Announcement: Lotico Central Maryland Semantic Web Group

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Central Maryland Semantic
Web Group. *This is free social network and meeting community open to
industry, government and academia.  *The objective of the Local Semantic Web
Groups is to create a forum for newcomers to learn about the foundational
technologies of the Semantic Web and for those semantically aware to keep up
on industry trends and share their experiences.   The goal of the organizers
is to create a vendor neutral environment for open discussion and provide
the membership with a valuable resource for information on industry
developments and ongoing research.

The Organizing Team will work on behalf of the membership to coordinate
regular meetings with respected speakers from industry, government and
academia.  Commercial software companies will also be invited to
keep members up to date on available tools and the adoption trends they are
seeing in the broader markets.   Discussion topics will cover a broad range
of subject matter to include OWL/RDF, SPARQL, RIF, Open Linked
Data, semantics in the enterprise, rules, inferencing and include periodic
updates from the standards bodies and open source communities.

*Our fist meeting will be January 19, 2011*.  You can register at and review the agenda for our first
meeting.  Maryland is a hot bed or early adopters with DoD, NIH,
NCI, numerous  Biotech and Pharmaceutical Research companies, as well as a
number of local universities and government research labs with advanced
programs in semantics and linguistics.

Please spread the word, all are welcome.  We look forward to seeing you in

Organizing Committee:
John Hebeler, Booz Allen & Hamilton
Marcos Osorno, JHU-APL
Greg Milbank, Revelytix, Inc.

Special thanks to Brian Eubanks Washington, DC SWG ( and Marco Neumann, CEO, Kona and Lotico ( for thier assistance in getting us

Received on Monday, 15 November 2010 16:51:32 UTC