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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 11:43:15 -0700
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*Reminder*    (01)

This session is coming up in two days ... RSVP (offline) if you 
are planning to attend and haven't yet responded.    (02)

The talk will address key issues and developments that promise to 
bridge some of the gap between the ontologists and the software 
engineers. You don't want to miss this.    (03)

Look forward to having you at the session.    (04)

Regards.  =ppy
--    (05)

Peter P. Yim wrote Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:14:51 -0700:    (06)

> 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"*    (07)

> *Conference call-in details*:
> 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    (08)

> *The Model Driven Semantic Web – Emerging Technologies & Implementation 
> Strategies*
> by Elisa Kendall    (09)

> *Abstract*:    (010)

> 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.    (011)

> 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.    (012)

> 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.    (013)

> In this talk, we will:    (014)

> o Provide a high-level overview of the technology areas.    (015)

> o Introduce some of the standards and related work that has been done to 
> date to bridge these communities.    (016)

> o Discuss the relationships between these standards and others emerging 
> from the ISO/IEC Metadata standards community (e.g., ISO 11179, ISO 
> 19763, XMDR)    (017)

> 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)    (018)

> 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.    (019)

> *About the Speakers:*    (020)

> *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.    (021)

> 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.    (022)

> 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.    (023)

> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at:*
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_09_08
> 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).
> 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.    (024)

> Regards. =ppy
> 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: 
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_08_11
> Talk to you then. Tx. =ppy
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