21.399 events: Service-Oriented Computing; Formal Ontologies

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 08:46:32 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 399.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (70)
         Subject: Second Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing in the

   [2] From: daniele radicioni <radicion_at_di.unito.it> (41)
         Subject: FOMI 2008 - Formal Ontologies Meet Industry - Second
                 Call for Papers

         Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 08:40:58 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Second Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing in
the Humanities

Service-Oriented Computing in the Humanities
From: Methnet <methnet_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 12:19:37 +0000

There are still some space available for this workshop.

To register, please complete the registration form on the SOSoRNet
website: <http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk>http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk
and email it to Connie Bao

A joint workshop of the EPSRC Service-Oriented Software Research
Network (SOSoRNet) and the AHRC ICT Methods Network on 17 - 18
December 2007 at King's College London.

A key message to emerge from the first SOCH workshop

held at King's one year ago, is that communities of practice in the
humanities are increasingly turning to service-oriented approaches as
their data becomes ever more complex and dispersed. This second event
will seek to provide those researchers a forum for intensive
discussion, framed by a highly focused group of international
speakers from the cutting edge of service-oriented research as
applied to the humanities (with examples from music, archaeology and
medieval history); as well as from academics working with tools and
resources that have the potential to develop new research
methodologies based around the service-oriented approach.

The programme of invited speakers will include:

- David de Roure, University of Southampton
- mc schraefel, University of Southampton
- Michael Meredith, University of Sheffield
- Stuart Jeffrey, Archaeology Data Service
- Xavier Llora, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This workshop is likely to be of interest to any humanist researcher
working with, or interested in, advanced network technologies, as
well as to computer scientists who are interested in learning more
about this new and rapidly developing area of application.
Participation is free and open to all, but registration is essential.

To register, please complete the registration form on the sosornet
website: <http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk>http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk
and email it to Connie Bao

About SOSoRNet
(<http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk>http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk) is an
EPSRC-funded network
to bring together people working in the various communities
associated with service-oriented software e.g. Grid, web services,
application service provision etc. The aim is to promote the
cross-fertilisation of ideas between these communities.

SOSoRNet is organised by:

     * Nicolas Gold, King's College London (network director)
     * Pearl Brereton, Keele University
     * Keith Bennett, David Budgen, Durham University
     * Christos Tjortjis, Nikolay Mehandjiev, John Keane, Paul Layzell,
       Manchester University
     * Jie Xu, Leeds University

To join SOSorNet please email
<mailto:nicolas.gold_at_kcl.ac.uk>nicolas.gold_at_kcl.ac.uk or

What is SOSoRNet for?
- To share best-practice and research in service-oriented software
- To bring together academic researchers and industrial practitioners
- To promote cross-fertilisation of ideas between communities

Who is it for?
Anyone involved in service-oriented software development and use e.g.
- Grid researchers
- Application service providers
- Users and developers of web services

Willard McCarty | Professor of Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/. Et sic in infinitum (Fludd
1617, p. 26).

         Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 08:43:09 +0000
         From: daniele radicioni <radicion_at_di.unito.it>
         Subject: FOMI 2008 - Formal Ontologies Meet Industry -
Second Call for Papers

            FOMI 2008 - 3rd Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
                         5-6 June, 2008, Torino, Italy

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference web site: http://www.fomi2008.di.unito.it

Proceedings published by IOS Press, http://www.iospress.nl/

This event is jointly organized by:
        - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento
        - University of Torino
        - University of Verona


FOMI is an international forum where academic researchers and
industrial practitioners meet to analyze and discuss issues related
to methods, theories, tools and applications based on formal ontologies.

There is today wide agreement that knowledge modeling and the
semantic dimension of information plays an
increasingly central role in networked economy: semantic-based
applications are relevant in distributed systems such
as networked organizations, organizational networks, and in
distributed knowledge management. These knowledge models in
industry aim to provide a
framework for information and knowledge sharing, reliable
information exchange, meaning negotiation and coordination between
distinct organizations or among members of the same organization.

New tools and applications have been and are being developed
in diverse application fields, ranging from business to medicine,
from engineering to finance, from law
to electronics. All these systems have exploited the
theoretical results and the practical experience of previous
work. In all cases, it has been shown that formal ontologies
play a central role in describing in
a common and understandable way the logical and practical
features of the application domain.

The success of the methodologies associated with knowledge
modeling and ontologies led to increased need of a comparison
between different approaches and results, with the aim of evaluating
the interdependencies between theories and methods of formal
ontology and the activities, processes, and needs of enterprise

The FOMI 08 Workshop aims to advance in this direction by bringing
together researchers and practitioners interested in ontology
application, paying particular attention to the topics listed below.

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