The First KYOTO Workshop
Environmental Knowledge Transition and Exchange
February 2-3, 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Invited speakers

Workshop program

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First day: Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Chaired by: Lawrence Jones-Walters
09:00 - 09:30Welcome
09:30 - 10:00Introduction to Kyoto and goals of the Workshop (Slides)
Speaker : Piek Vossen
10:00 - 10:30Invited speaker talk : The day to day information needs of a statutory nature conservation agency (Slides part 1 - Slides part 2)
Speaker : Bernard Fleming
10:30 - 11:00Discussion and clarification questions
11:00 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:00Open mind discussion : The System of the future, not considering KYOTO as the only solution
Moderator : Lawrence Jones-Walters
Discussion in four separated-chaired groups of three specific questions on data and information:
  • How do you find information and data now?
  • What kind of data and information are you looking for?
  • How would you like to find information and data?
    12:00 - 13:00Short summaries by the four chairs and discussion
    13:00 - 14:00Lunch
    14:00 - 15:00From Google Search, Text Search to Text Mining: Building a Knowledge Pyramide (Slides)
    Speaker : Piek Vossen
    15:00 - 15:15Discussion and clarification questions
    15:15 - 15:30Break
    15:30 - 16:30Open mind discussion : The System of the near-future: what should KYOTO deliver?
    Moderator : Lawrence Jones-Walters
    Discussion in four separated chaired-groups of three specific questions on data and information requirements:
    • How do you ensure that information and data remain valid in time?
    • How do you ensure coverage: information from the past, cross-lingual, cross-cultural
    • How to present, share and combine information and data?
      16:30 - 17:00Short summaries by the four chairs and discussion
      17:00 - 17:45High level goals and low level systems: how can computer help solving complex problems? (Slides)
      Speakers : Piek Vossen and Roxane Segers
      17:45 - 18:00Clarification and discussion
      18:00 - 19:00Drinks in the Kings Hall
      19:00 - 22:00Dinner in the Tiger Hall

      Second day: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      Chaired by: Piek Vossen
      08:45 - 09:00Welcome
      09:00 - 10:00Invited speaker talk : The role of standards in our community - an ISO perspective (Slides)
      Speaker : Laurent Romary
      10:00 - 10:15Overall KYOTO architecture and KYOTO annotation format (Slides)
      Speaker : Carlo Aliprandi
      10:15 - 10:30Wordnet-LMF (Slides)
      Speaker : Monica Monachini
      10:30 - 11:00KYOTO ontology foundations and annotation of lexicon-ontology mappings(Slides)
      Speaker : Amanda Hicks
      11:00 - 11:15Break
      11:15 - 12:15Invited speaker talk : Information access through textual inferences: the experience of the Qall-Me project (Slides)
      Speaker : Bernardo Magnini
      12:15 - 12:45Tybots, term yielding robots (Slides)
      Speaker : Wauter Bosma
      12:45 - 13:15Kybots, knowledge yielding robots (Slides)
      Speaker : German Rigau
      13:15 - 15:00Lunch and one-hour guided tour zoo
      15:00 - 16:00Invited speaker talk : Semantic Wikis and the Web of Data (Slides)
      Speaker : Jens Lehmann
      16:00 - 16:15Break
      16:15 - 16:45Wikyoto system for editing domain Wordnets and ontologies (Slides)
      Speaker : Andrea Marchetti
      16:45 - 17:00Discussion
      17:00 - 17:30Closing