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Phase 3 

Conference Calls:

  • First Conference Call, Tuesday, January 30, 2007: Kickoff
  • Second Conference Call, Friday, February 9, 2007: Infrastructure and Use Cases
  • Third Conference Call, Tuesday, February 20, 2007: Coordinate Three Capabilities For Three Activities
  • Fourth Conference Call, Monday, February 26, 2007: IONA Federal Jump Start Kit and SOA CoP Operationalization in the GIGLite Community
  • Fifth Conference Call, Monday, March 5, 2007: NCOIC Conference Session on March 30th
  • Sixth Conference Call, Monday, March 12, 2007 (4-5 p.m. NOTE TIME CHANGE): Information Sharing and the The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006
  • Seventh Conference Call, Monday, March 26, 2007: Domain-specific Frameworks for SOA Deployment: Logistics SOA CoP and FFATA Uses Cases for NCOIC Meeting
  • Eight Conference Call, Monday, April 2, 2007: NCIOC Sessions and New Developments
  • Ninth Conference Call, Monday, April 9, 2007: Recent Proposals

SOA CoP Key Messages and Opportunities:

Related Activities:


  • January 29, 2007, ACT/IAC’s SOA Committee, at SAIC, McLean, VA. SOA Community of Practice: Do We Have a SOA Business Opportunity for You!
  • February 13, 2007, Federal Computer Week’s SOA Essentials: What Department Heads Need to Know, Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC. Slides and Fact Sheet
  • February 27, 2007, INPUT, Service Oriented Architecture – Status Report and Update, Ritz Carlton, McLean, VA. SOA CoP Slides and Fact Sheet
  • March 20, 2007, XML CoP and XBRL CoP Meetings at FOSE 2007. SOA CoP Demo 3.
  • March 29-30, NCOIC Plenary Conference, Future of SOA (March 29th) and SOA Demos and Testbeds (March 30th).
  • April 30 – May 3, 2007, DISA Customer Partnership Conference 2007, Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN. IONA Federa Jump Start Kit.
  • May 2007, Association of Government Accountants DC Chapter Conference, Washington, DC.
  • May 1-2, 2007, 3rd SOA for E-Government Conference, Washington, DC Area (MITRE).

1 2007 January 30


2 2007 February 9

  • Theme: Infrastructure and Use Cases
  • Number of Callers: 11. Total Minutes: 468
  • 1. Welcome and Introductions: BrandNiemann and Greg Lomow, Co-Chairs
  • 2. Key Messages and Activities (see above)
  • 3. IONA Open Source SOA Infrastructure:
  • 4. Simplify the Use Cases to the following:
    • 4a. Phase 2 - Cory Casanave (may use a SICoP Semantic Wiki)
    • 4b. NCOIC - Bob Marcus for March 30th NCOIC Meeting (could use the SICoP Semantic Wiki)
    • 4c. NIEM - Bob Kilker for May 1-2nd Conference (IONA Portal or Wiki?)
    • 4d. XML/XBRL CoP - Their Leaders for the May 1-2nd Conference if they are ready. I will contact them about a presentation at their upcoming February 21st Meeting.
    • 4e. Use the IONA Federal Jump Start Kit for 4c and 4d to reduce the work load and facilitate participation within the 70 days and beyond.
    • 4f. Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)
      • The Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) program is a key initiative for the DoD and DHS (Coast Guard). Their goal is to track coastal theats to the US including real-time sensor data collection, fusion and analysis. Their focus is more on vessel tracking than environmental sensors.
      • A technology overview of MDA by the Coast Guard's Research and Technology Adviser.
      • Maritime Domain Awareness Technology Discussion by Guy Thomas, Science and Technology Advisor to Coast Guard. Abstract of an upcoming MDA talk from Guy Thomas
  • 5. Calendar of Events (see below)
  • 6. Open Discussion and Next Steps
    • DLA Interest in Logistics CoP and Use Case: Mo Stewart to Send Description   

3 2007 February 20

  • Theme: Coordinate Three Capabilities For Three Activities
  • 1. Three Capabilities:
    • a. IONA Federal Jump Start Kit Portal (Bob Kilker, Michelle Davis, and Wolfgang Schulze): Reported (see below)
    • b. GIGLite Collaboration Space (Chris Gunderson): Chris will report on at the next call due to mixup in times
    • c. Semantic Wiki Front End (Brand Niemann): Cory is exploring use with Kyle Recsky at Visual Knowledge
  • 2. Three Activities:
    • a. PGFSOA COLAB, End March 31st? (Chris): Chris will report on at the next call due to mixup in times
    • b. NCOIC Plenary Session, March 29-30 (Bob): Presentation Order: Brand Into, IONA, GIGLIte, and Model-driven Phase 3 (Phase 2) (last because Cory is taking an all-night flight back from an OMG meeting in California)
    • c. 3rd SOA for E-Government Conference, May 1-2 (Brand): Need 30 minute demonstration on May 1st a.m and tutorials on May 2nd a.m. and p.m. Tutorials: a.m. Model-driven SOA (architecture) and p.m. Open Source SOA Infrastructure (implementation) which will coordinate on same demo (information sharing). Abstract (outline)/presentors/resources due ASAP.
  • 3. Possible Actions:
    • a. Weekly conference calls to learn about 1.a, 1.b, and 1.c and coordinate three activities?: Yes, next on Monday, February 26th at 1 p.m. and start Webcasts: March 1st with Eric Newcomer and Michelle (proposed two more). See post to SOA-Forum. Register
    • b. Document use of the Federal Jump Start Kit using the three capabilities? Should we each try a pilot implementation that we can bring together for the three activities?: Michelle will provided roadmap and Brand will start slide deck for March 30th for discussion on next call.
    • c. Orchestrate our presentations so they refer to content, code, etc. in the three capabilities?: Yes, see 3c.
  • Jump Start Update:
    • Done by March 30th and not done by March 30th: Explanation
    • Use Case: Actual Demonstration of Command/Decision Center Managing Assets for Multiple Agencies Using Web Services/SOA
    • DoD COI: Brand will suggest Demo 3 at their next meeting April 18
    • DLA SOA Competency and Use Case: Yes, Steve Else will request from Mo Stewart
    • Most User-Friendly Linux Desktop Operating System Ubuntu (Linux) on DVD: Wolfgand will send description

4 2007 February 26

  • Theme: IONA Federal Jump Start Kit and SOA CoP Operationalization in the GIGLite Community
  • 1. NCIOC (March 30th) DRAFT Slides
  • 2. IONA Federal Jump Start Kit (in process for March 30th release):
  • 3. SOA CoP Operationalization in the GIGLite Community (Brad Cox for ChrisGunderson)
    • Register and Tour for Next Conference Call?
  • 4. Calendar (see links below):
    • February 27th, SOA CoP at the SOA INPUT Event
    • March 1st, IONA Webcast
    • March 2nd, 3rd SOA for E-Government Conference Proposal Deadline
    • March 5th, Next Conference Call? Tour of GILite Community, Report on W3C Workshop, and Introduction to SOA Consortium and SOA Alliance SOA Practitioners Guide
    • March 20th, XML and XBRL CoPs Meetings at FOSE 2007

