HCLSIG/LODD/Meetings/2011-01-05 Conference Call

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Conference Details

  • Date of Call: Wednesday January 5, 2011
  • Time of Call: 11:00am Eastern Time (ET), 16:00 British Time (BT), 17:00 Central European Time (CET)
  • Dial-In #: +1.617.761.6200 (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dial-In #: + (Paris, France)
  • Dial-In #: +44.203.318.0479 (London, UK)
  • Participant Access Code: 4257 ("HCLS").
  • IRC Channel: irc.w3.org port 6665 channel #HCLS (see W3C IRC page for details, or see Web IRC)
  • Duration: ~1h
  • Convener: Susie


  • Best practices document for mapping life sciences data
* Identify lead author
* Review the example data sets
* Review the selected questions
* Identify relevant literature
* Finalize choice of publication vehicle
  • Data updates
  • AOB


Attendees: Janos, Bosse, Richard, Scott, Claus, Matthias, Susie

* Decided to have a go at publishing in the J Web Semantics special issue
* The deadline is February 1.
* If we miss the deadline we can still publish as a W3C Note
* But need a journal deadline to motivate us
* Susie will post the CFP in the GoogleDoc
* Can pay to make the paper open access, but can still post on personal web site
* Scott volunteered to lead the effort and be first author
* Discussed possible example data sets
* Want data that represents disease, gene, and drug
* Want relational, XML, and maybe flat file formats
* Don't want the life sciences to be too complex
* Scott will make some choices and propose to the team
* Will have weekly calls at 11am ET on Thursdays in order to make quick progress
* Will continue to have calls every other Wednesday
* Matthias will invite Richard Cyganiak to be a co-author
* Susie will invite Phil Ashworth to be a co-author
* Scott will encourage Eric Prud'hommeaux to participate