Nov. 11 - 15: ISWC
Relatively Recent History
October 16, 17: EarthCube
September 30, 31: Exploring
Advisory Board meeeting. NLP; logic;
entropy - much good will come from this.
August 9 - 12: Educating for
Great event at an excellent school
. I will post my
bug hunt slides soon.
July 22 - 26: AAAI
If you have 45 minutes, do yourself a favour and watch Christos
Papadimitrou's moving and personal Turing lecture
Darwin and Turing, and the parallels in their thinking. If you
have another hour watch Judea
Pearl's mindblowing ACM Turing Award lecture
, and let me
know if you agree with his claim that counterfactuals are the
building blocks of scientific thought, free will, and moral
July 10, 11: iEvoBio
There were many
excellent talks, e.g. Rob Beiko's lightning talk on biomonitoring
, and Hilmar Lapp's call
June 12 - 14 : EarthCube
I met Robert Hazen, who claims the whole
bio/geo distinction is just an ism/schism game; I highly
recommend his books.
May 16 - 18: Semantics
We got brainwashed by Barry Smith. John Deck assembled an excellent use-case repository
We kicked off the RDF Best Practices
from our triple BoF
I learned there
, and one
way of representing it in RDF
Nov. 9-13: TDWG
Oct. 25-29: ISWC
When I first proposed a panel on "Does the Semantic Web Need
Ontologies?", the organizing committee was afraid that I
wouldn't be able to find panelists who would say yes. It turns
out that none of the panelists said no (at least not strongly
enough for David
June 1-3: eBiosphere
May 8-9: SciBarCamp
March 19: Stanley
. Hands-down highlight of my NSF review panel.
March 2-5: Practical
Jan. 5-9: UC Davis Information
for the Environment
. Publishing "Biological Inverntories
of the World's Protected Areas" as linked data.
What a hornet's nest.
Oct. 25-30: ISWC
. John Giannandrea's keynote argued the case for
Oct. 19-24: TDWG
. I got stung by a jellyfish!
Sept. 11-12 : AISL
kickoff. As it turns out, the intelligence and
biodiversity communities share several problems. For example,
the locations of protected species are important to a range of
reseachers, and should be disseminated as widely as possible
in the scientific and conservation communities. But the data
is highly sensitive, and must not fall into the wrong hands
(specimen collectors, unscrupulous developers, etc.)
July 20 : The Bio-Ontologies SIG
Toronto. I still don't get their beef with
April 16 : Kenny Werner
trio at Blues Alley. An amazing show.
April 8-10 : Intergovernmental/Inter-agency
Research Triangle Park, NC. More
biodiversity content and focus than in previous meetings of
(March 15, 16)
was amazing. I posted about it here
are slides from updates on SPIRE that I gave at NBII, and EPA.
Microsoft may eventually post my semantic
demo from their 2007 e-science
in Chappel Hill. The night before the meeting, I
saw living legend Randy
at Duke University's Page Auditorium.
Joel Sachs and Tim Finin.
and Semantic Computing in Support of Citizen Science
of the Third Canadian Semantic Web Symposium
and Tim Finin, What
Does it Mean for a URI to Resolve?
, Proceedings of
the AAAI Spring Symposium on Linked Data Meets Artificial
, March 2010
Lushan Han et al., RDF123:
Spreadsheets to RDF
, Seventh International Semantic Web
Conference, October 2008
Andriy Parafiynyk et
to Social Websites for Citizen Science
of the Workshop on Semantic e-Science (AAAI 07)
Hoban, S., J. Keating, J. Sachs, D. Laughlin & Y. Yesha,
Suresh, R., J. Sachs, R. Pfister, J. Behnke, 2001, "Content
Based Metadata Systems: A Workbench to Prototype Data Mining
Joel Sachs and Olga Streltchenko, 1998, "Data Mining the
SurfandBuy Virtual Mall",