THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH (NCOR) - BUFFALO PRESENTS:

OIC-2007

ONTOLOGY FOR THE

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
Towards Effective Exploitation and

Integration of Intelligence Resources

 

November 28 - 29, 2007

 

Hilton Columbia Hotel Columbia, Maryland

 

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Closed July 22

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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 presentations of 13 accepted papers focusing especially on the creation of public-domain ontology resources to support the work of intelligence analysts.

 

Plenary speakers will include David C. Roberts (Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Architect, CIA), Steven Robertshaw (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK), Todd Hughes (DARPA), and Werner Ceusters (NCOR). The program will also feature a special discussion on the topic OWL: Why, and Why Not? with panelists Bill Andersen (Ontology Works, Inc.), Mike Dean (BBN Technologies), Leo Obrst (The MITRE Corporation), Barry Smith (National Center for Ontological Research), and Chris Welty (IBM Watson Research Center).

 

 

NOTE: There are no security clearance requirements for attendance at this conference.

 

Conference Director

Barry Smith

National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR), Buffalo
 
Scientific Committee
Kathleen Stewart Hornsby (Chair)


Bill Andersen

Ontology Works Inc.


Selmer Bringsjord

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Werner Ceusters

New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences


Randall Dipert

University at Buffalo


Terry Janssen

Lockheed Martin


Kathryn Laskey

George Mason University

Kevin Lynch

Central Intelligence Agency


Leo Obrst

The MITRE Corporation


Chris Welty

IBM Watson Research Center

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Inquiries should be directed to: ncor@buffalo.edu

(Details regarding OIC-2006 can be found at: http://ncor.us/oic)

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OIC-2007 CLASSIFIED EVENT

An associated classified event, open to those holding

TS/SCI Clearances, will take place on November 30, 2007

at Lockheed Martin SCIF in Hanover, MD.

For details, including registration procedure, please see: http://www.mitre.org/register/oic/

 

OIC-2007/Classified Chairs:

Leo Obrst (The MITRE Corporation), Terry Janssen (Lockheed Martin), Kevin Lynch (CIA)

Hosted by Lockheed Martin, The MITRE Corporation