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OntologySummit2011 Launch Event - Thu 2011-01-20     (1)

  • Topic: OntologySummit2011: "Making the Case for Ontology"     (1A)

  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1F5)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1F5A)
    • 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.     (1F5B)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides above and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1F5C)
  • Discussions and Q & A:     (1F6)
    • (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"     (1F6A)
    • You can type in your questions or comments through the browser based chat session by:     (1F6B)
      • 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.     (1F6C1)
    • (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.)     (1F6D)
    • 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!     (1F6E)
  • Please note that this session will be recorded, and the audio archive is expected to be made available as open content to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1F10)

Attendees:     (1H)

Abstract: Goals & Objectives     (1I)

OntologySummit2011 Theme: "Making the Case for Ontology"     (1I1)

This is our 6th Ontology Summit, a joint initiative by NIST, Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO_NITRD with the support of our co-sponsors. The theme adopted for this Ontology Summit is: "Making the Case for Ontology." In an earlier planning session last month, the community brainstormed on this initiative and how best to frame the issues. That and subsequent input were carefully reviewed and synthesized by the Summit Organizing Committee, and it is this plan and program that we will be discussing with everyone during this launch event.     (1I2)

While the field of ontology, in the information science sense, has blossomed since the late 1980s, the use of ontology in commercial applications still has not been fully exploited, much less recognized by the mainstream technical community. Many in the ontology community are asked for good examples where using an ontology brings clear benefits to addressing a commercial need - indeed the quest continues for the "killer app" for ontologies. This year's Ontology Summit seeks to address this need to provide concrete evidence of successful deployment of ontologies by examining several application domains for such examples, and in better articulating where different "strengths" of ontological representation are best applied. The goal of the summit is to clearly document some of these examples with solid, quantitative benefits, to indicate promising application areas and research challenges for the future, and to capture the consensus of the community in the form of a communique intended for public consumption.     (1I3)

The 2011 Ontology Summit officially begins with today's launch event. We are initiating a series of topical online discussions, virtual panel sessions, studies, synthesis, etc. which will take place, virtually, in the next 3 months. All of these will come together with a face-to-face meeting on April 18 & 19 in Gaithersburg, MD, USA at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).     (1I4)

See developing details at: OntologySummit2011 (home page for this summit)     (1I5)

Agenda:     (1J)

Ontology Summit 2011 Launch     (1J1)

  • Session Format: this is a virtual session conducted over an augmented conference call     (1J2)

Proceedings:     (1K)

Please refer to the [ above]     (1K1)

IM Chat Transcript captured during the session:     (1K2)

see raw transcript [ here]. 
(for better clarity, the version below is a [ re-organized and lightly edited chat-transcript].)
Participants are welcome to make light edits to their own contributions as they see fit. 
-- begin in-session chat-transcript -- 
-- end of in-session chat-transcript -- 
  • Further Question & Remarks - please post them to the [ ontology-summit ] listserv     (1K3)
    • all subscribers to the previous summit discussion, and all who responded to today's call will automatically be subscribed to the [ ontology-summit ] listserv     (1K3A)
    • if you are already subscribed, post to <ontology-summit [at]>     (1K3B)
    • (if you are not yet subscribed) you may subscribe yourself to the [ ontology-summit ] listserv, by sending a blank email to <ontology-summit-join [at]> from your subscribing email address, and then follow the instructions you receive back from the mailing list system.     (1K3C)
      • please email <> if you have any question.     (1K3C1)

Audio Recording of this Session     (1L)

  • To download the [ recording of the session], click [ here]     (1L1)
    • the playback of the audio files require the proper setup, and an MP3 compatible player on your computer.     (1L1A)
  • Conference Date and Time: 20-Jan-2011 9:35am~___am PST     (1L2)
  • Duration of Recording: _ Hour __ Minutes     (1L3)
  • Recording File Size: ___ MB (in mp3 format)     (1L4)
  • suggestions:     (1L5)
    • its best that you listen to the session while having the respective presentations opened in front of you. You'll be prompted to advance slides by the speaker.     (1L5A)
    • Take a look, also, at the rich body of knowledge that this community has built together, over the years, by going through the archives of noteworthy past Ontolog events. (References on how to subscribe to our podcast can also be found there.)     (1L5B)

Additional Resources:     (1L6)

For the record ...     (1L6D)

How To Join (while the session is in progress)     (1M)