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[ontolog-forum] National Center for Ontological Research

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Cc: Barry Smith <phismith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Mark Musen <musen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 21:39:38 -0700
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Friends,    (01)

With support from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Barry  
Smith and I are in the process of forming the National Center for  
Ontological Research, an organization to promote fundamental research  
and education in the development and application of ontologies (see  
http://ncor.us).    (02)

NCOR's mission is focused on:    (03)

1. Providing information about and contributing to the coordination  
of ontological research in the United States, including facilitating  
partnerships of various sorts among NCOR's different partners and  
catalyzing major cross-disciplinary research projects.    (04)

2. Fostering high-level ontological research via the development and  
application of methodologies for the evaluation of ontologies and  
ontology-based tools.    (05)

Barry and I would like to invite you to attend the official  
inauguration of NCOR, which will take place in Buffalo on October 27,  
2005.    (06)

A preliminary program of the inaugural meeting is provided below. A  
series of private meetings will also be organized, designed to  
facilitate networking among the various government, academic and  
industrial bodies who have expressed an interest in the work of NCOR.    (07)

Further details, including details of subsidized hotel rates in  
Buffalo, will follow in due course. Those of you who wish to be  
involved in NCOR planning should feel free to contact Barry Smith or  
myself.    (08)

With all good wishes,
Mark Musen (Stanford)
Barry Smith (Buffalo)
NCOR Directors    (09)

NCOR Inaugural Event    (010)

Center for the Arts
University at Buffalo
October 27, 2005, 2pm-5pm (followed by reception and dinner)    (011)

Preliminary Program    (012)

Introduction and Welcome:
Barry Smith, Director NCOR-Buffalo    (013)

John Walker,
Chief of Knowledge Systems,
Advanced Analysis Lab,
National Security Agency
"Ontology and National Security"    (014)

Mark Musen
Director NCOR-Stanford
Stanford Medical Informatics
"Ontology and Biomedicine"    (015)

Werner Ceusters
Director, European Centre for Ontological Research, Saarbrücken, Germany
"Ontology: The Need for International Coordination"    (016)

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