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[protege-discussion] Ontology Summit 2013: session-07 - Extrinsic Aspects of Ontology Evaluation-II - Thu 2013.02.28

Peter Yim peter.yim at
Mon Feb 25 09:59:01 PST 2013


Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate at the ongoing Ontology
Summit 2013. Our theme for the Summit this year is: "Ontology
Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle." Coming up this Thursday
(Feb-28) is our 7th virtual panel session, when we will invite more
experts, who have been giving a lot of thoughts on the subject matter
over the years, to join us on the panel and share their insights. ...
RSVP (details below)!

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

Please join us this Thursday and most of the Thursdays in the next
couple of months, when we will be featuring virtual panel sessions
every week, as part of the Ontology Summit 2013 program:

*Thu 28 Feb 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-07 - Track B: Extrinsic
Aspects of Ontology Evaluation-II - Co-chairs: Mr. Terry Longstreth &
Dr. Todd Schneider - see developing details on the session page at:

*Thu 7 Mar 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-08 - Track A: Intrinsic
Aspects of Ontology Evaluation-II - Co-chairs: Dr. Leo Obrst &
Dr. Steven Ray - see developing details on the session page

*Thu 14 Mar 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-09 - Track C: Building
Ontologies to Meet Evaluation Criteria-II - Co-chairs: Dr. Matthew West &
Mr. Mike Bennett - see developing details on the session page

*Thu 21 Mar 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-10 - Track D: Software
Environments for Evaluating Ontologies-II - Co-chairs: Dr. Michael Denny
& Mr. Peter Yim - see developing details on the session page

*Thu 28 Mar 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-11 - Getting the
"hackathon," "clinics" and related activities going - Co-chairs: Mr.
Mike Dean & Mr. Peter Yim - see developing details on the session page


* between our Jan-17 launch of the Ontology Summit, and end Apr-2012,
we are planning to run virtual panel sessions every Thursday at the
same time window, ~ 2 Hrs, starting 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST / 6:30pm
CET / 17:30 UTC ... please mark your calendars.

*Register your attendance* by emailing <peter.yim at> off-line
or register yourself directly to the wiki session page. Please specify
the date or name of the session(s) you are registering for (your
affiliation too, if you are not already a member of the community.)
... RSVP

****** Session Details ******

OntologySummit2013: Virtual Panel Session-07 - Thu 2013-02-27

Summit Theme: "Ontology Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle"

Session Topic: Track-B: Extrinsic Aspects of Ontology Evaluation-II

* Session Chairs: Dr. Todd Schneider & Mr. Terry Longstreth

Panelists / Briefings:

* Dr. Todd Schneider (Raytheon) & Mr. Terry Longstreth (Ind.
Consultant) - "Trinsics across the Engineering Lifecycle"

* Dr. Joao Paulo Almeida (Computer Science Department of the Federal
University of Espírito Santo, Brazil) - "Assessing Ontologies via

* Dr. Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-CNR STLab, Rome, Italy) - "Ontology design
and evaluation during the data storm: some ideas"

* Mr. Keith Silliman (Ind. Consultant) - "System Evaluation Lessons Learned"

* Dr. AmandaVizedom (Ind. Consultant) - "From Business Requirements to
Ontology Evaluation: A Process Outline"


This is our 8th Ontology Summit, a 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: "Ontology Evaluation Across
the Ontology Lifecycle."

Currently, there is no agreed methodology for development of
ontologies, and there are no universally agreed metrics for ontology
evaluation. At the same time, everybody agrees that there are a lot of
badly engineered ontologies out there, thus people use -- at least
implicitly -- some criteria for the evaluation of ontologies.

During this OntologySummit, we seek to identify best practices for
ontology development and evaluation. We will consider the entire
lifecycle of an ontology -- from requirements gathering and analysis,
through to design and implementation. In this endeavor, the Summit
will seek collaboration with the software engineering and knowledge
acquisition communities. Research in these fields has led to several
mature models for the software lifecycle and the design of
knowledge-based systems, and we expect that fruitful interaction among
all participants will lead to a consensus for a methodology within
ontological engineering. Following earlier Ontology Summit practice,
the synthesized results of this season's discourse will be published
as a Communique.

At the Launch Event on 17 Jan 2013, the organizing team provided an
overview of the program, and how we will be framing the discourse
around the theme of of this OntologySummit. Today's session is one of
the events planned.

In this 7th virtual panel session of the Summit, we will invite
several experts, who have been giving a lot of thoughts on this
subject matter over the years, to join us on the panel and share their


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. 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.] ... 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

OntologySummit2013 session-07 Co-chairs,
Todd Schneider & Terry Longstreth

and Members of the
OntologySummit2013 Organizing Committee

p.s. full proceedings of the previous sessions (slides,
chat-transcript, audio recording, etc.) are all  available online now.
They are accessible from the "Archives" section on their respective
session pages, which you can find listed under "What's New" (near the
top) on the Ontology Summit 2013 homepage -

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