Re: XG Recommendations and XGR publication countdown

Thanks very much for your effort, Laurent

No objection from UPM's side on having Kerry as an editor.



Oscar Corcho
Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
Facultad de Informática
Campus de Montegancedo s/n
Boadilla del Monte-28660 Madrid, Espaņa
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Hi everyone,
Some great news: we have a complete report including recommendations and it
is time for everyone to have a final look over it!
In a nutshell, the 5 recommendations are:
* Create a W3C community group focused on the maintenance and extension of
the SSN Ontology, 
* Encourage W3C peers to continue to work on the generic issues surrounding
ontology alignment and import in OWL, which currently raises specific
challenges for the publication, packaging and maintenance of the SSN
* Encourage the W3C Provenance Working Group to work on sensor-specific
* Request the W3C to promote uptake of the SSN ontology in the W3C
* Encourage W3C and OGC to coordinate their activities in this area.
I donšt think any of these recommendations are controversial as I have tried
to summarise and reinforce the message I have received from the group during
our last series of meetings. The conclusions are based on my knowledge of
what happened since in terms of adoption of the SSN ontology and on my
analysis of what needs to be done for it to be adopted by a larger
Can I ask everyone to have a final look at the last section of the report to
check the recommendations and the rationale behind them
ons ?
The other sections which have significantly changed are:
- the abstract (in line with the recommendations)
- the use cases:
- and several of the
other pages documenting the SSN modules (filling the gaps especially for
figures where the corresponding text was missing)
- the mappings section:
- Išve fixed a lot of details especially in the examples because Išm
convinced that if we left any errors in them, they will be copied
- Išve re-packaged all the examples (after linting them) so that they can be
published in a ssnx directory under
- I have start to work on the translation to HTML ­ I have used
TotalValidator to check the wiki-hosted version (and fixed lots of links),
then exported the result to HTML and get it validated again (still have to
fix the images links and captions, the special characters and Išm done).
Please note that some of the ŗwiki markup˛ changes have been triggered by
the validator outputs: see
ts for details.
- once the HTML version is ready and everyone is okay with the contents,
there is roughly a five days delay for the W3C webmaster to publish it. Yay!
Finally, Kerry helped with the editing of the report to the extent that she
thinks she deserves to be listed as an editor. So she added herself as such.
Any objection? 
PS: The links to the sub-parts of the SSN Ontology section of the report
have been moved here:
PS2: (Cory): please check (I
think Kerry missed it so Išve just added a link to it from the main page to
make it more accessible).

From: Taylor, Kerry (ICT Centre, Acton)
Sent: Saturday, 4 June 2011 8:21 AM
To: Lefort, Laurent (ICT Centre, Acton); Compton, Michael (ICT Centre,
Subject: my very last ever comment on the ssnxg final report
Išve been through it all very carefully, again. There canšt be much that
Išve still missed (there are a couple of minor things I didnšt touch that I
thought better to leave alone).
I advise:
1. Inviting everyone in the XG to have a final look over, and especially the
recommendations which they havenšt seen and the attribution of

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