Members of the project consortium are already leading the effort to develop a Web standard ontology language, working in cooperation with the USA DAML initiative and the W3C consortium, they are also leading developers of Web tools and technologies and they have been leading the development of the OIL Ontology Inference Layer, an XML- and RDF-based ontology representation layer, developed in the IST-project ON-TO-KNOWLEDGE, which is already having a major impact on the American DAML programme.
The project consortium will be made up of full partners and industrial advisory partners. Full partners will be responsible for the research and development work outlined below. The number of full partners is deliberately small in order to maximise coherency and cooperation while at the same time minimising costs.
- University of Manchester, UK
- automated reasoning, ontology languages and applications.
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- web applications and ontologies.
- ISTC-CNR, Trento & Rome, Italy.
- University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
- web tools and infrastructure.
Industrial Advisory Board
The project's industrial advisory board will include leading providers and users of Web technology. The function of the industrial advisory board will be:
- To keep the project consortium informed about current industrial practice and requirements.
- To regularly review the progress of the project and to guide the research in directions that will be of maximum relevance to industry.
- To provide case studies and exploitation pathways for the new technologies developed in the project.
A small number of industrial advisory partners will, in addition, act as test sites for the tools and ontologies developed in the project.
The membership of the advisory board is as follows:
- Dr. V. Richard Benjamins, iSOCO, Barcelona, Spain
- Dr. J. Bullock, Canon Research Centre Europe, Guildford, UK
- Richard Chen, InGenuity Systems, Alviso, USA
- Peter Crowther, Network Inference, Manchester, UK
- Ian Davis, Photonica, London, UK
- Dr. John Davies, BT Advanced Communication Technology Centre, Ipswich, UK
- Robert Engels, CognIT, Asker, Norway
- Dr. Einar H. Fredriksson, IOSPress, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Masahiro Hori, Ph.D., IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Kanagawa, Japan
- Ian Lang, Assistum (High Level Systems), Liphook, UK
- Alain Léger, Ing, Phd, France Telecom, Cesson Sévigné, France
- Robin McEntire, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, King of Prussia, PA, USA
- Drs. J.J.E. van der Meer, aidministrator, Amersfoort, Netherlands
- Dr. H. J. Müller, T-Nova Deutsche Telekom Innovationsgesellschaft, Darmstadt, Germany
- Peter F. Patel-Schneider, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
- Dr. A. Persidis, biovista, Athens, Greece
- Ulrich Reimer, Swiss Life, Zürich, Switzerland
- Hans-Peter Schnurr, ontoprise, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Massimo Soroldoni, Nomos Systema, Milan, Italy
- Prof. Austin Tate, AKT project, AIAI, Edinburgh, UK
- Arthur J. Thomas, Ph.D., BioWisdom, Cambridge, UK
- Dr. Luca Toldo, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
- Dr. Michael Uschold, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA, USA
- Guido Vetere, IBM Rome Tivoli Labs, Rome, Italy
- Matthew West, Shell Services International, London, UK
- Mario Wolczko, Sun Microsystems, Palo Alto, CA, USA