OOS Semantic Interoperability Workshop Agenda

Schedule Overview

A (very) detailed agenda is available for each day at the links below.

Monday, 17 November: Training and Preparations

This day is for people who have not had the semantic interoperability training before (or who want to meet separately before everyone is together on Tuesday). New participants will be given an overview of semantic interoperability: what it is, why it's important, examples, and some hands-on training in using the tools. We'll also throw in some advanced ideas at the end of the day.

Lunch is provided for those who have registered for the Monday sessions.  Dinner is on your own tonight -- groups will self-organize.

Tuesday, 18 November: Where We Are: Introductions, Demonstrations, Mappings and Tasks (Plenary Overview, Technical Breakouts)

Today we will present a lot of context from leaders of the oceanographic data community, and try to give attendees some really good ideas about how this work will proceed.

Highlighted Speakers: Peter Fox, UCAR; Mike Botts, UAH; Michael Meisinger, UC San Diego; Carl Reed, OGC

In the afternoon, we break up into smaller groups to work on specific semantic projects, either brought with you or provided by us.

Lunch will be provided in the Atrium Cafeteria.  We'll visit Mesa Labs for dinner tonight, directly after the meeting ends -- bus transportation will be provided there and back.

Wednesday, 19 November: Going Forward (Technical Progress and Review)

Now that you see how this all works, and have gotten your feet wet working with the tools and concepts, tell us: What do you need from this framework? How does it need to work to meet your needs? We want to capture as many requirements as we can during this plenary discussion.

Highlighted Speakers: Ben Domenico, UCAR; Rob Raskin, NASA JPL

In the afternoon, continue working on your projects, and prepare to talk about your progress and future plans on Thursday.

Lunch will be provided.   The museum gift shop will have a table set up for us in the Foothills Lab from 10-1.  Dinner is nominally on your own, but we hope to get lots of folks going with us for tapas. Details to be provided.

Thursday, 20 November: Conclusions and Planning

On the final morning, we summarize our achievements and, most importantly, identify next steps. If this workshop is successful, you will leave with a concrete plan of how you want to use the semantic framework and the ontology repository, and how you would like to help MMI make both of those things successful.

We will provide box lunches a little before noon, and folks are welcome to stay to continue collaborations through the end of the day. John Graybeal and some of the other principals will be around all afternoon, and can answer questions and discuss strategies and plans.