bennett (Hypercube Ltd., London UK) who gave a talk on: "The EDM Council Semantics Repository: Building global consensus for the Financial Services Industry," and Mr. MikeBergman (Zitgist LLC) who presented on: "UMBEL: A Lightweight Subject Reference Structure for the Web." Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2008_09_25 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D173)
  • Thursday, 19-Jun-2008 - invited speaker Dr. Mark Greaves (Director, Knowledge Systems from Vulcan, Inc.) gave a talk entitled: "Knowledge Representation in Practice: Project Halo and the Semantic Web." Please refer to details on the session page, at: ConferenceCall_2008_06_19 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D178)
  • Thursday, 29-May-2008 - NASA-Ontolog-KMWG presented the 8th and Concluding Event in their "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)" mini-series. Speakers from NASA, Ms. Jeanne Holm (NASA/JPL) and Mr. Andrew Schain (NASA/HQ) present on: "Connecting People Through Semantics, and OKDMS Series Summary." This session was chaired by Ms. Holm. and was featured both as an augmented conference call and simultaneously on NASA's ��SecondLife: Explorer Island�� virtual world settings. Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2008_05_29 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D181)
  • Thursday, 08-May-2008 - NASA-Ontolog-KMWG presented the 7th event in their "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)" mini-series. Professor Yochai Benkler (Harvard) is invited to join session co-chair, Ms. Susan Turnbull & Ms. Jeanne Holm to give a talk on: "Cooperation, Human Systems Design, and Peer Production." This virtual event is, again, offered both in our normal augmented conference call settings, as well as concurrently at the NASA/JPL Explorer Island in the "Second Life" virtual world settings. Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2008_05_08 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D182)
  • 25-Mar-2008 - Ontolog events are now posted onto a OntologGoogleGroupCalendar. Thanks to Dr. Jie Bao (Tetherless World Constellation, RPI) who suggested that we do it, made this first instance happen, and has agreed to help with maintaining that calendar for the community initially.     (3D188)
  • Thursday, 13-Mar-2008 - Mr. James Bryce Clark from the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) gave a talk entitled: "Practical lurches towards semantic interoperability: standards mash-ups in production and in development." Please refer to details on the session page, at: ConferenceCall_2008_03_13 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D190)
  • Thursday, 21-Febuary-2008 - NASA-Ontolog-KMWG presented the 4th event in their "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)" mini-series. Mr. Giora Hadar (FAA) and Dr. Michael Kull (NRC) were invited to join session chair, Ms. Jeanne Holm (NASA/JPL) to present on: "How Knowledge Management Supports Decision Making in the (US) Federal Government." This virtual event was, again, offered both in our normal augmented conference call settings, as well as concurrently at the NASA/JPL Explorer Island in the "Second Life" virtual world settings. Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2008_02_21 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D193)
  • Thursday, 14-February-2008 - Ontolog Panel Discussion: "Ontology Applications in Emergency Response (Take-2)" - Session co-chairs: Mr. Rex Brooks & Dr. Bob Smith, along with panelists: Ms. ElysaJones, Mr. DavidWebber and Ms. Michelle Raymond jointly put forth their position: "Resolved: Effective Emergency Response Management Requires Ontology as an Organizing Principle, and Ontology Applications in Practice" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2008_02_14 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D194)
  • Thursday, 31-Jan-2008 - Professor Dr. John Bateman from the University of Bremen (Germany) was our invited speaker. He and his colleagues gave a talk entitled: "Ontology Structuring Mechanisms and Ontological Modularity: ongoing research and targeted applications" on work by himself (Prof. Dr. JohnBateman), Dr. Till Mossakowski, Dr. Oliver Kutz and Ms. JoanaHois. Please refer to details on the session page, at: ConferenceCall_2008_01_31 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D196)
  • Thursday, 17-January-2008 - NASA-Ontolog-KMWG presents the 3rd event in their "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)" mini-series. Mr. Tom Soderstrom (NASA/JPL), Ms. Jeanne Holm (NASA/JPL) (Session Chair) & Ms. Marcela Oliva were invited to prsesent on the topic: "Creating Informational and Virtual Space for Knowledge Sharing." This virtual event was, again, offered both in our normal augmented conference call settings, as well as concurrently at the NASA/JPL Explorer Island in the "Second Life" virtual world settings. Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2008_01_17 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D198)
