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OpenOntologyRepository: OOR Team Conference Call - Fri 2010-01-22     (1)

OpenOntologyRepository team conference call, Fri 2010-01-22, 1.0~1.5 Hr. call starting 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST / 6:00pm CET / 5:00pm GMT / 17:00 UTC     (1A)

  • RSVP to appreciated, ... or simply just by adding yourself to the "Expected Attendee" list below (if you are a member of the team.)     (1B5)
  • 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.     (1B7)

Attendees     (1D)

  • Expecting:     (1D2)
    • ... 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. ...     (1D3A)

Agenda Ideas     (1E)

please insert below (along with your name for follow-up purposes)     (1E1)

  • planning for upcoming virtual panel sessions on (i) Content, and (ii)Use Cases     (1E2)
  • OOR-sandbox installation & usage progress review     (1E3)
  • start thinking about driving the "content" front     (1E4)
  • progress review on planned OOR-related events     (1E5)
  • reports on member activities that are OOR-related     (1E6)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1F)

1. Meeting called to order:     (1F1)

2. Roll Call:     (1F5)

3. Status Review and Discussion:     (1F8)

  • Review of our priority list:     (1F11)
    • 1. continue to push OOR development and get more contributors     (1F11A)
    • 2. set up policies and process and policies for contributing to OOR work     (1F11B)
      • build out "gatekeeping" and move from just having an OOR-sandbox to having available instances of an OOR-sandbox and an OOR-production     (1F11B1)
    • 3. systematically solicit content contributions     (1F11C)
    • 4. get the work funded     (1F11D)
    • 5. regularly review requirements and existing standards to make sure we are on track     (1F11E)
    • 6. possibility of doing an OOR presentation at the Semantic Technology Conference (21~25-Jin-2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.)     (1F11F)

... items below are from the previous call(s), and will be updated as we progressed on this meeting.     (1F18)

  • OOR-sandbox installation progress review     (1F19)
    • <> with the updated version of BioPortal - [ existing instance is at: ]     (1F19A)
    • on re-deployment, we should have the "OOR-sandbox" label and the licensing correct     (1F19B)
    • Peter: when everyone is comfortable with the new install, we will remap the DNS to call that <> so the url would stay the same as before.     (1F19C)
    • 2010.01.08: discussion: migrating existing content: from oor-01 to oor-01f and then retiring the "old" sandbox     (1F19D)
      • target - upload ontologies to the new sandbox oor-01f within the next week, by 2010.01.15 [attn: Ken & Mike c/o Dan & Jim]     (1F19D1)
        • we'll spend the following week evaluating and working on retiring the "old" sandbox (and making the new one <oor-01> officially -- 2010.01.22: not yet! (see below)     (1F19D1A)
      • KenBaclawski's team ran into ontology upload issues earlier, which has since been resolved - ref.     (1F19D2)
      • Ken / Peter: for [oor-01f] the upload limit is increased (from 20MB) to 100MB     (1F19D3)
      • Ken: still have to think of how to deal with huge ontologies ... I have one (from NCBI) that is 20GB     (1F19D4)
      • Ken: a bunch of OOR-related activities going on     (1F19D5)
        • Tejas Parikh and Sumit Purohit are installing and administering the OOR sandbox and other OOR installations.     (1F19D5A)
        • Yavuz Eren is posting ontologies to the sandbox and developing use cases.     (1F19D5B)
        • Two students are developing gatekeeping and provenance software.     (1F19D5C)
        • Students in my software engineering class will have assignments related to OOR. These will include use cases, system architecture and design. There are over 40 students registered in the course.     (1F19D5D)
        • All: encourage student to use this CWE (mailing list & wiki) so members of this team can interact with them     (1F19D5E)
      • Mike Dean ran into some upload errors ... he'll post the questions to Paul Alexander on the [oor-dev] list     (1F19D6)
      • after the upload issues are rectified, Mike Dean will proceed to do some testing on mapping too (and when that passes, we'll consider retiring the oor-01 sandbox again, say, at the next call.     (1F19D7)
  • Dan reports that their install of the BioPortal instance is working well and they are working on federation now     (1F20)
    • thinking of one-way federation for now (maybe two-way later)     (1F20A)
    • separate table (for now) to capture metadata for federation     (1F20B)
    • using separate repository for the code now (probably will consider getting back to previously arranged repository arrangements - when we agreed to branch from the BioPortal svn repository)     (1F20C)
  • OOR discussion     (1F22)
    • OOR-sandbox vs OOR-production - the latter still needs, at least, the implementation of gatekeeping (as discussed during OntologySummit2008)     (1F22A)
    • Ken: one of my students is looking into the "gatekeeping" aspect     (1F22B)
  • possibility of doing an OOR presentation at the Semantic Technology Conference (21~25-Jun-2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.)     (1F26)
  • Discussion / 2009.12.11: Ontology Summit 2010 launched on 2009.12.10 (yesterday)     (1F27)
    • (from previous meeting discussions:) what role can OOR (would want to) play?     (1F27A)
    • Mike: if outreach and "educating the public" is part of the agenda, the folks who used to be on W3C's Best Practices and Deployment Working Group and Education and Outreach Interest Group will be good candidates to engage     (1F27B)
    • Peter / 2009.12.11: Discourse to be in 3 Tracks: Content, Quality, Professional-Context ... and each further broken down into "present" and "future" outlooks     (1F27C)
    • Discussion:     (1F27D)
      • we can suggest that everything (for the summit) should be ontology based, and then offer the OOR-sandbox to be a platform used by the summit participants     (1F27D1)
      • we could offer content (course module and/or training material) on ontology repositories and registries     (1F27D2)
    • Peter (2010.01.08): message delivered to the Ontology Summit 2010 organizing committee - the OOR initiative be enlisted as a "co-sponsor" for the event     (1F27E)
  • reports on member activities that are OOR-related - see above     (1F28)

4. New Issues:     (1F31)

5. Any Other Business:     (1F32)

6. Action items:     (1F33)

  • champions for the upcoming panel sessions, please be prepared to pick dates at the next (Feb-5) call. [attn: Mike, Pat, Ken, et al.)     (1F34)

7. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:     (1F35)

notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2010.01.22-10:32am PST     (1F39)

All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity of the documented proceedings.     (1F40)

Resources     (1G)

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