5 2007 March 5


6 2007 March 12

  • Theme: Information Sharing and the The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006
  • 1. Welcome and Reports
    • Mo Stewart, Don Hall, and Steve Else: DLA Phase 3 Use Case and SOA Competency Center (proposed track for May 2nd) (Logistics SOA CoP)
    • Sumeet Malhotra (invited): UNISYS Work on Consolidation of SOA Activities
    • Ken Laskey (invited): Report on W3C Workshop
    • Jamie Nemiah (invited): Introduction to SOA Consortium and SOA Alliances' SOA Practitioners Guide
    • BrandNiemann: SICoP Suggestions to the Intelligence Community Data Management Committee Meeting, March 7th, and Chief Architects Forum/ArchitecturePlus - Special Seminar: Current Information Sharing Practices, March 6, 2007, SICoP best practices to the leading civilian goverment information sharing programs (EPA, TSA, NIEM, and HHS), the Data Architecture Subcommittee, IAC, and the enterprise and data architects in attendance.
  • 2. New Business:
    • Welcome New Participant: Composite Software Composite Data Services
    • The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006:
    • Domain-specific frameworks for SOA deployment (Bob Marcus)
    • These frameworks would include standard service interface specifications, XML message formats, and business processes. Proprietary examples include IBM Business Services Fabric and SAP's Netweaver. These distributed frameworks will enable the rapid deployment of new capabilities by just installing implementations of services, middleware and legacy system interfaces. Enterprises should be able to understand the value of the frameworks and will benefit from the use of standards to avoid vendor lock-in. Essentially it is a model-driven approach for implementing service-oriented architectures in specifc domains. Once a initial framework has been defined, it can be used to "jumpstart" a demonstration that can provide a testbed for validating the framework.
  • 3. Calendar:

7 2007 March 26

  • Theme: Domain-specific Frameworks for SOA Deployment: Logistics SOA CoP and FFATA Uses Cases for NCOIC Meeting
  • 1. Welcome and Reports:
    • March 1st IONA Web Cast
    • IONA Jump Start Technical Requirements Document
    • IONA - Mike Lang Iteraction on NIEM Use Case
    • Sumeet Malhotra (invited): UNISYS Work on Consolidation of SOA Activities
    • Ken Laskey (invited): Report on W3C Workshop
    • Jamie Nemiah (invited): Introduction to SOA Consortium and SOA Alliances' SOA Practitioners Guide
  • 2. New Business:
    • How the Feds do SOA, Computerworld, March 23, 2007
    • SOA by Karen Evans, Ambassador Ted McNamara, Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment, etc. at the Harvard Conference.
    • Logistics SOA CoP Meeting with IONA and IAC SOA Committee
    • Mash up (Google maps) in Phase 3. Other participants?
    • We have mashed up Google Maps with Celtix web services. This is an Open mashup API that we were able to utilize. This API allows for the creation of maps, markers and coordinates upon demand. This map is the used at the graphical front-end to the Jumpstart demo. It is also another great example of distributed computing.
    • Srinivas Chennamaraja, Akira Technologies, Inc., RIA meets Enterprise SOA
  • 3. Calendar:
    • March 27th IONA Webcast: OPEN Source SOA: Come listen to Michelle Davis and IONA Technologies discuss their solution to Open Source SOA. Find out how you can extend the open source portfolio within the Federal enterprise. IONA discusses a unique approach to open source distributed SOA infrastructure that allows you to leverage existing assets, streamline and modernize while recognizing increased ROI. IONA will be highlighting CeltixEnterprise, their flagship open source SOA infrastructure and how it can be used to achieve agility and interoperability within your systems. Topics will include: Open Source SOA and Celtix 101 (what is Celtix and Jumpstart, its components, feature/function, extension and futures). Register
    • March 28, 2007, Meeting with Christopher Ball, CGI/AMS, 1:30 pm, 12601 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax, VA (right off of Rt 66)
    • March 30, 2007, NCOIC Session: Slides Due ASAP
    • April 2, 2007, Next Conference Call - Topics?
    • April 11, 2007, IONA Webcast: Federal Jump Start Kit?
    • May 1-2nd, 3rd SOA or E-Government Conference. Please register.

8 2007 April 2

  • Theme: NCIOC Sessions and New Developments
  • 1. Welcome and Reports:
    • Sumeet Malhotra (invited): UNISYS Work on Consolidation of SOA Activities
    • Ken Laskey (invited): Report on W3C Workshop and Web Technologies for E-Government Conference
    • Jamie Nemiah (invited): Introduction to SOA Consortium and SOA Alliances' SOA Practitioners Guide
    • Bob Marcus and Attendees, NCOIC Sessions
  • 2. New Business:
    • IAC EA SIG XBRL Paper, Chris Ball, CGI Federal
    • Pre-Proposal for 4th SOA for E-Government Conference
  • 3. Calendar:
    • April 9, 2007, Next Conference Call - Topics?
    • April 11, 2007, IONA Webcast: Federal Jump Start Kit?
    • April 25, 2007, SICoP Special Conference 2: Building Knowledgebases for Cross-Domain Semantic Interoperability
    • May 1-2nd, 3rd SOA or E-Government Conference. Please register.

9 2007 April 9

  • Theme: Recent Proposals
  • 1. Welcome and Reports:
  • 2. New Business:
  • 3. Calendar:
    • April 11, 2007, IONA Webcast: Federal Jump Start Kit?
    • April 23, 2007, Next Conference Call - Topics?
    • April 25, 2007, SICoP Special Conference 2: Building Knowledgebases for Cross-Domain Semantic Interoperability
    • April 30, 2007, Last Conference Call Before Conference - Topics?
    • May 1-2nd, 3rd SOA or E-Government Conference. Please register.
    • Early June 2007, Brainstorming Session on Survey Results and The Future (Chris Ball, Lead)
    • June 13-15, 2007, Gartner Enterprise Architecture Conference. June 14th Keynote.

Phase 4 

Conference Calls:



