Web Ont mailing list and greetings

Web Ont WG participants:
  The webont mailing list (www-webont-wg@w3.org) is now set up, and if 
you are getting this mail, you are on it.  Dan Connolly, our team 
contact, and I are working on getting things started and doing the 
various administrative things needed for the working group, the web 
page, etc.
  While we are starting things up - we suggest that now would be a 
good time for WG members to get to know each other.  A good example 
is [1] which Peter Patel-Schneider sent out before we had the group 
set up - you might all want to look at it.
  My bio (from my website [2]) reads:

Jim Hendler is a Professor at the University of Maryland and the 
Director of Semantic Web and Agent Technology at the Maryland 
Information and Network Dynamics Laboratory. He has joint 
appointments in the Department of Computer Science, the Institute for 
Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research, and 
he is also an affiliate of the Electrical Engineering Department. He 
has authored close to 150 technical papers in the areas of artificial 
intelligence, robotics, agent-based computing and high performance 
processing. Hendler was the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright Foundation 
Fellowship, is a member of the US Air Force Science Advisory Board, 
and is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial 
Intelligence. He is also the former Chief Scientist of the 
Information Systems Office at the US Defense Advanced Research 
Projects Agency (DARPA), and is a prominent player in the World Wide 
Web Consortium's Semantic Web Activity.

which covers most of the biggies.  Main thing for now is I'll be 
chairing this working group, and trying hard to keep us moving into 
this exciting new area.
  Welcome, and please introduce yourselves
  Jim Hendler

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2001Oct/0001.html

[2] http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/hendler
Prof. James Hendler			Director, Semantic Web and 
Agent Technology
301-405-2696 (phone)		Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab
301-405-8488 (fax)		University of Maryland
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~hendler 	College Park, MD 20742

Received on Wednesday, 31 October 2001 20:17:12 UTC