  • Thursday, 10-January-2008 - Ontolog had a Presentation and Panel Discussion, entitled: "Semantic Interoperability in Health Informatics: Lessons Learned" with Panelists: Mr. Marc Wine (co-chair), Mr. Rex Brooks (co-chair), Dr. MichaelCummens & Professor SaulRosenberg. Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2008_01_10 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D199)
  • Thursday, 6-Dec-2007 - Professor Mark Musen, Head of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (formerly Stanford Medical Informatics) and PI of the National Center for Biomedical Ontology research consortium, was our invited speakers. Professor Musen gave a talk on: "If we build it, will they come? Social-engineering of new technology to disseminate biomedical ontologies." Please refer to details on the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2007_12_06 ... Audio archives of the session are now available!     (3D201)
  • Thursday, 08-Nov-2007 - A series of activities representing a NASA-Ontolog-KMWG collaboration was launched on this date. Entitled: "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)," this mini-series is co-organized by a team of individuals from various related communities passionate about creating the opportunity for an inter-community, collaborative exploration of the intersection between Ontology, Knowledge Management and Decision Support, that could eventually lead us toward "Better Decision Making." Ms. Jeanne Holm, Chief Knowledge Architect of NASA/JPL, and Mr. Andrew Schain, Chief Technology Officer at NASA/HQ spoke and gave us the NASA story on the subject. This virtual event was offered in our normal augmented conference call settings, and simultaneously at the NASA/JPL Explorer Island in the "Second Life" virtual world settings. Please refer to details on the session page at: ConferenceCall_2007_11_08 ... Audio archives of the session are now available!     (3D202)
  • Thursday, 25-Oct-2007 - Ms. Jeanne Holm and Mr. Charles White from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, gave a talk and demonstration on: "Sharing Knowledge in Second Life" in preparation for the NASA-Ontolog "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)" mini-series, as the pre-OKMDS-series tutorial on getting people ready on the Second Life virtual world. Please refer to details on the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2007_10_25 ... This marked the first time an Ontolog event was presented both in 'real world' and 'virtual world' settings, thanks to our NASA/JPL friends! ... our 'Second Life' session screen-shots and Audio archives of the session are now available!     (3D203)
  • Thursday, 18-Oct-2007 - Dr. Matthew West and Dr. Leo Obrst presented the 11th session in the "Database And Ontology" series - Dr. Alan Wu from Oracle's Database Semantic Technologies Group was our invited speaker. This is the second of the two-part presentation from Oracle and was focused more on Oracle's OWL Inferencing implementation. Dr. Wu's talk was entitled: "A Scalable RDBMS-Based Inference Engine for RDFS/OWL." Please refer to details at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2007_10_18 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D204)
  • Thursday, 11-Oct-2007 - Dr. Timothy Redmond, Chief Architect of Protégé from the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (formerly Stanford Medical Informatics) and Mr. Peter Yim, CEO of CIM3 were our invited speakers. They presented on: "CODS -- a Collaborative Ontology Development Service & Infrastructure" and "Distributed Ontology Development with Protégé." Please refer to details on the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2007_10_11 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D205)
  • Thursday, 4-Oct-2007 - Dr. Tania Tudorache from the Stanford Protégé team was our invited speaker. She presented a talk on: "Collaborative Ontology Development in Protégé." Please refer to details on the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2007_10_04 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D206)
  • Thursday, 6-Sep-2007 - Mr. Adam Pease, CEO of Articulate Software will be our invited speaker and gave us an update on SUMO in his talk entitled: "The Suggested Upper Merged Ontology at Age 7: Progress and Promise". Please refer to details on the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2007_09_06 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D207)
  • Thursday, 23-August-2007 - Mr. Jason R. Baron, Director of Litigation for NARA (the US National Archives and Records Administration) was our invited speaker, who gave a talk on: "Lawyers, Language, and Legal Risk: Emerging Issues in E-Discovery" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2007_08_23 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D208)

