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ONTOLOG Going Forward - Thu 2014.06.26     (1)

Topic: The new ONTOLOG Board of Trustees meets the Community and presents its Vision and Plan for the next phase of ONTOLOG     (1A)

Session Chairs: LeoObrst and AmandaVizedom     (1B)

  • Dial-in:     (2D)
    • Phone (US): +1 (206) 402-0100 ... (long distance cost may apply)     (2D1)
    • Skype: joinconference (i.e. make a skype call to the contact with skypeID="joinconference") ... (generally free-of-charge, when connecting from your computer ... ref.)     (2D2)
      • when prompted enter Conference ID: 141184#     (2D2A)
      • Unfamiliar with how to do this on Skype? ...     (2D2B)
        • Add the contact "joinconference" to your skype contact list first. To participate in the teleconference, make a skype call to "joinconference", then open the dial pad (see platform-specific instructions below) and enter the Conference ID: 141184# when prompted.     (2D2B1)
      • Can't find Skype Dial pad? ...     (2D2C)
        • for Windows Skype users: Can't find Skype Dial pad? ... it's under the "Call" dropdown menu as "Show Dial pad"     (2D2C1)
        • for Linux Skype users: please note that the dial-pad is only available on v4.1 (or later; or on the earlier Skype versions 2.x,) if the dialpad button is not shown in the call window you need to press the "d" hotkey to enable it. ... (ref.)     (2D2C2)
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (2E)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (2E1)
    • 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.     (2E2)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the [ slides above] (where applicable) and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (2E3)
    • instructions: once you got access to the page, click on the "settings" button, and identify yourself (by modifying the Name field from "anonymous" to your real name, like "JaneDoe").     (2F1)
    • 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.     (2F2)
    • 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!     (2F3)
  • Discussions and Q & A:     (2G)
    • Nominally, when a presentation is in progress, the moderator will mute everyone, except for the speaker.     (2G1)
    • To un-mute, press "*7" ... To mute, press "*6" (please mute your phone, especially if you are in a noisy surrounding, or if you are introducing noise, echoes, etc. into the conference line.)     (2G2)
    • we will usually save all questions and discussions till after all presentations are through. You are encouraged to jot down questions onto the chat-area in the mean time (that way, they get documented; and you might even get some answers in the interim, through the chat.)     (2G3)
    • During the Q&A / discussion segment (when everyone is muted), If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please raise your hand (virtually) by clicking on the "hand button" (lower right) on the chat session page. You may speak when acknowledged by the session moderator (again, press "*7" on your phone to un-mute). 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 "*6" on your phone to mute yourself after you are done speaking.)     (2G4)
  • Please review our Virtual Session Tips and Ground Rules - see: VirtualSpeakerSessionTips     (2H)
  • RSVP by emailing the co-chairs ( lobrst[at] and amanda.vizedom[at] offline so that we can prepare enough resources to support everyone. Please state clearly the date of the session you are registering for in your email ... or simply add yourself to the "Expected Attendee" list below (if you are a member of the community and have a login to this wiki already.)     (2I)
  • 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.     (2K)

Abstract     (3)

The Board of Trustees for Ontolog represents the vision, the highest level leadership, the top executive and the ultimate decision making body for the Ontolog Community of Practice.     (3A)

Purpose:     (3B)

  • To ensure that the Ontolog Community of Practice stays focused on its mission and principles, as described in the Ontolog Charter.     (3C)
  • To ensure that the Ontolog Community thrives, succeeds, and grows as an active contributor to progress in the areas of its mission     (3D)
  • To support Ontolog as an effective, open, independent, and collaborative, knowledge-building and knowledge-sharing community.     (3E)

Responsibilites     (3F)

  • To serve as a resource for high-level advice, guidance, and assistance to specific Ontolog activities (such as committees, special projects, working groups, seminars, workshops, and extended series of the same)     (3G)
  • To prioritize Ontolog efforts and resources in accordance with this mission.     (3H)
  • To undertake strategic planning and review on behalf of the Ontolog Community.     (3I)
  • To serve as a decision-making body of last resort, when a decision is required and the Ontolog Community of Practice is unable to reach a decision by consensus, or when specific Ontolog activities are unable to do so by the processes they have designated.     (3J)
  • To meet on a regular basis to review the status and needs of Ontolog and its activities and to take actions needed in support of the same.     (3K)

(The abstract above is from the Terms of Reference that will be presented at this meeting.)     (3L)

... (more details coming!)     (3M)

Agenda & Proceedings     (4)

AGENDA:     (4A)

Attendees     (4F)

Chat Transcript     (5)

Audio Recording     (6)

... (coming!) ... [ _:__:__ ; mp3 ; __ MB ]     (6A)

    • It's best that you listen to the session while having the respective presentations (linked above) opened in front of you. You'll be prompted to advance slides by the speaker.     (6B1)

Additional Resources     (7)