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  1. 1. 1/16/2006 Activities Report #33 to the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee and the Emerging Technology Subcommittee From Brand Niemann Chair, Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice Best Practices Committee 1. Highlights (see http://web-services.gov for links) January 11, 2006, Government Computer News Online Chat on DRM 2.0 and Answers to Questions Beforehand. January 6, 2006, SICoP Module 2 White Paper Available for Review. See Presentation and Panel at Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference, February 9, 2006. January 5, 2006, DRM Implementation Through Iteration and Testing Team Resumes Work on DRM 2.0 Implementation Pilots and Networking Within and Cross Communities of Practice. January 3, 2006, SICoP Invited to Participate in the IT Performance Measurement CoP Development of a Performance Reference Model (PRM) for Government-Wide Lines of Business and IT Initiatives. December 28, 2005, SICoP Invited to Participate in the National Association of Regional Council's (NARC) Washington Policy Conference, February 5, 2006, with the DRM 2.0 Water Data and Indicator Harmonization Pilot. December 27, 2005, Call for Proposals for the Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E- Government Conference, February 9-10, 2006, MITRE, McLean, Virginia, Due January 13th. December 23, 2005, Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference, February 9-10, 2006, MITRE, McLean, Virginia, Registration Open and Required By February 6th, Noon EST. December 12, 2005, SICoP Pilots to Appear in GSA Newsletter: Public-Private Collaboration for Semantic Interoperability in Emergency Management Sharing and Disaster Response Pilot Demonstrates Web Services and Semantic Naming Technology. These Pilots Show the Application of Something Better Than Just ISO/IEC 11179, XML Naming and Design Rules and Guidelines, and UBL for Semantic Interoperability. 1
  2. 2. 2. Upcoming Meetings and Presentations (see http://web-services.gov for links) January 20, 2006, SICoP Presentation to the KM Working Group Leadership. January 24, 2006, Collaborative Expedition Workshop #47 at NSF, Bootstrapping Service-Oriented Architecture and Semantic Interoperability Across the Model-Driven Architecture and Knowledge Representation Communities of Practice. February 9-10, 2006, Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference, MITRE, McLean, Virginia, Registration Open and Required By February 6th, Noon EST. February 5, 2006, National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), NARC Washington Policy Conference, Invited Presentation on SICoP/EPA Region 4/ NICS/KNII/DRM 2.0 Pilots. February 14-16, 2006, Lockheed Martin Information Technology Trends Conference, Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida. SICoP Participation Invited and Confirmed. February 21, 2006, Collaborative Expedition Workshop #48 at NSF. March 7-9, 2006, FOSE, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Cross- CoI/CoP Sessions in Planning. March 21, 2006, Collaborative Expedition Workshop #49 at NSF. March 28, 2006, National Infrastructure for Community Statistics (NICS), Community of Practice Meeting, The Brookings Institution. Spring 2006 (tentative), E-Government Interoperability Workshop with Enterprise Ireland, Reach-Ireland, and the European Interoperability Framework. April 1, 2006, Collaborative Expedition Workshop #50 at NSF. May 23, 2006, Collaborative Expedition Workshop #51 at NSF. June 28, 2006, Collaborative Expedition Workshop #52 at NSF. November 5-9, 2006, 5th International Semantic Web Conference, Athens, Georgia. SICoP Participation Invited. 2
