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Re: HCLS chartering/next steps Thur 26 May

From: Iker Huerga <ihuerga@linkatu.net>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 16:15:17 +0200
Message-ID: <4DDE6075.5010501@linkatu.net>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Hi,

> I guess my comment would be, setting Translational Medicine as a major 
> priority = ok, making it the only priority = not ok.

+1

>
>
> My personal recommendation would be to formulate the charter around 
> accelerating biomedical research and promoting cross-discipline 
> sharing, across the full scientific and clinical life cycle.  I would 
> begin by dividing into several distinct problem focused areas. I would 
> lose the solution-based Task Groups and reformulate them as problem-based.

A huge +1 again
> Best
>
> Tim
>
> On May 26, 2011, at 9:31 AM, Helena Deus wrote:
>
>> 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 Egaña Aranguren <megana@fi.upm.es 
>> <mailto: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" 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 <tel:%2B1.617.761.6200>
>>             (Cambridge, MA)
>>             [Note: limited access to European dial in numbers below]
>>             Dial-In #: +33.4.26.46.79.03 <tel:%2B33.4.26.46.79.03>
>>             (Nice, France)
>>             Dial-In #: +44.203.318.0479 <tel:%2B44.203.318.0479>
>>             (Bristol, UK)
>>             Participant Access Code: 4257 ("HCLS")
>>             IRC Channel: irc.w3.org <http://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
>>             <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
>>         <tel:%2B44%280%291582%20763133%20ext%202004>
>>         andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk
>>         <mailto:andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>     -- 
>>     Mikel Egaña Aranguren, PhD
>>     http://mikeleganaaranguren.com <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/
>>
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