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From: Faget, Nancy [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 9:38 AM
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Subject: Interesting opportunity at NSF on wikis (July 18th)


Colleagues:  Please excuse any cross-posting.


There is a significant push in federal government to begin using blogs, wikis as collaborative tools.  The use in the intelligence community has been especially encouraging since this is an attempt to reach outside the community.  See the recent GCN story and editorial.  ("Intel Forum Breaks New Ground"   June 26, 2006  "Editor's Desk: Smart use of new tools" July 3, 2006


You will certainly benefit from attendance at this session.






Collaborative Expedition Workshop 52

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 8:30 a.m.

National Science Foundation

4201 Wilson Blvd, Stafford I Building, Room 1235

Arlington, VA



Open Collaboration: Networking Wiki Information Technology

for Information Sharing and Knowledge Management


Purpose / Description 


Participants will explore opportunities for multi-disciplinary and community-based collaboration around national challenges. By drawing on strategic leadership and "best practices" underway in the geospatial area, participants will learn how to conduct open collaboration in their own settings. Presentations will illustrate exemplary collaboration that is transforming geospatial information technology today. Growing Communities of Practice will benefit from knowledge-sharing including:

  • COLAB: Collaborative Work Environment Community Wiki
  • open standards development
  • web-based collaboration environments
  • ontologies for efficient information-sharing and semantic interoperability
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture Data Reference Model V2.0 and the SICoP Knowledge Reference Model Implementation in Wikis and Semantic Wikis
  • Community to national scale needs and applications



  • See Collaboration Wiki:
  • Check in and badges: Main NSF (Stafford I), 4201 Wilson Blvd. Laptop Scan: Room 357 NSF Boardroom: Room 1235
  • Lunch: On your own for lots of eating places in area - food can be eaten in meeting rooms.

Upcoming Events :

  • July 26th - Special Sessions on Networking EA and KM at FCW Conferences.




  • Is your Wiki part of your content development and management strategy? If so, what role does it play?
  • What do you see as the essential elements of a good charter for a Government Wiki?
  • What are the key components of a quality set of guidelines for community participation?
  • Based on your experience in planning and operating a Wiki, what are the problems to avoid?
  • What are your concerns about Wikis?
  • Are there aspects of current Wiki technology that you find inadequate for meeting your needs?


Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Welcome and Overview:

  • 8:40 am - Workshop Organizers
  • 9:00 am - Introductions: What are your interests in light of the workshop purpose?


Keynote: Wikis Changing Agency Culture for Information Sharing

  • 9:30 am - D. Calvin Andrus, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Center for Mission Innovation, CIA

BREAK: 10:15 am


Panel: Agencies are starting to ask for Wikis and even advertise formal requirements for them (see page 1)

  • 10:30 am - Your agency wants or uses a Wiki
  • GPO, TC Evans, Moderator
  • USGS, Fred Travnichek (invited)
  • CIM3, Peter Yim
  • NIH, Olga Brazhnik
  • NARA, John Kane
  • GSA, Susan Turnbull

Keynote: The Wiki - A grassroots approach to providing KM solutions

  • 11:15 am - Niall Sinclair (confirmed-remote), Director, KM Public Domain Initiatives, Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, George Washington University, and Author


NETWORKING LUNCH: 12 noon - 1 pm (on your own, but preferably in groups)


Featured Presentations and Questions:

  • 1:00-1:20 pm Mills Davis, Project10X  SICOP/SWIM Vision for Semantic Wikis and Information Management
  • 1:20-1:40 pm Mark Kurtz and Aaron Fulkerson, MindTouch,  Next generation Open Source collaborative wikis, enterprise network appliances, and wiki mash-ups.
  • 1:40-2:00 pm Conor Shankey, Visual Knowledge,  Semantic wikis for information management, knowledge delivery, and semantic agent-based  applications.
  • 2:00-2:20 pm Chuck Rehberg, Semantic Insights, Automating the read, write, and reporting functions of semantic wikis to leverage knowledge worker productivity.
  • 2:20-2:30 pm Questions & Answers and Wrapup


BREAK: 3 - 3:15 pm


Hands-on Experience and Discussion of Next Steps

  • 3:15 - 4 pm



Nancy G. Faget

GPO Information Dissemination

Library Services & Content Management

Library Planning & Development
Sr. Program Planning Specialist

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