5th Annual Spatial Ontology Community (SOCoP) of Practice Workshop: Developing Geo-Spatial Ontologies &Ontology Patterns Nov. 29-30, 2012 (9-5) U. S. Geological Survey National Center 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston VA
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) is hosting a free 2 day-long hands on workshop to develop geo-spatial & earth science oriented ontologies and ontology design patterns.
See http://vocamp.org/wiki/GeoVoCampSOCoP2012 for more details on the 2 day agenda.
People who want to attend in person can register on that site or send their request to Gary Berg-Cross (email@example.com)
People who wish to call into the morning session and briefings can do so The teleconference number is : 1-866-687-7995; and the Participant passcode is 3591681# Slides for the morning session will be available via links on the
http://vocamp.org/wiki/GeoVoCampSOCoP2012 page the first day of the workshop.
Registration on this site is for the WebEx portions!
As with last year's workshop we will have a WebEx of the presentations so that remote registrants can see and hear the morning session of workshop as it proceeds. Those who wish to call in via Webex will be limited to 20 people and there is a separate registration process to control that number for each of the 3 sessions in which briefings will be presented. Registration is on a first come basis.
More information on the WebEx is provided later on this page.
The following is the draft Agenda and Schedule for the 2012 SOCoP workshop Thursday Nov 29 9:00-9:10
Introductions, Welcome and Schedule Overview -John Moeller/Lynn Usery Auditorium:
Note Morning session includes broadcast as a virtual meeting
9:10-9:30 Workshop Vision and Strategy - Gary Berg-Cross 9:30-10:00 Working Topics (Presented by Topic Leaders) 10:00-10:30 Brief Tutorial on Group Methods - Gary Berg-Cross 10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Group organization and inductions - setting goals and process (Breakout Rooms)
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Networking - On your Own USGS Cafeteria 1:00-2:45 Group Work on Concepts, Vocabulary and Model (Breakout Rooms)
3:00-4:15 Group Work on Draft Models (Breakout Rooms)
4:15-5:00 Group Reports to the Whole - Auditorium includes broadcast as a virtual meeting
Post 5 – Groups may make arrangements for dinner on their own
Friday Nov 30
9:00-9:15 Updates, Q & A etc. (schedule etc.) Auditorium 9:15-10:45 Work Groups – draft final model & initial formalizations (Breakout Rooms)
11:00-12:15 Work Groups (Breakout Rooms)
12:15-1:15 Lunch and Networking - On your Own USGS Cafeteria 1:15-2:45 Firming up products and testing against data (Breakout Rooms)
2:45- 3:15 Prepare Report (Breakout Rooms) 3:15-3:30 Break 3:30-4:30 Group reports Auditorium (Broadcast as Virtual Meeting) 4:30-5:00 Wrap up Auditorium (Broadcast as Virtual Meeting)
U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192
As we did last year we will use a USGS provided WebEx for remote participation. If you have successfully registered for a session you click the link below to see more information, or to join the meeting.
Meeting number: 718 277 806 Meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
Please click the link below to see more information, or to join the meeting. Although no login account is required to use Webex to attend a meeting, you will need to supply your name, email address, and a meeting password (if provided) to join the meeting. When it is time to attend the meeting, please visit this link: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?ED=187685682&UID=1398647067&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
*Please* check and prepare your computer a day or two in advance of the meeting as follows:
1. Start your web browser
2. Visit http://usgs.webex.com
3. Select Setup / Meeting manager (left side of page) -----------------------------------------------------------
For Help with WebEx - WebEx setup help: 1-866-229-3239 - Info: https://usgs.webex.com/, click USGS Help (at left) - USGS account questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the workshop is to continue the discussion from Geo-VoCamp as follow-up previous SOCoP workshops and VoCamps participated in by SOCoP members.
The session is organized around 3-4 Work Groups made up of domain experts, group facilitators and people with semantic/ontological experience.This will be a great opportunity for people interested in using semantics to see lightweight approaches applied in context.
There is space for over 70 participants at the USGS facility. People may register at http://vocamp.org/wiki/GeoVoCampSOCoP2012 to attend in person or they may register for one or more of the WebEx sessions if they cannot.
Details on the workshop in will also be available on the www.socop.org web site.
Note cell phones will not work in the USGS Auditorium.
If you have questions you may contact SOCoP Secreatary Gary Berg-Cross at email@example.com
When & Where
Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP)