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                        Call for Participation

Toward Effective Exploitation and Integration of Intelligence Resources

                          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)

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?_requestid=6128 

* 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- 
   Information Management
* Kathryn Laskey, David Schum and Paulo Costa: Ontology of Evidence
* Mihai Boicu, Gheorghe Tecuci and David Schum: Intelligence Analysis  
   for Cognitive Assistants
* Dru McCandless and Steve Matechik: An Ontology Based Approach to  
   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  
   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

Duminda Wijesekera
Department of Computer Science
4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

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)


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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