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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2nd UK Ontology Network Meeting, April 11th 2013, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

We are pleased to announce the 2nd UK Ontology Network Meeting, to be held at University of 
Edinburgh on April 11th 2013 


The theme of this meeting is to understand how ontology development and application are being 
used to address problems in the UK. Amongst other areas of interest, there will be a particular 
focus on creating and using open data. The program and audience is intentionally very diverse; 
the aim is to cover areas from many disciplines. We are particularly interested in bringing 
together those creating and developing the technology with those using the technology in industry, 
government and public organisations. The workshop will largely follow the format of last year's 
successful 1st meeting, held in Manchester 

Registration will be opening shortly.  We expect to charge a small fee to cover catering.
The programme will be announced in due course.  Confirmed speakers at this stage are: 
Name Affiliation 
John Callahan ONR Global 
Alan Bundy University of Edinburgh 
Phil Barker Heriot-Watt University 
Gill Hamilton National Library of Scotland 
Richard Gunn EPSRC 
Enrico Motta Open University 
Peter Winstanley Scottish Government 
Peter Murray-Rust Open Knowledge Foundation 
Edoardo Pignotti University of Aberdeen 
Frank van Harmelen  VU, Amsterdam 
Tom Grahame BBC 
Jeff Pan University of Aberdeen 
Janice Watson NHS Scotland 
Ewan Klein University of Edinburgh 
Robert Barr Open Data User Group; University of Liverpool  
Chris Mellish University of Aberdeen 

We hope to see many of you in Edinburgh in April.  
Please forward this email to any individuals and mailing lists you think it might be 
of interest to.