From OntologPSMW

Jump to: navigation, search
[ ]

Contents

EarthScienceOntolog: Panel Session-04 - Thu 2012-11-01     (1)

Mini-Series Theme: An Earth Science Ontology Dialog ("EarthScienceOntolog")     (1A)

Session Topic: A Review of Ontologies for Earth Sciences     (1B)

Session Co-chairs: Dr. DaliaVaranka (USGS) and Dr. MarkSchildhauer (NCEAS, UC Santa Barbara) - intro slides     (1C)

Panelists / Briefings:     (1D)

  • Dr. LuisBermudez (OGC) - "Use of Ontologies within the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)" slides     (1E)
  • Dr. BoyanBrodaric (Geological Survey of Canada) - "Toward an integrated surface and subsurface water ontology" slides     (1F)
  • Dr. NormanMorrison (U of Manchester, UK) - "The Environment Ontology: What sort of a place was it?" slides     (1G)
  • Mr. ThomasHuang (JPL/NASA) - "From Modeling the Earth to Terrain Simulation" slides     (1H)
  • Dr. MarkSchildhauer (UC Santa Barbara) - "Where do we go from here with Earth and Environmental Science Ontologies?" (joint work by Mark Schildhauer & BenAdams) slides     (1I)

Abstract     (1K)

A Review of Ontologies for Earth Sciences - intro slides     (1K1)

This is the 4th session of the Joint EarthCube-Ontolog Mini-series on "Ontology and Semantic Technology for the Earth Science Community" - a series of panel sessions dubbed: "EarthScienceOntolog" - an Earth Science Ontology Dialog.     (1K2)

This mini-series of events are co-organized/supported by members of the Earth Cube community, Ontolog community, SOCoP community, IAOA community.     (1K3)

Challenges in the earth sciences to meet research and societal needs require creative ways of integrating data for complex analysis. This session is the 4th in a series of informative presentations to bring science and ontology communities together in an exchange of ideas and collaborative networks. This session will look into some of the current ontology efforts in the earth and environmental sciences, and showcase examples of earth science problems being tackled by the use of ontologies for synthesis and exploratory knowledge discovery.     (1K4)

More details about this mini-series at: EarthScienceOntolog (home page for this mini-series)     (1K5)

Briefings     (1K6)

  • Dr. LuisBermudez (OGC) - "Use of Ontologies within the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)" slides     (1K6A)
    • Abstract: ... This presentation will provide an overview of ontologies been used by OGC. It will discuss the formal representations of concepts within OGC standards and the ontology behind the new GeoSPARQL.     (1K6A1)
  • Dr. BoyanBrodaric (Geological Survey of Canada) - "Toward an integrated surface and subsurface water ontology" slides     (1K6B)
    • Abstract: ... Pressing scientific and societal issues, coupled with the increasing availability of water data, require an integrated approach to surface and subsurface water representations. However, emerging representations are largely disconnected at present, most notably within geospatial data standards, thus impeding joint use of data for key aspects such as estimating water balances. This presentation discusses work in progress on the development of an ontology for these water domains. It identifies five basic primitives common to the domains and illustrates how these can be specialized from DOCLE toward an integrated water ontology.     (1K6B1)
  • Dr. NormanMorrison (U of Manchester, UK) - "The Environment Ontology: What sort of a place was it?" slides     (1K6C)
    • Abstract: ... The Environment Ontology (EnvO) is a community-developed ontology which provides a controlled, structured approach to support the annotation of any organism or biological sample with environment descriptors. EnvO contains terms for biomes, environmental features, and environmental material which enable the description of environments from coarse to fine levels of granularity. We hope that the community will adopt EnvO and benefit from its potential to promote standardised data integration and access. As an open project, we welcome your use of and participation in this project at http://www.environmentontology.org     (1K6C1)
  • Mr. ThomasHuang (JPL/NASA) - "From Modeling the Earth to Terrain Simulation"" slides     (1K6D)
    • Abstract: ... Using knowledgebase technology to drive design decisions and as an instrument for validation not only cuts cost in product development, but it also enables much more thorough validation of the design prior to fabrication. An ongoing development effort is underway in building a knowledgebase system to model terrains for vehicle designs. The popular Semantic Web for Earth and Environmental Terminology (SWEET) ontologies is a collection of ontologies and concepts design to improve discovery and application of Earth science data, which provides the foundation in modeling such ontological system. This talk presents a brief overview on SWEET and discusses some of the designs and challenges in building this domain knowledge system.     (1K6D1)
  • Dr. Mark Schildhauer & Mr. BenjaminAdams (NCEAS, UC Santa Barbara) - "Where do we go from here with Earth and Environmental Science Ontologies?" slides     (1K6E)
    • Abstract: ... An ecosystem of Earth and environmental science vocabularies, markup languages, and ontologies has arisen in recent years. These representations of the meanings of Earth science terms vary greatly in thematic scope, intended uses, foundational design principles, and axiomatic structures and inferencing capabilities. In this talk we identify some important considerations as we move forward in developing semantic cyberinfrastructure for the Earth and environmental sciences. Common issues that we will address include the need for definitions of terms that come from authoritative sources, better use of richer, formalized representations for describing relations among concepts (such as disjoint, classes with two parents, etc.), and a need for clearer governance mechanisms that enable systematic approaches to evaluating, populating, updating and using vocabularies and ontologies. We will conclude with thoughts on the possibilities and value of harmonizing the numerous ongoing community semantic development efforts, rather than continuing to create a new Babel of semantically enriched but mutually incomprehensible dialects.     (1K6E1)

