OntologySummit2009: Toward Ontology-based Standards    (1OFD)

Homepage for the 2009 Ontology Summit ... This summit initiative is co-organized by NIST, Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, OASIS, OMG, ISO TC 184/SC4, OAGi, STI International & DERI    (1OFE)

What's New    (1Q29)

Objective    (1Q2F)

Theme: "Toward Ontology-based Standards"    (1Q2G)

Description, Goals & Objectives:    (1Q2H)

This summit will address the intersection of two active communities, namely the technical standards world, and the community of ontology and semantic technologies. This intersection is long overdue because each has much to offer the other. Ontologies represent the best efforts of the technical community to unambiguously capture the definitions and interrelationships of concepts in a variety of domains. Standards - specifically information standards - are intended to provide unambiguous specifications of information, for the purpose of error-free access and exchange. If the standards community is indeed serious about specifying such information unambiguously to the best of its ability, then the use of ontologies as the vehicle for such specifications is the logical choice.    (1Q35)

Conversely, the standards world can provide a large market for the industrial use of ontologies, since ontologies are explicitly focused on the precise representation of information. This will be a boost to worldwide recognition of the utility and power of ontological models.    (1Q36)

The goal of this Ontology Summit 2009 is to articulate the power of synergizing these two communities in the form of a communique in which a number of concrete challenges can be laid out. These challenges could serve as a roadmap that will galvanize both communities and bring this promising technical area to the attention of others. Exactly what challenges are chosen is the subject to be debated and decided upon during the electronic discussion period leading up to the face-to-face meeting in April of 2009.    (1Q37)

Process & Deliverables    (1WD7)

Similar to our last 3 summits, this Ontology Summit will comprise of 3 months of virtual discourse (over our archived mailing lists) and virtual panel sessions (over augmented conference calls), and will culminate in a 2-day face-to-face workshop/symposium to be held in the Spring of 2009 at NIST (Gaithersburg, Maryland, US) during which we will, among other things, distill our thoughts into a collaboratively developed Communiqué (and possibly even a range of follow-up projects and action items.)    (1WD8)

The Team    (1Q4K)

You are cordially invited to join us!    (1Q50)

Discussion Archives & Shared-File Workspace    (1Q5Q)

Conference Call, Meeting & Workshop    (1Q5Z)

Open / Convener Sessions    (1Q62)

Organizing Committee Sessions    (1Q65)

Ontology Summit 2009 in the News, Blogosphere & Literature:    (1Q67)

Additional Resources    (1Q69)

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or to any other committee member.  Thanks.  =ppy/2008.12.18    (1Q6D)