  • October 1-2, 2007, 4th SOA for E-Government Conference at MITRE (Conference Funded and Registration to Open Soon!). See 3rd SOA for E-Government Conference Proceedings.
  • September 11-12, 2007, Business Process Management Conference, Brainstorm DC. Invited Presentation on Federal SOA CoP: Records Management Use CaseCOLAB.
  • July 23-27, 2007, The Open Group’s 15th Architecture Practitioners Conference. “Architecting Your Service-Oriented Enterprise, The Four Seasons in Austin, Texas. Invited Presentation on SOA and Semantic Interoperability.
  • June 26-27, 2007, Successful Cross - Boundary Transformation: The Role of Executive Sponsors. A session with Harvard faculty and leaders of government and industry, at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, MA. Four new case studies of Communities of Interest / Communities of Practice in action. Reflections
  • June 15, 2007, Conference Call, Topic: SOA/XBRL Demo - First Weekly Status Meeting, 11:30 a.m. EST. CANCELLED-To be scheduled for June 25th to include all interested persons
  • June 13-15, 2007, Gartner Enterprise Architecture Conference. June 14th Keynote: Data and Information Architecture: Not Just for Enterprise Architects! (Discussion Lead by Two Gartner Analysts). Actual Presentation (transcript in process)
  • June 10 - 12, 2007, Live Demonstration: Doing SOA Integration the Distributed Way, IONA at the ArchitectureGOV 2007, The Rocky Gap Resort, Cumberland, MD
  • June 8, 2007, Web of Services for Enterprise Computing Workshop Report, February 27–28, 2007
  • June 6, 2007, Demo of Knowledge Map: Updated with 3rd Conference
  • May 30, 2007, Case Study for Service Research & Innovation Initiative (SRII) Technology Services Research & Innovation Symposium, Santa Clara Convention Center, California. Also see Service Oriented Architecture Community of Practice (SOA CoP) Knowledgebase
  • May 29-31, 2007, Shared Services Event, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University School's Leadership for a Networked World Program. Reflector for May 31st Session on Building a Community of Practice: The New Frontier of Knowledge. Also see Shared Services Paper.
  • May 22, 2007, Reminder: Plans to fill data gaps required by FFATA are due to OMB on June 1 The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) requires agencies to report data about federal spending that can be compiled and made available to the public on a single website. As noted in a March 30 memo from OMB Deputy Director for Management Clay Johnson, agencies must gather this data and have a reliable plan in place to produce this data on a monthly basis. If agencies have gaps in their data collection, plans to address the gaps should be sent to Robert Shea, OMB Associate Director for Management, by the June 1 deadline. Source: The dotgovbuzz
  • May 21, 2007, Conference Call, Topic: SOA/XBRL Demo Use Case Concept and Next Steps
  • May 20-24, 2007, Semantic Technology Conference, San Jose, California. May 22 and 24, 2007, 2007 Semantic Technology Conference: (1) Community of Practice Session: U.S. Federal Government (Open to All); (2) Conference Session (Panel of 3), Spectrum of Reasoning and Applications and Conference and TWPDES/PersonKnowledgebases;(3) Conference Session (Team of 2): Advanced Intelligence Community R&D Meets the Semantic Web!. Also see SICoP White Paper 3 for Public Review and CoP Meeting During Conference.; and (4) Keynote (Panel of 7): Accelerating the Deployment of Semantic Technology.
  • Also see May 22, 2007, Expressive Syndication on the Web using Semantic Web Technologies: Applications and Experiences in the Financial News Domain, Christian Halaschek-Wiener, Research Scientist, The University of Maryland.
  • May 18, 2007, Agile Financial Data Services CoP and SOA CoP Meetings with the XBRL CoP (Treasury) to Discuss the SOA/XBRL Demo Use Case Concept and Next Steps. Also Relates to MOU with the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) - Ireland and European Union.
    • We a very productive session and talked about work with financial data in four areas as follows:
      • 1. PARS Reports - focus of both of our presentations at the December 2006 XBRL Conferenece.
      • 2. Speadsheets in Wikis (e.g. WikiCalc) and from Google.
      • 3. FFTA/Distributed/ SOA (SoA CoP Demo Phase 4).
      • 4. Compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley), Fraud Detection, etc. - Pilots by VisualKnowledge Digital Harbor, etc.
  • May 15, 2007, Information Technology Breakfast Series, Industry Advisory Council Partners Program, The New Web (2.0) - Transformational Opportunities for Government Collaboration, Applications, and Security, The City Club of Washington D.C. A Look Inside the Web: Web 2.0 and Beyond for E-Government. Also see Government by Wiki: A Guided Tour.
  • May 6-8, 2007, The 22nd Semi-Annual Spring Government CIO Summit Government by Wiki: New Tools for Collaboration, Information-Sharing, and Decision-Making. Government by Wiki: A Guided Tour. Also see DVD and Demo Wiki Page Presentations
  • May 5, 2007, Compilation of Suggestions for the 4th SOA for E-Government Conference (Fall at MITRE):
    • Fran Doughterty: MITRE Survey Results
    • Burc Oral and Carl Hallinan: Share the SOA Practitioners Guide with the CoP audience and leverage it in the government - see SOA CoP Knowledgebase
    • Bob Kilker, Bob Marus, Carol Macha, and Richard Campbell: FFATA and XBRL Proof of Concept - See May 18th and 21st meetings
    • Christopher Ball, Cory Casanave, and Ed Seidoweitz: SOA CoP Demo - Presentation
    • Intallio (Jacques Gerber and Don Neely): BPEL or SOA
    • Gary Berg-Cross Panel on Semantics for SOA - see May 20-24th, Semantic Technology Conference
    • IAC SOA Committee: Survey and other activities
    • Zach Tumin: Shared Services CoP - see May 29-31st Harvard Conference
    • ITKO (Steve Thomas), etc.: Other

1 2007 June 25

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Comments and suggestions from the 3rd Conference
  • DRAFT Agenda
  • Discussion
  • Future Conference Call Schedule
  • Attendance: 5. Action Items: Submit Proposals

2 2007 July 10


3 2007 July 23

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • DRAFT Agenda Status
  • Updates:
    • Fran Dougherty: MITRE Host - Conference Funded and Registration to Open Soon! Need MITRE Co-Track Leads (four).
    • Judith Hurwitz, President Hurwitz Associates, and Senior Author of Book. Keynote and SOA Universe Tutorial.
    • Steve Thomas: ITKO (new-tutorial on October 2nd-conflict and will present on August 6th)
    • Model-Driven SOA at GSA and for the Records Managment Service: Cory Casanave and Larry Johnson (invited) Records Management Use CaseCOLAB.
    • Cross-Boundary Transformation: Taking Action, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 10 - 12, 2007: Zach Tumin (will try from train)
    • See Summary of Shared Services Event and Government Innovators Network
    • Burc Oral: SOA Consortium's SOA Practitioner's Guide Part 4 (ITIL)
    • Gary Berg-Cross: Semantics for SOA Panel
    • Christopher Ball: SOA with XBRL
  • Those that we need to have an update or new introduction from are:
    • See list from previous call
  • Future Schedule:
    • Conference Calls: August 6
    • July 30, 2007, SDForum Semantic Web event (7/30/07): Web 3.0 drives MDA?
  • Attendance: 9. Action Items: Provide presentations for August 6th. Distribute Announcement and Open Registration.

4 2007 August 6

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Updates:
    • Registration Open. Please register ASAP and use Draft Agenda and Fact Sheet
    • Tutorial: Steve Thomas: ITKO (new-tutorial on October 2nd-conflict and will present on August 6th)
    • Demos: 3 confirmed and 4th in process with Freebase an open, online data community provided by Metaweb Technologies.
    • SOA Predictive Metrics Data Collection/Calculation: John Salasin, NIST
    • SOA Data Services Layer: David Webber (invited)
    • Appistry: Tchad Moore and Dan Wilbricht (invited). See EAF Datasheet and EAF for Intel (Implications for Track 3 and 4!)
      • The Fabric of Google: The agility of Google’s business is powered by what can be characterized as an application fabric that Google developed in-house to support its large-scale, time-critical core applications. While few enterprises need to manage computing applications as vast as Google’s search engine, or can afford to develop their own application fabric in-house, many are looking to attain the benefits that Google’s application fabric delivers. Google’s powerful applications are run on 400,000+ famously inexpensive computers running Linux, and Google’s application fabric manages these computers as a self-organizing and self-healing network that is scalable, dependable, and most importantly agile. The result of Google’s underlying application fabric is that the company’s executives can work to grow the business, enhance existing services and create new ones, all without concern for the ability of its applications and infrastructure to keep up. And not only can Google’s application fabric keep up, but it can do so with linear cost increases rather than periodic massive overhauls to accommodate new requirements.
      • Time-Critical Applications: Large-scale, time-critical applications are compute- and/or data-intensive business applications designed to create competitive advantage by providing unique and timely insights into the business. These strategic applications include “real-time” analytics, high-performance computing, high-volume data processing, and mission-critical service-oriented applications. Time-critical applications, such as routing and scheduling optimization in the transportation industry or pricing and fraud detection in financial services, are allowing companies to accelerate and improve decision-making, provide better value and service to consumers, and operate more efficiently, with the overall result of getting ahead—and staying ahead—of the competition.
  • Other Reports:
    • See list from previous calls
  • Future Schedule:
  • Attendance: 11. Action Items: Register ASAP and Submit Proposals by August 10th.

