THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH - BUFFALO PRESENTS:
ONTOLOGY FOR THE
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY:Towards Effective Exploitation
and Integration of Intelligence Resources
November 30 - December 1, 2006
Hilton Hotel, Columbia, Maryland
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Proceedings will begin with continental breakfast at 8:30am and conclude at 5pm each day.
What are the Goals of Ontology?
How Can Ontology Achieve these Goals?
The increasing volume, variety and velocity of
intelligence analysis in the post 9/11 era requires new approaches to
information system design that 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 these
dimensions. The time is right to take ontology seriously also in other
Recent years have seen a steep rise in the use of ontology-based technology for intelligence information processing applications. But the news from the ontology front is not all positive. Even among those promoting ontology-based technology, there is little shared understanding of how to develop high quality ontologies and of their potential applications.
This workshop will bring together experts on ontology-based technology with particular experience in the problems facing the intelligence community. The first day will feature interactive sessions covering foundational issues and key application domains for which ontology-based technology is particularly suited. The second day will feature presentations by technology leaders from within the intelligence community, who will report on the successes and challenges of the application of ontology in deployed applications.
Highly Interactive Sessions will Include:
Ontology and Data Integration
(Ontology Works, Inc.)
Drowning in Data but Dying of Thirst:
Challenges in Intelligence Analysis from a Practitioner's Viewpoint
(President of National Security Systems, Sparta; Former Executive Assistant Director at FBI for Intelligence)
(Reference Tracking Unit, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences)
Semantic Service-Oriented Architecture (SSOA)
Sam Chance (SAIC)
Surveying Social Networks: Ontology and Social Networks and the Analytic Challenge
Kim Glasgow (CACI)
Vulnerability: An Ontological Analysis
Eric Little (Center for Ontology and Interdisciplinary Studies)
More Things in Heaven and Earth:
Ontologies and Semantic Technology in the CIA's Strategy for Enterprise Data
Kevin S. Lynch (Ontologist, Applications Services, Central Intelligence Agency)
The Ontology Spectrum
Leo Obrst (MITRE Corporation)
Ontology-Based Mission Management
Jay Smart (Technical Director of the National Security Operations Center)
Ontology: A Guide for the Intelligence Analyst
Intelligence Ontology: A Strategy for the Future
Barry Smith (National Center for Ontological Research, University at Buffalo)
ISIT: An Inter-Theory for Intelligence Scenarios Ontologies
Chris Welty (IBM Watson Research Center )
Further questions should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop organized by the
National Center for
Ontological Research - Buffalo
Co-sponsored by Ontology Works, Inc.