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Re: [ontolog-forum] Proceedings on Session-3 of the NIST-Ontolog-NCOR mi

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:40:15 -0800
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We had a wonderful event today (11-Jan-2007) for
Session-3 of the NIST-Ontolog-NCOR mini-series on
"Ontology Measurement and Evaluation." Dr. Steven Ray 
(NIST) presided over the session, with invited speaker, 
Professor Werner Ceusters (State University of New York 
at Buffalo), who gave us a talk on: "Realism-based 
Change Management for Quality Assurance in Ontologies 
and Data Repositories." As Dr. Ray remarked, by 
formalizing different categories of "what has changed", 
Professor Ceusters showed us a much richer concept of 
version and change management, not just for ontologies, 
but one that is applicable in general. The approach 
enables the attainment of better data provenance.    (01)

We would like to thank Professor Werner Ceusters for 
his wonderful talk. Our appreciations also go to Dr. 
Steven Ray for championing this mini-series. And, as 
always, we also want to thank all the participants for 
joining us and for contributing to the discussion 
during the session.    (02)

Proceedings of the session are captured on our wiki
page, at:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_01_11    (03)

In particular, full audio recording of the session is
now available - see:
... Professor Werner Ceusters's lecture today adds 
another key piece to the body of knowledge on ontology 
and ontological engineering that our community is 
building together. Thank you, once again, Professor 
Ceusters!    (04)

Best regards.  =ppy    (05)

P.S. Note; for next Thursday, 18-January-2007 - we are 
planning to devote the regular Thursday conference call 
to kick-off the new "Ontology Summit 2007" effort that 
NIST, Ontolog and other Co-organizers are planning on. 
... Please marked your calendars and stay tuned! I'll 
be providing more details about this fairly soon.  =ppy
--    (06)

Peter P. Yim wrote Mon, 08 Jan 2007 16:33:20 -0800:
> Re:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_01_11 
>     (07)

> The joint NIST-Ontolog-NCOR "Ontology Measurement and 
> Evaluation" mini-series invited talk by Professor 
> Werner Ceusters on "Realism-based Change Management for 
> Quality Assurance in Ontologies and Data Repositories" 
> is coming up this Thursday 11-Jan-2007 (starting at 
> 18:30 UTC / 6:30pm BST / 1:30pm EST / 10:30am PST).
> This is the 3rd event in the mini-series where this 
> community will explore the landscape, issues and 
> solutions relating to the measurement, evaluation, 
> quality and testing of ontologies. ... If you are 
> developing ontologies, or ontology-based applications, 
> or simply want to be tracking key developments in the 
> space, you should be joining us at this session!
> RSVP (by e-mailing the sender off-line; if you aren't 
> already an Ontolog member, kindly include your name, 
> affiliation and job title as well) if you are planning 
> to attend and haven't already responded.
> We look forward to having you at the session.
> Regards.  =ppy
> --
>     (08)

> Peter P. Yim wrote Tue, 19 Dec 2006 06:27:08 -0800:
>> Re: 
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_01_11 
>> The Ontolog community is pleased to announce the 3rd 
>> event of the joint NIST-Ontolog-NCOR mini-series on 
>> "Ontology Measurement and Evaluation."  Professor 
>> Werner Ceusters, Director of the Ontology Research 
>> Group (ORG) of the New York State Center of Excellence 
>> in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at the SUNY-Buffalo 
>> will be our invited speaker on Thursday, 11-Jan-2007. 
>> He will be giving a talk entitled: "Realism-based 
>> Change Management for Quality Assurance in Ontologies 
>> and Data Repositories."
>> We take pleasure in inviting you to join us at this 
>> virtual event.
>>    (09)

>> *Conference call-in details*:
>> Date: Thursday, 11-January-2007 Start Time: 10:30am PST
>>                           / 1:30pm EST / 18:30 GMT/UTC
>>   (World Time: 
>> Session Duration: 1.5~2.0 Hours Dial-in Number:
>>   o from a telephone (US): +1-712-432-4990 (Iowa, USA)
>>   o from a phone (Europe): 0870-119-1313 (UK)
>>                         or 01805 00 7620 (Germany)
>>   o callers from other countries please dial into 
>> either one of the US or European numbers
>>   o Conference ID: "5823120#"
>>   o Direct call from from Skype: +990008275823120
>> Shared-screen support will be available
>>    (010)

>> Session Chair  : *Dr. Steven Ray* (NIST, US)
>> Invited Speaker: *Professor Werner Ceusters* 
>> (SUNY-Buffalo, NY, USA)
>>    (011)

>> Topic: *Realism-based Change Management for Quality 
>> Assurance in Ontologies and Data Repositories*
>> *Abstract*: (by Werner Ceusters)
>> Under the view of an ONTOLOGY as a representational 
>> artifact, comprising a taxonomy as proper part, whose 
>> representational units are intended to designate some 
>> combination of universals, defined classes, and certain 
>> relations between them, and of a DATA REPOSITORY as a 
>> representational artifact built out of singular terms 
>> such as proper names or alphanumeric identifiers 
>> referring to particulars, there are at least four 
>> reasons why updates in ontologies and data repositories 
>> are carried out: (1) changes in reality, (2) changes in 
>> the understanding of reality by the authors of these 
>> artifacts, (3) changes in the purpose(s) for which the 
>> artifacts have been designed, and (4) correction of 
>> mistakes. Annotating any change in such an artifact 
>> with the reasons for that change, classified under 
>> these four headings, leads to a powerful mechanism for 
>> assessing the improvement of quality over time of these 
>> artifacts as well as the skills of their authors in 
>> maintaining them.
>>    (012)

>> *About the Speaker*:
>> *Werner Ceusters* studied medicine, neuro-psychiatry, 
>> informatics and knowledge engineering in Belgium. Since 
>> 1993, he has been involved in numerous national and 
>> European research projects in the area of Electronic 
>> Health Records, Natural Language Understanding and 
>> Ontology. Prior to coming to Buffalo, he was Executive 
>> Director of the European Centre for Ontological 
>> Research at Saarland University, Germany. He is 
>> currently Health Sciences Professor connected to the 
>> Psychiatry Department of the School of Medicine and 
>> Biomedical Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo NY (UB), Director 
>> of the Ontology Research Group of the New York State 
>> Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life 
>> Sciences, and coordinator of Bioinformatics for the 
>> Health Science Faculties at UB.
>>    (013)

>> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2007_01_11 
>> This will be a virtual session over an augmented 
>> conference call. The session is expected to include a 
>> ~1 Hour presentation followed by a Q&A and discussion 
>> between the participants and the speaker. The entire 
>> session will be recorded and made available as open 
>> content under the prevailing Ontolog IPR policy (see: 
>> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid32). 
>>    (014)

>> As usual, this Ontolog event is open to all. I look 
>> forward to having you at this session. Please pass the 
>> announcement along to those who might be interested to 
>> join us too.    (015)

>> *RSVP* by by emailing me at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> 
>> offline so that we can prepare enough resources to 
>> support everyone. (Kindly include your affiliation and 
>> job title if you aren't already a member of the Ontolog 
>> community.)
>> Regards. =ppy
>> Peter P. Yim Co-convener, Ontolog    (016)

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