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Re: EDI = Web3.0 driving MDA?

From: Elisa F. Kendall <ekendall@sandsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 21:32:16 -0700
Message-ID: <46930BD0.5040407@sandsoft.com>
To: AJ Chen <canovaj@gmail.com>
CC: mpbelanger@jarg.com, semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Michael,

Actually, the work we've been spearheading within OMG is not only moving 
towards ontology-based SOA, but is actually much broader than that.   
The Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM), available at 
http://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?ptc/2006-10-11, provides a starting point 
for much more general "Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering", a 
phrase coined by Evan Wallace (NIST) a few years ago when we first 
started pulling some of these ideas together for workshops at ISWC.

Please do come if you're available -- I'll try to provide an 
introduction to both MDA from an ontologist's perspective that shows how 
the OMG stack of standards and knowledge representation provide highly 
complementary capabilities that together may lead to this breakthrough 
that AJ so kindly mentioned in his announcement.

Best regards,


AJ Chen wrote:

> Hi Michael,
> OMG describes MDA on this page http://www.omg.org/mda/.  I'm looking 
> forward to hearing Elisa's update on this topic and how semantic web 
> is related to it on our 7/30 event. I'll ask her the questions you 
> raised (good ones). If Elisa is on this mail list, she may answer your 
> question sooner.
> thanks,
> -aj
> On 7/9/07, Michael Belanger <mpbelanger@jarg.com 
> <mailto:mpbelanger@jarg.com>> wrote:
>     Hi aj,
>     Re: MDA July 30 - Is MDA 3.0 just Electronic Data Interchange - in
>     new clothes - http substituted for private wires?  
>     In both cases the "semantics" are brittle, hard-wired (code =
>     tags) by mutual agreement (consistent) of both supplier and user.
>     Is it not OBSOA (ontology based service oriented architecture)
>     that fits the economy's on-demand "interoperability" goal best?
>     Is this view going to be aired?
>     Michael Belanger
>     Jarg Corporation
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     From: semantic-web-request@w3.org
>     <mailto:semantic-web-request@w3.org> [mailto:
>     semantic-web-request@w3.org <mailto:semantic-web-request@w3.org>]
>     On Behalf Of AJ Chen
>     Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 11:15 PM
>     To: semantic-web@w3.org <mailto:semantic-web@w3.org>
>     Subject: SDForum Semantic Web event (7/30/07): Web3.0 drives MDA?
>     Silicon Valley's semantic web interest group
>     <http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=734&parentID=659&nodeID=1>
>     will have its next regular event on July 30, discussing how
>     semantic web will impact MDA. Everyone are welcome to attend. See
>     details below or event calendar
>     <http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=12910>. 
>     Hope to see some of you again.
>     -aj
>     AJ Chen, PhD
>     Co-chair, SDForum Semantic Web SIG
>     *Will Web 3.0 Finally Give Developers a Real Model Driven Architecture
>     Solution?
>     In this interactive panel discussion we will explore how the Semantic
>     Web family of standards is quietly empowering the decades-old MDA
>     (Model Driven Architecture) community. Despite 20+ years of promises
>     from the software community, the original vision of CASE (Computer
>     Aided Software Engineering) seems just as elusive as ever. However,
>     recent activities in the past 18 months at the OMG (Object Management
>     Group) indicate that another watershed moment for MDA is upon us. So,
>     the question remains, can the Semantic Web and Web 3.0 technology like
>     OWL (Web Ontology Language) and RDF (Resource Description Framework)
>     substantially improve the ways we conceptualize, design, code, and
>     generate enterprise software?
>     Our two expert guests will address these and other questions during
>     the evening of July 30th at the SDForum Semantic Web SIG. We have the
>     pleasure of hearing from Dr. Deborah McGuinness, who Chairs the
>     Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Stanford and Elisa Kendal, the
>     President and CEO of Sandpiper Software - which is one of the
>     principal contributors to the OMG's specification for the Ontology
>     Definition Metamodel, along with IBM, Adaptive Software and others.
>     Time: Monday, July 30th 2007, 6:30pm - 9pm
>     Location:
>     Cubberley Community Center
>     4000 Middlefield Rd., Room H-1
>     Palo Alto, CA
>     Directions
>     <http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=698&nodeID=1>:
>     http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=698&nodeID=1
>     <http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=698&nodeID=1>
>     Price:
>     $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
