On behalf of the Ontolog Forum,
the National Center for Ontological Research, and NIST, I would like to invite
you to participate in this year’s Ontology Summit face-to-face workshop,
which is scheduled for April 28-29, 2008, as part of NIST’s annual “Interoperability
Week” dedicated to a spectrum of issues surrounding effective exchange of
The theme of the
2008 Ontology Summit this year is the vision of an Open Ontology Repository.
This vision forms the basis of the Open Ontology Repository community, and this
year's summit will support their effort to produce such a repository (or set of
repositories) by serving as a venue - both virtual and face-to-face - in which
many of the issues relating to the design, implementation, and ongoing use of
an ontology repository can be discussed and ultimately resolved. In particular,
these issues will include the themes of the 2006 and 2007 Ontology Summits
(Upper Ontologies, and a framework for classification of ontologies,
respectively), and this year's summit will thus also provide an opportunity to
revisit the conclusions reached at those two prior meetings.
Because NIST is a
government facility, pre-registration for the physical meeting is required. Please
before April 21st to register. There is no registration fee.
We have already
begun addressing the issues through an on-line discussion, which you can catch
up with at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2008.
The workshop on April 28th is simply the culmination of this
process, so please jump in right away.
Steven R. Ray –
Ontology Summit host