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Kerry Taylor

Kerry: About 2002, at CSIRO office

Dr Kerry Taylor

Principal Research Scientist
Team Leader, Semantic Data Management
Information Engineering Laboratory
CSIRO ICT Centre, Canberra

Adjunct Associate Professor
College of Engineering and Computer Science,
Australian National University

Contact Details

Building 108, North Road, Australian National University,
Acton ACT Australia
Mail: GPO Box 664 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
E-mail: Kerry.Taylor@csiro.au
Telephone: +61 2 6216 7038 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +61 2 6216 7038      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +61 2 6216 7111

Professional Interests

Semantic Web and  Web Services
Sensor Networks and e-Research
Bioinformatics and Biodiversity Informatics
Spatial Information Systems
Description Logic and Logic Programming
Machine Learning and Inductive Logic Programming

Professional Memberships

Association for Computing Machinery

Professional Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) Honours University of NSW 1984
Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science and I.T.) Australian National University 1996


Michael Compton, Payam Barnaghi, Luis Bermudez, Raul Garcıa-Castro, Oscar Corcho, Simon Cox, John Graybeal, Manfred Hauswirth, Cory Henson, Arthur Herzog, Vincent Huang, Krzysztof Janowiczj, W. David Kelsey, Danh Le Phuoc, Laurent Lefort, Myriam Leggieri, Holger Neuhaus, Andriy Nikolov, Kevin Page, Alexandre Passant, Amit Sheth, Kerry Taylor, The SSN Ontology of the W3C Semantic Sensor Network Incubator Group, submitted to Journal Of Web Semantics, August 2011.

Lefort, L., Henson, C., Taylor, K., Barnaghi, P., Compton, M., Corcho, O., Garcia-Castro, R., Graybeal, J., Herzog, A., Janowicz, K., Neuhaus, H., Nikolov, A., and Page, K., (2011).  Semantic Sensor Network XG Final Report, W3C Incubator Group Report . June 2011. Available at http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/XGR-ssn/

Daisy Daiqin He, Jian Yang, Michael Compton and Kerry Taylor (2011) Authorization in cross-border eHealth systems, Information Systems Frontiers.  July 2011. Springer. http://www.springerlink.com/content/2g28031h01n8pvgx/.

John Howse, Gem Stapleton, Kerry Taylor, Peter Chapman. (2011) Visualizing Ontologies: A Case Study. The Semantic Web- ISWC 2011, 10th International Semantic Web Conference Bonn Germany, October 23-27, 2011, Proceedings Part 1. Springer LNCS v7031. http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/book/978-3-642-25072-9

Kerry Taylor, Michael Compton, Laurent Lefort (2011), Semantically-Enabling the Web of Things: The W3C Semantic Sensor Network Ontology, in eResearch Australasia, Melbourne, 6-10 November 2011.

Huang Jin, Zeyi Wen, Mukaddim Pathan, Kerry Taylor and Rui Zhang (2011), Ranking Locations for Facility Selection based on Potential Influences, 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT 2011), 10-12 June 2011, Chengdu, China.

Kerry Taylor and Lucas Leidinger (2011), Ontology-Driven Complex Event Processing in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks, in Proc. 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Heraklion, Greece, May 2011. Springer. http://www.springerlink.com/content/y7p4363225527w56/

Mukaddim Pathan, Kerry Taylor and Michael Compton (2011), On Self-Configuration of Sensor Network Services, in CCNC11: IEEE 8th Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, January 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Kerry Taylor, Thomas Meyer and Mehmet Orgun (Eds) (to appear), Advances in Ontologies: Proceedings of the Australasian Ontology Workshop 2010, Adelaide Australia December 2010, CRPIT vol 122.

