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OpenOntologyRepository: OOR Team Conference Call - Fri 2009-03-06     (1)

OpenOntologyRepository team conference call, Fri 2009.03.06, 1.0~1.5 Hr. call starting 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST / 6pm CET / 17:00 UTC     (1A)

... please refer to proceedings of the last meeting at: OOR/ConferenceCall_2009_02_06     (1B)

  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1C5)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1C5A)
    • 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.     (1C5B)
  • RSVP to appreciated, ... or simply just by adding yourself to the "Expected Attendee" list below (if you are a member of the team.)     (1C6)
  • 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.     (1C8)

Attendees     (1E)

  • Expecting:     (1E2)
    • ... if you are coming to the meeting, 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. ...     (1E2A)

Agenda Ideas     (1F)

please insert below (along with your name for follow-up purposes)     (1F1)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1G)

1. Meeting called to order:     (1G1)

2. Roll Call:     (1G5)

3. Status Review and Discussion:     (1G7)

Suggested topics to be covered:     (1G11)

  • post-mortem on the Thu Feb-19 "Getting OOR Development off the ground - Take-2" panel discussion     (1G12)
  • Planning another joint Ontolog-OOR panel session that revolves around developing (system and content) around the BioPortal technology     (1G14)

standing up a first public instance of the OOR     (1G15)

  • Benjamin: documentation have been updated and are available on the BioPortal wiki     (1G16)
  • Mike / Benjamin: so far only the sample ontologies posted by Benjamin and Mike are there     (1G17)
  • Ken: will have student who might sign on to contribute ... looking to spread the word on this     (1G18)
  • Mike & Benjamin: note that the OOR development will be done as a branch (not created yet ... will do so when MichaelGruninger's student start) on the gforge subversion repository at BioPortal (not the semwebcentral repository for this particular exercise); this will allow us to merge the code back to BioPortal eventually     (1G19)
  • Peter: on the infrastructure and hardware, we now have "sandbox-1" (quick first implementation), and will be working on a "sandbox-2" (fully scalable architecture as prescribed by the NCBO architects) and then production (again with the full scalable architecture and probably also the OOR gatekeeping policies implemented) ... eventually the "sandbox-2" and "production" will been made available persistently     (1G20)
  • Todd: need students both for software engineering and software development work     (1G21)
  • Peter & Todd: suggest we post a list of requirements and gaps ... and volunteer contributors can send us specifications in the form of RFC's (Request for Comments) to this OOR team so we can influence how these contributors will eventually implement     (1G22)
  • partitioning the join OOR-Ontolog mini-series championship effort     (1G23)
    • Peter to try resuming conversation with the rest of the champions and report back at the next call     (1G23A)
    • K will champion a panel for "use cases" ... will come back in 2 weeks to schedule a date - mid to late April     (1G23B)
    • Ken will champion a session on "research issues" - mid to late May     (1G23C)
    • Benjamin will possibbly champion a session on BioPortal-related developments - mid to late June     (1G23D)
    • Todd: may want to (in the future) take on a session on architecture ... but later     (1G23E)
  • Funding and proposals     (1G27)
    • no update (haven't heard back from NSF on our Datanet submission yet)     (1G27A)
    • Ken and K to provide leadership in view of potential with the new stimulus money     (1G27B)
  • short term activity and action plans     (1G28)
    • planning 3 upcoming panels as [ above]     (1G28A)
    • think of doing something at the upcoming Ontology Summit     (1G28B)
      • K will do a dynamic and collaborative development use case, give it a RFC-related "standards" spin, and make that our (OOR team) contribution to OntologySummit2009 ... (ref. IETF and Internet RFC's)     (1G28B1)

4. New Issues:     (1G29)

5. Any Other Business:     (1G30)

6. Action items:     (1G31)

7. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:     (1G33)

notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2009.03.06-10:11am PST     (1G37)

All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity of the documented proceedings.     (1G38)

Resources     (1H)

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