We had a discussion about the agenda from 3 to 4:15
PM, New York time on Friday. The Wednesday morning session agenda was
changed significantly from the original in response to the email comments.
The latest version of the agenda for Wednesday morning (March 15th) is
As you can see there, it was decided that the
section starting at 9:10 AM would allow panelists to describe existing
applications (if any) of their respective
ontologies, and in your absence we left a time slot for you, if you wish to talk
at that time.
It was also decided that the 10:30 AM - 12 noon slot on
Tuesday the 14th would be kept as an intermission in our meeting to allow
everyone to attend the plenary session for the NIS Interoperability Week.
But we also decided to extend the Tuesday session to 6 PM to give more time for
At this point, we expect that there will be about 15
minutes in the morning of Tuesday for each panelist to present his views.
We hope that the focus of this first session can be the question of whether and
how each of the existing upper ontologies can be related to each other.
The time is, of course, quite insufficient for any in-depth presentation and we
would expect those presentations to describe the main issues that each
panelist views as most important in finding relations, with pointers to any more
extended comments that the panelists would like to present. If there are
any materials prepared ahead of this time that can help in this discussion,
we encourage the panelists to send such materials to the convene
exact structure of Tuesday afternoon is not yet absolutely fixed. I hope
that we can hear from Aldo at 13:30 Tuesday but we may be in the middle of
discussions at that time, and Leo will have to decide what would fit into that
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I am a bit
confused about what the most recent proposed agenda is. Let me take this
message by Pat as an opportunity to further clarify my position.