Yanfeng Shu, David Ratcliffe, Kerry Taylor, Jemma Wu, Ross Ackland and Andrew Terhorst, Semantic Water Data Translation: A Knowledge-driven Approach, 14th International Database Engineering and Applications Symposium (IDEAS 2010), Montreal Canada 16-18 August 2010. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1866489

Kerry Taylor, Arun Ayyagari and David De Roure (Eds) (2010), Proceedings of the 3rd International Semantic Sensor Network Workshop SSN10,  Shanghai, China, November 2010. CEUR vol 668. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-668/

Liu, Q., Bai, Q., Zednik, S., Taylor, P., Fox, P. A., Taylor, K. L., Kloppers, C. Peters, C., Terhorst, A., West, P.,  Compton, M. and Shu, Y. (2010), A Provenance Model for Real-Time Water Information Systems (Abstract) in American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA December 2010.

David Ratcliffe and Jemma Wu and Carsten Freidrich and Kerry Taylor (2010) A Study of Triple Store Performance for E-research Data Services, extended abstract in  eResearch Australasia, November 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.

Mukaddim Pathan, Kerry Taylor and Michael Compton (2010), Semantics-based Plug-and-Play Configuration of Sensor Network Services, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop (SSN10), Shanghai, China, November  2010. CEUR vol 668. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-668/paper5.pdf

Yanfeng Shu, David Ratcliffe, Kerry Taylor, Jemma Wu, Ross Ackland and Andrew Terhorst (2010), Semantic Water Data Translation: A Knowledge-driven Approach, in 14th International Database Engineering and Applications Symposium (IDEAS 2010), Montreal, Canada, August 2010. pp 52-60 ACM. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1866489

Li Li and Kerry Taylor (2010), Generating an Efficient Sensor Network Program by Partial Deduction, in PRICAI 2010: Trends in Artificial Intelligence:  11th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Daegu, Korea Aug/Sep 2010 pp 134-145.   Springer. http://www.springerlink.com/content/g28qm471312k481v/

Henning Koehler, Shazia Sadiq, Yanfeng Shu, Kerry Taylor and Xiaofang Zhou (2010), Sampling Dirty Data for Matching Attributes, in International Conference on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD 2010), Indianapolis, In., USA, June 2010 pp 63-74. ACM.  http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1807177

Kerry Taylor, Yanfeng Shu and Li Li (2009), Data Ingestion for Water e-Research, Extended abstract in E-research Australasia, Manly Australia, November 2009. http://www.eresearch.edu.au/taylor2009

Thomas Meyer and Kerry Taylor (Eds) (2009), Advances in Ontologies: Proceedings of the Australasian Ontology Workshop, Melbourne, Australia, December 2009. CRPIT vol 112, Australasian Computer Society. http://crpit.com/Vol112.html

Kerry Taylor, Arun Ayyagari and David De Roure (Eds) (2009), Proceedings of the 2nd International Semantic Sensor Network Workshop SSN09, CEUR vol 522. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-522/

Mark Cameron, Jemma Wu, Kerry Taylor, David Ratcliffe, Geoffrey Squire and John Colton (2009), SIOOS: Semantically-driven Integration of Ocean Observing Systems, in Posters and Demos in International Semantic Web Conference, October 2009. http://kcap09.stanford.edu/share/posterDemos/

Mark Cameron, Jemma Wu, Kerry Taylor, David Ratcliffe, Geoffrey Squire and John Colton (2009), Semantic Solutions for Integration of Federated Ocean Observations, in Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks (SSN09), October 2009, Washington DC, USA. CEUR vol 522. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-522/

Kerry Taylor and Patrick Penkala (2009), Using Explicit Semantic Representations for User Programming of Sensor Devices,  in Advances in Ontologies: Proceedings of the Australasian Ontology Workshop, Melbourne, Australia, December 2009.  CRPIT vol 112. Awarded Best Paper. http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV112Taylor.pdf

Michael Compton, Holger Neuhaus, Kerry Taylor and Khoi-Nguyen Tran (2009), Reasoning about Sensors and Compositions, in Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks (SSN09), Washington DC, USA October 2009. CEUR vol 522, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-522/