5 2007 August 20

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Presentations:
  • Updates:
    • Registration Open. Please register ASAP and use Draft Agenda and Fact Sheet
    • IAC SOA Committee: Will continue involement with SOA CoP bypresenting the survey, working the conference and any tasks that the committee has already agreed upon. (William Sweet, Acting Chair for Greg Hauser)
    • SAIC SOA Facility: Several well funded, multivendor SOA demos and prototypes of "advanced" SOA capabilities emphasizing semantics, adaptiveness, and self healing networks. (Sam Chance - Track 3 - Invited)
    • Fall Issue of The Government Transformation Journal (Steve Else: There is extensive coverage of Gartner in this issue).
    • Practical Guide to Federal SOA (Update from George Thomas)
    • Google Maps Enterprise Webinar
    • Christopher Ball: SOA with XBRL. Opening Session and Breakout at 1-2:30 p.m.
    • SICoP Special Briefing to DOD CIO Director of Information Policy.
  • Other Reports:
    • See list from previous calls
  • Future Schedule:
  • Attendance: 15. Action Items: Register ASAP and Review Proposals for Tracks and Breakout Session

6 2007 September 10 17 24

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Demo Dry Run at MITRE: Fran has auditorium and atrium from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 26th.
  • Important AnnouncementDavid Linthicum, ZapThink, will facilitate the SOA Roadmap Best Practices Panel.
    • You can do like Ron Schmelzer did last year and give brief introductory remarks (no more than say 3 slides each actually used), field a set of questions from the facilitator, and then invite audience questions. See previous
  • All Presentations and Tutorials Due to Review and Post: September 27, 2007. See File Repository
  • Important Logistics: MITRE provides the poster boards and there are enough (30+) for each table to sit on the table and lean against the wall. MITRE doesn't allow anything to be attached to the wall because of their hanging art picture display and for poster boards to be carried in because of security. Just bring your handouts and display materials and MITRE provides the tape, pins, etc. to post them on their poster boards. See Table Assignments (DRAFT as of September 22nd)
  • Questions About Conference Presentations and Activities:
  • Past Calls:
    • September 4th: Attendance: 13. Action Items: Register ASAP and Submit Presentations by September 27th.
    • September 10th: Attendance: 12. Action Items: Attendance by Foreign Nationals (MITRE Security).
    • September 17th: Attendance: 8. Action Items: Schedule Dry Run of Demos at MITRE.
    • September 24th: Attendance: 6. Action Items: See Above List in Agenda.

Phase 5

Conference Calls:

File Repository COLAB

Resources: Community Infrastructure Sandbox for 2008

0. Chronology


Note: Topics provided coming out of the 4th SOA for E-Government Conference leading up to the first conference call, November 5, 2007

October 1, 2007, SOA for E-Gov, NCOIC, Event Processing and Grids (Bob Marcus, SRI)
October 4, 2007, Centers of Practice (Gabe Morgan, Roy Sharples, and Nick Malik, Microsoft)
October 15 and 29, 2007, SOA Reference Architecture in SOA Practitioners Guide Part II (Isaac Christofferson, Booz Allen Hamilton,and Burc Oral, CellExchange)
October 19, 2007, New SOA Predictive Metrics (John Salasin)
October 20, 2007, GEOINT (Image Matters, Yaser Bishr, and ??, BBN)
October 21, 2007, Recent Tutorials, Briefings and Presentations on Semantic SOA COLAB (Mills Davis, Project 10X)
October 21, 2007, Twine for Personal Knowledge Management, but Not Yet Limited Beta Web Site (Mills Davis, Project 10X)
October 22, 2007, My New Book: Information As Product (Mike Daconta, Oberon Associates, Inc.)
October 22, 2007, IBM Federal SOA Institute (Frank Stein, Manager)
October 24, 2007, Presentation of DRM Information in Enterprise Architectures (Cory Casanave)
October 24 and 26, 2007, Semantic Interoperability Applications and Integrated Service Response Consortium (Dali Wang, Lockheed Martin and Rex Brooks, Starbourne Communications)
October 24, 2007, UK, IDEAS Ontology, and EA, SAIC (Brand Niemann, Jr., SAIC)
October 25, 2007, SOA is evolving so rapidly, we can do these frequently and still have fresh insights (Steve Thomas, ITKO)
October 25, 2007, User surveys about the conference in general (Thomas Cozzolino, LiquidHub and Judith Hurwitz, Hurwitz & Associates)
October 25-26, 2007, W3C Workshop on RDF Access to Relational Databases, Boston, MA, USA. SICoP Position Paper on Integration of US EPA Data Tables: Paper and Slides COLAB. Presentation on A New Enterprise Data Management Strategy for the US Government: Support for the Semantic WebCOLAB. Also see SICoP What's New
October 26, 2007, XBRL-Semantic Web (G. Rong, MBA, Ph.D, Sloan MIT)
October 27, 2007, A Sitemap extension to enable efficient interaction with large quantities of Linked Data: Paper and Slides(Andreas Harth and Giovanni Tummarello, DERI)
October 27, 2007, Semantic Web/Semantic Technology in Knowledge Management Course (Steve Else)
October 28, 2007, Discussions with CGI Federal (Chris Ball - New White Paper and participation in the 5th conference)
October 29, 2007, Invitation to contribute to service science document (Jim Sphorer, IBM)
October 30, 2007, Been very busy eyes down on project implementations and SOA... much to report when I get the chance! (David RR Webber)
October 30, 2007, SOA CoP and Open Source: A Level Playing Field (Bob Kilker)
October 31, 2007, Web 2.0 Accelerator, SAIC Conference Center 1710 SAIC Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Part of Web 2.0 for Business Conference, November 1, 2007 (see below).
October 31, 2007, Mashups Using MashMaker (Semantic Web Browser that supports Rules) (Robert Ennals, Intel Corp)
November 1, 2007, Web 2.0 for Business Featuring a Special Government Track. Invited Presentation on Web 2.0 and Government: Current Web 2.0 Initiatives within Government Agencies - Paper and PowerPoint COLAB. Executive Spotlight for Conference and Blog
November 2, 2007, Use of ET.Gov and StratML in a pilot with RDF/SPARQL
November 5, 2007, Open Anzo (open-source semantic middleware platform), and Cambridge Semantics (Excel & the Semantic Web) (Lee Feigenbaum and Sean Martin)
November 7th, 2007, Intelligence at the Interface: A technology showcase organized by Tom Gruber, SD Forum Meeting

1. 2007 November 5

Attendance: 9.

