The Ontolog Forum had a most wonderful dialog session with
Professor Jim Hendler from the University of Maryland today.
Close to 40 people were engaged in this virtual session, making
it a record turnout for similar Ontolog community events. (01)
Great exchanges were made between Professor Hendler and the
audience, in this monthly Ontolog invited speaker session
entitled "Semantic Web Q & A". (02)
Thank you very much, Jim, for sharing your insight with us.
Thanks are also due to Professor Mark Musen (Stanford) for
inviting Professor Hendler to the talk, on behalf of our
community, and for opening the session for us today. And, as
always, appreciations to all who participated at the session. (03)
The digitized (mp3) audio recording of the entire discussion has
now been posted. That will be archived in our knowledge
repository for reference and download by anyone interested.
Additionally, for the next 10 days, telephone playback will also
available. See details at:
Thanks & regards. =ppy (05)
P.S. Our next couple of major events have already been lined up.
On Thu Aug. 25, 2005, Mr. Rex Brooks of HumanMarkup.org will be
moderating a panel discussion on "Healthcare Informatics
Landscapes, Roadmaps, and Blueprints: Towards a Business Case
Strategy for Large Scale Ontology Projects" ... and,
On Thu Sep. 8, 2005, Ms. Elisa Kendall from Sandpiper Software
will be giving a talk entitled: "The Model Driven Semantic Web –
Emerging Technologies & Implementation Strategies."
Mark your calendars now ... and refer to our other announcements
for details. =ppy
Peter P. Yim wrote Tue, 26 Jul 2005 21:27:52 -0700:
> We are pleased to announce that we will be having Professor Jim Hendler
> as our invited speaker for August 2005. The session is scheduled for
> Thursday, August 11, 2005 and is entitled: *"Semantic Web Q & A"*
> *Conference call-in details*:
> Date: Thursday, Aug. 11, 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#"
> *Semantic Web Q & A*
> by Jim Hendler
> The Ontolog community has heard many presentations touching on what the
> Semantic Web is, how it interacts with ontology development and/or web
> services, and what semantics might offer. By now, you must have
> questions you want answered about the hows and whys of RDF, OWL, and the
> emerging Semantic Web Rules and Services areas. Rather than an organized
> talk, I will put myself at your disposal to answer questions about what
> these technologies are, how they can be used, and where they'll go next.
> So come and ask, and I'll do my best to answer.
> *About the Speakers:*
> *Jim Hendler* is a Professor at the University of Maryland and the
> Director of the Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery at the
> University of Maryland. He has joint appointments in the Department of
> Computer Science, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and is an
> affiliate of the Institute for Systems Research. He has authored about
> 200 technical papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, Semantic
> Web, agent-based computing and high performance processing. One of the
> inventors of the "Semantic Web," Hendler was the recipient of a 1995
> Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, is a former member of the US Air Force
> Science Advisory Board, and is a Fellow of the American Association for
> Artificial Intelligence. He is also the former Chief Scientist of the
> Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects
> Agency (DARPA), was awarded a US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service
> Medal in 2002, and is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium's
> Semantic Web Coordination Group. He is the Editor in Chief of IEEE
> Intelligent Systems and is on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.
> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at:*
> Please point your browser to this wiki page during the session.
> Shared-screen support (VNC session) will also be available and be
> started 5 minutes before the call.
> This will be a virtual session over an augmented conference call. The
> session is expected to start with a short 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).
> 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.
> Regards. =ppy
> P.S. to help us with the logistics, please respond to me off-line; or
> add your name under attendees "expecting:" section
> if you are planning to attend, and haven't responded otherwise.
> Tx. =ppy
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