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Tutorial: A Guide to Collaborating at Ontolog - Peter P. Yim - Thu 16-Nov-2006

  • Topic: Sharing files, discussions and the wiki on the Ontolog collaborative work environment

Tutorial Session Call Details

  • Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006
  • Start Time: 1:00pm PST / 4:00pm EST / 10:00pm CET / 21:00 GMT/UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: 2.0 hours
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    • Conference ID: "5823120#"
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Abstract (by PeterYim)

The Ontolog community of practice transacts predominantly over its virtual collaborative work environment ("cwe") which is hosted on the CIM3.NET infrastructure. This work environment serves as a dynamic knowledge repository for the community, and has, over the years, accumulated a rich body of very relevant knowledge that is openly accessible by the community and the world at large.

This tutorial is a hands-on session that will be useful for both new-comers as well as experienced users of the Ontolog-cwe. We will be spending time on (a) the philosophy behind the cwe design, (b) navigating and accessing the Ontolog body of knowledge, (c) showing everyone how to effectively participate and contribute as members of the community, and (d) explaining some of the more advanced features of this collaborative work environment.


See also:

Agenda & Proceedings

1. Opening and Welcome - Peter P. Yim

2. Self-introduction - all participants

  • also - Question: what does everyone want to get out of this session?

3. What do we want done today?

  • provide some working details on the mechanics of collaborating at Ontolog, through the use of the "collaborative work environment (CWE)" that is hosted on the CIM3.NET infrastructure.
  • help get the ONION project community started.
  • exchange among members of this community on how to navigate and access the Ontolog body of knowledge, and, more importantly, how to effectively participate and contribute as members of the community.
  • we welcome the participation of members from collegial communities at this session too!
  • Question: what else do we want to achieve today?

4. Introducing the 4 workspaces in the CWE - see:

5. Tutorial for the CWE user - see:

6. Some advanced features of the CWE -

7. Tutorial for the CWE administrator - see:

8. Q & A / Discussion

  • Participant input and notes:

Session Recording of this Panel Session

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  • Conference Date and Time: Nov. 16, 2006 1:05pm~3:00pm Pacific Standard Time
  • Duration of Recording: 1 Hour 55 Minutes
  • Recording File Size: ___ MB (in mp3 format)
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      • Conference ID: 5823120#
      • Recording Reference Number: 49204#