[DL] Description Logics for Conceptual Design, Information Access, and Ontology Integration: Research Trends

The Lecturer
Enrico Franconi is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Manchester, Department of Computer Science, in the Information Management Group. He is currently involved as Principal Investigator of the European IST project ``Semantic Webs and Agents in Integrated Economies'' (SEWASIE), as Principal Investigator of the British Research Council (EPSRC) project ``Knowledge Representation meets Databases'' (KRDB), and as co-investigator in the EPSRC project ``Flexible source integration in distributed knowledge-based query processing for bioinformatic information sources'' (TAMBIS-II). In the past he has been Principal Investigator in various projects on the foundations of information systems and ontologies: European ESPRIT-4 Long Term Research project ``Foundations of Data Warehouse Quality'' (DWQ); Italian National Research Council (CNR) projects ``Ontological tools for the Management and the Integration of Heterogeneous Knowledge'', ``Ontological and Linguistic Tools for Conceptual Modelling', and ``Hybrid Knowledge Representation Systems''; Italian Space Agency (ASI) project ``Integration and Access to Heterogeneous Databases''.

Recently he chaired the 1998 International Description Logics Workshop (DL'98); the 6th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation meets Databases (KRDB'99); the PC of the 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI'2000); the International Workshop on Foundations of Models for Information Integration (FMII-2001), which is the 10th workshop in the series Foundations of Models and Languages for Data and Objects (FMLDO).

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