Ontolog Forum

OpenOntologyRepository: OOR Team Conference Call - Fri 2009-09-18

OpenOntologyRepository team conference call, Fri 2009-09-18, 1.0~1.5 Hr. call starting 12:00pm EDT / 9:00am PDT / 6:00pm CET / 5:00pm GMT / 17:00 UTC

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Friday, September 18, 2009
  • Start Time: 12:00pm EDT / 9:00am PDT / 6:00pm CEST / 5:00pm BST / 16:00 UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: 1.0~1.5 hours
  • Dial-in Number:
    • from a US telephone (US): +1-218-844-8060 (domestic long distance cost will apply)
    • When calling in from a phone, use Conference ID: "4389979#"
    • from Europe, call:
      • Austria 0820-4000-1577
      • Belgium 070-35-9992
      • France 0826-100-280
      • Germany 01805-00-7642
      • Ireland 0818-270-037
      • Italy 848-390-179
      • Spain 0902-886-056
      • Switzerland 0848-560-327
      • UK 0844-581-9148
    • callers from other countries please dial into either one of the US or European numbers
  • RSVP to appreciated, ... or simply just by adding yourself to the "Expected Attendee" list below (if you are a member of the team.)
  • 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.


  • Expecting:
    • ... if you are coming to the meeting, please add your name above (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

Agenda & Proceedings

1. Meeting called to order:

  • review and adopt agenda

2. Roll Call:

3. Status Review and Discussion:

  • Urgent issues:
    • none
  • OOR-sandbox Status:
    • (2009.09.18) Peter reported that the OOR-sandbox is down, at the moment, possibly due to an ISP glitch.
      • While working on restoring the OOR-sandbox operation, he might take the opportunity to migrate it to the colocation facility as planned previously anyway.
      • Misha is away, but when he returns (in about 2 weeks) efforts will be made to bring up the updated version of BioPortal (v2.1d), as well as starting to experiment on the highly scalable 'full-hardware' infrastructure (which calls for 3 virtual machines and a SAN)
  • Ken's classes
    • Ken Baclawski classes started last Tuesday (2009.09.15). He is running a course (classes on Tuesdays) and a seminar course (Thursdays) - same students; ~40 people
    • Peter will keep Ken informed on the progress of restoring the OOR-sandbox
    • for next Tuesday, Ken might have to use the BioPortal site for read-only access to the "OOR" functionalities
  • Michael's class:
    • Michael Grüninger is working with graduate students, and writing paper(s) for now
    • Michael's course will start in January 2010
  • SOCoP collaboration
    • Led by Nancy Wiegand, they have submitted a grant proposal to the NSF INTEROP program, in which collaboration with OOR is among one of the key aspects
    • SOCoP is also drumming up a closer collaboration with Ontolog Forum
    • SOCoP will be hosting a full-day workshop at MITRE (Washington DC Area) on Monday 12-Oct-2009
      • Ontolog might participate as a co-organizer and contribute to making the workshop available to remote participants
    • SOCoP is also running the "Terra Cognita" workshop at ISWC2009 on 26-Oct-2009 afternoon - see:
  • OOR Outreach
    • ISWC 2009:
      • Todd and Ken have produced a poster that has been accepted by the ISWC2009 conference.
      • Ken and Todd have written a paper that has been accepted by the CK2009 Workshop at ISWC "Workshop on Collaborative Construction, Management and Linking of Structured Knowledge". The paper deals with OOR requirements and research challenges.
    • Semantic Web meetings.
    • OMG collaboration.
      • Ravi Sharma will be contacting Cory Casanave, Elisa Kendall and Evan Wallace regarding OMG related ontology repository efforts. There could be interest in a joint OMG-OOR panel meeting in the Ontolog Forum. We need to determine what they are doing.
  • Funding and proposals
    • Ken Baclawski submitted an proposal to STCI, jointly with Peter P. Yim and MikeDean.
    • Peter P. Yim is involved in proposals that have OOR as one aspect, to the INTEROP and STCI programs with Mark Musen
    • Carlos Rueda has submitted a proposal that has OOR as a key aspect.
  • Short term activity and action plans

4. New Issues:

5. Any Other Business:

6. Action items:

7. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:

  • Next Meeting:
    • next regular team call Fri 2009.10.02 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 16:00 GMT/UTC - see (closer to the time) session page at: OOR/ConferenceCall_2009_10_02
    • Note: earlier resolution: all team members please (if possible) block out Fridays 1.5 Hr starting 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 16:00 GMT/UTC
  • Call adjourned at: 9:55am PDT


notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2009.09.18-10:51am PDT

reviewed and edited by: Ken Baclawski / 2009.09.19-12:44am EDT

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