Information Infrastructure Collaboration Meeting

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  • Date: October 8, 2012
  • Time: 4-8pm
  • Venue: Westwood Country Club (corner of Sheridan and N. Forest Roads, 2 miles from UB North Campus)

This meeting is designed to advance collaboration among UB individuals and groups working on high-level challenges to the nation's information infrastructure.

The meeting is open to both students and faculty. It will consist of a series of short talks on current and planned research in areas such as defense, security and healthcare informatics, together with discussion and dinner buffet. The goal is to identify existing expertise and lay the groundwork for future collaborations.


  • 3:45 Arrival, Light Refreshments
  • 4:00 Introduction by Barry Smith (UB Philosophy / NCOR) and Moises Sudit (CMIF)
  • 4:15 Ontology in Buffalo: An Overview: Barry Smith:
  • 4:25 Discussion

Military and Technology Applications

  • 4.30 Geo-Spatial Project Management: Chris Renschler (UB Geography / NCGIA)
  • 4.40 Information Assurance and Extreme Events: Raj Sharman (Management Science and Systems)
  • 4.50 Ontologies for the Intelligence Community: Ronald Rudnicki (CUBRC)
  • 5.00 Warfighter Ontology: William Mandrick (US Army)
  • 5:10 Discussion

Medical Applications

  • 5:20 The UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics: Peter Winkelstein (IHI)
  • 5.30 Document Recognition and Retrieval for Medical Informatics: Venu Govindaraju (UB Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors)
  • 5:40 The Buffalo Semantic Web: Alan Ruttenberg (Oral Diagnostic Sciences / UB Clinical and Translational Data Exchange)
  • 5:50 Discussion

'Please write to Barry Smith if you wish to attend.