Ontology Summit 2015

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2015 Symposium Schedule

The schedule for this year's symposium is as follows. Details on participating remotely are available on the symposium wiki page, as are the synthesis summaries of each track.

Monday, April 13

Time Activity
08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Welcome, Introductions, Opening Remarks
09:30 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shoumen Palit Austin Datta
Senior Vice President
Industrial Internet Consortium
10:30 Break
11:00 Summary Report for Track A---Ontology Integration in IoT
Champions: Ram Sriram, Leo Obrst
11:45 Summary Report for Track B---Beyond Semantic Sensor Network Ontologies
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keith Marzullo
15:00 Summary Report for Track C---Decision Making in Different Domains
15:45 Summary Report for Track D---Related Standards And Synergies for Emerging IoT Ontologies
Champion: Mark Underwood
16:30 Open Discussion
18:00 Group Dinner

Tuesday, April 14

Time Activity
08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bradford Hesse
10:00 Presentation of the 2015 Ontology Summit Communique
10:45 Affirmation of Communique
11:00 Break
11:15 Demo Session

Champion: Mark Underwood

Ontology Based Information Centric Tactical Edge Networking
Joseph B. Kopena, Bellerophon Mobile

ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 XMPP Interface for Smart Transducers and the 1st International Semantic Web 3.0 Standard for the Internet of Things
W. J. Miller, ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 (Sensei-IoT*) chairman

12:45 Lunch
14:00 Panel Discussion: Ontology and Standardization
Prof. Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University (moderator)
Harry Foxwell, Principle Consultant, Oracle
Elaine Newton, Deputy Standards Liaison, ITL at NIST
Eric Simmons, NIST
Coulin Soutar, Technology Executive, Deloitte
Mark Underwood, Krypton Brothers

The process of interlinking devices, people and their physical environment poses many challenges for inter-operability and compositionality. Information technology standards are all around us but the problem of interoperability persists from hospitals to defense systems. Many have advocated the use of ontologies as a means to mediate between and among devices similar to the efforts in domains such as gene-ontology, parts of medicine and other domains.

However, we need to understand what role ontologies are expected to play in IOT, how are standards in information technology created, and how they may shed light on the approaches to addressing the issue of standardization in ontology. Does standardization take place in fragments and is it possible for them to be put together? If not what are the approaches that would could overcome some of the consequences of development and use of ontologies?

15:30 Conclusion and Next Steps
16:00 Symposium Adjourns