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Re: RDB2RDF Telcon time

From: ashok malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 07:03:39 -0700
Message-ID: <4ADC71BB.1050603@oracle.com>
To: public-rdb2rdf-wg@w3.org
 > If people want, I can set-up a Web-based questionnaire to see if we 
want to change the time.
Yes, please!  Thursday is the most difficult day of the week for me.
All the best, Ashok


hhalpin@w3.org wrote:
> If people want, I can set-up a Web-based questionnaire to see if we 
> want to change the time.
>
> The other option that Ahmed (Ahmed, correct me if I'm wrong here) 
> seemed to think would work for him would be an hour later, i.e. would 
> 4:00 GMT work for Juan/Ashok/Ahmed?
>
> And does 4:00 GMT not work for anyone?
>
> Note that it in general takes a few days for Zakim to switch 
> conference so we will probably have to do this week's call at 3:00 GMT.
>
>     cheers,
>         -harry
>
>
> On Mon, 19 Oct 2009, ashok malhotra wrote:
>
>> I'm sorry I missed the first WG telcon!
>> There seems to have been some discussion re. the time for the weekly 
>> telcon.
>> Like Juan Sequeda, I have a conflict at the Thursday time,  Would it 
>> be possible to
>> move the telcon to Fridays, perhaps at 11AM Eastern, the time slot we 
>> used for the XG calls?
>> All the best, Ashok
>>
>>
>> hhalpin@w3.org wrote:
>>>
>>> The first meeting is always the most difficult due to everyone 
>>> getting used to things, but here are our minutes! Will link  to from 
>>> homepage once approved after next meeting.
>>>
>>> HTML:
>>> http://www.w3.org/2009/10/15-RDB2RDF-minutes.html
>>>
>>>        RDB2RDF Working Group Teleconference
>>>
>>> 15 Oct 2009
>>>
>>>    [2]Agenda
>>>
>>>       [2] 
>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdb2rdf-wg/2009Oct/0002.html
>>>
>>>    See also: [3]IRC log
>>>
>>>       [3] http://www.w3.org/2009/10/15-RDB2RDF-irc
>>>
>>> Attendees
>>>
>>>    Present: (possibly incomplete) orri, seema, souri, rcygnaik, lima,
>>>           marcelo, Joseph_Scheuhammer, hhalpin, mhausenblas, angelo,
>>>           nuno, jsequeda, Ahmed, whalb, howard, iv_an_ru, soeren
>>>
>>>    Chair
>>>           Ahmed
>>>
>>>    Scribe
>>>           hhalpin
>>>
>>> Contents
>>>
>>>      * [4]Topics
>>>          1. [5]"Introduction"
>>>          2. [6]"Schedule"
>>>          3. [7]"Future Meetings"
>>>      * [8]Summary of Action Items
>>>      _________________________________________________________
>>>
>>> Introduction
>>>
>>>    Introduction round
>>>
>>>    soeren: linked data background, Triplify, one of the DBpedia
>>>    founders
>>>
>>>    cygri: DERI, main developer of D2RQ, interested in linked data,
>>>    information integration
>>>
>>>    Souri and Seema: we are interested in RDB2RDF here at Oracle as we
>>>    have a lot of relational data as you can guess
>>>
>>>    Orri: from OpenLink, long time doing DB federation, etc., main
>>>    contributor to linked data community
>>>
>>>    <hhalpin> scribe: hhalpin
>>>
>>>    Orri is presenting next week
>>>
>>>    From OpenLink
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: from HP
>>>    ... interests in integration
>>>    ... works in RDF
>>>
>>>    Angelo: new to this group
>>>    ... postdoc at OKKAM project
>>>    ... co-ordinating all the work for use-cases, interest in entity
>>>    identifiers for linked data
>>>    ... automatically extraxting entities from relational data
>>>    ... automatically identify these entities.
>>>    ... background in multimedia IR
>>>
>>>    Howard: from Metamotix
>>>    ... been in semantic technology world for 8-9 years
>>>    ... developed middleware integration platform.
>>>    ... integrating structured and semi-structured data
>>>
>>>    Howard is presenting in early november.
>>>
>>>    Wolfgang: Working in Austria
>>>    ... has but Eurostat as Linked Data
>>>    ... did work in XG
>>>
>>>    Harry: W3C Fellow from Uni. of Edinburgh
>>>    ... will be helping with contacts
>>>    ... co-chairing with Ahmed.
>>>    ... participated in XG
>>>
>>>    <mhausenblas>
>>>    [9]http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdb2rdf-wg/2009Oct/000
>>>    9.html
>>>
>>>       [9] 
>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdb2rdf-wg/2009Oct/0009.html
>>>
>>>    Nuno: Working in DERI
>>>    ... hetereogenous sources, working on XSPARQL
>>>    ... extending XQuery.
>>>
>>>    Ashok is on vacation.
>>>
>>>    Ivan: dialing in...
>>>
>>>    Juan: a Uni. Ph.D. student at University of Austin
>>>    ... was part of XG
>>>    ... creating Ultrawrap, RDB2RDF system
>>>    ... takes advantage of existing infrastructure
>>>    ... want to learn mappings
>>>    ... uses data-mining, linked data for bioinformatics by end of year
>>>
>>>    Michael: Informal meeting at ISWC
>>>    ... First face-to-face officially will be later
>>>
>>>    Juan: I'll be at ISWC.