information and records management.     (3D210)

  • Thursday, 05-Jul-2007 - Dr. Matthew West presented the 9th Event in the "Database And Ontology" Mini-Series - Chris Partridge from the BORO Center, UK was our invited speaker. He gave a talk on "Data and process revisited: ontology driving a paradigm shift in the development of business application systems." ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2007_07_05 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D213)
  • Thursday, 10-May-2007 - Dr. Matthew West will be presenting the 7th Event in the "Database And Ontology" Mini-Series - Professor Tatiana Malyuta from the City University of New York was our invited speaker and gave a talk on "Interaction of Ontology and Database in the Information System" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2007_05_10 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D215)
  • Thursday, 8-March-2007 - Dr. Matthew West presented the 5th Event in the "Database And Ontology" Mini-Series - Dr. Adrian Walker, CTO of Reengineering LLC., was our invited speaker. He gave a talk on "Usability, Databases and Ontologies" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2007_03_08 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D219)
  • Thursday, 1-March-2007 - Dr. Tom Gruber, the ex-Stanford scientist who defined the term "ontology" in the sense we apply to its use in computer science, artificial intelligence and the semantic web these days, was our invited speaker. Dr. Gruber's talk was on: "Grande Challenges for Ontology Design" ... Please refer to details. at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2007_03_01 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D220)
  • Thursday, 11-January-2007 - Professor Werner Ceusters, from the Ontology Research Group (ORG) of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), presented to the community his talk entitled: "Realism-based Change Management for Quality Assurance in Ontologies and Data Repositories" as the 3rd event in the "Ontology Measurement & Evaluation" Mini-Series ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2007_01_11 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D225)
  • Thursday, 4-January-2007 - we presented the 3rd Event in the "Database And Ontology" Mini-Series - Ms. Elisa Kendall, CEO and Founder of Sandpiper Software was our invited speaker again. She presented a talk on "The Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM): Motivation & Brief Introduction" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2007_01_04 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D226)
  • Thursday, 14-December-2006 - [[ChristopherChute|Professor Christopher Chute, MD DrPH]], from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester, MN, US) presented his invited talk entitled: "The Lexical Grid Project: LexGrid" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2006_12_14 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D228)
  • Thursday, 16-November-2006 - Mr. Peter Yim (CEO of CIM3) will be gave a tutorial on: "A Guide to Collaborating at Ontolog: Sharing files, discussions and the wiki on the Ontolog collaborative work environment" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at: TutorialSession_2006_11_16     (3D230)
  • Thursday, 16-November-2006 - we will be presenting the 2nd Event in the "Database And Ontology" Mini-Series - Dr. Matthew West (Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager of Shell International Petroleum Company Limited) presented his invited talk entitled: "From Ontology to Data Model: Choices and Design Decisions" as the 2nd session in the Ontolog "Database and Ontology" mini-series ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2006_11_16 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D231)
  • Thursday, 02-Nov-2006 conference call was devoted to (a) testing out a new conference calling service (which supports both landline and skype calls); (b) Ontolog community planning, and (c) coordinating the ONION project startup within the Ontolog community. ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2006_11_02 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!     (3D232)
  • Thursday, 26-October-2006 - Dr. Pat Hayes from the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition ("IHMC") was our invited speaker. His presentation was entitled: "A logic for ontology interoperation" where he talked about "Common Logic (CL) and its extension, IKL" - a system of logical notations and formalisms that can act as an expressive foundation for ontology interchange. CL is currently going through ISO approval to become "ISO Common Logic". Please refer to details on the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2006_10_26 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D233)
  • Thursday, October 5, 2006 - Ontolog Community Planning Session (Facilitator: KurtConrad) - Thursday ConferenceCall_2006_10_05 ... proceedings and Audio archive of the session are now available! (note that the audio recording are for archival purposes and has not been made available on podcast!)     (3D237)
  • Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Professor Alan Rector, from the University of Manchester (United Kingdom) presented to the community his talk entitled: "Terminologies and Ontologies: What are they for? What would it mean to QA an ontology (specifically in healthcare?)" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2006_09_14 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D238)
  • Thursday, August 17, 2006 - Dr. York Sure, Assistant Professor at the Institute AIFB of the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and currently visiting researcher at Stanford University (USA), presented to the community his talk entitled: "What does Sparkling Wine have to do with Semantics?" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2006_08_17 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D239)

Oriented Architecture". Expert panelists invited to brief the session will include Mr. Ron Schmelzer (Zapthink), Dr. Ken Laskey (MITRE) and Ms. Rebekah Metz (Booz Allen Hamilton) ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2006_08_10 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D241)

