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From: Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 08:13:45 -0500
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4th Annual Spatial Ontology Community of Practice Workshop: Geo-Spatial Ontologies and Semantics - current and future practices  

Dec 2, 2011 at USGS Reston, VA   

The Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) will host a workshop on spatial semantics and ontologies at the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 on Friday December 2, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This workshop is organized by SOCoP with support from the USGS, Ontolog, and others.   

The purpose of the workshop is to continue the discussion from the previous SOCoP workshops in advancing spatial ontologies and semantic tools in the geospatial data domain. The main theme of this 4th iteration of the workshop is the current and future state of practices to develop and use geospatial semantics and ontologies in meeting organizational mission and program needs.   

In addressing this theme, as at previous year’s workshop, we anticipate having a morning of talks and an afternoon of small group roundtable discussions. Planned presentations include: GeoSPARQL,OGC Semantic Mediation activities and the Geosemantics Domain Working Group; Open Ontology Repository and Geospatial Ontologies; USGS Ontology Design Patterns; and the National Science Foundation INTEROP Project which severalSOCoP members are working on in collaboration with others.  Afternoon roundtable discussions will follow morning presentations.      

There is no charge for the workshop and as it is developed, more information about SOCoP and the workshop will available on the SOCoP wiki:  A final program, meeting location directions and other information should be available soon and will be updated on this site.

Even though there will be no charge for the Workshop, we will ask attendees to register with SOCoP to facilitate logistics and entry into the USGS Building.   

Workshop Registration Information:  

As with last year we expect that remote registrants will be able to access the workshop via WebEx. Details on this will be available later on the SOCoP and registration sites.

Note: there will be no mobile or wireless access in the meeting rooms, but internet access and wireless is available outside of the meeting rooms.   

Any questions regarding this 4th Annual SOCoP Workshop can be addressed to Dr. Gary Berg-Cross via email: gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx.   


More information about SOCoP and previous Workshops Proceedings are available at the SOCoP wiki site listed above, thanks to the support of Ontolog.   

Information, from last year's workshop is shown below and we expect a similar workshop this year.

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From: Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM
Subject: Registration is open for 3rd Annual Spatial Ontology Community of Practice Workshop
To: Socop Forum <socop-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

You can now register for the Free 3rd Annual Spatial Ontology
Community of Practice Workshop being held at USGS, Reston VA on Friday
December 3, 2010

Go to:

The following is the latest (but still)  Draft Agenda and Schedule for
the 2010 SOCoP workshop

9:00 - 9:10    Introductions, Welcome and Overview - John Moeller

9:10-9:45    Keynote: Spatial semantics for better interoperability
and analysis:
                       Challenges and experiences in building
semantically rich applications in
                        Web3.0 Amit Sheth, (via webcast) Wright State

9:45 – 10:15 Standards Activities and Geospatial Semantics and
Ontologies (Geosparql
                       and geosemantics and ISO): OGC

10:15 - 10:30   Break

10:30 - 11:00 Ontology for the National Map: Dalia Vranka, USGS

11:00- 11:30 NGA – Semantics and Ontologies in
Geospatial-Intelligence: Jon Clark,
11:30 – 11:40 INTEROP - An Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data
                                         Sharing, Integration, and
Interoperability: Nancy Wiegand,
                                          (University of Wisconsin)

11:40 - 12:30 Demo & Talk on 'Space, Time, Knowledge - From Semantic
                                           Heterogeneity to Semantic
Interoperability':  Todd Pehle
                                           (Orbis Tech) and Krzysztof
Janowicz (PSU)

12:30- 1:15 Lunch and Networking - On your Own USGS Cafeteria

1:15- 2:45  Afternoon session Roundtable Discussions (Topics still
under development
                  include, vocabulary, use cases, follow up to
morning sessions, planning for
                  new demonstrations etc.)

2:45 - 3:00   Wrap Up

Gary Berg-Cross,Ph.D.
SOCoP Executive Secretary
Knowledge Strategies
Semantic Technology
Potomac, MD

Gary Berg-Cross, Ph.D.  
SOCoP Executive Secretary
Knowledge Strategies    
Potomac, MD

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