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* 2012_07_16 to 20 - the First Interdisciplinary '''IAOA Summer School''' on Ontological Analysis - to be held in Trento Italy - see: http://iaoa.org/isc2012/index.php  
 
* 2012_07_16 to 20 - the First Interdisciplinary '''IAOA Summer School''' on Ontological Analysis - to be held in Trento Italy - see: http://iaoa.org/isc2012/index.php  
  
* 2012_06_19 - NicolaGuarino announced the time-table for the upcoming '''IAOA General Assembly''' and related activities. These include the nomination, campaigning and '''[[IAOA_ExecutiveCouncil_Election_2012|election of a new Executive Council]]''' (which will take office beginning 2013), '''adoption of the [http://iaoa.org/resources/IAOA-ByLaws-V1_2.pdf IAOA ByLaws]''', and a face-to-face Assembly (25-Jul-2012 5:00~8:00pm CEST) during [http://kr-med.org/icbofois2012/fois.htm FOIS-2012] (in Graz, Austria). Remote participation will be supported. All members are urged to participate!  
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* 2012_06_19 - Nicola Guarino announced the time-table for the upcoming '''IAOA General Assembly''' and related activities. These include the nomination, campaigning and '''[[IAOA_ExecutiveCouncil_Election_2012|election of a new Executive Council]]''' (which will take office beginning 2013), '''adoption of the [http://iaoa.org/resources/IAOA-ByLaws-V1_2.pdf IAOA ByLaws]''', and a face-to-face Assembly (25-Jul-2012 5:00~8:00pm CEST) during [http://kr-med.org/icbofois2012/fois.htm FOIS-2012] (in Graz, Austria). Remote participation will be supported. All members are urged to participate!  
  
 
* 2012_05_25 - Updates to the [http://iaoa.org/iaoaorga/statute/statute.html IAOA statute] were adopted by an '''Extraordinary Assembly''' on 25-May-2012, during which the 2012 Financial Report for the Association was also formally adopted.  
 
* 2012_05_25 - Updates to the [http://iaoa.org/iaoaorga/statute/statute.html IAOA statute] were adopted by an '''Extraordinary Assembly''' on 25-May-2012, during which the 2012 Financial Report for the Association was also formally adopted.  
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* The IAOA Ordinary Assembly (April 2011) called to examine and approve the 2010 financial report and the 2011 budget - see: [[IAOA_Assembly_2011_04]]  
 
* The IAOA Ordinary Assembly (April 2011) called to examine and approve the 2010 financial report and the 2011 budget - see: [[IAOA_Assembly_2011_04]]  
  
* [http://iaoa.org IAOA] is co-organizing the 2011 '''Ontology Summit''', along with [[NCO_NITRD]], [[NCBO]], [[NCOR]], [[NIST]] and [[Ontolog]]. The theme for this Summit is "Making the Case for Ontology". This is a series of virtual events spanning over three months (20-Jan through 19-Apr-2011) which culminates in a 2-day Symposium at the NIST (Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA). See: OntologySummit2011 and the [[OntologySummit2011_Communique]]  
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* [http://iaoa.org IAOA] is co-organizing the 2011 '''Ontology Summit''', along with [[NCO_NITRD]], [[NCBO]], [[NCOR]], [[NIST]] and [[Ontolog]]. The theme for this Summit is "Making the Case for Ontology". This is a series of virtual events spanning over three months (20-Jan through 19-Apr-2011) which culminates in a 2-day Symposium at the NIST (Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA). See: [[OntologySummit2011|Ontology Summit 2011]] and the [[OntologySummit2011_Communique]]  
  
* At the face-to-face segment of the IAOA First General Assembly on 13-May-2010 (co-located with FOIS-2010 in Toronto, Canada) an '''[http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/pub/IAOA-Assembly-f2f_20100513/IAOA-1st-assembly_20100513c.pdf updated report] on IAOA''' was presented by Dr. NicolaGuarino (President) and other members of the newly elected [http://www.iaoa.org/council/council.html Executive Council].  
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* At the face-to-face segment of the IAOA First General Assembly on 13-May-2010 (co-located with FOIS-2010 in Toronto, Canada) an '''[http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/pub/IAOA-Assembly-f2f_20100513/IAOA-1st-assembly_20100513c.pdf updated report] on IAOA''' was presented by Dr. Nicola Guarino (President) and other members of the newly elected [http://www.iaoa.org/council/council.html Executive Council].  
  
