Ontolog Forum

Ontology Summit 2007 Organizing Committee Conference Call - Tuesday 6-Feb-2007

  • This session will a 30-minute conference call starting at Tue 6-Feb-2007 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST / 5:30pm CET

Conference Call Details

  • Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2007
  • Start Time: 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST / 5:30pm CET / 16:30 GMT/UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: 30 minutes
  • Dial-in Number:
    • from a telephone (US): +1-605-475-8590 (South Dakota, USA)
    • from a phone (Europe): 0870-738-0763(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"


  • Expecting: ( * = not yet confirmed whether he/she will be dialing-in)
    • DeborahMcGuinness* (Stanford KSL)
    • MarkMusen* (NCOR, NCBO, Stanford SMI)
    • Leo Obrst (Ontolog, MITRE)
    • BarrySmith* (NCOR, SUNY-Fuffalo)

Agenda Ideas

  • organizing committee structure and protocol
  • Peter: adopting a title or tag-line for this "Ontology Summit 2007" initiative
  • getting organized to get dialogs from representatives of other constituencies (other than formal ontologists) going
  • getting organized to summarize/synthesize the mailing list discussions
  • ... (please post here; indentify yourself for follow-up purposes)

Agenda & Proceedings

1. Meeting called to order:

  • Peter P. Yim took the chair and volunteered to take minutes of the meeting

2. Roll Call:

3. Urgent Issues:

4. Outstanding Issues:

  • Completed Task Report:

5. New Issues:

  • Deciding on a "title" or "tag line" for the "Ontology Summit 2007" initiative. Candidates:
    • Steve (the very original proposal): "Semantic Mapping or How we must learn to love heterogeneity"
    • "What is an Ontology?"
    • Peter: "Standardization Amidst Heterogeneity"
    • Peter (latest, and his favorite): "Shared Understanding Amidst Heterogeneity"
    • ... (insert yours here)

6. Any Other Business:

  • drafting the communique
  • solicitng "co-sponsorship"
  • Public Relations & The Press

7. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:

  • ALL: we will continue the discussion of today's agenda items on the [ontology-summit-org] list
  • Next Meeting: unless otherwise re-scheduled (which we likely will) our next meeting will be a 30-minute conference call starting at Tue 13-Feb-2007 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST / 5:30pm CET. (ref: world clock)
  • Call adjourned at: 9:01am PST


notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2007.02.06-09:03 PST

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