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Re: HCLS Mission Statement

From: Joanne Luciano (gmail) <jluciano@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 07:29:01 -0400
Cc: Helena Deus <helenadeus@gmail.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5C98E1B4-9A73-4CB3-8E59-BD1EE49A9555@gmail.com>
To: Chris Baker <denguehost@gmail.com>
Chris, others,

I'm not sure if this ordering (points 1-4) is intentional and I regret to say that I've not 
had the bandwidth to think through the whole mission issue, stepping back and reviewing the past 6 or so
years since I first presented to the W3C a use case (then BioPAX) for the need to create a HCLS IG,
but I don't think we're there yet with the current mission statement.

Maybe simply changing from ordered list to bullet points would suffice for my immediate reaction to the list below.

Joanne

On May 27, 2011, at 7:59 PM, Chris Baker wrote:

> Hi Helena
> I made a further suggestion that has some minor rewording and an
> extension to address adoption of semantic technologies in HCLS.
> Of course what I have written is open to comment and revisons.
> Chris
> 
> 
> The mission of the W3C Health Care and Life Science Work Group is to
> 1) Facilitate the resolution of semantic data integration problems in
> the domains of health care and life sciences;
> 2) Support involvement and education of non-technical HCLS domain
> experts through outreach activities including low-level demos,
> workshops and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences;
> 3) Propose and develop interoperability standards applicable to the
> domains of health care and life sciences;
> 4) Identify and characterize barriers to adoption of semantic
> technologies in the domains of health care and life sciences;
> 
> 
> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM, Helena Deus <helenadeus@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear HCLS,
>> This is a primer for a mission statement for the next charter of HCLS. Of
>> course, it is inspired by the previous charter's HCLS mission statement, but
>> with a focus on problem-driven research.
>> The mission of the W3C Health Care and Life Science Work Group is to 1)
>> solve problems in health care and life sciences using data-driven
>> approaches; 2) support involvement of non-technical HCLS domain experts
>> through outreach activities including low-level demos, workshops and
>> publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and finally 3)
>> propose and develop interoperability standards  applicable to the HCLS
>> domains.
>> Any comments/alterations/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
>> Kind Regards,
>> Helena Deus
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Christopher J. O. Baker Ph. D.
> Associate Professor
> Dept. Computer Science and Applied Statistics
> University of New Brunswick, Canada
> http://ca.linkedin.com/in/christopherjobaker
> 
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