  • We had our 3rd Ontolog Face-to-Face meetings July 23~26, 2006. As was the case last time, we were holding it in conjunction with the year's 9th International Protégé Conference. The main venue for the event was at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Our theme this year wass: "Natural, Semi-Formal, and Formal Ontologies: Bridging the Layers, Limits, and Lacunas." We had a full-day workshop on July 23, participated at the Protégé Conference proper, made a visit to the SRI Artificial Intelligence Center on July 25, and held other social events. ... Please refer to details and proceedings on the wiki page at OntologWorkshop_July_2006     (3D242)
  • Dr. Patrick Cassidy of MITRE presented on Thursday, July 13, 2006, his talk entitled: "Defining Vocabularies, Ontological and Linguistic: A Tool for Ontologizing Ontolog" ... Please refer to details in the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2006_07_13 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D243)
  • Dr. Timothy Redmond from Stanford Medical Informatics was the invited speaker for our Thursday, June 29, 2006 session. He presented a talk on: "Developing Applications in Protégé: The Protégé Plugin Architecture" for those of us in the community who are, or are planning to, develop ontology-based applications ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2006_06_29 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D245)
  • Professor Bob Smith (Cal State U & Tall Tree Labs), Dr. Denise Bedford (World Bank) and the OntologTaxoThesaurus team will be running a scheduled work session Thursday June 15, 2005 to allow knowledge engineers and domain experts to confer and help categorize 'concepts' extracted from Ontolog's knowledge content, as part of the effort in the overall OntologTaxoThesaurus project, which is a part of the overall "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge" exercise. Please refer to details at the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2006_06_15     (3D246)
  • Dr. Matthew West from Shell returned on Thursday, June 1, 2006, to present a talk on "Integrating Data or Ontologies - A look at the ISO 18876 Architecture" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2006_06_01 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D247)
  • Dr. David Ferrucci, a Sr. Manager from IBM's T.J.Watson Research Center and the Chief Architect for UIMA, presented his talk on Thursday, May 11, 2006, entitled: "Putting the Semantics in the Semantic Web: An overview of UIMA and its role in Accelerating the Semantic Revolution" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2006_05_11 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D248)
  • Mr. Adam Cheyer a Program Director in SRI's Artificial Intelligence Center presented Thursday, May 4, 2006 on: "Ontology Management in CALO, a Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes" ... Details available on the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2006_05_04 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D249)
  • Dr. Denise Bedford of the World Bank spoke to the community on Thursday, April 13, 2006. Her talk was entitled: "Strategy for Developing an Ontology - First Steps" ... This session is the first of the series of events mentioned above. Please refer to details on the wiki session page at: ConferenceCall_2006_04_13 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D252)
  • Ontolog Forum rolled out a series of events (talks and discussion sessions) between April 13 and July 26, 2006 that revolve around the topic: "Ontologizing the Ontolog Body of Knowledge" during which this community explored the "what's" and "how's" to the development of a semantically interoperable application, using the improved access to the community knowledge of Ontolog as a case in point. ... see Ontologizing Ontolog and the rest of the events for this series archived below:     (3D253)
  • Professor Dr. Asuman Dogac from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey will be presenting to the community on Thursday, March 2, 2006. Her talk is entitled: "Exploiting ebXML Registry Semantics in the eHealth Domain" ... Please refer to details on the wiki session page at: ConferenceCall_2006_03_02 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D255)
  • Dr. Matthew West, Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager of Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (London, UK), and custodian of the ISO-15926 specification, presented to the community on Thursday, February 23, 2006. His talk was entitled: "An Introduction to 4 Dimensionalism and ISO 15926" ... Please refer to details on the wiki session page at: ConferenceCall_2006_02_23 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D256)
  • Dr. Nicola Guarino from the Laboratory for Applied Ontology in Italy will be presenting to the community on Thursday, February 2, 2006. His talk is entitled: "Making basic ontological choices: the DOLCE experience." DOLCE - a Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and Cognitive Engineering - is an initiative lead by Dr. Guarino and is one of the leading Upper Ontologies available. ... Please refer to details on the wiki session page at: ConferenceCall_2006_02_02 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D257)
