RE: Agentcities most likely to use DAML+OIL

From: John Flynn (
Date: 11/26/01


Can I use this as an input for the next HotDAML Newsletter?


John Flynn
(703) 284-4612
DAML Integration and Transition PM
BBN Technologies

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Frank van Harmelen
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 12:44 PM
Cc: Steven Willmott
Subject: Agentcities most likely to use DAML+OIL

Agent-cities ( is an European funded network of
agent-researchers. One of their aims is to realise a large scale network or
distributed agents all collaborating and sharing information. One of their
motivating examples was a "tourist" application with different cities having
agents each supplying information for travellers (hence the name of the
network). Other application areas (eg. medicine) are quickly gaining

After a meeting with Steven Willmott <> (one of the
leading names in the Agentcities consortium), I learned that it is most
likely that Agentcities will be using DAML+OIL as their ontology-language.

They were most encouraged by the start of the Web Ontology group, taking
DAML+OIL as its starting point. This gives them some hope of the stability
they need in order to get their agent-network off the ground.

Jim: this should also provide some very interesting use-cases and feedback
for the Web Ont group.       Jonathan Dale (Fujitsu) <>
is a member of the Web Ontology group and also participating in Agent
Cities, so he will function as contact point.


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