OntologySummit2012: Session-05, Thursday 2012-02-09    (33WB)

Summit Theme: OntologySummit2012: "Ontology for Big Systems"    (33WC)

Track 3 Title: Meeting Big Data Challenges through Ontology    (33WG)

Session Topic: I - Big Data domain experts and ontologists; II - Big Data that would benefit from ontological technology    (33WF)

Session Chairs: Mr. ErnieLucier (NCO/NITRD) and Ms. MaryBrady (NIST) - intro-slides    (33WH)

Opening Remarks by - Dr. GeorgeStrawn (Director, NCO_NITRD)    (34T0)

Panelists:    (33WI)

Archives:    (34PX)

Conference Call Details    (33WQ)

Attendees    (33XK)


I - Big Data domain experts and ontologists    (33Y4)

II - Big Data that would benefit from ontological technology    (33Y1)

This is our 7th Ontology Summit, a joint initiative by NIST, Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO_NITRD with the support of our co-sponsors. The theme adopted for this Ontology Summit is "Ontology for Big Systems." The event today is our 5th virtual session.    (33Y2)

The principal goal of the summit is to bring together and foster collaboration among the ontology community, systems community, and stakeholders of some of "big systems." Together, the summit participants will exchange ideas on how ontological analysis and ontology engineering might make a difference, when applied in these "big systems.” We will aim towards producing a series of recommendations describing how ontologies can create an impact; as well as providing illustrations where these techniques have been, or could be, applied in domains such as bioinformatics, electronic health records, intelligence, the smart electrical grid, manufacturing and supply chains, earth and environmental, e-science, cyberphysical systems and e-government. As is traditional with the Ontology Summit series, the results will be captured in the form of a communiqué, with expanded supporting material provided on the web.    (33Y3)

Meeting Big Data Challenges through Ontology    (34HT)

The mission of this track is to identify appropriate objectives for an "Ontology and Big Data" challenge, prepare problem statements, identify the organizations and people to be advocates, and identify the resources necessary to complete a challenge. The goal will be to select a challenge showing benefits of ontology to big data.    (34HU)

One of the NCO’s goals is to enhance collaboration and accelerate agencies’ adoption of advanced IT capabilities. NITRD seeks to accelerate deployment of promising research technologies; share protocol information, standards, and best practices; and coordinate and disseminate technology assessment and testbed results. NITRD coordinates federally supported IT research under the leadership of OSTP. Ontologies and the semantic web support Open Government Directive.    (34HV)

The goal of "Meeting Big Data Challenges through Ontology" Track 3 is to identify issues that can be addressed using an ontology challenge. Challenges can take many forms and target many issues.    (34HW)

Potential issues to be addressed by challenges:    (34IO)

Potential challenge directions    (34JM)

1. Increase the awareness of ontology technology among programmers/database managers    (34JF)

2. Accelerate agencies’ adoption of ontology capabilities    (34JG)

3. Enable scientists and engineers to make maximum use of big data    (34JH)

4. Enable scientists and engineers to understand the potential of ontology-based systems integration    (34JI)

5. Enable ontologists to understand scientists and engineers needs    (34JJ)

6. Ameliorate any mismatch between those with data and those with the skills to analyze it    (34JK)

7. People in the domains of science, engineering, software, computer science, etc. can benefit from a combined knowledge of their domain and application of ontology-based technologies. A combined understanding of these domains and ontology-based technologies may encourage the growth of technology.    (34JL)

8. Improve critical areas of current practice    (34JD)

This first session of Track 3 - http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2012_02_09 - is to understand the relationships between big data challenges and ontologies. The second session, we hope to talk about solutions and benefits including a NASA big data challenge activity. At the face-to-face meeting, we would like to present various approaches to implementing ontologies using challenges and a sample from the NITRD Big Data working group.    (34JE)

Agenda:    (34Q4)

Ontology Summit 2012 - Panel Session-05    (34Q5)

Proceedings:    (34QB)

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IM Chat Transcript captured during the session:    (34QD)

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Audio Recording of this Session    (34QN)

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