Agenda     (1L)

  • Session Format: this is a virtual session conducted over an augmented conference call     (1L2)

Proceedings     (1M)

Please refer to the [ above]     (1M1)

IM Chat Transcript captured during the session    (1M2)

see raw transcript here.     (1M2A)

(for better clarity, the version below is a re-organized and lightly edited chat-transcript.)     (1M2B)

Participants are welcome to make light edits to their own contributions as they see fit.     (1M2C)

-- begin in-session chat-transcript --     (1M2D)

[09:10] Peter P. Yim: Welcome to the     (1M2E)

EarthScienceOntolog: Panel Session-4 - Thu 2012-11-01     (1M2F)

Mini-Series Theme: An Earth Science Ontology Dialog ("EarthScienceOntolog")     (1M2G)

Session Topic: A Review of Ontologies for Earth Sciences     (1M2H)

Session Co-chairs:     (1M2I)

Panelists:     (1M2K)

water ontology"     (1M2N)

Science Ontologies?" (a joint work by Mark Schildhauer & BenAdams)     (1M2S)

Logistics:     (1M2T)

  • (if you haven't already done so) please click on "settings" (top center) and morph from     (1M2W)

anonymous to your RealName     (1M2X)

  • Can't find Skype Dial pad? ** for Windows Skype users: Can't find Skype Dial pad? ... it's under     (1M2Z)

the "Call" dropdown menu as "Show Dial pad" ** for Linux Skype users: please stay with (or downgrade     (1M2AA)

to) Skype version 2.x for now (as a Dial pad seems to be missing on Linux-based Skype v4.x for     (1M2AB)

skype-calls.)     (1M2AC)

Proceedings:     (1M2AD)

[09:14] anonymous morphed into Bruno Emond     (1M2AE)

[09:20] anonymous morphed into Deborah Nichols     (1M2AF)

[09:21] anonymous morphed into Ben Adams     (1M2AG)

[09:25] anonymous1 morphed into CeciliaZanniMerk     (1M2AH)

[09:28] anonymous1 morphed into Tom Tinsley     (1M2AI)

[09:30] anonymous1 morphed into Joel Sachs     (1M2AJ)

[09:30] anonymous2 morphed into GenhanChen     (1M2AK)

[09:32] Dan morphed into Dan Dong     (1M2AL)

