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[ontolog-forum] Re: Ontolog Invited Speaker - Dr. James Spohrer - Thu 2

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 15:16:45 -0800
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ERRATA,    (01)

The date of the event should read:    (02)

Date: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005
Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 18:30 UTC (World Time:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=12&day=8&year=2005&hour=10&min=30&sec=0&p1=224)    (03)

My apologies for the typo earlier.  =ppy    (04)

P.S. corrected below already, in order not to create further 
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Peter P. Yim wrote Sat, 12 Nov 2005 17:46:11 -0800:
> 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:
>     (06)

> 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)"
>     (07)

> *Conference call-in details*:
> Date: Thursday, Dec. 8, 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
>     (08)

> Topic: *Services Science, Management, and Engineering* (SSME)
> *Abstract*:
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
>     (09)

> *About the Speakers*:
> *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.
>  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.
>  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.
> 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.    (010)

> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2005_12_08    (011)

> 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).    (012)

> 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.
> Regards. =ppy
> Peter P. Yim
> Co-convener, Ontolog
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