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Ontology Summit 2010: Face-to-face Workshop and Symposium - Registration, Venue and Access

Event: . OntologySummit2010_Symposium (face-to-face workshop) as a part of the NIST Interoperability Week

Venue: NIST (100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA) - Building 101 (Administration Building) - "Employee Lounge".

  • see: driving map, directions & NIST campus map. (Note: the "Visitor Center" is where everyone needs 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.)
  • Since the OntologySummit2010_Symposium is a part of the NIST Interoperability Week, signs providing directions may/will be so labeled; so, look out for that!

Date: . 15 & 16-March-2009 (Monday & Tuesday) - all day

Session Details: . see OntologySummit2010_Symposium

For On-site Attendees

Due to the fact that this event is being held at a US Government Facility, on-site participants must be pre-registered beforehand to get a pass into the NIST campus. Please register at the NIST registration page at this link. Registration for on-site participation is open until Thu 11-Mar-2010 ... (See below to get registered for remote participation.)

Anyone who has registration-related question could try e-mailing: Angela Ellis <angela.ellis[at]> or call (+1) 301.975.3881

On-site attendees should plan to be at the gate of the NIST (Gaithersburg, Maryland, US) campus by 8:30am EDT on Mar-15 (day-1), as signing in, and getting there to the meeting venue, are expected to take a little time.

See: a snapshot of our List of Registrants for on-site attendance (as of the 2010.03.09 am cut-off) (if you just registered yourself, you may not be on the list; however, if you have reasons to believe that you may not be properly registered, please email <angela.ellis[at]> with a copy to <peter.yim[at]>, <steve[at]> & <mark.carlisle[at]>, so we can help follow-up on the matter.)

For Remote Attendees

To register for remote 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 for remote attendance! ... but please do register so we can prepare enough resources to support everyone.)

Registered Remote Attendees

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Monday & Tuesday, March 15 & 16, 2010
  • Start Time: (both days) 9:00am EDT / 6:00am PDT / 2:00pm CEST / 1:00pm GMT / 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): +1-218-844-8060
    • 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 848-390-179
      • Spain 0902-886-056
      • Switzerland 0848-560-327
      • UK 0844-581-9148
    • callers from other countries please dial into either one of the US or European numbers
  • 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 [ ontology-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.

Post Summit Symposium Meetings

Session-A: "Sharing and Integrating Ontologies" - John F. Sowa

  • Date: Tuesday, 16-March-2010
  • Start Time: 3:45pm EST / 12:45pm PST / 8:45pm CET / 7:45pm GMT / 19:45 UTC
  • Expected Session Duration: ~1.5 Hours
  • Venue: both on-site and remote participation will be supported (please refer to details for each session below)
  • please refer to details on the Session Page at: ConferenceCall_2010_03_16

Session-B: "Energy-Water-Nexus" - Jim Disbrow

  • Date: Tuesday, 16-March-2010
  • Start Time: 3:30pm EST / 12:30pm PST / 8:30pm CET / 7:30pm GMT / 19:30 UTC
  • Expected Session Duration: ~1.0 Hours
  • Venue: both on-site and remote participation will be supported (please refer to details for each session below)
  • On-site Venue: Lecture Room F - NIST Building 101 (Main Building)
  • Remote Dial-in: (US) # +1-218-844-8060
    • Conference ID: "4591797#"
  • Presentation Material: [ [ slides] ] ... (coming!)

List of Registrants OntologySummit2010_Symposium for on-site attendance

(snapshot as of the 2010.03.09 am cut-off)