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[ontolog-forum] FOMI 2009: Second Announcement and Call for Papers

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From: Stefano Borgo <borgo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:41:34 +0100
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FOMI 2009 - 4TH Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
 September 2, 2009 - Vicenza (Italy)
In association with 10th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2009)
FOMI is an international forum where academic researchers and industrial practitioners meet to analyze and discuss application issues related to methods, theories, tools and applications based on formal ontologies. There is today wide agreement that knowledge modeling and the semantic dimension of information plays an increasingly central role in networked economy: semantic-based applications aim to provide a framework for information and knowledge sharing, reliable information exchange, meaning negotiation and coordination between distinct organizations or among members of the same organization.
 Often, theoretical ideas seem very promising but their actual implementation brings up unexpected problems and issues. The FOMI 09 Workshop aims to collect useful experiences and lessons learned by the presentation of (1) experienced problems in ontology application, (2) new insights on known problematic issues, (3) new results and observations in ontology implementation, (4) lessons learned on the best way to apply ontological methodologies to real situations.
 FOMI 09 will facilitate open discussion and experience sharing. Very similar problems arise in disparate ontology applications and an open discussion helps to highlight commonalities and to spread ideas for possible solutions. For this reason, FOMI welcomes researchers and practitioners that embrace this perspective without restrictions on the domain they deal with: business, medicine, engineering, finance, law, biology, geography, electronics, etc.
CONFERENCE TOPICS (not exhaustive)
*problems in ontology application:*
- practical issues in using ontologies in the enterprise
- real cases of successful/unsuccessful use of ontology in business
- from legacy systems to the new ontology-driven systems
*ontology and knowledge management:*
- ontology and ontological methodologies in knowledge management;
- adaptation of ontologies for companies and organizations;
- ontology development and change within organizations;
- ontology effectiveness and evaluation
- ontology-driven representation of products, services, functionalities, design, processes;
- ontologies for the know-how;
- ontologies for corporate knowledge;
*ontology in practice:*
- ontologies for electronic catalogs, e-commerce, e-government;
- ontologies for marketing;
- ontologies for finance;
- ontologies for engineering;
- ontologies for medical sciences;
- etc.
Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two member of the Program Committee and selected on the basis of technical quality, relevance of the described experiences, and clarity of the presentation. In particular, we insist that papers should (1) be written for a wide audience and (2) focus on the problematic, successful, etc. ontological aspects. Following the previous FOMI editions, we are considering publishing the proceedings of the workshop in the FAIA series (IOS Press) or as a special issue of "Applied Ontology".
* Format and other information will be added in the conference website shortly.
* Deadlines:
- Paper Submission: April 2, 2009
- Acceptance Notification: May 23, 2009
- Camera Ready: June 23, 2009
Roberta Ferrario – Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Trento – Italy
Alessandro Oltramari – Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Trento – Italy
Local Chair:
Ettore Bolisani, Department of Management and Engineering (University of Padua), Vicenza  Italy
Stefano Borgo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Trento – Italy
Riichiro Mizoguchi,  Osaka University
Kavi Mahesh, Infosys Technologies Ltd., and PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India
Fred Freitas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Brazil
Kyril Simov, Sirma Labs, Sofia, Bulgary
Michael Gruninger, University of Toronto
Derek Sleeman, University of Aberdeen
Matteo Cristani, University of Verona, Italy
Roberta Cuel, University of Trento, Italy
For any request, contact fomi2009@xxxxxxxxxx

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