The 11th (probably) ever VoCamp conveniently situated nearby, and directly following, the 2009 International Semantic Web Conference. For additional information see the Semantic Web DC Meetup event listing.
Please use #vocampdc as the hashtag for this Vocabulary Camp in your social media outlet of choice.
30th - 31st October 2009
Jefferson Building The Library of Congress Room LJ-119 101 Independence Ave, SE Washington, DC 20540 map
 How Much
The VoCamp event itself is free, although participants usually need to pay for their own travel, accommodation and food. The idea is that many people who are interested in this VoCamp will already be in the area for ISWC, so maybe you can just extend your stay in the Washington DC area.
The following are outline timings for the event which are unlikely to change. Apart from these timings, exactly how we spend the time will largely be determined during the event.
 Day 1 (Friday 30th October 2009)
10:00am - 5:00pm (start time, for Friday only, pushed back from 9am to 10am, to give people time to get into D.C. and not miss the start)
 Dinner Plan
Meet at 8pm at:
1521 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States
Nearest metro stop: Dupont Circle
 Day 2 (Saturday 31st October 2009)
9:00 - 5:00
Here people can suggest vocabularies and other things to work on. Just put a topic in the list and other people can put their names behind it to indicate interest in that topic.
- Work on GeoSpatial and/or GeoTemporal extension to SPARQL. (Jans Aasman)
- LODE event mapping ontology with accompanying technical report
- Vocabularies that may extend the Provenance Vocabulary to provide more detailed descriptions for certain aspects of Web data provenance: OlafHartig PatrickMurrayJohn
- Pattern-based vocabulary construction (, check Valentina's links)
- History and Genealogy Semantics: BrianEubanks
- Terminology Management integrated across the range of the semantic spectrum.  RoyRoebuck
- Global Terminology Management using Linked Open Data (LOD) RoyRoebuck
- Enterprise Architecture (EA) as a Controlled Vocabulary RoyRoebuck
- Extending US OMB FEA Reference Models and DoDAF2 Metamodel (DM2) into a general management vocabulary RoyRoebuck
- Improvement of ISO Terminology and Thesaurus standards RoyRoebuck
- Work done in/for classes (as in education, not rdf:Class! :) ). Basically, tie FOAF/SIOC and AIISO together around courses, and describe assignments, readings, topics covered, projects, etc. related to the class. I've done some spotty work on one here and there, but am ready to blow it up and start over. Also related -- A Giant Edugraph PatrickMurrayJohn
- Protocol architectures for Linked Data SimonSpero
- Using Controlled Natural Languages for the Semantic Web SimonSpero
- Extensional semantics of Subject Headings--Subdivided and Subject Headings as Pre-combined (Pre-coordinated) strings SimonSpero
- Attaching discriminant resource specifications to datasets (VoiD extension) and ontologies (ontology metadata) FrancoisScharffe
 Work Session Notes, Links, and Related Materials
- ValentinaPresutti (please, have a look at the ontologydesignpatterns.org semantic wiki and try to reuse the vocabularies that are there, called Content Ontology Design Patterns, and share your vocabularies there).
- RaphaelTroncy (checkout the LODE event mapping ontology and read the technical report)
- David M Harris
- Jans Aasman
- Steve Haflich
- Craig Norvell
- Marco Neumann
- AdrianWalker suggested reading: www.reengineeringllc.com/A_Wiki_for_Business_Rules_in_Open_Vocabulary_Executable_English.pdf
- OlafHartig (only on day 1)
- KendallClark -- well, probably: will be a busy week, etc. :)
- FrancoisScharffe Vocabularies alignment
- HughGlaser Thinks it is time he got to a VoCamp
- Mike Zarro
- LeighDodds -- working on SPARQLExtensionDescriptions
- RichardCyganiak (from DERI, Galway) – wants to work on expressing SearchResultsInRDF
- AldoGangemi Events modelling, will make suggestions to reuse the Situation-based patterns, e.g. time-indexed participation.
- Bohdan Kantor
- FabienGandon Friday only
- PeterMika Friday only
- DanChudnov Friday only
- RoyRoebuck (Unable to attend.) Terminology Management process across semantic spectrum. Enterprise Architecture as controlled vocabulary. Extending OMB FEA and DoDAF2 Metamodel into General Endeavor Management (GEM) controlled vocabulary.
- EdSummers - Library of Congress
- ValentinaPresutti - Workshop on Ontology Patterns
- TomHeath - Talis
- BrianEubanks - Washington Semantic Web Meetup
 How to arrive
- Union Station is within 10-15 minutes walking distance, which offers Amtrak and local train, and Red Line metro service.
- The Metro is Washington DC's subway system. The closest stop to the Library of Congress is the Capitol South stop on the Orange/Blue Line.
- If flying domestically Ronald Reagan National Airport is very convenient since it is only minutes from downtown DC, and you can jump right on the Metro.
- Dulles is about 45 minutes from DC. There are shuttles that leave every hour from Dulles to the nearest Metro station at West Falls Church.
- Baltimore-Washington-International Airport (BWI) is about an hour from DC. The B30 bus runs between BWI and the Metrorail Greenbelt station every forty minutes for a trip which takes about thirty minutes. There also is a MARC train station right at the airport, which will bring you directly to Union Station. MARC trains do not run on weekends, but Amtrak continues to serve the BWI rail station.