Daiqin He, Michael Compton, Kerry Taylor and Jian Yang (2009), Access control: What is Required in Business Collaboration? In Twentieth Australasian Database Conference (ADC 2009), Wellington, New Zealand, pp 107-116. CRPIT vol 92 pp 107-116. Awarded Best Paper. http://crpit.com/Vol92.html

Lily Li and Kerry Taylor (2008), A Framework for Semantic Sensor Network Services, in ICSOC 2008: 6th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, Sydney, Australia, December 2008. pp 347-361 Springer. http://www.springerlink.com/content/g87801n171869715/

Yuanzhi Wang and Kerry Taylor (2008), A Model-Driven Approach to Service Composition, in Fourth IEEE International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE 2008), pp 8-13, Jhongli, Taiwan December 2008. http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/doi/10.1109/SOSE.2008.42

Laurent Lefort, Kerry Taylor and David Ratcliffe (2008), An Empirical Comparison of Scalable Part-Whole Ontology Engineering Patterns. Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering, Special Issue on Advances in Ontologies 25(3):295--313 Blackwells.

Quan Z. Sheng, Kerry L. Taylor, Zakaria Maamar, and Paul Brebner (2008), Research in RFID Data: Issues, Solutions, and Directions. In Yan Lu, Yan Zhang, Laurence T. Yang and Huansheng Ning,  The Internet of Things: from RFID to Pervasive Networked Systems. Auerbach Publications. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_ZS_g_IHhD0C

Kerry Taylor, Paul Brebner, Michael Kearney, Dana Zhang, Kelly Lam and Vladimir Tosic (2007). Towards Declarative Monitoring of Declarative Service Compositions, in 2nd International Workshop on Services Engineering (SEIW 2007) in conjunction with The 23rd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2007), pages 315-322,  Istanbul, Turkey, April 2007. IEEE. http://www.ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/4400942/4400943/04401011.pdf?tp=&arnumber=4401011&isnumber=4400943

Kerry Taylor and Arun Ayyagari (2006), Research topics in semantic sensor networks: Preface to the proceedings of the semantic sensor networks workshop. In 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2006): Supplemental Proceedings, Athens, Georgia, USA, November 2006.   http://www.ict.csiro.au/ssn06/

Kerry Taylor, Christine M. O'Keefe, John Colton, Rohan Baxter, Ross Sparks, Mark Cameron, Laurent Lefort, and Uma Srinivasan (2006). A data network for health e-research. In Proceedings of the European Conference on eHealth (ECEH06), volume 91 of Lecture Notes in Informatics, Proceedings, pages 215-226, Fribourg, Switzerland, October 12–13 2006. Gesellschaft fu Informatik (GI). http://www.ioport.net/ioport2004/localSeries.do?type=lniproceedings/&volume=91

Kerry Taylor, Tim Austin, and Mark Cameron (2006). A web service architecture for revenue-earning information products. International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce, 2:76-93, 2006. http://www.igi-pub.com/articles/details.asp?id=6256

Laurent Lefort, Kerry Taylor  and David Ratcliffe (2006). Towards scalable ontology engineering patterns: Lessons learned from an experiment based on W3C's part-whole guidelines. In Advances in Ontologies 2006, Proceedings of the Second Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2006), volume 72 of Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, pages 31-40, Hobart, Australia, 5 December 2006. Australian Computer Society. http://crpit.com/Vol72.html

Kerry Taylor (2006). The semantics of water. In A. Orgun Mehmet and Meyer Thomas, editors, Advances in Ontologies 2005, Proceedings of the Second Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2006), volume 72 of Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, page 3, Hobart, Australia, 5 December 2006. ACS.  http://crpit.com/Vol72.html

Ian Naumann, Emma Lumb, Kerry Taylor, Robert Power, David Ratcliffe, and Michael Kearney (2006). The Australian Plant Pest Database: a national resource for an expert community. In Andrew Treloar, editor, Proceedings of The Twelfth Australasian World Wide Web Conference, (AusWeb06), Noosa, Australia, 30th June to 4th July 2006.  http://ausweb.scu.edu.au/aw06/index.html

