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From: Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:14:50 -0500
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To: "Obrst, Leo J." <lobrst@mitre.org>, <klaskey@gmu.edu>
Apologies for Duplications!

 

 

 

From: Kathryn B Laskey [mailto:klaskey@gmu.edu] 
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 8:34 PM
To: Kathryn B Laskey (co-chair)
Subject: EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS NOV 11: ONTOLOGY FOR THE INTELLIGENCE
COMMUNITY (OIC 2008)

 

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                       Call for Participation

     OIC 2008: ONTOLOGY FOR THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

Toward Effective Exploitation and Integration of Intelligence Resources

                    http://c4i.gmu.edu/OIC08 <http://c4i.gmu.edu/OIC08>


 

                         Keynote Speakers:  

                        Deborah McGuinness

                         Michael Gruninger


         George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

                     December 3-4, 2008
(Classified session December 5 for those with TS/SCI clearances only. 

     For further information contact: oic-2008-ts-sci@cox.net
<mailto:oic-2008-ts-sci@cox.net> )

 


The tasks of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence grow
more complex with every year, the emergence of new technologies and new
types of threats. New approaches are required to enable greater
flexibility, precision, timeliness and automation of analysis in
response to rapidly evolving threats.  Ontology-based technology as
applied in areas such as bioinformatics has demonstrated the
possibility of gains along all of these dimensions. The time is ripe to
extend these gains to other spheres.

This conference will bring together experts on ontology-based
technology with particular experience in the problems facing the
intelligence community. It will feature invited talks from prominent
ontologists and intelligence community leaders, as well as submitted
papers focusing especially on the creation of public-domain ontology
resources to support the work of intelligence analysts.

 

Registration is now open at http://c4i.gmu.edu/OIC08. Register soon -
earlybird rate ends November 11.

Accommodations at Hyatt Fairlakes: special rate of $129 per night for
OIC attendees,
http://www.fairlakes.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/group-booking.jsp?_requesti
d=6128.

TECHNICAL PAPERS:

 

* Eric Little and Kedar Sambhoos: Improving Situational Awareness 

  with Ontologically-enhanced Graph Matching

* Kristo Miettinen: The Ontology of Systems

* Pontus Svenson and Christian Mårtenson: Information Model for
Non-hierarchical 

  Information Management

* Kathryn Laskey, David Schum and Paulo Costa: Ontology of Evidence

* Mihai Boicu, Gheorghe Tecuci and David Schum: Intelligence Analysis
Ontology 

  for Cognitive Assistants

* Dru McCandless and Steve Matechik: An Ontology Based Approach to
Flexible 

  Automated Video Analysis and Retrieval

* Mithun Balakrishna and Munirathnam Srikanth: Automatic Ontology
Creation from 

  Text for National Intelligence Priorities Framework (NIPF)

* Martin Thurn and Terry Patten: Ontologies and Discovery in the
Intelligence Community

* Fabian Neuhaus: Ontology-based Technologies--Technology Transfer from
Bioinformatics? 

* Jim Starz, Jason Losco, Brian Kettler, Rachel Hingst and Christopher
Rouff: Leveraging 

  Emergent Ontologies in the Intelligence Community

* Ian Bailey: Working with Extensional Ontology for Defence
Applications

* Daniel Reininger, Jeff Mershon, Jef Armstrong, Ray Kulberda, Andrew
Cohen, 

  P. Robert Bullard and David Ihrie: Semantic Wiki for Tactical
Intelligence Applications: 

  A Demonstration

* Dean Brown and Dominick Profico: ICD Wiki - Framework for Enabling
Semantic Web 

  Service Definition and Orchestration

* Patrick Cassidy: Toward an Open-Source Foundation Ontology
Representing the Longman's 

  Defining Vocabulary: The COSMO Ontology OWL Version

* Bob MacGregor and Craig Norvell: Common Logic for an RDF Store

* Mohamed Keshk and Sally Chambless: Model Driven Ontology: A New
Methodology for 

  Ontology Development

* Jans Aasman and Craig Norvell: Unification of Geospatial Reasoning,
Temporal Logic, 

  & Social Network Analysis in an RDF Database

* Brock Stitts: Intelligence Analysis and the Semantic Web

 

For inquiries please write to the conference co-chairs:

Kathryn Blackmond Laskey
C4I Center and SEOR Department
4400 University Drive, MS 4B5
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
klaskey@gmu.edu <mailto:klaskey@gmu.edu> 

 

Duminda Wijesekera

Department of Computer Science

4400 University Drive, MS 4A5

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

dwijesek@gmu.edu <mailto:dwijesek@gmu.edu> 

 


Scientific Committee

Bill Andersen (Ontology Works)
Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer Polytechnic University)

Dennis Buede (Innovative Decisions, Inc.)
Werner Ceusters (University at Buffalo)
Randall Dipert (University at Buffalo)

Katherine Goodier (US Department of Defence/NCI)

Kathleen Stewart Hornsby (University of Iowa)
Terry Janssen (Lockheed Martin Corporation)
Kathryn Blackmond Laskey (George Mason University, co-chair)

Nancy Lawler (US Department of Defense)

Kevin Lynch (CIA)

Dan Maxwell (Innovative Decisions, Inc.)

Fabian Neuhaus (NIST)

Leo Obrst (MITRE Corporation)
Steven Robertshaw (UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)
Barry Smith (University at Buffalo)

Duminda Wijesekera (George Mason University, co-chair)

Sponsors:

 

Innovative Decisions, Inc.

Saab Technologies

National Center for Ontological Research

George Mason University Center of Excellence in Command, Control, 

   Communications, Computing and Intelligence

 
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