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II MakoLab Semantic Day

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Polish Academy of Sciences – Scientific Centre in Paris

October 3rd 2013
Semantic Web’s significance confirmed

Semantic Web is the next true step in the evolution of the Web. By bringing meaning into the foreground, it opens a whole new world of possibilities for e-commerce, financial systems, research, cultural exchange and many more areas of online activities. It introduces order and structure; and enables to understand, reason upon and generate new data in ways impossible in the previous paradigms.
Gartner, Inc. is the world’s leading technology research and advisory company providing services to thousands of organizations. It is the most relevant and acclaimed source of insight into global trends in all areas of IT.
It has named the Semantic Web as the 3rd most important trend in IT of 2013.
One reason they [Semantic Technologies] are garnering more interest is the renewed business requirement for monetizing information as a strategic asset. Even more pressing is the technical need. Increasing volumes, variety and velocity — big data — in IM and business operations, requires semantic technology that makes sense out of data for humans, or automates decisions.
This is an important announcement, as it further reinforces the status of the Semantic Web as a crucial development of the Web, confirming its relevance for practical purposes in business and research.

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MakoLab / Mondeca Semantic Day

The leitmotif of the Second MakoLab Semantic Day scheduled for October 3rd, 2013 is the interplay between ideas and theory of the Semantic Web and its practical applications.

As it was the case with the Web itself, established as an academic project in the scientific aura of CERN, quickly evolving into the most important medium of the modern world, the Semantic Web is now moving from the realm of research to a vast territory of purely practical applications. Since being heralded in Scientific American by Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler and Ora Lassila, it developed as an almost scientific discipline, existing on the boundary between Artificial Intelligence, Logic and Knowledge Representation. Meanwhile, great progress has been made in finding practical applications for Semantic Web technologies. It is now used by professionals in automotive industries, banking, governments, general e-commerce, and in major search engines and social platforms. Devoting the Second MakoLab Semantic Day to both theory and practice, our two fundamental goals are: to continue educating about this new face of the Web, and to gather experts from different fields in order to demonstrate its highly pragmatic applications.

The morning session has been envisaged as a general introduction to the main aspects of the Semantic Web for those who are still new to this fascinating new domain of online activity.

The afternoon session is dedicated to purely pragmatic matters, and will revolve around two important industrial applications: banking and automotive applications. The keynote will be presented by Dennis Wisnosky (who holds the position of, among others, Senior advisor and expert consultant to the Enterprise Data Management Council), who will speak about the Financial Industry Business Ontology – which constitutes the most important step towards applying the Semantic Web in banking industries. The progress in automotive industries is presented in an innovative form of panel/lecture sessions, where specialists in the field share their practical experiences with the audience.

See the agenda for more details.

The MakoLab Semantic Day is organized jointly by MakoLab SA (Łódź, Poland), Mondeca (Paris, France) and Department of Information Systems (Poznań University of Economics, Poland) and Polish Academy of Sciences - Scientific Center in Paris.
 

ORGANIZERS’ PROFILES

Poznan University of Economics
Established in 1926, Poznan University of Economics (PUE) is one of the oldest and most prestigious business universities in Poland. The university’s main strengths are its educational experience, international relations, well-developed research base and its co-operation with business and industry. PUE has participated in a number of EU funded programmes, including 5th, 6th and 7th FP projects, SOCRATES/Erasmus, PHARE ACE, and Leonardo da Vinci. 

Department of Information Systems belongs to the Faculty of Informatics and Electronic Economy, which is acknowledged as outstanding by the Accreditation Committee by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The Department’s research focuses on widely understood business information and knowledge representation, processing and management. The specific areas cover: data and information management, information retrieval and filtering, extraction and integration of data and information, applications of web and semantic technologies. The Department contributes to practice by providing the expertise from such areas as identity management, user and application needs specification and profiling, system modelling, and ontological representation. It has been involved in a number of national and international projects applying semantics for information systems leading to a successful track record of designing and developing decision support systems. The Department has also a long experience in organising dissemination events with its flagship International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS) that has already taken place 16 times.

Polish Academy of Sciences - Scientific Center in Paris
The Scientific Center in Paris has more than 110-year history and its activity has been closely related to history of Poland. The inauguration of the Scientific Center as a part of the Polish Library in Paris has taken place on May 3, 1893.

