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Draft Charter for Semantic Web for Health-care and Life Sciences Group

From: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:43:19 -0400
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To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Following the report on the W3C Workshop on Semantic Web for Life
Sciences [1], the Team has prepared an initial draft of an Interest
Group charter [2].  It states:

"The Semantic Web for Health-care and Life Sciences Interest Group
(HCLSIG) is chartered to develop and support the use of Semantic Web
technologies to improve collaboration, research and development, and
innovation adoption in the of Health-care and Life Science
domains. Success in these domains depends on a foundation of
semantically rich system, process and information interoperability. To
these ends, the HCLSIG will focus on the development of use cases that
illustrate the business value of Semantic Web technology adoption,
core vocabularies, guidelines and best practices regarding unique
identifiers, and provide a forum for supporting communication,
education, collaboration and implementation. The HCLSIG will also work
with the other Semantic Web related groups to gather suggestions for
further HCLSIG development work. Further, the HCLSIG will provide a
forum to support and encourage the use of Semantic Web technologies
and foster the growth of interoperable, policy-aware data and
databases in the Life Sciences and Health Care industries."

This work is expected to be of interest to users, vendors, systems
integrators, and academics who are involved in information management  
in the
health care and life sciences industries.

I welcome your input on this initial draft [2] as well as any other
comments you may have on work in this area. Indications of interest
from your organization, while not a formal commitment, are
particularly welcome to help us determine the level of interest in
this work.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/10/swls-workshop-report
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/05/swlsig-charter

eric miller                              http://www.w3.org/people/em/
semantic web activity lead               http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
w3c world wide web consortium            http://www.w3.org/
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