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Semantic Web Cluster

ESIP Federation Semantic Web cluster Telecons

Tuesday, Jan 8th 2007

ESIP Federation Meeting of Semantic Web cluster for Winter 2007 in Portland

  • 8am Thursday, Jan 4th 2007

Attendance

Peter Fox, Howard Burrows, Karen Moe, Danny Hardin, Rob Raskin Melanie Meaux, Steve Young, Helen Conover, Liping Di, Meixia Deng (?)

Existing resources

  • SWEET
  • NOESIS
  • GeoBRAIN (GMU BPEL service discovery)
  • VSTO/SESDI
  • Semantic Web company (from Portland) - details coming

Ideas for SW cluster activity tasks within Federation

  • Federation service ontology (service type)
  • Datatype ontology
  • Community dialog and federation agreements on ontologies
  • Community ontology development
  • Support for ESIP/EIE
  • Development of demonstration projects

Other ideas for cluster activity

  • Verifiable information quality and semantically-enabling web services are two

initial technical applications. For workflow composition - solicit use case from Stefan Falke.

  • GEO(SS) has needs for interdisciplinary data discovery. Their plan for data is to

adopt SOA. Many of their suggested scenarios require entry in any part of the "system of systems" and navigate within it using common standards - Kathy Fontaine will be the point of contact for this liaison.

  • EPA - and European colleagues (their EPA) has a big FP7 project planned in ecoinformatics,

contact is Bill Sontag.

  • Demo for July 2007 ESIP meeting - application of semantics to ESIP user community

characterization and areas-of-interest (also a topic of interest to Andy Schain). Several starting points exist (ontologies) including vocabularies like AGU index terms, etc. Rob Raskin to lead this activity.

  • Participation in AGU/EGU and related conferences to provide demonstrations

of semantic web.

  • Provision of how-to and synthesize best practices documents and identification of roles

and expertise, e.g. a knowledge engineer and a SW facilitator to be posted on ESIP wiki.

  • Decision tree for when (and how) to use semantic web, develop schema, vocabulary,

ontology, etc.

  • Close synergy between NASA/DSWG/TIWG semantic web sub-group and ESIP SW cluster).

Activities for telecons

  • Ontology discussions; services, SWEET, etc.
  • Solicit application areas via telecons - both by participating in application cluster

telecons and invited those interested in semantic web to our telecon

  • Participate in application cluster telecons to obtain use cases

Activities for summer meeting

  • Plenary demonstrations including background material (abbreviated tutorial)
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