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Re: HCLS chartering/next steps Thur 26 May

From: Mikel Egaņa Aranguren <megana@fi.upm.es>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 15:18:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4DDE5325.9050306@fi.upm.es>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

I should attend the conference call but I just want to add that I concur 
with Andrea in that the HCLS IG should consider the environmental realm, 
since loads of new ecological/environment data, with new challenges to 
be addressed, are waiting to be represented semantically. That's 
precisely one of the lines we are trying to open here at OEG-UPM.


On og., 2011.eko mairen 26a 15:08, Andrea Splendiani wrote:
> Hi,
> I see myself as more involved in the next incarnation of the charter ;)
> Unfortunately, today is a travel day and I cannot attend the conference
> call.
> I have two questions/ideas, which don't really map to the current
> sub-groups, but just in case they ring some bell:
> -) Is the HCLS exclusively oriented on HeathCare ? (that is, is the "and" in
> Heath Care and Life Sciences IG and AND or an OR ?). Here in Rothamsted, we
> are just starting to evaluate the Ecological/Agricultural/Environmental
> connections to Life Sciences. Does this fall into the remit of the IG group
> ?
> -) Does the evaluation/ coordination of development of systems which link
> information representation and analysis side fall within the remit of the IG
> ? I think interfaces to linked data, as well as tools which can analyze
> linked data are important to improve the acceptance of Semantic Web
> technologies in the Life Sciences.
> ciao,
> Andrea
> Il giorno 24/mag/2011, alle ore 04.04, Eric Prud'hommeaux ha scritto:
>> Hi all, as some of you reallize, the charter ends at the end of this
>> month. I've been polling around to see what alternative formulations
>> would give us the most resources and impact. In the process, I wrote
>> up some of our high-level use cases (elevator speeches) to help us
>> approach the relevant parties in pharmas, health services and
>> research:<http://www.w3.org/2011/05/HCLSIGUseCases>.
>> I'd like to discuss the landscape and potential strategies with the
>> community. I'd particularly like to invite those who have been active
>> or see themselves as being active in the next incarnation of the group.
>> We'll discuss the current, fairly conservative draft charter
>> <http://www.w3.org/2011/05/HCLSIGCharter-proposal>, as well as ways to
>> optimize both its message and the paths for dissemination. An example
>> of a messaging alternative would be to characterize the HCLS IG work
>> in terms of e.g. overarching translational medicine use cases:
>> "
>>   The W3C Semantic Web in Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group
>>   focuses on translational medicine use cases. The group will continue
>>   the aggregation of cutting edge and traditional scientific knowledge
>>   to meet use cases for researchers, care givers, patients and
>>   regulatory agencies. Due to the scope and diversity of expertise
>>   required to meet translational needs, the HCLS IG work is broken
>>   down into discrete task forces focused on particular data
>>   acquisition, modeling and integration requirements:
>>   Terminology - identifying and integrating identifiers for biological
>>   processes, gross anatomy and medical procedures to promote
>>   unification of domain data.
>>   LODD - curation of compounds, clinical trials and outcomes.
>>   BioRDF - modeling of biological processes and actors.
>>   Scientific Discourse - representation and tracking of the changing
>>   landscape of scientific knowledge and the driving theora and
>>   experiments.
>>   Translational Medicine - the oversight and high-level ontology that
>>   connects these disciplines together in order to meet immediate and
>>   long term needs from pharma, health care and other vested parties.
>> "
>> . Perhaps you all have some other ideas about how to tell a story
>> about our work which will serve to both draw people to our work and
>> our products and to help already interested parties find the task
>> forces which interest them. I of course want to draw an optimal
>> balance between doing work which motivates the participants and
>> focusing on tasks which will accelerate education and adoption by
>> important organizations.
>> I'm sure you are all aware of my preference for technical work, but I
>> feel that this outreach can make us all ultimately more effective. I
>> will use the Thursday 26 May HCLS slot (11:00 EDT) to reach out to the
>> current HCLS IG community, and whomever else you folks elect to bring
>> along. Of course, I'll reserve extra teleconference slots, but please
>> RSVP to me privately so I can make a guess at how many ports to
>> reserve. Also, please provide what feedback you can before the
>> conference. Anything we take care of before will make the meeting more
>> efficient.
>> Conference Details
>> Date of Call: Thursday, May 26, 2011
>> Time of Call: 11:00 am Eastern Time, 4 pm UK, 5 pm CET
>> Dial-In #: +1.617.761.6200 (Cambridge, MA)
>> [Note: limited access to European dial in numbers below]
>> Dial-In #: + (Nice, France)
>> Dial-In #: +44.203.318.0479 (Bristol, UK)
>> Participant Access Code: 4257 ("HCLS")
>> IRC Channel: irc.w3.org port 6665 channel #HCLS (see W3C IRC page for
>> details, or see Web IRC), Quick Start: Use
>> http://www.mibbit.com/chat/?server=irc.w3.org:6665&channel=%23hcls for
>> IRC access.
>> Duration: ~1 hour
>> Convener: Eric Prud'hommeaux
>> Scribe: TBD
>> HCLS IG charter/strategy discussion
>> -- 
>> -ericP
> Andrea Splendiani
> Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
> Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology
> +44(0)1582 763133 ext 2004
> andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk

Mikel Egaņa Aranguren, PhD

Marie Curie post-doc at Ontology Engineering Group, UPM
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2011 13:18:46 UTC

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