>     No charge for SDForum members
>     No registration required
>     Agenda:
>     6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
>     7:00pm - 7:10pm Community announcement
>     7:10pm - 7:50pm Introduction to OMG and MDA with new ODM
>     specifications
>     7:50pm - 8:30pm In depth review of how OWL plays a central role in
>     future MDA work
>     8:30pm - 9:00pm Dedicated Q&A period
>     Panelist Bios:
>     . Deborah McGuinness, Acting Director, Stanford Knowledge Systems
>     Laboratory
>     Dr. Deborah McGuinness is the acting director and senior research
>     scientist of the Knowledge Systems - Artificial Intelligence
>     Laboratory (KSL) at Stanford University and CEO of McGuinness
>     Associates Consulting. Deborah's research focuses on the Semantic Web,
>     Explanation and Trust, Ontologies and Ontology Evolution Environments,
>     Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, and Semantic Integration of
>     Information. Deborah's consulting focuses on helping companies utilize
>     artificial intelligence research and semantic technologies in
>     applications such as semantically-enabled scientific data
>     integration, smart search, ontology management, and online commerce.
>     . Elisa Kendall, President and CEO, Sandpiper Software
>     Ms. Kendall's formal training in Situation Semantics coupled with
>     extensive systems integration experience led her to architect
>     Sandpiper's innovative, standards-based approach to knowledge sharing
>     through the use of ontologies. She is an active participant in the
>     Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment effort of the W3C and a key
>     contributor to standards such as the Object Management Group's
>     Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM). Prior to Sandpiper, Ms. Kendall
>     consulted for Lockheed Martin where she drove the reuse strategy for
>     the DARPA / TRI-Services RASSP program. Ms. Kendall served as product
>     development manager for Aspect Development, a provider of component
>     and supplier management systems. She started her career in
>     development, integration, and deployment of ground-based
>     communications, signal, and data processing systems at Lockheed Martin
>     Missiles & Space. She holds an MA in Linguistics from Stanford
>     University and a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the
>     University of California, Los Angeles.
>     Moderator Bios:
>     . AJ Chen, Ph.D., Sr. Search Engineer, Healthline.com
>     <http://Healthline.com>
>     Dr. Chen is an advocate of semantic web and digital health. Currently
>     a Sr. Search Engineer at Healthline.com <http://Healthline.com>,
>     he applies ontology and
>     knowledge base for developing search engine focusing on consumer
>     healthcare. Working with various open communities and open source
>     software, he is also experimenting new and practical approaches that
>     help make semantic data web a reality, including coordinating the
>     scientific publishing task force for W3C's Semantic Web HCLS Group.
>     Previously, Dr. Chen had developed genome sequencing technologies for
>     the vision of personalized medicine, playing technical and product
>     roles at Hyseq, Callida Genomics, and Complete Genomics. Earlier, Dr.
>     Chen worked with Nobel Prize winner Dr. Barry Marshall to introduce
>     new disease treatments and diagnostics to China. Dr. Chen earned his
>     Ph. D. in Biochemistry from U. of Utah and did postdoctoral research
>     at Duke Medical School.
>     . Jeffrey Pollock, Senior Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware
>     Mr. Pollock is a technology leader and author of the enterprise
>     software book "Adaptive Information" (John Wiley & Sons 2004).
>     Currently a Senior Director with Oracle's Fusion Middleware group, Mr.
>     Pollock was formerly an independent consultant for the Defense
>     Department, Vice President of Technology at Cerebra and Chief
>     Technology Officer of Modulant, developing semantic middleware
>     platforms and inference-driven SOA platforms from 2001 to 2006.
>     Throughout his career, he has architected, designed, and built
>     application server/middleware solutions for Fortune 500 and US
>     Government clients. Prior to Modulant, Mr. Pollock was a Principal
>     Engineer with Modem Media and Senior Architect with Ernst & Young's
>     Center for Technology Enablement. He is also a frequent speaker at
>     industry conferences, author for industry journals, active member of
>     W3C and OASIS, and formerly an engineering instructor with University
>     of California at Berkeley's Extension on the subjects of
>     object-oriented systems, software development process and enterprise
>     systems architecture.
> -- 
> AJ Chen, PhD
> Palo Alto, CA
> http://web2express.org 
Received on Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:32:30 UTC

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