  3. 3. 3. DRM ITIT Meeting, January 5, 2006 See http://colab.cim3.net/cgi- bin/wiki.pl?DRMImplementationThroughIterationandTestingPilotProjects#nid30FV 1. Introduction and Updates: Letter of Appreciation from AIC for SICoP - DRMITIT U.S. Federal Enterprise Architecture Data Reference Model (DRM) Version 2.0 in the Cover Pages Updated DRM XML Schema / Sample XML Instance Document Version 0.4 FEA Data Reference Model (DRM) Official Web Page FEA Data Reference Model (DRM) Release Document Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 212 of the E-Government Act of 2002 Improving Public Access to and Dissemination of Government Information and Using the FEA DRM Expanding E-Government, Improved Service Delivery for the American People Using Information Technology, see pages 2-3. Efficient and Effective Information Retrieval and Sharing (EEIRS) RFI Response Analysis Note that the above five documents have been added to the DRM 2.0 Education Pilot 2. Calendar: January 24, 2006, Collaborative Expedition Workshop: SOA and Semantic Interoperability February 9-10, 2006, Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference 3. New Pilots: SICoP DRM 2.0 Pilot of LoB/CoP Started in Support of the New Federal Health Architecture's Data Architecture Working Group to Model (Ontology) the Documents for the Dynamic Knowledge Repository. Water Data Harmonization (Agilense, Digital Harbor, and Unicorn). Owen Ambur, XML CoP Mills Davis, Building Semantic Webs for e-government with Wiki technology Mary McCaffery, Focus on FHA/DAWG and E-Grants Lines of Business like doing 4. Other: Conference Call Schedule: January 12 - Pilots to Discuss? Ontolog Forum:Dr. Leo Obrst, MITRE, What is an ontology? - A Briefing on the Range of Semantic Models" January 12 - IC EA CoP Meeting at MITRE January 18, 2006, XML Community of Practice (xmlCoP) January 19 - DoD CoI Forum Meeting January 26 - January 24th Collaborative Workshop February 2 - Pilots to Discuss? February 9 - 4th Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference February 16 - Lockheed Martin Conference February 23 - Pilots to Discuss? 3
  4. 4. 4. Advancing Credible Agreements Across Networked Improvement Communities: Bootstrapping Service-Oriented Architecture and Semantic Interoperability Toward Transformative Practice, Collaborative Expedition Workshop, January 24, 2006 See http://colab.cim3.net/cgi- bin/wiki.pl?ExpeditionWorkshop/AdvancingCredibleCommitments_AgileSensing_Boots trappingServiceOrientedArchitecture_2006_01_24 8:30am - Check-in and Coffee 8:45am - Welcome and Overview Susan Turnbull, GSA, Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee, AIC Representative to DRM WG, and Co-chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development Coordinating Group, Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Brand Niemann, EPA, Chair, Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice, SICoP, Using CoPs To Simplify Processes and Unify Work Across Agencies: Cross-Industry Applications 9:00am - Introductions: What are your interests in light of the workshop purpose? 9:30am - Strategic Leadership in SOA: Department of Navy, E-grants David Webber, Chair OASIS CAM TC, NIH Web Services Discovery System and B2B Exchange 10:15am - Michigan eGrants Demonstration Project Viji Jayaraman, Manager, Project Management Office, Department of Information Technology, State of Michigan 11:00am - BREAK 11:15 - SOA Potentials In Light of Information-Exchange Challenges Bryan Aucoin, Intelligence Community Enterprise Architect 12:00 noon – Networking Lunch (on own) 1:00pm - Orientation to the Potentials and Realities of SOA, in light of the FEA and OASIS Service-Oriented Architecture Reference Model (SOA-RM) Joseph Chiusano and Rebekah Metz, Booz Allen Hamilton Updated DRM XML Schema / Sample XML Instance Document Version 0.4 1:45pm - Semantic Core in Open Source E-government Reference Architecture (OSERA) Cory Casanave, Semantic Core 2:30pm - Common Semantic Model (COSMO) Pat Cassidy, Mitre, ONTAC WG Lead 3:15pm - OSERA Retrospective and Prospective on Model-Driven Architecture and Semantic Web Rick Murphy and George Thomas, GSA 4:00pm – Living Systems: Key to Netcentric Architecture Erick Von Schweber and Linda Von Schweber, http://infomaniacs.com 4:45pm - ADJOURN 4
