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Ontology Summit 2012: Session-04 - Thu 2012-02-02     (1)

Summit Theme: OntologySummit2012: "Ontology for Big Systems"     (1A)

Track (1&2) Title: Ontology for Big Systems & Systems Engineering     (1B)

Session Topic: Ontology for Big Systems & Systems Engineering - II : a response to the problem space and setting out the working program for this Summit Track     (1C)

Session Chair: Dr. HensonGraves ... intro-slides     (1D)

Panelists:     (1E)

  • Dr. LeoObrst (MITRE, US; Ontolog) - "Aspects of Semantic Interoperability" - slides     (1F)
  • Mr. VictorAgroskin ([[TechInvestLab]], RU) - "Big System Models" - slides     (1G)
  • Mr. ChrisPartridge (BORO Solutions, UK) - "Systems Engineering (SE) practice issues and SE (IT) issues ontology can help to solve" - slides     (1H)
  • Mr. DavidLeal (CAESAR Systems, UK) - "Ontologies and engineering analysis" - slides     (1I)
  • Ms. ElisaKendall (Thematix, US; OMG) - "Design For Analysis" - slides     (1J)
  • Dr. HensonGraves (Algos Associates, US) - "Triage on the 'Big Systems and Systems Engineering' Track" - slides     (1K)

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Attendees     (1R)

Abstract     (1S)

Ontology for Big Systems & Systems Engineering - II : a response to the problem space and setting out the working program for this Summit Track     (1S1)

This is our 7th Ontology Summit, a joint initiative by NIST, Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO_NITRD with the support of our co-sponsors. The theme adopted for this Ontology Summit is: "Ontology for Big Systems." The event today is our 4th virtual session.     (1S2)

The principal goal of the summit is to bring together and foster collaboration between the ontology community, systems community, and stakeholders of some of "big systems." Together, the summit participants will exchange ideas on how ontological analysis and ontology engineering might make a difference, when applied in these "big systems." We will aim towards producing a series of recommendations describing how ontologies can create an impact; as well as providing illustrations where these techniques have been, or could be, applied in domains such as bioinformatics, electronic health records, intelligence, the smart electrical grid, manufacturing and supply chains, earth and environmental, e-science, cyberphysical systems and e-government. As is traditional with the Ontology Summit series, the results will be captured in the form of a communiqu��, with expanded supporting material provided on the web.     (1S3)

This "Ontology for Big Systems & Systems Engineering" Track aims to bring key challenges to light with large-scale systems and systems of systems for ontology and identify where solutions exist, where the problems require significant research, and where we can work towards solutions as part of this summit. The areas to be considered include:     (1S4)

  • working with and integrating the results of models using multiple modeling languages,     (1S5)
  • the systems lifecycle and the issues of sharing data within and between lifecycle stages,     (1S6)
  • the difference between requirements and the delivered system,     (1S7)
  • systems of systems vs systems,     (1S8)
  • the nature of system components and the difference between these and the parts installed,     (1S9)
  • the connections between system components and what they carry,     (1S10)
  • the specific role of social, legal, and value-related aspects in systems architecture, modeling and design     (1S11)
  • systems behaviour,     (1S12)
  • federated systems both as a big system, and as a solution to some of the challenges,     (1S13)
  • principles of how to construct good quality reusable models (ontologies),     (1S14)
  • the management of ontologies of and for large systems and the challenges in developing and maintaining them.     (1S15)

In this session we will consider the output of the first session of this track, and try to identify:     (1S16)

  • where there are solutions already available, if you know where to look,     (1S17)
  • where the problems require significant research,     (1S18)
  • where there is an opportunity to make useful progress within the timescale of the ontology summit.     (1S19)

More details about this Summit at: OntologySummit2012 (home page for the summit)     (1S20)

Agenda     (1T)

Ontology Summit 2012 - Panel Session-04     (1T1)

  • Session Format: this is a virtual session conducted over an augmented conference call     (1T2)

Proceedings     (1U)

Please refer to the above     (1U1)

IM Chat Transcript captured during the session    (1U2)

see raw transcript here.     (1U2A)

(for better clarity, the version below is a [ re-organized and lightly edited chat-transcript].)     (1U2B)

Participants are welcome to make light edits to their own contributions as they see fit.     (1U2C)

-- begin in-session chat-transcript --     (1U2D)

-- end of in-session chat-transcript --     (1U2E)

  • Further Question & Remarks - please post them to the [ ontology-summit ] listserv     (1U2F)
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Audio Recording of this Session     (1V)

Additional Resources     (1W)

For the record ...     (1W5)

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

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