November 30th, 1999
Sharing Day on Ontologies in Kaiserslautern
organized by KALIF for the projects of the
ESPRIT Learning and Training in Industry (LTI) programme

prepared by CIBIT 
and hosted by the DFKI Knowledge Management Group


10.00- 10.10 Gertjan van Heijst:
Introduction by KALIF: a short presentation on the objectives of the sharing day, the proposed agenda, introduction of the participants

10.10 - 12.30 Participants' presentations:
each of the participating projects will make a brief presentation focussing on the following ontology related issues:

  • the objectives of the project
  • how are ontologies used in your project?
  • what requirements does this use imply for ontologies and in particular,
  • the ontology specification language?
  • is XML an option for using the ontologies
  • what requirements does this use imply for ontology development tools?
  • are there tools you developed or use and which tools are this?
Schedule for the presentations (behind the links are the presentations, please notice that these are discussion statements, not polished conference presentations): 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch and time for identifying open issues:
based on the presentations, a list will be made of open issues that will be worked on in the afternoon

13.30 - 15.30 Work in small groups on open issues:
the issues identified before lunch will now be discussed in small groups, hopefully leading to identification of ways to resolve them

15.30 - 16.00 Presentation of results:
the results of the workgroups will be presented and discussed in a plenary session.

16.00 - 16.30 Action planning:
based on the results of the day, a number of concrete action plans will be formulated, to work these out in further detail

List of Participants