Re: Deliverables and Timeline

Dear Mark, all.

The DPVCG meeting call is on JUL-08. Please refer to the agenda for 

Reg. GA4GH - the DPVCG is not 'exploring' it at the moment AFAIK.
The last mention of this topic on the mailing list is wrt the meeting 
with Adrian Thorogood of GA4GH 

On this note, I would like to re-emphasise my mail yesterday about 
future deliverables and that the DPVCG welcomes use-cases / requirements 
for application of DPV, see for 

- Harsh

On 07/07/2020 11:55, OCG Info wrote:
> Hi Harsh,
> I am unable to make it to the meeting today unfortunately (competing work call)  - but  we very much would like to get some information on how the GA4GH exploration is going.   Perhaps Paul or Jan can make the call in an hour.
> Kind Regards,
> - Mark
>> On 6 Jul 2020, at 17:10, OCG Info <> wrote:
>> HI Harsh, (et al)
>> This is quite the good list of items to do to get operational,
>> I have a use case request, is it possible to pick up the GA4GH and discuss this work tomorrow?   The reason I ask, there is a  new workgroup, ToiP(Trust over IP) Decentralised Semantics,  and its the first call tomorrow (after the DPV Call) and I think this might be of interest for DSWG as wee.  As there is a keen interest in collecting and looking at these legal semantics in terms of application and use in/at GA4GH.
>> Would it be a good idea  to raise this topic  tomorrow and get a report on what you have found so far ?
>> Best Regards,
>> - Mark
>>> On 6 Jul 2020, at 13:44, Harshvardhan J. Pandit <> wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> The following are some proposed future deliverables and timeline.
>>> I plan to update the group's main page on W3C with this information.
>>> Comments, suggestions, changes are welcome.
>>> The group functions based on interest and active participation from the community. Therefore, I invite everyone to contribute to the group as per their interest and time.
>>> In particular, where active participation is difficult - contributions through use-cases, FAQs, diagrams, documentation are welcome.
>>> ----
>>> DPVCG should be working towards these deliverables:
>>> 1. Data Privacy Vocabulary (DPV) v0.2
>>>   a) This would include more concepts in existing taxonomies
>>>   b) This would also include more 'core' concepts - currently we have
>>>      some proposed concepts in the Wiki taxonomy section
>>>   c) It is important to keep the vocabulary evolving
>>>   d) proposed timeline: have the next version published by September
>>>      2020
>>> 2. Collection of use-cases, case studies, and requirements
>>>   a) Use-cases are from existing adopters/implementers - industry as
>>>      well as academia
>>>   b) Case-studies are descriptions of situations where the DPV(CG)
>>>      would be of use and benefit - these provide potential application
>>>      and help drive discussion as well as demonstrate to outsiders what
>>>      we work towards
>>>   c) proposed timeline: collect and publish by September 2020
>>> 3. Documentation for DPV use: Primer, Examples, and FAQ
>>>   a) Primer: a simple guide for understanding DPV that is aimed for
>>>      non-specialists -> this is important to get adoption
>>>      IMHO. Proposed timeline is to have this published in August 2020.
>>>   b) Examples: documented examples of using DPV for some common
>>>      use-cases -> this is where implementers and people who are
>>>      interested will look to for how the DPV can be used for some
>>>      use-cases. This is an evolving deliverable, but we need some
>>>      common items to start this. We can work on this based on the
>>>      use-cases and case-studies as we collect them.
>>>   c) FAQ: questions arise regarding usage, concepts, etc. The FAQ
>>>      section is an area to collect such questions and the discussions
>>>      surrounding it. This is also an evolving deliverable.
>>> Soft deliverables:
>>> 1. Maintain wiki
>>>   a) e.g. concepts discussed on mailing list, references
>>>   b) ongoing basis - needs volunteers
>>> 2. DPVCG contributors guide
>>>   a) this is a guide for contributors to refer regarding how to propose
>>>      concepts, how to look for existing concepts
>>>   b) this is also an introduction to new participants to know more
>>>      about the group
>>>   c) ideally - we have a wiki page that does this
>>> 3. Documented process for addition of new concepts
>>>   a) Currently, we have an item in the documentation that specifies
>>>      providing a list of fields. We should create a dedicated page for
>>>      contribution (see earlier point) with instructions on how to look
>>>      up and align with existing terms, etc.
>>>   b) This will allow more people to contribute terms and drive adoption
>>> 4. Re-implement ontology documentation generation (e.g. R2RML -> W3C
>>>   ReSpec)
>>>   a) The current implementation is based on a hack (git blame will show
>>>      I'm responsible for this) that is not fit for continued use
>>>   b) If we create a good pipeline for automatic ontology documentation
>>>      - we can implenent it and forget it.
>>>   c) I would propose having the process take a CSV file (like we
>>>      currently have) and generate the corresponding documentation using
>>>      W3C ReSpec (also what we currently use).
>>> 5. Better layout and diagrams for DPV documentation
>>>   a) As title says, improve upon documentation with examples, clarity,
>>>      diagrams, etc.
>>>   b) No timeline for this, continue to improve with time.
>>> Regards,
>>> Harsh
>>>> "Harshvardhan J. Pandit" <> – June 22, 2020 10:05 AM
>>>>> This is listed as ACTION-139 on the tracker.
>>> -- 
>>> ---
>>> Harshvardhan Pandit, Ph.D
>>> Researcher at ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin

Harshvardhan Pandit, Ph.D
Researcher at ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin

Received on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 11:27:55 UTC