OntologySummit2015 : Logistics and Final Communique Review - Thu 2015-04-09
- Summit Theme: OntologySummit2015: Internet of Things: Toward Smart Networked Systems and Societies
- Session Topic: OntologySummit2015 Logistics and Final Communique Review
Resources: Audio Recording
The Ontology Summit is an annual series of events (first started by Ontolog and NIST in 2006) that involves the ontology community and communities related to each year's theme chosen for the summit. The Ontology Summit program is now co-organized by Ontolog, NIST, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA, NCO_NITRD along with the co-sponsorship of other organizations that are supportive of the Summit goals and objectives.
We are witnessing a new revolution in computing and communication. The Internet, which has spanned several networks in a wide variety of domains, is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives. The next generation of networks will utilize a wide variety of resources with significant sensing capabilities. Such networks will extend beyond physically linked computers to include multimodal information from biological, cognitive, semantic, and social networks. This paradigm shift will involve symbiotic networks of people, intelligent devices, and mobile personal computing and communication devices (mPCDs), which will form net-centric societies or smart networked systems and societies (SNSS). mPCDs are already equipped with a myriad of sensors, with regular updates of additional sensing capabilities. Additionally, we are witnessing the emergence of "intelligent devices," such as smart meters, smart cars, etc., with considerable sensing and networking capabilities. Hence, these devices -- and the network -- will be constantly sensing, monitoring, and interpreting the environment -- this is sometimes referred to as the Internet of Things. And as local and wide area networks became almost secondary to the WWW (World-Wide Web), users and their usage patterns will become increasingly visible. This will have significant implications for both the market for advanced computing and communication infrastructure and the future markets for nearly 4.5 billion people -- that net-centric societies will create.
Well-designed and constructed net-centric societies will result in better quality of life, reduced threat from external sources, and improved commerce. For example, assume a scenario where people at various locations suffer from flu-like symptoms. In a net-centric society, mPCDs will send vital signs and other associated information to appropriate laboratories and medical centers. These centers will analyze the information, including searching the Internet for potential solutions, and will aid in determining possible causes for this phenomenon. Based on the diagnosis, people will be directed to the nearest clinic for treatment. Here we have several types of information flowing through the net: data from mPCDs; location information; images; video; audio; etc.
Ontologies will play a significant role in the realization of SNSS. For example, a considerable amount of data passes through the network and should be converted into higher abstractions that can be used in appropriate reasoning. This requires the development of standard terminologies which capture objects and events. Creating and testing such terminologies will aid in effective recognition and reaction in a network-centric situation awareness environment. This would involve identifying a methodology for development of terminologies for multimodal data (or ontologies), developing appropriate ontologies, developing testing methods for these ontologies, demonstrating interoperability for selected domains (e.g., healthcare, situational awareness), and using these ontologies in decision making.
In today's session, we will take inventory of the what has transpired in the OntologySummit2015 proceedings so far, and present the syntheses of the discourse of each of the four content tracks. The co-lead Editors will be presenting a first draft of the Communique Outline. An open discussion among the editors, the track co-champions and all the participants will ensue, with an aim towards arriving at a near-final OntologySummit2015 Communique Outline, which will frame how this year's Communique will get developed by all parties concerned.
- 1. Final pass through the Communique
(see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Flw_FiDGUSY0WBMkmeCzI7iSqTPxBfkdZ8xgVRdpqqM/edit?usp=sharing for the link to the latest draft as a Google Doc)
- 2. Discussion about logistics for the Symposium
(see the Schedule at http://ontolog.cim3.net/OntologySummit/2015/schedule.html)
- 3. Summary/wrap-up/announcements [5 min.]
Conference Call Details
- Date: Thursday, 9-Apr-2015
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- Track A: Ontology Integration In IoT
- Track B: Beyond Semantic Sensor Network Ontologies
- Track C: Decision Making in Different Domains
- track D: Related Standards and Synergies for Emerging IoT Ontologies
- Overall Synthesis
[12:20] Michael Grüninger: Agenda:
- Final pass through the Communique (see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Flw_FiDGUSY0WBMkmeCzI7iSqTPxBfkdZ8xgVRdpqqM/edit?usp=sharing for the link to the latest draft as a Google Doc)
- Discussion about logistics for the Symposium (see the Schedule at http://ontolog.cim3.net/OntologySummit/2015/schedule.html)
- Summary/wrap-up/announcements [5 min.]
