We had a great joint SICoP-Ontolog session again today with Dr.
Brand Niemann (EPA, and Chair, SICoP) chairing a panel discussion
on "eGov-related Ontology Community Efforts: Differentiation &
Proceedings of the session is available at our wiki session page
at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_11_10 (02)
Thank you very much, Dr. Niemann, for co-organizing the event
with Peter Yim from Ontolog, and for moderating the session.
Thanks are, of course, due to the our distinguished panel: Ms.
Suzanna Lewis (cBiO), Professor Barry Smith (NCOR), Mr. Peter Yim
(Ontolog), Dr. Pat Cassidy (ONTACWG/COSMO), Mr. Marc Wine (HITOP)
and Dr. Steven Ray (NIST), for sharing with us your insights.
And, as always, appreciations to all who came, participated and
helped contribute to yet another great joint SICoP-Ontolog event. (03)
The digitized (mp3) audio recording of the entire discussion has
now been posted. That will be archived in our knowledge
repository for reference and download by anyone interested.
Additionally, for the next 10 days, telephone playback will also
available. See details at:
Thanks & regards. =ppy (05)
P.S. Our next few Ontolog scheduled events have already been
lined up: (06)
* AI and Ontological Engineering pioneer Dr. Douglas B. Lenat,
CEO of Cycorp, will be our invited speaker for November, and will
be presenting next Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, on the topic: "CYC:
Lessons Learned in Large-Scale Ontological Engineering". Please
refer to our wiki session page for details:
* Dr. James Spohrer who heads IBM's Services Science research at
the their Almaden Research Center, will be speaking to the
community on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005. He talk is entitled:
"Services Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME)" (08)
* Mr. Duane Nickull (Adobe) and Kurt Conrad (Sagebrush Group &
Ontolog co-convener) will be leading another scheduled discussion
on Thu 2005.12.15 on the topic of "Ontology Applications and
Implementation". Please refer to forum postings for more details
as this event develops. (09)
Please mark your calendars to make sure you can be available for
these great events. RSVP now, if you are joining us next
Thursday 2005.11.17. (010)
Peter P. Yim wrote Tue, 01 Nov 2005 11:25:48 -0800:
> We are pleased to announce our Joint SICoP-Ontolog Discussion session
> scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005. The topic to be discussed will
> be: "eGov-related Ontology Community Efforts: Differentiation &
> Synergy". We are expecting a broad representation of Ontology
> Communities, representing the public, academic and private sectors, to
> come to this forum, to openly explore how can we better understand our
> differences and best organize ourselves and collaborate to achieve
> common goals and synergy.
> *Conference call-in details*:
> Date: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005
> Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 18:30 UTC (World Time:
> Session Duration: 2 Hours
> Dial-in Number: +1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
> Participant Access Code: "686564#"
> VNC shared-screen support available
> * Topic: "*eGov-related Ontology Community Efforts: Differentiation &
> * Moderator: Brand Niemann (EPA; SICoP, chair)
> * Panelists (Affiliation) - community represented (sector):
> o Peter Brown (EU Parliament) - EU (public)
> o Marc Wine (GSA) - HITOP (public)
> o Steve Ray (NIST) - NIST/Standards (public)
> o Barry Smith (U at Buffalo) - NCOR (academic)
> o Suzanna Lewis (UC Berkeley) - cBio (academic) [invited]
> o Dagobert Soergel (U of Maryland) - ONTACWG/COSMO (academic)
> o Pat Cassidy (Mitre) - ONTACWG/COSMO (ind. research)
> o Mills Davis (TopQuadrant) - Consultants/Vendor (private)
> o Peter Yim (CIM3) - Ontolog (open CoP)
> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at:*
> This will be a virtual session over an augmented conference call.
> The entire session will be recorded and made available as open content
> under the prevailing Ontolog IPR policy (see:
> I look forward to having you at this open session. Please pass this
> announcement along to those who might be interested to participate and
> contribute to the discussion. All are welcomed.
> RSVP by by emailing me at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.
> (Event co-organizers)
> Brand Niemann, SICoP, chair
> Peter Yim, Ontolog, co-convener
> P.S. As some of the new communities and initiatives represented in this
> session are funded, and are inviting proposals, we would highly
> encourage the Ontologists community to come to find out about some of
> the latest opportunities that have just opened up.
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