Lefort, L. and Taylor, K., (2005),  Large scale colour ontology generation with XO, in Advances in Ontologies 2005, Proceedings of the Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 05), 6 December 2005, Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology volume 58, Australian Computer Society. pp 47-52.  http://crpit.com/Vol58.html

Ackland, R.,  Taylor, K., Lefort, L., Cameron, M. and Rahman, J., (2005) Semantic Service Integration for Water Resource Management, in Gil, Motta, Benjamins and Musen (eds), The Semantic Web – ISWC 2005: 4th International Semantic Web Conference, Galway, Ireland, November 6-10, 2005. Proceedings.  Springer LNCS Volume 3729 / 2005.  pp. 816 - 828. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11574620_58

Cameron, M. and Taylor, K. (2005), First­-order patterns for information integration,  in Lowe and Gaedke (eds), Proceedings International Conference on Web Engineering ICWE2005,  Springer LNCS 3579, Sydney, Australia July 27-29, 2005. pp 173--184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11531371_25

Taylor, K., Austin, T. and Cameron, M. (2005), Charging for information services in service-oriented architectures, Proceedings, International Workshop on Business Services Networks (BSN 2005), Workshop of IEEE International Conference on e­Technology,e­Commerce and e­Service, Kong Kong, pp. 112--119. Awarded Best Paper. ACM Portal.

Pang, C., Taylor, K., Zhang, X. and Cameron, M. (2004), Generating multidimensional schemata from relational aggregation queries, in Zhou, Su, Papazoglou, Orlowska and Jeffery (eds), The Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE04, November 22--24, 2004, Brisbane, Australia, Springer, LNCS 3306, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 584--589. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b103344

Cameron, M., Taylor, K. and Baxter, R. (2004), Web service composition and record linking, VLDB Workshop on Information Integration on the Web, IIWeb 2004, Toronto, Canada. http://cips.eas.asu.edu/iiwebfinalproceedings/31.pdf

Taylor, K. and Gretton, C. (2004), Ants caught in the semantic web: a study in the application of description logic to animal systematics, 16th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management SSDBMS04 21--23 June 2004. Proceedings., IEEE, Santorini Island, Greece, pp. 441-442. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/ssdbm/2004/2146/00/2146toc.htm

Taylor, K., O'Keefe, C., Colton, J., Baxter, R., Sparks, R., Srinivasan, U., Cameron, M. and Lefort, L. (2004), A service oriented architecture for a health research data network, 16th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management SSDBMS04. Proceedings, IEEE, Santorini Island, Greece, pp. 443--444. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/ssdbm/2004/2146/00/2146toc.htm

Taylor, K. and Murty, J. (2003), Implementing role based access control for federated information systems on the web, Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology: Proc. Australasian Information Security Workshop, Adelaide, Australia, Vol. 21. http://crpit.com/Vol21.html

Cameron, M., Croke, B., Taylor, K., Walker, G. and Watson, B. (2002), Regional integrated management information system, Proceedings of the First Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Integrated Assessment and Decision Support, Lugano, Switzerland, pp. 198--203. http://www.iemss.org/iemss2002/proceedings/pdf/volume%20uno/304_cameron.pdf

Willmore, A., Churches, T., Murty, J. and Taylor, K. (2002), Accessing distributed geographically­referenced population health information via the web, GeoHealth2002: Supporting decision making in health, Wellington, New Zealand. http://www.business.otago.ac.nz/SIRC05/conferences/2002_GeoHealth/29_willmore.pdf

Cameron, M., Taylor, K. and Abel, D. (2001), The internet marketplace template: An architecture for inter­enterprise information systems, in C. Batini, F. Giunchiglia, P. Giorgini and M. Mecella (eds), Cooperative Information Systems, 9th International Conference, CoopIS 2001, Trento, Italy, Proceedings, number 2172 in LNCS, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 329--343. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2172/21720329.htm

Leow, R. and Taylor, K. (2000), Efficient web access to distributed biological collections using a taxonomy browser, in O. Gunther and H.­J. Lenz (eds), 12th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, IEEE Computer Society, Berlin, Germany, pp. 25--38. ACM Portal.

