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Re: Semantic Web and Software Engineering Task Force

From: Jeff Pan <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:14:11 -0000
Message-ID: <0b1201c4cc96$a2fbd3f0$afc15882@Newton>
To: "Deborah L. McGuinness" <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Cc: "Guus Schreiber" <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>, "David Wood" <dwood@tucanatech.com>, "Phil Tetlow" <philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com>, <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>


Thanks for your support and the helpful link. I agree that it is important to distinguish OEP and SE task forces. I believe the distinction should be clear as OEP is more about engineering and patterns of ontologies, while SE is more about the use of ontologies in software architecture and lifecycles. In general, results from OEP can be useful inputs to SE.


Jeff Z. Pan  ( http://DL-Web.man.ac.uk/ )
School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Deborah L. McGuinness" <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: "Jeff Pan" <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: "Guus Schreiber" <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>; "David Wood" <dwood@tucanatech.com>; "Phil Tetlow" <philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com>; <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: Semantic Web and Software Engineering Task Force

>i am also quite interested in this general topic from a few perspectives.
> I have supported some of the OMG efforts to bridge the MDA world and the 
> semantic web world.
> A recent workshop on the Model-Driven Semantic Web captures some of that 
> thinking. 
> http://www.sandsoft.com/edoc2004MDSWWorkshopCfP_v01-00.pdf
> also, one of my themes in my work on usability of description logics 
> started with work on how to do modeling in owl-like languages (then of 
> course they were kl-one-like languages)..  it has been a theme since 
> then to not only look at modeling issues but also at tool support issues 
> for creation, evolution, and maintenance  thus generating research (with 
> tech transfer into industry) on topics such as diagnostics, merging, 
> search, etc.
> So, I am totally in line with my reading of this task force  but I do 
> believe it will be important to distinguish it from other existing task 
> forces, such as OEP, since many times concerns with modeling for 
> ontology longevity and evolution (potentially in the context of ontology 
> evolution environments) will bridge both task forces and thus is worth 
> considering as this new task force is formed.
> Deborah
> Jeff Pan wrote:
>>Guus and David,
>>I would like to propose a new Task Force "Semantic Web and Software Engineering". Could you point me to the formal precedure of proposing a new TF please?
>>Jeff Z. Pan  ( http://DL-Web.man.ac.uk/ )
>>School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester
>>On Wednesday, November 03, 2004 12:01 PM, Phil Tetlow wrote:
>>>The more I think about your idea of establishing a W3C Best Practices Task
>>>Force around the use of Semantic Web Technologies in Software Engineering,
>>>the more it makes real sense - Its far more encompassing and valuable than
>>>my clumsy idea. I can think of a number of important issues and ideas that
>>>could be discussed and I also think that its very existence would send out
>>>some important signals to a number of interested and influential
>>>I would be more than willing to run/chair such a Task Force. Would you like
>>>to propose its creation?
>>>Phil Tetlow
>>>Senior Consultant
>>>IBM Business Consulting Services
>>>Mobile. (+44) 7740 923328
> -- 
> Deborah L. McGuinness 
> Co-Director Knowledge Systems Laboratory 
> Gates Computer Science Building, 2A Room 241 
> Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9020 
> email: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
> URL: http://ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm
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