  • Jan. 25, 2006 - Podcast to the audio archives of the recorded Ontolog speaker and discussion events became available - Thanks to EMichaelMaximilien who led the initial effort - see above     (3D258)
  • Dr. Leo Obrst from MITRE presented to the community, in two sessions on Thursday, January 12 and 19, 2006. His talk was entitled: "What is an ontology? - A Briefing on the Range of Semantic Models" ... Please refer to details on the wiki session page at: ConferenceCall_2006_01_12 ... Audio archive of both sessions are now available!     (3D259)
  • Dr. James Spohrer, Director of Services Research at IBM's Almaden Research Center was our invited speaker for December, and presented to the community on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005. The title of his talk was: "Services Sciences, Management, Engineering (SSME): A next frontier in education, innovation, and economic growth and the role of knowledge representation techniques in services innovation" ... Please refer to details on the ConferenceCall_2005_12_08 session page ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D261)
  • Dr. Bob Smith, Professor Emeritus of California State University, moderated a Take-II (as a follow-up to our 2005.08.25 session) of the Panel Discussion on "Healthcare Informatics Landscapes, Roadmaps, and Blueprints: Towards a Business Case Strategy for Large Scale Ontology Projects". This event took place on Nov. 3, 2005 and devoted more time to interactive discussion among the panelists (MarkMusen, Christopher Chute, Conrad Bock, Marc Wine, David Whitten and BrandNiemann) and participants, and covered some of the issues that we did not get a chance to treat properly at the last session. ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2005_11_03 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D264)
  • Dr. Nicolas Rouquette from NASA/JPL moderated our Technical Discussion on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. The topic discussed was: "Semantic Web Service Ontology Standard". A panel including David Martin (OWL-S), JohnDomingue (WSMO), Amit Sheth (WSDL-S) and Michael Grüninger (SWSF / FLOWS), were on the panel to help open the discussion. Between our panelists and experts in the audience, we collectively delved into the various perspectives and approaches being taken by the state-of-the-art researchers on the subject matter. We tried to make some sense of the current situation, and even suggested where things should possibly be heading. Please refer to details at the session wiki page at ConferenceCall_2005_10_20 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D265)
  • Mr. Jon Bosak from Sun Microsystems presented to the community, in a joint session with the US federal government Collaborative Expedition Workshop at the National Science Foundation (Ballston, VA), on Friday, September 23, 2005. His talk was entitled: "Governance in the Development of an OASIS Standard for Business Documents" ... Please refer to details on the ConferenceCall_2005_09_23 ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D267)
  • Mr. Anders W. Tell from Business Collaboration Toolsmiths AB (Sweden) presented to the community on Thursday, July 14, 2005. His talk was entitled: "The maturity of business ontologies and rate of adoption - examples and challenges from the domain of eCommerce and electronic business collaborations" ... Please refer to details on the ConferenceCall_2005_07_14 session page ... Audio archive of the session is now available!     (3D271)
  • 2005.06.29 - the Ontolog Community adopted a motion to nominate Mark Musen, M.D. Ph.D., Head of Stanford Medical Informatics and the Protégé project, as a candidate to the 17-member Advisory Committee of the American Health Information Community (AHIC) that is being set up by the US Federal Department Health and Human Services. This commission is expected to develop a process for selecting standards and an architecture for the National Health Information Network. On the coordination of Bob Smith, our nomination letter was officially sent to NCO/HHS on 2005.08.01. Unfortunately, our nominee did not make it onto the AHIC commision. See: NominationToAHIC     (3D273)
  • Dr. Christopher Welty from the IBM Watson Research Center was our invited speaker Thu Nov. 18, 2004. Chris actually called in from the Laboratory for Applied Ontology in Trento, Italy, where he is working with Nicola Guarino now, and gave the talk entitled: "An Overview of OntoClean". See: ConferenceCall_2004_11_18 ... Session Recording is available     (3D286)
  • Mr. Mark Palmer from NIST gave a talk on their eBSC (eBusiness Standards Convergence) forum initiative Tue Oct. 26, 2004. See: ConferenceCall_2004_10_26     (3D288)
  • Mr. Peter Yim gave a presentation entitled "Shared Understanding - Standards, Ontologies & Collaboration" at the ConferenceCall_2004_05_20     (3D292)
  • First [ontolog] Meeting & Workshop: Wed~Fri, Nov. 5~7, 2003, San Francisco, California, USA. This first face-to-face meeting of the Ontolog community was colocated with and hosted by the OASIS UBL Technical Committee meeting. see: OntologWorkshop_Nov_2003     (3D297)

