IRC log of rd on 2011-09-29

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Zakim, this will be 7394
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ok, trackbot; I see WAI_RDWG()11:00AM scheduled to start in 4 minutes
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Meeting: Research and Development Working Group Teleconference
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Date: 29 September 2011
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Chair: Harper_Simon
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Agenda+ Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments)
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Agenda+ Finalise Paper Selection Criteria -
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Agenda+ Initiate Webinar Logistics Discussion
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Agenda+ Any Other Business
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rrsagent, make logs public
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rrsagent, draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate sharper
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regrets+ Thiessen_Peter
14:58:09 [christos]
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regrets+ O'Connor_Joshue
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present+ Harper_Simon
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present+ Abou-Zahra_Shadi
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WAI_RDWG()11:00AM has now started
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+ +43.702.468.aaaa
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rrsagent, make logs public
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rrsagent, draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate sharper
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zakim, take up item 1
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agendum 1. "Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments)" taken up [from sharper]
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14:59:41 [christos]
??P30 is me
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zakim, ??PP30 is me
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sorry, christos, I do not recognize a party named '??PP30'
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Zakim, ??P30 is me
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+christos; got it
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15:00:58 [christos]
mute me
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zakim, ipcaller is me
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+shadi; got it
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zakim, who is on the phone?
15:02:37 [Zakim]
On the phone I see +43.702.468.aaaa, christos, ??P34, ??P52, shadi
15:02:40 [sharper]
zakim, ??P34 is sharper
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+sharper; got it
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zakim, ??P52 is markel
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+markel; got it
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zakim, aaaa is Klaus
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+Klaus; got it
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zakim, p55 is vivienne
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sorry, vivienne, I do not recognize a party named 'p55'
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zakim, ??p55 is vivenne
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+vivenne; got it
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15:05:26 [vivienne]
zakim, mute me
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Hi there. Sorry for being late.
15:05:32 [Zakim]
sorry, vivienne, I do not know which phone connection belongs to you
15:05:39 [giorgio]
Today I'm also with no audio devices.
15:06:23 [christos]
zakim, mute me
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christos should now be muted
15:06:36 [vivienne]
zakim, ??p55 is Vivienne
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I already had ??P55 as vivenne, vivienne
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I can if no one else wants to
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scribe: shadi
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zakim, take up agendum 1
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agendum 1. "Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments)" taken up [from sharper]
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zakim, take up agendum 2
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agendum 2. "Finalise Paper Selection Criteria -" taken up [from sharper]
15:08:23 [markel]
I didn't give any input
15:09:33 [shadi]
suggest we look at giorgio's comments (inline)
15:09:59 [vivienne]
markel will be in sunny Australia next time
15:10:05 [shadi]
SH: can move this agenda item to next time when Giorgio and Yeliz are here
15:10:22 [markel]
15:10:24 [vivienne]
I'm happy to wait
15:10:25 [shadi]
...want to move to next week or try today?
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ack m
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15:10:49 [Zakim]
15:10:53 [shadi]
MV: think it is excellent, just have a minor comment
15:11:02 [shadi]
...maybe better to wait for Giorgio
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[Giorgio joins]
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zakim, ??p26 is giorgio
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+giorgio; got it
15:11:45 [shadi]
MV: excellent job, Giorgio
15:11:58 [shadi]
...Yeliz and Shadi raised the issue of impact
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...talked about what the research community in the past
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...may not be considered as "novel"
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...seems contradictory
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...want new stuff but also about past work
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GB: up to us how to define "novelty"
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...but also happy to drop it
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MV: novel paper also welcome
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...might need to prioritize
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...and balance between types of papers
15:14:24 [shadi] long as they are sound and valid
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15:15:19 [shadi]
GB: agree with you but uneasy to write in vey specific terms what the criteria are and which are more important
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...that said, novelty may be less important than soundness
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...happy to decide that now if wanted
15:15:50 [markel]
thanks Giorgio
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15:16:01 [sharper]
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ack shadi
15:16:15 [markel]
+1 shadi
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SAZ: agree with Giorgio
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...for me relevance to the symposium topic would be most useful
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SH: impact may be independent of novelty
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...need impact but not necessarily novelty
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...can have something very sound and very correct but won't have very much impact
15:17:39 [shadi]
15:17:49 [markel]
15:17:49 [giorgio]
agree with simon: impact more important than novelty
15:18:13 [markel]
15:18:16 [giorgio]
perfectly good.
