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[ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker - Dr. James Spohrer - Thu 2005.

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 17:46:11 -0800
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On the request by the audience of our very successful "Service 
Sciences" panel discussion (proposed and moderated by Professor 
William McCarthy on June 30, 2006), we are most excited to 
announce the following event as our December 2005 session of the 
Ontolog invited speaker series:    (01)


We are pleased to announce that Dr. James Spohrer, from IBM's 
Almaden Research Center, will be presenting to the community. His 
talk is entitled: "*Services Science, Management, and 
Engineering* (SSME)"    (03)

*Conference call-in details*:    (04)

Date: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2005
Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 18:30 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    (05)

Topic: *Services Science, Management, and Engineering* (SSME)    (06)

*Abstract*:    (07)

Services sciences, Management and Engineering (SSME) hopes to 
bring together ongoing work in computer science, operations 
research, industrial engineering, business strategy, management 
sciences, social and cognitive sciences, and legal sciences to 
develop the skills required in a services-led economy.    (08)

Services are the application of knowledge and skills for the 
co-production of value for the service recipient. As such, a 
fundamental aspect of service engagement is the representation of 
the knowledge that the parties involved in the service process 
use to communicate and collaborate. Ontology development is one 
approach to knowledge codification that allows it to be human and 
machine processable and therefore help and facilitate the service 
enactment.    (09)

Paths to service innovations, especially for services deployed 
over the Web (i.e., Web services and software as a service) will 
increasingly require better knowledge representation techniques. 
For instance, to automatically (or semi-automatically) discover, 
engage, and enact Web services solutions on the intranet as well 
as the internet as a whole.    (010)

SSME’s primary objective is to discover means for all types of 
service innovation; therefore, placing ontology and other 
knowledge representation techniques at the center stage of the 
SSME agenda.    (011)

*About the Speakers*:    (012)

*Jim Spohrer* is the Director of Services Research at IBM's 
Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, focused on innovations 
for IBM Global Services (IGS), a people-intensive, 
information-intensive business of over 170,000 professionals 
worldwide that accounts for half of IBM's yearly revenues. Human 
sciences, On-Demand Innovation Services (ODIS), deep industry 
knowledge of future trends, and operations technology are areas 
of active exploration.    (013)

 From 2000-2003, at IBM, he was CTO of IBM's Venture Capital 
Relations Group, where he identified technology trends and worked 
to establish win-win relationships between IBM and VC-backed 
portfolio companies. Previously, Dr. Spohrer directed the IBM 
Almaden Research Center's (ARC) Computer Science Foundation 
Department, and before that was senior manager and co-strategist 
for IBM's User Experience / Human Computer Interaction Research 
effort.    (014)

 From 1989-1998, at Apple, he was a DEST (Distinguished Engineer, 
Scientist, and Technologist) and program manager of learning 
technology projects in Apple's Advanced Technology Group (ATG). 
He lead the effort to create Apple's first on-line learning 
community and vision for anytime, anywhere e-learning. From 
1978-1982, he developed speech recognition algorithms and 
products at Verbex, an Exxon Enterprises company.    (015)

Spohrer received a B.S. in physics from MIT in 1978 and a Ph.D. 
in Computer Science from Yale University in 1988. In 1989, Jim 
lived in Rome, Italy where he was a visiting scholar at the 
University of Rome La Sapienza, and lecturer at major 
universities across Europe. Jim has published broadly in the 
areas of speech recognition, empirical studies of programmers, 
artificial intelligence, authoring tools, online learning 
communities, open source software, intelligent tutoring systems 
and student modeling, new paradigms in using computers, 
implications of rapid technical change, as well as the 
coevolution of social, business, and technical systems. Jim has 
also helped to establish two education research non-profit web 
sites: The Educational Object Economy and WorldBoard: Associating 
Information with Places. Jim is a frequent advisor to the 
National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and 
other groups http://www.merlot.org & 
http://www.newmediacenters.org on the implications of rapid 
technological change to the future of education.    (016)

*Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_12_08    (017)

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).    (018)

I look forward to having you at this open session. Please pass 
the announcement along to those who might be interested to join 
us too. All are welcomed. *RSVP* by by emailing me at 
<peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.    (019)

Regards. =ppy    (020)

Peter P. Yim
Co-convener, Ontolog
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