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[ontolog] Member Conference Call - Thu 2007-04-05

  • Topic: Ontolog operations planning and review meeting

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Thursday, April 05, 2007
  • Start Time: 10:30am PDT / 1:30pm EDT / 17:30 GMT/UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: ~1.0 hours
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  • Expecting:
    • John F. Sowa (will only be able to call in at 2:00pm EDT)
    • ... to register for participation, please add your name (plus your affiliation, if you aren't already a member of the community) above, or e-mail <> so that we can reserve enough resources to support everyone's participation. ...

Agenda Ideas

(please insert items you would like to see covered here)

  • standing items: project reports and event planning
  • Peter P. Yim: discuss the processing of the Ontology Summit 2007 survey and forum discussion inputs, and to coordinate on the preparation for the Apr-23 & 24 Summit face-to-face workshops.

Agenda & Proceedings

1) Welcome & confirmation of agenda

2) Appointment of secretary to take minutes

3) Roll-call of participants

  • Welcome new Ontolog community members - especially those who have just joined the community.

4) Upcoming meeting & event schedule (near future)

  • Scheduled Ontolog Events:
    • Thursday, 12-April-2007 - Dr. Matthew West presented the 6th Event in the "Database And Ontology" Mini-Series - Mr. Edward Barkmeyer from NIST was our invited speaker and gave a talk on "Ontologies as the Next Generation Information Models" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2007_04_12 ... Audio archives of the session is now available!    - still awaiting some details
    • of course, the 23 & 24-Apr-2007 Ontology Summit 2007 workshops and symposium are coming up - both on-site and remote participation are supported!

5) Communications, logistics, & work protocols issues

6) Follow-ups from previous calls

  • great session last week on "Probabilistic Reasoning and Ontology Evaluation"
    • consensus is to do something to follow that up (given the interest and the importance of the subject)
    • ideas, suggestions?
      • Ken will try to enlarge the group
    • Peter: CIM3 could consider providing collaboration infrastructure support on pro bono basis (prior to availability of institutional funding)

7) Current Project Status Report - item skipped

  • Status CctRepresentation and UblOntology project work
  • status of NHIN-RFI & Health-Ont project work
  • status of the ONION project startup
  • UBL liaison report
    • UBL has agreed to co-sponsor "OntologySummit2007"
  • SICoP / ONTAC liaison report
  • NCOR liaison report
  • Planning team report

8) Key Issues discussion:

  • Ideas, Remarks, ...
    • ...

9) New project proposals - no new discussion

10) Sponsorship and funding - no new discussion

11) Other business - no new discussion

  • closer to the time, let's talk about people going to Gaithersburg (for Apr 23 & 24) to get together
    • Doug and Peter has already agree that they'll get together for dinner Sunday (Apr-22) evening
    • Ken also flying in on Sunday ... he'll confirm his availability for dinner.

12) Next meeting date and adjourn

  • Our next meeting/call will be the Thu 2007.04.12, ... Edward Barkmeyer from NIST giving a talk on "Ontologies as the Next Generation Information Models" ... Please refer to details, closer to the time, at the session wiki page, at: ConferenceCall_2007_04_12 ... talk to you then!
  • this call session adjourned 11:22 am PDT


minutes captured in real time on this wiki by Peter P. Yim / 2007.04.05-11:22am PDT

Attendees are requested to review the notes above, help clean it up, and make amendments and edits to better

reflect the proceedings of the session as they see fit (particularly where they are personally involved). =ppy