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[ontolog-forum] July 23rd Face-to-Face Announcement and Call for Partic

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From: Kurt Conrad <conrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 12:50:59 -0700
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Ontolog Community,    (01)

Ontolog is again organizing a Face-to-Face 
meeting.  As was the case last time, we are 
holding it in conjunction with this year's 
International Protégé Conference.    (02)

The 9th International Protégé Conference will be 
held at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, 
California.  It will run from July 23rd to 26th, 
2006.  More information (including registration 
details) can be found at http://protege.stanford.edu/conference/2006/    (03)

Ontolog is organizing a full-day workshop on July 
23rd, entitled: “Natural, Semi-Formal, and Formal 
Ontologies: Bridging the Layers, Limits, and Lacunas”.    (04)

The workshop is targeted at those individuals who 
are concerned about the stability and alignment 
of formalized ontologies in the real world, 
especially in the context of ontologizing 
Community of Practice knowlegebases.    (05)

This workshop will focus, not only on formalized 
ontologies, but on the relationships among the 
natural ontologies which exist within whole 
systems and efforts to create informal and 
formalized representations of them.    (06)

The development of formalized ontologies is 
dependent, in large measure, on the nurturing and 
understanding of shared conceptualizations.  The 
robustness of these natural ontologies can be 
expected to be critical to the successful 
development, implementation, and acceptance of 
ontology-based standards, especially in such 
areas as health care, emergency response, 
e-government, and service-oriented architectures (SOA).    (07)

Ontolog is soliciting individuals to submit 
topics for presentation and discussion.  To 
submit a topic for the workshop, the organizers 
are asking for a brief treatment of the topic 
(e.g., an abstract and 4-6 Powerpoint 
slides).  As the organizers are hoping for a mix 
of facilitated sessions and panel discussions, 
they will work with selected participants to fit 
their submissions into the agenda and develop 
appropriate presentation materials.    (08)

         May 29  Deadline for topics, abstracts, and 4-6 Powerpoint slides
         June 2  Notification of acceptance from organizing committee
         June 8  Deadline for early registration: 
$200 / Student, $475 / Other
                 Registration increases to $400 / 
Student, $700 / Other after deadline
         June 16 Publication of draft agenda
         June 30 Submission of complete presentation materials
         July 23 Date of workshop    (09)

Organizing Committee:
         Bob Smith       Bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
         Kurt Conrad     Conrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
         Rex Brooks      RexB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (010)

More information about the Ontolog Face-to-Face Workshop can be found at:
         http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologWorkshop_July_2006    (011)

/s/ kwc 2006.05.18 12:50    (012)

Kurt Conrad
588 Bancroft St.
Santa Clara, CA 95051-5612
(408) 247-0454
www.SagebrushGroup.com    (013)

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