Re: New member - welcome Jane Hunter

Thanks Jim. Apologies for joining so late in the game - I have been 
following the work of the WOWG but want to get more involved since 
we're currently working with a number of different groups on 
domain-specific ontologies and harmonization of ontologies. So I hope 
at least, to be able to contribute to the implementation report, 
provide some useful feedback and links to groups using OWL (e.g, MPEG). 
The teleconferences are at 2am my time so forgive me if I don't attend 

Regarding my background:
I run the MAENAD (Multimedia Access over Enterprises, Networks And 
Domains) group at DSTC. Within this we have a number of sub-projects 
which depend on the development and use of ontologies:

1) FUSION - A knowledge management system for fuel cells - semantic 
querying and integration of images, manufacturing and performance data 
to enable the optimization of fuel cell design. Within this we are 
developing ontologies for : fuel cell community; OME (Open Microscopy 
Environment) and MPEG-7

2) Indigenous Collections Management project - spoken annotation tools 
and  ontologies for the museum (CIDOC/CRM) and indigenous communities

3) PANIC - Preservation and Archival of Newmedia and Interactive 
Collections - ontologies to enable semantic descriptions and discovery 
of preservation services for multimedia objects

4) FilmEd/Vannotea - Collaborative Film/Video (MPEG-2) annotation tools 
for Grid Communities

| Jane Hunter                 | Senior Research Fellow              |
| DSTC Pty Ltd                | Distributed Systems Technology CRC  |
| Level 7, GP South           | Tel   : +61 7 3365 4310             |
| University of Queensland    | Fax   : +61 7 3365 4311             |
| Queensland 4072, Australia  | Email :            |

> Please help me in welcoming Jane Hunter of DSTC to our Working Group. 
> I know many of you know Jane, but for those who don't, I've asked her 
> to send a brief introductory note.
>   So welcome Jane, and the mail archive has a mere 6000 plus emails in 
> it, so shouldn't take too long to catch up :->
>   -Jim H.
> -- 
> Professor James Hendler
> Director, Semantic Web and Agent Technologies	  301-405-2696
> Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
> Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742	  *** 240-277-3388 (Cell)

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