FW: Announcing the Semantic Web Applications for National Security (SWANS) Conference

From: jhoward(contr-ixo) (jhoward@snap.org)
Date: 02/18/05

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    To the DAML Community,
    Apologies if you have seen this already, but in case you have not I'm
    reflecting this to all so that no one is missed.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: owner-swans@mail.daml.org [mailto:owner-swans@mail.daml.org] On
    Behalf Of Tiger Rhoades
    Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 9:14 AM
    To: 'SWANS'
    Subject: Announcing the Semantic Web Applications for National Security
    (SWANS) Conference
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information
    Exploitation Office (IXO) and the Federal Chief Information Officer
    (CIO) Council's Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP)
    sponsoring a Semantic Web Applications for National Security (SWANS)
    Conference to be held April 7-8, 2005 in the Washington, DC metropolitan
    area.  The purpose of the meeting is to raise awareness and enhance the
    ability of Military and Government technology decision-makers to
    on the emergence of the Semantic Web.  One of the key objectives of this
    meeting is to foster additional pilot and implementation projects using
    and RDF technologies.  
    The first day's agenda includes a description of the current status of
    Semantic Web technology progress by DARPA, W3C, and key Government
    technology leadership.  We will have a powerful group of technical and
    operationally oriented speakers and tutorial leaders. We have an
    set of keynote speakers:  Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World
    Web and Director of the World-Wide-Web Consortium; Mr.
    John Gilligan, USAF Chief Information Officer; Mr. Steve Cooper,
    of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer; and Mr. Gary Winkler,
    Principal Director, Enterprise Integration, US Army CIO.
    Additionally, there will be a wide range of demonstrations by
    and key Government and academic early adopters to illustrate the power
    using Semantic Web technologies in pilot programs to address National
    Security needs.  A substantial portion of the first day will be devoted
    what the National Security community user might find useful to start a
    The second day will have two major activities: (1) a set of tutorials
    those wanting to gain more detailed information on Semantic Web
    technologies; and (2) a Trade Show to allow vendors who are employing
    Semantic Web technologies to demonstrate their capabilities to this
    audience.  Also during the Trade Show, Semantic Web experts will be
    conducting pilot program advice sessions to discuss technical and
    programmatic aspects of developing pilot projects utilizing RDF and OWL
    More information on the SWANS Conference including location and
    information can be found on the SWANS Conference web site:

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