HCLSIG BioRDF Subgroup/Meetings/2007-05-21 Conference Call

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Conference Details

  • Date of Call: Monday May 21, 2007
  • Time of Call: 11:00am Eastern Time
  • Dial-In #: +1.617.761.6200 (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dial-In #: + (Nice, France)
  • Dial-In #: +44.117.370.6152 (Bristol, UK)
  • Participant Access Code: 246733 ("BIORDF")
  • IRC Channel: irc.w3.org port 6665 channel #BioRDF (see W3C IRC page for details, or see Web IRC)
  • Duration: ~1 hour
  • Convener: Susie Stephens
  • Scribe: Don Doherty


  • Summary of WWW2007 workshop and demo
  • Next demo presentation opportunities, e.g. ISMB, SfN
  • Next steps for the demo
  • AOB


  • Attendees: Kei Cheung, Bill Bug, John Barkley, Eric P., Matthias Samwald, Donald Doherty,

Elizabeth Wu, Ray Hookaway, Olivier Bodenreider, Jonathan Rees, Alan Ruttenburg, M. Scott Marshall

  • [EP]Assuming this group is re-chartered will we get together in the 2007 Tech Plenary (November 5-10)
  • [DD] Society for Neurosciences is November 3-7.
  • [EP]We could meet on November 9 or 10?
  • [EP] I’ll put us down for November 9 or 10.
  • [KC] WWW2007 workshop summary
  • [KC] Keynote by Carole Goble
  • [KC] Another keynote by Susie Stephens and Adams West
  • [KC] Nine other presentations
  • [KC] Panel discussion. Topic was “Semantic web standards and technologies help benefit healthcare today.” Two panelists took the pro position and two con.
  • [KC] Papers are available for download.
  • [AR] Update on HCLS Demo at WWW2007
  • [AR] Demo was well received
  • [AR] We demoed a SPARQL query and an Alan Brain Atlas mashup
  • [BB] Was there a question session?
  • [AR] Yes but there were no questions. One person stood and thanked us for the demo from the whole SW community.
  • [KC] People are encouraged to submit abstracts to meetings. Alan and Susie are submitting an abstract to ISMB 2007 and Don submitted a reaction to SfN 2007.
  • [KC] Don, can you give a summary of the SfN 2007 abstract?
  • [DD] The abstract summarizes the Banff Demo and is oriented to neuroscientists.
  • [KC] Alan, can you give us a status on the ISMB 2007 abstract?
  • [AR] http://mumble.net/~alanr/ISMB2007abstract.doc
  • [AR] Abstract is tuned to the bio-ontology community.
  • [AR] Majority want the team included in the author’s list
  • [KC] Are we going to use the same set of data for the presentations?
  • [AR] We don’t have all of the sources in the database yet. For instance, BAMS isn’t in there.
  • [AR] I’d like to get more sources included.
  • [KC] What are next steps? Priorities?