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Ontology Summit 2007 Organizing Committee Meeting - Fri 2007-01-26

  • Topic: First Meeting of the full Organizing Committee for OntologySummit2007
  • Session Chair: LeoObrst (NIST)

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Thursday, January 26, 2007
  • Start Time: 8:00am PST / 11:00am EST / 8:00pm CET / 19:00 GMT/UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: 1.0 hours
  • Dial-in Number:
    • from a telephone (US): +1-712-432-4990 (Iowa, USA)
    • from a phone (Europe): 0870-119-1313 (UK) or 01805 00 7620 (Germany)
    • callers from other countries please dial into either one of the US or European numbers
    • Conference ID: "5823120#"
    • Direct call from from Skype: +990008275823120
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:
    • view-only password: "ontolog"


Agenda Ideas

  • ... (please post here; indentify yourself for follow-up purposes)

Agenda & Proceedings

1. Meeting called to order:

2. Roll Call:

3. Urgent Issues:

4. Outstanding Issues:

  • introductions among the members
  • aligning everyone's expectations as well as their understanding of our objectives

5. New Issues:

  • 2007.01.18 Launch Meeting postmortem
  • Organizing Committee Membership
    • missing responses / confirmations
    • more web 2.0 representation - maybe as convener; ping other organizing committee members for suggestion
      • David suggests: Peter Morville, Peter Merholv, Jesse James Garrett (informtion architecture institute)
        • David will try to engage these people on our behalf (or see who else they would suggest)
  • discussion: our deliverables
    • 3 months of virtual discourse
    • 3 half-day face-to-face technical workshop
      • (a) ...
      • (b) ...
      • (c) ...
    • a half-day open public meeting (with press)
    • a written communique
    • new: how about a poster? (--suggested: ppy / 2007.01.22)
  • discussion: our approach & process
  • Assessment of current progress
    • seeding the discussion?
    • assigning / self-selecting thread moderators?
    • co-editor volunteers solicitation?
  • distributing the organizing chore
    • engaging participants from specific target communties
    • drafting the communique
    • ...
    • Leo: 10 dimensions (see 1/25/07 post); get people to post under an appropriate subject line
    • Olivier: take advantage of the wiki; list the things that we don't want to discussed
    • Peter: as Steve mentioned, I'll "garden" the wiki, but I'll need help

6. Any Other Business:

7. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:

  • since we were not able to get close to a full organizing committee meeting together, most of the agenda is now deferred to the next call, which is now agreed to be a 1-hour call starting at Tue 30-Jan-2007 8:00am PST / 11:00am EST / 5:00pm CET.
    • we will schedule this "first" call for 1-hour, and hope that subsequent sync-up calls will only last 30 minutes each week (with most of our transactions done via the [ontology-summit-org] e-mail list.
  • Next Meeting:
    • choice of regular weekly sync-up call time slot -
      • Nicola's preference Monday through Thursday 1:30~2:30pm EST / 10:30~11:30am PST / 7:30~8:30pm CET -- Thursdays are out because of a conflict with regularly scheduled Ontolog events
    • Deborah's suggested: Mon, Tue or Wednesdays, 11:30am~12:30pm EST / 8:30~9:30am PST / 5:30~6:30pm CET; sometimes i could make 8am PST / 11am EST / 5pm CET on friday
    • Steve: The one day I can't meet is Wednesdays after 1:30pm EST / 10:30am PST / 7:30pm CET
    • Ivan: Tuesday evening would be *ideal* for me at those times. Mondays and Wednesdays are not

possible *at all* at those times.

    • Peter: on Tuesdays, I can only be available after 12:30am EST / 9:30am PST / 6:30pm CET; and will probably have to miss a few meeting (like once a month). Mon, Wed & Fridays work better for me.
  • Call adjourned at: 8:49am PST / 11:49am EST


notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2007.01.26-09:08am PST

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