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Re: [EMOXG] Suggestion for series of phone meetings on EmotionML first spec

From: Marc Schroeder <schroed@dfki.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:30:41 +0200
Message-ID: <48567911.70100@dfki.de>
To: Christian Peter <Christian.Peter@igd-r.fraunhofer.de>
CC: EMOXG-public <public-xg-emotion@w3.org>

Hi Christian,

in my opinion, a group of people with good knowledge of XML should work 
out a range of suggestions, and then the entire group should discuss the 
pro's and con's. Maybe we can already have a first few examples to 
discuss at the second meeting (3 July), if sufficiently enthusiastic 
volunteers for the XML drafting can be found! :-)


Christian Peter schrieb:
> Hi Marc,
> I can attend the 2nd and 3rd phone meeting and possibly also the first 
> one this Thursday.
> As for contribution, I'm not sure my knowledge on languagues such as XML 
> is deep enough to contribute seriously to the specification part. I 
> merely use XML occasionally. So I see my role more in that of the 
> prospective user and would like to contribute as such, sceptically 
> monitoring the activities and examining the results. Hope that will be 
> usefull, too!
> Christian
> Marc Schroeder schrieb:
>> Hi again,
>> as you know, we have not had regular phone meetings in the past few 
>> months. Instead, we discussed quite a lot by email and finalised, in 
>> particular, the Requirements with Priorities document [1].
>> Actually, the group seems to be at a turning point now: we know what 
>> to specify, now we need to actually do it!
>> So I would like to suggest changing the pace of the work a little bit, 
>> by planning ahead a sequence of phone conferences every 2-4 weeks.
>> As a regular meeting slot, is Thursdays 14:00 UTC OK with everyone? 
>> (It corresponds roughly to the time slot we had before, but takes into 
>> account daylight saving time in the US and in Europe.) That is 16:00 
>> in Berlin, 15:00 in London, 07:00 in California, and 22:00 in Beijing. 
>> The meetings should not last longer than one hour.
>> How about meeting on the following dates:
>> * 19 June
>> *  3 July
>> * 31 July
>> * 21 August
>> The points to discuss at the first of these dates include at least the 
>> following:
>> * Can we agree on writing a draft spec in XML? If so,
>>   - would EARL [2] be a suitable starting point?
>>   - are there other suggestions for starting points?
>> * Can we agree on principles that should guide the spec writing? 
>> Things like, "simple cases should look simple" or "structure should be 
>> explicit enough to avoid confusion" etc.? Any suggestions?
>> * Can we identify a small group of very active people who are willing 
>> to push forward with a very first informal version of the spec?
>> * What is a reasonable time plan?
>> * (any other urgent topics)?
>> It time permits, we could also start discussing:
>> * Do we want this endeavour to continue, possibly towards a formal W3C 
>> standard?
>> * What are the pro's and con's of aiming for a new working group (WG) 
>> vs. becoming one of the topics discussed in an existing WG such as MMI?
>> If you cannot participate in the first of these meetings but want to 
>> make sure your voice is heard, please send your thoughts in an email 
>> to this list.
>> Best regards,
>> Marc
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/emotion/XGR-requirements/
>> [2] http://emotion-research.net/earl

Dr. Marc Schröder, Senior Researcher at DFKI GmbH
Coordinator EU FP7 Project SEMAINE http://www.semaine-project.eu
Chair W3C Emotion ML Incubator http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/emotion
Portal Editor http://emotion-research.net
Team Leader DFKI Speech Group http://mary.dfki.de
Project Leader DFG project PAVOQUE http://mary.dfki.de/pavoque

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