2nd UK Ontology Network Meeting: Registration deadline and student funding

Apologies for cross-posting

We are pleased to announce that a small amount of money for student travel
is available for the meeting, which will be held on April 11th in the
Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh.

We also ask anyone intending to attend the meeting to register by *March
31st*, to allow us to finalise catering.

Registration and information about applying for student funding can be
found on the event website: http://dream.inf.ed.ac.uk

The theme of this meeting is *to understand how ontology development and
application are being used to address problems* in the UK. Amongst other
areas of interest, there will be a particular focus on creating and using *open
data*. The program and audience is intentionally very diverse; the aim is
to cover areas from many disciplines. We are particularly interested in
bringing together those creating and developing the technology with those
using the technology in industry, government and public organisations.

There will be 18 short talks from leading academics, and practitioners from
major organisations and government, as well as a demo session and a
networking session.  The programme is given below.

We hope to see many of you in Edinburgh in April.  Please forward this
email to any individuals and mailing lists you think it might be of
interest to.

Many thanks,

Time Name Affiliation Slides  *9:00-9:30* *Coffee and morning pastries*  *
9:30-9:40* *Welcome*  *9:40-11:00* *Session 1: short talks*
John Callahan ONR Global

*Predicting Convergent Ontologies for Real-time, Adaptive Information
Alan Bundy <http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/bundy/> University of Edinburgh

*The interaction of representation and reasoning*
Phil Barker <http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/%7Ephilb/> Heriot-Watt University

*schema.org, an ontology for discovery on the web*
Gill Hamilton National Library of Scotland

Enrico Motta <http://people.kmi.open.ac.uk/motta/> Open University

Chris Mellish <http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/c.mellish/pages/> University of

*WhatIf: Ontology authoring through natural dialogue?*
Peter Winstanley Scottish Government

Peter Murray-Rust <http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/pm286> Open Knowledge

*Ontologies in physical science*
Jeff Pan <http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/jeff.z.pan/pages/> University of

*tbc*  *11:00-11:40* *Coffee*  *11:40-13:00* *Session 2: short talks*
Edoardo Pignotti <http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs/profiles/e.pignotti/> University
of Aberdeen

*An Ontological Framework to Support Provenance in a Virtual Research
Frank van Harmelen <http://www.cs.vu.nl/%7Efrankh/> Vrije Universiteit,

Tom Grahame BBC

Ewan Klein <http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/ewan/> University of Edinburgh

Janice Watson NHS Scotland

Robert Barr <http://robertbarr.tel/> Open Data User Group; University of

*Is an address still an address if you don't know what you're addressing
and why? Towards ontologies for addressable geographical objects*
Fiona McNeill <http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/fmcneill/> University of

*Dynamic data sharing during emergency responses*
Richard Gunn EPSRC

*Towards an Intelligent Information Infrastructure (TI3)*
Elena Simperl <https://sites.google.com/site/elenasimperl/> University of

*tbc*  *13:00-14:00* *Lunch*  *14:00-15:00* *Demo Session - details to
follow*  *15:00-15:30* *Coffee*  *15:30-16:30* *Birds of a feather
networking*  *16:30* *Wine reception*

Received on Thursday, 14 March 2013 14:45:50 UTC