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Registration is now open for OWLED 2008, to be held October 26-27 in Karlsruhe, Germany,
colocated with the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC). To register, go to the
ISWC Registration page: http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/registration and make your selection in
the section Conferences Early Registration.
For more information about registration, including deadlines for discounted registration and
student support, please visit http://webont.org/owled/2008/registration.html
As the deadline for getting the best discount on registration is coming up quickly - September
30 - please consider registering as soon as possible.
Like its predecessors, the fifth workshop in the OWLED workshop series aims at bringing users,
implementors and researchers together in order to measure the current state of need against the
state of the art, to share experience applying OWL in applications, and to set an agenda for
language evolutions that satisfy users. With the specification of OWL 2 well in progress,
the workshop will be an excellent opportunity to learn about, discuss and debate new
developments in the language, and to give feedback to the working group.
OWLED is the best forum for meeting people who have experience using OWL. Many of the designers
and leading researchers that participated in the development of OWL are in attendance and the
workshop is characterized by it's the friendly sharing of knowledge and its interactive nature.
Thanks to the efforts of program chairs Uli Sattler and Catherine Dolbear, and the excellent
submissions. We are looking at a stimulating program this year, including a great crop of
presentations and several interactive sessions.
A quick overview below lists the long papers accepted for oral presentation. The web site contains
This year OWLED is sponsored by Clark & Parsia, IBM Research, Science Commons, and Openlink
Software. Thanks to their generosity we will be able to provide some amount of funding support
for students who need it.
Hope to see you there! Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.
Alan Ruttenberg, general chair
Accepted long papers
Quantities in OWL. Bijan Parsia and Michael Smith.
Conjunctive Query Answering in EL using a Database. Carsten Lutz, David Toman and Frank Wolter
Enhancing Web Portals with Ontology-Based Data Access: The Case Study of South Africa's Accessibility Portal for People with Disabilities. C. Maria Keet, Ronell Alberts, Aurona Gerber and Gibson Chimamiwa.
OWLlink: DIG for OWL 2. Thorsten Liebig, Marko Luther, Olaf Noppens, Mariano Rodriguez, Diego Calvanese, Michael Wessel, Matthew Horridge, Sean Bechhofer, Dmitry Tsarkov and Evren Sirin.
The OWL of Biomedical Investigations. Melanie Courtot, William Bug, Frank Gibson, Allyson L. Lister, James Malone, Daniel Schober, Ryan Brinkman and Alan Ruttenberg.
Literate, Active OWL Ontologies. Bijan Parsia.
ACE View --- an Ontology and Rule Editor based on Attempto Controlled English. Kaarel Kaljurand.
Owlgres: A Scalable OWL Reasoner. Markus Stocker and Michael Smith.
The OWL in the CASL - Designing Ontologies Across Logics. Oliver Kutz, Dominik Luecke, Till Mossakowski and Immanuel Normann.
Managing Change: An Ontology Version Control System. Timothy Redmond, Michael Smith, Nick Drummond and Tania Tudorache.
HermiT: A Highly-Efficient OWL Reasoner. Rob Shearer, Boris Motik and Ian Horrocks.
What Causes Pneumonia? The Case for a Standard Semantics for “may” in OWL. Alan Rector, Robert Stevens and Nick Drummond.
Biological Situational Modeling: Defining Molecular Roles in Pathways and Reactions. Michel Dumontier.
Opening, Closing Worlds - On Integrity Constraints. Evren Sirin, Michael Smith and Evan Wallace.
InfixOWL: An Idiomatic Interface for OWL. Chimezie Ogbuji.
Judging Amy: Automated Legal Assessment using OWL 2. Saskia van de Ven, Rinke Hoekstra, Joost Breuker, Lars Wortel and Abdallah El-Ali.
Probabilistic Modeling and OWL: A User Oriented Introduction to P-SHIQ(D).Pavel Klinov and Bijan Parsia.
Understanding Entailments in OWL. Matthew Horridge, Johannes Bauer, Bijan Parsia, and Ulrike Sattler
Easy Keys for OWL. Bijan Parsia, Ulrike Sattler, and Thomas Schneider
Modelling ontologies using OWL, Description Graphs and Rules. Boris Motik, Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ian Horrocks, and Ulrike Sattler