Ontology for Big Systems

Ontology for Big Systems

This year's Ontology Summit is titled "Ontology for Big Systems" and seeks to explore, identify and articulate how ontological methods can bring value to the various disciplines required to engineer a "big system." The term "big system" is intended to cover a large scope that includes many of the terms encountered in the media such as:

Established disciplines that fall within the summit scope include (but not limited to) systems engineering, software engineering, information systems modelling, and data mining

The principal goal of the summit is to bring together and foster collaboration between the ontology community, systems community, and stakeholders of some of the "big systems." Together, the summit participants will exchange ideas on how ontological analysis and ontology engineering might make a difference, when applied in these "big systems." We will aim towards producing a series of recommendations describing how ontologies can create an impact; as well as providing illustrations where these techniques have been, or could be, applied in domains such as (but not limited to):

  • bioinformatics, 
  • electronic health records, 
  • intelligence, 
  • the smart electrical grid, 
  • manufacturing and supply chains, 
  • earth and environmental, 
  • e-science, 
  • cyberphysical systems,
  • e-government.
As is traditional with the Ontology Summit series, the results will be captured in the form of a communique, with expanded supporting material provided on the web. 

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