For a long time the Scientific Center in Paris has become only one independent Polish cultural and scientific institution abroad after the loss of independence in 1795. After 1951 had become the part of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Since its foundation, the Scientific Center in Paris has been actively involved in cooperation with French institutions and activities on the international forum. Each year more than 1600 scientists, researchers, students, passionate persons and friends of Polish Academy of Sciences participated in the scientific and cultural events organized by Scientific Center as well as used the library’s resources.
Within the framework of its publishing activity the Scientific Center in Paris published issues of "Roczniki Stacji PAN" since 2005 in French as "Annales" (volume 1 to 15) plus proceedings of the conferences as special issues of “Annales” (volumes 1 to 7). The Scientific Center in Paris is the largest scientific institution of the Polish Academy of Sciences abroad.

Mondeca
Mondeca’s Smart Content Factory (SCF) leverages the power of semantic technologies to boost the productivity of content management and delivery processes and bring about new smarter ways to interact with content. SCF helps clients to aggregate relevant domain data models and vocabularies and then infuse them into generic systems such as search and recommendation engines, Business Intelligence, or Content Management Systems. As a result, these software systems “learn” the language of their users and can dramatically boost their performance and ROI.
Mondeca has been selected by Gartner as a top vendor in the Semantic Web as well as Taxonomy and Ontology Management categories.

MakoLab
MakoLab is one of the leading and innovative software company created in Poland more than 20 years ago. It is listed on the NewConnect market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It delivers comprehensive IT solutions adhering to the principle: "any time, any place, any platform". For this purpose, it utilizes the latest Internet, web-based and mobile technologies. During last 3 years it positioned itself high on the list of pragmatically oriented companies working in the field of Semantic Web. Its GoodRelations based extensions run in more than 5000 stores. Its automotive industry applications, including UCO (Used Cars Ontology) and participation in creation of GAO (Generic Automotive Ontology) position it as a leader of Semantic technologies in Automotive Industries. MakoLab is also involved in creation of Semantic CMS system.

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II MakoLab Semantic Day

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Teoria & Praxis

Polish Academy of Sciences
Scientific Centre in Paris
74, rue Lauriston, Paris

MakoLab

II MakoLab Semantic Day

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Teoria & Praxis

Morning session "Teoria" 9.30 -12.30 (3x45 mins)

  • Lecture 1: Semantic Web from 2013 perspective - Witold Abramowicz, Adrian Paschke
  • Conference Keynote: Dennis E. Wisnosky "Do you know where your money is?" - FIBO - the new lingua franca for the financial industry
  • Lecture 3: Philosophical and Social context of Semantic Web – Alexandre Monnin

Afternoon session "Praxis" 14-18 (4x45 mins)

  • Lecture 1: Semantic Search Engine Optimization: An Insider's View on the Integration of GoodRelations into schema.org – Martin Hepp
  • Lecture 2: Semantic Web proof of concept. The case of Amsterdam Fire Engines - Bart van Leeuwen
  • Lecture/Panel 3: Semantic Technology for the Automotive Industry – Moderator: Martin Hepp
  • Lecture 4: The art of Linking Enterprise Data – Bernard Vatant
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Dennis Wisnosky

Labeled a visionary early in his career, Wisnosky accepts that tag if it means clearly being able to see the confluence of technology and social trends before others – and most importantly being able to define a clear path to an achievable practical end goal.

As a Director in a Fortune 500 company – built an Enterprise Architecture that served as the North Star for installation of more than 100 industrial robots in less than a year. As Group Vice President in a Mid Tier High Technology – integrated 3 dysfunctional business units and 2 startups into a new organization that became the 2nd largest Robotics company in the USA and the 5th largest in the world. In 2 separate tours with the US DoD – pioneered IDEF, the methodology most used for 3 decades to build Enterprise Architecture in industry, it became a NIST and an IEEE standard. Developed a plan to implement Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the DoD. Recognized the importance of Semantic Web Technology as the only hope to reduce runaway costs in managing Health Care and other DoD information. Among others, he received a Fed100 Award (2006) and an “Excellence in Government Leadership Award (2011) in recognition of his accomplishments.

As the head of his own companies, he led the development and marketing of products ranging from industrial robots and factory controls to software for Project Management, Business Process Modeling/Analysis/Optimization. He is the author of 7 books on these topics, and an internationally acclaimed writer and speaker. He has received many awards and honors for his work in the private sector including being named a "Hero of US Manufacturing" by Fortune Magazine in 1997.