[09:32] anonymous2 morphed into Fran Lightsom     (1M2AM)

[09:32] anonymous1 morphed into Luis Bermudez     (1M2AN)

[09:32] anonymous4 morphed into Dalia Varanka     (1M2AP)

[09:32] anonymous5 morphed into Boyan Brodaric     (1M2AQ)

[09:32] anonymous3 morphed into Torsten Hahmann     (1M2AR)

[09:33] anonymous morphed into MarshallXMa     (1M2AT)

[09:34] anonymous1 morphed into Hilmar Lapp     (1M2AU)

[09:35] anonymous morphed into Semir Sarajlic     (1M2AV)

[09:35] anonymous1 morphed into Uma     (1M2AW)

[09:36] anonymous2 morphed into Joel Bender     (1M2AX)

[09:38] anonymous1 morphed into Krzysztof Janowicz     (1M2AY)

[09:38] anonymous2 morphed into Alex Sorokine     (1M2AZ)

[09:40] anonymous morphed into DeborahMacPherson     (1M2AAB)

[09:40] anonymous1 morphed into DeborahMcGuinness     (1M2AAC)

[09:41] anonymous morphed into Yan Liu     (1M2AAD)

[09:43] anonymous morphed into Whitenack     (1M2AAE)

[09:40] Peter P. Yim: == Dalia Varanka opening the session with the intro slides ...     (1M2AAF)

[09:41] List of members: Alex Sorokine, Alex Shkotin, Ben Adams, Bobbin Teegarden, Bob Smith,     (1M2AAG)

[09:44] Peter P. Yim: == Luis Bermudez presenting ...     (1M2AAM)

[09:46] Peter P. Yim: whoever posted into the box next to the "hand" button, please re-post into the     (1M2AAN)

editing box on the left of the "send" button     (1M2AAO)

[09:47] Peter P. Yim: your question: "is there chat support ..." - the answer is, the in-session     (1M2AAP)

chat-support is right here; after the session, the conversation can continue - see:     (1M2AAQ)

[09:47] anonymous morphed into Carlos Rueda     (1M2AAS)

[09:48] anonymous morphed into Krishna Sinha     (1M2AAT)

[09:48] anonymous1 morphed into Cyber-[[ShARE]]     (1M2AAU)

[09:51] Norman Morrison: Out of interest, is there a twitter hashtag in use for the session ... [     (1M2AAV)

PeterYim: not yet, Norman ]     (1M2AAW)

[09:53] Todd Schneider: Luis, does OGC recommend use of, or alignment to, a foundational ontology to     (1M2AAX)

facilitate interoperability or integration?     (1M2AAY)

[10:15] Luis Bermudez: Hi Todd. OGC doesn't currently recommended alignment to a foundational     (1M2AAZ)

ontology. The only related OGC standard (recommendation) is GeoSPARQL. My sense is that we cannot     (1M2AAAA)

call it a foundational ontology.     (1M2AAAB)

[10:17] Todd Schneider: Luis, is OGC considering such a recommendation? I'm sure it would help,     (1M2AAAC)

eventually:)     (1M2AAAD)

[10:20] Luis Bermudez: Todd, I will take your recommendation back to OGC.     (1M2AAAE)

[10:04] Peter P. Yim: @LuisBermudez - what open "use license" is used (by default) on OGC's open     (1M2AAAF)

Intellectual Properties (IP's)     (1M2AAAG)

[10:20] Luis Bermudez: Peter, OGC IP document is here:     (1M2AAAH)

[10:08] Peter P. Yim: == Boyan Brodaric presenting ...     (1M2AAAJ)

[10:10] anonymous morphed into Thomas Huang     (1M2AAAK)

[10:14] anonymous morphed into Doug Foxvog     (1M2AAAL)

[10:29] Krishna Sinha: Krishna Sinha :Boyan, is it possible to extend this to oceans? Are there any     (1M2AAAM)

obvious links?     (1M2AAAN)

[10:31] Boyan Brodaric: Krishna---we haven't looked at oceans, but my sense is that at least some of     (1M2AAAO)

it is directly applicable. Boyan     (1M2AAAP)

[10:31] GaryBergCross: For people interested in working more on semantics of a container idea it is     (1M2AAAR)

a topic at the Nov 28-30 workshop at USGS in Reston VA see http://vocamp.org/wiki/GeoVoCampSOCoP2012     (1M2AAAS)

[10:38] Torsten Hahmann: Krisha, I guess it depends on what exactly you want to model. For example     (1M2AAAT)

reefs or underwater ridges (as Norman is talking about) could be modeled similarly using certain     (1M2AAAU)

kinds of voids (hollows) based on containment.     (1M2AAAV)

[10:47] Norman Morrison: Torsten, Boyan & Krishna, yes, it was encouraging to see that we have     (1M2AAAW)

independently adopted the same formalism of (voids) holes and containment.     (1M2AAAX)

[10:50] Mark Schildhauer: interesting to know, though, whether these formalisms are identical or     (1M2AAAY)

merely similar     (1M2AAAZ)

[11:02] Torsten Hahmann: Mark, I totally agree that this is a key question. Norman: in that regard,     (1M2AAAAA)

to what extent is Envo formalized? Is it restricted to a IS-A taxonomy right now? That's what I     (1M2AAAAB)

found on the website you mentioned (in the download section).     (1M2AAAAC)

[11:00] Boyan Brodaric: Norman---the conceptual convergence is nice to see. Do you use BFO for the     (1M2AAAAD)

hole/containment schema, or did you enhance BFO in that direction? My look at BFO in this respect is     (1M2AAAAE)

that it has some hooks that need fleshing out.     (1M2AAAAF)

[11:11] Norman Morrison: Torsten: Yes, EnvO does leverage it's concepts and relations from BFO. There     (1M2AAAAG)

is an 'EnvO2' in the pipeline that will do so more rigourously.     (1M2AAAAH)

[11:08] GaryBergCross: The connection to BFO suggests that EnvO leverages its concepts and     (1M2AAAAI)

[10:44] GaryBergCross: @Norman does EnvO cover the idea of a site as in ecological site or other     (1M2AAAAK)

types of sites?     (1M2AAAAL)

[10:55] Norman Morrison: @Gary yes we have sites represented in EnvO, but I would say this is an area     (1M2AAAAM)

that is not that well covered. We also incorporate a number of Biome classification systems that are     (1M2AAAAN)

non orthogonal. This is certainly an area that would benefit from further work.     (1M2AAAAO)

[11:01] GaryBergCross: @Norman Thank you. Perhaps we can exchange ideas about this later. Site is a     (1M2AAAAP)

topic at the Nov 28-30 workshop at USGS in Reston VA see http://vocamp.org/wiki/GeoVoCampSOCoP2012     (1M2AAAAQ)

[10:45] Peter P. Yim: @Norman (& all) - your slides are now updated (in particular the garble on slide#6     (1M2AAAAR)

is now gone)     (1M2AAAAS)

[10:45] Peter P. Yim: == Thomas Huang presenting ...     (1M2AAAAT)

[11:11] Peter P. Yim: @Mark, Ben & All - ref. your slides #3 & 4 - there is an ongoing effort under the     (1M2AAAAW)

Open Ontology Repository (OOR) initiative, that makes an attempt to build a federated network of     (1M2AAAAX)

those who are running ontology repositories, so that there can be a "logical" go-to place to access     (1M2AAAAY)

them, and where other value-added services can be applied ... among the repositories, some of those     (1M2AAAAZ)

of interest to this group like MMISW-ORR, SOCoP-OOR, ORNL-DAAC, BioPortal, etc. are also on board     (1M2AAAAAA)

[11:16] Peter P. Yim: the OOR effort welcomes participation of projects that are running ontology     (1M2AAAAAC)

repository ("open" ones, especially) ... join us!     (1M2AAAAAD)

