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[socop-forum] [ontolog-invitation] An Earth Science Ontology Dialog - mi

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From: Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:49:59 -0400
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The following is cross-posted from the Ontolog forum FYI



Dear Colleagues,


You are cordially invited to participate at the third "Earth Science Ontology Dialog" mini-series of virtual panel sessions, which is coming up Thursday, 11-October-2012.


The mini-series (dubbed: "EarthScienceOntolog") is designed to explore the current status and application of multi-level ontologies towards developing a semantically enabled cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Science Community. In addition, one key mission of the mini-series is to bring together members of both communities (Earth Science and Ontology/Semantics) into a meaningful dialog. We anticipate that the sharing of requirements and use cases, geo-science problems and issues, ontological engineering architectures and approaches, and prospective tools, will enable collaborative understanding of the challenges and potential value in the application of ontology and semantics in Earth Science.


This mini-series of virtual events are co-organized/supported by members of the EarthCube community, Ontolog community, SOCoP community and the IAOA community.


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Please join us Thursday (Oct-11) at this "EarthScienceOntolog" mini-series session:


*Thu 11 Oct 2012* - "Heterogeneity-preserving Data Interoperability: Methods and Challenges” - Co-chairs: Professor Krzysztof Janowicz (UC Santa Barbara) and Professor Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University) - see details on the session page at:

 ... *RSVP now*!


Five virtual panel sessions have been scheduled for the mini-series - see details under:


Each of these events will be 2-hour virtual panel sessions starting at: 9:30am PDT / 12:30pm EDT / 6:30pm CEST / 16:30 UTC ... please register now and mark your calendars.


*Register your attendance* by emailing <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> off-line or register yourself directly to the wiki session page (if you are already a part of the Ontolog community). Please include your affiliation and specify the date of the session(s) when you are writing in to register and specify date of the session you plan to attend.


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EarthScienceOntolog: Panel Session-03 - Thu 2012-10-11


Mini-Series Theme: An Earth Science Ontology Dialog


Session Topic: Heterogeneity-preserving Data Interoperability: Methods and Challenges


Session Co-chairs: Professor Krzysztof Janowicz (UC Santa Barbara) and Professor Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University)


Panelists / Briefings:


* Dr. Simon Scheider (University of Muenster, Germany) - "What does it take to interoperate? Semantic interoperability revisited in terms of human digital communication”


* Dr. Prateek Jain (Knoesis, Wright State University) - "Ontology matching and Data Interopera​bility using community generate data"


* Mr. Ben Adams (UC Santa Barbara) - "Semantic Similarity Measurement for Geo-Ontologies"


* Professor Giancarlo Guizzardi (Federal U of Espírito Santo, Brazil)


This, and the rest of the mini-series sessions, like all Ontolog virtual events, are open and free of charge. Anyone who is interested, or (better still) who may have something to contribute, is welcome. Please refer to event details on the session pages, to which the hyperlink is given above, where you will find session agenda, conference call dial-in, slides and other pertinent information. Feel free to pass this invitation along to colleagues who may also find these sessions to be of interest.


*RSVP* by emailing Peter Yim at <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> offline (or add yourself directly to the session page if you are already an Ontolog community member) so that we can prepare enough resources to support everyone. [Please state clearly the date of the session you are registering for in your email.]


These sessions will be recorded and made available in a publicly accessible archive. Therefore, before participating, please make sure you are cognizant of our IPR policy (ref:





For and on behalf of


the Session-2 co-chairs,

  Krzysztof Janowicz and Pascal Hitzler


and the EarthScienceOntolog mini-series Organizing Committee,

  Dalia Varanka

  Gary Berg-Cross

  Krishna Sinha

  Krzysztof Janowicz

  Leo Obrst

  Mark Schildhauer

  Mike Dean

  Naicong Li

  Nancy Wiegand

  Pascal Hitzler

  Peter Yim


p.s. The full proceedings from our kick-off session (including abstracts, slides, audio recording, in-session chat-transcript, etc.) are available online now, for those who have missed the session, or those who desire to revisit the materials and study them in greater detail - please look under the "Archives" section on the session page at:


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