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[protege-discussion] Moving Forward with Ontology-based Standards - mini-series kick-off sessions - Thu 2012.10.25

Peter Yim peter.yim at
Mon Oct 22 11:59:03 PDT 2012


Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate at formal launch event of the
"Ontology-based Standards" mini-series of virtual panel sessions. This
kick-off session is coming up this Thursday, 25-Oct-2012.

This collaborative effort to move the Ontology-based Standards forward
is a joint initiative by OASIS, OMG, various ISO working groups, IAOA,

Moving "Toward Ontology-based Standards" was adopted as the theme for
the OntologySummit in 2009. Some of the projects started back then,
plus others that have emerged since, have produced encouraging
results. We believe that sharing the experiences gained from some of
those projects with the aforementioned communities will go a long way
towards helping move the Ontology-based Standards agenda forward and
grounding the arguments for the adoption of the "Ontology-based
Standards" approach. (ref. also:

With the above in mind, we are kicking-off the mini-series with two
virtual panel sessions, showcasing efforts from the OASIS ICOM TC (on
25-Oct-2012) and those from OMG (on 8-Nov-2012.) In these two
sessions, we are planning to look at exemplary work where standards
have been represented both in a natural language (English, in our
cases) as well as in formal ontology language(s). Through the sharing
of their experiences, their approaches and processes, we shall discuss
potential benefits, issues, challenges and other learnings from those

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

Please join us this Thursday (Oct-25) at the kick-off event of this mini-series

*Thu 25 Oct 2012* - Mini-series kick-off and "The OASIS ICOM TC Experience"
 - Co-chairs: Elisa Kendall (OMG; Thematix) & Peter Yim (ONTOLOG; CIM3)
 - see details on the session page at:
 ... *RSVP now*!

*Thu 8 Nov 2012* - "Sharing Experiences from OMG"
 - Co-chairs: Michael Gruninger (IAOA; U of Toronto) & Eric Chan
(OASIS-ICOM; Oracle)
 - see developing details on the session page at:

These events will be 2-hour virtual panel sessions starting at: 9:30am
PDT / 12:30pm EDT / 6:30pm CEST / 16:30 UTC ... please register now
and mark your calendars.

*Register your attendance* by emailing <peter.yim at> off-line,
or (for Ontolog members,) register yourself directly on the wiki
session page. Please include your affiliation and specify the date of
the session(s) when you are writing in to register and specify date of
the session you plan to attend.

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

This, and the rest of the mini-series 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. Feel
free to pass this invitation along to colleagues who may also find
these sessions to be of interest.

*RSVP* by emailing Peter Yim at <peter.yim at> 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.]

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

Regards. =ppy

For and on behalf of

the "Ontology-based Standards" mini-series Organizing Committee,
  Ken Baclawski
  Eric Chan
  Chet Ensign
  Carol Geyer
  Michael Gruninger
  Elisa Kendall
  Peter Yim

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