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                STIDS 2010

Keynote Speakers

  Pat Hayes  

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:00 AM

Ontology Languages: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Pat Hayes

Short Bio

Pat Hayes has a BA in mathematics from Cambridge University and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh. He has been a professor of computer science at the University of Essex and philosophy at the University of Illinois, and the Luce Professor of cognitive science at the University of Rochester. He has been a visiting scholar at Universite de Geneve and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Studies at Stanford, and has directed applied AI research at Xerox-PARC, SRI and Schlumberger, Inc.. At various times, Pat has been secretary of AISB, chairman and trustee of IJCAI, associate editor of Artificial Intelligence, a governor of the Cognitive Science Society and president of AAAI.

Pat's research interests include knowledge representation and automatic reasoning, especially the representation of space and time; the semantic web; ontology design; image description and the philosophical foundations of AI and computer science. During the past decade Pat has been active in the Semantic Web initiative, largely as an invited member of the W3C Working Groups responsible for the RDF, OWL and SPARQL standards. Pat is a member of the Web Science Trust and of OASIS, where he works on the development of ontology standards.

In his spare time, Pat restores antique mechanical clocks and remodels old houses. He is also a practicing artist, with works exhibited in local competitions and international collections. Pat is a charter Fellow of AAAI and of the Cognitive Science Society, and has professional competence in domestic plumbing, carpentry and electrical work.

  Dennis E. Wisnosky  

Thursday, October 28, 2010 09:00 AM

Semantic Technology in the Department of Defense,
       Business Mission Area

Dennis E. Wisnosky

Short Bio

Mr. Dennis E. Wisnosky is the Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area (BMA) within the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO).

As Chief Architect and CTO, Mr. Wisnosky is responsible for providing expert guidance and oversight in the design, development, and modification of the federated architectures supporting the Department's Business Mission Area. This role incorporates oversight of the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA); the corporate level systems, processes, and data standards that are common across the DOD, in addition to the business architectures of the services and defense agencies.

Mr. Wisnosky is leading the transformation of architecture-driven business systems and services development, and deployment. He ensures that Business Process Models are based on a standardized representation, enabling the analysis and comparison of end-to-end business processes leading to the re-use of the most efficient and effective process patterns and elements throughout the DoD Business Mission Area. A key principle in DoD business transformation is its focus on data ontology and semantic web methods. Mr. Wisnosky also serves as an advisor on the development of requirements and extension of DoD net-centric enterprise services in collaboration with the office of the DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Mr. Wisnosky has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, Information Technology (IT), engineering, consulting and training, including extensive experience in business process reengineering and enterprise architecture efforts. His specialty is deriving solutions to effectively move organizations from their "as-is" state of inefficiency to their "to-be" state of achieving strategic and tactical objectives. Mr. Wisnosky is recognized as a creator of the Integrated Definition (IDEFs) language, the standard for modeling and analysis in management and business improvement efforts. In addition, he is the author of several books including DoDAF Wizdom, considered the decisive source within DoD and other government organizations for managing enterprise architecture projects. Mr. Wisnosky holds a bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics from California University of Pennsylvania, a master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master's in Management Science from the University of Dayton. Mr. Wisnosky has received numerous awards and honors for his work. In 2007 Mr. Wisnosky was a recipient of Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 Award.

Mr. Wisnosky is a PADI certified Rescue Diver and Instrument Rated Private Pilot in Multiengine Aircraft. He and his wife live in Naperville, Illinois. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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