Past Meetup

Semantic Problem Solving by Shlomo Dubnov (UCSD) and Philip Sheu (UCI)

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Semantic Computing Consortium - Allying Semantics from both the Commercial and Academic Perspective!

The 3 UCs (UCLA, UCSD and UCI) are coming together to form a semantic Computing Consortium.

The NSF Industry/University Collaborative Research Center on Semantic Computing (I/UCRC-SC) is being planned, and a proposal to NSF will be submitted in March, 2013.

As part of an effort to support this initiative, Professor Shlomo Dubnov from UCSD, and Professor Phillip Sheu from UCI will be speaking at our San Diego Semantic Web meetup.

In this talk, Dubnov and Sheu talk about how semantic computing technologies may contribute to a problem solving network. Specific examples from different application areas such as entertainment and healthcare will be addressed.

The existence of the Semantic Computing Center started by the 3 UCs (UCSD, UCLA and UCI) will undoubtedly have a powerful and positive impact on the Southern California community in general, as well as facilitate significant advancement and progress in the Arena of Semantic Computing, from both an academic and commercial prospective.

Having such a powerful consortium here in Southern California is an extremely exciting prospect, and any support on behalf of this initiative will be strongly appreciated.

A more detailed presentation and description is available and can be downloaded directly at this link ( More about the initiative can be read and found at this website (

As additional background information, Jo Frabetti who suggested this meetup and assisted in organizing it, works with Professor Shlomo Dubov at the Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning. (

(Speakers bios and rough agenda below)


We will be having an approximately 30 minute presentation from each of the speakers, after our prototypical semantic web meetup style of very brief informal introductions for attendees.

Subsequent to that, for those of you who would enjoy an opportunity for additional networking and a bite to eat or drink, we will adjourn to:

Post meetup networking: Home Plate

"The perfect spot for drinks/food - right next door - Home Plate:"
Parking Details:
Unfortunately, parking is not free during the week at UCSD - visitors have to park in a "V" spot (top/7th floor of Hopkins Parking Structure which is next to SDSC), purchase a parking permit from a machine by the elevator and then display that on their dashboard!
Apologies, but the topic and networking will more than make up for that :)
More about the speakers:
Shlomo Dubnov:
Prior to joining UCSD, he served as a researcher at the world-renowned Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music (IRCAM), in Paris, and later headed the multimedia track for the Department of Communication Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University, in Israel. Dr. Dubnov conducted numerous research projects on advanced audio processing and retrieval, computer generated music, and other multimedia applications. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Secretary of IEEE's Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music. Dr. Dubnov is currently Director of the Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning at UCSD's research center, CALIT2, and teaches in the Music and Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts programs.
Phil Sheu:
A fellow of IEEE, Dr. Sheu is currently active in research related to semantic computing and complex biomedical systems. He has published two books, Intelligent Robotic Planning Systems and Software Engineering and Environment - An Object-Oriented Perspective, and he is a co-editor of the book Semantic Computing (IEEE Press/Wiley, 2008). He also has published more than 100 papers in object-relational data and knowledge engineering, semantic computing, and biomedical computing. He is a founder of the Institute for Semantic Computing, an international research organization that connects industry, government and academia to promote semantic computing, a founder of the IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, and the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Semantic Computing.