[12:33] Mark Underwood: We're leaving the registration form up, tho Ram has forwarded the current count to NITRD
[12:33] Ravi Sharma: Hello and welcome, I will dial for audio shortly
[12:34] Mark Underwood: Correction: Ram will fwd at the end of the day EDT
[12:34] Peter P. Yim: Hi everyone!
[12:35] Mark Underwood: Hi Peter
[12:35] Peter P. Yim: Hello Mark
[12:49] Michael Grüninger: In the 2014 Communique, we added explicit references (34!)
[12:49] Todd Schneider: I see the phrase "Well-designed and constructed net-centric societies" is still there. This is slightly absurd.
[12:50] Todd Schneider: What was the intent of the phrase "Well-designed and constructed net-centric societies"?
[12:53] Mark Underwood: More references would be valuable, but significant effort to cite smoothly. What I see in the 2014 communique is a lot of background references -- not necessarily tied to the '14 Big Data theme.
[12:53] Mark Underwood: I guess we should decide whether to undertake it. I would be nice to collect the references our presenters cited, but that might not be in the Communique
[12:55] Michael Grüninger: There are some obvious citations that are missing (e.g. we mention W3C Semantic Sensor Network Ontology (OWL 2) and the OGC Sensor Web Enablement project ) and these should have references. The idea is not to simply name drop references or try for some kind of exhaustive literature review
[12:57] Michael Grüninger: but only to cite those documents that are expllicitly mentioned
[12:57] Todd Schneider: What about 'net-centric capabilities'?
[12:59] Ravi Sharma: @ mike, thanks for the correction
[13:01] Mark Underwood: @Michael - OK, that makes sense. Is there an overall bibliography for the site?
[13:05] Ravi Sharma: I like Mike's thought for continuity of inputs, we may want to insert post summit Community inputs URL?
[13:05] Mark Underwood: I think Amanda used Zotero last year: https://www.zotero.org/groups/ontologysummit2014/items
[13:06] Peter P. Yim: see http://www.zotero.org/groups/ontologysummit2013/items too
[13:08] Mark Underwood: Thx Peter. And I'll move the issues of the biblio collection to the listserv. (Related: for next year, we could invite presents to contribute to it as part of the presenter protocol.)
[13:08] Mark Underwood: *presenters (sorry, no presents)
[13:12] Peter P. Yim: for Ontology Summit 2013, Terry Longstreth also made a "Quick Reference to the Virtual Session Content" - see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2013#nid3TJV
[13:16] Bobbin Teegarden: There are no instructions on how to dial in, on the Summit site right now.
[13:18] Mike Bennett: I presume the single link on the Agenda will link to a meeting page with join.conference and chat page details as usual.
[13:18] Mike Bennett: And a statement that pre-registration is not required for on line attendance.
[13:20] Ravi Sharma: @Peter - I agree with you, NITRD could reach to their S&T and Innovation initiatives. Also DOE etc.?
[13:21] Ravi Sharma: Also to the CHat
[13:26] Mark Underwood: +1 for FrontPage
[13:26] Mike Bennett: Front Page is good, I had dinner there last week!
[13:26] Michael Grüninger: Restos:
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[13:26] Mike Bennett: Tables are not moveable about but are in 4s.
[13:27] Mark Underwood: I just posted to the Protege listserv w/ today's deadline, and will send another tomorrow for the virtual participants using Michael's message
[13:27] Todd Schneider: Sorry I have to go (and Skype keeps disconnecting me). See you on Monday.
[13:27] Mark Underwood: Thx Todd - CU
[13:33] Mark Underwood: Mark to contact Joe for Twitter handles & affiliations
[13:34] Peter P. Yim: Great session! Thank you Michael et al. ... All the best to the Symposium next Monday and Tuesday ... talk to you all, then!