Introducing the Round Trip Through SMIF/FIBO
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  Jim Logan   Jim Logan
Director and Product Manager
No Magic
  Cory Casanave   Cory B. Casanave
Model Driven Solutions


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
01:45 PM - 03:45 PM

Level:  Intermediate

For some time, the FIBO team has been using an implementation of a pre-standard specification - called SMIF (Semantic Modeling for Information Federation) - to model new conceptual ontologies as diagrams. These diagrams resonate with business experts, allowing them to focus on validating the content instead of learning a new technical language. The FIBO team has been using a commercially-available implementation of SMIF, called the Cameo Concept Modeler. That implementation has always auto-generated plain-English glossaries for business expert review, but now, after working closely with the FIBO team, it can also "round trip" OWL ontologies. Find out what we mean by "round tripping," how far we have come, and what the future holds.

Jim Logan is an accomplished enterprise architect and system architect with over 30 years of experience bringing commercial software to market and consulting to the US Government. He applies cutting-edge standards and innovative methodologies and tools to produce operational systems, specializing in Model Driven Architecture / Development approaches. Mr. Logan has extensive modeling experience spanning business, requirements, services, ontologies, information, information exchanges, and systems. He is Director of Semantic Technologies & Interoperability and Product Manager of the Cameo Concept Modeler plugin for the MagicDraw family of award-winning products.

Mr. Casanave is an industry leader in leveraging modeling and architecture to solve real world problems and getting more value from architecture through applying model driven and semantic technologies. Mr. Casanave is CEO of Model Driven Solutions, an architectural services firm focused on fortune 1000 and government clients. Mr. Casanave is also founder of, an open source community for architectures and modeling tools. Recently Cory has been focusing on solving the problems with incompatible and fragmented modeling tools, languages and data by applying linked open data to architecture integration to better align the data, processes, services and business rules between organizations, citizens and the supply chain.

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