15:18:21 [christos]
15:18:22 [shadi]
SH: can take a pass if that's ok?
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15:18:27 [vivienne]
15:19:08 [shadi]
SH: may need to stay flexible
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15:19:32 [sharper]
ack me
15:20:27 [shadi]
[SH reads comment #1 from email]
15:20:43 [shadi]
[[If the paper is mainly theoretical, it should be judged on the insightfulness of its ideas and the rigor of its arguments. If it is mainly empirical, it should be judged on the validity of its results and the appropriateness of its techniques. If it is mainly a methodology paper, it should be judged on the usefulness of its proposed methodology. If it is a design paper, it should be judged on the quality, novelty, and appropriateness of its solution to a proble
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m; the rationale for the design decisions; the implementation; and the assessment of its success and weaknesses.]]
15:21:04 [markel]
i'm reading
15:21:06 [giorgio]
I'm trying to find shadi's comments
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ok. got it now
15:21:26 [sharper]
# section "Generic instructions for reviewers"
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- the first bullet uses a mix of terms defined as criteria and other
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that are not defined -- we need to review how we are using the terms and
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what ramifications this may have (for instance it may indicate
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prioritizing certain criteria for certain types of papers)
15:21:39 [giorgio]
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ack giorgio
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ack g
15:22:25 [shadi]
GB: don't you think that trying to achieve a high-level description is useful?
15:22:29 [shadi]
15:22:29 [markel]
it seems that Shadi's comments go in line with the previous issue about prioritazing
15:22:49 [shadi]
...maybe not necessary for these short contributions
15:23:44 [giorgio]
15:23:44 [shadi]
SAZ: think overall guidance is important
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...just editorially may be confusing to use some terms that are and are not defined later on
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...need to be consistent
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ack g
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ack me
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GB: happy for anybody to adjust the wording if editorial
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...want to avoid spending too much time in advance
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15:25:47 [giorgio]
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SAZ: need to know how the approach was intended to be, to clean-up editorially
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ack s
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ack g
15:26:38 [shadi]
...but also need to balance between quick&dirty and spending too much time on theory
15:26:47 [vivienne]
will the reviewers have a form based on this criteria to make it easier for them?
15:26:54 [shadi]
...this page sets the fundaments for the review process
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GB: agree but don't think we should over-shoot
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...should use reviews from the process to improve it
15:27:29 [shadi]
15:27:38 [sharper]
ack s
15:28:26 [markel]
15:28:58 [giorgio]
15:29:03 [shadi]
SAZ: do not disagree that need to avoid over-shooting
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ack m
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...but need to be responsible
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...we also picked a very sensitive and delicate topic
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MV: don't know a review process that is much more editorial
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15:30:39 [shadi]
...need to be careful not to spend too much time
15:31:34 [shadi]
SH: agree with all
15:31:46 [shadi]
...happy for SAZ to improve the section
15:32:03 [giorgio]
15:32:04 [vivienne]
15:32:05 [shadi]
...will also take a pass
15:32:07 [christos]
15:32:09 [shadi]
...sound ok?
15:32:10 [markel]
i'm fine with that
15:32:47 [shadi]
[SH reads comment #2 from SAZ email]
15:33:13 [shadi]
SH: think we mean editorially
15:33:17 [giorgio]
15:33:49 [shadi]
...ok for SAZ change this or do we need discussion?