Action Items: Rex and Ron will talk about a government data example in MashMaker and then Rex can present that to the NCOIC and others. Brand will provide use case scenarios for Census and EPA data tables. Next call December 3rd. Register for Email Forum.

Welcome and Introductions:

Brief Presentations:

  • RDF Access to Structured Databases Pilots (COLAB)
  • Mashups Using MashMaker (Semantic Web Browser that supports Rules) (Robert Ennals, Intel Corp)
  • Semantic Web and XBRL and 2008 MIT CIO Symposium, May 21, 2008, Balancing Innovation and Cost Leadership in Your Business (considering a panel on Semantic Web) (Dr. Graham G. Rong, Sloan/MIT)
  • Semantic Interoperability Applications and Integrated Response Service Consortium (Dali Wang, Lockheed Martin, and Rex Brooks, Starbourne Communications)
  • Questions About Conference Presentations and Activities

2. 2007 December 3

Attendance: 16.

Action Items: To Be Posted on the Next Agenda.

Welcome and Introductions: See December 1st Email Forum Message

Important Announcements:

  • Proposed Theme: Our Space - Connecting Web 2.0, Enterprise Mashups, SOA, and the Semantic Web for Government 2.0 (Making It Easier to Do!)
  • Scheduling of Dates (Fran Dougherty, MITRE, invited)
  • Survey Response (Isaac Christoffersen, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Invited)
  • Getting to SOA & Semantic Interoperability for Data Sharing in a Net-Centric DoD & Beyond (COLAB)for the December 3 - 7, 2007, NCOIC General Plenary Sessions and Technical Team Meetings, St. Petersburg (Tampa), FL. Brand Niemann).
  • Workshop: Hard Problems in SOA COLAB, January 30, 2008, Software Engineering Institute, 4500 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Working on follow-on with a similar format in DC later next year. (Frank Stein, IBM, Invited)

Brief Presentations:

  • Proposal to have Semantic Business Process Management and Enterprise Mashups as the focus for the 5th conference. We would get a lot of support from the BTA at DoD, as they are convinced that BPM was required to get the ROI on the investment DoD has made in SOA. I am certain that we would get very strong support from vendors as a lot of them have BPM offerings, Vitria, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Tibco, BEA, and a host of smaller companies. (Mike Lang, Vitria, Invited) and William Sweet, SAIC, and IAC SOA Committee Chair, Invited).
  • Early Demo of RDF Access Built on Top of Open Office's Spreadsheet Program (Lee Feigenbaum, when at IBM, Cambridge Semantics, Invited)
  • Master Data Management Web 2.0 Pilot (Kiran Gullapalli, USM Systems, Confirmed). Also Enterprise 2.0/Corporate Social Networking appliance (software + hardware in a server sitting behind your firewall), which can do social book marking, social tagging. It is currently being used in FDA.
  • National Housing Locator: Helping Emergency Managers Find Housing for Citizens Displaced by Disasters (Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Citizant, Invited)
  • Web 2.0 at the Small Business Administration (John Bienko and Anoop Prakash, Confirmed by SBA CIO)
    SOA CoP/IONA Jumpstart DVD (I have the demo running on my machine-pretty cool and great work) (Brand Niemann, Jr., SAIC, Invited). See Users Guide, etc. (COLAB) and Download
    • Saves the Federal government Agencies tax dollars for implementing a SOA Framework/Sandbox that many SOA products can run atop. It consists of: open source 7z is a zip compression tool you'll need: the IONA Jumpstart Framework uses 7z to extract the FUSE-Jumpstart archive you can download; and, VMWare Player/Framework runs the sandbox application/server/framework.
  • EPA Web 2.0 Workgroup (Kol Peterson, Chair, US EPA, Invited) (draft a whitepaper for the EPA Web council to address a range of Web 2.0 technologies and their relative costs, risks, and benefits)
    NASA Science Web Federation Workshop , November 13th-16th, 2007, at Ames Research Center (Kol Peterson, US EPA, attending and invited to report)
  • W3C workshop on Semantic Web for Finance for early 2008. People can come by submitting a use case position paper (Dr. Graham G. Rong, Sloan/MIT, Invited)
  • Track on NCOIC Distributed Virtualization Community of Practice (COLAB) (Bob Marcus, SRI, Invited)
  • BSIL: Business Service Information Library as topic of interest. BSIL can become the umbrella effort to collect and document processes and activities as an enabler to create and sustain on on service oriented global ecosystem (Burc Oral, CellExchange, Confirmed)
  • Citizendium Wiki Celebrates One Year Online: New Knowledge Society Takes Root, Flourishes (Dr. Larry Sanger, Editor-in-Chief, who is also co-founder of Wikipedia, Conflict) (The innovative non-profit project combines free-wheeling, open wiki collaboration with real names and guidance by expert editors. In one year, more than 2,100 people have joined as authors and editors and 3,300 articles are under development.)
  • 5-Nations CIO Council: CIOs try out Web 2.0 technologies in government and OMB to explore Government 2.0: A deal with New Paradigm will help agencies craft e-gov strategies, FCW, September 24, 2007. Also see Gov 2.0: Ready or not?, FCW, August 27, 2007.

3. 2008 January 7


Attendance: 32 (including Joab Jackson, Chief Technology Editor, Government Computer News - see Blog: Speaking the same language).

Action Items: See February 4, 2008, Agenda Items.

Welcome and Introductions:

Important Announcements: See December 21st Email Forum Message

  • Community Infrastructure Sandbox for 2008
  • FEA Update - Measuring the Value of Enterprise ArchitectureCOLAB: Kshemendra Paul, (Acting) Chief Architect, Office of Management and Budget: Recent Developments. Note Slide 3 mentions Web 2.0! Also Practical Guide to Federal SOA 1.x and Web 2.0 TechnologiesCOLAB:'It takes a village to raise a child', George Thomas, GSA Enterprise Chief Architect and FCIOC AIC Services Subcommittee, Co-Chair.
  • MITRE Host (Greg Linden) and MITRE Lead for SOA (Gabe Galvin)
  • April 30-May 1, 2008, 5th SOA for E-Government Conference (see template). May 1, 2008: Auditorium, Atrium, 1H301, and a New Room, 1H300, for the Breakout Session.
  • September 29-30, 2008, 6th SOA for E-Government Conference.
  • Dennis Wisnosky - Chief Technology Officer, DOD, Business Mission Area, Enterprise Business Transformation (Keynote Speaker Confirmed).
  • SOA CoP Demo 5 Co-Leads, William Sweet, SAIC, and Former IAC SOA Committee Lead, and Michael Lang, Vitria, and Recipient of Several SOA CoP and SICoP Special Recognitions. Focus on BPM for SOA with More Details to Follow.
  • New Planning Committee Members: Gregg Rock and Tom Dwyer, Brain Storm Group and SOA Institute (Invited), and Eric A. Marks, President & CEO, AgilePath Corporation, New Book and Track on SOA Governance)
  • Informal Track Proposals: Distributed Virtualization or Adaptable Computing Infrastructure (Bob Marcus), Review of Semantic Web Tools (Joe Rockmore and Brand Niemann, Jr.), Semantic Web for Financial Data (Graham Rong), SOA in Government (Ajay Budhraja), Business Service Information Library (Burc Oral), and SOA Governance (Eric Marks)
  • IAC SOA Committee - Chair the Breakout Session (Steve Olding, Chair)
  • Tutorial: Intalio BPM / SOA Integrated Platform - Version 5.0 (COLAB) (Jacques-Alexandre Gerber)

Brief Presentations:

4. 2008 February 4


Call-in: 641-715-3840 PASSCODE: 269399# at 1 p.m. EST.

Call for Participation and Registration:

Open Call for Participation: February 4, 2008.

Title, Name of Presentor (s), 1-2 paragraph description, and suggested type (tutorial, breakout, or track) in Word format of 1-2 pages.

Proposals Due: February 22, 2008.

Notification on Proposals: March 3, 2008.

Registration Opens: March 3, 2008.

All Presentations and Tutorials Due to Review and Post: April 25, 2008.

Attendance: 28 callers (1207 minutes).

Action Items: To Be Posted on the Next Agenda.

Welcome and Introductions:

Important Announcements:

  • Conference Call Schedule: March 3, and April 7th.
  • January 17, 2008, Monthly AFFIRM Luncheon. E-Gov in 2008: Tim Young, Deputy Administrator, Office of E-Government & Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Tim Mentioned Reuse of OMB Watch for the USA Spending Mashup and I Suggested the Reuse of as a Follow-on with Semantic Web Technology (Brand Niemann).
  • January 22, 2008, Chief Architects Forum, SOA, Collaboration Technologies and the Web 2.0, and DoD update: DoDAF Version 2.0 upgrade and on DoD Architecture. See Best Practices, January 22-23, 2008.
  • Report of the Workshop on eGovernment and the Web "Toward More Transparent Government", jointly organized by W3C and WSRI.
  • International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2009, in Washington, DC. Contact:
  • February 19, 2008, The National Academy of Public Administration is launching the Collaborative Technology Community of Practice (CoP) to provide an independent forum for government leaders to work together to leverage collaborative technology’s innovative problem solving, information sharing, and strategic planning capabilities (Torrey Androski).
  • February 27, 2008, Potomac Forum - IT Paradigm: Transforming Government, Transforming America Workshop (free to government).
  • Community Infrastructure Sandbox for 2008 Update (Brand Niemann and others):
    • has just been upgraded to the Pro version: Customizable HTML regions allowing you to add your own site wide widgets, advertisements, or banners; Customizable URL to easily integrate your wiki with your existing online properties by having a custom domain or sub-domain of your choosing; and Additional Storage.
    • MindTouch Deki Wiki is a free open source wiki and application platform for communities and enterprises. Deki Wiki is an easy to use and sophisticated wiki for authoring, aggregating, organizing, and sharing content. Deki Wiki is also a platform for creating collaborative applications, or adding wiki capabilities to existing applications. I encourage you to download our software. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have about our application. Corey Ganser, Product Manager, MindTouch, Inc. ( 
    • Dapper Camp, Wiki Upgrade Video. Update Now! Deki Wiki 1.8.3. Video.
    • Migrating the Energy Community to Deki Wiki (Jim Disbrow and Brand Niemann).
    • MarkLogic XML Content Server ingests, stores and searches XML in any format and also ingested and provided search for RDF and OWL content. Working to provide a search capability for StratML (Paul Norcini).
    • Assertion of “no arcane or non-standard markup language” but no reference to XML per se (Owen Ambur). See White Paper (page 11): Stay away from open-source wikis such as Twiki and MediaWiki that store in non-standard formats, or you might discover someday that you can‟t use your own data. Open standards—especially XML--ensure that as your content grows, it can be easily integrated with existing ERP, CMS and other corporate applications. See if the schema for StratML can be implemented in Deki Wiki (Owen Ambur). MindTouch: We don't use XSD files. Our API documentation has the input and output format for our API calls.
  • Share and remix data using open standards. Google, Facebook and Plaxo have joined this initiative. (Mills Davis)
  • Semantic Web takes big step forward. ComputerWorld, January 16, 2008 (Lee Feigenbaum). DBpedia, which extracts structured information from Wikipedia, as an example of a Web site based on the Semantic Web.
  • Korea Targets Ubiquitous Web: Project title: National IT Ontology infrastructure technology.Period: March 1, 2006~ Feb 28, 2011 (total 5years). Research institution: KAIST, SungShil Univ, KyunbBuk Univ, ETRI, Saltlux Corp, Korea wisenut Corp. Detail: Final goal of the job is to define Core Ontology which is applicable generally in national IT field, and define Ontology per extended field on the base of this, and to develop the core infra technique in order to construct national IT Ontology efficiently and develop service system based on IT Ontology.
  • 5th MIT CIO Symposium: Balancing Innovation and Cost Leadership in Your Business, MIT Campus, May 21, 2008. See agenda and potcast of the 4th event (Graham Rong).
  • MITRE: A couple of new potential speakers/panel members interested in the SOA conference with lots of experience implementing SOA - a few case examples could be shared, for instance (Greg Linden, MITRE, Host)
  • Master Data Management Case Studies.
  • Student of Denise Bedford's in the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program at Georgetown focusing on the semantic web and other emerging search technologies for his thesis is interested in SICoP (Carver Tate,
  • Interest in helping to find ways to improve collaboration in the Federal IT community. See The Washingtonpost.comAgencies Share Information by Taking a Page From Wikipedia (MAX Federal Community, former Budget Community) (Phil Wenger, OMB, Conflict).
  • February 4, 2008, Federal Computer Week, Make good data great, Flashy it's not, but a well-oiled data architecture project can pay dividends. Data architecture's 'Medici effect' (sidebar).
  • March 10-14, 2008, OMG meeting is in DC. Government Information Days and Tutorial (March 13th) on Applying SOA, BPM and MDA in the Government.
  • SOA's Perfect Mate" (virtualization) Information Week 

Brief Presentations:

