Ontology for Big Systems


Each year's Summit consists of a series events and continued discourse spanning three months, culminating in a free, two-day face-to-face workshop and symposium at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.  Discussions employ email, chat and teleconferences, including presentations given by experts about issues relevant to each year’s theme. A Summit Communique, capturing the most important findings is developed throughout the summit and finalized at the symposium, endorsed by participants.


View brief descriptions of each track and links to track summary page.

Recommended Readings

Participants provided references to help create a baseline to facilitate discussions.


This page contains a listing of the teleconferences arranged by each track.

Email Archives

An archive of all emails sent to the 2012 summit mailing list.

Ontolog Wiki

The ontolog wiki is where most of the action happens. This site contains the full set of content and resources that were developed throughout the summit.