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OWL: Experiences and Directions

Fifth International Workshop

Karlsruhe, Germany

October 26-27, 2008

co-located with ISWC 2008


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Sunday October 26th

Room: Johann Peter-Hebel-Saal
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9:00 Welcome and Opening remarks
9:15 Session 1: Reasoners

10:30 Break with Posters
11:00 Session 2: Quantities and Infrastructure

12:30 Lunch with Posters
13:30 Session 3: User Experience

15:00 Break with Posters
15:30 Session 4: Breakouts and task forces
17:00 End of day 1
19:00 Social dinner

Monday October 27th

9:00 Session 5: User Experience in Biohealth

10:30 Break with Posters
11:00 Session 6: OWL Tools

12:30 Lunch with Posters/Demos
13:30 Session 7: OWL Extensions

15:00 Break with Posters
15:30 Session 8: Panel Discussion: How Might OWL Fail?

Panelists: Nick Drummond, Michel Dumontier, Tom Heath, Carsten Lutz
Moderator: Sean Bechhofer

The successful uptake of particular technologies depends on a number of factors: technical, social and political. The purpose of this panel will be to explore factors that may prove a barrier to the wide-spread usage (and thus success) of OWL with an emphasis on those of a non-technical nature.

Panelists will provide an initial 3-minute position statement (no slides), which should include discussion of the following questions:

What single thing should the OWL community stop doing as it is a barrier to adoption

What single thing should the OWL community start doing in order to foster adoption?

Playing the role of an evil mastermind, if you really wanted to derail OWL's progress and success, what would you do?

Following the opening statements, there will be a brief round of responses from the panelists (1 minute each). The meeting will then be opened to the floor.

In the final 5 minutes, the panelists will be given the opportunity to sum up their positions in the light of the discussions and hopefully provide insight into why OWL will not fail

17:00 Session 9: Planning session: the future of OWLED
17:30 End of day 2

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