 
* Over a virtual segment of the IAOA First General Assembly, an '''elected IAOA Executive Council''' came into being. See details of the process and the results at: [[IAOA_ExecutiveCouncil_Election_2010]]  
 
* Over a virtual segment of the IAOA First General Assembly, an '''elected IAOA Executive Council''' came into being. See details of the process and the results at: [[IAOA_ExecutiveCouncil_Election_2010]]  
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* [http://www.loa-cnr.it/vieu.html Laure Vieu], [http://www.irit.fr/ IRIT-CNRS], France, and [http://www.istc.cnr.it/ ISTC-CNR], Italy ''(Treasurer)''  
 
* [http://www.loa-cnr.it/vieu.html Laure Vieu], [http://www.irit.fr/ IRIT-CNRS], France, and [http://www.istc.cnr.it/ ISTC-CNR], Italy ''(Treasurer)''  
 
* [http://www.loa-cnr.it/borgo.html Stefano Borgo], [http://www.istc.cnr.it/ ISTC-CNR], Italy  
 
* [http://www.loa-cnr.it/borgo.html Stefano Borgo], [http://www.istc.cnr.it/ ISTC-CNR], Italy  
* [http://www.inf.ufes.br/~gguizzardi/ Giancarlo Guizzardi], Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil  
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* [http://www.inf.ufes.br/~gguizzardi/ Giancarlo Guizzardi], Federal University of Esp��rito Santo, Brazil  
 
* [[OliverKutz|Oliver Kutz]], [http://www.uni-bremen.de University of Bremen], Germany  
 
* [[OliverKutz|Oliver Kutz]], [http://www.uni-bremen.de University of Bremen], Germany  
 
* [[FabianNeuhaus|Fabian Neuhaus]], [http://www.nist.gov/ NIST], US  
 
* [[FabianNeuhaus|Fabian Neuhaus]], [http://www.nist.gov/ NIST], US  
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== Current Members of the IAOA Advisory Board (AB)  ==
 
== Current Members of the IAOA Advisory Board (AB)  ==
  
* AnthonyCohn (University of Leeds)  
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* [[AnthonyCohn|Anthony Cohn]] (University of Leeds)  
* AntonyGalton (University of Exeter, UK)  
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* [[AntonyGalton|Antony Galton]] (University of Exeter, UK)  
* NicolaGuarino (ISTC-CNR, Italy) - ''Past-President''  
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* Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR, Italy) - ''Past-President''  
* PatHayes (IHMC, USA)  
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* [[PatHayes|Pat Hayes]] (IHMC, USA)  
* IanHorrocks (University of Oxford, UK)  
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* [[IanHorrocks|Ian Horrocks]] (University of Oxford, UK)  
* ChristopherMenzel (Texas A&M University, USA)  
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* [[ChristopherMenzel|Christopher Menzel]] (Texas A&M University, USA)  
* RiichiroMizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)  
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* [[RiichiroMizoguchi|Riichiro Mizoguchi]] (Osaka University, Japan)  
* MarkMusen (Stanford University, USA)  
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* Mark Musen (Stanford University, USA)  
* JohnMylopoulos (University of Trento, Italy)  
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* [[JohnMylopoulos|John Mylopoulos]] (University of Trento, Italy)  
* BarrySmith (University at Buffalo, USA)  
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* [[BarrySmith|Barry Smith]] (University at Buffalo, USA)  
* JohnSowa (<nowiki>VivoMind Intelligence</nowiki>, USA)  
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* [[JohnSowa|John F. Sowa]] (<nowiki>VivoMind Intelligence</nowiki>, USA)  
* ChrisWelty (IBM Research, USA)  
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* [[ChrisWelty|Chris Welty]] (IBM Research, USA)  
 
* [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]] (Ontolog; CIM3, USA)  
 
* [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]] (Ontolog; CIM3, USA)  
  
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* Visibility and Public Relations Committee -  
 
