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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:00 AM
Ontology Languages: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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
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
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.