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[ontolog-forum] CFP, Ontology Repositories and Editors for the SW

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From: Alexander Garcia Castro <alexgarciac@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 09:25:45 -0500
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ESWC 2010 Workshop on Ontology Repositories and Editors for the
Semantic Web
ORES 2010 - Call for papers and system descriptions -
Heraklion, Greece - Deadline: March 1, 2010

The growing number of online ontologies makes the availability of
ontology repositories, in which ontology practitioners can easily
find, select and retrieve reusable components, a crucial issue. The
recent emergence of several ontology repository systems is a further
sign of this. However, in order for these systems to be successful, it
is necessary to provide a forum for researchers and developers to
discuss features and exchange ideas on the realization of ontology
repositories in general and to consider explicitly their role in the
ontology lifecycle. In addition, it is now critical to achieve
interoperability between ontology repositories, through common
interfaces, standard metadata formats, etc. ORES10 intends to provide
such a forum.

Illustrating the importance of the problem, significant initiatives
are now emerging. One example is the Open Ontology Repositories (OOR)
working group set up by the Ontolog community. Within this effort
regular virtual meetings are organized and actively attended by
ontology experts from around the world; The Ontolog OOR 2008 meeting
was held at the National Institute for Standards in Technology (NIST),
generating a joint communiqué outlining requirements and paving the
way for collaborations. Another example is the Ontology Metadata
Vocabulary (OMV) Consortium, addressing metadata for describing
ontologies. Despite these initial efforts, ontology repositories are
hardly interoperable amongst themselves. Although sharing similar aims
(providing easy access to Semantic Web resources), they diverge in the
methods and techniques employed for gathering these documents and
making them available; each interprets and uses metadata in a
different manner. Furthermore, many features are still poorly
supported, such as modularization and versioning, as well as the
relationship between ontology repositories and ontology engineering
environments (editors) to support the entire ontology lifecycle.

Submitting papers and system descriptions

We want to bring together researchers and practitioners active in the
design, development and application of ontology repositories,
repository-aware editors, modularization techniques, versioning
systems and issues around federated ontology systems. We therefore
encourage the submission of research papers, position papers and
system descriptions discussing some of the following questions:

 * How can ontology repositories "talk" to each other?
 * How can the abundant and complex knowledge contained in an
ontology repository be made comprehensible for users?
 * What is the role of ontology repositories in the ontology lifecycle?
 * How can branching and versioning be managed in and across ontology
 * How can ontology repositories interoperate with ontology editors,
and other applications and legacy systems?
 * How can connections across ontologies be managed within and across
ontology repositories?
 * How can modularity be better supported in ontology repositories
and editors?
 * How can ontology repositories and editors use distributed reasoning?
 * How can ontology repositories support corporate, national and
domain specific semantic infrastructures?
 * How do ontology repositories support novel semantic applications?
 * What measurements for describing and comparing ontologies can we
use? How could ontology repositories use these?

Research papers are limited to 12 pages and position papers to 5
pages. For system descriptions, a 5 page paper should be submitted.
All papers and system descriptions should be formatted according to
the LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0
). Proceedings of the workshop will be published online. Depending on
the number and quality of the submissions, authors might be invited to
present their papers during a poster session.

Submissions can be realized through the easychair system at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ores2010 .

Important dates

Papers and demo submission: March 1, 2010 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Notification: April 5, 2010
Camera ready version: April 18, 2010
Workshop: May 30 or 31, 2010

Organizing committee

Mathieu d'Aquin, the Open University, UK
Alexander García Castro, Bremen University, Germany
Christoph Lange, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Kim Viljanen, Aalto University, Finland

Program committee

Ken Baclawski, Northeastern University, USA.
Leo J. Obrst, MITRE Corporation, USA.
Mark Musen, Stanford University, USA.
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA.
Li Ding, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.
Mike Dean, BBN, USA.
John Bateman, Universität Bremen, Germany.
Michael Kohlhase, Jacobs University, Germany.
Tomi Kauppinen, University of Muenster, Germany.
Peter Haase, Fluid Operations, Germany.
Raul Palma, Poznan University, Poland.
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands.
Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki, Finland.
Martin Luts, ELIKO TAK, Estonia.
Janne Saarela, Profium Ltd, Finland.
Jouni Tuominen, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Sandro Hawke, W3C.
Wolfram Wöß, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Alexander Garcia
Postal address:
Alexander Garcia, Tel.: +49 421 218 64211
Universität Bremen
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
D-28359 Bremen

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