The OntologySummit2014 Process    (454B)

Team-M Co-champions:    (454C)

This is a working page used by Team-M: "Program management (includes operations, logistics, production)" and other OntologySummti2014 members of the organizing committee to document the process details for future reference.    (454H)

Ref. also: OntologySummit2012/Process    (454I)

Overview    (4CID)

The Ontology Summit provides an annual mechanism for the worldwide ontological engineering community to collaborate on topics of interest and improve the community of practice overall. The planning process for the Ontology Summit begins in summer of each year. A topic is selected. Once selected, the topic is refined into three to seven independent tracks, or facets of the topic. The Summit is a process that lasts from January through April of each year through weekly virtual sessions. The final step in the process is the production of a formal Communique through a two-day face-to-face session. The year's work culminates in the production of a formal Communique which is published in the "Applied Ontology" journal, as well as here    (4CIE)

This page describes the summit process overall as well as annual and weekly tasks required to keep the process moving.    (4CIF)

... (details coming!)    (454J)

Soap Hub Chat (Raw Transcript Processing)    (4CJ3)

Soap Hub Chat (Final Transcript Editing)    (4CJC)

During each weekly virtual session, the participants communicate asynchronously via the chat room. There is a general pattern to each session. First, the session contains "housekeeping" information and the facilitator may make general reminders for people to reference things properly in chat. Each weekly session is comprised of multiple presentations. Chat commentary begins during the first session and interesting dialogue ensues. It is normal, and typical for the chat dialogue from the first presentation to continue through the speaking in the second session. Similarly, dialogue from the second session may continue well past the second session into the third session. At the wrap-up, information may be commented on from any of the prior presentations.    (4CJD)

The difference between a raw chat transcript and a final chat transcript is that a team "M" member, now playing the role of an editor will re-organize and lightly edit the chat transcript so that a 'thread' of conversation in the chat becomes contiguous. The final chat transcript will have time/date stamps that are not in order because of this. This is correct. Other editing notes:    (4CJE)

Slide Correction    (4CJK)

Each speaker will provide a series of slides to the session moderator prior to the session. This may require some correction.    (4CJL)

Audio Processing - General Process Overview    (4CJM)

The objective of the audio recording is to create an archival quality recording of each sessions presentation and collaboration. The moderator will make multiple copies of the recording using multiple outbound phone lines. This is to guard against phone line quality, phone lines dropping unexpectedly, etc. Audio editing steps, using Audacity, include the following:    (4CM6)

 maintained by the Track co-champions ... please do not edit    (454K)