NASA-Ontolog-KMWG OKMDS mini-series Session-03 - Thu 17-January-2008    (16I2) . .    (19T6)

From the SL virtual world event:  screenshot-01   screenshot-02   screenshot-03 

(click on above links to view the full size images) . . . . . .     (17EH)

Conference Call Details    (1784)

Attendees    (178W)

Background    (179A)

This "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)" mini-series is a collaboration between NASA, Ontolog and the (US) Federal Knowledge Management Working Group (KMWG) and is co-organized by a team of individuals from various related communities passionate about creating the opportunity for an inter-community, collaborative exploration of the intersection between Ontology, Knowledge Management and Decision Support, that could eventually lead us toward "Better Decision Making."    (179B)

The mini-series will span a period of about six months (Nov-2007 to May-2008), during which we will be featuring Talks, Panel Discussions and Online Discourse on pertinent issues. We expect all the talks and panel discussion events to be offered in both 'real world' (augmented conference calls) and 'virtual world' (Second Life) settings.    (179C)

Refer to details about this mini-series at the OKMDS project homepage at:    (179D)

Agenda & Proceedings: OKMDS mini-series Session-03    (179E)

Title: Creating Informational and Virtual Space for Knowledge Sharing    (179M)

Abstract: (by JeanneHolm)    (179O)

How does the way in which organizations organize and share their knowledge affect the way in which people have conversations and drive dialogue? Traditionally, architects design buildings that create spaces for conversation--meeting rooms, offices, conference centers. This session explores how these methods have been translated into the information environment and how community physical spaces can be viewed, to understand how knowledge flows within a city. Understanding how that information space is created in an organization through ontologies and taxonomies that drive people in certain directions for decision making and discussion is the focus of another topic. Bringing these two ideas together into the idea of creating virtual physical spaces that help citizens engage with government, participate in a rocket launch, and support the mission of NASA will be explored in looking at NASA's experience in the Second Life virtual world ("SL") over the last two years.    (179P)

Resources    (179Q)

Questions, Answers & Discourse:    (17A5)

SusanTurnbull: Just us for now.  I was in SL briefly, but it was more difficult to see the slides.

SusanTurnbull: This may be of interest:  I was unable to attend the meeting: demo of Stephane Zugzwang's 
Virtual Reality Room "an immersive, photo-realistic environment that brings an unprecedented level of 
realism to Second Life". There will be an announcement on how educators can get a free copy of this device 
and learn how to customize it with their own scenes. 

When: Tuesday, January 15, 10:00am PST check for local time
Where: Learning (128, 128, 131)
Note: You must join the NMC Guests group to visit this sim

More info and pictures of the VRR:

SusanTurnbull: Backround on the sponsor for the Jan. 15 session above:

SusanTurnbull: NMC: The New Media Consortium: sparking innovative learning and creativity
NMC Campus Observer -
NMC Virtual Worlds -

Symposium on the Evolution of Communication (held in SL)

NMC Teachers Buzz - every other Monday {nid 17DQ}

JohnGraybeal: Question for the speaker: What is the relationship of these taxonomies 
-- for a particular example, the Instruments taxonomy -- to the GCMD keywords?

RaviSharma: Space to space time integration Space  time- frequency other metadata such as qty and amplitude.
 ... Cultures have attributes of Object - Indian: Sound, Form, Taste, Smell, Touch.
 ... Tensors important and necessary to understand universe geometry such as wharping of Spacetime complex such as Gravitational forces.
 ... Multi dimensional space is natural for Data mining OLAP statistical and multivariate analysis.
 ... Another is Patterns.
 ... Another is processes as sequence of events.
 ... Enabling apps with geospatial data location aware applications.    (17DR)

Audio Recording of this Session    (17AD)