From E-Gov to Connected Governance: the Role of Cloud Computing, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Semantic Technologies Brand Niemann Semantic Community Mills Davis Semantic Exchange February 17, 2009
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Welcome and Logistics • Welcome: • Joe Greer, CSC, Chief Technology Officer; Environmental and Citizen Solutions. • Thanks for hosting and providing lunch. • Logistics: • Restrooms and phones are outside and to the left down the hallway. • Box lunches will be provided outside. • Phones are also upstairs behind the registration desk (also best area for cell phone service). • Please use the microphones so the large remote audience (overflow room and Webex) can hear you! • Please do not remove any chairs from the other rooms orthe telephone booths. No additional chairs are allowed in the theater or room 6 due to the fire code.
Brief History • This is our 3rd Annual Event at CSC: • First SICoP Special Conference, February 6, 2007. • Fourth SICoP Special Conference, February 5, 2008. • The Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP) is established by a group of individuals for the purpose of achieving "semantic interoperability" and "semantic data integration" focused on the government sector. The SICoP seeks to enable Semantic Interoperability, specifically the "operationalizing" of these technologies and approaches, through online conversation, meetings, tutorials, conferences, pilot projects, and other activities aimed at developing and disseminating best practices. The individuals making up this CoP represent a broad range of government organizations and the industry and academic partners that support them. • Now SICoP has graduated to the Semantic Community – Semantic Exchange Partnership: • See http://semanticommunity.net
Recent Activities • September 29-30, 2008, Sixth SOA for E-Government Conference, MITRE Auditorium, McLean, VA. • See http://federalsoa.wik.is • October 15, 2008, Transition 2009: Today’s Strategy for Tomorrow’s Administration Conference. Web 2.0 Wiki for the 1105 Media Group. • See http://govtransition2009.wik.is • October 29-30, 2008, Computer Science Corporation's Leading Edge Forum on Digital Disruptions. Closing Session by Mills Davis: Smarter with Semantics: How Semantic Technologies Deliver Practical Business Value, Falls Church, VA. • See http://www.csc.com/aboutus/leadingedgeforum/mds/mds433/840.shtml • November 3-7, 2008, Leveraging Information Asset Management. DAMA-NCR Webcast Conference. Web 2.0 Wiki. Presentation: Using Semantic Technologies in Wikis, Desktop Authoring, & Search to Improve Information Sharing and Knowledge Management. • See http://wilshireconferences.wik.is/
Recent Activities • November 12, 2008, CloudCamp East Event, Chantilly, VA. • http://federalcloudcomputing.wik.is/ • January 13, 2009, Emerging Technologies in Social Networking, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. And Taxonomy Tuesday, Monthly Meeting, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. • See http://semanticommunity.wik.is/Transportation_Research_Board • February 3-4, 2009, Ontology for the National Map. Washington, DC. • See http://geolob.wik.is/
Recent Activities • January 15, 2009, Interagency Working Group on Digital Data and Data Reference Model Comments. • See http://federaldata.wik.is/ • Mills Davis Summary of DRM 2.0 Comments: • So much of information sharing now can be done bottom-up by simply adopting Web 2 (WOA) and Web 3 (RDF) semantic standards for linked data. It's pretty easy, and not expensive to expose information and provide a way to get at it. So just do it. • Once the data and its structure are exposed along with some definition of the concepts and a web service method for accessing it, then it becomes straight-forward to analyze what somebody else's data means and, further, decide what is needed to interrelate one piece of information, or one knowledge structure, to another.
Recent Activities • February 11-12, 2009, National Environmental Status and Trends Project Forum (Web Site Coming), Herndon, VA. • See http://waterwiki.wik.is/CEQ_National_Environmental_Status_and_Trends_Indicators • Where is that Whitehouse Council on Environmental Quality Memo that started this last June 2008?: • Benefit of a Web 2.0/3.0 Wiki: • Google: Water Wiki CEQ • It comes right to the top of the Google Hit List!
Upcoming Activities • February 28-March 1, 2009, TransparencyCamp. Washington, DC. • March 12-13, 2009, W3C eGovernment Interest Group F2F Meeting, AIAA, Washington, DC. • March 27-28, 2009, Gov't 2.0 Camp, Washington, DC. • April 28, 2009, Seventh SOA for E-Government Conference, MITRE Auditorium, McLean, VA. • May 18-22, 2009, The 2009 International Symposium on Collaboration Technologies and Systems. Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) . Baltimore, Maryland, • May 31-June 2, 2009, Management of Change Conference, Norfolk, VA. • June 14-18, 2009, Semantic Technology Conference, San Jose, California. • July 7-10, 2009, ESIP Summer Meeting, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. • October 25-28, 2009, International Semantic Web Conference, Washington, DC.
Agenda • 8:40 a.m. Summary and Update of the SICoP Special Conference 4 (February 5, 2008) and the Data Reference Model Implications (8:40 a.m.): • Lucian Russell, Enterra Solutions • 9-10 a.m. Keynote: From E-Government to Connected Governance (Questions and Answers and Short Health Break): • Mr. Michael Mimicopoulos, Senior Public Administration Officer of the Knowledge Management Branch, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. • Keynote: Running your organization on semantics, separating the know from the flow (10-11 a.m. with Movie and Demo, Questions and Answers, Short Health Break, and Panel Assemble): • Simone Dobbelaar, Chief Policy Information Officer, Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands.
Agenda • 11 a.m. - 12 noon Transitioning to Connected Governance: Overview of the Role of Semantic Technologies in Web 2.0 and 3.0 • Mills Davis, Semantic Exchange.com • What is the Role of Cloud Computing, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 Semantic Technologies in an Era of Connected Governance? • Panel Discussion: Role of Cloud Computing, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 Technologies in an Era of Connected Governance - Infrastructure and Education Jump Start Kits. • 12 noon - 1 p.m. Lunch (provided)
Agenda • 1-1:30 p.m. Keynote: Current State and Future Directions for Intellipedia • Chris Rasmussen, Knowledge Manager, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency • 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Keynote: Semantic Integration of Citizen Sensor Data and Multilevel Sensing: A comprehensive path towards event monitoring and situational awareness (examples from data archived during Mumbai event) • Amit Sheth, LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar at Wright State University • 2 – 5 p.m. • Announcement of Semantic Web and Cloud Computing Training Program • Featured Demonstrations (10 minutes each with slides and videos posted to the Wiki for followup) • General Discussion and Next Steps • Mills Davis, Project10x, Semantic Exchange • 5 p.m. Adjourn
Upcoming Events • Need help with venues for: • Semantic Web Meet-ups • See http://semweb.meetup.com/31/ • Semantic Community – Semantic Exchange Workshops • See http://semanticommunity.net/ • See “Recent Changes” part of Wiki - Lots of activity!