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Visit 2006/2007 of Enrico Franconi in Argentina, New Zealand, Australia

Host: UNS (ARG), Otago (NZ), NICTA/UNSW (AUS)
Start date: 16/10/2006
End date: 30/04/2007
Topic: Exploitation: Conceptual modelling, RDF versioning; dissemination
Abstract: In this long trip for my sabbatical I have worked two months in Argentina at the Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS) in Bahia Blanca, two months in New Zealand at the University of Otago in Dunedin, and two months in Australia at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and at the National ICT Australia (NICTA) in Sydney. I have worked mostly on abstract frameworks exploiting and generalising ideas developed during the course of the Knowledge Web Network of Excellence (Argentina and Australia), and on dissemination at a high level (New Zealand). In Argentina I have been working with Dr Pablo Fillottrani on a new general abstract conceptual model which embeds OWL, Description Logics, ER, UML, ORM, O-O models, and which is implemented in the new ICOM tool developed within KWeb; a journal paper on this is on its way. I also taught a general course on ontologies at PhD level, attended by 15 students. In New Zealand I have been working on Information Integration, and I gave an invited talk at the 3rd workshop on Logic and MultiAgent Systems (LAMAS-2007) on ontology-based information interoperability and integration <http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/staffpriv/hans/lamas2.html>; I also have been invited to give the keynote talk at the 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER-2007) in Auckland, New Zealand <http://er2007.massey.ac.nz>. In Sydney I have worked on the problem of RDF versioning as a general belief revision problem with Norman Foo and Tommie Meyer; this work will be a chapter in the final deliverable of the KWeb WP 2.3. I also taught a general course on ontologies at PhD and faculty staff level, attended on average by 30 people for the two months.
has participant: Enrico Franconi