[Elsnet-list] Re: [DL] Final Call for Papers: OIC 2007: Ontology for the Intelligence Community, Nov. 28-30, 2007, Columbia, MD, USA (1 week for paper submissions)

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On 7/9/07, Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst at mitre.org> wrote:
> Apologies for cross-postings; please forward to colleagues and
> prospective interested parties.
> NOTE: 1 week until paper submission date: July 15, 2007
> Registration is now open: see http://ncor.us/oic2007.
> Plenary speakers will include David C. Roberts (Chief Technology
> Officer and Chief Data Architect, CIA) and Steven Robertshaw (Defence
> Science and Technology Laboratory, UK), and the program will also
> feature a special session on the topic OWL: Why, and Why Not? with
> panelists Bill Andersen (Ontology Works), Mike Dean (BBN
> Technologies), Leo Obrst (The MITRE Corporation), Barry Smith (NCOR),
> and Chris Welty (IBM Watson Research Center).
> ========================================
> Towards Effective Exploitation and Integration of Intelligence
> Resources
> Hilton Hotel, Columbia, MD
> November 28-30, 2007 (30th is CLASSIFIED: those with TS/SCI clearances
> only and will be in Hanover, MD, near Columbia, MD).
> The increasing volume, variety and velocity of intelligence analysis
> requires new approaches that will enable greater flexibility,
> precision, timeliness and automation of analysis to maximize valuable
> human resources in responding to fast-evolving threats.
> Ontology-based technology as applied in areas such as bioinformatics
> has demonstrated the possibility of gains along all of these
> dimensions. The time is ripe to extend these gains also to other
> spheres.
> This conference will bring together experts on ontology-based
> technology with particular experience in the problems facing the
> intelligence community. It will feature invited talks from prominent
> ontologists and intelligence community leaders, as well as submitted
> papers focusing especially on the creation of public-domain ontology
> resources to support the work of intelligence analysts.
> Conference Director: Barry Smith (National Center for Ontological
> Research, Buffalo)
> Scientific Committee
> Kathleen Stewart Hornsby (Maine) (Chair); Bill Andersen (Ontology
> Works);
> Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer); Werner Ceusters (Buffalo); Randall
> Dipert
> (Buffalo); Terry Janssen (Lockheed); Kathryn Laskey (George Mason
> University); Kevin Lynch (CIA); Leo Obrst (MITRE); Chris Welty (IBM
> Research)
> Submissions are invited of short papers in pdf format (maximum: 1500
> words, including all footnotes
> and references) designed to serve as the basis for 20-minute oral
> presentations at the conference.
> Accepted papers will be published in a volume of CEUR Workshop
> Proceedings. The authors of
> selected papers will be invited to submit longer versions for
> publication in volume 1 of a new series on
> Ontology for the Intelligence Community, to be published by IOS Press.
> Papers may address a wide variety of issues addressing the ontology
> needs of the intelligence community. We are especially interested in
> papers devoted to the task of creating an interoperable suite of
> public-domain ontologies relevant to intelligence analysis, covering
> areas such as:
>         emergency response
>         urban settings
>         geospatial / cartographic
>         ethnicity
>         social networks
>         images and imaging
>         transportation
>         moving object tracking
>         religion and politics
>         biology and health
> The ontologies should be combinable at will in such a way as to support
> the integration of data
> describing different domains. We encourage submissions that describe
> scenarios where multiple
> ontologies are linked to support higher-order analysis and reasoning
> over complex data. Questions to
> be addressed might include: Which domains should be included in such a
> suite of ontologies? How
> can we ensure that ontologies interoperate in useful ways? How can we
> address the specific
> problems arising in virtue of the partiality and uncertainty of
> intelligence data?
> A CLASSIFIED paper and presentation/demo day will be held on the 30th
> only for those holding TS/SCI Clearances.  Related Intelligence
> Community project participants are encouraged to submit unclassified
> and classified presentations.  Because we are still in the process of
> determining the submission procedure for this, UNCLASSIFIED inquiries
> about CLASSIFIED submissions or procedures can be addressed to Leo
> Obrst (lobrst at mitre.org) or Terry Janssen (terry.janssen at lmco.com).
> Unclassified paper submissions with CLASSIFIED Demonstrations are also
> encouraged. We will have more general guidelines for CLASSIFIED
> submissions shortly.
> Details on how to pass clearances, and to whom, will be provided to
> those who sign up for the CLASSIFIED day on the 30th.
> Deadlines
> Receipt of papers: July 15, 2007
> Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2007
> Further information regarding submission will be provided in due course
> at http://ncor.us/oic2007
> For inquiries please write to ncor at buffalo.edu.
> This meeting is sponsored by the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ONTOLOGICAL
> _____________________________________________
> Dr. Leo Obrst       The MITRE Corporation, Information Semantics
> lobrst at mitre.org    Information Discovery & Understanding, Command and
> Control Center
> Voice: 703-983-6770 7515 Colshire Drive, M/S H305
> Fax: 703-983-1379   McLean, VA 22102-7508, USA
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