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Re: [ontolog-forum] Proceedings of the Ontolog Invited Speaker session

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 08:24:29 -0800
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We had a wonderful Ontolog session on Feb. 23, 2006, with Dr. 
Matthew West, Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager 
of Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (London, UK), 
and 'custodian' of ISO 15926-2, who presented to the community 
his talk entitled: "An Introduction to 4 Dimensionalism and ISO 
15926".    (01)

Thank you very much, Dr. West, for sharing with us your work and 
insight. Appreciations are also due to SICoP/ONTAC-WG Chair, Dr. 
Pat Cassidy of Mitre, who had made the invitation to Dr. West on 
behalf of our community. And, of course, thanks to all who came, 
participated and helped contribute to yet another great Ontolog 
session.    (02)

The digitized (mp3) audio recording of the entire session has
now been posted. That is being archived in our knowledge
repository for reference and download by anyone interested. See
details at:
Dr. West's input today adds true value to this collective
knowledge and intelligence that our community is building.    (03)

This talk actually makes up the last (before the March 15, 2006 
Summit) of a series, which start with Adam Pease's tutorial on 
SUMO back in May 2003, where we have been attempting to introduce 
major contributors of publicly available upper ontologies and 
their work to the community. This effort has culminated into the 
upcoming Upper Ontology Summit event that we (Ontolog-SICoP-NIST, 
the co-organizers) have just announced ... and that is *really* 
the session you don't want to miss. See (or talk to) you there! 
(... more details on this below.)    (04)

Thanks & regards.  =ppy    (05)

P.S. Our major upcoming events already lined up, will include:    (06)

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2006, Professor Dr. Asuman Dogac from the 
Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey will be 
presenting to the community. Her talk is entitled: "Exploiting 
ebXML Registry Semantics in the eHealth Domain" ... Please refer 
to details on the wiki session page at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_03_02    (07)

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006 all afternoon EST, where custodians of 
key upper ontologies and basic ontologists from around the world 
will be convening at our Upper Ontology Summit event. This Summit 
is co-organized by Ontolog, NIST and SICoP (and its ONTAC/COSMO 
Working Groups). The event will be featured both virtually (like 
our nominal augmented conference call events) as well as 
physically, on-site at the US National Institute for Standards 
and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD, US). See 
or our wiki page at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UpperOntologySummit for 
more details.    (08)

Mark your calendars and start registering for the events now!  =ppy
--     (09)

Peter P. Yim wrote Tue, 14 Feb 2006 12:52:48 -0800:
> 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.
> *Conference call-in details*:
> 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
> Topic: *An Introduction to 4 Dimensionalism and ISO 15926*
> *Abstract*:
> 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.
> *About the Speakers*:
> *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.
> 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.
> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
> http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_02_23
> 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).
> 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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