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

From: Eric Neumann <eneumann@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:55:05 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <10352613.1125521705316.JavaMail.gbourne@brunch.mit.edu>
To: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Cc: eneumann@alum.mit.edu


Great job! I think the Mission statement is broad and flexible enough for what we hope to accomplish. I would include CDISC in the "Cooperation with other groups" section, since they are active in clinical trial standards currently.

I also would insert one item in the following statement:
"...HCLSIG will focus on the development of use cases ^[and whenever possible and helpful, demonstrations,] that illustrate the business value of Semantic Web technology adoption..." This makes the business value anb best practices more concrete for many. 


--- Eric Miller <em@w3.org> wrote:

> 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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