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Technical Plenary and WG Meeting Event, Royal Sonesta Hotel - Cambridge, MA USA

6-7 March 2003 - Semantic Web Architecture Meeting

venue * participants * agenda (Thu, Fri) * records (actions, decisions, irc logs)

The RDF Core and Web Ontology Working Group issues lists contain a number of issues postponed (RDF Core postponed issues, WebOnt issues ) for future work. Some of these seem to have impact beyond the scope of those specifications alone, impact on Semantic Web Architecture. These issues a reflect @@ expand on issues of best practice, deployment, future directions @@. The Semantic Web Coordination Group is organizing a meeting to explore these issues.


Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA, USA. Skyline B, per schedule as of 10 Feb, subject to change.

irc channel: #swarch on irc.w3.org, port 6665. also: logs.


Participants varied a bit over the two days, but included:

  1. Barstow, Arthur Nokia
  2. Berners-Lee, W3C/MIT (more)
  3. Boley, Harold NRC IIT e-Business (more)
  4. Brickley, Dan W3C (more)
  5. Britton, Colin metatomix
  6. Carroll, Jeremy HP
  7. Chen, Peter LSU (more)
  8. Connolly, Dan W3C (more)
  9. De Roo, Jos Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (more)
  10. Dean, Mike BBN Technologies / Verizon (more)
  11. Greenblatt, Howard Metatomix, Inc (more)
  12. Grosof, Benjamin, MIT (more)
  13. Hawke, Sandro W3C (more)
  14. Hayes, Patrick IHMC, UWF (more)
  15. Horan, Bernard Sun Microsystems
  16. Horrocks, Ian Network Inference (more)
  17. Jemio, Marcel DISA (more)
  18. MacDougall, Kathy Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  19. Manola, Frank The MITRE Corporation
  20. McBride, Brian Hewlett Packard (more)
  21. Miller, Eric W3C World Wide Web Consortium (more)
  22. Miller, Libby ILRT, University of Bristol (more)
  23. Nevile, Liddy La Trobe University
  24. Patel-Schneider, Peter Bell Labs Research
  25. Prud'hommeaux, Eric W3C (more)
  26. Risteff, Melissa Sun Microsystems
  27. Schreiber, Guus IBROW / UvA (more)
  28. Stein, Lynn Andrea Olin College (more)
  29. Stickler, Patrick Nokia Mobile Phones
  30. Swick, Ralph R. W3C/MIT (more)
  31. Tabet, Said The RuleML Initiative (more)
  32. Volz, Raphael FZI (more)
  33. Willard, Randy Sun Microsystems, Inc. (more)
  34. Williams, Stuart Hewlett-Packard Labs

Registration closed 26 February 2003). A list of registered attendees is maintained by the tech plenay organizers, though it suffers from various artifacts because this meeting replaced an RDF Core WG meeting in the registration system.

Aside: Fun with Relational Databases on the Semantic Web

Using dbview.py, an implementation of Relational Databases on the Semantic Web, we exported the registration data for this meeting, tpreg.rdf from the mySQL database behind the meeting registration system; then a simple XSLT transformation, whoFmt.xsl maps it to HTML for display. We store the HTML results, tpreg-out.html, for clients that are not yet XSLT-capable.


Objectives and suggested reading have been integrated into the agenda

Thu, 6 March 2003 (all day)

9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Review of agenda - Eric Miller
9:15 - 10:30 First morning session
Crash Courses
10:30 - 10:45 Morning break
10:45 - 12:15 Second morning session
RDF and HTML - Ralph Swick

background reading:

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 First afternoon session
Semantic Layering - Peter F. Patel-Schneider, Pat Hayes

background reading:

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon break
16:00 - 18:00 Second afternoon session
formal meaning meets social context - J. Carroll

background reading:


Fri, 7 March 2003 (all day)

9:00 - 10:30 First morning session
Query and Rules - Tim Berners-Lee

background reading:

10:30 - 10:45 Morning break
10:45 - 12:15 Second morning session
lightning talks on Query, Rules, etc.

logs: 15:51:47

  1. Stickler: Nokia Semantic Web Enabler (.zip)
  2. Volz: KOAN query technology @@slides
  3. Miller: Query test IRC meeting summary
  4. Boley: OO RuleML PPT, PDF
  5. Grosof: RuleML working doc outline, 18Feb to joint-committee
  6. Tabet: RuleML use cases PDF
  7. Brickley: Foafnaut demo; demo files
  8. Sudeem: swordfish/query
  9. McBride: misc RDF apps/demos
  10. De Roo: OWL implementation experience in Euler
  11. Hawke: SemRun
  12. Carrol: Signing an Ontology @@materials

see also: What are Lightning Talks?

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 First afternoon session
Best Practices / Education and Outreach - Eric Miller

Background reading:

15:00 - 15:15 Afternoon break
15:15 - 16:00 Second afternoon session
Open Discussion

logs: 20:33:38

16:00 Close


This meeting is recorded for public consumption.


One during formal meaning meets social context session; a few regarding the meeting record. @@others?


Just one, during formal meaning meets social context session.

Eric Miller <em@w3.org>, (W3C) Semantic Web Activity Lead
Dan Connolly, W3C
with thanks to Brian McBride, Sandro Hawke, Dan Brickley, and others for taking notes during the meeting
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