15:34:00 [vivienne]
fine with Shadi changing
15:34:07 [sharper]
15:34:10 [markel]
ok, shadi changing
15:34:45 [shadi]
regrets: Mario, Joshue, Yeliz, Peter
15:35:00 [shadi]
SH: want to be open and flexible
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...can make choices on the fly as needed
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zakim, take up next
15:35:13 [Zakim]
agendum 1. "Welcome & Logistics (Regrets, Agenda Requests, Comments)" taken up [from sharper]
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zakim, take up agendum 3
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agendum 3. "Initiate Webinar Logistics Discussion" taken up [from sharper]
15:35:59 [shadi]
SH: initiate discussion
15:36:10 [shadi]
...are we going to allow more discussion
15:37:34 [shadi] was that done in the past?
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SAZ: can do it differently for each topic, as needed
15:38:02 [markel]
no more than 2 hours I would say
15:38:27 [shadi]
...talked about having 5-10 minutes for each presenter
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...then a panel session chaired by the symposium chairs
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...then an open Q&A
15:38:51 [vivienne]
Does it work like a conference call?
15:39:20 [shadi]
SH: how much time do we spend?
15:39:28 [giorgio]
we could set up a wiki page outlining our decisions on logistics
15:39:36 [shadi]
SAZ: typically 2-3 hours with break but will depend on what comes in
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zakim, take up agendum 4
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agendum 4. "Any Other Business" taken up [from sharper]
15:40:06 [markel]
yes Giorgio +1. We can collect all the ideas about the weminar an put in a wiki page
15:40:14 [shadi]
SH: we are in kind of a looping mode right now
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...what do want to do?
15:40:24 [giorgio]
15:40:28 [markel]
we've talked about this over the past meetings
15:40:29 [shadi] the next meetings
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ack g
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GB: can start agreeing on some of the concepts among ourselves
15:42:03 [sharper]
ack s
15:42:17 [markel]
15:42:30 [shadi]
s/can start agreeing on some of the concepts among ourselves/can start thinking of some of the topics
15:42:34 [shadi] out some ideas
15:42:35 [sharper]
GB: Thinking and formulating some of the questions and topics the chairs could raise on the panel
15:43:24 [shadi]
SAZ: also the wiki needs lots of love
15:43:35 [shadi]
...needs to think of new topics and also populate them
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...even if outside our comfort zone and direct field of work
15:43:55 [shadi]
15:44:13 [shadi]
SH: will populate the wiki with topics on touch interfaces
15:44:20 [shadi]
q+ to talk about Eval TF
15:44:23 [markel]
15:44:38 [shadi]
...should we also start initiating the next topic?
15:44:47 [vivienne]
yes, it would be good to start looking at the next one
15:44:56 [shadi]
...stack them
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ack me
15:45:12 [Zakim]
shadi, you wanted to talk about Eval TF
15:45:23 [shadi]
15:46:54 [shadi]
SAZ: Eval TF developing methodology for evaluating conformance of websites to WCAG2
15:48:01 [vivienne]
me too
15:48:11 [shadi]
...very related to this first topic
15:48:18 [shadi]
...they are developing requirements
15:48:29 [shadi]
...also looking at existing resources
15:48:34 [markel]
15:48:36 [shadi]
...need exchange between both groups
15:48:47 [shadi]
ack m
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MV: agree with GB to prepare generic questions for the panel
15:49:07 [shadi]
15:49:42 [giorgio]
me too
15:49:48 [shadi]
MV: agree with SH not to get locked down into evaluation too much
15:49:58 [shadi]
...and look at other topics too
15:50:01 [shadi]
15:50:38 [shadi]
SH: can see that we may get locked down
15:50:44 [shadi]
...many interesting topics
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...such as digital TV and more
15:51:09 [giorgio]
thank you all.
15:51:23 [vivienne]
bye for now
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zakim, list attendees
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As of this point the attendees have been +43.702.468.aaaa, christos, shadi, sharper, markel, Klaus, vivenne, giorgio
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rrsagent, make logs world
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate shadi
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rrsagent, make logs world
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RRSAgent, bye
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I see no action items