[11:20] Peter P. Yim: == Q&A and Open Discussion now ...     (1M2AAAAAE)

[11:21] GaryBergCross: Note VoCamps in spirit do try to research existing vocabularies. Then build     (1M2AAAAAF)

on these refining and extending these as part of the effort.     (1M2AAAAAG)

[11:21] anonymous morphed into Myunghwa Hwang     (1M2AAAAAH)

[11:22] anonymous1 morphed into Alex Mirzaoff     (1M2AAAAAI)

[11:23] Alex Sorokine: to Boyan: how do you treat granularity in relation to your concept of gaps and     (1M2AAAAAJ)

[11:36] Torsten Hahmann: as follow-up to Boyan answer to Alex's question [11:23]: I suppose you meant     (1M2AAAAAL)

granularity of voids? we currently only distinguish two levels of granularity: the object level     (1M2AAAAAM)

(physical objects) and the matter level. Those we formalized in the FOIS paper (2012). It is a     (1M2AAAAAN)

simplified version of the DOLCE concept of constituency.     (1M2AAAAAO)

[11:24] anonymous morphed into Ramona Walls     (1M2AAAAAP)

[11:23] Torsten Hahmann: Btw, the ontologies Boyan and I developed will be available next week in the     (1M2AAAAAQ)

COLORE ontology repository (one of the OOR Peter was referring to) available at     (1M2AAAAAR)

[11:24] GaryBergCross: @Torsten, so these are formalized in common logic?     (1M2AAAAAT)

[11:24] Mark Schildhauer: thanks, Boyan...     (1M2AAAAAV)

[11:25] Michael Grüninger: It will be important to explicitly use the axioms of the ontologies so     (1M2AAAAAW)

that we can show that the commonalities are more than an intuitive similarity.     (1M2AAAAAX)

[11:26] Michael Grüninger: Identical concepts in two ontologies would mean that from the axioms alone     (1M2AAAAAY)

we can entail the axioms satisfied by one concept can be entailed by the axioms satisfied by the     (1M2AAAAAZ)

other ontology, together with specifications of the mappings     (1M2AAAAAAA)

[11:27] Torsten Hahmann: @Gary: for clarification: the DOLCE ontology that Boyan presented is     (1M2AAAAAAB)

generated from the Common Logic ontology, it obviously only captures only a subset of what we     (1M2AAAAAAC)

formalized in Common Logic     (1M2AAAAAAD)

[11:28] GaryBergCross: @MichaelGruninger So yours and Torsten's work on spatial ontologies is an     (1M2AAAAAAE)

example where you have done this type of mapping and close look at axioms. Right?     (1M2AAAAAAF)

[11:30] Michael Grüninger: @Gary: Exactly. The challenges posed by today's speakers is to identify     (1M2AAAAAAG)

all of the different ontologies that people are working on, and to figure out what the possible     (1M2AAAAAAH)

mappings could be     (1M2AAAAAAI)

[11:28] Alex Shkotin: @Mark, it looks like we need to create a formal theory one for every particular     (1M2AAAAAAL)

[11:30] Mark Schildhauer: @alex-- I see more a need for common design principles in ontology     (1M2AAAAAAN)

construction *across* disciplines, and shared concepts wherever possible     (1M2AAAAAAO)

[11:33] Boyan Brodaric: @Alex---the degree of formality will be use-governed; for some purposes high     (1M2AAAAAAP)

formality it might not be necessary. But, to leverage reasoning it would be desirable.     (1M2AAAAAAQ)

[11:35] Alex Shkotin: @Mark, it looks like common sense knowledge formalization. Like Ernst Davis.     (1M2AAAAAAR)

[11:34] Krishna Sinha: MarkSchildhauer---I think developing a general ontology based solely on     (1M2AAAAAAS)

vocabulary is difficult to accomplish. I dont see how non specialists with respect to a given     (1M2AAAAAAT)

discipline could even begin to discover data.. We need something beyond just terms     (1M2AAAAAAU)

