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SERC Presents: “A BOOTCAMP – Introduction to Ontology for Systems Engineers”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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SERC Presents: “A BOOTCAMP – Introduction to Ontology for Systems Engineers” with Barry Smith, taking place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 20 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Ontologies and Semantic Web Technologies are key enablers for Model Based Engineering. This bootcamp has been organized to provide the attendees with an introduction to the concept of Ontologies in this context.

Environmental Portrait of Barry Smith, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of National Center for Ontological Research
Photographer: Douglas Levere

Barry Smith is the creator of Basic Formal Ontology (BFO), which is the most commonly adopted upper-level ontology development framework, now used in over 300 civilian and government ontology initiatives throughout the world. Most recently he has contributed to the AFRL Digital Thread/Digital Twin initiative, whose goal is to develop an ontology-driven analytical framework to allow use and re-use of authoritative data from multiple heterogeneous sources to inform decision-makers throughout a system’s lifecycle.

Personal Website:  Barry Smith
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Agenda

Time

Topic

Lead

8:00 AMRegistration & BreakfastAll
8:30 AMApplied Ontology Background: What ontologies are for
1980s: AI, Robotics
2000s: Biology
2000s: Semantic Web, Common Logic, AI again
Barry Smith
9:15 AMTop-level and domain ontologies
Building ontologies with Basic Formal Ontology
BFO standards initiatives
A BFO-based ontology of information artifacts
A BFO-based ontology of environmental systems
A BFO-based ontology for materials science
Barry Smith
10:15 AMCoffeeAll
10:30 AMDomain ontology suites
Toronto Virtual Enterprise (TOVE)
SWEET, and other domain ontology suites
Open Biomedical Ontologies (OBO) Foundry
Common Core Ontologies (CCO)
Joint Doctrine Ontology
AFRL Digital Thread/Digital Twin
Industry Ontologies Foundry (IOF)
Barry Smith
12:30 PMLunchAll
1:15 PMSome building blocks of a systems engineering ontology
Activity
Role
Disposition
Organization
Engineered artifact
Capability
Function
Barry Smith
3:00 PMBreakAll
3:15 PMInteractive session: Defining 'system'Barry Smith
4:30 PMAdjournAll

Attendance Criteria: Participation is limited to those from the government, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), SERC Collaborator Universities, and National Laboratories. Participation will be capped at 35. Workshop organizers will confirm admission to the workshop.

Thank you for your interest in this event; the Bootcamp is now full. Feel free to join the waitlist in case a slot opens up or if you would like to be notified of similar future events.


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Details

Date:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

System Engineering Research Center (SERC)
Email:
SERC@SERCuarc.org
Website:
www.archive.sercuarc.org

Venue

20 F Street NW Conference Center
20 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Phone:
202.672.1515
Website:
http://www.20fstreetcc.com/