Proceeding further onto the the second round of virtual technical
panel sessions for "OntologySumit2014: Big Data and Semantic Web Meet
Applied Ontology" program, we are pleased to invite you to join us
this Thursday (Mar-13) for session-09: "Making use of Ontologies:
Tools, Services, and Techniques - II" hosted by our Track-B
co-champions, Dr. Christoph Lange (University of Bonn / Fraunhofer
IAIS) and Professor Alan Rector (University of Manchester.)
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Please join us this Thursday at the Ontology Summit virtual session.
As announced, activities are being rolled out every week, as part
of the Ontology Summit 2014 program:
* between now and end Apr-2014, we are planning to run virtual panel
sessions every Thursday at the same time window, ~2 Hrs, starting
9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET ... please mark your calendars.
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Track B: Making use of Ontologies: Tools, Services, and Techniques-II
The key research question of Track B (Making use of Ontologies: Tools,
Services, and Techniques) is: what potential has Big Data for
ontology-based services, and how can ontology tools and techniques be
scaled to the Semantic Web and Big Data. We have invited four
panelists who will brief us at this session. The first three
presentations feature innovative research and development of tools,
services, and techniques, respectively. The first talk will be about
an enterprise platform that integrates and enhances several well-known
ontology tools. The second addresses the combination of linked data
technology with web services. The third presents a technique for
engineering linked data vocabularies, i.e. lightweight ontologies that
scale to the Web. The last presentation is about a service once more;
however a service that immediately targets end users; in this specific
case, people interested in jazz.
* Mr. Mike Bergman (Structured Dynamics LLC, USA) - OSF (Open Semantic
Framework): An Ontology-driven Semantic Platform for Enterprises
* Dr. Jose Maria Garcia (STI Innsbruck, Austria) - "Linked Services Initiatives"
* Ms. Maria Poveda Villalon (OEG, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid,
Spain) - "A Reuse-based Lightweight Method for Developing Linked Data
Ontologies and Vocabularies"
* Dr. Cristina Pattuelli (Pratt Institute, New York, USA) - "The
Linked Jazz Project"
The panel briefings will be followed by an open discussion on how to
apply, reuse and evolve the tools, services and techniques presented.
This is our 9th Ontology Summit, an annual joint initiative by NIST,
Ontolog, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO_NITRD with the support of our
co-sponsors. The theme adopted for this Ontology Summit is: "Big Data
and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology."
Since the beginnings of the Semantic Web, ontologies have played key
roles in the design and deployment of new semantic technologies. Yet
over the years, the level of collaboration between the Semantic Web
and Applied Ontology communities has been much less than expected.
Within Big Data applications, ontologies appear to have had little
This year's Ontology Summit is an opportunity for building bridges
between the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Big Data, and Applied Ontology
communities. On the one hand, the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and Big
Data communities can bring a wide array of real problems (such as
performance and scalability challenges and the variety problem in Big
Data) and technologies (automated reasoning tools) that can make use
of ontologies. On the other hand, the Applied Ontology community can
bring a large body of common reusable content (ontologies) and
ontological analysis techniques. Identifying and overcoming ontology
engineering bottlenecks is critical for all communities.
OntologySummit2014 will pose and address the primary challenges in
these areas of interaction among the different communities. The Summit
activities will bring together insights and methods from these
different communities, synthesize new insights, and disseminate
knowledge across field boundaries.
Following earlier Ontology Summit practice, the synthesized results of
this season's discourse will be published as a Communique.
These 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. Please help us spread the word by relaying this
message to other relevant community mailing lists, and ask colleagues
of your who may also find these sessions to be of interest to come
*RSVP* by emailing Peter Yim at <[hidden email]> offline (or add
yourself directly to the session page if you are already an Ontolog or
Ontology Summit community member) so that we can prepare enough
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