[11:43] Mark Schildhauer: @Krishna-- agreed; but well-defined terms developed by experts, and     (1M2AAAAAAV)

currently housed in thesauri like the AGI example you pointed out to us, can be borrowed and     (1M2AAAAAAW)

embedded where appropriate in richer constructs? That's what I was intending, sorry it wasn't clear.     (1M2AAAAAAX)

[11:33] CeciliaZanniMerk: Michael and Torsten, can I have a link or some biblio on your spatial     (1M2AAAAAAY)

ontologies ?     (1M2AAAAAAZ)

[11:37] Torsten Hahmann: @Cecilia: sure, what format would you like? They are buried in the really     (1M2AAAAAAAA)

long bibliography of my thesis.     (1M2AAAAAAAB)

[11:40] CeciliaZanniMerk: Torsten, if you could send me some articles, it would be great ... merk     (1M2AAAAAAAC)

[at] unistra.fr     (1M2AAAAAAAD)

[11:39] CeciliaZanniMerk: Torsten, OWL and PDF will be fine ... :-D) OWL to play with, PDF to     (1M2AAAAAAAE)

understand ... ... we have just begun to work on an urban ontology for remote sensing, and the     (1M2AAAAAAAF)

spatial relationships are one of the key aspects     (1M2AAAAAAAG)

[11:43] Torsten Hahmann: @cecilia: I can email you a pdf.     (1M2AAAAAAAH)

[11:43] CeciliaZanniMerk: @torsten : thanks ! it would be great !     (1M2AAAAAAAI)

[11:34] Norman Morrison: On this topic MIREOT (Minimum information to reference an external ontology     (1M2AAAAAAAJ)

[11:34] Norman Morrison: Ramona Walls (who's online now) knows more about this     (1M2AAAAAAAL)

[11:36] Doug Foxvog: @Michael, I think we can distinguish theories from definitional ontologies. If     (1M2AAAAAAAM)

that is done, then different theories with different axioms could be defined, so that two terms from     (1M2AAAAAAAN)

different ontologies can be accepted as identical concepts, even though the axioms defined for one     (1M2AAAAAAAO)

(with one theory) are not necessarily entailed by the axioms of the other (defined with a different     (1M2AAAAAAAP)

[11:36] Doug Foxvog: This entails reifying the different theories in different theory ontologies.     (1M2AAAAAAAR)

[11:38] Torsten Hahmann: @Luis: is there any effort to formalize the semantics of the GeoSPARQL     (1M2AAAAAAAS)

concepts any further?     (1M2AAAAAAAT)

[11:44] Luis Bermudez: @Torsten. The GeoSPARQL semantics are already formalized in OWL     (1M2AAAAAAAU)

[11:46] Torsten Hahmann: @Luis: I meant to formalize it beyond what is already there. In particular     (1M2AAAAAAAW)

whether to formalize the descriptions of each concepts that are currently in English, for example     (1M2AAAAAAAX)

statements like: <skos:definition xml:lang="en">Exists if the subject SpatialObject spatially     (1M2AAAAAAAY)

contains the object SpatialObject. DE-9IM: T*****FF*</skos:definition>     (1M2AAAAAAAZ)

[11:37] Peter P. Yim: -- (conference call) session ended: 11:37am PDT --     (1M2AAAAAAAAA)

[11:37] Mark Schildhauer: oops-- sorry Joel. Good point- we didn't have time to go into the usage of     (1M2AAAAAAAAB)

these ontologies, in terms of semantic annotation and mediation!     (1M2AAAAAAAAC)

[11:40] Mark Schildhauer: @joel-- for example, one typical application of an ontology term would be,     (1M2AAAAAAAAD)

via annotation, asserting that some data value or column in a data set "IS" a (set of) instances of     (1M2AAAAAAAAE)

[11:40] Peter P. Yim: @Joel ... would you post your question here (we can leave the chat-room going for     (1M2AAAAAAAAG)

a few more minutes) or put that out to the community for further discussion - see:     (1M2AAAAAAAAH)

