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Re: introductions: John Wilbanks, Science Commons

From: John Wilbanks <wilbanks@creativecommons.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 10:38:58 -0500
Message-ID: <438F1912.30202@creativecommons.org>
To: public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Cc: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>

I'm John Wilbanks, Executive Director of Science Commons.  I was lucky 
enough to spend most of 2004 at the W3C as a Fellow in semantic web for 
the life sciences and was the guy to blame for the Workshop that was 
held last fall in Boston [1]

Science Commons is part of Creative Commons, a non-profit organization 
that makes it free, easy, and legal, to share creative works on the Web. 
  Creative Commons has put an awful lot of RDF on the Web - by some 
folks' count, over 50,000,000 objects carry RDF versions of our 
copyright licenses.  At Science Commons we are working on better ways to 
share, publish and annotate scientific journal articles, better ways to 
describe and share scientific tools and materials, and better ways to 
get data online in a manner that's both open and usable.

We're focused very tightly on neuroscience for 2006 and expect to have 
some big announcements coming in a few weeks on our efforts there.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/07/swls-ws.html

>> At 21:00 29/11/2005, Eric Miller wrote:
>>> The W3C Semantic Web Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group has
>>> the potential for bringing individuals from various backgrounds to
>>> explore the application of Semantic Web technologies to improve
>>> collaboration, research and development, and innovation adoption in
>>> the Health Care and Life Science communities.
>>> Given this, I thought it might be helpful to do a quick round of
>>> introductions to help provide some shared context. So here goes...
>>> My name is Eric Miller, and I'm the Semantic Web Activity Lead for
>>> the W3C. Some various details (albeit a bit dry :) can be found on my
>>> home page:
>>> [[
>>> Eric's responsibilities include the architectural and technical
>>> leadership in the design and evolution of Semantic Web
>>> infrastructure. Responsibilities additionally include working with
>>> W3C members so that both working groups in the Semantic Web activity,
>>> as well as other W3C activities, produce Web standards and
>>> conventions that support Semantic Web requirements. Additionally, to
>>> build support among user and vendor communities for the Semantic Web
>>> by illustrating the benefits to those communities and means of
>>> participating in the creation of a Web of Data. And finally to
>>> establish liaisons with other technical standards bodies involved in
>>> Web-related technology to ensure compliance with existing Semantic
>>> Web standards and collect requirements for future W3C work in this area.
>>> Before joining the W3C, Eric was a Senior Research Scientist at OCLC
>>> Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and the co-founder and Associate
>>> Director of the The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, an open forum
>>> engaged in the development of interoperable online metadata standards
>>> that support a broad range of purposes and business models.
>>> Eric is a Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial
>>> Intelligence Laboratory.
>>> ]]
>>> -- http://www.w3.org/People/EM/
>>> next? :)
>>> -- 
>>> eric miller                              http://www.w3.org/people/em/
>>> semantic web activity lead               http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
>>> w3c world wide web consortium            http://www.w3.org/

John Wilbanks
Executive Director
Science Commons
Received on Thursday, 1 December 2005 15:39:00 UTC

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