  • Demo 5 Pilot Team Update: BPM Use Case and Connection with Keynote (Meeting with Dennis Wisnosky and Randy Coleman) (Mike Lang and Brand Niemann).
  • January 30, 2008, Workshop Report on "Hard Problems in SOA" (Hans Polzer).
  • Track Proposal: SOA for the Government. Format: There will be a keynote speech followed by a panel of SOA practitioners (Ajay Budhraja, IT Program Manager and Lead Architect, Department of Labor, and Member of Program Committee).
  • Track Proposal: Twin Views of the Enterprise: The relation of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Complex Event Processing (CEP) from John Salasin (NIST), Eric Marks (AgilePath), Jim Rice (Layer 7), and Steve Thomas (iTKO) working together on a SOA Governance Solution Track: 1) Business rules engines and SOA, 2) Complex Event Processes, 3) Process Automation/Orchestration approaches based on event-driven architecture (EDA), and 4) Differences between business rules, policies and process orchestration.
  • January 14th Conference Call to Discuss Process For Setting Up a New Federal Community of Practice on "Distributed Virtualization" or "Adaptable Computing Infrastructure (see Wiki Page and Current Work Registry for DMTF and OGF).Upcoming ConferenceFebruary NCOIC Conference Track. (Craig Lee, Bob Marcus, and Brand Niemann)
  • ebXML 2007, David RR Webber (Invited).
  • Plans for the Business Service Information Library (Burc Oral).
    • “ITIL has surpassed anything OMB and the CIO Council have done,” said W. Hord Tipton, former CIO at the Interior Department and former co-chairman of the CIO Council’s Best Practices Committee. “We’ve never been able to provide a strong enough level of incentive to be 100 percent successful,” said Marion Royal, program manager. See August 20, 2007, Federal Computer Week, Getting the message out: Everyone talks about best practices, but like messages in a bottle, best practices are difficult to find. Should agencies be trying harder?
  • Modus Operandi Awarded Contract in Support of the Army’s Network Centric Data Strategy
    • New Team Leader of the Data Strategy Team of the Army Net-Centric Data Strategy Center of Excellence (Jim Schoening, Invited for March 3rd).
  • Report on Workshop on ‘DoD Use of SOA’, January 9, 2008, Web PageNotes, and Presentation (Brand Niemann, Jr.).
  • Update on Registration of Components at ET.Gov: Access to the Entire Open Source FUSE ESB Offering (Jumpstart is based on only one component of the FUSE platform CXF-JAX WS)(Jim Disbrow and Bob Kilker)
  • Scopus: Why IT folk might want to use wiki technology and Using wikis to tackle reuse in software projectsAlso see Wiki-based stakeholder participation in requirements engineering software (Leland Scott, NSF).
  • Mashups and SWS (Marwan Sabbouh,, MITRE, see February 5th SICoP Special Conference Waitlist).
    • The paper titled MashupandSWS describes how to harmonize the semantic Web services with mashups.  If you don't have time to read all 9 pages, I recommend that you read the introduction and the conclusion.  The introduction discusses the reasons why the Semantic Web has not taken off, while the conclusion highlights the consequences of doing the proposed work. The one page paper titled Submission-to-OASIS summarizes the benefits of this approach from the perspective of achieving automated mediation in SOA. The third attached paper describes the ontologies generation process from XML schemas and from mappings between schemas.
  • EPA Web 2.0 WG (Brand Niemann) and using WordPress for Blogand WikiMedia for Wiki (David Eng, Conflict Today - Do March 3rd).
  • IRSC Meeting, January 16, 2008. This systematic approach makes the incorporation of ontology applications to ensure Semantic Interoperability easier to accomplish because it does not require services to incorporate ontology, only to use the correctly referenced terminologies for the jurisdictions in which the services operate. The ontologies in which these terminologies are, or can be, listed are maintained separately and accessed through the SOA-RR (Rex Brooks).
  • Association of Business Process Professionals and KMPro.  Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge – BPM-CBOK ™ due out early this month. Slides. (Dave Carter). Tutorial for 5th Conference: See Introduction to the Association of Business Process Professionals (ABPMP) and Introducing the BPM CBOK™: Overview of the Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge

2008 January 30 Hard Problems in SOA Workshop Report


Grace Lewis was the primary presenter and has published the presentations and workshop session outbriefs to the following site:

The workshop had about 140 participants and broke out into 4 different workgroups after some introductory and overview briefs in the morning. I participated in the "Strategy" workgroup session. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the turnout and the diversity of the participants. The other thing that struck me was the level of awareness that the bulk of the hard problems in SOA were rooted in non-technical issues.  Each workgroup was asked to identify the top three issues/problems in each of their areas, from their perspective. The Strategy workgroup concluded that the key challenge they faced was incremental adoption of SOA, including setting strategy, scoping the services, and facilitating/promoting incremental adoption. The second major issue identified was lack of guidance for determining whether SOA in general,  or a specific SOA pattern, was applicable to a particular operational problem.  The third major issue identified was how to determine the operational effectiveness of a particular SOA strategy or implementation. An interesting sidenote on this last issue was the use of the term VOI, or value on investment (instead of ROI). The key point here is that value is not always easy to measure in monetary terms, especially when one deals with issues such as agility or responsiveness to change. As a consequence, it may be better to focus on the value in non-monetary terms rather than attempting to convert this into some type of ROI metric. This allows the investing stakeholders to make their own assessment of whether some semi-tanglible benefit of SOA  adoption is worth the investment cost.

Hans W. Polzer

Lockheed Martin Fellow

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Net Centric Integration

5. 2008 March 3


Call-in: 1 p.m. EST using 641-715-3840 PASSCODE: 269399#

Attendance: 19.

Action Items: To Be Posted on the Next Agenda (April 7th)

  • Planning Committee and other comments on the DRAFT Agenda due ASAP
  • Registration opens and call for Exhibitors by end of week.

Welcome and Introductions:

See previous agenda for conference proposals

Master Spreadsheet: Excel

Important Announcements:

Press Coverage:

  • February 4, 2008, Federal Computer Week, Make good data great, Flashy it's not, but a well-oiled data architecture project can pay dividends. See Sidebar: Data architecture's 'Medici effect'.
  • February 18, 2008, Government Computer News, Context is everything: CIO Council looks to semantic interoperability to expand data sharing.
  • Octavianworld: Cesar Brea's Weblog - At Harvard KSG With Tim Berners-Lee
  • Semantic Report, February 2008 Issue
  • Book on Semantic Technologies for e-government by Springer. Nine EU research projects that work in this field have already confirmed their interest to send contributions. SICoP has been invited to submit a chapter to this book. Editors: Dr. Vassilios Peristeras , National University of Ireland, Galway – DERI, Ireland.

Conferences and Meetings:

  • January 2008, Semantic Web and Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry, Steve Bratt. Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Web Consortium.
  • January 30, 2008, Hard Problems in SOA Workshop (IBM and CMU) (Frank Stein and Hans Polzer)
  • February 6, 2008, Telecon notes from ISWC 2009 status discussion (Dr. Leo Obrst).
  • February 26, 2008, Networked Virtual Environments Session Agenda (Stakeholder Outreach WG at meeting in Grand Hyatt, Denver Co.) (Bob Marcus) (see agendas now and slides to be posted later)
  • March 13, 2008, Future Complex Event Processing Standards (OMG Meeting at Hyatt Regency, Crystal City Virginia) (Bob Marcus) (see agendas now and slides to be posted later)
  • March 17-19, 6th Annual DoD Architectures Conference. Getting to SOA and Semantic Interoperability for DoD Architectures (PPT).
  • April 6-11, 2008, 2008 Impact. The Smart SOA Event (Frank Stein, IBM).
  • March 12, 2008, BPM in Government, OMG Conference. Chris Scheich (Amentra).
  • February 27, 2008, ExecutiveBiz The New New Internet 2008 Kick off! We are pleased to announce Google’s Federal Practice leader Mike Bradshaw will be joining the panel along with Reed Overfelt of Mural Ventures discussing the future of SaaS, Web 2.0 and applications in the coming year.
  • March 25, 2008, Canadian Embassy Health IT Match Making Event will feature 10-15 Health IT firms. The firms all bring innovative, new technologies to the health market. (Kathy Minchew, Federal Insights)
    • Biosurveillance: AMITA Corporation (public safety and emergency incident management IT solutions) and RI-Solutions (applications that help healthcare organizations manage patient feedback, medication errors, adverse events, employee comments, medical incidents, claims and quality issues)
  • February 19, 2008, Taxononmy Tuesday. I am happy to report that they have unblocked my (our) access, I
  • believe permanently (or at least until they have a reason not to).  Congratulations on a great site. And also a great meeting (Beth Deahl, NRC Technical Library).
  • February 12-14, 2008, EPA Web Work Group Training Conference. Build a Wikipedia-type knowledgebase for EPA and then process it into a Semantic Web database like DBpedia!
  • February 20, 2008, SOCoP Meeting (Gary Berg-Cross).
  • February 19, 2008, Launch of The Collaboration Project, an independent forum of government leaders committed to leveraging collaborative technology to solve complex problems at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Kip Hawley, Administrator & Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will share his experience launching IdeaFactory, an employee collaboration tool designed to tap the collective wisdom of the TSA workforce. The TSA blog (Evolution of Security) was featured in Sunday’s New York Times . We are expecting a small and thoughtfully selected group of public sector leaders for the event. Following the presentation and discussion on IdeaFactory, we are hoping to tap the collective wisdom of the audience to assist us in setting the agenda for The Collaboration Project (Lena Trudeau).
  • May 21, 2008, Semantic Technology Conference 2008, San Jose, CA. 8:30 - 9:30 am (one hour conference PANEL session). The need or problem being addressed, the approach being taken, the current status or progress to date, and prospects. Suggested title: Semantic Interoperability in Net-Centric Operations. Speaker: Mills Davis (moderator).

