we are pleased to invite you to the last of the second round of
virtual technical panel sessions for the "OntologySumit2014: Big Data
and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology" this Thursday (Mar-27). Our
session co-chairs, Professor Ken Baclawski (Northeastern University)
and Professor Anne Thessen (Arizona State University) will be hosting
session-10: "Track D: Tackling the Variety Problem in Big Data - II"
with another very substantial program for us.
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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 miod January and end Apr-2014, we are running virtual panel
sessions every Thursday at the same time window, ~2 Hrs, starting
9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET ... please mark your calendars, and join us.
*Register your attendance* by emailing <[hidden email]> off-line
or register yourself directly to the wiki session page. Please specify
the date of name of the session(s) you are registering for. ... RSVP!
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Track D: Tackling the Variety Problem in Big Data - II
Invited panelists and titles of their briefings include ...
* Professor Mark Fox (University of Toronto) - "Variety in Big Data: A
* Dr. Malcolm Chisolm (AskGet.com) - "Data Governance to Manage
Variety in Big Data"
* Mr. Dan Brickley (Google) - " (tba) "
* Dr. Rosario Uceda-Sosa (IBM) - "Big Data, Open Data and the Smart City"
After the panelists briefings, there will be time for Q&A and an open
discussion among the panel and all participants.
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
resources to support everyone. [Please state clearly the date of the
session you are registering for in your email.] ... All respondents
will be subscribed (if they aren't already so) to the
[ontology-summit] mailing list so they are participate in the virtual