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[protege-discussion] An Earth Science Ontology Dialog - miniseries session-4 - Thu 2012.11.01 - "A Review of Ontologies for Earth Sciences" - Co-chairs: Dalia Varanka & Mark Schildhauer

Peter Yim peter.yim at
Mon Oct 29 18:13:05 PDT 2012


Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate at the 4th "Earth Science
Ontology Dialog" mini-series of virtual panel sessions, which is
coming up this Thursday, 1-Nov-2012.

The mini-series (dubbed: "EarthScienceOntolog") is designed to explore
the current status and application of multi-level ontologies towards
developing a semantically enabled cyberinfrastructure for the Earth
Science Community. In addition, one key mission of the mini-series is
to bring together members of both communities (Earth Science and
Ontology/Semantics) into a meaningful dialog. We anticipate that the
sharing of requirements and use cases, geo-science problems and
issues, ontological engineering architectures and approaches, and
prospective tools, will enable collaborative understanding of the
challenges and potential value in the application of ontology and
semantics in Earth Science.

This mini-series of virtual events are co-organized/supported by
members of the EarthCube community, Ontolog community, SOCoP community
and the IAOA community.

****************** Headlines ***********************

Please join us this Thursday (Nov-1) at this "EarthScienceOntolog"
mini-series session:

*Thu 1 Nov 2012* - "A Review of Ontologies for Earth Sciences" -
Co-chairs: Dr. Dalia Varanka (USGS) and Dr. Mark Schildhauer (NCEAS,
UC Santa Barbara) - see details on the session page at:
 ... *RSVP now*!

The event will be 2-hour virtual panel sessions starting at: 9:30am
PDT / 12:30pm EDT / 5:30pm CET / 16:30 UTC
- see worldclock:

*Register your attendance* by emailing <peter.yim at> off-line
or register yourself directly to the wiki session page (if you are
already a part of the Ontolog community). Please include your
affiliation and specify the date of the session(s) when you are
writing in to register and specify date of the session you plan to

Five virtual panel sessions have been scheduled for the mini-series -
see details under:

********************* Details ************************

EarthScienceOntolog: Panel Session-04 - Thu 2012-11-01

Mini-Series Theme: An Earth Science Ontology Dialog

Session Topic: A Review of Ontologies for Earth Sciences

Session Co-chairs:
 Dr. Dalia Varanka (USGS) and Dr. Mark Schildhauer (NCEAS, UCSB)

Panelists / Briefings:

* Dr. Luis Bermudez (OGC)
  - "Use of Ontologies within the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)"

* Dr. Boyan Brodaric (Geological Survey of Canada)
  - "Toward an integrated surface and subsurface water ontology"

* Dr. Norman Morrison (U of Manchester, UK)
  - "The Environment Ontology: What sort of a place was it?"

* Dr. Thomas Huang (JPL/NASA)
  - "From Modeling the Earth to Terrain Simulation"

* Dr. Mark Schildhauer (UC Santa Barbara)
  - "Where do we go from here with Earth and Environmental Science
      Ontologies?" (a joint work by Mark Schildhauer & Ben Adams)


This, and the rest of the mini-series sessions, like all Ontolog
virtual events, are open and free of charge. Anyone who is interested,
or (better still) who may have something to contribute, is welcome.
Please refer to event details on the session pages, to which the
hyperlink is given above, where you will find session agenda,
conference call dial-in, slides and other pertinent information. Feel
free to pass this invitation along to colleagues who may also find
these sessions to be of interest.

*RSVP* by emailing Peter Yim at <peter.yim at> offline (or add
yourself directly to the session page if you are already an Ontolog
community member) so that we can prepare enough resources to support
everyone. [Please state clearly the date of the session you are
registering for in your email.]

These sessions will be recorded and made available in a publicly
accessible archive. Therefore, before participating, please make sure
you are cognizant of our IPR policy (ref:

Regards. =ppy

For and on behalf of

the Session-4 co-chairs,
  Dalia Varanka & Dr. Mark Schildhauer

and the EarthScienceOntolog mini-series Organizing Committee,
  Dalia Varanka
  Gary Berg-Cross
  Krishna Sinha
  Krzysztof Janowicz
  Leo Obrst
  Mark Schildhauer
  Mike Dean
  Naicong Li
  Nancy Wiegand
  Pascal Hitzler
  Peter Yim

p.s. The full proceedings from past 3 sessions (including abstracts,
slides, audio recording, in-session chat-transcript, etc.) are
available online now, for those who have missed the session, or those
who desire to revisit the materials and study them in greater detail -
please look under the "Archives" section on the respective session
pages at:
- s01:
- s02:
- s03:

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