[11:40] Norman Morrison: Thanks again to the organisers. As a first timer to the Ontolog session I     (1M2AAAAAAAAJ)

found this to be an excellent forum and certainly hope to join future discussions. @Joel - next time     (1M2AAAAAAAAK)

perhaps... :-)     (1M2AAAAAAAAL)

[11:41] CeciliaZanniMerk: I agree with Norman ... it was my first time also, and i've really     (1M2AAAAAAAAM)

appreciated the quality of the presentations and of the discussions ... thanks a lot !     (1M2AAAAAAAAN)

[12:00] Peter P. Yim: closing chat-room now!     (1M2AAAAAAAAW)

-- end of in-session chat-transcript --     (1M2AAAAAAAAX)

Additional Resources     (1N)


For the record ...     (1N6)

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

  • Dial-in:     (1O4D)
    • Phone (US): +1 (206) 402-0100 ... (long distance cost may apply)     (1O4D1)
    • Skype: joinconference (i.e. make a skype call to the contact with skypeID="joinconference") ... (generally free-of-charge, when connecting from your computer)     (1O4D2)
      • when prompted enter Conference ID: 141184#     (1O4D2A)
      • Unfamiliar with how to do this on Skype? ...     (1O4D2B)
        • Add the contact "joinconference" to your skype contact list first. To participate in the teleconference, make a skype call to "joinconference", then open the dial pad (see platform-specific instructions below) and enter the Conference ID: 141184# when prompted.     (1O4D2B1)
      • Can't find Skype Dial pad? ...     (1O4D2C)
        • for Windows Skype users: Can't find Skype Dial pad? ... it's under the "Call" dropdown menu as "Show Dial pad"     (1O4D2C1)
        • for Linux Skype users: please stay with (or downgrade to) Skype version 2.x for now (as a Dial pad seems to be missing on Linux-based Skype v4.x for skype-calls.)     (1O4D2C2)
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at: http://vnc2.cim3.net:5800/     (1O4E)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1O4E1)
    • 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.     (1O4E2)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides above (where applicable) and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1O4E3)
    • instructions: once you got access to the page, click on the "settings" button, and identify yourself (by modifying the Name field from "anonymous" to your real name, like "JaneDoe").     (1O4F1)
    • 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.     (1O4F2)
    • thanks to the soaphub.org 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) ontolog_20121101@soaphub.org ... Handy for mobile devices!     (1O4F3)
  • Discussions and Q & A:     (1O4G)
    • Nominally, when a presentation is in progress, the moderator will mute everyone, except for the speaker.     (1O4G1)
    • To un-mute, press "*7" ... To mute, press "*6" (please mute your phone, especially if you are in a noisy surrounding, or if you are introducing noise, echoes, etc. into the conference line.)     (1O4G2)
    • we will usually save all questions and discussions till after all presentations are through. You are encouraged to jot down questions onto the chat-area in the mean time (that way, they get documented; and you might even get some answers in the interim, through the chat.)     (1O4G3)
    • During the Q&A / discussion segment (when everyone is muted), If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please raise your hand (virtually) by clicking on the "hand button" (lower right) on the chat session page. You may speak when acknowledged by the session moderator (again, press "*7" on your phone to un-mute). 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 "*6" on your phone to mute yourself after you are done speaking.)     (1O4G4)
  • RSVP to peter.yim@cim3.com appreciated, ... or simply just by adding yourself to the "Expected Attendee" list below (if you are a member of the team.)     (1O4I)
  • Please note that this session may be recorded, and if so, the audio archive is expected to be made available as open content, along with the proceedings of the call to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1O4K)

Attendees     (1P)

  • Expecting:     (1P2)
    • (please add yourself to the list if you are a member of the Ontolog community, or, rsvp to <peter.yim@cim3.com> with the event title/date and your name and affiliation)     (1P2A)


This page has been migrated from the OntologWiki - Click here for original page     (1P4)