OntologySummit2014 session-13: Communique Draft Review - Thu 2014.04.10

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OntologySummit2014 session-13: Communique Draft Review - Thu 2014.04.10

Peter Yim
Re: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2014_04_10

Dear Colleagues,

After a very productive Synthesis session last week, we are moving
onto an important next segment of our Ontology Summit process - the
development of a Communique that distills the learning from the last
few months' (and thousands of hours of) work and discourse. The
Communique will represent the collective position that this community
will assume, and the open message we would want to deliver, with
respect to the theme of this Summit. At this session the Communique
Lead Editors (namely, our General Co-chairs), Professor Michael
Gruninger and Dr. Leo Obrst, will be presenting, for the first time, a
working draft of the OntologySummit2014_Communique for review and
discussion by the community. We will not be wordsmithing yet, but will
be doing a higher level review, to make sure we have included
everything we want to see in the Communique, and will attempt to
expose and close all gaps. If you care about, and would want to
influence what goes into the Communique, please make sure you come to
this (and next week's) session.

****************** Headlines ******************

Please join us this, and the next few Thursday at the Ontology Summit
virtual sessions:

*Thu 10 Apr 2014* - OntologySummit2014 session-13 - Communique Review
- Co-chairs: Professor Michael Gruninger & Dr. Leo Obrst - see
details on the session page at:

*Thu 17 Apr 2014* - OntologySummit2014 session-14 - Communique
Finalization - Co-chairs: Professor Michael Gruninger & Dr. Leo Obrst
- see details on the session page at:

*Thu 24 Apr 2014* - OntologySummit2014 session-15 - Final Symposium
preparation and logistics - Co-chairs: TimFinin & RamSriram
- see developing details on the session page at:

Between mid January and end Apr-2014, we have been running virtual
panel sessions every Thursday at the same time window, ~2 Hrs,
starting 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET ... please mark your calendars, and
join us.

*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!

********************* Details ************************

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.

See developing details at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2014 (homepage
for this summit)


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
join us.

*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

These sessions will be recorded and made available in a publicly
accessible archive. Therefore, before participating, please make sure
you are cognizant of our IPR policy (ref:

Regards.  =ppy

For and on behalf of the

OntologySummit2014 session-13 Co-chairs,
Michael Gruninger & Leo Obrst

and Members of the
OntologySummit2014 Organizing Committee


p.s. see more details on the OntologySummit program at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2014 where you
will find links to the full proceedings for previous sessions of this
series at their respective session pages. In particular, the
proceedings of the Launch Event, which provided an great overview of
this Ontology Summit, is available
at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2014_01_16

p.p.s. please note that the OntologySummit2014 Symposium, the two-day
event that culminates this Summit's discourse, scheduled for April 28
& 29, 2014 in the Washington DC Area, USA, is now open for
registration. Both on-site and remote participation are supported.
Participation is free-of-charge, but prior registration is required.
Please register now, before it closes (on Apr-23 or sooner, when the
limited capacity is filled.) See:
protege-user mailing list
[hidden email]