THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH (NCOR) - BUFFALO PRESENTS:
ONTOLOGY FOR THE
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITYTowards Effective Exploitation and
Integration of Intelligence Resources
November 28 - 29, 2007
Hilton Columbia Hotel · Columbia, Maryland
Closed July 22
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).
National Center for
Ontological Research (NCOR), Buffalo
Kathleen Stewart Hornsby (Chair)
Ontology Works Inc.
New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
University at Buffalo
George Mason University
Central Intelligence Agency
The MITRE Corporation
IBM Watson Research Center
Inquiries should be directed to: email@example.com
(Details regarding OIC-2006 can be found at: http://ncor.us/oic)