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Re: [ontolog-forum] Re: Preparation for the 2005.10.27 Technical Discuss

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 21:25:03 -0700
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Duane,    (01)

Appreciate your very encouraging words. It's the community, of 
which you are a key part too, that is making Ontolog what it is!    (02)

Cheers.  =ppy
--    (03)

Duane Nickull wrote Wed, 10 Aug 2005 20:32:02 -0700:
> Peter:
> I was suggesting them for future events.  MS research is actually very 
> keen on this type of thing.  I thought it would be great to find out 
> what their POV is.  I will pass on an invite for them to participate.
> BTW - if I haven't said this before - many thanks for all your hard work 
> and kudos to you for all the great work you have done for the 
> community.  This is by far the most interesting group I am involved with 
> and where I learn the most.  The atmosphere here is very unique and 
> conducive to P2P learning.
> Cheers ( and beers next time I see you).
> Duane    (04)

> Peter P. Yim wrote Wed, 10 Aug 2005 19:08:17 -0700:
>> Thank you very much for the suggestions, Duane.
>> 1. Not sure whether you meant to suggest these people for the 10/27 
>> session or for invited monthly speakers. However, we have not had 
>> anyone from Microsoft participating in Ontolog activities so far. 
>> Thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to having them with 
>> us.
>> 2. Ref. discussion at our last (2005.08.04) call, program design and 
>> decision (that would include invitations) for discussion sessions 
>> shall be in the session organizer/moderator (who is "appointed" by the 
>> community). Therefore, in the case of the 10/27 session, Nicolas is 
>> your man.
>> 3. As a precedence, Bob Smith has been working closely with Rex Brooks 
>> (the appointed moderator) to put together the 8/25 session; and that 
>> is working out real well. Therefore, you (or anyone else) might 
>> consider offering to collaborate with Nicolas to put the 10/27 program 
>> together. I'm sure having a "program committee" (of more than one) in 
>> a collaborative setting like ours would always make sense.
>> 4. As for monthly invited speakers (if that is what you meant) ... we 
>> already have a huge backlog ... therefore, we better talk about it 
>> during regular calls first, have some idea on scheduling before making 
>> the invitations.
>> 5. Additionally, it is always nice if we can invite the candidate 
>> speakers to participate in some of the community's activities (come to 
>> our discussions, conference calls, ... etc.) prior to our inviting 
>> them to speak. That way, their presentation stand to be a lot more 
>> relevant too. Please extend the invitation to these people to join us 
>> at our sessions.
>> Regards.  =ppy
>> --     (05)

>> Duane Nickull wrote Wed, 10 Aug 2005 17:27:45 -0700:
>>> Peter:
>>> Thank you for setting it up.  Do you still need more participants 
>>> from the WS field?  I know of others who may be good to invite.
>>> Also - I would like to consider us inviting future participants from 
>>> Microsoft to present.  I found some good candidates:
>>> Phil Berstein
>>> http://research.microsoft.com/~philbe/
>>> Sergey Melnik
>>> http://research.microsoft.com/~melnik/
>>> http://research.microsoft.com/~melnik/professional.html
>>> Can I extend an invite to them on the groups behalf?
>>> Duane    (06)

>>> Peter P. Yim wrote Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:03:24 -0700:
>>>> Further to our discussion at last week's conference call (see: 
>>>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_08_04#nidEQ1), 
>>>> I have initialized the session page, and the preparation page for 
>>>> the subjection event. They are respectively at:
>>>> Discussion Session page: 
>>>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_10_27
>>>> Session Preparation page: 
>>>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_10_27/Prep
>>>> Nicolas, please take over from here to organize and prepare for the 
>>>> event.
>>>> Ideas, suggestions and comments from the community is welcomed, as 
>>>> always.
>>>> We take the opportunity to request confirmation from John Domingue 
>>>> and Michael Gruninger (who has already been invited) of their 
>>>> available.
>>>> [Nicolas: please note that other panelists have yet to be invited 
>>>> and confirmed.]
>>>> On behalf of the community, let's thank Nicolas Rouquette for 
>>>> agreeing to organize and moderate the session. I should also thank 
>>>> Duane Nickull and Peter Brown (along with Nicolas) who initiated 
>>>> this all from their postings back in June 2005.
>>>> Thanks & regards.  =ppy
>>>> -- 
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