Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. Matthew West - Thu 2006-02-23    (JVC)

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Abstract: (by MatthewWest)    (K3Y)

In philosophy there are two main strands of ontology, 3 Dimensionalism, where physical objects pass through time, and 4 Dimensionalism, where physical objects are extended in time. This talk will introduce the key concepts of a 4 Dimensional ontology and some of the key consequences that follow from that. The talk will give examples of how 4 Dimensionalism has been implemented in the ISO 15926 ontology.    (K3Z)

Matthew West has a BSC and PhD in Chemical Engineering and has worked for Shell since 1978, initially as a Refinery Technologist, but since 1987 on the computing/business interface with a particular interest in Information Management and Data Modelling. He has taken a keen interest in the development of International Standards and is a key technical contributor to ISO 15926 – "Lifecycle integration of process plant data including oil and gas production facilities". He is currently the Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager for Shell's Downstream (refinery to petrol pump) business, where he is currently developing Shell’s Global Downstream Data Model.    (K47)

Dr. West is the Shell Visiting Professor in the Keyworth Institute at the University of Leeds. He is a Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the British Computer Society, and the Chartered Management Institute; and he is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Scientist and a Chartered IT Professional.    (K48)

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