>>>
>>>    Seema: From Oracle
>>>    ... located in new hampshire
>>>    ... working in semantic group
>>>
>>>    Marcelo: ... Marcelo Arenas, from catholic university of chile
>>>    ... most in database theory
>>>    ... we have a group that works in RDF
>>>    ... have done semantics for SPARQL, adding navigation, dealing with
>>>    RDFS and OWL
>>>    ... we want to work on this problem.
>>>
>>>    <scribe> ACTION: hhalpin to re-send Marcelo invited expert form
>>>    [recorded in
>>>    [10]http://www.w3.org/2009/10/15-RDB2RDF-minutes.html#action01]
>>>
>>>    <trackbot> Created ACTION-5 - Re-send Marcelo invited expert form
>>>    [on Harry Halpin - due 2009-10-22].
>>>
>>>    Li Ma: formerly of IBM, will be joining the group as Invited Expert.
>>>
>>>    scribe: participated in XG.
>>>    ... worked for more 5 years
>>>    ... was at IBM, now working on integrating databases
>>>    ... have a paper at this year ISWC that describes our mapping
>>>    approach
>>>
>>> Schedule
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: spend a month and a half doing fact-finding on implementation
>>>    work.
>>>    ... next week is OpenLink and Orri
>>>    ... will have anyone to post the links
>>>
>>>    <mhausenblas> see
>>>    [11]http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/wiki/Initial_Round_of_Presenta
>>>    tions
>>>
>>>      [11] 
>>> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/rdb2rdf/wiki/Initial_Round_of_Presentations
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: just send them to harry to post
>>>    ... a week if not more the presentation
>>>    ... we also have D2R, Metamotix on the queue.
>>>    ... we can still fit them in.
>>>    ... send them in.
>>>    ... give a paragraph of what group has done
>>>
>>>    <metatomix> Also joined this group is Samir Batla. Batla has been
>>>    leveraging ST for about 8-9 years in a solutions architect role -
>>>    having been with Cerebra, Inc, Siderean Software and now Metatomix.
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: sometime in Nov we will be done with that piece
>>>    ... we need to pin down some of our goals.
>>>    ... listed some of these in the announcment
>>>    ... six items:
>>>    ... we hope to have this by march
>>>
>>>    Michael: let's have discussions on the mailing list
>>>
>>>    <mhausenblas> ... and use the Wiki to collect it
>>>
>>>    Michael: wiki is easier than mailing list
>>>    ... for keeping track of some things.
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: How about things we end up not pursuing?
>>>
>>>    Michael: We will do a use-case and requirements.
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: any proposals for improving?
>>>
>>>    Michael: flag certain features
>>>    ... to prioritize
>>>
>>>    <scribe> ACTION: mhausenb to add material to the Wiki [recorded in
>>>    [12]http://www.w3.org/2009/10/15-RDB2RDF-minutes.html#action03]
>>>
>>>    <trackbot> Created ACTION-6 - Add material to the Wiki [on Michael
>>>    Hausenblas - due 2009-10-22].
>>>
>>>    Juan: I'd like to present
>>>
>>>    don't worry, I can fix things!
>>>
>>> Future Meetings
>>>
>>>    Juan: Do we want future meetings at this time?
>>>    ... doesn't work for me too well.
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: Hard to make everyone happy
>>>    ... Juan, can you switch schedules?
>>>
>>>    Juan: I can lose this time.
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: I hope we can keep this time.
>>>
>>>    <scribe> ACTION: hhalpin to send email out to europeans explaining
>>>    daylight savings time. [recorded in
>>>    [13]http://www.w3.org/2009/10/15-RDB2RDF-minutes.html#action04]
>>>
>>>    <trackbot> Created ACTION-7 - Send email out to europeans explaining
>>>    daylight savings time. [on Harry Halpin - due 2009-10-22].
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: let's send e-mails out about the time
>>>
>>>    Michael: do we want to say each other's names?
>>>
>>>    Ahmed: try to use first name
>>>    ... I think we are done.
>>>    ... Orri is next week!
>>>    ... thanks everyone, triplify and D2RQ are afterwards.
>>>    ... minutes will be made available.
>>>    ... next meeting we will send tomorrow.
>>>    ... Next time, to log into IRC beforehand.
>>>    ... will start precisely 5 minutes later.
>>>
>>>    bye!
>>>
>>>    Meeting Adjourned
>>>
>>>    <marcelo> I lost the phone connection
>>>
>>>    trackbot, end meeting
>>>
>>> Summary of Action Items
>>>
>>>    [NEW] ACTION: hhalpin to re-send Marcelo invited expert form
>>>    [recorded in
>>>    [14]http://www.w3.org/2009/10/15-RDB2RDF-minutes.html#action01]
>>>    [NEW] ACTION: hhalpin to send email out to europeans explaining
>>>    daylight savings time. [recorded in
>>>    [15]http://www.w3.org/2009/10/15-RDB2RDF-minutes.html#action04]
>>>    [NEW] ACTION: mhausenb to add material to the Wiki [recorded in
>>>    [16]http://www.w3.org/2009/10/15-RDB2RDF-minutes.html#action03]
>>>
>>>    [End of minutes]
>>>
>>
>
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