HCLSIG BioRDF Subgroup/Meetings/2007-09-24 Conference Call

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Conference Details

  • Date of Call: Monday September 24, 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: Elizabeth Wu


  • HCLS F2F (Agenda, Location, Registration, etc.) - EricP
  • SfN Poster Update - Don
  • URI note - Jonathan
  • Knowledgebase extensions - Alan
  • Documentation of SenseLab conversion - Kei
  • Potential preso at W3C's AC meeting - Susie
  • AOB


  • <Susie> attendees - Michel Dumontier, Scott Marshall, Susie Stephens, Alan Ruttenberg, Don Doherty, Eric Neumann, Jonathan Rees, Daniel Rubin
  • <Susie> regrets - Kei Cheung, Matthias Samwald, EricP
  • <mscottm> We've established the dates of the HCLS F2F to be 8 and 9 of November
  • <mscottm> With an opportunity to meet on the morning of the 10th
  • <michel> i won't be able to meet on the 10th
  • <mscottm> Eric will be asking the TAG for scheduled time to talk about URI's
  • <mscottm> People from the Drug Safety group will be meeting with one goal being to determine drug candidates from electronic patient records.
  • <mscottm> There will be an agenda - likely by the end of next week.
  • <mscottm> Don won't be back from his neuroscience conference in time to make the F2F
  • <mscottm> BioRDF agenda items: 1) URI discussion 2) AlanR presents ontology used in demo
  • <mscottm> Hoping for a document and recap from Jonathan to open up the URI discussion.
  • <mscottm> EricN: this meeting is a final chance to close issues and finalize documents
  • <mscottm> EricN: Breakout sessions will be possible in addition but one goal should be to finalize many issues.
  • <mscottm> EricN: try to produce documents that characterize issues and practices that are being applied.
  • <mscottm> Don: need to go through science commons (get password)
  • <mscottm> Don: has written instructions for installing the demo in virtuoso
  • <mscottm> Jonathan: still need a system for proper updates
  • <mscottm> Susie: What needs to be done for updates?
  • <mscottm> Jonathan: ideally, you would have scripts/programs that regenerate the RDF from updated sources
  • <mscottm> Jonathan: something like a "refresh" buttong would be nice
  • <mscottm> Susie: (to Don) How is it going with the poster?
  • <mscottm> Don: want to fit in more screen shots, example queries
  • <mscottm> Don: should have something new on the website next week
  • <mscottm> Jonathan: will try to get more on the URI ready for next week
  • <michel> Life Science Record Name http://www.lsrn.org/
  • <mscottm> question asked: "How is this different from PURL?"
  • <mscottm> Michel: We can register multiple providers/resolvers for a given URI.
  • <eneumann> notes it is sponsored by Ariadne Genomics, Inc., a commercial firm
  • <mscottm> Jonathan: I propose that we release a version of the URI document with CC attribution before the W3C version
  • <Susie> Kei says that my update is that I'm working with Luis Marenco to get a subset of the SenseLab database dump available to the HCLS community.
  • <mscottm> AlanR: more on the knowledge base next week.
  • <mscottm> Susie: HCLS is being invited to talk about 'industry focus' in W3C groups at the AC rep meeting