OntologySummit2013 Launch Event - Thu 2013-01-17    (3J2Q)

Abstract: Goals & Objectives    (3KP2)

OntologySummit2013 Theme: "Ontology Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle"    (3KP3)

This is our 8th 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 Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle." In an earlier planning session last month, the community and subsequently, the summit organizing team brainstormed on how best to frame the issues. These inputs were carefully reviewed and synthesized by the Ontology Summit Organizing Committee and its leadership. It is this plan and program that we will be discussing with everyone during today's launch event.    (3KP4)

Currently, there is no agreed methodology for development of ontologies, and there are no universally agreed metrics for ontology evaluation. At the same time, everybody agrees that there are a lot of badly engineered ontologies out there, thus people use -- at least implicitly -- some criteria for the evaluation of ontologies.    (3KP5)

During the next 3 to 4 months (16 weeks, to be exact) when the Summit is in session, we seek to identify best practices for ontology development and evaluation. We will consider the entire lifecycle of an ontology -- from requirements gathering and analysis, through to design and implementation. In this endeavor, the Summit will seek collaboration with the software engineering and knowledge acquisition communities. Research in these fields has led to several mature models for the software lifecycle and the design of knowledge-based systems, and we expect that fruitful interaction among all participants will lead to a consensus for a methodology within ontological engineering. Following earlier Ontology Summit practice, the synthesized results of this season's discourse will be published as a Communiqué.    (3KP6)

The 2013 Ontology Summit officially begins with today's launch event. We are initiating a series of topical online discussions, virtual panel sessions, studies, prototyping, synthesis exercises, etc. which will take place, virtually, over the next 3 months. All of these will come together with a face-to-face meeting on May 2 & 3 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).    (3KP7)

See developing details at: OntologySummit2013 (homepage for this summit)    (3KP8)

Agenda:    (3KP9)

Ontology Summit 2013 Launch    (3KPA)

Proceedings:    (3KPQ)

Please refer to the above    (3KPR)

IM Chat Transcript captured during the session:    (3KPS)

