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Ontolog Planning Session - Thu 2008-11-13     (1)

This is an Ontolog community events and strategic initiatives planning session - Alll members are welcome to join, especially if you want to get involved and/or help shape the future of Ontolog and its events. You don't have to be an Ontolog veteran or have participated at a previous planning session to come to this one.     (1A)

  • Subject: Ontolog Community Operations Planning & Review Session - Upcoming Events and Strategic Initiatives     (1B1)
  • Agenda: this session will be devoted to community planning, where "ongoing initiatives", "upcoming events", "strategic initiatives" and "action plans" will be examined and put up for discussion.     (1B3)
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1B8)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1B8A)
    • if you plan to be logging into this shared-screen option (which the speaker may be navigating), and you are not familiar with the process, please try to call in 5 minutes before the start of the session so that we can work out the connection logistics. Help on this will generally not be available once the presentation starts.     (1B8B)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the [ slides] [ below] and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1B8C)
  • Discussions and Q & A:     (1B9)
    • (Unless the conference host has already muted everyone) Please mute your phone, by pressing "*2" on your phone keypad, when the talk is in progress. To un-mute, press "*3"     (1B9A)
    • (when everyone is muted) If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please "raise your hand (virtually)" by pressing "11" on your phone keypad. You may speak when acknowledged by the speaker or the session moderator. Test your voice and introduce yourself first before proceeding with your remarks, please.     (1B9B)
    • You can also type in your questions or comments through the browser based chat session by:     (1B9C)
      • instructions: once you got access to the page, click on the "settings" button, and identify yourself (by modifying the Name field). You can indicate that you want to ask a question verbally by clicking on the "hand" button, and wait for the moderator to call on you; or, type and send your question into the chat window at the bottom of the screen.     (1B9D1)
    • thanks to the folks, one can now use a jabber/xmpp client (e.g. gtalk) to join this chatroom. Just add the room as a buddy - (in our case here) ... Handy for mobile devices!     (1B9E)
  • For those who cannot join us, or who have further questions or remarks on the topic, please post them to the [ontology-forum] listserv so that everyone in the community can benefit from the discourse.     (1B10)
  • Please note that this session will be recorded, and the audio archive is expected to be made available as open content to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1B14)

Attendees     (1D)

Agenda Ideas     (1D5)

Resources     (1D6)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1E)

1) Welcome & confirmation of agenda     (1E1)

2) Brief reports on what transpired from ISWC-2008 & FOIS-2008 that could be relevant to us     (1E6)

3) Ongoing activities:     (1E9)

  • Review: ongoing projects, mini-series' and other institutional collaborations     (1E13)
    • candidate theme: "Ontolgy as the Next Generation of Information Standards" [ proposed: Steve Ray / Peter P. Yim / Leo Obrst / Barry Smith / Laurent Liscia (OASIS)]     (1E22A)
    • Peter now contacting Simon Frechette of NIST to coordinate the logistics     (1E22B)
    • soliciting support from Ontolog members who are involved with standards development organizations     (1E22C)
    • Barry is requesting Fabian to help coordinate NCOR efforts and contributions (since he straddles between NCOR and NIST)     (1E22D)
    • Rex: try making sure sure the OASIS Symposium and the Ontology Summit dates don't clash (as they did before)     (1E22E)
    • we will soon be rolling out: planning meeting, launch session, virtual discourse (forum & virtal panel sessions) which culminates in a F2F workshop at NIST in Spring 2009 ... stay tuned!     (1E22F)
    • Looking forward to Steve chairing this next Ontology Summit again!     (1E22G)

4) Follow-up Activities & Action Plan:     (1E24)

5) Any other business     (1E25)

  • we welcome the emerging (I)AOA - (International) Association for Ontology and Its Applications - the initiative for a professional society, spearheaded by Nicola Guarino, the FOIS community (been around 10 years now) and the Applied Ontology Journal folks. ... stay tuned!     (1E26)

6) Next meeting date and adjourn     (1E27)

proceedings captured in real time on this wiki by Peter P. Yim / 2008.11.13-11:30am PST     (1E31)

Attendees are requested to review the notes above, help clean it up, and make amendments and edits to better     (1E32)

reflect the proceedings of the session as they see fit (particularly where they are personally involved). =ppy     (1E33)

Audio archive of this 2008.11.13 Ontolog Planning Session     (1F)

  • Take a look, also, at the rich body of knowledge that this community has built together, over the years, by going through the archives of noteworthy past Ontolog events. (References on how to subscribe to our podcast of noteworthy past events can be found there too.)     (1F5)

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