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Re: preliminary record of minutes of tele-con of 7th February 2002

From: Jeff Heflin <heflin@cse.lehigh.edu>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 16:36:51 -0500
Message-ID: <3C62F373.A9B5EB00@cse.lehigh.edu>
To: Ziv Hellman <ziv@unicorn.com>
CC: WebOnt WG <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
Please see my correction in line...

Ziv Hellman wrote:
> 
> Date 7th February 2002. Total time: One hour and twenty minutes
> 
> * Attendance: listening quality was too poor for this note-taker to hear
> full list of attendance. If anyone can help me to reconstruct this, it
> would be appreciated.
> 
> * Agenda item: FTF meetings schedule.
> 
> Next FTF is slated to take place 8th - 9th April (Monday and Tuesday) in
> Amsterdam.
> Third FTF will be 1st and 2nd of July, no location has yet been
> specified - Boston, Stanford and Bristol are the candidates.
> 
> The date for the last ftf will be announced shortly. Planning is for end
> of September or beginning of October.
> 
> Efforts are being made to conduct 2 in Europe and 2 in North America,
> with both coasts represented (the east coast has already been the site
> of the first ftf). Co-locating with other conferences is important for
> some many members, and getting to Europe for some residents of North
> America is difficult without such co-location.
> 
> 
> * Agenda item: Review of previous actions and the results to date.
> 
> ACTION: Finin to complete use case on ubiq. comp - DONE.
                                                     ^^^^
The above action is NOT DONE. See the discussion about the requirements
document.

> ACTION: Buswell to complete design Use case - DONE.
> ACTION - Obrst to help find ontology partitioning - review and refine
> Req - DONE.
> ACTION - Pat Hayes to send Jeff a couple of sentences on referring to
> vs. committing to ontologies - DONE.
> ACTION: Tim Finin to send Jeff a pointer to the FIPA language req.
> document - DONE.
> ACTION - have unwritten parts in the D+O vs OWL document (Mike, Dan,
> Ian) - DONE.
> -- follow on ACTION - Mike D. to document what OWL reqs not covered by
> D+O, and what D+O features currently not used in addressing our reqs -
> promised to be done over next week
>  ACTION Jim/Guus will send to mailing list a proposed list of
> documents/outputs expected of the working group (tied to calendar if
> possible) and ask people to express interests in particular w/respect to
> those issues - Due: Feb 14
> 
> * Next item: discussion of requirements document.
> 
> Mostly complete. Ubiquitous computing use case is lacking in Heflin
> document. Should we cut and paste from original Web Services document,
> or can we do better? Ora volunteers to help with this, and will also
> speak with Tim about it.
> 
> Frank in Amsterdam asked a question about merging results from Mike's
> document into this document. Some back and forth about our charter vis a
> vis RDF, which is a W3C standard, and D+O, which OWL is intended to
> replace, ensued. It was finally decided that everyone in the group will
> first be given an opportunity to read the documents and comments will be
> solicited.
> 
> Milestones: Comments due by 13th February, taking into account that
> attendees at DAML conference may wish to discuss the comments. Even if
> one believes that the document is good as is, please send that as a
> comment. Content comments are to be posted to the group as a whole,
> spelling and grammar directly to authors.
> 
> The target is to have publication within about a fortnight, 22nd
> February.
> 
> * Next item: DAML+OIL vs. requirements.
> 
> Document is unchanged since last week.
> 
> Action Item: Document by next Wednesday to be revised in line with
> tele-con discussion on features and reqs.
> 
> * Next item: OWL language development document promised by early next
> week (Tuesday)
> 
> Analysis of requirements document and D+O document are needed for
> further work on language development - Dan volunteered to begin working
> on test cases and infrastructure, which was welcomed by all.
> 
> * Next item: Layering of OWL on top of RDF.
> 
> Full discussion of the layering issue delayed to next tele-con after
> people have had a chance to read the longer version. Peter and Dieter
> are both pleased with what they have produced, a pleasant surprise. It
> may become a conference paper as well as a note of the working group.
> 
> * Due to the travelling surrounding the DAML conference, next week's
> tele-con is likely to be cancelled, and will include only editors.
> Decision on this matter to be sent to all members during the coming
> week.
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