Collaborative Expedition Workshop #43, Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at NSF    (2U04)

Designing the DRM for Data Accessibility: Building Sustainable Stewardship Practices Together - Part 2    (2U05)

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1. Purpose / Description    (2U08)

Purpose: To Gain Hands-on Experience with Data-Sharing Communities Building Tools and Stewardship Practices Using Real World Scenarios.    (2U09)

This workshop will continue exploration begun on July 19. Participants will explore a specific use case and begin creating a real working example using DRM concepts (including DRM Information Sharing and Semantic Interoperability Tool Kit) to satisfy that use case. Participation in the last workshop is not necessary. The workshop will provide exposure to notation approaches that build on XML, and rely on W3C open standards for the Semantic Web. This emphasis on hands-on experience and discussion is providing a sound basis for feedback on the next series of iterations of the draft DRM XML Schema and other parts of the DRM.    (2U0A)

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) requires all federal agencies to transform the roles and relationships among people, processes, and technology in order to become a citizen-centered government. The PMA emphasizes bringing value and productivity results to citizens, businesses, and public managers. The Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) is emerging as an important collaborative organizing process to promote the delivery of effective, efficient services. FEA Reference Models serve as catalysts for foresight and discernment around improved mission and business performance, including data and information-sharing. The Data Reference Model, in particular, will provide a concrete means for improving the capacity for mission-related sharing while also increasing the downstream value of strategic information assets. FEA DRM: a Synopsis    (2U0B)

In Light of this Context, How are We Building Collaboration Readiness and Discernment? Key Workshop Questions:    (2U0C)

  1. How can multiple communities work together using relevant scenarios to build stewardship practices that support readiness and realization of a mission-driven, data-sharing network and architecture in light of the Data Reference Model?    (2U0D)
  2. How is the emerging maturity of notation systems generally, enabling multiple notation systems to reinforce and map to one another, while contributing to current demands for real-time readiness and visibility of the "whole picture"?    (2U0E)
  3. How can the capacities of trust, agility, and accountability be achieved through federated stewardship among communities still building common ground and understanding?    (2U0F)
  4. How can Communities of Interest define their identities, roles, and relationships in a manner that reinforces their individual and collective capacities?    (2U0G)

/AdditionalContextualBackground - from the Network of Communities of Practice    (2U0H)

Agenda    (2U0I)

8:30am - Check-in and Coffee    (2U0J)

8:45am - Welcome and Overview - SusanTurnbull, GSA, Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee, AIC Representative to DRM WG, and Co-chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development Coordinating Group, Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development    (2U0K)

9:00am - Introductions: What are your interests in light of the workshop purpose? Who is missing from this dialogue?    (2U0L)

9:30am - The FEA Data Reference Model: Update and Vignette Walk-through - MikeDaconta, DHS, Metadata Program Manager, Meta Data Center of Excellence and BrandNiemann, EPA, Chair, Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP)    (2U0M)

Through a use case on information-sharing between and within government agencies, this working session will explore emerging capabilities of agencies, relative to the DRM. Participants will learn to structure the ordering of data to support Communities of Interest prototypying DRM potentials, with or without XML schema experience. The scenario exercise will be drawn from Vignette 3, Appendix D of the Second Report of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security See Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security and DRM Vignette in the Dynamic Knowledge Repository.    (2UEI)

The working session will highlight progress on major unfolding aspects of DRM: Overview Document, Management Strategy, and Implementation Approach and Testing. In addition, the session will support collaborative prototyping in support of development of a DRM Information Sharing Tool Kit. In addition, to highlighting the realities for the near-term DRM V1.5, the session will explore potentials for future versions of DRM (2.0-3.0) and the evolution of CoP Information Sharing.    (2U0O)

12:30pm - Lunch    (2U17)

1:30pm - Open Discussion - around Use Case exercise, in light of DRM potentials, including the prototype Information Sharing Tool Kit Part 2 - employing Semantic Interoperability concepts - See July 19 workshop    (2U18)

2:30pm - How to Build Readiness: Advancing Discernment and Value Through the Information Sharing Tool Kit Part 2 (emphasizing Semantic Interoperability) and Applications. What are the Emerging Potentials for Future Versions of DRM (2.0-3.0) and Future CoP Information Sharing?BrandNiemann, EPA, Chair, Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP)    (2U2Y)

Six Short Presentations/ Demonstrations of 15 Minutes Each:    (2U1C)

