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Re: Introduction(s) to HCLS IG

From: Andrew Gibson <a.p.gibson@uva.nl>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:11:57 +0100
Message-ID: <49B69F5D.7070203@uva.nl>
To: marshall@science.uva.nl
CC: W3C HCLSIG hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hi, Iím Andrew Gibson. For my background and experience just look here:


Since July 2008 I have been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the 
University of Amsterdam where I am project leader of the BioExpert 
project. We are developing a system for creating biological knowledge 
bases using concept maps. Though we are still in relatively early 
stages, a first pilot knowledge base already exists containing detailed 
knowledge about the Peroxisome. We are using a combination of SKOS and 
(not very expressive) OWL, which we hope to make available in a 
triplestore + SPARQL endpoint soon and have longer term plans for a nice 
web interface for this. Iím not quite ready to show anything off just 
yet unfortunately Ė though I am more than happy to share my knowledge 
and experience with Semantic Web technologies.

I was actually at the F2F in Cannes, so hello again if you remember me :-)

Kind Regards

M. Scott Marshall wrote:
> Several new people have joined HCLS IG http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/hcls/ 
> lately. Welcome! We have a tradition of sending an Introduction so the 
> mailing list to help participants get to know each other and find common 
> interests. Would those of you who haven't yet done so please send an 
> introduction to the list? The introductions to date are archived here 
> (thanks to Duncan Hull's initiative): http://esw.w3.org/topic/Introductions
> If you are new to HCLS IG, be sure to look at 
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG. There you will find an overview of the 
> group's task forces. Each task force meets either weekly or bi-weekly in 
> a teleconference. Time and day of the week, as well as access 
> instructions are on the main wiki page for each task force.
> The use of IRC and Zakim (a teleconference bridge) help 'telcon' 
> participants to more easily communicate and capture information. Below, 
> you will find some information that will help you to make the most of 
> our online teleconferences.
> Best,
> Scott
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> ++++
> ++++
> * If you do not have an IRC client installed on your computer, you can 
> get one of the many free one (search "irc client" and your platform), or 
> you can use a web-based client.
> One possible web-based client you might try is Mibbit 
> (http://www.mibbit.com/chat/). If you use mibbit, fill out the blanks 
> like this: you need to click on "Server" (highlighted in red in attached 
> image) to reveal the "Server address" field. NOTE: this meeting will use 
> the "hcls" channel, NOT "hcls2" as seen in the attached screenshot.
> (Note that I suggest using port 80 from mibbit. The W3C irc server 
> supports this, and it neatly bypasses enterprise firewall issues that 
> many users seem to be having with port 6667.)
> +++++
> Zakim
> +++++
> Teleconferencing at the W3C is based on a customized telconferencing
> system called Zakim [3][4]. Zakim is combined with IRC to facilitate a
> meeting with a set of services including tracking of speaker queues,
> registering names to caller's telephones, and generating transcripts of
> the meeting.
> Prior to the call, please either check that you can access Web IRC [5],
> which requires a W3C login and password, or install and run an IRC
> client program on the machine that you will use during the conference [6].
> QuickView Guide to Zakim Commands
>       IRC command        Touchtone    Description
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> |  q+                   | 41#   | add me to the speaker's queue      |
> |  q-                   | 40#   | remove me from the speaker's queue |
> |  zakim, mute <name>   | 61#   | Mute my phone                      |
> |  zakim, unmute <name> | 60#   | Unmute my phone                    |
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> A few basic guidelines will help new participants in the Kickoff Telcon
> to get off on the right foot:
> Calling in
> When you call in, please announce your name after the two tone beep that
> marks entry to the meeting. Please mute your phone immediately after
> announcing yourself. This will prevent background noise from entering
> the shared audio for the teleconference.
> Muting your phone
>  From a touch tone phone, 61# Mutes and 60# unmutes. "zakim, mute
> <name>" also works, as well as "zakim, unmute <name>". Don't forget to
> unmute when it's your turn to speak!
> Raising your hand to talk
>  From IRC, the command is "q+", which places your IRC name on the queue.
> 41# is the touch tone equivalent. This system helps to ensure that
> everyone gets a chance to speak. q- or 40# takes your name off the queue.
> [1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG/
> [2] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG/Meetings/2008-06-12_Conference_Call
> [3] http://www.w3.org/2001/12/zakim-irc-bot.html
> [4] http://www.w3.org/2002/01/UsingZakim
> [5] http://cgi.w3.org/member-bin/irc/irc.cgi
> [6] http://www.w3.org/Project/IRC/#Client
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Dr Andrew Gibson
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Received on Tuesday, 10 March 2009 17:12:40 UTC

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