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[iaoa-member] Minutes of IAOA SWAO SIG meeting n.3 - Feb 17, 2014

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From: "Frank Loebe" <frank.loebe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:51:21 +0100
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Dear IAOA members,    (01)

please find below information on the next SWAO SIG meeting(s) and a 
summary of meeting n.3, Feb 17, 2014.    (02)

The SIG would particularly welcome feedback on the ISWC workshop 
proposal, cf. item 2 below, and is seeking proposals and interested 
parties for joining the Program Committee of that workshop.    (03)

Best regards,
Frank Loebe    (04)


== next IAOA SWAO SIG meetings ==    (05)

* n.4 - Mar 03, 2014, 10:00 EST / 16:00 CET / UTC(GMT) 15:00.
   tentative agenda
   1) revisit and vote on ISWC workshop proposal
   2) revisit and vote on charter
   3) administrative updates    (06)

* regular interval:
  ** first Monday of every month
  ** 10:00 EST / 16:00 CET / UTC(GMT) 15:00    (07)


= IAOA SWAO SIG meeting n.3 - Feb 17, 2014 =    (08)

== main agenda items ==    (09)

1. editing and discussion of charter
2. ISWC workshop proposal
3. SIG membership options & administration matters    (010)


== 1. editing and discussion of charter ==    (011)

* Section "material" below (near bottom) comprises the initial and 
latest charter drafts from within the meeting.    (012)

* These aspects were proposed and discussed to be covered by the charter:
  ** mission: linkage between Semantic Web and Applied Ontology communities
  ** rationale
  ** goals
   *** focus on activities and events
   *** communication and collaboration, to promote applied ontology
   *** identifying/developing common tools (?)
  ** focused scope and list of activities
  ** mention vocabulary differences between communities (?)    (013)

* The participants agreed that special events are one major focus of the 
SIG. Other activities may include dedicated journal issues (and their 
sponsoring) or other publications. It has been suggested to publish 
works in both, Semantic Web as well as Applied Ontology publications.    (014)

* [action] The draft charter needs to be added to the current SWAO 
wikispace, cf. [1].    (015)

[1] http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?IAOA_SWAO_SIG    (016)


== 2. ISWC workshop proposal ==    (017)

* The decision has been made to develop an initial workshop proposal for 
ISWC 2014. The draft will be sent out to SIG members for comments and 
revisions. A near final draft is to be presented at meeting n.4 on Mar 
03, 2014.    (018)

* Regarding contents, the discussion converged to the idea of largely 
adopting the theme and orientation of the Ontology Summit 2014 (Theme: 
"Big Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology"). This shall allow for 
a sufficiently broad scope of the workshop and may provide opportunities 
to develop its results further, e.g. in research or hackathon papers.    (019)

* The following expected/planned organizational dimensions emerged:
  ** full-day workshop
  ** paper types:
   *** research papers
   *** invited papers (e.g., based on the Ontology Summit) (?)
   *** hackathon and/or demo papers (?)
   *** position papers (?)
  ** format ideas
   *** invited talk             (near start)
   *** panel/general discussion (near end)
  ** head for at least ca. 10 submissions,
     thus for ca. 12 reviewers, covering a range of 10-15 submissions
  ** publish proceedings    (020)

* SIG member participation in the workshop is preliminarily confirmed by 
Mike Bennett and Stefano Borgo.    (021)

* [action] A first draft shall be send around soon
   < which has happened as of Feb 19, 2014, cf. [2] />    (022)

* [action] A draft shall be elaborated until the next meeting, n.4, of 
Mar 03, 2014, ideally to decide for it in that meeting.    (023)

* [action] We need to consolidate names/emails for suggested chairs and 
PC members, and then contact them. Proposals are welcome.    (024)

* Concerning other potential events, a session at one of the AAAI 
meetings (Fall or Spring) was mentioned.    (025)


[2] http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/iaoa-member/2014-02/msg00020.html    (026)


== 3. SIG membership options & administration matters ==    (027)

* We discussed which options for SIG membership IAOA currently offers, 
in connection with IAOA membership as a pre-requisite. The participation 
and involvement of people who are not IAOA members may be desirable for 
a SIG that aims at bridging into other communities.
For now, it was concluded that this involves more general provisions in 
the scope of the IAOA Executive Council (EC).    (028)

* There was agreement that events organized or sponsored by the SIG 
should not be limited to IAOA members only.    (029)

* It has further been mentioned that a separate mailing list/online 
forum should be established.    (030)

* We agreed, in the light of being a young SIG, to work stepwise towards 
the full implementation of all formal IAOA provisions for SIGs.    (031)

* [action] These issues will be submitted to the IAOA EC for decision, 
clarification, and/or recommendation:
  ** SIG membership status and IAOA membership requirement
  ** dedicated mailing list / online collaboration environment    (032)

* [action] Key points after a meeting shall be summarized and major 
items should be added to the SWAO wiki space [1].    (033)


[1] http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?IAOA_SWAO_SIG    (034)



== material ==    (035)

=== charter versions ===    (036)

* last version during the meeting
* initial version during the meeting    (037)

< last version during meeting >
The Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG aims to bridge the gap between the 
Semantic Web community and the IAOA community. This SIG would support 
communication and collaboration to promote applied ontology with our 
colleagues in the Semantic Web (including Linked Data) community and to 
understand how these communities problem spaces impact applied ontology.    (038)

Often the two communities seem to think they have nothing in common, 
whereas some of us believe they share many common goals, common 
technologies, and a common interest in well-engineered applied 
ontologies. The Semantic Web and Linked Data communities have challenges 
to do with scale and linking of vast heterogeneous data, so the 
communities also have different foci. We want to assist each side to 
bring their perspectives to the table.    (039)

Many of us in IAOA promote and use Semantic Web technologies and 
reasoning methods; similarly, many in the Semantic Web community 
advocate more rigorous and principled ontologies based on ontological 
analysis.    (040)

We view applied ontology as applying ontological analysis methods to 
business problems, while the Semantic Web and Linked Data ommunities 
focus more generally on large scale applications of semantic 
technologies and the ability to reason over information on the Web.    (041)

Therefore this SIG will be event-focused, concentrating on bringing the 
techniques and technologies of either side together, along with the 
individuals who are members of both communities. We will sponsor joint 
workshops, collaborative authoring of journal articles across these 
communities, and consider related activities such as joint tutorials 
which would help build bridges, along with participation in summer 
schools and related events in both communities.
</ last version during meeting >    (042)


< initial version during the meeting >
The Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG aims to bridge the gap between the 
Semantic Web community and the IAOA community. This SIG would support 
communication and collaboration with our colleagues in the Semantic Web 
(and Linked Data) community    (043)

Rationale: Often the two communities seem to think they have nothing in 
common, whereas some of us believe they share many common goals, common 
technologies, and a common interest in well-engineered applied 
ontologies. Many of us in IAOA promote and use Semantic Web technologies 
and reasoning methods; similarly, many in the Semantic Web community 
advocate more rigorous and principled ontologies based on ontological 
analysis.
</ initial version >    (044)


== participants ==    (045)

* Ken Baclawski
* Mike Bennett
* Gary Berg-Cross
* Mike Dean
* Naicong Li
* Frank Loebe
* Leo Obrst
* Todd Schneider
* Andrea Westerinen
* Peter Yim    (046)

* potential future regrets:
  ** Mike Bennett for n.4, Mar 03, 2014    (047)


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