After six excellent and well attended "OntologySumit2014: Big Data
and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology" virtual sessions covering
different aspects of the technical discourse, we shift gear, this
week, to Launch the OntologySummit2014 Hackathon. This year's
Hackathon builds on the success of the OntologySummit2013 Hackathon,
and is expected to be a fun-fill day of hands-on work that will be
carried out, round the clock, on Satursday Mar-29. Come find out
what's being proposed, and how your participation might make a
****************** Headlines ******************
Please join us this Thursday at the Ontology Summit virtual session.
Thereafter, activities will be rolling out every week, until end
April, 2014. In particular, please join us every Thursday, when we
will be featuring panel sessions as part of the Ontology Summit 2014
* between now and end Apr-2014, we are planning to run virtual panel
sessions every Thursday at the same time window, ~ 2 Hrs, starting
9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET ... please mark your calendars.
*Register your attendance* by emailing <[hidden email]> off-line
or register yourself directly to the wiki session page. Please specify
the date of name of the session(s) you are registering for. ... RSVP!
****** OntologySummit2014 Session-07 ********
This session begins with an introduction to the OntologySummit
Hackathon activities, and what is being planned for this year's
Hackathon. After that, Leaders of the Hackathon Projects that have
been proposed will brief us on their projects - their goals and
expected results, tools and datasets involved, solicit for
participants they are looking for to join them during the day of the
Hackathon (Sat 2014.03.29), and the skills and background reading that
would be pertinent for potential participants.
The briefings will be followed by a open Q&A and Discussion segment,
when the entire community will chime is, making suggestions for
additional projects, elaborating and enhancing proposed projects, as
well as teaming up in preparation for the Mar-29 (Saturday) Hackathon
This is our 9th Ontology Summit, an annual joint initiative by NIST,
Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO_NITRD with the support of our
co-sponsors. The theme adopted for this Ontology Summit is: "Big Data
and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology."
Since the beginnings of the Semantic Web, ontologies have played key
roles in the design and deployment of new semantic technologies. Yet
over the years, the level of collaboration between the Semantic Web
and Applied Ontology communities has been much less than expected.
Within Big Data applications, ontologies appear to have had little
This year's Ontology Summit is an opportunity for building bridges
between the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Big Data, and Applied Ontology
communities. On the one hand, the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and Big
Data communities can bring a wide array of real problems (such as
performance and scalability challenges and the variety problem in Big
Data) and technologies (automated reasoning tools) that can make use
of ontologies. On the other hand, the Applied Ontology community can
bring a large body of common reusable content (ontologies) and
ontological analysis techniques. Identifying and overcoming ontology
engineering bottlenecks is critical for all communities.
OntologySummit2014 will pose and address the primary challenges in
these areas of interaction among the different communities. The Summit
activities will bring together insights and methods from these
different communities, synthesize new insights, and disseminate
knowledge across field boundaries.
Following earlier Ontology Summit practice, the synthesized results of
this season's discourse will be published as a Communique.
These sessions, like all Ontolog virtual events, are open and free of
charge. Anyone who is interested, or (better still) who may have
something to contribute, is welcome. Please refer to event details on
the session pages, to which the hyperlink is given above, where you
will find session agenda, conference call dial-in, slides and other
pertinent information. Please help us spread the word by relaying this
message to other relevant community mailing lists, and ask colleagues
of your who may also find these sessions to be of interest to come
*RSVP* by emailing Peter Yim at <[hidden email]> offline (or add
yourself directly to the session page if you are already an Ontolog or
Ontology Summit community member) so that we can prepare enough
resources to support everyone. [Please state clearly the date of the
session you are registering for in your email.] ... All respondents
will be subscribed (if they aren't already so) to the
[ontology-summit] mailing list so they are participate in the virtual