Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Michael Gruninger - Thu 2004-09-16    (34V)

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Abstract:    (35U)

The Process Specification Language (PSL) has been designed to facilitate correct and complete exchange of process information among manufacturing systems, including scheduling, process modeling, process planning, production planning, simulation, project management, workflow, and business process reengineering.    (35V)

Michael will give an overview of the theories within the PSL Ontology, discuss some of the design principles used to construct the ontology, and show how the design of the ontology supports semantic integration.    (35W)

Michael Gruninger is currently an Assistant Research Scientist in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland College Park and also a Guest Researcher at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). Michael was previously a Senior Research Scientist in the Enterprise Integration Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he was the project manager for numerous international projects in collaboration with industry, academia, and government.    (362)

Michael received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and his B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta. His current research focuses on the design and formal characterization of ontologies and their application to problems in manufacturing and enterprise engineering. He is the project leader for the Process Specification Language project at NIST. He is also the project leader for ISO 18629 (Process Specification Language) within the International Standards Organization (ISO), and he was the project editor for project ISO 24707 (Common Logic).    (363)