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From: Rex Brooks <rexb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 12:36:03 -0700
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I will be there, if at all possible.    (01)

Rex    (02)

>This session is coming up in two days ... RSVP 
>(offline) if you are planning to attend and 
>haven't yet responded.
>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.
>Look forward to having you at the session.
>Regards.  =ppy
>Peter P. Yim wrote Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:14:51 -0700:
>>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 
>>*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
>>*The Model Driven Semantic Web - Emerging 
>>Technologies & Implementation Strategies*
>>by Elisa Kendall
>>The Object Management Group's (OMG) Meta Object 
>>Facility (MOF) defines the metadata 
>>architecture for Model Driven Architecture 
>>(MDAŽ) 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.
>>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.
>>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.
>>In this talk, we will:
>>o Provide a high-level overview of the technology areas.
>>o Introduce some of the standards and related 
>>work that has been done to date to bridge these 
>>o Discuss the relationships between these 
>>standards and others emerging from the ISO/IEC 
>>Metadata standards community (e.g., ISO 11179, 
>>ISO 19763, XMDR)
>>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)
>>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.
>>*About the Speakers:*
>>*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 (MDAŽ) 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.
>>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.
>>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.
>>*Refer to details on the session wiki page at:*
>>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: 
>>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 
>>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: 
>>Talk to you then. Tx. =ppy
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