We had a great session with our invited speaker Dr. York Sure
(from the Institute AIFB of the University of Karlsruhe in
Germany) on August 17, 2006. Dr. Sure presented his talk on:
"What does Sparkling Wine have to do with Semantics?" and gave us
a perspective on the exciting work of his Institute and that of
some other centers of excellence in Germany and the European
Union at large, in the realm of semantic and knowledge
engineering technologies. (01)
Our appreciations go out to Dr. York for sharing his knowledge
and insight with us. Thanks also to Dr. Alexander Löser and Dr.
E. Michael Maximilien of IBM Almaden Research Center for
introducing Dr. Sure to our community. And, as always, thank you
to all the participants for joining us and for contributing to
the rich discussion we had, along with the presentation. (02)
Proceedings of the session are captured at our wiki page, at:
In particular, full audio recording of the session (as well as
the podcast and telephone playback of it) is now available too -
... Dr. Sure's contribution today adds yet another key piece to
the collective intelligence and body of knowledge that our
community is building. Thanks again, York. (04)
Best regards. =ppy (05)
P.S. Be Aware that: (06)
(i) Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006 - note that our regular active
membership conference call for next week has been switched to
Tuesday (rather than the usual Thursday), same time, though. The
key agenda item for this call is to plan out a short series of
events (theme, program), possibly on "Test & Evaluation of
Ontology and Tools" and/or some other theme of mutual interest.
This next series envisioned as a NIST-Ontolog-NCOR collaboration.
Join us at the call, especially if you care about, or want to
influence, the outcome. Please refer to details, closer to the
time, at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2006_08_22 ...
Kindly make a note of the schedule change! (07)
(ii) Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 - our weekly conference call will be
back on Thursday. The key agenda item for this call will be to
tie down the plans for a mini-series on "Database and
Ontologies." Again, do attend if you care about, or want to
influence, the outcome. Please refer to details, closer to the
time, at the session wiki page at: ConferenceCall_2006_08_31 (08)
(iii) Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Professor Alan Rector, from
the University of Manchester (United Kingdom) will be presenting
to the community his talk entitled: "Terminologies and
Ontologies: What are they for? What would it mean to QA an
ontology?" ... Please refer to details at the session wiki page,
closer to the time, at: ConferenceCall_2006_09_14
Peter P. Yim wrote Tue, 15 Aug 2006 06:12:53 -0700:
> The subject talk is coming up this Thursday 8/17 (starting at
> 17:30 UTC / 1:30pm EDT / 10:30am PDT).
> Whether you just want to catch up on some of the latest on
> semantic/knowledge technology developments in the EU in general, or
> specifically, to find out more on how Dr. Sure's team is doing with
> their Semantic MediaWiki development work, or anything in between, do
> come join us this Thursday.
> ... RSVP (by e-mailing the sender offline) if you are planning to
> attend and haven't already responded. We need the information to prepare
> enough resources to support everyone.
> We look forward to having you at the session.
> Regards. =ppy
> -- (010)
> Peter P. Yim wrote Thu, 03 Aug 2006 20:52:10 -0700:
>> Ref: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2006_08_17 (011)
>> We are pleased to announce that *Dr. York Sure* , Assistant Professor
>> at the Institute AIFB of the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and
>> currently visiting researcher at Stanford University (USA), will be
>> with us on Thursday, August 17, 2006. Dr. Sure will be presenting to
>> the community, his talk entitled: "What does Sparkling Wine have to do
>> with Semantics?"
>> We take pleasure in inviting you to join us at this virtual event. (012)
>> *Conference call-in details*:
>> Date: Thursday, August 17, 2006
>> Start Time: 17:30 UTC / 1:30pm EDT / 10:30am PDT
>> (World Time:
>> Session Duration: ~2 Hours
>> Dial-in Number: +1-641-696-6600 (Iowa)
>> Participant Access Code: "686564#"
>> Shared-screen support will be available
>> Topic: *What does Sparkling Wine have to do with Semantics* ?
>> *Abstract*: (by York Sure)
>> In this talk recent advances of semantic knowledge technologies are
>> presented. Tangible results, both in the area of technology such as
>> the Semantic MediaWiki and the area of ontology engineering
>> methodologies such as cost estimation for ontologies, are highlighted.
>> The results are put in a wider perspective to give an overview of
>> currently ongoing projects in the European Union. Of course, an answer
>> to the question posed in the title will be given as well.
>> *About the Speaker*:
>> *Dr. York Sure* is an assistant professor at the Institute AIFB of the
>> University of Karlsruhe in Germany and currently visiting researcher
>> at Stanford University. His research interests mainly include semantic
>> technologies and knowledge management. Recently York has been program
>> chair of the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) in 2006. He has
>> been awarded with the IBM UIMA Innovation Award 2006.
>> You can find out more about York at http://www.york-sure.de/ (015)
>> *Refer to details on the session wiki page at*:
>> 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). (017)
>> As usual, this Ontolog event is open to all. I look forward to having
>> you at this session. Please pass the announcement along to those who
>> might be interested to join us too.
>> *RSVP* by by emailing me at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline.
>> Regards. =ppy
>> Peter P. Yim
>> Co-convener, Ontolog (019)
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