  5. 5. 5. Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference, February 9-10, 2006, at The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia See http://colab.cim3.net/cgi- bin/wiki.pl?FourthSemanticInteroperabilityforEGovernmentConference_2006_2_0910 AGENDA (February 8, 2006) Thursday, February 9, 2006 7:30 – 8:30 AM, Conference Check In (must be pre-registered) 8:30 – 8:45 AM, MITRE Welcome, Rick Tucker, Conference Host 8:45 - 9 AM, Welcome and Conference Overview, Brand Niemann, SICoP Chair 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Opening Keynote and Demonstration: Introduction to the Semantic Web, Ken Baclawski, Northeastern University. Semantic Indexing & Search Collaborator: 5 Key Take Away Points, Michael Belanger 10:30 - 11:00 AM, BREAK 11:00 - 12 NOON, Featured Presentation and Panel: SICoP Module 2 White Paper Available for Review - Mills Davis, SICoP Team Lead for the Module 2 White Paper and Managing Director, Project10X Review Panel Consisting on Representatives from CIO Council (George Strawn, NSF), Best Practices (Harriet Riofrio, DoD) and Architecture and Infrastructure (Susan Turnbull, GSA, reviewer only-not panelist) Committees, DoD (David Allen for Michael Todd), Knowledge Management Working Group (Michael Novak, IRS), and MITRE (Leo Obrst, MITRE). 12 NOON - 2 PM, Networking Lunch (MITRE Cafeteria) and Posters/Vendors (Auditorium Foyer) Sign Up Opens for Tutorials 2 - 3:45 PM, Work Group and Partner Reports (see February 10th Agenda below for more details) Data Reference Model Implementation Through Iteration and Testing (DRM ITIT): Brand Niemann, Lead Information Flow in the Federal Enterprise: Representing the FEA Reference Models with Languages and Logics: Rick Murphy, Lead Health Information Technology Ontology Project (HITOP): Marc Wine, Lead Ontology and Taxonomy Coordinating Work Group (ONTAC WG): Pat Cassidy, Lead Partners: Ontolog Forum, Peter Yim, National Center for Ontological Research, Barry Smith, and Semantic Interoperability Architecture Pilot, Rex Brooks 3:45-4 PM, SHORT BREAK 4 - 5 PM, Closing Keynote and Dialogue: Jim Hendler 5 - 5:30 PM, Special Recognitions: Best Paper and Best Exhibit, Networking, and Then Must Leave the Facility 5
  6. 6. 5. Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference, February 9-10, 2006, at The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia (continued) Friday, February 10, 2006 7:30 – 8:30 AM, Conference Check In (must be pre-registered) 8:30 AM - 4 PM, Tutorials and Breakout Session (see next page) 8:30 - 10 AM, Data Reference Model Implementation Through Iteration and Testing (DRM ITIT): Brand Niemann, Lead Featured Demonstrations: UDEF-Semantic DNS, Ron Schuldt, CODS, Peter Yim, Semantic Interoperability Architecture, Rex Brooks, Digital Harbor Composite Applications, Rohit Agarwal, and Data Foundations, Mathew Manathara Open Discussions 10:00-10:30 AM, BREAK 10:30 AM – 12 NOON, Health Information Technology Ontology Project (HITOP): Marc Wine, Lead Featured Presentation: Barry Smith, HL7 RIM: Lessons for Semantic Interoperability Open Discussions 12 NOON - 1 PM, Networking Lunch (MITRE Cafeteria) 1 - 2:30 PM, FEA Reference Model Ontology (FEA-RMO) and OMB/AIC Reference Model Maintenance Process: Rick Murphy, Lead Opening Remarks: Rick Murphy, Lead Featured Presentations: Open Source eGovernment Reference Architecture (OsEra) Approach to Semantic Interoperability, Cory Casanave, Standards for Model-Driven Semantics, Elisa Kendall, and Semantic Service Oriented Architecture, Sam Chance 2:30 – 4:15 PM, Ontology and Taxonomy Coordinating Work Group (ONTAC WG): Pat Cassidy, Lead Opening Remarks: Common Semantic Model, Pat Cassidy Featured Presentation: Semantic Interoperability: Automatically Resolving Vocabularies, Chuck Mosher Opening Remarks: Semantic Wikis and Information Management WG (SWIM), Mills Davis Featured Presentation: Semantic Wikis for effective collaborative implementation of the Federal Enterprise Architecture’s Data Reference Model (FEA DRM) by Communities of Interest, Conor Shankey 4:15 - 5 PM, Networking and Then Must Leave the Facility 6
