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UWF Seminar Series – Oct 26 @ 10am

Location: SSE Building, Rm 348

Topic: Where is the Semantics in the Semantic Web?
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Hayes, IHMC

Abstract: The Web is tied together by Universal Resource Identifiers, often called ‘web addresses’. The standard story about Web architecture is that a URI “identifies” something which, when accessed, emits “representations”: think of a website sending out HTML in response to a http GET request. The Semantic Web, however, uses URIs as logical names which refer to things. These two ideas about what URIs mean have an uneasy relationship, and debates about how best to explain this relationship have been long, often confused, often heated, and are still happening. These debates involve issues and ideas from network theory, Web architecture, formal logic and even the philosophy of language, fields which have never before needed to be related. Right now, the main Web architecture authority , the W3C TAG (Technical Architecture Group), has this matter on the agenda for its forthcoming meeting.

This talk will survey this rather tangled area, outline the main issues and ideas and summarize the various debate positions. (If the TAG has emitted a ruling by the time the talk is given, we will do our best to explain it.) Finally, we will outline a new proposal for extending RDF, the base notation of the Semantic Web, to provide for Web contexts to disambiguate URI meanings.


FES Speaker – Oct 18 @ 11am

UWF Commons RM 265

From the UWF Florida Engineering Society:

I am pleased to announce that Dr.Khabou, Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UWF is our Guest speaker for the upcoming event on October 18, 11am at University Commons Rm 265.

Dr. Khabou’s research is mainly in the areas of pattern recognition and digital image processing. His research interests include automatic target recognition, handwriting recognition, human face detection/recognition, artificial neural networks, mathematical morphology, regularization theory, entropy optimization, and fuzzy logic.

Food and Drinks will be provided at the meeting!

ACLU Speaker – Wikileaks – Mar 31 @ 730pm

The 3rd Seligman First Amendment Celebration will feature ACLU staff attorney Benjamin Stevenson and Ed Fleming, attorney at McDonald Fleming & Moorhead in Pensacola.  The speakers will be discussing the implications of protecting state secrets on the freedom of the speech in the wake of the Wikileaks phenomenon.

LOCATION: 36/191
DATE: Thursday-March 31, 2011
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
DESSERT RECEPTION: immediately following (all attendees welcome)

ALL students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

C2JS Meeting & Lecture – Nov 18, 530pm

What: The monthly meeting of the C2JS (IEEE Computer and Communications Joint Society)

When: November 18  from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: SSE Building, Room 102

Meeting Topic: Intro to Windows Azure


During this session we’ll explore an introduction to Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure cloud platform. Covered will be basics of the cloud dev tools, a look at Table, Blob, and Queue storage, and a dive into some of the specifics of SQL Azure.

Speaker Bio:

Ryan Duclos is a Senior Technical Consultant for Perficient, Inc. (PRFT), where he is passionate about Microsoft development utilizing the .Net Framework and SQL Server technologies. He lives and works in LA (Lower Alabama!) and loves spending time with his family, as well as being a Community Influencer for Microsoft. Ryan can often be found at regional events as both a speaker and an attendee.

There will be a door prize consisting of a free O’Riley e-book! Free pizza and drinks will be provided. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Samuel Fleming, Vice Chair of C2JS. Email Samuel at

AITP Speaker Meeting – Nov 10

November 10th
University Commons 255

Students may bring resumes and meet members of WinTec (including an alumnus of our program, Chris Barlas). Students can discuss part-time work opportunities with the company.

AITP Speaker Meeting:

Speaker: Mr. Chris Barlas
WinTec, Inc.
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Topic:  “A Day in the Life at WinTec”

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
UWF, Building 4, Room 406

Refreshments will be served

Lecture: “Apple: Technology Trends in Education”, Oct 28

Topic: Apple: Technology Trends in Education

Speaker: Dave Lockwood, Account Executive, Apple Inc.

Open for all UWF students, staff, and faculty

Thursday, October 28, 2010
12:00 to 12:45
SSE Building – Room 348

Lecture to cover ‘Space Policy, JFK and Space Exploration’

Lecture to cover ‘Space Policy, JFK and Space Exploration’

The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition will host a public lecture by John Logsdon on Oct. 27, at the IHMC, 40 South Alcaniz Street.

Logsdon’s topic for the event will be “Space Policy, JFK, and Space Exploration.”

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

Seating for the event is limited.

Those planning to attend should e-mail, or call 202-4462.

Past IHMC lectures can be viewed at