Mr. Wisnosky earned Degrees from California University (PA) from which he received “the” W.S Jackson Medallion of Distinction in 1992 and “the” University Medallion of Distinction 2008, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Dayton from which he received “the” Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Engineering in 2006, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering. He is a Certified Enterprise Architect, a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (Robotics), a PADI Certified Rescue Diver and an Instrument Rated Private Pilot in Multiengine Aircraft. He and his wife, live in Naperville, Illinois. They have three daughters and nine grandchildren.

Currently, Mr. Wisnosky is performing in multiple roles. Senior advisor and expert consultant to the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC), leads the standards implementation process for the Council’s Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) suite of standards. The Technical Advisory Board of Cleversafe, Inc., the leading provider of dispersed data storage systems. The Board of Directors of the Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI). The Chairman of the Board of Cyberavnet, a start up being formed to provide analytical services based upon UAV mounted sensors.

Bart van Leeuwen

Bart van Leeuwen combines his 15 years firefighting experience with 17 years of software company (netage.nl) ownership and 4* years of Semantic Web experience. This combination allows him to highlight a new perspective on operational information delivery.
Netage.nl has been the technology partner for Fire Department Amsterdam-Amstelland for their innovation track involving Semantic Web and Linked Data principles. With the ever larger amount of available data and changes in tactical approaches to firefighting new and fresh thinking is needed. As a “outside the box” thinker he helps fire departments to approach their information problems in a different way. In this process, technology is not the answer, it's an enabler and should be treated as such.
At the time of writing 20 Fire Stations in the greater Amsterdam area use a real-time Semantic solution on a day to day basis.
Currently Bart van Leeuwen leads an innovation project where proven information management technology is combined with new paradigms like Semantic Web technology to deal with information flows in a smarter and agile way.

Alexander Polonsky

Alexander Polonsky is a marketing and project manager at Mondeca, where he has been managing several projects in the area of Linked Data. Prior to that, he had founded and led a semantic technology company Cognium Systems. Alexander obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Stanford University, USA.

Bernard Vatant

Graduated  from the Ecole Normale de l’Enseignement Technique (ENSET) in 1975, Bernard Vatant has taught mathematics from 1975 to 1997, then got involved in emerging semantic technologies. He’s been working as senior consultant for Mondeca since 2000. His experience in data and vocabularies engineering has built on a rich variety of customers and projects, in domains such as scientific and medical terminologies, tourism and local government, library, or legal publication. He’s been working on vocabularies for major institutions at national (IGN, INSEE, Etalab) or European level (Publications Office).

Bernard Vatant has represented Mondeca in international working groups or standard bodies such as ISO (ISO 13250 Topic Maps, ISO 25964 standard on Thesauri), W3C (OWL, SKOS) and Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. An active and acknowledged member of the semantic web and linked data community, in particular known as leader of the Linked Open Vocabularies project, he’s also a regular speaker and programme committee member in international conferences.

Witold Abramowicz

Witold Abramowicz (http://www.kie.ae.poznan.pl/members/wabramowicz/) is a full professor the chair of Department of Information Systems at The Poznan University of Economics, Poland. His particular areas of interest are Information Retrieval and Filtering, Knowledge Management in MIS. He received his M.Sc. from The Technical University of Poznan, Poland, Ph.D. from The Wroclaw Technical University, Poland, and habilitation from The Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. He worked for three universities in the Switzerland and Germany for twelve years. He is an editor, author or co-author of thirty six books (published mostly by Springer and Kluwer Academic Publishers) and over 300 book chapters, articles in various journals and conference proceedings. He chaired 25 scientific international conferences and was a member of the program committees of over 330 other conferences. He is member of the editorial boards in some international journals like Business & Information Systems Engineering, The International Journal of Wirtschaftsinformatik, AIS Transactions on Enterprise Systems, Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering and Technology, Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - An International Journal. Currently Professor Abramowicz is and was involved in nine research projects in the 6th and the 7thFramework Program EU and many national founded projects. He is vice president of the Polish Association of Management Information Systems.

