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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker -Dr. Nicola Guarino - Thu 2

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 06:53:24 -0800
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*REMINDER*    (01)

This long-awaited event is happening tomorrow!    (02)

... So, if you still haven't registered for it, please do so now 
(by e-mailing me offline (to: peter.yim-at-cim3.com) with your 
name and affiliation. This is necessary to ensure that we have 
enough conferencing resources for everyone to call in.    (03)

If you're already registered (as indicated by your name showing 
on our "expected attendee" list at 
we'll look forward to having you at the session tomorrow.    (04)

Cheers.  =ppy
--    (05)

Peter P. Yim wrote Wed, 25 Jan 2006 19:32:00 -0800:
> 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"
> [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.]
> *Conference call-in details*:
> Date: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006
> Start Time: 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST / 18:30 UTC (World Time:
> Session Duration: 1.5 ~ 2 Hours
> Dial-in Number: +1-641-696-6600 (Iowa, USA)
> Participant Access Code: "686564#"
> VNC shared-screen support available
> *Making basic ontological choices: the DOLCE experience*
> by Nicola Guarino
> *Abstract*:
> This talk will be organized in three parts:
>  i) a short introduction on the role of axiomatic, foundational ontologies;
>  ii) a discussion on the basic ontological choices available, and on the 
> need to establish systematic links and comparisons among them; and
>  iii) a presentation of the basic DOLCE choices in the light of the 
> above discussion.
> *About the Speakers:*
> *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)
> 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.
> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at:*
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_02_02
> 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).
> 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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