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[ontolog-forum] Ontolog Invited Speaker - Dr. Matthew West - Thu 2006.0

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 12:52:48 -0800
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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew West, Reference Data 
Architecture and Standards Manager of Shell International 
Petroleum Company Limited (London, UK), and 'custodian' of ISO 
15926-2, will be presenting to the community on his talk 
entitled: "An Introduction to 4 Dimensionalism and ISO 15926". 
The ISO 15926-2 specification is an integration model that uses 
well defined metaphysics based on spatio-temporal extents, and is 
highly regarded as one of the finest piece of ontological work.    (02)

*Conference call-in details*:    (03)

Date: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006
Start Time: 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST / 16:30 UTC <-- note this
                        is  2 hours earlier than our usual time
   (World Time:
Session Duration: ~2 Hours
Dial-in Number: +1-641-696-6600 (Iowa) <-- note: this is
                                           a new call-in number
Participant Access Code: "686564#"
VNC shared-screen support available    (04)

Topic: *An Introduction to 4 Dimensionalism and ISO 15926*    (05)

*Abstract*:    (06)

In philosophy there are two main strands of ontology,
3 Dimensionalism, where physical objects pass through time, and
4 Dimensionalism, where physical objects are extended in time. 
This talk will introduce the key concepts of a 4-Dimensional 
ontology and some of the key consequences that follow from that. 
The talk will give examples of how 4 Dimensionalism has been 
implemented in the ISO 15926 ontology.    (07)

*About the Speakers*:    (08)

*Matthew West* has a BSC and PhD in Chemical Engineering and has 
worked for Shell since 1978, initially as a Refinery 
Technologist, but since 1987 on the computing/business interface 
with a particular interest in Information Management and Data 
Modelling. He has taken a keen interest in the development of 
International Standards and is a key technical contributor to ISO 
15926 – "Lifecycle integration of process plant data including 
oil and gas production facilities". He is currently the Reference 
Data Architecture and Standards Manager for Shell's Downstream 
(refinery to petrol pump) business, where he is currently 
developing Shell’s Global Downstream Data Model.    (09)

Dr. West is the Shell Visiting Professor in the Keyworth 
Institute at the University of Leeds. He is a Member of the 
Institution of Chemical Engineers, the British Computer Society, 
and the Chartered Management Institute; and he is a Chartered 
Engineer, Chartered Scientist and a Chartered IT Professional.    (010)

*Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_02_23    (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.    (013)

Regards. =ppy    (014)

Peter P. Yim
Co-convener, Ontolog
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