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

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From: Joshua Lieberman <jlieberman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 09:58:06 -0500
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I will attend    (01)

-Josh Lieberman    (02)

On Feb 1, 2006, at 9:53 AM, Peter P. Yim wrote:    (03)

> This long-awaited event is happening tomorrow!
> ... 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.
> If you're already registered (as indicated by your name showing on  
> our "expected attendee" list at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/ 
> wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_02_02#nidJLG), we'll look forward to  
> having you at the session tomorrow.
> Cheers.  =ppy
> --
> 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:
>> 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
>> *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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