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From: "Schoening, James R C-E LCMC CIO/G6" <James.Schoening@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 13:28:31 -0500
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Peter et al.,     (01)

        Sign me up, since this overlaps with the Cross Domain Semantic 
Interoperability (CDSI) WG I'm leading.  See 
http://www.visualknowledge.com/wiki/CDSI.       (02)

James R. Schoening              
C-E LCMC CIO/G6 Office  
Voice: DSN 992-5812 or (732) 532-5812   
Fax: DSN 992-7551 or (732) 532-7551     
Email: James.Schoening@xxxxxxxxxxx    (03)

-----Original Message-----
From: uos-convene-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:uos-convene-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Yim
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 12:44 PM
To: ray@xxxxxxxx; [ontolog-forum]; Upper Ontology Summit convention
Subject: Re: [uos-convene] [ontolog-forum] Planning another NIST-Ontolog joint 
event for April 2007    (04)

Thank you, Steve. I like your proposition ... Good start to get a dialog going 
too!    (05)

Before we delve any deeper into the discussion, may I suggest that we:    (06)

1. focus on just collecting names  of people who are interested to help 
'convene' this event, since, like last year, we'll be starting a separate 
mailing list for this (probably fairly high traffic) discussion.     (07)

2. Let's save the dialog, brainstorming and debate till the new list is up. But 
for now, if one is compelled to talk about the selection of a "Theme" for the 
event, please do so, by all means ... as this could influence people's decision 
on whether or not they would want to participate.     (08)

3. To save the extra administrivia, I would also suggest we automatically 
include people who were already on the [uos-conevne] list from the last event 
into the new list of conevners, unless he/she opts out (in which case, please 
e-mail me off-line to indicate so). ... Again, if you are interested to be one 
of the key-participants and/or co-sponsors, please drop us (Steve, Leo and I) a 
note off-line indicating your interest so that we can include you to the new 
mailing-list.     (09)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy
--    (010)

On 12/8/06, Steve Ray <ray@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:    (011)

        OK, here's an idea to throw around:    (012)

        The unique aspect of the Ontolog Forum is that, rather than just 
        conferences where people hear of others' work, the Forum actually 
        positions. Last year, we produced the communique that represented the 
        of the major upper ontology stakeholders to work together for a common 
good. So,
        for this coming year, what might be a similar contribution - something 
        could represent the combined voice of the community?    (013)

        How about:    (014)

                                Semantic Mapping
                        How we must learn to love heterogeneity    (015)

        Given that we will always be in a world where multiple ontologies 
coexist, what 
        choices do we have for mapping, or linking, concepts among these 
        Must we be content with simply having humans assert semantic 
equivalence? If so,
        what hope is there for automated integration? Is there potential in 
        pattern-matching algorithms? Is it realistic to believe that reasoning 
        will be able to discover and/or prove semantic equivalence between 
concepts in
        different ontologies?    (016)

        What is the position of the Ontolog Forum?     (017)

        I await reaction...    (018)

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Obrst, Leo J. [mailto:lobrst@xxxxxxxxx]
        Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 10:14 AM
        To: Peter P. Yim; [ontolog-forum] 
        Cc: Steve Ray
        Subject: RE: Planning another NIST-Ontolog joint event for April 2007    (019)

        Peter,    (020)

        This summarizes well our discussion. We invite you all to participate, 
and make
        suggestions on the wiki on topics you'd like to see addressd this 
coming year at 
        the as yet unnamed forum/summit.    (021)

        Leo    (022)

        Dr. Leo Obrst       The MITRE Corporation, Information Semantics
        lobrst@xxxxxxxxx     Center for Innovative Computing & Informatics
        Voice: 703-983-6770 7515 Colshire Drive, M/S H305
        Fax: 703-983-1379   McLean, VA 22102-7508, USA    (023)

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Peter P. Yim [mailto: peter.yim@xxxxxxxx]
        Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 4:30 AM
        To: [ontolog-forum]
        Cc: Steve Ray; Obrst, Leo J.; Peter Yim
        Subject: Planning another NIST-Ontolog joint event for April 2007     (024)

        All,    (025)

        For those of us who were at FOIS-2006 and attended the NCOR plenary 
        there (evening of 09-Nov-2006), you might remember Steve Ray mentioning 
        NIST will be hosting their "Interoperability Week" again in 2007, and 
it is 
        tentatively scheduled for the week of
        23-April-2007 at Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.    (026)

        Following the success of the "Upper Ontology Summit"
        that Ontolog and NIST co-organized for the same occasion earlier this 
        (Interoperability Week - Mar. 2006) we are planning to put together 
another one
        for April 2007.    (027)

        Steve Ray, Leo Obrst and I had briefly discussed the matter (while we 
were all
        at the FOIS conference) and decided that we will not be limiting 
ourselves to 
        just addressing upper ontology issues this time. We also agreed that we 
        more than the 1.5~2.0 months worth of virtual discussion among the 
        prior to the face-to-face event, to allow us to gather more input from 
        community and to better plan the program.    (028)

        This is a call for suggestions and participation.
        Similar to our last event (please refer to:
<http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UpperOntologySummit> ),
        we would want to form a team of "conveners", comprising (besides the
        organizers), key-participants and co-sponsors. If you are interested, 
        drop us (Steve, Leo and I) a note off-line indicating your interest. We 
        start a separate mailing-list shortly to engage this group to help put 
        event together.    (029)

        In particular, if you were one of the conveners of the 
        Mar.2006 UpperOntologySummit, we look forward to your continued 
        Also, if your institution or company endorses the type of work we are 
        please start trying to convince them to be our co-sponsor.     (030)

        Anything else ... Steve? Leo?    (031)

        We look forward to hear from as many of you as possible. RSVP now.    (032)

        Thanks & regards.  =ppy
        --    (033)

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