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Re: [okmds-org] Next pass on our draft charter

To: "OKMDS Organizing Committee" <okmds-org@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Peter Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:31:13 -0700
Message-id: <af8f58ac0710112231k25f1cc8dpd18c8405d29ac124@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thank you Susan, Ken and Jeanne.    (01)

One last call for input, comments and edits to our charter.    (02)

As discussed at the last meeting, we would need to tie this down, and
move forward with announcing the initiative to the community.    (03)

Therefore, let cut it off at Fri 2007.10.12 - 5pm EDT / 3pm PDT ...
and look toward everyone to get their input in (by replying to this
thread) ... after which we will finalize the charter.    (04)

ALL,  please respond (especially if you haven't already) ... and at
least indicate your preference to the 3 optional titles that have been
suggested.    (05)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy
--    (06)

On 10/10/07, susan.turnbull@xxxxxxx <susan.turnbull@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Here's a cleaned up draft with Peter and Ken's comments incorporated, the
> "alien" characters removed, and some initial title choices.  Susan T.
> DRAFT    (07)

>  Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKDMS): Making
> Space
> or
>  Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKDMS): Making
> Better Decisions
> or
>  Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKDMS): Making
> Space for Discernment
>    (08)

>  This six month virtual mini-series will open up dialogue and discovery at
>  the promising intersection of Ontology and Knowledge Development and the
> role of both in decision support.    (09)

>  The NASA Mission of "Space Administration" applied in its most expansive
> form, serves as the inspiration for this series.  The need to effectively
> administer "knowledge space" to yield meaningful connections that are
> scalable and sustainable is a strategic challenge of all institutions,
>  whether that knowledge resides primarily within, outside, or across an
> institution's span of control. Furthermore, the knowledge space must be
> integrated with institutional
> processes for policy making and development so that their effect on
> decisions is fundamental rather than incidental.    (010)

>  As the famed architect, Louis Kahn noted, "Architecture is the thoughtful
> making of space."    (011)

>  In this series, we'll explore how Enterprise Architecture (using Ontology
> and Knowledge Management) is the thoughtful making of space...a space with
> the tensile integrity needed by disparate institutions to create conducive
> conditions for emergence of the collective scientific and engineering
>  knowledge needed for future space... where all humanity can thrive.    (012)

> We'll explore how Ontology and Knowledge Management, working in concert,
> "make space" to accommodate difference at multiple levels and contexts. In
> this emerging  space, both individuals and institutions can more easily
>  distill knowledge from complexity and make policies and decisions using
> knowledge based processes.    (013)

>  In addition, we'll explore how to combine at least three scaffolding
> approaches for the integrated and agile "build-out" of knowledge needed:
> community (structured bottom-up), folksonomy (unstructured bottom-up) and
>  ontology (structured top-down).    (014)

>  The virtual seminar and panel discussion events will be offered
> concurrently in a real world "space" as augmented conference calls and a
> virtual world "space, Second Life.
>  NASA will provide orientation to Second Life as the mini-series gets
> underway.   The announcement and online discourse will be cross-posted to
> [ontolog-forum] <ontolog-forum-at-ontolog.cim3.net and
> [kmgov]<kmgov-at-list.jpl.nasa.gov.    (015)

>  Draft Questions:    (016)

>  1.How can we explore the intersection of Ontology and Knowledge
> Management and Decision Support to define  promising collaborations among
> them?    (017)

>  2. How do we help people working with our organization o discover useful
> knowledge?    (018)

> 3. How can we structure information for decision support (both known and
> serendipitious inquiry)?  Conversely, how can we structure decision making
> processes to take maximum advantage of knowledge?    (019)

>  4. What are the ontologies to prioritize for scientific exchange?    (020)

>  5. How does the use of semantic technologies draw these fields closer and
> support better knowledge discovery and better decision and policy making?    (021)

>  6.How could "simulation-scripting" exercises in virtual worlds accelerate
> the development and sustained use of ontologies in the real world?    (022)

>  7. How might these "simulation-scaffold" ontologies, in turn, improve the
> pace and complexity of learning associated with large-scale "modeling
> event" scenarios that are anticipated in virtual world settings?    (023)

> Susan B. Turnbull
> Senior Program Advisor
> USA Services Intergovernmental Solutions
> GSA Office of Citizen Services and Communications
> U.S. General Services Administration
> p 202.501.6214
> susan.turnbull@xxxxxxx
> http://www.gsa.gov/collaborate    (024)

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