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Subject: Fwd: "Ontology-based Standards" mini-series session-4 - The Case for a Quantity and Units of Measure Ontology Standard - Thu 2013.10.10

Attn: Members of the QUOMOS TC

Hope you can join us at this session. ... RSVP!

Best. =ppy

Peter P. Yim

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@cim3.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Subject: "Ontology-based Standards" mini-series session-4 - The Case
for a Quantity and Units of Measure Ontology Standard - Thu 2013.10.10
To: "[ontolog-invitation]" <ontolog-invitation@ontolog.cim3.net>

Re: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2013_10_10

Dear All,

As confirmed during our Sep-12 community event scheduling session two
"Ontology-based Standards" mini-series sessions will be coming up
imminently - this Thursday (Oct-10) and next Thursday (Oct-17). These
are the first two of the four session in this mini-series that we have
planned for the rest of 2013. There are further sessions planned for
2014 too.

You are cordially invited to join us at these sessions. ... RSVP now!
(details below.)

******************* Hightlights *******************

* Thu 10 Oct 2013 - OntologyBasedStandards miniseries session-4
- Topic: The Case for a "Quantities and Units of Measure" Ontology Standard
- Co-chairs: Mr. Peter Yim & Dr. Ram Sriram
- see details on the session page at:
... RSVP now!

* Thu 17 Oct 2013 - OntologyBasedStandards miniseries session-5
- Topic: Ontology-based Standards in Geospatial Domains
- Co-chairs: Dr. Gary Berg-Cross & Dr. Tara Athan
- see developing details on the session page at:

*Register your attendance* by emailing <peter.yim@cim3.com> off-line
or register yourself directly to the wiki session page. Please specify
the date or name of the session(s) you are registering for (your
affiliation too, if you are not already a member of the community.)
... RSVP


Now, for this Thursday's session ...

= Ontology-based Standards miniseries session-4 - Thu 2013-10-10 =

Session Co-chairs:
 Mr. Peter Yim (Ontolog; CIM3) & Dr. Ram Sriram* (NIST)

Topic: The Case for a "Quantities and Units of Measure" Ontology Standard

== Abstract ==

This is a continuation of the Ontology-based Standards mini-series
that got started in late 2012. Since we have already had two content
sessions and a planning session, this session is labeled as
"session-4". That (3rd) brainstorm/planning session resulted in a
program of 8 topics which we will be covering partly during the rest
of 2013, and partly in 2014.

Among one of the initiatives that spun off from OntologySummit2009:
"Toward Ontology-based Standards" was the effort to work towards a
"Quantities and Units of Measure" Ontology Standard ("QUOMOS"). A
rather thorough survey of the landscape was done by the Ontolog Forum
members, who then progressed the work to a standards development
effort under the auspices of the OASIS QUOMOS TC.

In parallel, various similar efforts were also active - notably the
NASA QUDT (Quantities, Units, Dimensions, and Data Types) Handbook and
Ontologies that came out earlier this year. For this session we have
invited Mr. Ralph Hodgson, who led the development of this NASA/QUDT
work, to give a brief introduction to this QUDT work.

On our panel today, we have invited various User-domain Standards
Developers (users of QUOMOS), as well as key members of the QUOMOS
team (developers of QUOMOS) to share with us their perspectives. After
the QUDT presentation, our other panelists will give short briefings
to help kick-start the conversation. An open discussion will ensue,
which will revolving around:

I. given what (standards works) are already available[1], do we still
see the need for a cross-domain, International Quantity and Units of
Measure Ontology Standard (like what the OASIS QUOMOS TC has
chartered[3]), and

II. if so, what could/should that QUOMOS ontology standard deliver, to
best meet user needs and expectations?

What we really hope to gain out of today's session, is a dialog
between the users and developers of the QUOMOS standard ontology, so
that the work products from this effort will not be something that
sits on the shelf, but something that meet the needs and expectations
of its users.

Please also refer to the "Ontology-based Standards" mini-series
homepage at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologyBasedStandards

  [1] see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UoM
  [3] see: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/quomos/charter.php


These sessions, like all Ontolog virtual events, are open and free of
charge. Anyone who is interested, or (better still) who may have
something to contribute, is welcome. Please refer to event details on
the session pages, to which the hyperlink is given above, where you
will find session agenda, conference call dial-in, slides and other
pertinent information. Feel free to pass this invitation along to
colleagues who may also find these sessions to be of interest.

*RSVP* by emailing Peter Yim at <peter.yim@cim3.com> offline (or add
yourself directly to the session page if you are already an Ontolog
community member) so that we can prepare enough resources to support
everyone. [Please state clearly the date of the session you are
registering for in your email; your affiliation too, if you are not a
community member.]

These sessions will be recorded and made available in a publicly
accessible archive. Therefore, before participating, please make sure
you are cognizant of our IPR policy (ref:

Regards.  =ppy

For the Session Co-chairs
Peter Yim & Ram Sriram

... along with other co-champions of
the Ontology-based Standards mini-series

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