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Joint EU/US ad hoc Agent Markup Language Committee

From: Jim Hendler <jhendler@darpa.mil>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 17:50:03 -0500
Message-Id: <v04220807b640a264a6d4@[]>
To: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
  It is clear that we should keep this semantic language discussion as 
open as possible.  At the same time to have some sort of mechanism to 
keep editing the document and, we hope, to eventually have a common 
language used in our projects and maybe brought forward to the W3C 
membership as a proposed language draft.  As such, I've been in 
contact with Hans-Georg Stork, the EU's IST lead on semantic web 
issues, and we thought it would be useful to create a small group 
that joined our separately emerging initiatives who would play editor 
and try to collect the discussions from this mailing list into 
operational decisions (basically a microcosm of how many things work 
in the W3C as best we understand).  We hope this will help DAML-ONT 
0.5 eventually become 1.0 -- i.e. a stable release we all can live 
  To this end, we have asked several researchers affiliated with our 
emerging programs to form an ad hoc committee to do this.  The idea 
is for the items being discussed by the committee to be released and 
discussed on this mailing list, opinions sought and collected, and 
then proposals made (and released back to this committee).  This 
committee has no official status within DARPA, the EU's IST, the W3C 
or anything else (thus the "as hoc" designation) -- but we hope it 
will help all of us to track changes, edit the document, and reach 
consensus (more or less how the original DAML-ONT came into existence)
  Again, goal is to be as open as possible and post minutes, 
discussions, etc.  Mike Dean will post mail to this list soon 
w/respect to details.
  We look forward to having you all participate in the discussion -- 
the excitement growing around semantic markup is great, and I thank 
you all for  your continued involvement.
  -Jim Hendler
  DARPA/Univ of Maryland

  The committee as currently constituted is:

Joint US/EU ad hoc Agent Markup Language Committee

Chair: Mike Dean
Editors: Dan Connolly, Lynn Andrea Stein, Deb McGuiness


Dan Brickley
Stefan Decker
Pat Hayes
Jeff Heflin
Ian Horrocks
Ora Lassila
Frank Van Harmelen

EU Advisor: Dieter Fenstel
US Advisor: Tim Berners-Lee
Govt Advisors: Jim Hendler, Hans-Georg Stork

[p.s. I reiterate this committee has no official relationship with 
the US govt, the EU IST program, or the World Wide Web Consortium.]

Dr. James Hendler		jhendler@darpa.mil
Chief Scientist, DARPA/ISO	703-696-2238 (phone)
3701 N. Fairfax Dr.		703-696-2201 (Fax)
Arlington, VA 22203		http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hendler
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