  7. 7. 5. Fourth Semantic Interoperability for E-Government Conference, February 9-10, 2006, at The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia (continued) Friday, February 10, 2006 Tutorials: a.m. Enterprise Technology Solutions for the Semantic Web, Susie Stephens, Oracle and Ralph Hodgson, TopQuadrant a.m. The eGOV FEA-Based Capabilities Registry Pilot, Ralph Hodgson and Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant p.m. Building a Distributed Semantic Web Reference Application, John Hebeler, Ryan Blace, Troy Self, and Andrew Perez-Lopez, BBN Breakout Session: 8:30 a.m. Semantics in Metadata Repository and Systems Integration Efforts, David Eddy 9:00 a.m. Ontologies on the WWW: Current Use, Rob Warren (remote presentation) 9:30 a.m. Knowledge Broker: Knowledge-Centric Systems Integration, Ray Piasecki 10:00 a.m. BREAK 10:30 a.m. Semantic Web 2.0 – Adding the Intelligence of Semantics to Power of Web, John Hebeler, Mike Dean, and Andrew Perez-Lopez 11:00 a.m. OWL Ontology-based Solutions for Military Applications, Lee Lacy 11:30 a.m. KnowledgeSmarts™ - Geospatial Semantic Technology, Yaser Bishr, Harry Chen, and Timothy Eveleigh 12:00 LUNCH 1:00 p.m. Semantic Web Solves Crimes, Gregory Fairnak 1:30 p.m. SOA and Semantic Architectures: In Practice and Why to Bother, Jeff Pollock 2:00 p.m. Unicorn Evangelism About Federal Information Management Problems and Ontologies, Joram Borenstein 2:30 p.m. SHORT BREAK 2:45 p.m. The Geospatial Knowledge Base Prototype at the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA), Danielle Forsyth 3:15 p.m. An Overview of Seamark Navigator Semantic-metadata Navigation and Analysis Applications, Michael DiLascio 3:45 p.m. Deploying an Ontology of IT Service Management Practice, Carl Mattocks 4:15 - 5 PM, Networking and Then Must Leave the Facility 7
  8. 8. 6. Summary Report for the Architecture and Infrastructure Full Committee Meeting, January 19, 2006 The Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP) is working across the AIC and the Best Practices Committees to support the FEA/AIC in general and the Data Reference Model 2.0 specifically as follows: DRM Implementation Through Iteration and Testing Team Deliverables See http://colab.cim3.net/cgi- bin/wiki.pl?DRMImplementationThroughIterationandTestingPilotProjects AIC Completed Projects 2005 Related SICoP Activities 1. Data Reference Model 2.0 DRM ITIT 2. IPV6 Transition Lockheed Martin Pilot Semantic DNS Pilot 3. Reference Model Maintenance Process SICoP FEA-RMO Support 4. Value of Enterprise Architecture FEA Semantic Model Pilot Thought Paper 5. EA Assessment Framework 2.0 FEA Semantic Model Pilot 6. CORE.Gov Federated Registry and Repository Pilots 7. Services Component Based Architecture Service Oriented and Semantic Interoperability Architectures and Pilots 8. Records Management Profile SICoP/DRM 2.0 Pilot 9. Geospatial Profile SICoP/DRM 2.0 Pilot 10. Security and Privacy Profile Lockheed Martin Pilot Semantic DNS Pilot 11. Chief Architects Forum FEA Semantic Model Pilot 12. ET.Gov SICoP and DRM ITIT Pilot Collaboration 13. ET Open Collaboration Workshops See January 24th Workshop Agenda GCN Senior Writer Joab Jackson will moderate an online forum Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST with Brand Niemann, chairman of the Federal CIO Council Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice. See http://web- services.gov/SICoPGCN01112006.ppt Answers to Questions in Advance and previous http://web-services.gov/sicopgcn10112005.ppt GCN Conference See: GCN Forum, Data Reference Model 2.0 and the role of metadata, January 11, 2006 To tag or not to tag, January 9, 2006 Researchers recommend Wikis for government information, January 9, 2006 8

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