Taylor, K. (1999). Generalization by Absorption of Definite Clauses. Journal of Logic Programming. 40(2-3):127-157. August 1999. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0743-1066(99)00016-3

Newton, P. W., Taylor, K. L., Trinidad, G. S., Ackland, R.G., and Abel, D. J. (1999). GIS networks and the marketplace. Guest editorial, Transactions in GIS, 3(2):91-95. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/1467-9671.00009

Abel, D. J., Taylor, K. L., Walker, G. C., and Williams, G. (1999). The design of decision support systems as federated information systems. In Kersten, G., Mikolajuk, Z.  and Yeh, A. (eds), Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development: A Resource Book of Methods and Applications. IDRC Books

Taylor, K., Walker, G., and Abel, D. (1999). A Framework for Model Integration in Spatial Decision Support Systems. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 13(6):533-555. 1999. Taylor & Francis.

Abel, D. J., Gaede, V. J., Taylor, K. L., and Zhou, X. (1999). SMART: Towards spatial Internet marketplaces. Geoinformatica, 3(2):141-163. June 1999. ACM Portal.

Taylor, K., Cameron, M., and Haines, J. (1998). An integrated information system on the Web for catchment management. In R. Laurini, K Makki, N. Pissinou (eds), ACM-GIS 98:  Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems. Washington DC, USA, November 1998. pp 8-13. ACM Press. ACM Portal.

Abel, D. J., Taylor, K., Ackland, R., and Hungerford, S. (1998). An exploration of GIS architectures for Internet environments. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 22(1):7-23.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0198-9715(98)00016-7

Kuo, D., Gaede, V., and Taylor, K. (1998). Using constraints to manage long duration transactions in spatial information systems. In Halper, M. (ed) Proceedings of the 3rd IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS '98). New York, USA. pp. 384-395. IEEE Computer Society. IEEE Xplore.

Taylor, K., Ackland, R., Walker, G., and Jackson, D. (1997). WWW delivery of spatio-temporal modelling results for catchment management: A case study.  In A. D. McDonald and M. McAleer (eds), Proceedings of MODSIM 97, International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics in Physical, Biological and Socio-Economic Systems. The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia. Hobart. pp. 1574-1579.

Abel, D., Taylor, K., and Kuo, D. (1997). Integrating modelling systems for environmental management information systems. ACM SIGMOD Record, 26(1):5-10. ACM Portal

Gaede, V., Taylor, K. L. and Zhou, X.: 1997, A request specification language for spatial internet marketplaces, International Conference on Interoperating Geographic Information Systems, NCGIA, NSF and OpenGIS.

Taylor, K. (1996). Autonomous Learning by Incremental Induction and Revision. PhD thesis, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.  

Taylor, K. (1993). Inverse resolution of normal clauses. In Muggleton, S., editor, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Inductive Logic Programming ILP-93, Slovenia. Josef Stefan Institute. gzip,ps


Scientific Community

Programme Committee member for

Reviewer for conferences and workshops

  • Australian Database Conference (many)
  • BPM 2011
  • ICWS 2009
  • Infoscale 2006
  • Web Information Systems Engineering 2004
  • VLDB workshop on Technologies for E-Services 2003
  • Web-Age Information Management 2003
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Models Workshop 1999
  • IEEE ICIPS 1998

 Reviewer for Journals

  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Journal of Web Semantics
  • Expert Systems
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Transactions on Services Computing
  • Computers & Geosciences
  • Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Database Management
  • Software and Systems
  • Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews
  • Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics
  • Distributed and Parallel Databases
  • Information Technology & Decision Making
  • Environmental  Modelling and Software
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Business Process Integration and Management
  • Cooperative Information Systems

Organising Committee for

  • Australasian Computer Science Week 2000





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