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“A BOOTCAMP – Introduction to Ontology for Systems Engineers”
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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.
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.
|8:00 AM||Registration & Breakfast||All|
|8:30 AM||Applied Ontology Background: What ontologies are for|
1980s: AI, Robotics
2000s: Semantic Web, Common Logic, AI again
|9:15 AM||Top-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
|10:30 AM||Domain 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)
|1:15 PM||Some building blocks of a systems engineering ontology|
|3:15 PM||Interactive session: Defining 'system'||Barry Smith|
Attendance Criteria: Participation was limited to those from the government, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), SERC Collaborator Universities, and National Laboratories. Participation was capped at 35 with admission confirmed by workshop organizers. Special thanks again to Dr. Barry Smith as well as all of our participants for making this such a successful workshop.