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OntologySummit2009 Final Sync-up before (Apr-6 & 7) F2F Workshop - Thu 2009-04-02

2009_04_02 - Thursday: final sync-up meeting for the OntologySummit2009_Symposium (F2F workshop) logistics and preparation, for all organizers and participants - ConferenceCall_2009_04_02   

Session Chair: Dr. Steve Ray (General Chair, OntologySummit2009)

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009
  • Start Time: 10:30am PDT / 1:30pm EDT / 7:30pm CEST / 17:30 UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: ~2.0 hours
  • Dial-in Number:
    • from a US telephone (US): +1-218-486-3600 (domestic long distance cost will apply)
    • When calling in from a phone, use Conference ID: "4389979#"
    • from Europe, call:
      • Austria 0820-4000-1577
      • Belgium 070-35-9992
      • France 0826-100-280
      • Germany 01805-00-7642
      • Ireland 0818-270-037
      • Italy 0848-390-179
      • Spain 0902-886-056
      • Switzerland 0848-560-327 or 0848-414-110
      • UK 0870-738-0765
    • callers from other countries please dial into either one of the US or European numbers
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:
    • view-only password: "ontolog"
    • 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.
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the [ slides above] and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.
  • Discussions and Q & A:
    • (Unless the conference host has already muted everyone) Please mute your phone, by pressing "*2" on your phone keypad, when a presentation is in progress. To un-mute, press "*3"
    • You can type in your questions or comments through the browser based chat session by:
    • or point your browser to:
      • 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.
    • (when everyone is muted) If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please "raise your hand (virtually)" by click on the "hand button" (lower right) on the chat session page. You may speak when acknowledged by the speaker or the session moderator (again, press "*3" on your phone to unmute). 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 "*2" on your phone to mute yourself after you are done speaking.)
    • 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!
  • For those who cannot join us, or who have further questions or remarks on the topic, please post them to the [ontolog-summit] listserv so that everyone in the community can benefit from the discourse.
  • 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.


    • ... if you are coming to the session, please add your name above (plus your affiliation, if you aren't already a member of the community) above; or e-mail <> so that we can reserve enough resources to support everyone's participation. ...
  • Regrets:

Agenda Ideas

  • ( ... add ideas and suggestions here)
  • OntologySummit2009_Symposium logistics
    • when do onsite people need to be there
    • signing up for the Monday Apr-6 no-host dinner
    • Peter: anyone willing to sponsor coffee? (or we'll just be buying our own)
    • Q&A ref on-site participants
    • Q&A ref remote participants


Agenda & Proceedings

1. Meeting called to order:

  • review and adopt agenda

2. Roll Call:

3. Discussion:

  • OntologySummit2009_Symposium logistics - OntologySummit2009/WorkshopRegistration
    • when do onsite people need to be there
      • Be at the NIST gate (between 8:00~8:30am) latest by 8:30am on day-1 (Apr-6)
    • signing up for the Monday Apr-6 no-host dinner
    • Peter: anyone willing to sponsor coffee? (or we'll just be buying our own)
    • Q&A ref speakers/presenters
      • Peter: resource material and slides due end-of-day Saturday Apr-4 - please email to Steve Ray c.c. Peter P. Yim, make sure you are acknowledged. If you need more time, please make sure you communicate that with Steve and Peter
    • Q&A ref on-site participants
      • Be at the NIST gate latest by 8:30am on day-1 (Apr-6)
      • Peter: I'll be subscribing everyone (if you aren't already) to the [ontology-summit] list
    • Q&A ref remote participants
      • Peter: I'll be subscribing everyone (if you aren't already) to the [ontology-summit] list
        • however, some of you (who aren't Ontolog members already) signed yourself up, and I don't have your email addresses. Please email me to provide me with a little on who you are and give me your email address; or subscribe to the [ontology-summit] list yourselves. ref.
  • The F2F Agenda - More comments, ideas & suggestions for the OntologySummit2009_Symposium agenda
    • champions for various segments of the F2F workshop
    • Steve will confirm with David Price and Matthew West
    • Josh: possibly coming, can present on Geospatial standards and OGC work - Peter: GarryBergCross, ToddSchnieder (both onsite), Mike Dean & Nancy Wiegand (both remote) from SOCoP will be there too.
    • Line Pouchard: suggesting, again, getting the "sensor" standards people involved - Kang Lee?
    • Terry: why aren't the Biomedical Ontology people on the workshop agenda
    • Terry: also, ISO 11179 / XMDR etc. - Peter: Kevin Keck, Frank Olken & Mark Crawford are there on-site whom we can engage
    • Steve: besides the planned agenda, we will be inviting participants to talk about their projects (relevant to this summit) for 5~10 minutes

4. Any other business

5. Adjourn - 11:29 am PDT


notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2009.04.02-11:30 am PDT

All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity of the documented proceedings.