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Re: Software Engineering Task Force Terms of Reference - For Discussion

From: <benoit.doumas@free.fr>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 11:15:48 +0100
Message-ID: <1101118548.41a1bc54d64b6@imp4-q.free.fr>
To: Jeff Pan <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: SWBPD list <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>, Phil Tetlow <philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com>

Hi,

I just read this article :
Language Oriented Programming: The Next Programming Paradigm
http://www.onboard.jetbrains.com/articles/04/10/lop/index.html and i found it
really interesting and quite close to an ontology point of view.

regards,

ben


Selon Jeff Pan <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>:

>
> Phil,
>
> Thanks for a clear draft of description for the SE Task Force. I appreciate
> it. I think it is at least a good piece of reference for discussion in the
> coming teleconf(s).
>
> Here are just two rather minor comments of the draft.
>
> - "Members" section:  Holger Knublauch and Ben Doumas are not (yet) members
> of the SWBPD WG, although as Mike [1] kindly pointed out Holger is working
> with Natasha and he may be able to contribute to this TF (Holger's message
> [2] confirmed this).
>
> - "Deliverable" section: in the second bulletin point, "notes and/or
> recommendations" instead of "notes and recommendations".
>
> Greetings,
> Jeff
>
> --
> Jeff Z. Pan  ( http://DL-Web.man.ac.uk/ )
> School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2004Nov/0066.html
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2004Nov/0069.html
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Phil Tetlow" <philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com>
> To: "SWBPD list" <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
> Cc: "Jeff Pan" <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 10:22 AM
> Subject: Software Engineering Task Force Terms of Reference - For Discussion
>
>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Given the recent interest in within the group from Jeff‚€™s suggestion to
> > form a Software Engineering Task Force, I have drafted a terms of reference
> > for discussion at tomorrow‚€™s telecon. I have rather optimistically
> included
> > all those who have expressed an interest on the mailing list as members of
> > the Task Force, so if you appear below and do not wish to take part, please
> > let me know.
> >
> > I‚€™m sure that much lively debate will be generated by this initial draft,
> > but I considered it important to at least get some words together for
> > discussion as soon as possible. I therefore hope that we can jointly mould
> > this into something of real interest and value.
> >
> > I have deliberately steered clear of making reference to MDA, the UML, the
> > OMG, MOF etc, to keep objectives generic, but have referenced initiatives
> > under our working group‚€™s OEP and AD Task Forces so that demarcation of
> > responsibilities is hopefully clear. Individually targeted ideas would,
> > obviously however, be welcomed.
> >
> > I am particularly concerned that the current scope of this Task Force may
> > well be attempting to rather ‚€˜boil the ocean‚€™, so thoughts on limiting
> the
> > breadth of ambition here would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> > ****
> >
> > Name: Software Engineering Task Force
> > Status: Pending
> > Coordinator(s):
> > Phil Tetlow             <philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com>
> > Jeff Pan          <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
> > Members
> > Holger Knublauch  <holger@SMI.Stanford.EDU>
> > Michael Uschold,  <michael.f.uschold@boeing.com>
> > Ben Doumas        <benoit.doumas@free.fr>
> > Chris Welty       <christopher.welty@us.ibm.com>
> > Aditya A Kalyanpur      <adityak@wam.umd.edu>
> > Alan Rector             <rector@cs.man.ac.uk>
> > Evan Wallace            <ewallace@cme.nist.gov>
> > Deborah L. McGuinness  <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
> >
> > Invited Experts
> > Grady Booch       <gbooch@us.ibm.com>
> >
> > Objectives
> > To investigate potential synergies between the Semantic Web and domains
> > more traditionally associated with Software Engineering. This is to enable
> > the promotion and cross-pollination of both new and established ideas
> > between the two communities, potentially relating to:
> > o     Use cases
> > o     Models, patterns and frameworks
> > o     Methods and tools
> > o     Underpinning technologies
> > o     Best practice
> >
> > The scope of this Task Force will be deliberately wide in order to
> > encourage and capture novel thought and encompass the broad spectrum of
> > interests categorised under the general heading of Software Engineering.
> >
> > Short-term objectives
> > o     To collect, collate and validate a list of potential ideas and uses
> > for the Semantic Web in Software Engineering and to make this list publicly
> > available.
> > o     To evaluate new ideas and uses with an eye for creation of notes
> > recommending inclusion in future standards activities.
> > o     To further evaluate ideas already presented to the Semantic Web Best
> > Practices Working Group. These include:-
> >      -     The potential for Ontology-Driven Software Engineering and the
> > crossover between Ontology Engineering and Software Engineering
> >      -     The use of composite identification schemes on the Semantic Web
> > and their potential use for ‚€˜ontology joining‚€™ and the reduction of
> > ambiguity across the Software Lifecycle
> >      -     The construction of dynamic self-organising applications using
> > Semantic Web technologies
> >      -     The use of Semantic Web Technologies to produce highly
> > adapted/adaptive (user) interfaces and support tools.
> >
> > Long-term objectives
> > o     To promote the wider use of the Semantic Web in Information
> > Technology
> > o     To stimulate interest in the use of the Semantic Web in Software
> > Engineering by acting as a repository for synergy-based ideas.
> > o     To encourage dialog between traditional software and Semantic Web
> > developers.
> > o     To promote the development of supporting tooling
> >
> > Approach
> > It is hoped that initial ideas and topics for discussion will be generated
> > internally within the SWBP working group and that this work will eventually
> > stimulate input for the wider W3C community and contributing organisations
> > and institutions. As such there is an aspiration that this Task Force will
> > act as an early catalyst for the promotion and pragmatic deployment of the
> > Semantic Web in the global IT industry.
> >
> > Because of the broad ambition of this Task Force it is intended to restrict
> > the submission of ideas to W3C members and affiliated organisations.
> >
> > The Task Force will operate for the remaining duration of the Semantic Web
> > Best Practices Working Group.
> >
> > Scope
> > o     Ideas presented by W3C members and the associated affiliated
> > organisations during the lifespan of the Semantic Web Best Practices
> > Working Group.
> >
> > Out of Scope
> > o     Ideas from non-W3C member organisations or individuals.
> > o     Ontology patterns and engineering, although output from the OEP Task
> > Force may well feed into this work activity
> > o     Existing applications and demos, as outlined in the objectives of the
> > ADTF
> >
> > Deliverables
> > o     A publicly available list of validated ideas and potential uses for
> > the Semantic Web in Software Engineering
> > o     Appropriate notes and recommendations resulting from the evaluation
> > of ideas submitted to the list
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Phil Tetlow
> > Senior Consultant
> > IBM Business Consulting Services
> > Mobile. (+44) 7740 923328
>
>
>
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