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From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:49:46 -0800
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From: Peter P. Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Feb 14, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: [ontolog-forum]  Ontolog Invited Speaker - Dr. Matthew West -
Thu 2006.02.23
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*ANNOUNCEMENT*    (02)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew West, Reference Data
Architecture and Standards Manager of Shell International
Petroleum Company Limited (London, UK), and 'custodian' of ISO
15926-2, will be presenting to the community on his talk
entitled: "An Introduction to 4 Dimensionalism and ISO 15926".
The ISO 15926-2 specification is an integration model that uses
well defined metaphysics based on spatio-temporal extents, and is
highly regarded as one of the finest piece of ontological work.    (03)


*Conference call-in details*:    (04)

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
Start Time: 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST / 16:30 UTC <-- note this
                        is  2 hours earlier than our usual time
   (World Time:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=2&day=23&year=2006&hour=8&min=30&sec=0&p1=224)
Session Duration: ~2 Hours
Dial-in Number: +1-641-696-6600 (Iowa) <-- note: this is
                                           a new call-in number
Participant Access Code: "686564#"
VNC shared-screen support available    (05)


Topic: *An Introduction to 4 Dimensionalism and ISO 15926*    (06)


*Abstract*:    (07)

In philosophy there are two main strands of ontology,
3 Dimensionalism, where physical objects pass through time, and
4 Dimensionalism, where physical objects are extended in time.
This talk will introduce the key concepts of a 4-Dimensional
ontology and some of the key consequences that follow from that.
The talk will give examples of how 4 Dimensionalism has been
implemented in the ISO 15926 ontology.    (08)

*About the Speakers*:    (09)

*Matthew West* has a BSC and PhD in Chemical Engineering and has
worked for Shell since 1978, initially as a Refinery
Technologist, but since 1987 on the computing/business interface
with a particular interest in Information Management and Data
Modelling. He has taken a keen interest in the development of
International Standards and is a key technical contributor to ISO
15926  "Lifecycle integration of process plant data including
oil and gas production facilities". He is currently the Reference
Data Architecture and Standards Manager for Shell's Downstream
(refinery to petrol pump) business, where he is currently
developing Shell's Global Downstream Data Model.    (010)

Dr. West is the Shell Visiting Professor in the Keyworth
Institute at the University of Leeds. He is a Member of the
Institution of Chemical Engineers, the British Computer Society,
and the Chartered Management Institute; and he is a Chartered
Engineer, Chartered Scientist and a Chartered IT Professional.    (011)

*Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_02_23    (012)

This will be a virtual session over an augmented conference call.
The session is expected to start with 45 min. ~ 1 Hour
presentation followed by an extended discussion between the
participants and the speaker. The entire session will be recorded
and made available as open content under the prevailing Ontolog
IPR policy (see:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid32).    (013)

I look forward to having you at this open session. Please pass
the announcement along to those who might be interested to join
us too. All are welcomed. *RSVP* by by emailing me at
<peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.    (014)


Regards. =ppy    (015)

Peter P. Yim
Co-convener, Ontolog
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