Ontolog Forum

Second [ontolog] Face-to-Face Meeting & Workshops - Washington D.C. - July 6~9, 2004

Event Summaries

This face-to-face event shall comprise a series of meetings and workshops, which include:

Event #1: Workshop at the Protege Annual Conference

Event #2: Protege Annual Conference, proper

  • Event #2a: Conference Banquet
    • Thu 2004.06.08, starting 6:30pm, Dinner Cruise

Event #3: Joint SICoP-Ontolog Meeting

Event #4: Meeting / Workshop with NIST



Area Map

BobSmith has hightlighted the locations where the above events are likely to take place on a map of the greater DC area. (thanks, Bob. --ppy/2004.05.21_11:03am PDT)

Personal Comments and Logistics

  • Kurt Conrad: Arriving in DC area on Saturday (07.03)... Checking into hotel in Bethesda on Monday (07.05)... Staying at Park Inn International in Rockville (301-881-5200)... Departing DC on Sunday (07.11)... My office number (408-247-0454) will forward to my cell
  • Peter P. Yim: Arriving in DC area (via red-eye flight) on Tuesday morning (07.06.2004 9:17am, Reagan Airport)... Checking into the Four Points Sheraton Bethesda Hotel (301-654-1000) ... Departing Sat 07.10.2004 around 6pm ... I can be reached at 650-578-9998 (leave message if I'm unavailable)
  • Bo Newman: I will be attending the conference (at least the Tuesday sessions) on behalf of my employer.
  • ...(add your comments here)...

Preparation Work Material

Protégé Workshop Proposal and Call for Participation

  • Date / Time: Tuesday afternoon, July 6th, 2004
  • Location: In the NIH Campus(Building 45:?)
  • Title "Extending Enterprise Ontologies: Levels, Limits, and Tensions"
  • Rationale:
    • The Ontolog Forum is an open, platform-neutral community, focused on issues associated with the engineering of business ontologies
      • One of its main projects has been to develop a formal ontology based on the UBL (OASIS - Universal Business Language) schemas
      • The community has used Protege in a number of ways. Some were successful. Some were not.
      • This workshop will report lessons learned, describe future projects, and other topics of general interest to the Protege / Ontological Engineering / eBusiness community
    • Those with an interest in contributing to these general discussions of are encourage to attend and submit additional papers for consideration
    • The ontolog community wishes to take this opportunity to commence dialog with those who have the expertise in the ("lossless" or "lossy") conversion of Protege-based ontologies to OWL, RDF/S, XML/XSD, UML/UML-Class-Diagram, UML2/OCL, SQL, ... etc.
  • Topics of Interest:
    • Scheduled Topics (Actual titles may change....)
      • Management of Ontology Projects that Rely on Virtual, Volunteer Teams (KurtConrad)
      • Extending Protege to Import and Export SUMO KIF (PatCassidy)
      • Using Protege to Formalize the REA (Resources-Events-Agents) Ontology (BillMcCarthy)
      • Development of ontology-based meta-standards in an effort to introduce ontological engineering methodologies into eBusiness standards bodies (PeterYim)
    • Solicited Topics
      • Collaborative infrastructures for distributed ontology development
      • Tools for modeling and visualizing business ontologies
      • Strategies for engaging and leveraging subject matter expertise
      • Modeling business processes and associated knowledge flows
      • Translating formalized models between representation standards and tools
      • Elevating the semantic richness of implicit conceptual models
      • Application of ontological engineering principles to the integration of existing database schemas
      • Training people to contribute to an ontological engineering project
      • Protege vs KIF: The Options and Tradeoffs
  • Who should be coming?
    • individuals and corporate personnel interested in the research & development of E-Business standards through the use of ontological methodologies.
    • All members of the ontolog community, active members as well as observers.
    • those who are thinking of joining the [ontolog-forum] of finding out what it is doing.

Protégé Workshop Planning Notes

  • Schedule:
    • Workshop at Protege Conference Proposal Accepted (Thanks, Natasha)
    • Room Availability:
    • Accepting Papers (Abstracts and Presentations) until June 1st, 2004
    • Deadline for Submission of Papers, Topics, Interest (June 1st ?)
    • Scheduling and notifications (June 15th ?)
    • Pre-Conference reality check
    • Sessions
    • Post-Sessions Lessons Learned

SICoP-Ontolog Joint Meeting Planning Notes