Ontolog Forum

UpperOntologySummit - Organizing Committee Conference Call 2006-02-23

Call Details

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
  • Start Time: 12:30 PM PST / 3:30 PM EST / 20:30 UTC (World Clock)
  • Expected Call Duration: 1.5 hour
  • Dial-in Number: 1-641-696-6600 (Iowa)
  • Participant Access Code: "68656#"


Agenda (items to be discussed) Ideas

  • ...(please add suggested items here)...
  • who will be the co-organizers & co-sponsors
    • PPY: how do we involve all these different people?
  • PPY: getting buy-ins from the global standards community
  • Pat & PPY: wordsmith and adopt a one line statement of the UOS purpose

Agenda & Proceedings

1) Welcome & confirmation of agenda

  • Leo Obrst took the chair and welcomed everyone.

2) Appointment of secretary to take minutes

3) Roll-call of participants - see above

4) Urgent matters to be attended to

5) Communications, logistics, & work protocols issues

6) Follow-up from previous meetings

  • review of previous meetings action items:
  • Travel Funding
    • Mitre - $4~6K max - Doug
    • NIST - - Adam, Peter (have problem with international travel funding in short notice)
    • IBM - $2K max - Nicola
    • Others? -
    • Pat: John Bateman will be attending remotely
    • we'll be prepared to have Aldo attend remotely (unless things change)
  • Longer term project funding
  • External contact update
    • calling all panelists - Pat
    • calling all key participants - Pat
      • if panelists are willing to do the joint proposal, Pat will add language to the "one paragraph summary" on UOS - status?
    • Dieter Fensel - Leo will call
    • Jerry Hobbs - is he joining us as a key participant? - Pat will call
    • NSF - Brand / Peter - will follow Maria Zemankova
    • NSA / John Walker - Leo will follow-up
  • [uos-convene] discussion
    • Pat to kick-off discussion on [uos-convene] (<>
      • all members of the UOS organizing committee is subscribed, Peter can add others as they start confirming their participation
    • do we need a weekly conference call for the [uos-convene] group?
      • if so, when? - Sure, Steve will propose a first one (Mitre, or NIST will pay for the conf call)
        • try for (a) Wed (3/1) or Thu (3/2) 9am EST
  • from the last call:

7) Status review and ongoing discussions

  • Brand Niemann suggests we have a report as a deliverable from this meeting to be (among others) presented to FOIS Conference in Baltimore, MD Nov. 2006, also 5th International Semantic Web conference
    • who will champion this? - Leo
      • possible deliverables:
        • a report on the UOS
        • a proceedings of the UOS
        • a joint paper submitted to a refereed journal
      • Leo will propose to FOIS - we deliver UOS Report and update by the time of FOIS
  • the week after the UOS, the uos-org should re-convene to do a post-mortem
  • we'll record all 3 meetings
    • possibly getting a transcript done -- we'll review this again

Develop the mechanism and resources to relate existing upper ontologies to

each other in a manner that will increase reuse of knowledge among them, and thereby

facilitate semantic interoperability among other ontologies that are linked to them.

We want to let the world know that the technology is converging and is poised

for commercial exploitation.

    • uos-org members to add alternative and comments on the wiki or through the list.
  • Steve: now planning media activities at NIST
    • offering the press "interviewees"
    • available: Steve (principal contact), everyone on the uos-convene list are candidates (unless they object), Steve will ask on the list
    • Press Release - NIST Public Affairs will be working on this
  • Meeting Schedule (ok) / Agenda reconfirmation (needs work)

8) New Issues

  • Inviting others
    • communities already covered
    • who else
    • international standards community?

9) Action Items

  • Discussions on [uos-convene] to start urgently - three goals:
    • (i) get a technical solution that all would agree on - Pat to drive
    • (ii) get the joint comminique drafted - Pat & Leo to drive
    • (iii) get the agenda for those meeting build out - chair of each meeting will drive that (attn: Leo, Brand & Steve)
    • the uos-org members need to coordinate and help move things forward - ALL
  • One paragraph descrption of the meeting - attn: Leo & Brand
  • plan and lay out agenda of all 3 meetings - attn: Leo, Brand & Steve
  • Peter to setup the wiki session pages for each of the 3 sessions
    • noting that the Tuesday (3/14) morning and afternoon sessions are part of the same meeting
  • do a (possibly a series) of conference call with all [uos-convene] participants - Steve to call
  • coordinate publicity; get consensus from all to be interviewed - Steve
  • coordinate "co-sponsorship"; get confirmation from all parties involved - Peter
  • coordinate FOIS deliverable and get slot on FOIS agenda - Leo
  • provide input on the "one line statement" of the UOS mission/goal above - ALL
    • finalize before the first [uos-convene] conference call (hopefully)

10) Next meeting date and adjournment

  • Next call will be on Thu 2006.03.02 at 12:30 pm PST / 3:30pm EST (as usual)
  • call adjourned 2:05 pm PST / 5:05 pm EST


minutes captured in real time on this wiki by Peter P. Yim / 2006.02.23-2:05pm PST