Conference Proposals:

  • MITRE Hosts: Greg Linden and Gabe Galvan. See Draft Agenda.
  • IBM Mashups (see MITRE Mashup TEM) and Web 2.0: The New Language of Business (Sandy Carter new book) (Frank Stein, IBM).
  • NIEM-based semantic exchanges and SOA alignment using OASIS CAM templates (Word) and Successful SOA strategies using B2B and Web Service Interfaces (Word) (David RR Webber).
    • Note: Has one more I am working on from the DHS side - just waiting for government OK on that one and can then send it in.
  • John Salisan, Steve Thomas, Jim Rice, and Eric Marks. See February 4, 2008, and Predictive Metrics. Next Generation SOA Governance (Word and PPT). Paper: Twin Views of the Enterprise: The relation of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Complex Event Processing (CEP).
  • Integrated Response Service Consortium (IRSC). Practical Convergence: BPM Choreography in OASIS SOA Reference Architecture through SOA Registry-Repository for Emergency Management and Health Informatics Domains Using OASIS Emergency Management Specifications, OASIS Content Assembly Mechanism Specification and Intel MashMaker (Word). (Rex Brooks).
  • participation in SOA Conferences at MITRE in 2008 (Carla Roddy)
    • Ken Orr's recent "Business Semantics, Enterprise Architecture, and Data Architecture: Bringing Everything Together.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton has a compelling story that may fit best into the Adaptable Computing Infrastructure CoP. An important point is that this is currently in production within a Federal Government agency (Isaac Christoffersen). Grid Enabled Services Infrastructure (GESI) (Word)
    • Whitepaper: Grid Enabled Service Infrastructure (GESI) submitted for a May conference that will be held at the AFCEA conference at GMU. The JBoss World presentation (Optimizing the Enterprise: Using JBoss, Red Hat and Virtualization Technologies Within a SOA) was presented in Orlando at JBoss World last week.  In addition, we have presented the same concepts at a previous Red Hat Government Users Conference in DC.
  • The OSERA Enterprise Knowledge Base and The OMG standard for modeling Service Oriented Architectures (Word). Cory Casanave, Model Driven Solutions.
  • Tutorials: Our BPM CBOK is ready to launch (Dave Carter). See February 4th Agenda (at bottom). Intallio (Rick Geneva).

Brief Presentations:

  • Disseminated the call for MITRE participation for the upcoming conference (Greg Linden).
    • January 31, 2008, MITRE's Mashup Technical Exchange Meeting (MITRE and IBM presentations).
  • Semantic Search - Faceted Search and Web 3.0 for Drupal: A group developing semantic search and RDF back-end capabilities for Drupal. This is an ensemble of modules providing comprehensive RDF functionality and interoperability for the Drupal 6.x platform. RDF is a W3C standard for modeling and sharing distributed knowledge based on a decentralized open-world assumption. Any knowledge about anything can be decomposed into triples (3-tuples) consisting of subject, predicate, and object; essentially, RDF is the lowest common denominator for exchanging data between systems. RDF Persistence Recommendations: Aduna, Intellidimension, Franz, Ontotext (also Bigdata and Mulgara) (Mills Davis).
  • TWINE New Feature Notification (Mills Davis).
  • Avian Flu Ontology (Burke Squires, BioHealthBase BRC)
  • A new web site for the metrics package: Pilot testers speaking at last years e-Government conference said words to the effect that it caused them to redo their technology baseline and schedule (John Salasin).
  • IRS has recognized the importance of Web 2.0 technologies in delivering information to taxpayers and tax professionals and is working toward a business solution. Over the past month, I've been working with a small task force to develop a business case and high-level action plan for review by IRS communication directors (Jaqi Ross and Debra Babcock).
  • Migration of Energy Community from VK to Deki Wiki (in process) (Jim Disbrow).
  • Proposed Department of Homeland Security Emergency Response CoP (Sukumar Dwarkanath).
  • Reviewing several hundred tools lately and have come up with what we believe to be a Data Architecture Taxonomy or Reference Model for categorizing a data architecture framework. The framework is helpful for categorizing all the things you do with data and within this framework we are beginning to build the sub-categories and to categorize and classify tools (Brand K. Niemann). The categories are the following:
    • 1) Provide Access or Collect
    • 2) Extract
    • 3) Integrate or Aggregate
    • 4) Store
    • 5) Manage
    • 6) Analyze
  • New Book: Managing Data As A Product (Mike Daconta).
  • HUD Housing Locator Approach to Info Sharing (Ramesh Ramakrishnan).
  • Cross Domain Semantic Interoperability WG (James Schoening)
  • Medix: Portals 2.0 (Blog) (Han Pieter Duyverman)
  • SOA Practitioners’ Opinion on Business Architecture (Yogish Pai). Adopting SOA Blog.

6. 2008 April 7

Phone Number: 703-983-6338 or Toll Free 866-648-7367 (866-MITRE-MP). When you establish a connection you will be prompted for the ID number (4565), select "attend the meeting" and we will take it from there.

Attendance: 10-15.

Welcome and Introductions: Brand Niemann, Gabe Galvan, and Greg Linden

Important Announcements: All

Review and Discussions of Final Agenda:

Update on Pilot: Mike Lang and pilot participants

  • description of the processes that the US army has defined in support of a collaboration process for federating architures and aligning architectures. We will be using these processes to show how to manage and government the process for agreeing on “services” in an SOA.

Registrations: Status and Event Promotion

Brief Presentations (invited):

Additional Conference Calls (if needed):

Action Items: To Be Posted on this Agenda.

Posted After Call: Mendix: Portals 2.0, Han Pieter Duyverman, and Derek Roos, CEO. Also see Blog of Head of R&D. Plans to participate in Conference and Exhibit.





Action Items:

Welcome and Introductions:

Important Announcements:

Brief Presentations:


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