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OntologySummit2009: Face-to-face Workshop and Symposium - Registration, Venue and Access

Event: . OntologySummit2009_Symposium (face-to-face workshop)

Venue: NIST (100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA) - Building 101 (Administration Building) - "Employee Lounge". Ref.: driving map, directions & NIST campus map. (Note: the "Visitor Center" is where everyone need to go to first to get his/her badge. If you are driving, after you get your badge, you may drive into the campus, and park in the parking lot there.)

Date: . 6 & 7-April-2009 (Monday & Tuesday) - all day

Session Details: . see OntologySummit2009_Symposium

For On-site Attendees

...The NIST program and registration page is at this link. Registration for on-site participation is open until 31-Mar-2009 (if you get lucky, the registration site might still be open a little bit longer, try it anyway, in case you are late. If you missed registering for onsite participation, you can always join us remotely. There is no registration cut-off for remote participants.) ... (See below to get registered for remote participation.)

Anyone who has registration-related question could try e-mailing: Teresa Vicente <teresa.vicente [at]> or call (+1) 301.975-3883 (as cited in people's registration confirmation message.

On-site attendees should plan to be at the gate of the NIST (Gaithersburg, Maryland, US) campus by 8:30am EDT on Apr-6 (day-1), as signing in, and getting there to the meeting venue, are expected to take a little time.

For Remote Attendees

... to register for participation, please add your name (plus your affiliation, if you aren't already a member of the Ontolog community) below, or e-mail <> so that we can reserve enough resources to support everyone's participation. Make sure you specify which session(s) you plan to attend (ref. OntologySummit2009_Symposium) if you are only planning to join us on specific session(s) and not the entire workshop. ... Thanks. (Note that there is no fee, and no registration deadline!)

Registered Remote Attendees

  • (add your name here (above) ... if you are planning to attend only a part of the workshop, please specify which portion of the agenda should we be expecting you)

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Monday & Tuesday, April 6 & 7, 2009
  • Start Time: (both days) 9:00am EDT / 6:00am PDT / 3:00pm CEST / 2:00pm BST / 13:00 UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: please refer to agenda details
  • Dial-in Number: (long distance phone call cost will apply)
    • from a US telephone (US): +1-218-486-3600
    • When calling in from a phone, use Conference ID: "4389979#"
    • from Europe, call:
      • Austria 0820-4000-1577
      • Belgium 070-35-9992
      • France 0826-100-280
      • Germany 01805-00-7642
      • Ireland 0818-270-037
      • Italy 0848-390-179
      • Spain 0902-886-056
      • Switzerland 0848-560-327 or 0848-414-110
      • UK 0870-738-0765
    • callers from other countries please dial into either one of the US or European numbers
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:
    • view-only password: "ontolog"
    • 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.
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides and running them locally by clicking on the "slides" link against each agenda item. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.
  • Discussions and Q & A:
    • (Unless the conference host has already muted everyone) Please mute your phone, by pressing "*2" on your phone keypad, when a presentation is in progress. To un-mute, press "*3"
    • You can type in your questions or comments through the browser based chat session by:
    • or point your browser to:
      • instructions: once you got access to the page, click on the "settings" button, and identify yourself (by modifying the Name field). 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.
    • (when everyone is muted) If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please "raise your hand (virtually)" by click on the "hand button" (lower right) on the chat session page. You may speak when acknowledged by the speaker or the session moderator (again, press "*3" on your phone to unmute). 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 "*2" on your phone to mute yourself after you are done speaking.)
    • thanks to the 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) <> ... Handy for mobile devices!
  • For those who cannot join us, or who have further questions or remarks on the summit topic and content, please post them to the [ ontolog-summit ] listserv so that everyone in the community can benefit from the discourse.
  • 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.