* Visibility and Public Relations Committee -  
** Co-chairs: NicolaGuarino, JohnBateman, AliHashemi  
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** Co-chairs: Nicola Guarino, [[JohnBateman|John Bateman]], [[AliHashemi|Ali Hashemi]]
** IAOA EC liaisons: NicolaGuarino and JohnBateman  
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** IAOA EC liaisons: Nicola Guarino and [[JohnBateman|John Bateman]]
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-publicity/  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-publicity/  
** Wiki-space: IaoaPublicity  
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** Wiki-space: [[IaoaPublicity|IAOA Publicity]]
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/Publicity/  
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/Publicity/  
  
 
* International Promotion Committee -  
 
* International Promotion Committee -  
** Co-chairs: RiichiroMizoguchi and GiancarloGuizzardi (temporary)  
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** Co-chairs: [[RiichiroMizoguchi|Riichiro Mizoguchi]] and [[GiancarloGuizzardi|Giancarlo Guizzardi]] (temporary)  
** IAOA EC liaisons: RiichiroMizoguchi and GiancarloGuizzardi  
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** IAOA EC liaisons: [[RiichiroMizoguchi|Riichiro Mizoguchi]] and [[GiancarloGuizzardi|Giancarlo Guizzardi]]
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-international/  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-international/  
** Wiki-space: IaoaInternational  
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** Wiki-space: [[IaoaInternational|IAOA International]]
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/International/  
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/International/  
  
 
* Infrastructure -  
 
* Infrastructure -  
** Co-chairs: OliverKutz and ValterCavecchia  
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** Co-chairs: [[OliverKutz|Oliver Kutz]] and [[ValterCavecchia|Valter Cavecchia]]
** IAOA EC liaisons: PeterYim, JohnBateman and LaureVieu  
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** IAOA EC liaisons: [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]], [[JohnBateman|John Bateman]] and [[LaureVieu|Laure Vieu]]
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-infrastructure/  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-infrastructure/  
** Wiki-space: IaoaInfrastructure (including work on the IAOA website)  
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** Wiki-space: [[IaoaInfrastructure|IAOA Infrastructure]] (including work on the IAOA website)  
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/Infrastructure/  
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/Infrastructure/  
  
 
* Membership Committee -  
 
* Membership Committee -  
** Chair: LaureVieu  
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** Chair: [[LaureVieu|Laure Vieu]]
** IAOA EC liaisons: LaureVieu, StefanoBorgo  
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** IAOA EC liaisons: [[LaureVieu|Laure Vieu]], [[StefanoBorgo|Stefano Borgo]]
 
** Subcommittee -  
 
** Subcommittee -  
*** Interface with members - Chair: StefanoBorgo  
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*** Interface with members - Chair: [[StefanoBorgo|Stefano Borgo]]
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-membership/  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-membership/  
** Wiki-space: IaoaMembership  
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** Wiki-space: [[IaoaMembership|IAOA Membership]]
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/Membership/  
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/Membership/  
  
 
* <nowiki>ByLaws</nowiki> Committee -  
 
* <nowiki>ByLaws</nowiki> Committee -  
** Co-chairs: StefanoBorgo and [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]]  
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** Co-chairs: [[StefanoBorgo|Stefano Borgo]] and [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]]  
** IAOA EC liaisons: StefanoBorgo and [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]]  
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** IAOA EC liaisons: [[StefanoBorgo|Stefano Borgo]] and [[PeterYim|Peter P. Yim]]  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-bylaws/  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-bylaws/  
 
** Wiki-space: [[IaoaByLaws]]  
 
** Wiki-space: [[IaoaByLaws]]  
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* Education Committee -  
 
* Education Committee -  
** Co-chairs: FabianNeuhaus (acting chair)  
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** Co-chairs: [[FabianNeuhaus|Fabian Neuhaus]] (acting chair)  
 
** IAOA EC liaisons: [[LeoObrst|Leo Obrst]] and [[MichaelGruninger|Michael Gr&uuml;ninger]]  
 
** IAOA EC liaisons: [[LeoObrst|Leo Obrst]] and [[MichaelGruninger|Michael Gr&uuml;ninger]]  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-education  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-education  
** Wiki-space: IaoaEducation  
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** Wiki-space: [[IaoaEducation|IAOA Education]]
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/ [ previously: http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/Education/ ]  
 
** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/ [ previously: http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/Committee/Education/ ]  
 
** Subcommittees -  
 
** Subcommittees -  
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**** website: http://iaoa.org/isc2012/index.php  
 
**** website: http://iaoa.org/isc2012/index.php  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/School/  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/School/  
*** PhD consortium / Doctoral Colloquium / Student exchanges - Chair: RobertHoehndorf  
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*** PhD consortium / Doctoral Colloquium / Student exchanges - Chair: [[RobertHoehndorf|Robert Hoehndorf]]
 
**** Wiki-space: [[IaoaEducation_DoctoralConsortium]]  
 
**** Wiki-space: [[IaoaEducation_DoctoralConsortium]]  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/DoctoralConsortium/  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/DoctoralConsortium/  
*** Curricula, Certification & Accreditation - Chair: FabianNeuhaus  
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*** Curricula, Certification & Accreditation - Chair: [[FabianNeuhaus|Fabian Neuhaus]]
 
**** Wiki-space: [[IaoaEducation_Curricula]]  
 
**** Wiki-space: [[IaoaEducation_Curricula]]  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/Curricula/  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/Curricula/  
*** Textbook / Handbook - Chair: AntonyGalton  
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*** Textbook / Handbook - Chair: [[AntonyGalton|Antony Galton]]
 
**** Wiki-space: [[IaoaEducation_Textbook]]  
 
**** Wiki-space: [[IaoaEducation_Textbook]]  
 
**** Wiki workspace: [http://iaoa-02.cim3.net/wiki/index.php/Textbook IAOA Textbook project] homepage (community only)  
 
**** Wiki workspace: [http://iaoa-02.cim3.net/wiki/index.php/Textbook IAOA Textbook project] homepage (community only)  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/Textbook/  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/Textbook/  
*** Ontology Terminology - Co-chairs: [[ToddSchneider|Todd Schneider]] & AdamGoldstein  
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*** Ontology Terminology - Co-chairs: [[ToddSchneider|Todd Schneider]] & [[AdamGoldstein|Adam Goldstein]]
 
**** Wiki-space: [[IaoaOntologyTerminology]] (previously: [[Lexicon]] ... ''content to be migrated'')  
 
**** Wiki-space: [[IaoaOntologyTerminology]] (previously: [[Lexicon]] ... ''content to be migrated'')  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/Terminology/  
 
**** shared-file workspace - http://iaoa.cim3.net/file/work/TC/Education/Terminology/  
  
 
* Standardisation Coordination Committee  
 
* Standardisation Coordination Committee  
** Co-conveners: JohnBateman and [[MichaelGruninger|Michael Gr&uuml;ninger]]  
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** Co-conveners: [[JohnBateman|John Bateman]] and [[MichaelGruninger|Michael Gr&uuml;ninger]]  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-standards  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-standards  
 
** Wiki-space: [[IaoaStandardsCoordination]]  
 
** Wiki-space: [[IaoaStandardsCoordination]]  
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* Ontology registry and repository -  
 
* Ontology registry and repository -  
** Co-chairs: [[MichaelGruninger|Michael Gr&uuml;ninger]] and JohnBateman (temporary)  
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** Co-chairs: [[MichaelGruninger|Michael Gr&uuml;ninger]] and [[JohnBateman|John Bateman]] (temporary)  
** IAOA EC liaisons: [[MichaelGruninger|Michael Gr&uuml;ninger]] and JohnBateman  
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** IAOA EC liaisons: [[MichaelGruninger|Michael Gr&uuml;ninger]] and [[JohnBateman|John Bateman]]
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-repository/  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-repository/  
 
** Wiki-space: [[IaoaOntologyRepository]]  
 
** Wiki-space: [[IaoaOntologyRepository]]  
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* Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling SIG -  
 
* Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling SIG -  
 
** Status: Established.  
 
** Status: Established.  
** Co-conveners: OscarPastor, YairWand, GiancarloGuizzardi  
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** Co-conveners: OscarPastor, [[YairWand|Yair Wand]], [[GiancarloGuizzardi|Giancarlo Guizzardi]]
** IAOA EC liaisons: GiancarloGuizzardi  
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** IAOA EC liaisons: [[GiancarloGuizzardi|Giancarlo Guizzardi]]
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-conceptual-modeling/  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-conceptual-modeling/  
 
** Wiki-space: [[IaoaOntologiesAndConceptualModelingSIG]]  
 
** Wiki-space: [[IaoaOntologiesAndConceptualModelingSIG]]  
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** Status: established.  
 