 see raw transcript here.    (3KPT)
 (for better clarity, the version below is a re-organized and lightly edited chat-transcript.)
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	[09:00] PeterYim: Welcome to the    (3KWN)
	 = OntologySummit2013 Launch Event - Thu 2013-01-17 =    (3KWO)
	* Summit Theme: Ontology Evaluation Across the Ontology Lifecycle    (3KWP)
	* Co-chair: Professor MichaelGruninger & Dr. MatthewWest    (3KWQ)
	Logistics:    (3KWR)
	* Refer to details on session page at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2013_01_17    (3KWS)
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	 == Proceedings: ==    (3KWW)
	[09:18] anonymous1 MatthewWest    (3KWX)
	[09:21] anonymous1 morphed into JieZheng    (3KWY)
	[09:29] anonymous2 morphed into AndreyBayda    (3KWZ)
	[09:29] anonymous3 morphed into MariaCopeland    (3KX0)
	[09:29] anonymous morphed into MariCarmenSuarezFigueroa    (3KX1)
	[09:29] anonymous4 morphed into ElieAbiLahoud    (3KX2)
	[09:29] anonymous morphed into GeorgeStrawn    (3KX3)
	[09:30] anonymous1 morphed into MaxPetrenko    (3KX4)
	[09:31] anonymous morphed into BobSchloss    (3KX5)
	[09:31] anonymous1 morphed into KarenStocks    (3KX6)
	[09:32] anonymous morphed into MarkFox    (3KX7)
	[09:33] anonymous1 morphed into BruceBray    (3KX8)
	[09:33] MarkFox: MichaelGruninger is at IBM TJ Watson today. It may take a while for him to get on.    (3KX9)
	[09:34] anonymous morphed into MikeRiben    (3KXA)
	[09:34] anonymous morphed into RamSriram    (3KXB)
	[09:35] anonymous morphed into TrishWhetzel    (3KXC)
	[09:36] ToddSchneider: Peter, is VNC working?    (3KXD)
	[09:36] anonymous morphed into RamonaWalls    (3KXE)
	[09:37] anonymous1 morphed into GeraldRadack    (3KXF)
	[09:37] TerryLongstreth: VNC's working for me    (3KXG)
	[09:38] AmandaVizedom: Note about VNC: there is sometimes a bit of a lag between when you first 
	connect to the vnc hopper and when it pops up the password prompt for the share. Give it a minute if 
	it seems not to be working.    (3KXH)
	[09:39] ToddSchneider: Peter, do have a limiter available?    (3KXI)
	[09:40] PeterYim: -- session started 9:39am PST --    (3KXJ)
	[09:41] PeterYim: == MichaelGruninger starts the session off on behalf of the Ontology Summit 
	General Co-chairs ...    (3KXK)
	[09:52] anonymous morphed into BobSchloss    (3KXL)
	[09:53] PeterYim: == Co-organizers of the Ontology Summit presenting their perspectives and 
	expectation ...    (3KXM)
	[09:53] PeterYim: Representing the Co-organizers:    (3KN4)    (3KXN)
	    ONTOLOG - Dr. LeoObrst    (3KN5)
	    NIST - Dr. RamSriram    (3KN6)
	    NCOR - Dr. FabianNeuhaus (on behalf of Professor BarrySmith)    (3KN7)
	    NCBO - Dr. TrishWhetzel (on behalf of Professor MarkMusen)    (3KN8)
	    IAOA - Professor MichaelGruninger    (3KN9)
	    NCO_NITRD - Dr. GeorgeStrawn    (3KNA)    (3KXO)
	[09:56] anonymous1 morphed into MaxPetrenko    (3KXP)
	[09:58] anonymous morphed into AtillaElci    (3KXQ)
	[09:56] SteveRay: (ref. the NIST report on the "Workshop on Ontology Evaluation" at NIST held in 
        Oct-2007, later published in Oct-2011, which RamSriram was citing in his opening talk) @Ram: Could 
        you post the link to the NIST report to the chat room here?    (3KXR)
	[10:04] RamSriram: @Steve: Since the report was WERBED it should be in the publication database.    (3KXS)
	[10:05] BruceBray: @Ram Is this the evaluation mini-series you referenced? 
	http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologyMeasurementEvaluation    (3KXT)
	[10:07] RamSriram: @steve: Here is the link: 
	http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907201    (3KXU)
	[10:13] PeterYim: == Track Champion intros ...    (3KXV)
	PeterYim: Track A: Intrinsic Aspects of Ontology Evaluation - Dr. LeoObrst & Dr. SteveRay (3KT1) 
	Track B: Extrinsic Aspects of Ontology Evaluation - Mr. TerryLongstreth & Dr. ToddSchneider (3KT2) 
	Track C: Building Ontologies to Meet Evaluation Criteria - Dr. MatthewWest & Mr. MikeBennett (3KT3) 
	Track D: Software Environments for Evaluating Ontologies - Dr. JoanneLuciano & Mr. PeterYim (3KT4)    (3KXW)
	[10:15] AnatolyLevenchuk: Draft of an OMG Standard (expecting be a standard in February of 2013) for 
	software engineering methodologies -- http://semat.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2012-11-01.pdf 
	(this is newest of situational method engineering standards, with lessons learned from OPF, SPEM 2, 
	ISO 24744). Language/ontology for capturing best practices.    (3KXX)
	[10:16] TerryLongstreth: My concern about separation of classes and instances: is it not the case 
	that every instance is a representative of an idempotent class?    (3KXY)
	[10:19] SteveRay: @Terry: This bullet derives from some of the classic examples of misuse, such as 
	calling "Pinot Noir" an instance of "Grape" rather than a subclass of "Grape".    (3KXZ)
	[10:21] TerryLongstreth: Thanks Steve. I'm more concerned with the situation where an artifact is 
	the best description of the class; as in Biology for example.    (3KY0)
	[10:25] AmandaVizedom: @Terry: it sounds like you're thinking in terms of prototype-based 
	characterization of classes, yes? That is an interesting modeling practice, used in some 
	areas/projects, but not especially widespread or typical in ontological modeling. It would be 
	interesting and worth while to consider when such modeling is, or isn't, a good fit for some 
	modeling problem.    (3KY1)
	[10:25] SteveRay: @Terry: Even in your case, there are archetypical properties of an artifact, and 
	instance properties (such as its temporal existence, physical location, etc.    (3KY2)
	[10:30] AmandaVizedom: @Terry, @Steve: Relatedly, the kinds of assertions that properly specify a 
	class can be importantly dependent on the logic of the language and the inference capabilities 
	supporting it. For example, in a monotonic system, things that are typical of, but not necessary to, 
	instances of a class should not be axioms on that class. In nonmonotonic systems, rules regarding 
	typical characteristics, over-ridable by more specific information, can be much more useful.    (3KY3)
	[10:33] TerryLongstreth: Sorry, I forgot how to unmute, so couldn't chime in. One point we didn't 
	delve into in our charts was that the instance data may be used by automated reasoning systems to 
	extend the conceptual scope of an ontology.    (3KY4)
	[10:37] MatthewWest: @Terry: Yes we do a lot of that in ISO 15926.    (3KY5)
	[10:43] PeterYim: == Intro to the OntologySummit2013 community library, communique, symposium, administrivia    (3KY6)
	  Ontology Summit Community Library - Dr. AmandaVizedom    (3KT5)
	  OntologySummit2013_Communique - Co-Lead Editors: AmandaVizedom & FabianNeuhaus    (3KT7)
	  Symposium overview and vision from the Symposium Co-chairs - RamSriram & MikeDean    (3KT8)
	  Infrastructure, Process, Logistics - Mr. PeterYim    (3KT6)    (3KY7)
	[10:47] anonymous morphed into RexBrooks    (3KY8)
	[10:52] RosarioUcedaSosa: @Amanda, can you add me to the repository?    (3KY9)
	[10:59] AmandaVizedom: @Rosario, please go to zotero.org and create a sign-in account, then go to 
	http://www.zotero.org/groups/ontologysummit2013 and join. I'll then approve you ASAP    (3KYA)
	[11:00] MaxPetrenko: Amanda, I have also submitted a request to join    (3KYB)
	[11:00] ToddSchneider: Have to go. Cheers.    (3KYC)
	[11:01] AmandaVizedom: @max, you're in. :-)    (3KYD)
	[11:01] MaxPetrenko: Thanks!    (3KYE)
	[11:02] TerryLongstreth: In earlier meetings, we seemed to have a consensus that the order should be 
	Track B,A,C,D.    (3KYF)
	[11:08] PeterYim: == Q&A and Open Discussion ... .    (3KYG)
	[11:17] PeterYim: Re: co-sponsors - 
	http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2013#nid3J0J - we will be assuming that all 
	co-sponsors from last year will continue with us this year (please write me otherwise) ... ALL: 
	please help get your institution/employer to sign-up as a co-sponsor!    (3KYH)
	[11:21] MatthewWest: == Conclusion / Follow-up / Announcements / Next session (Thu 2013.01.24) ...    (3KYI)
	[11:22] PeterYim: -- session ended: 11:21am PST --    (3KYJ)
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