Membership     (3E)

  • The ONTOLOG community has been around for more than 10 years now. We currently have over 800 members in the community, coming from over 30 different countries (more than 120 locations) around the world. Our announcement list (which is subscribed to by both members, as well as non-members who want are kept posted on our community events) has more than 2000 subscribers. The Ontolog website currently gets about half-a-million page views each month.     (3E1)
  • New Members     (3E2)
    • this is an OPEN, virtual Community of Practice ("CoP"), operated by the community itself     (3E2A)
    • anyone who would want to participate and contribute in accordance with this CoP's charter, and consents to abide by its IPR policy, contribution guidelines and other by-laws which the community shall set-forth, is welcomed to join. To date, there is no fee or cost to participate, except that members are expected to be team players and contribute to our mission as much as, and in whatever way they can.     (3E2B)
    • all members should use their real names when transacting in the Ontolog community's collaborative work environment (CWE).     (3E2C)
  • Members     (3E4)
    • all members are encouraged to create, populate and maintain thier namesake page on this wiki, so that others in the community can get to know them easily.     (3E4A)
      • a member's namesake page should be one with the person name's in WikiWord format (like, Ms. Jane Doe's namesake page would be JaneDoe).     (3E4A1)
      • refer to the description above to create your namesake page (since it is probably the first time you will be editing on this wiki too.)     (3E4A2)
      • Contribution Guidelines and Policy:     (3E4A3)
        • please ensure that your posts are relevant (to our Community Charter), and that it complies with our IPR Policy.     (3E4A3A)
        • in all discourse and interaction,     (3E4A3B)
          • members shall stay civil and treat each other with respect and courtesy.     (3E4A3B1)
          • members shall listen to the point of view of others and strive for consensus without eliminating the minority voice.     (3E4A3B2)
        • unless specifically requested/solicited by other community member(s), please make sure any commercial- or self-promotion material or reference are strictly limited to one's namesake page or a short signature block, and nowhere else as far as our open collaborative work environment is concerned. The co-conveners reserve the right to relocate or remove such material from within the CWE, if deemed inappropriately done, to the extent that it affects the neutrality and commercial free work environment that this CWE is set out to be.     (3E4A3C)
      • we generally do not feature or present "proprietary" technology or content, unless under a specific waiver to our open IPR policy (which we occasionally do, say in specific panel discussions, alongside their "open" counterparts, to allow broader exposure of such content to the community.)     (3E4A4)
    • The "ontolog-member-survey-0" form is available online at http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/survey/ontolog0.html     (3E4B)
    • all members will be subscribed to the [ontolog-forum] mailing list. This is a medium traffic list (even 'high traffic' at times). Members who may feel inundated by the traffic can re-configure their message delivery to the 'digest' or 'no mail' mode (from the default of 'deliver to inbox' mode. One can switch back-and-forth between these modes as often as he/she prefers.)     (3E4C)
      • a member may choose to join the various ongoing projects that are run by the community - this takes the form of their getting subscribed to the specific project mailing list, and his/her participation at the project activities (like conference calls and online or off-line project work.)     (3E4C1)
      • all list traffic will be archived and are publicly available. See: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/     (3E4C2)
      • our announcement list, [ontolog-invitation], include both members and non-members. Anyone who wants to be posted on upcoming Ontolog events are welcomed to subscribe themselves by e-mailng: <ontolog-invitation-join[at]ontolog.cim3.net>     (3E4C3)

Community Process     (3F)

  • Process will be discussed and adopted among the "active" [ontolog] community members from time to time. "Observers" will not have voting rights to the establishment of the community process. (ref. Sep-02 terms of reference)     (3F1)
  • in the absence of [ontolog] community established process, our process will default to the current OASIS TC Process - see: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php (ref. Sep-02 terms of reference)     (3F2)
    • the start and termination of an ontolog project or subproject should default to the OASIS TC & SC process (where Ontolog "projects" processes will map to OASIS "TC" processes).     (3F2A)
    • in essence, a new project needs to be supported by at least 3 members, have a project charter or mission statement, a kick-off conference call (or meeting) and a project home page, to get officially launched.     (3F2B)

Publications & Deliverables     (3G)

Resources     (3H)

More about Collaborative Work Environments ("CWEs")     (3H4)

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy     (3J)

  • the [ontolog-forum] is chartered to be an OPEN forum. As such, all contribution to this forum by its community membership shall have been made under an open content license, open publication license or one of the free software or open source licenses. (See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/free_content)     (3J1)
    • unless otherwise specified, content within the [ontolog-forum] collaborative work environment shall be subject to the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0) License or its successors     (3J1A)
      • the Open Content License (OPL), Version 1.0, July 14, 1998 or its successor. (see http://opencontent.org/opl.shtml) License may also be applied in lieu of the CC BY-SA 4.0 license (that being the first default licence designated when the Ontolog community was chartered back in 2002.) ... Do note that both these open licenses (CC BY-SA 4.0 and OPL v1.0) are "reciprocal" in nature.     (3J1A1)
    • when in doubt, IPR matters relating to the [ontolog-forum] default to the OASIS IPR policy (effective as of 23-September-2002; in accordance with the processes defined in our reconstitution of September 2002.)     (3J1B)
    • those who are unable to contribute under the above licensing arrangements should refrain from contributing to the [ontolog-forum] content.     (3J1C)

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