Thursday, October 3, 2013
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
|Location: ||Crystal Room|
Management of time is important to any business application - we need to be able to know what the state of the database was at any time in the past. For many business settings, this sort of temporal facility is not sufficient. Updates to a data system necessarily lag behind changes in the real world, and with hindsight, we can know just how long our database was out of synch. In many business settings, this information is crucial for justifying past decisions. When we look back on why we made a decisions, it is not as important to know what was true at the time as it is to know what we believed at the time. This sort of temporal data management has been supported by relational databases for decades. What does it mean to bring this level of sophistication to semantic data?
The panel session will cover industry needs as well as technological capabilities around temporal and bitemporal data, including
- Examples of bitemporal data in Finance: a payment isn't based on current rates, but on the current state of the billing system. How do we go back and fix it? - Examples of bitemporal data in Health Care: A treatment is not based on the patient's state, but on what we knew at the time. How do we understand the treatment history?
- Challenges of managing bitemporal data in RDF
- Lessons learned from bitemporal data management in relational databases
Dean Allemang has been working in Semantic Web since before it had that name, first as a researcher in Knowledge Representation, and then as a solutions engineer working on semantic applications before the advent of RDF. Since the adoption of the Semantic Web standards, he turned his experience into a Semantic Web training course, with over 1000 graduates to date. Co-author of Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, he has delivered keynote addresses at many conferences and meetings, including Semantic Technology and Business, RuleML, OWLED and DAMA day.
He now leads Working Ontologist LLC, a company devoted to making the best Semantic Web engineers available for challenging data management projects.
Craig Baumunk is a Director in the Operational Risk Technology organization of Bank of America, where he is currently leading a Strategic Data, Analytics & Reporting (SDAR) project which will help the bank to comply with the principals prescribed in the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) paper on Risk Data Aggregation (RDA). His background includes over 25 years of information technology experience including data architecture, enterprise architecture, project leadership, engagement management and general management. Craig is currently focused on helping to further the state of the art and adoption of temporal data management with a specific focus on bitemporal data. In this capacity he has led some of the most comprehensive evaluations of different vendors temporal and bitemporal capabilities.
Dave McComb is President of Semantic Arts, a consulting firm that specializes in helping large organizations incorporate semantic technologies into their Enterprise Architectures. He has built Enterprise Ontologies for Procter & Gamble, LexisNexis, SallieMae, Fiserv, Colorado Child Support Enforcement and Washington State Employment Security Division.
He was the author of "Semantics in Business Systems", and co-founder of the Semantic Technology Conference. He teaches a four day course in Designing and Building Business Ontologies. He has over 30 years experience with enterprise systems, and has built some of the types of legacy systems he is now trying to replace.
Dr. Aasman has gained notoriety as a conference speaker at such events as Semantic Technologies Conference, International Semantic Web Conference, Java One, Enterprise Data World, Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Linked Data Planet, INSA, GeoWeb, AAAI, NoSQLNow, Graph Data Management, RuleML, IEEE conferences, and DEBS to name a few.
Dr. Mirhaji is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, School of Health Information Sciences at Houston. He is also the director of the Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Informatics Research, where he has developed clinical text understanding algorithms, case detection methodologies, and a reference architecture for situational awareness for public health preparedness (SARA) using semantic technologies and SOA. Dr. Mirhaji has been the chair of the “International Defense and Homeland Security Conference 2003-2008” and the “International Conference on Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web 2007-2008” .
Dr. Mirhaji and his fellow researchers were awarded “The Best Practice in Public Health Award-2002” by the Department of Health and Human Services in the aftermath of September 11 attacks.
Dr. Mirhaji’s research involves application of semantic technologies in information integration, biomedical vocabularies and taxonomies, natural language understanding, automation and context awareness, translational bioinformatics, and public health informatics.