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[protege-discussion] Ontology Summit 2013: session-11 - Hackathon-Clinics Launch - Thu 2013.03.28
peter.yim at cim3.com
Mon Mar 25 17:47:03 PDT 2013
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 next Thursday
(Mar-28) is our 11th virtual panel session, when we will tell everyone
about and launching the OntologySummit2013 Hackathon-Clinics
Activities . ... RSVP (details below)!
***Attention:*** Please take special note on the start time of this
event - 9:30am PDT / 12:30pm EDT / 5:30pm CET / 16:30 GMT/UTC - as
the US will be on daylight saving (summer) time on this day, while the
EU will still be on standard (winter) time!
... For participants from the EU, for example, this session will
start an hour earlier than usual, whereas for those from the US, the
start-time will be the same as last week's session.
****************** Headlines ***********************
Please join us this Thursday and most of the Thursdays in the next
month-and-a-half, when we will be featuring virtual panel sessions
every week, as part of the Ontology Summit 2013 program:
*Thu 28 Mar 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-11 - The
OntologySummit2013 Hackathon-Clinics Program Launch - Co-chairs: Mr.
Mike Dean & Professor Ken Baclawski - see details on the session page
*Thu 4 Apr 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-12 - Synthesis-II
- Co-chairs: Dr. Matthew West & Professor Michael Gruninger
- see developing details on the session page
*Thu 11 Apr 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-13 - "Communique Draft Review"
- Co-chairs: Dr. Amanda Vizedom & Dr. Fabian Neuhaus
- see developing details on the session page
*Thu 18 Apr 2013* - OntologySummit2013 session-13 - "Final Communique Review"
- Co-chairs: Dr. Fabian Neuhaus & Dr. Amanda Vizedom - 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 PDT / 12:30pm EDT
/ 6:30pm CEST / 5:30pm BST / 16:30 UTC (unless otherwise specified,
like this week, when DST is in transition) ... please mark your calendars.
*Register your attendance* by emailing <peter.yim at cim3.com> 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.)
****** Session Details ******
OntologySummit2013: Virtual Panel Session-11 - Thu 2013-03-28
Summit Theme: "Ontology Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle"
"The OntologySummit2013 Hackathon Clinics Program Launch"
Mr. MikeDean (Raytheon-BBN), Professor KenBaclawski (Northeastern U)
and Mr. PeterYim (CIM3; ONTOLOG)
Panelists / Briefings:
* Dr. AmandaVizedom (Ind. Consultant) - "HC-05. Hackathon: Ontology of
* Mr. VictorAgroskin (TechInvestLab) - "HC-06. ISO 15926 Reference
* Professor JoanneLuciano (RPI-TWC) - "HC-02. The General Ontology
Evaluation Framework (GOEF) & the I-Choose Use Case"
* Dr. MarcelaVegetti (INGAR, Argentina) / Mr. AliHashemi (U of
Toronto) - "HC-04. OntologySummit2013 Content Hack: Leveraging
Semantics on OntologPSMW - (a) the website"
* Professor KenBaclawski (Northeastern U) - "HC-04. OntologySummit2013
Content Hack: Leveraging Semantics on OntologPSMW - (b) the underlying
* Mr. JoelBender (Cornell U) - "HC-01. BACnet Ontology Hackathon"
* Mr. MikeBennett (EDM Council) - "HC-03. FIBO Ontology Evaluation
with OOPS!, OQuaRE and Other Tools"
* Professor Dr. TillMossakowski (U of Bremen) - "HC-07.
* Professor KenBaclawski, Mr. MikeDean, Mr. PeterYim (co-champions) -
This is our 9th 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 11th virtual panel session of the Summit, we are launching the
OntologySummit2013 Hackathon & Clinics program, a series of activities
that will take place over the 3 coming weekends. Seven (7)
Hackathon-Clinics projects with particular relevance to the
OntologySummit and/or this year's "Ontology Evaluation" theme were
identified from among the proposals received, and will be featured
virtually on Mar-30, Apr-6 and Apr-13. During this session, we will
hear about this Hackathon-Clinics; its objectives, what each featured
project will entail, the calendar, schedule, process, facilities and
expert consultation support and other relevant details.
Besides the collaborators who have signed up to participate in these
projects, the program is open to all who are interested. Drop-in
participants are welcome to participate or observe as these
Hackathon-Clinics projects take place. Find out the details today, and
come join us when these projects are featured!
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 cim3.com> 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:
For and on behalf of the
OntologySummit2013 session-11 Co-chairs,
Mike Dean, Ken Baclawski & Peter Yim
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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