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Course #10601-Z

Knowledge Management and Social Networking through Semantic Web

Dates: Apr-21-2010 - Apr-23-2010

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$1,040 Government AFCEA Member
$1,090 Government Non Member
$1,300 Non-Government AFCEA Member
$1,370 Non-Government Non Member

Note: This course has been confirmed as scheduled. Please see course logistics information below course description. Instructor: Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Director of the CyberSecurity Research Center and Professor of Computer Science at University of Texas, Dallas's Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Course Description:

This course will discuss concepts in semantic web and web services and their applications in knowledge management and social networking. Applications of RDF and OWL for knowledge management processes as well as social networking strategies will be addressed. Applications in national security will also be covered.




Data and Information Management

  • Data Management
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Information management concepts

Semantic Web

  • Concepts in semantic web
  • RDF and OWL
  • Applications

 Knowledge Management

  • Introduction to Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Management strategies, processes and metrics
  • Semantic web for knowledge management
  • Knowledge management prototypes and products

Social Networking

  • Introduction to social networking
  • Managing and mining social networks
  • Semantic web for social network
  • Friend of a Friend (FOAF) and related concepts
  • Social Network prototypes and products

Applications in National Security

  • Knowledge management applications
  • Social networking applications
  • Examples




B. Thuraisingham, Data Management Systems Evolution and Interoperation,CRC Press, May 1997.


B. Thuraisingham,  Data Mining, Technologies, Techniques Tools and Trends, CRC Press December 1998


B. Thuraisingham,  Web Data Management and Electronic Commerce, CRC Press, forthcoming June 2000


B. Thuraisingham, Managing and Mining Multimedia Databases, CRC Press, June 2001


B. Thuraisingham, XML, Databases and Semantic Web, CRC Press, March 2002


B. Thuraisingham,  Web Data Mining and Counter Terrorism, CRC Press, June  2003


B. Thuraisingham,  Database and Applications Security: Integrating Data Management and Information Security, CRC Press/Auerbach, June 2005.


Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cyber Security Research Center at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Dallas. She is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). She received IEEE Computer Society’s prestigious 1997 Technical Achievement Award for “outstanding and innovative contributions to secure data management”.

Dr. Thuraisingham’s research in information security and information management has resulted in over 70 journal articles, over 200 refereed conference papers, and three US patents. She is the author of seven books in data management, data mining and data security including one on data mining for counter-terrorism. She has given over 30 keynote presentations at various research conferences and has also given invited talks at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and at the United Nations on Data Mining for counter-terrorism.  She serves (or has served) on editorial boards of top research journals.

Prior to joining UTD, Dr. Thuraisingham was an IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) at the National Science Foundation from the MITRE Corporation. At NSF she established the Data and Applications Security Program and co-founded the Cyber Trust theme and was involved in inter-agency activities in data mining for counter-terrorism. She was at MITRE between January 1989 and June 2005 and has worked in MITRE's Information Security Center and was later a department head in Data and Information Management as well as Chief Scientist in Data Management. She has served as an expert consultant in information security and data management to the Department of Defense, the Department of Treasury and the Intelligence Community for over 10 years. Thuraisingham’s industry experience includes six years of research and development at Control Data Corporation and Honeywell Inc.

Dr. Thuraisingham is the Founding President of “Bhavani Security Consulting” a company providing services in consulting and training in Cyber Security and Information Technology. She serves as an expert software consultant to the Treasury on corporate research credit issues and advises Treasury counsel on software related court cases. She is also interested in the developments, challenges and issues associated with Intellectual Property management and writes articles on this topic as well as conducts technology strategy surveys and forecasting for Corporations.

Dr. Thuraisingham was educated in the United Kingdom both at the University of Bristol and the University of Wales.

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