The W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group recently had a successful Face to Face meeting co-located with the Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week in Mandelieu, France. Our two day agenda included several excellent and thought provoking presentations, as well as task updates and task breakout sessions. Being co-located with the Technical Plenary enabled us to directly interact with several other groups and get the latest updates for work such as the Rule Interchange Format (RIF), OWL, Policy Language Interest Group, and others active in Semantic Web. The meeting stimulated several new ideas and interactions that are now being discussed during our teleconferences. We also took part in Semantic Web demonstrations during the Technical Plenary session that featured the HCLS Knowledge Base, as well as the new query translation technology from Eric Prud’hommeaux that is being deployed in the Clinical Observations Interoperability demonstration.
Chime Ogbuji, Scott Marshall and I are very excited to be co-chairing the new W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLSIG).
We’d like to start off by giving a big thank you to Eric Neumann and Tonya Hongsermeier for having chaired the first HCLSIG, and for having got such a great group of people involved.
We are going to be hosting an initial kickoff call between 11am and 12.30pm ET on June 12, where we will introduce the group, describe the benefits of joining, summarize the new charter, highlight our thoughts for interesting projects, and share details about the first F2F meeting.
This is an excellent time for new people to join the HCLSIG. If you are interested in learning more, or participating in the call, please send an email to the co-chairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org