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Ontolog invited Speaker Presentation - Dr. James Spohrer - Thu 2005-12-08     (1)

  • Subject: Ontolog Invited Speaker Presentation by Jim Spohrer - Thu 2005-12-08     (1A1)
  • Agenda: Dr. James Spohrer, from IBM's Almaden Research Center, will be presenting to the community. His talk is entitled: "Services Sciences, Management, Engineering (SSME): A next frontier in education, innovation, and economic growth and the role of knowledge representation techniques in services innovation"     (1A2)
  • Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005     (1A3)
  • Start Time: 10:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM EST / 18:30 UTC (see world clock for other time zones)     (1A4)
  • Dial-in Number: 1-702-851-3330 (Las Vegas, Nevada)     (1A5)
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session) will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1A6)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1A6A)
    • if you plan to be logging into this shared-screen option (which the speaker may be navigating), and you are not familiar with the process, please try to call in 5 minutes before the start of the session so that we can work out the connection logistics. Help on this will generally not be available once the presentation starts.     (1A6B)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the slides below and running them locally. The speaker will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1A6C)
  • Please note that this session will be recorded, and the audio archives is expected to be made available as open content to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1A10)

Attendees     (1B)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1D)

  • Dr. James Spohrer, from IBM's Almaden Research Center, will be presenting to the community. His talk is entitled: "Services Sciences, Management, Engineering (SSME): A next frontier in education, innovation, and economic growth and the role of knowledge representation techniques in services innovation"     (1D1)
[picture of Dr. James Spohrer] JimSpohrer_20051208.png     (1D2A1)
Abstract:     (1D3)
Services sciences, Management and Engineering (SSME) hopes to bring together     (1D4)

ongoing work in computer science, operations research, industrial engineering, business strategy, management sciences, social and cognitive sciences, and legal sciences to develop the skills required in a services-led economy.     (1D5)

Services are the application of knowledge and skills for the co-production of value for the service recipient. As such, a fundamental aspect of service engagement is the representation of the knowledge that the parties involved in the service process use to communicate and collaborate. Ontology development is one approach to knowledge codification that allows it to be human and machine processable and therefore help and facilitate the service enactment.     (1D6)
Paths to service innovations, especially for services deployed over the Web (i.e., Web services and software as a service) will increasingly require better knowledge representation techniques. For instance, to automatically (or semi-automatically) discover, engage, and enact Web services solutions on the intranet as well as the internet as a whole.     (1D7)
SSME's primary objective is to discover means for all types of service innovation; therefore, placing ontology and other knowledge representation techniques at the center stage of the SSME agenda.     (1D8)
Jim Spohrer is the Director of Services Research at IBM's Almaden Research     (1D11)

Center in San Jose, CA, focused on innovations for IBM Global Services (IGS), a people-intensive, information-intensive business of over 170,000 professionals worldwide that accounts for half of IBM's yearly revenues. Human sciences, On-Demand Innovation Services (ODIS), deep industry knowledge of future trends, and operations technology are areas of active exploration.     (1D12)

From 2000-2003, at IBM, he was CTO of IBM's Venture Capital Relations     (1D13)

Group, where he identified technology trends and worked to establish win-win relationships between IBM and VC-backed portfolio companies. Previously, Dr. Spohrer directed the IBM Almaden Research Center's (ARC) Computer Science Foundation Department, and before that was senior manager and co-strategist for IBM's User Experience / Human Computer Interaction Research effort.     (1D14)

From 1989-1998, at Apple, he was a DEST (Distinguished Engineer,     (1D15)

Scientist, and Technologist) and program manager of learning technology projects in Apple's Advanced Technology Group (ATG). He lead the effort to create Apple's first on-line learning community and vision for anytime, anywhere e-learning. From 1978-1982, he developed speech recognition algorithms and products at Verbex, an Exxon Enterprises company.     (1D16)

Spohrer received a B.S. in physics from MIT in 1978 and a Ph.D. in     (1D17)

Computer Science from Yale University in 1988. In 1989, Jim lived in Rome, Italy where he was a visiting scholar at the University of Rome La Sapienza, and lecturer at major universities across Europe. Jim has published broadly in the areas of speech recognition, empirical studies of programmers, artificial intelligence, authoring tools, online learning communities, open source software, intelligent tutoring systems and student modeling, new paradigms in using computers, implications of rapid technical change, as well as the coevolution of social, business, and technical systems. Jim has also helped to establish two education research non-profit web sites: The Educational Object Economy and WorldBoard: Associating Information with Places. Jim is a frequent advisor to the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and other groups & on the implications of rapid technological change to the future of education.     (1D18)

  • If you have questions for the presenter, we appreciate your posting them here: (please identify yourself)     (1D20)
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    • ... (post you questions here, the speaker will be fielding them during the open discussion session) ...     (1D20B)

Session Recording of the Jim Spohrer Talk     (1E)

(Thanks to Kurt Conrad and Peter P. Yim for their help with getting the session recorded. -ppy)     (1E1)

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