[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [ontolog-forum] Re: Ontolog Invited Speaker - Ms. Elisa F. Kendall

To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 22:35:34 -0700
Message-id: <43211F26.8020002@xxxxxxxx>
We had a great virtual session today with Ms. Elisa Kendall from 
Sandpiper Software presenting her talk on "The Model Driven 
Semantic Web – Emerging Technologies & Implementation 
Strategies."  The discussion between the participants and the 
speaker were equally thought provoking.    (01)

Thank you very much, Elisa, for sharing your work and insight 
with us. Thanks are also due to Dr. Brand Niemann for introducing 
Ms. Kendall and for suggesting that we invite her in the first 
place. And, as always, appreciations to all who come and joined 
us today.    (02)

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: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_09_08#nidEXD    (03)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy    (04)

P.S. Our next couple of major events have already been lined up. 
  On Friday, Sep. 23, 2005, Mr. Jon Bosak of Sun Microsystems, 
"Father of XML," will be sharing his experience in the making of 
open standards through an open community process, in a talk 
entitled: "Governance in the Development of an OASIS Standard for 
Business Documents" at our joint Ontolog-CEW event ... and,
On Thu Oct. 13, 2005, Professor Barry Smith from SUNY, Buffalo 
will be giving a talk entitled: "How to Do Things with Paper: The 
Ontology of Documents and the Technologies of Identification."    (05)

Mark your calendars now ... and refer to our announcements 
(Bosak's is out, and Smith's is coming) for more details. =ppy
--     (06)

> 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 Strategies"*
>> *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
>> *Abstract*:
>> 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.
>> 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 communities.
>> 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 (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.
>> 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:*
>> 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.
>> 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
Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/ 
To Post: mailto:ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (07)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>