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[ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker - Ms. Elisa F. Kendall - Thu 20

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:14:51 -0700
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We are pleased to announce that we will be having Ms. Elisa F. 
Kendall from Sandpiper Software, Inc. as our invited speaker for 
September 2005. The session is scheduled for Thursday, Sep. 8, 
2005 and Ms. Kendall's talk is entitled: *"The Model Driven 
Semantic Web – Emerging Technologies & Implementation Strategies"*    (02)

*Conference call-in details*:    (03)

Date: Thursday, Sep. 8, 2005
Start Time: 10:30am PDT / 1:30pm EDT / 17:30 UTC (World Time:
Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
Dial-in Number: +1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Participant Access Code: "686564#"
VNC shared-screen support available    (04)

*The Model Driven Semantic Web – Emerging Technologies & 
Implementation Strategies*
by Elisa Kendall    (05)

*Abstract*:    (06)

The Object Management Group’s (OMG) Meta Object Facility (MOF™) 
defines the metadata architecture for Model Driven Architecture 
(MDA®) and provides a basis for automating metadata management. 
Metadata, in this context, includes database schema, UML™ 
(Unified Modeling Language) models, workflow models, business 
process models, business rules, API definitions, and so on. MOF 
defines standards for automating the physical management and 
integration of different kinds of metadata through metamodels and 
mappings among them.    (07)

The Semantic Web is a logical extension of existing World Wide 
Web Consortium (W3C) standards, such as XML, XML Schema, and SOAP 
that enables explicit representation of business semantics. The 
goal is to make domain-specific context, nomenclature, and the 
language used to describe content and services on the web 
unambiguous from a computing perspective. Its underlying 
formalisms and technologies have evolved from more than two 
decades of research in knowledge representation, computational 
linguistics, and automated reasoning.    (08)

MDA and the Semantic Web were conceived independently and evolved 
with little cross-pollination over the course of several years. 
However, participants from both communities have recognized 
business benefits to bridging the two technologies to form a 
coherent, enterprise information interoperability architecture. 
The main realization of this to date is the Ontology Definition 
Metamodel (ODM) standard, which is nearing completion in OMG with 
the participation of key members of the Semantic Web community.    (09)

In this talk, we will:    (010)

o Provide a high-level overview of the technology areas.    (011)

o Introduce some of the standards and related work that has been 
done to date to bridge these communities.    (012)

o Discuss the relationships between these standards and others 
emerging from the ISO/IEC Metadata standards community (e.g., ISO 
11179, ISO 19763, XMDR)    (013)

o Discuss related efforts in the W3C and OMG and how they may 
relate to the ODM over the course of the next couple of years 
(e.g., W3C Semantic Web Services & Rules, OMG Semantics of 
Business Vocabularies and Rules (SBVR), Production Rules)    (014)

o Explore ground-breaking research and its implications for next 
generation architectures and solutions that embrace the marriage 
of MDA and Semantic Web services technologies.    (015)

*About the Speakers:*    (016)

*Ms. Elisa Kendall* is the CEO of Sandpiper Software, which she 
founded in 1995. She has over 25 years professional experience in 
the design, development and deployment of enterprise-scale 
information management systems for communications, high 
technology, and manufacturing applications, with a focus on 
information interoperability. Over the last five years she has 
been instrumental in bridging emerging technologies from 
professional software engineering disciplines, such as the Object 
Management Group (OMG)’s Model Driven Architecture (MDA®) 
methodology, which provides a basis for automating metadata 
management, and knowledge representation and reasoning (Semantic 
Web) technologies. She is principal architect of Sandpiper's 
UML-based knowledge representation, ontology analysis, and 
reasoning architecture, and has developed rigorous methodologies 
for domain assessment and ontology design and development. Her 
formal training in Situation Semantics coupled with extensive 
systems integration experience led to Sandpiper’s innovative 
approach.    (017)

Ms. Kendall currently supports a number of key customers in large 
scale, complex taxonomy, ontology and knowledge-based systems 
development activities, leads the ontology and policy-based 
network management segment of SPARTA’s DARPA/SAPIENT effort, and 
is a key contributor to standards such as the OMG’s Ontology 
Definition Metamodel (ODM). She is an active participant in the 
Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment activity at the W3C, 
with a focus on software and ontology engineering. Recent 
customer projects include supporting development of ontologies 
for a large-scale chemical engineering application, development 
of ontologies for monitoring and management of software in a 
service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework, and policy-based 
information integration architecture development for a financial 
services company.    (018)

While acting as an independent consultant for Lockheed Martin in 
early 1996, she conceived the notion of applying knowledge 
sharing technologies to complex engineering data integration and 
drove the reuse strategy for the DARPA/TRI-Services RASSP 
program. Before founding Sandpiper, Ms. Kendall served as product 
development manager for Aspect Development, a provider of 
component and supplier management systems acquired by i2 
Technologies. She started her career in development, integration, 
and deployment of ground-based communications, signal, and data 
processing systems at Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space. She holds 
an MA in Linguistics from Stanford University and a BS in 
Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of 
California at Los Angeles.    (019)

*Refer to details on the session wiki page at:*
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_09_08    (020)

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).    (021)

I look forward to having you at the session. Please pass this 
announcement along to those who might be interested to join us 
too. All are welcomed.    (022)

Regards. =ppy    (023)

P.S. Reminder: Our invited speaker session is on tomorrow, with 
Professor Jim Hendler doing a "Semantic Web Q & A" with us. Refer 
to details are at: 
Talk to you then. Tx. =ppy
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