** Status: established.  
 
** Design, e.g., for creative, visual, product, architecture, and engineering, involves conception and abstraction with high-level constructs and patterns. An abstract preliminary design is translated to specific structures at a quantitative or geometric level via the process of physical design and specification. Contemporary professional design tools, and the precise quantitative modelling paradigm that they are based on, are inherently incapable of exploiting the correspondence between high-level descriptions of spatial concepts and patterns with low-level geometric features. Computer aided design tools also lack the ability to exploit the expertise that a designer is equipped with, but is unable to communicate to the design tool explicitly in a manner that is consistent with its inherent human-centred conceptualisation, i.e., semantically and qualitatively. ... In this special interest group, we aim to establish working-groups, and standardisation and dissemination initiatives within the foundational framework of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA). The initial focus of the SIG will be on the domain of spatial design for architecture, and the role of design semantics in the context of computer-aided architecture design standards and interoperability initiatives such as the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the Building Information Model (BIM). Subsequently, the scope will be extended to other engineering design domains involving other types of creative and engineering function-driven of computer-aided design activities.  
 
** Design, e.g., for creative, visual, product, architecture, and engineering, involves conception and abstraction with high-level constructs and patterns. An abstract preliminary design is translated to specific structures at a quantitative or geometric level via the process of physical design and specification. Contemporary professional design tools, and the precise quantitative modelling paradigm that they are based on, are inherently incapable of exploiting the correspondence between high-level descriptions of spatial concepts and patterns with low-level geometric features. Computer aided design tools also lack the ability to exploit the expertise that a designer is equipped with, but is unable to communicate to the design tool explicitly in a manner that is consistent with its inherent human-centred conceptualisation, i.e., semantically and qualitatively. ... In this special interest group, we aim to establish working-groups, and standardisation and dissemination initiatives within the foundational framework of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA). The initial focus of the SIG will be on the domain of spatial design for architecture, and the role of design semantics in the context of computer-aided architecture design standards and interoperability initiatives such as the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the Building Information Model (BIM). Subsequently, the scope will be extended to other engineering design domains involving other types of creative and engineering function-driven of computer-aided design activities.  
** Co-conveners: MehulBhatt and JohnBateman  
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** Co-conveners: [[MehulBhatt|Mehul Bhatt]] and [[JohnBateman|John Bateman]]
** IAOA EC liaisons: JohnBateman  
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** IAOA EC liaisons: [[JohnBateman|John Bateman]]
 
** Website: [http://www.designsemantics.org/ here]  
 
** Website: [http://www.designsemantics.org/ here]  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-design-semantics/  
 
** Mailing List Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-design-semantics/  

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[edit] International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA)     (1)

This is the home page of an open community wiki for the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA). You can use this wiki for adding ontology related information that you think is relevant for the broader ontology community, even without being a member of the association. There is also a member's only wiki available from the member's area of the association website. Here you can add, for example, events potentially of interests to ontologists, questions, answers, and so on.     (1A)

For specific IAOA events, see the IAOA website and to join IAOA, click here!     (1B)

[edit] What's New     (1C)

  • 2013-04-26 - The IAOA Ordinary Assembly (April 2013) is called to examine and approve the 2012 financial statement and the 2013 previsional budget - see:     (1C2)

