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Re: [RIF] Welcome to RIF

From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 10:42:45 +0200
Message-ID: <45407505.6090108@tu-cottbus.de>
To: cawelty@frontiernet.net
CC: public-rif-wg@w3.org, team-rif-chairs@w3.org

Dear Chris Welty and all RIF participants,

Find below a brief introduction of myself:

-- Role: Alternate (principal is  REWERSE)

-- Short Bio:
I studied Mathematics at the University of Craiova, Romania where I 
finished in 1989. From 1990 until 2005 I worked as a research assistant, 
assistant and lecturer at the University of Craiova, Faculty of 
Mathematics and Computer Science as a member of  Dept. of Computer 
Science. During this time I also act as an independent consultant for a 
number of small-size companies. From 1996 to 2003 I was enrolled in the 
PhD program of University of Bucharest. I received my PhD in mathematics 
on the topic of  reasoning under uncertainty in October  2003. During my 
university activities I was involved both in teaching (various lectures 
including: logic programming, natural language processing, Java 
programming, UML analysis and design, software engineering) and research 
(knowledge representation, uncertainty). I am currently working as a 
postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Internet Technology from 
Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus (Germany). My duties include 
both teaching activities (XML technologies, Semantic Web technologies, 
Web applications, logic for information systems) and research activities 
(as a member of  REWERSE Rule Markup WG <http://www.rewerse.net/I1>).  
Together with Gerd Wagner we designed (using MOF) and implemented (using 
XML Schema) the Rewerse I1 Rule Markup Language (R2ML), an XML-based 
rule language which tries to follow the RIF requirements. From Sept. 
2005 I'm member of FuzzyRuleML <http://image.ntua.gr/FuzzyRuleML/> WG 
where the activity focus on extensions of RuleML to deal with 
uncertainty knowledge.

-- Contact Info:
Dr. Adrian Giurca <http://www.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/%7Eagiurca/>

-- what I expect to get out of this WG:
RIF rules will be compatible with all major Semantic Web technologies.
RIF rules will be built in top of vocabularies (including RDFS, OWL, UML).
RIF rules will will have a rich XML syntax and an understandable semantics.
RIF rules will allow interchanging of almost all main rule languages 
(both academic and industrial) on the market.
RIF rules will play a major role in knowledge representation and 
reasoning on the Web.
RIF standard will increase the integration of rules inside of 
"classical"  information systems.

-- what I hope/expect to contribute:
To identify various needs for RIF according with its charter and UCR.
To check RIF compatibility with existent rule languages in different 
development stages.
To provide prototype implementations in Phase 2.

Best regards,

Chris Welty wrote:

> Dear Adrian,
> Welcome to the RIF working group.  Most of the information relevant to
> our work is available on the RIF Wiki site
> [http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/FrontPage].
> RIF is one of the largest W3C working groups.  Like any large on-line
> community, there are a few rules of good behavior or etiquette that
> should be following to help things run smoothly, and in addition there
> are a few things you should do now that you are a member:
> 1) As soon as possible, send an email to the working group
> <public-rif-wg@w3.org> introducing yourself.  Please be brief, the point
> is mainly to let the group at large know you are now here and something
> about yourself.
> 2) BEFORE PARTICIPATING in a telecon, please read the following wiki 
> pages
> RIF Regrets Policy:
> [http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/RegretsPolicy]
> Using Zakim:
> [http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/UsingZakim]
> Telecon Etiquette:
> [http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/TeleconEtiquette]
> Action/Issues Tracker:
> [http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/track/]
> Scribes List
> [http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/ScribesList]
> 3) BEFORE PARTICIPATING in a telecon, you should get an IRC client and
> learn more or less how to use it and how to connect to the #RIF channel
> before the telecon.  This is an important part of keeping our very large
> telecons productive.
> IRC Chat: irc:irc.w3.org (port 6665), #rif
> Web-based IRC (member-only): [http://www.w3.org/2001/01/cgi-irc]
> RIF Telecons are every Tuesday at 11AM Eastern US time,
> call +1.617.761.6200 conference code 74394# ('RIFWG')
> (This information is listed on the meeting agenda which is sent out 24
> hours before the telecon)
> 4) Basic etiquette for joining a large group that has been together for
> some time is to keep quiet for a few weeks.  Learn a little bit about
> what is really going on and the social dynamics of the group before
> participating too much.
> 5) Make sure you have a Wiki account and edit your page.
> -CC&S (Chris, Christian, and Sandro)
Received on Thursday, 26 October 2006 09:04:49 UTC

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