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OntologySummit2012: Face-to-face Workshop and Symposium - Registration, Venue and Access     (1)

Event: . OntologySummit2012_Symposium (face-to-face workshop) as a part of the NIST Interoperability Week     (1A)

Venue: NIST (100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA) - Building 101 (Administration Building) - "Portrait Room"     (1B)

Date: . 12 & 13-April-2012 (Thursday & Friday) - all day     (1E)

Session Details: . see OntologySummit2012_Symposium     (1F)

Have a message for fellow Symposium participants? - use the OntologySummit2012_Symposium/BulletinBoard ... (now active!)     (1G)

For On-site Attendees:     (1H)

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 event page via this link. Registration for on-site participation is open until Thu 6-April-2012 ... (On-site registration is now closed. See below to get registered for remote participation.)     (1H1)

Anyone who has registration-related question could try e-mailing: Teresa Vicente <> or call (+1) 301.975.3883 (and copy <> and <>)     (1H2)

On-site attendees should plan to arrive at the NIST (Gaithersburg, Maryland, US) campus by about 8:00am EDT on Apr-12 (day-1), as getting to the meeting venue and registration may take a bit of time.     (1H3)

  • For registered attendees, you should have received (via email) a "Dashboard Gate Pass". if you are planning to drive yourself onto the NIST campus, please print that Dashboard Gate Pass and place it on the DASHBOARD OF YOUR CAR.     (1H4)
  • When entering the NIST Main Gate, please do not get out of your vehicle. Have your Gate Pass and driver�s license on your hand ready to show the NIST Police Officer. If you are a non-US citizen, also have your passport available.     (1H5)
  • This procedure will expedite the process of getting through the NIST Main Gate. Then proceed forward. At the stop sign, turn left. Follow the main road until you get to the first intersection and turn left. The parking lot is on the immediate right. Your conference is being held in the Administration Building 101.     (1H6)
  • If you are riding the metro, bus or shuttle service, please print that "Gate Pass" and have it with you when you arrive. Please have a photo ID ready to show the NIST Police Officer at the Main Gate. If you are a non-US citizen, also have your passport available.     (1H7)

See: a snapshot of our List of Registrants for on-site attendance (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 <marylou.norris[at]> with a copy to <steve.r.ray[at] > & <peter.yim[at]>, so we can help follow-up on the matter.)     (1H9)

For Remote Attendees:     (1I)

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. OntologySummit2012_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:     (1I1)

  • (add your name here (above); if you don't already have a namesake page on this wiki, please include your affiliation; or email <> to register your remote participation ... if you are planning to attend only a part of the workshop, kindly specify which portion of the agenda we should be expecting you at.     (1I1AB)

  • Discussions and Q & A:     (1I2E)
    • (Unless the conference host has already muted everyone) Please mute your phone, by pressing "*7" on your phone keypad, when a presentation is in progress. To un-mute, press "*6"     (1I2E1)
    • You can type in your questions or comments through the browser based chat session by:     (1I2E2)
      • 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.     (1I2E3A)
    • (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.)     (1I2E4)
    • 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!     (1I2E5)
  • (optional: we may or may not be featuring this support, depending on the venue) - Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1I2F)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1I2F1)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides as described below and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1I2F2)
    • All you would need to do is to download the presentation for each speaker by clicking on the
      [ slides]
      link associated with each agenda item     (1I2F3)
  • 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.     (1I2G)
  • 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.     (1I2J)

List of Registrants OntologySummit2012_Symposium for on-site attendance     (1J)

(snapshot as of the 2012.04.09-09:32am EDT     (1J1)