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Author:  Craig Stancl, Scott Bauer, Cory Endle
Team:  LexEVS
Contract:  16X237
Client:  NCI CBIIT
National Institutes of Heath
US Department of Health and Human Services

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The purpose of this document is to document the technical face to face meeting details between NCI and Mayo.

Previous Face-to-Face (December 8 - 10, 2015)

November Face-to-Face (November 30 - December 2, 2016)

Meeting Details

NCI Shady Grove Campus
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850


  • 30-Nov-2016
    • 8am - 1pm
    • 4W030
  • 30-Nov-2016
    • 1pm - 5pm
    • 5E030
  • 01-Dec-2016
    • 8am - 5pm
    • 3W030
  • 02-Dec-2016
    • 8am - 3pm
    • 1W030

Conference Details

Phone: 1-866-660-5416, code: 2398515


Day 1

Meeting number: 734 001 930

Meeting password: F2F_Day1

Day 2

Meeting number: 738 775 914

Meeting password: F2F_Day2



Meeting number: 738 582 780

Meeting password: F2F_Day3


NameRoleAttend? (Y/N)

Wright, Larry



Fragoso, Gilberto



De Coronado, Sherri    



Safran, Tracy



Ong, Kim L



Lucas, Jason R



Bauer, Scott  



Stancl, Craig



Endle,  Cory



Wynne, Robert    



Tran, Tin    



Carlsen, Brian



Wong, Joanne 


Kuntipuram, Kumar


Meeting Notes


2015 Face To Face Related JIRA items




Wednesday, November 30

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM4W030
User Group Discussion
  • Team to share how they are using LexEVS and additional usage requirements they may have.
  • What components of LexEVS do you currently use?
    • LexEVS API

    • LexEVS Remote API

    • CTS2 RESTful services

  • Are there LexEVS services that you would like to use, but they don't meet your requirements?

  • Are there any other road blocks preventing you from using LexEVS?

  • What version of LexEVS are you currently using?

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM4W030
RESTful API Discussion
  • Discuss requirements for continued development of REST services. This will include both CTS2 and separate REST-ful API.
  • Browser: Discuss requirements for remote API and CTS2 REST-ful API.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM4W030
Triple store/RDF Discussion
  • Discuss what triple stores would be used for in parallel and in conjunction with LexEVS
  • Text searching
  • NCBO SPARQL white paper and it's implications
  • Searching on Roles (Gilberto, Kim)
Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM5E030
EVS Project Group Discussion (During regular call-in time)
  • User/content priorities for value set, mapping, and other services.
  • Specialized search and other capabilities for complex chemical names and genetic names.
  • Current capabilities and browser implementation
  • Possible expert system extension
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM5E030
LexEVS Mapping Discussion

Determine requirements and propose solution for mapping.

  • User requirement: One terminology to many terminologies mapping.
  • Other topics:  Current, conditional, external relationships
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM5E030
Lucene Discussion

Propose additional features of Lucene to be used within LexEVS.

  • Discuss specialized search use cases.
  • Possible Lucene enhancements for coding scheme categorizations, auto complete aids, Lucene services.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM5E030
Overflow/Additional Topics

Thursday, December 1

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM3W030
Value Set management and workflow
  • Discuss requirements for value set version management and workflow management and supporting technology.
  • Rob to give a demo of their current workflow and the scripts they use.
  • Discuss latest issues on PROD.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM3W030
Value Set and Mapping Data with Hierarchical structure Discussion
  • Determine requirements and propose options to hierarchical structure and mapping.
  • Discuss how VS could retain their multiple hierarchical structure that it came from.
  • Discuss what changes would be needed to CTS2 for this.
Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM3W030
NCI Systems Discussions
  • Nexus Deployment Discussion
    • Current status of LexEVS artifacts on NCI Nexus server
    • Discuss current technical challenges.
  • CI and Docker Status/Roadmap
    • Discuss the current status of the Docker scripts used to build/test LexEVS components.
    • Discuss NCI's current status and future plans to use Docker.
    • Discuss security challenges associated with NCI's environment and Docker.
  • Discuss a separate DEV environment for CI server deployment
  • Tech Stack Upgrades
    • Discuss DB upgrade:
      • MySQL 5.6 vs. MariaDB (10.1 Supported 2017.01)
    • Discuss CentOS 7 upgrade
  • Tier Deployment testing responsibilities
    • Mayo development team responsibilities
    • NCI development team responsibilities
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM3W030
FHIR and terminology services (CTS2)
  • Harold to provide update on CTS2 and FHIR.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM3W030
OWL Restrictions in LexGrid Model
  • Discuss approach and propose additional features.
  • Determine if there are LexEVS model changes needed.
  • Loader considerations.
  • Additional problems and solutions
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM3W030
Overflow/Additional Topics

Friday, December 2

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM1W030
LexEVS Admin Tooling

Discuss current and future requirements.

  • GUI
    • Consider a web based tool.  A simple way to look at the data.
  • Command Line loader requirements
  • Other considerations
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM1W030
Prioritization and Debrief
  • Discuss OWL2, RRF, LexEVS, CTS2, Browser, and all previous topics
    • Discuss future architecture
  • Determine next steps/road map and priorities
Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM1W030
Prioritization and Debrief (Continued if needed)





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