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[ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker -Dr. Nicola Guarino - Thu 2006.

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 19:32:00 -0800
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*ANNOUNCEMENT*    (01)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nicola Guarino, from the 
Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) in Trento, Italy will be 
presenting to the community on Thursday, February 2, 2006. His 
talk is entitled: "Making basic ontological choices: the DOLCE 
experience"    (02)

[DOLCE, the acronym for Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and 
Cognitive Engineering, is an initiative lead by Dr. Guarino and 
is one of the leading Upper Ontologies available.]    (03)


*Conference call-in details*:    (04)

Date: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006
Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 18:30 UTC (World Time:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=2&day=2&year=2006&hour=10&min=30&sec=0&p1=224)
Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
Dial-in Number: +1-641-696-6600 (Iowa, USA)
Participant Access Code: "686564#"
VNC shared-screen support available    (05)


*Making basic ontological choices: the DOLCE experience*
by Nicola Guarino    (06)


*Abstract*:    (07)

This talk will be organized in three parts:    (08)

  i) a short introduction on the role of axiomatic, foundational 
ontologies;    (09)

  ii) a discussion on the basic ontological choices available, 
and on the need to establish systematic links and comparisons 
among them; and    (010)

  iii) a presentation of the basic DOLCE choices in the light of 
the above discussion.    (011)


*About the Speakers:*    (012)

*Nicola Guarino* (1954) is a senior research scientist at the 
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian 
National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), where he leads the 
Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) in Trento. He graduated in 
Electrical Engineering at the University of Padova in 1978, with 
a thesis on biomedical engineering. In 19791984 he was in charge 
of the data acquisition and monitoring system of a large nuclear 
fusion experiment in Padova. He then moved to the area of 
knowledge representation, joining the CNR Institute of Systems 
Theory and Biomedical Engineering (LADSEB-CNR) to work initially 
on medical expert systems. He moved to ISTC-CNR in 2003. He has 
been working on the foundations of knowledge representation and 
conceptual modeling for more than twenty years, playing a leading 
role in developing a strongly interdisciplinary approach that 
combines together Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics, 
and relies on Logic as a unifying paradigm.    (JM3)    (013)

He is editor-in-chief (with Dr. Mark Musen) of the Journal of 
Applied Ontology, associate editor of the International Journal 
of Human-Computer Studies and the Journal of Data Semantics, and 
general chair of the FOIS (Formal Ontology in Information 
Systems) conference series.    (014)


*Refer to details on the session wiki page at:*
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_02_02    (015)

This will be a virtual session over an augmented conference call. 
The session is expected to start with a 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).    (016)

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.    (017)


Regards. =ppy    (018)

Peter P. Yim
Co-convener, Ontolog
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