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Reminder: Data Gov - Bringing Government and Scientific Data to the Web - September 2, 2010

From: Marco N.
Sent on: Thursday, September 2, 2010 10:36 AM
I am already excited to seeing you tonight at our Lotico Semantic Web
event: Data Gov - Bringing Government and Scientific Data to the Web
and to meet our speakers. Without a doubt this will be a special event
for the Semantic Web community in New York and a great opportunity to
learn about the Semantic Web, Linked Data and the future of Government
and Scientific data on the web firsthand from the source. I personally
think that it is next to impossible to understand the evolution of the
"Semantic Web" and in particular the work on ontologies and knowledge
representation languages for the web over the last 10 years without
knowing about the work and contributions our speakers made over the


I also would like to thank JP Morgan Chase for hosting the Lotico New
York Semantic Web community for this event. Please be advised that we
have a physical limitation of 120 seats at the conference room and I
will not be in a position to open more registrations than the maximum
number of advertised seats.

We are looking forward to seeing you tonight


Our Speakers:

Prof Deborah McGuinness

Deborah is the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor at the
Department of Computer Science and Cognitive Science Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Before her new role at RPI
Deborah was the acting director and senior research scientist at the
Knowledge Systems, (KSL) Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at
Stanford University. She is a leading expert in knowledge
representation and reasoning languages and systems and has worked in
ontology creation and evolution environments for over 20 years.   Most
recently, Deborah is best known for her leadership role in semantic
web research, and for her work on explanation, trust, and applications
of semantic web technology, particularly for scientific applications.
Deborah was co-editor of the Ontology Web Language which has emerged
from web ontology working group of the World Wide Web (W3C) semantic
web activity and has now achieved W3C Recommendation status. She
helped start the web ontology working group out of work as a co-author
of the DARPA Agent Markup Language program's DAML language. She helped
form the Joint EU/US Agent Markup Language Committee which evolved the
DAML language into the DAML+OIL description logic-based ontology
language. She is a co-author of one of the more widely used long-lived
description logic systems (CLASSIC)  from Bell Laboratories. Her work
on languages (including OWL, DAML+OIL,  OIL, CLASSIC, etc.) is aimed
at providing languages that enable the next generation of web
applications moving from a web aimed at human consumption to the
semantic web aimed at machine consumption in support of intelligent
assistants and web agents. Deborah is a leader in ontology-based tools
and applications.


Gale A. Brewer

Council Member Gale A. Brewer has been representing the Upper West
Side and the northern part of Clinton in the New York City Council
since 2002. She was re-elected in the November 2009 general election
with over 80 percent of the vote, receiving nearly 5,000 more votes
than any of the other 50 Council Members who ran. In the November 2003
and 2005 elections, she received 86% and 80% of the vote,
respectively. Her service in the Council is a continuation of nearly
30 years of public service. Brewer currently chairs the Committee on
Governmental Operations.  The Committee, consistent with its mandate,
will review governmental structure and organization with an eye toward
increasing both efficiency and accountability, particularly in the
delivery of services and the use of technology. Brewer chaired the
Committee on Technology in Government (now the Committee on
Technology) from[masked], where she worked to make better use of
technology to save money, improve City services, and bring residents,
businesses and non-profits closer to government and their communities.
Council Member Brewer looks forward to integrating many of the
practices of the Technology in Government to the Governmental
Operations Committee.


Prof James Hendler

Jim Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and
Cognitive Science, and the Assistant Dean for Information Technology,
at RPI. He is also an faculty affiliate of the Experimental Multimedia
Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and he also serves as a Director of the
international Web Science Research Initiative and is a visiting
Professor at the Institute of Creative Technology at DeMontfort
University in Leicester, UK. Hendler has authored about 200 technical
papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, Semantic Web,
agent-based computing and high performance processing. One of the
inventors of Semantic Web Hendler was the recipient of a 1995
Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, is a member of the US Air Force
Science Advisory Board, and is a Fellow of the American Association
for Artificial Intelligence and the British Computer Society. He is
also the former Chief Scientist of the Information Systems Office at
the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and was
awarded a US Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2002. He
is the Editor-in-Chief emeritus of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is the
first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors
for Science.


Prof Peter Fox

Peter is the Tetherless World Research Constellation Chair for Climate
Variability and Solar-Terrestrial Physics at RPI. He joined the
Tetherless World Constellation in 2008. Formerly, he was the Chief
Computational Scientist at the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) of the
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Fox's research
specializes in the fields of solar and solar-terrestrial physics,
computational and computer science, information technology, and
grid-enabled, distributed semantic data frameworks. This research
utilizes state-of-the-art modeling techniques, internet-based
technologies, including the semantic web, and applies them to
large-scale distributed scientific repositories addressing the full
life-cycle of data and information within specific science and
engineering disciplines as well as among disciplines.


Marco Neumann
Your Lotico Semantic Web Community Organizer
twitter: @neumarcx
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Semantic Technology for Business, in Boston Nov 16-17, 2010
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