The Federal CIO Council’s Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP)

Track: Government, Collaboration, Metadata and Semantics

Audience Level: High Level/Technical view

Time: Tuesday, November 15 11:45

Author: Brand Niemann, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Keywords: DAML, E-Government, Interoperability, RDF, Ontology, Semantic Web


The Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP) has made considerable progress towards implementations of semantic technologies and web standards in the U.S. government with a series of white papers, conferences, and pilot projects. The goal is to create executable enterprise models in composite applications for E-Government.

This paper is organized into the following sections: 1. Background, 2. Conferences and Public Meetings, 3. White Papers, 4. Working Groups and Pilot Projects, 5. Deploying RDF and OWL, 6. Conclusions and Next Steps, and Acknowledgements.