  • 2012_07_25 - during FOIS 2012, there will be a 2-Hour IAOA Technical Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIG's) meeting, and a 2-Hour General Assembly session on Wed 2012.07.25 - both on-site (F2F) and remote participation are supported - (members) please see access details here.     (1C4)
  • 2012_06_19 - Nicola Guarino announced the time-table for the upcoming IAOA General Assembly and related activities. These include the nomination, campaigning and election of a new Executive Council (which will take office beginning 2013), adoption of the IAOA ByLaws, and a face-to-face Assembly (25-Jul-2012 5:00~8:00pm CEST) during FOIS-2012 (in Graz, Austria). Remote participation will be supported. All members are urged to participate!     (1C7)
  • 2012_05_25 - Updates to the IAOA statute were adopted by an Extraordinary Assembly on 25-May-2012, during which the 2012 Financial Report for the Association was also formally adopted.     (1C8)
  • 2011_05_26 - Thursday: IAOA virtual panel session at the Ontolog Forum: "Update on IAOA: From a community of practice to an international association - the specific role of the IAOA and its accomplishments so far" - Co-chairs: Leo Obrst & Michael Grüninger - ConferenceCall_2011_05_26     (1C10)
  • At the face-to-face segment of the IAOA First General Assembly on 13-May-2010 (co-located with FOIS-2010 in Toronto, Canada) an updated report on IAOA was presented by Dr. Nicola Guarino (President) and other members of the newly elected Executive Council.     (1C13)
  • The Introduction of IAOA at the Ontolog Forum - ConferenceCall_2009_06_18     (1C15)

[edit] About IAOA     (1D)

The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) is a non-profit organization the purpose of which is to promote interdisciplinary research and international collaboration at the intersection of philosophical ontology, linguistics, logic, cognitive science, and computer science, as well as in the applications of ontological analysis to conceptual modeling, knowledge engineering, knowledge management, information-systems development, library and information science, scientific research, and semantic technologies in general.     (1D1)

The Association was formally established in Trento, Italy on April 29th 2009.     (1D2)

The official IAOA website is at: http://iaoa.org     (1D3)

[edit] Current Members of the IAOA Executive Council (EC)     (1E)

This Executive Council was elected by the General Assembly in the July IAOA_ExecutiveCouncil_Election_2012, took office on 1-Jan-2013, with the term of office continuing until 31-Dec-2013.     (1E1)

[edit] Current Members of the IAOA Advisory Board (AB)     (1F)

[edit] IAOA Standing Committees     (1G)

[edit] IAOA Technical Committees     (1H)

... all members of IAOA are welcome and encouraged to participate in the following Committee activities. Please email the respective committee chairs and EC-liaisons to get started.     (1H1)

[edit] IAOA Special Interest Groups (SIGs)     (1I)

... all members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the following SIG activities. Please email the respective SIG co-conveners and EC-liaisons to get started.     (1I1)

  • Design Semantics: Ontologies, Inference, and Standards for Spatial Design SIG     (1I3)
    • Status: established.     (1I3A)
    • Design, e.g., for creative, visual, product, architecture, and engineering, involves conception and abstraction with high-level constructs and patterns. An abstract preliminary design is translated to specific structures at a quantitative or geometric level via the process of physical design and specification. Contemporary professional design tools, and the precise quantitative modelling paradigm that they are based on, are inherently incapable of exploiting the correspondence between high-level descriptions of spatial concepts and patterns with low-level geometric features. Computer aided design tools also lack the ability to exploit the expertise that a designer is equipped with, but is unable to communicate to the design tool explicitly in a manner that is consistent with its inherent human-centred conceptualisation, i.e., semantically and qualitatively. ... In this special interest group, we aim to establish working-groups, and standardisation and dissemination initiatives within the foundational framework of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA). The initial focus of the SIG will be on the domain of spatial design for architecture, and the role of design semantics in the context of computer-aided architecture design standards and interoperability initiatives such as the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the Building Information Model (BIM). Subsequently, the scope will be extended to other engineering design domains involving other types of creative and engineering function-driven of computer-aided design activities.     (1I3B)
    • IAOA EC liaisons: John Bateman     (1I3D)
  • Biomedical Ontology SIG     (1I5)
    • Status: the possible role and form of a biomedical ontology SIG within the association, augmenting and complementing other initiatives in this area, is currently being considered. If you are interested in pursuing this further, get in contact with Stefan Schulz (Graz) and RobertHoehndorf. A meeting on this topic will be held at the upcoming FOIS 2012.     (1I5A)

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