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[protege-discussion] Ontology Summit 2013: session-02 - Extrinsic Aspects of Ontology Evaluation-I - Thu 2013.01.24

Peter Yim peter.yim at
Wed Jan 23 08:43:37 PST 2013



This is a REMINDER that the 2nd session of our Ontology Summit 2013
Launch Event is coming up tomorrow (Thursday, Jan-24.)

RSVP now (details below) if you haven't already!

* Date: Thursday, 24-Jan-2013

* Start Time: 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST / 6:30pm CET / 17:30 GMT/UTC
  ref: World Clock -

* Expected Call Duration: ~2.0 hours

* Dial-in:
** Phone (US): +1 (206) 402-0100 ... Conference ID: 141184# , or
** Skype: "joinconference" (i.e. make a skype call to the contact with
skypeID="joinconference") ... when prompted enter Conference ID:

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

OntologySummit2013: Virtual Panel Session-02 - Thu 2013-01-24

Summit Theme: "Ontology Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle"

Summit Track Title: Track-B: Extrinsic Aspects of Ontology Evaluation

Session Topic: Extrinsic Aspects of Ontology Evaluation: Finding the Scope

Session Co-chairs: Dr. ToddSchneider (Raytheon) and Mr.
TerryLongstreth (Independent Consultant)

Panelists / Briefings:

*  Dr. Todd Schneider (Raytheon) - "A Few Evaluation Dimensions"
*  Mr. Hans Polzer (Senior Engineering Fellow, Lockheed Martin (Ret.))
- "Dimensionality of Evaluation Context for Ontologies"
*  Ms. Mary Balboni (Raytheon) - "Black Box Testing Paradigm in the Lifecycle"
*  Ms. Megan Katsumi (University of Toronto) - "A Methodology for the
Development and Verification of Expressive Ontologies"

* Session page:


This is our 8th Ontology Summit, a joint initiative by ONTOLOG, NIST,
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." In an earlier planning session last month,
the community and subsequently, the summit organizing team
brainstormed on how best to frame the issues. These inputs were
carefully reviewed and synthesized by the Ontology Summit Organizing
Committee and its leadership. It is this plan and program that we will
be discussing with everyone during the launch event.

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 these 3 to 4 months (16 weeks after the Launch, to be exact)
when the Summit is in session, 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.


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-02 Co-chairs,
Todd Schneider & Terry Longstreth

and Members of the
OntologySummit2013 Organizing Committee

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