3rd Annual Spatial Ontology Community of Practice Workshop    (2JJT)

USGS, Reston VA    (2JJU)

December 3, 2010    (2JJV)

The following is the final Agenda and Schedule for the 2010 SOCoP workshop with slides and abstracts added as they were submitted.    (2K7V)

Dr. Sheth has updated his keynote slides and copies of all publications cited in the presentation are available at: http://knoesis.org/library. E.g. the GeoS paper is at http://knoesis.org/library/resource.php?id=00713. Some of the ontologies that Dr. Sheth discussed will also be available to SOCoP in the future and when this happens we will send a message to the SOCoP Forum (mail distribution list). Draft notes and final slides from the 2 Roundtables are now available via links from those sessions. Audio of sessions have been added by Peter Yim and Gary Berg-Cross has added a pdf file of Krzysztof Janowicz' talk - SPACE, TIME, KNOWLEDGE FROM SEMANTIC HETEROGENEITY TO SEMANTIC INTEROPERABILITY.    (2K7W)

Please address any questions to Dr. Gary Berg-Cross (gbergcross@gmail.com).    (2J9O)

9:00 - 9:10 Introductions, Welcome and Overview - John Moeller [ slides ] . [ audio ] (0:06:09)    (2J9P)

9:10-9:45 Keynote: Spatial semantics for better interoperability and analysis:Challenges and experiences in building semantically rich applications in Web 3.0 Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University [ slides ] . [ audio ] (0:40:57)    (2K04)

Abstract - Over the past 20 years, the Web has moved from Web 1.0 (circa 1990) document web to Web 2.0 (circa 2003) Read-Write Web with broad variety of social data including user generated content (UGC) to Web 3.0 (circa 2010). A key characteristic of Web 3.0 is the inclusion of a broad variety of data including traditional structured databases and extracted data, social data, sensor data (including those generated by mobile and internet connected devices), historical and increasingly real-time data. Within this heterogeneous Web environment, the exploitation of these complementary types of multi-modal, structured and unstructured data provides a key opportunity to build rich applications capable of providing meaningful insights and supporting powerful decision making. A key enabler for these applications includes the ability to to infer meaningful event understanding and situational awareness by leveraging semantics along spatial, temporal, and thematic (STT) dimensions. This ability stems from the analysis of heterogeneous data, with the help of background knowledge and complex query processing and/or reasoning.    (2K05)

In this talk we will focus on the spatial semantics, and using a scenario, discuss a combination of four techniques employing semantic web languages and technologies over Web and sensor data: (a) spatial aggregation- particularly with support of partonomy to aggregate spatial regions, (b) semantic sensor web involving support for automatic semantic annotation with corresponding STT ontologies and semantic query processing, (c) matching/mapping/alignment over Linked Open Data, and (d) active perception for extracting higher level abstractions from lower level phenomenological data.    (2K06)

Amit Sheth (http://knoesis.org/amit) is the Lexis-Nexis Ohio Eminent Scholar and the director of Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis, http://knoesis.org) at the Wright State University, Dayton, OH. His current research focuses on Computing for Human Experience (http://bit.ly/HumanExperience) which incorporates semantics and background knowledge enhanced exploitation of individual, social, and community data along with intelligent devices and sensors to improve and enrich human activities and experience in natural settings. (via webcast) Wright State University    (2J9R)

9:45 10:30 Standards Activities:    (2L58)

*Permissions are being requested to make available the slides on Dave's OGC Geosparql presentation.    (2K1M)

10:30 - 10:45 Break    (2J9U)

10:45 - 11:15 "Building Ontology for The National Map: Triples, Relations, and Complex Features": Dalia Varanka, U.S. Geological Survey, Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science, Rolla, Mo [ slides ] . [ audio ] (0:19:20)    (2K07)

Abstract - A team of geospatial technology researchers and developers will present their work, recent accomplishments and future plans, for making national topographic data available in semantic data formats.    (2J9V)

11:15 11:30 "INTEROP - An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration, and Interoperability": Nancy Wiegand (University of Wisconsin), presented by John Moeller and Gary Berg-Cross [ slides ] . [ audio ] (0:13:17)    (2J9Z)

11:30 - 12:30 "Space, Time, Knowledge - From Semantic Heterogeneity to Semantic Interoperability": Krzysztof Janowicz (PSU) [ slides ]. [ audio ] (0:29:59)    (2L57)

"Same-Place-As Demo: Todd Pehle (Orbis Tech) [ slides ] . [ audio ] (0:18:05)    (2JWN)

Krzysztof has provided an SpacetimeKnowledge abstract on how varying conceptualization of our environment leading to semantic heterogeneity and how to address them using paradigms form knowledge engineering such as microtheories, image schemata, and affordances, as well as reasoning services such as similarity-based retrieval.    (2JWM)

12:30- 1:15 Lunch and Networking - On your Own USGS Cafeteria    (2JA1)

1:15- 2:45 Afternoon session Roundtable Discussions SocopRoundtable_guidlines    (2K15)

2:45 - 3:00 Roundtable discussion summary and Wrap Up [ audio ] (0:11:11)    (2JA4)

Note, 8 participants went to Clyde's for a Happy follow up discussion - no slides available but the memories linger.    (2JQV)

Audio archives:    (2L4X)