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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   NCOR's Ontology for the Intelligence Community: Towards Effective Exploitation and Integration of In
From:   Leo Obrst
Email:   lobrst_(on)_mitre.org
Date received:   31 Oct 2006
Start date:   30 Nov 2006

*** Call for Participation *** NATIONAL CENTER FOR ONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH - BUFFALO PRESENTS: Ontology for the Intelligence Community: Towards Effective Exploitation and Integration of Intelligence Resources. November 30 - December 1, 2006. Hilton Hotel, Columbia, Maryland, USA NOTE: Conference Hotel rates still available Registration and other details available here: http://ncor.us/oic ________________________________________ DESCRIPTION What is Ontology? What are the Goals of Ontology? How Can Ontology Achieve these Goals? The increasing volume, variety and velocity of intelligence analysis in the post 9/11 era requires new approaches to information system design that enable greater flexibility, precision, timeliness and automation of analysis to maximize valuable human resources in responding to fast-evolving threats. Ontology-based technology as applied in areas such as bioinformatics has demonstrated the possibility of gains along all these dimensions. The time is right to take ontology seriously also in other spheres. Recent years have seen a steep rise in the use of ontology-based technology for intelligence information processing applications. But the news from the ontology front is not all positive. Even among those promoting ontology-based technology, there is little shared understanding of how to develop high quality ontologies and of their potential applications. This workshop will bring together experts on ontology-based technology with particular experience in the problems facing the intelligence community. The first day will feature interactive sessions covering foundational issues and key application domains for which ontology-based technology is particularly suited. The second day will feature presentations by technology leaders from within the intelligence community, who will report on the successes and challenges of the application of ontology in deployed applications. Highly Interactive Sessions will Include: Ontology and Data Integration Bill Andersen (Ontology Works, Inc.) Drowning in Data but Dying of Thirst: Challenges in Intelligence Analysis from a Practitioner's Viewpoint Maureen Baginski (President of National Security Systems, Sparta; Former Executive Assistant Director at FBI for Intelligence) Tracking Referents Werner Ceusters (Reference Tracking Unit, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences) Title to be Announced Fran Landolf (Consultant) Vulnerability: An Ontological Analysis Eric Little (Center for Ontology and Interdisciplinary Studies) More Things in Heaven and Earth: Ontologies and Semantic Technology in the CIA's Strategy for Enterprise Data Kevin S. Lynch (Ontologist, Applications Services, Central Intelligence Agency) The Ontology Spectrum Leo Obrst (MITRE Corporation) Ontology-Driven Reasoning: Successes in Bioinformatics Nigam Shah (NCBO, Stanford Medical Informatics) Title to be Announced Jay Smart (Technical Director of the National Security Operations Center) Ontology: A Guide for the Intelligence Analyst Barry Smith (National Center for Ontological Research, University at Buffalo) If you are interested in attending this meeting, please write to: ncor_(on)_buffalo.edu Workshop organized by the National Center for Ontological Research - Buffalo Co-sponsored by Ontology Works, Inc. _____________________________________________ Dr. Leo Obrst The MITRE Corporation, Information Semantics lobrst_(on)_mitre.org Center for Innovative Computing & Informatics Voice: 703-983-6770 7515 Colshire Drive, M/S H305 Fax: 703-983-1379 McLean, VA 22102-7508, USA _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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