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Meeting minutes from 4/11/2007

Date: 4/11/2007 10:30AM
Attending: Jeff Z., Jim, Linda, Todd, Onard, Dan C., Dan S., John, Josh, Alan, Max, Gary

General Overview Comments

  • We are still looking for a student to work with Dan S. on ontology view languages
  • Gary is considering changing his thesis focus to ontology visualization
    • Gary will graduate before project is completed
    • Rosalia may be interested in taking over visualization work after Gary graduates
  • Jim has talked to Daniel Rubin and agreed that we need to go to Stanford for a meeting
    • The first meeting will probably include a lot of the grant participants
  • PSB has a multi-scale model track this year
  • We decided that, in the future, this meeting will be held twice a month, instead of weekly (still for one hour).
  • Next meeting 4/25


  • Briefly mentioned the initial prototype of an FMA-OWL SparQL service for the FMA in OWL, with a persistent storage back-end.


  • Looking into the creation of an initial prototype of UI for view visualization with access to backend
    • Proposed middleware between visualization and ontologies that process simple graph operations
      • Primary operations: add, select, modify
    • Like the view query, envisions a layer that describes above operations without necessarily executing them
    • discussed some issues with using relationship constraints (i.e. reflexive, transitive, etc. or rules like sum of parts must equal whole)
  • Working with JSim cardio-vascular model and appl ont. to produce a hierachical visualization
  • Gave brief demo of hierarchical vis. tool


  • Primary problems that he is focusing on:
    • How to make (sim) model modular so that components can be reused?
    • How to make (sim) models multi-scale?
  • Started with simple cardio-vascular model
  • Capture above model info in framework