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OKMDS: Organizing Committee Conference Call - Tuesday 01-Apr-2008

  • This was to be the 16th conference call of the organizing committee for the joint NASA-Ontolog-KMWG "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support" initiative. The session is expected to be a 1-Hour conference call. ... meeting was subsequently canceled.

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2008
  • Start Time: 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT / 17:00 UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: 1.0 hour
  • Dial-in Number:
    • from US: +1-605-475-8590 (South Dakota, USA)
      • Conference ID: "5823120#"
    • Direct call from from Skype: +990008275823120
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:
    • view-only password: "ontolog"


Agenda Ideas

  • getting ready for the OKMDS session on Thu 2008.04.17, Thu 2008.05.08 with invited speaker Yochai Benkler - ref. ConferenceCall_2008_04_17 & ConferenceCall_2008_05_08
  • continue planning and status review on the end May conclusion of the OKMDS mini-series
  • Peter: shall we take another look on how we are doing, and what else could to be done to make this an even greater success
... (please post your agenda ideas here; identify yourself for follow-up purposes)

Agenda & Proceedings

-- Call Canceled --

1. Meeting called to order:

  • _____ took the chair and welcomed everyone
  • _____ volunteered to take minutes of the meeting
  • review and adopt agenda

2. Roll Call:

3. Status of developing issues:

  • scheduled sessions underway:
    • 2008_04_17 - Thursday: OKMDS Panel Discussion: "Knowledge Mapping for Sensemaking" - Jeff Conklin, SimonBuckinghamShum, Eric Yeh & Jack Park - ConferenceCall_2008_04_17   
    • 2008_05_08 - Thursday: OKMDS - Invited Speaker: Yochai Benkler on "Cooperation, Human Systems Design, and Peer Production" - ConferenceCall_2008_05_08   
    • 2008_05_29 - Thursday: OKMDS mini-series Concluding Event - "Connecting People Through Semantics, and OKDMS Series Summary" - Chair/Speakers: Jeanne Holm and Andrew Schain - ConferenceCall_2008_05_29   
  • Outstanding Issue Update: (from last call)
  • Jeanne will prepare a press release for Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News to announce the mini-series.
    • Susan will pass along a contact that might help - done!
      • Jeanne suggested that this could be used to advance networking across upcoming Knowledge Management and Virtual World conferences in April
  • Discussions:
  • status review of the [OKMDS] session on Thu 2008.04.17 - ref. ConferenceCall_2008_04_17
  • status review of the [OKMDS] session with Yochai Benkler, author of The Wealth of Networks
    • Susan suggested making the invitation to Yochai for May. His focus would be on open networks of people that challenge conventional thinking of firms as the primary place for effective knowledge management and decision-making toward wealth-making.
    • Date: 8-May-2008 (confirmed ... Thanks, Susan!)
    • Speaker: Yochai Benkler
    • title: ??
    • chair: ??
  • need to tie down the Closing Session for the OKMDS mini-series
    • Andy to clarify topic & panel selection with Jeanne
    • Date confirmed -- 29-May-2008
    • Title: Connecting People Through Semantics, and OKDMS Series Summary
    • Panel: Jeanne Holm & Andrew Schain
    • chair: Jeanne Holm
    • this will be our wrap-up session - therefore great that it will be featuring NASA work too
      • Jeanne and others interested will summarize key lessons and conversations.
        • This forum has informed NASA work and that will be made clear to participants
  • anything else on the [okmds-convene] online discourse?
  • take another look on how we are doing, and what else could to be done to make this an even greater success

5. New Issues:

6. Any Other Business:

7. Action items:

  • Jeanne preparing press release to share at Spring conferences
  • Peter P. Yim - suggested that organizers share their reflections at the final session in several bullets each

8. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:

  • Call adjourned at: _____ am PDT


notes taken by: ______ / 2008.04.01- _____ am PST

All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity of the documented proceedings.