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Re: HCLS chartering/next steps Thur 26 May

From: Andrea Splendiani <andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 13:40:09 +0000
Message-ID: <339406287344259@jngomktg.net>
To: Helena Deus <helenadeus@gmail.com>
Cc: (wrong string) ņa Aranguren <megana@fi.upm.es>, "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
I'm not sure we need a different IG.
If the focus is integration of data... environment and health are far... but
in theory not that far...


Il giorno 26/mag/2011, alle ore 14.31, Helena Deus ha scritto:

> Hi,
> That is a very good point, thanks Mikel and Andrea!
> Do you have pointers to such type of data? Shall we consider an IG for
"basic" life sciences?
> The LS part of HCLS has indeed been gaining adepts rapidly and it may make
sense to reflect that in the charter. 
> Cheers,
> Lena
> 2011/5/26 Mikel Egaņa Aranguren <megana@fi.upm.es>
> Hi;
> 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.
> Cheers
> 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"
> Heath Care and Life Sciences IG and AND or an OR ?). Here in Rothamsted,
> are just starting to evaluate the Ecological/Agricultural/Environmental
> connections to Life Sciences. Does this fall into the remit of the IG
> ?
> -) Does the evaluation/ coordination of development of systems which link
> information representation and analysis side fall within the remit of the
> ? 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
> http://mikeleganaaranguren.com
> Marie Curie post-doc at Ontology Engineering Group, UPM
> http://www.oeg-upm.net/
> -- 
> Helena F. Deus
> Post-Doctoral Researcher at DERI/NUIG
> http://lenadeus.info/

Andrea Splendiani
Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology
+44(0)1582 763133 ext 2004
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