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Twenty Seventh meeting of the IAOA Executive Council (EC)
Virtual Meeting of 1 Sept 2010
The EC is preparing a call for locations for the next FOIS conference in 2012. The call will be distributed soon.
The EC is taking into consideration the organization of an Ontology Research Self-assessment Meeting. The issue will be discussed at a later meeting when a general proposal will be ready.
The IAOA discussed the situation of the committees. There is some delay due to the vacation period but some progress can be registered. The committee on Education will soon start to operate; there is a draft for the International Promotion Committee which has already been discussed in part; the Publicity Image and Visibility committee has started to contact other communities for liaisons. The committee on Bylaws is already working on a draft to be distributed to the EC by the end of September. The committee on Ontology Registry and OOR team have some meetings scheduled within a few weeks.
The IAOA is happy to announce that the following people have agreed on chairing some IAOA Committees:
Education Committee co-chairs:
Fabian Neuhaus and Antony Galton
Education Sub-Committee chairs:
Werner Kuhn for Summer School
Robert Hoehndorf for PhD consortium / Doctoral Colloquium / Student Exchanges
Antony Galton for Textbook/Handbook
Fabian Neuhaus for Accreditation and Certification
Michael Gruninger, Leo Obrst are the IAOA EC liaison for the Education Committee.
Infrastructure Committee chairs:
Oliver Kutz and Valter Cavecchia
Laure Vieu will join John Bateman and Peter Yim as EC liaison for the Infrastructure Committee.
The IAOA will set up a webpage listing committees and people involved. Each committee will have a dedicated mailing list. Only IAOA members can post but the archives will be open.
The treasurer reported that a few people, although registered at FOIS, have not completed the IAOA membership application yet. Notices have been sent and further reminders will also be sent to solicit the completion of the on-line registration procedure. Since the money received by the IAOA has to be accounted for in the IAOA budget, if a registration is not completed by the end of the year the corresponding money could be registered as donation to the IAOA. Receipts will be provided.
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