Ontology Summit 2014 Communique

Communiqué content is developed through the many forms of summit participation (panel discussions, surveys, email, editing of wiki pages). Each track's champions maintain summary wiki pages. The communiqué editors and track champions create several drafts of the communiqué. Participants review and make change suggestions, via dedicated summit sessions and asynchronous discussion on this wiki and via the [ontology-summit] mailing list. The final draft of the communiqué will be complete before the symposium in Gaithersburg and will be presented there. Following this, there will be a window for endorsement by summit participants and members of the wider ontology community. Finally, the communiqué will be submitted for publication in Applied Ontology The communiqué is intended to advance the state of the art of applied ontology by facilitating a consensus on an open question and identifying future challenges for the community. It is neither a summary of all that happened during the OS nor a research paper. Rather, it is an advocacy paper, based in the discussion, lessons, discoveries, and synthesis taking place over the course of the summit. The scope of the communiqué is therefore likely to be narrower than that of the summit.

The version 1.0.0 (2014.04.29-10:45) of the OntologySummit2014_Communique that was adopted by the community at the Ontology Summit 2014 Symposium (Arlington, Virginia, USA). See the full text of the Communique below or download download a pdf version of the v1.0.0 Communique here

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