Mirek Sopek

Mirek Sopek was born in 1959. In 1983 he graduated from the Faculty of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics of the Technical University of Łódź with the title of Master of Science in technical physics and in 1992 he obtained the PhD in chemical sciences at the Faculty of Chemistry of the Technical University of Łódź. Between 1983 and 1992 he was lecturer in the Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry of the Technical University of Łódź. In 1989 he created MakoLab - first as digital publishing small business unit transformed later into web oriented company. Between 1996 and 2000 he worked abroad, first as developer in HyperCube (Waterloo, Canada), then as director of IT projects and system designer in HyperCube Inc. in Gainseville, Florida (US). In 2007 he transformed MakoLab into a joint stock company and led its IPO on NewConenct market of Warsaw Stock Exchange. He was first President of the Board of MakoLab S.A. Since  March, 7th 2007, he has been Vice-president of the Board. Parallel to his work in business, he is also active in scientific and educational domains. Between 1992 and 1995 he was an adjunct in the Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry of the Technical University of Łódź, while from 2000 he has been an adjunct in the Academy of Humanities and Economics Łódź, where, between 2002 and 2009, he lead the faculty of e-commerce. Since 2009 Mirek Sopek leads "mSemantic" – MakoLab Semantic Web oriented activity.

Adrian Paschke

Professor Dr. Adrian Paschke is head of the Corporate Semantic Web chair (AG-CSW) at the Institute of Computer Science at Freie Universitaet Berlin (FUB) in Germany. He is also associate professor at the department of information systems at the faculty of informatics at Poznan University of Economics in Poland. He is director of RuleML Inc.,and leads the Berlin Semantic Web Meetup Group. He is active in standardization as steering-committee chair of the RuleML Web Rule Standardization Initiative, co-chair of the Reaction RuleML technical group, founding member of the Event Processing Technology Society (EPTS) and chair of the EPTS Reference Architecture working group, secretary of the OASIS LegalRuleML TC, voting member of OMG and active in the OMG API4KB standardization, member of several W3C groups such as the W3C Rule Interchange Format working group, where he is editor of several W3C Semantic Web standards, and member of OASIS, where he is a contributor to the new LegalRuleML TC.

He was involved in several research projects such as the EU Network of Excellence Reasoning on the Web with Rules and Semantics (REWERSE, 2004-2008), the EU STREP SeaLife (SeaLife, 2006-2010) and he currently coordinates and leads several nationally and internationally funded research projects such as the BMBF InnoProfile project Corporate Semantic Web (CSW), the Transatlantic BPM Education Network (BPM EduNet), and theBMBF Unternehmen Region project Corporate Smart Content (CSC). He also is project leader of several successful open-source projects such as the Prova, Rule Responder, RBSLA, Reaction RuleML. Adrian has been involved in multiple industrial and open-source software development and business engineering projects and has helped to spin-off two successful, awarded companies at Freie Universität Berlin, namely Klickfilm UG and Chariteam UG.

Martin Hepp

Martin Hepp is a professor of e-business and general management and the CEO and Chief Scientist of Hepp Research GmbH. He holds a master's degree in business management and business information systems and a PhD in business information systems from the University of Wuerzburg (Germany). His key research interest are shared data structures at scale, for example Web ontology engineering, both at the technical, social, and economical levels, conceptual modeling in general, and data quality management. As part of his research, he developed the GoodRelations vocabulary for e-commerce, widely used by companies like Google, Yahoo, BestBuy, Kmart, Volkswagen, Renault, and tens of thousands of smaller businesses, and directs the complete GoodRelations eco-system. Prof. Hepp authored more than 60 academic publications and was the organizer of more than fifteen workshops and conference tracks on conceptual modeling, Semantic Web topics, and information systems, and member of more than sixty conference and workshop program committees, including ECIS, EKAW, ESWC, IEEE CEC/EEE, ISWC, and WWW, and an associate editor of the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS).
More information and publications are available at http://www.heppnetz.de/.
Follow him on Twitter: @mfhepp

Alexandre Monnin

Alexandre Monnin, is Doctor of philosophy from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (his thesis entitled Vers une philosophie du Web - Toward a philosophy of the Web). Currently visiting postdoctoral fellow at IKKM (Bauhaus Universität, Weimar), associate researcher at Inria Sophia Antipolis where he co-initiated the francophone DBpedia project and SemanticPedia platform, and co-chair of the W3C “Philosophy of the Web” Community Group. In 2013, he was named one of the 25 experts of Etalab, the French Government Open Data agency acting under the responsibility of the Prime Minister. He previously worked three years as the Head of Web and Metadata research at the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation of Centre Georges Pompidou.

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