  1. TOPOFF and P2P Semantic Querying for Information Sharing-PPT and PDF, DavidKamien, Editor, The McGraw-Hill Handbook of Homeland Security: Referred by Mike Daconta and we had planned to discuss the TOPOFF Exercise. The company is in stealth-mode (e.g.    (2U8D)
  2. Oracle 10gR2 RDF Spatial Network Data Model Examples, StevenWadsworth, Oracle-Reston, VA: Relates to the Tactical Goal 2: Many-to-Many Interfaces (Daconta, July 21, 2005). See Oracle 10g R2 Oracle Spatial RDF Documentation (July 2005).    (2U8E)
  3. Siderean's Seamark Navigation Server, MikeDeLascio and DavidLaVigna, Siderean: Relates to the Tactical Goal 3: Knowledge Line of Sight (Daconta, July 21, 2005). Used in An RDF Data Model for the Semantic Web (5th Oracle Life Sciences User Group Meeting, May 16-17, 2005).    (2U8F)
  4. Model-Based Data Engineering for Web Services, CharlesTurnitsa Battle Lab Manager, Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center, Old Dominion University: Use of a common reference model (meta-model and mappings) to end the interoperability wars. Relates to the Tactical Goal 2: Many-to-Many Interfaces (Daconta, July 21, 2005).    (2U9Y)
    1. Metamodels and Mappings Ending the Interoperability War, Andreas Tolk, Ph.D., Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, Old Dominion University    (2U9Z)
    2. Model-Based Data Engineering for Web Services, Andreas Tolk and Saikou Diallo, Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, Old Dominion University    (2UA0)
    3. Web-based Information Infrastructure for Homeland Security, Andreas Tolk, Ph.D., Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center, Old Dominion University    (2U9U)
  5. Pragati's Expose Tool Suite for Harmonization, MalaMehrotra, Pragati Synergetic Research, Inc: Compliments the Tolk presentation for UML/OWL Modeling of the DRM. Relates to the Tactical Goal 2: Many-to-Many Interfaces (Daconta, July 21, 2005).    (2U8H)
  6. Model-Driven Semantic Web - Emerging Technologies & Implementation Strategies (PDF), ElisaKendall, Sandpiper: A Roadmap to OMG’s MDA and Ontology Definition Metamodel, XMDR, etc. Relates to the Tactical Goal 2: Many-to-Many Interfaces (Daconta, July 21, 2005).    (2U8I)

Preliminary List for Second Quarterly DRM Public Forum and Emerging Components Conference on September 14, 2005:    (2UE7)

  1. The Information Sharing Toolkit Part 1 Update, Kiran Batchu, GeoDecisions (tentative). Address suggested improvements from the July 19th Workshop.    (2UE8)
  2. Building Topic Maps in OWL-DL: Anne Cregan, National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) Center of Excellence (invited). See 2005 Extreme Markup Languages Conference Presentation    (2UE9)
  3. Collaborative Ontology Development Server - Multi-User Protégé with Oracle backend: Peter Yim, CIM3 and Co-Convenor, Ontolog Forum, and Mark Musen, Protégé / Stanford Medical Informatics (invited). See Oracle 10gR2 Plug-in for Protege and The NCICB Core Infrastructure Group of the National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics is migrating to the use of Protege for Ontologies.    (2UEA)
  4. Building Composite Applications with Multiple Ontologies, Business Rules, Events, etc. that Reduce the Number of Separate Applications and/or Databases with the Digital Harbor PiiE Platform: Use Cases (4) Demos in the SICoP Fact Sheet on “Executable Integration of the FEA Reference Models in Composite Applications.” (invited) See First Data Reference Model Public Forum, June 13, 2005, Presentation.    (2UEB)
  5. Improved Emergency First Response Using the RDF Network Data Model, Broadstokes / CIM3 / Oracle / Starborne Team (invited). See First Data Reference Model Public Forum, June 13, 2005, Presentation. Addresses the Geospatial Data Profile!    (2UEC)
  6. Social Security Administration’s PolicyNet, Duane Degler, SSA (accepted). See February 22, 2005, Workshop Presentation: Policy Content at SSA: Using XML and Semantic Metadata Terry Hynes, PolicyNet, Program Manager, Social Security Administration, and Duane Degler, Strategic Designer, Lockheed Martin / IPGems. Relates to the Tactical Goal 3: Knowledge Line of Sight (Daconta, July 21, 2005).    (2UED)

4:30pm - ADJOURN    (2U1N)

2. Collaborative Expedition Workshop Series Background    (2U1O)

The Collaborative Expedition workshops serve individuals and policy-makers from all sectors: government, business, and non-government organizations to practice an emerging societal form that advances realization of the citizen-centric government goal of the President’s Management Agenda. Each workshop organizes participation around a common purpose, larger than any institution, including government. By learning how to appreciate multiple perspectives around the potentials and realities of this larger “purpose”, subsequent actions of individuals representing many forms of expertise, can be expressed more effectively in their respective settings. Workshop sponsors, including, GSA Office of Intergovernmental Solutions, the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee of the Federal CIO Council and National Coordination Office of the Interagency Committee on IT R&D (Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development (SEW) Coordinating Group) value this “frontier outpost” to open up quality conversations, augmented by information technology, that leverage the collaborative capacity of united and diverse Americans seeking to discover, frame, and act on national potentials.    (2U1P)

A key finding of the past year, is the need to apply emerging technologies (web services, grid computing, and semantic web) to tune up the innovation pipeline with better linkages among business incubators (state economic development programs), innovation diffusion networks (SBIR, angel investors, etc.) and business intelligence centers with quality information about e-government and e-commerce gaps. Many of the agile business components surfacing in the small business innovation world are not easily discovered by e-government managers, resulting in lost or delayed opportunities for both parties.    (2U1Q)

3. Workshop Archives, Collaborative Pilots, and Related Resources    (2U1R)

4. Upcoming Expedition Workshops    (2U28)