Ontolog Forum

OKMDS: Organizing Committee Conference Call - Tuesday 27-May-2008

  • This is the 16th conference call of the organizing committee for the joint NASA-Ontolog-KMWG "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support" initiative. The session is expected to be a 1-Hour conference call.

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008
  • Start Time: 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT / 17:00 UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: 1.0 hour
  • Dial-in Number:
    • from US: +1-605-475-8590 (South Dakota, USA)
      • Conference ID: "5823120#"
    • Direct call from from Skype: +990008275823120
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:
    • view-only password: "ontolog"


  • Regrets:

Agenda Ideas

  • getting ready for the OKMDS closing session on Thu 2008.05.29 - ConferenceCall_2008_05_29
  • coordinating the various remarks and reflections on the OKMDS mini-series for the May-29 session.
  • decision on any follow-on deliverables after the May-29 closing session
... (please post your agenda ideas here; identify yourself for follow-up purposes)

Agenda & Proceedings

1. Meeting called to order:

  • review and adopt agenda

2. Roll Call:

3. Status of developing issues:

  • scheduled sessions underway:
    • 2008_05_29 - Thursday: OKMDS mini-series Concluding Event - "Connecting People Through Semantics, and OKDMS Series Summary" - Chair/Speakers: Jeanne Holm and Andrew Schain - ConferenceCall_2008_05_29   
  • Outstanding Issue Update: (from last call)
  • Jeanne will prepare a press release for Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News to announce the mini-series.
    • Susan will pass along a contact that might help - done!
      • Jeanne suggested that this could be used to advance networking across upcoming Knowledge Management and Virtual World conferences in April
    • Jeanne preparing press release to share at Spring conferences
  • Peter P. Yim - *suggested that organizers share their reflections at the final session in several bullets each
  • Discussions:
  • postmortem on the [OKMDS] session of Thu 2008.05.08 with invited speaker Yochai Benkler - ref. ConferenceCall_2008_05_08
  • need to tie down the Closing Session for the OKMDS mini-series - ConferenceCall_2008_05_29
    • Date confirmed -- 29-May-2008
    • Title: Connecting People Through Semantics, and OKDMS Series Summary
    • Panel: Jeanne Holm & Andrew Schain ... with short remarks* from the rest of the organizing committee members
    • chair: Jeanne Holm
    • this will be our wrap-up session - therefore great that it will be featuring NASA work too
      • Jeanne and others interested will summarize key lessons and conversations.
        • This forum has informed NASA work and that will be made clear to participants
      • Abstract: Jeanne will have this ready by noon PDT today
      • Slides: from Andy & Jeanne --Jeanne: will be ready first thing Wed 5/28 am
      • SL support: Charles Du from JPL
    • Agenda: Jeanne overview, Andy presents on data architecture and semantic technologies, with POPS as an example, leadership team member remarks, open discussion; Jeanne concluding remarks.
  • coordinating the various remarks and reflections on the OKMDS mini-series for the May-29 closing session.
    • Jeanne: Andy and I will bring this back to NASA
    • Peter: will make remarks on this mini-series from the vantage point of Ontolog
    • Susan: ?
    • Ken: will talk a little bit about "decision support"
    • anyone else (from okmds-org)? ... please send your thoughts to <> as a response to this meeting thread by end-of-day today (Tue 5/27)
  • anything else on the [okmds-convene] online discourse?
  • take another look on how we are doing, and what else could to be done to make this an even greater success
  • decision on any follow-on deliverables after the May-29 closing session

5. New Issues:

6. Any Other Business:

7. Action items:

8. Adjourn:

  • This is the last of the organizing committee meetings. Our official wrap-up will be at the 5/29 session this Thursday. Look forward to having everyone there! - ref. ConferenceCall_2008_05_29
  • Call adjourned at: 10:35 am PDT


notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2008.05.27-10:36 am PDT

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