The 1st International Workshop on
Ontology content and evaluation in Enterprise
(With two tracks on Human Resources and eHealth)


Oct 31 , 2006 , Montpellier, France

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06)
Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS


[Important Dates]



[Program Committee]



Sponsored By
Knowledge Web
This workshop is organized by the Ontology Outreach Advisory OOA (Knowledge Web NoE). The OOA is devoted to develop strategies for ontology recommendation and standardization, thereby promoting and providing outreach for verifiable quality ontological content.

Call for Papers

Current trends within the Semantic Web research are mainly concerned with technological issues, such as language capabilities, inference services, etc. Yet less attention has been given to ontology content and its quality. This workshop aims to focus on content issues, such as methodologies and tools concerned with modeling good ontologies, approaches to ontology content evaluation, quality measures, ontology content management (e.g. metadata, libraries, and registration), ontology documentation, etc. The workshop also aims to give a special attention to ontology content issues in two industrial sectors: human resources and employment, and healthcare and life sciences. We welcome papers and (past/planned) project descriptions that discuss ontology modeling and evaluation aspects, particularly:

  • Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied in industry.
  • Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of ontology practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention.
  • Business experience and case studies specifying requirements, challenges, or opportunities of modeling and applying ontologies in industry.
Workshop Structure
The workshop consists of three tracks: Ontology Evaluation, Ontologies in Human Resources and Employment, and ontologies in Healthcare and life sciences:

Methods and tools for ontology evaluation:
  • Ontological evaluation.
  • Logical evaluation.
  • Usability/usefulness evaluation.
  • Ontology compliance to standards.
  • Ontology standardization and recommendation scenarios.
  • Ontology metadata, and libraries.
  • Ontology documentation.
  • Ontology registration and certification.
  • Ontology interoperability.
  • Consensus reaching.
  • Business cases studies.
Ontologies in Human Resources
  • Modeling and representation of: Jobs, CVs, Competencies, Skills, Employees, People, Organizations, Social Events, etc.
  • HR upper level concepts.
  • Semantics of HR-XML.
  • Semantic metadata for HR applications.
  • Semantics in job matching.
  • Semantics is learning technologies.
  • Multilinguality in human resources ontologies.
  • Best practice and semantic patterns in ontology modeling and evaluation.
Ontologies for Healthcare and Life sciences
  • Ontologies in Biomedicine and bioinformatics.
  • Ontologies of diseases, nursing, therapeutics, drug, etc.
  • Upper level concepts of healthcare and life sciences ontologies.
  • Semantic metadata for Clinical Data Interchange.
  • Semantics of medical XML standards and vocabularies.
  • Multilinguality in Biomedicine and bioinformatics ontologies.
  • Best practice and semantic patterns in ontology modeling and evaluation
Submissions We invite (A) research papers describing original studies of no more than 12 pages; (B)Position papers presenting opinions or work in progress of no more than 6 pages; and (C) Business experience and case studies of no more than 8 pages. Submitted papers will be fully refereed based on the originality and significance of the ideas presented as well as on technical aspects. Each paper will be reviewed by at least one expert from academia, and at least one expert from industry. The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:
The paper submission site is located at:

Important dates
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30, 2006
  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 10, 2006
  • Acceptance Notification: August 10, 2006
  • Camera Ready Due: August 20, 2006
  • OTM Conferences: October 29 - November 3, 2006
Organizers and program chairs Program Committee
  • Adil Hameed, Catalysoft, UK
  • Alain Leger, FranceTelecom, France
  • Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy
  • André Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA
  • Andrew Stranieri, JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia
  • Avigdor Gal, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Barry Smith, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • Bill Andersen, Ontology Works, US
  • Bob Colomb, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Christiane Fellbaum , Cognitive Science Laboratory, Princeton University, USA
  • Christopher Brewster, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Ernesto Damiani, Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy
  • Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
  • Francesco Danza, Expert System SpA, Italy
  • Francky Trichet, LINA - Computer Science Research Institute,
    University of Nantes, France
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Hans Akkermans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Harith Alani, University of Southampton, UK
  • Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Jens Lemcke, SAP, Germany
  • John Sowa, IBM, USA
  • Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Karl Stroetmann, Empirica, Germany
  • Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
  • Luk Vervenne, Synergetics, Belgium
  • Lina Al-Jadir, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Mohand-Said Hacid, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 LIRIS - Villeurbanne, France
  • Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
  • Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy
  • Paul Piwek, Open university, UK
  • Robert Meersman, STARLAb, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Robert Tolksdorf, Free university of Berlin, Germany
  • Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, The Netherlands
  • Simon White, Catalysoft, UK
  • Stephen McGibbon, Microsoft, UK
  • Theo Mensen, CWI, The Netherlands
  • Yannick Legré, CNRS, France
  • Yannis Charalabidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Yaser Bishr, Image Matters, USA

Important Dates

- 30/6/06: Abstracts
- 10/7/06: Papers
- 10/8/06: Notification
- 20/8/06: Camera Ready

Workshop Program
10:30-12:30 Session 1
Session label: Ontology Quality and Consensus
Session chair: Mustafa Jarrar

Welcome and OOA introduction
Mustafa Jarrar, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, (Belgium)

Unit tests for ontologies
Denny Vrandecic, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, (Germany)
Aldo Gangemi, LOA CNR, Rome, (Italy)

Issues for Robust Consensus Building in P2P Network (position paper)
Abdul-Rahman Mawlood-Yunis, Carleton University, Ottawa, (Canada)
Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Ottawa, (Canada)
Nicola Santoro, Carleton University, Ottawa, (Canada)


Towards An Integration Model of Software Development Best Practices in a Knowledge Management System
Nahla Jlaiel, RIADI Lab, ENSI, La Manouba University (Tunisia)
Mohamed Benahmed, RIADI Lab, ENSI, La Manouba University (Tunisia)

Extraction and Formalization of Ontological Relations of Korean Numeral Classifiers
Youngim Jung, KLPL lab, Pusan National University (S.Korea)
Soonhee Hwang, KLPL lab, Pusan National University (S.Korea)
Aesun Yoon, KLPL lab, Pusan National University (S.Kore)
Hyuk-Chul Kwon, KLPL lab, Pusan National University (S.Korea)

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 2
Session label: Ontology construction and eHealth ontologies
Session chair: Esteban Zimanyi

A Transfusion Ontology for Remote Assistance in Emergency Health Care (Position Paper)
Paolo Ceravolo, Department of Information Technology, University of Milan, (Italy)
Ernesto Damiani, Department of Information Technology, University of Milan, (Italy)
Cristiano Fugazza, Department of Information Technology, University of Milan, (Italy)

Ontological Distance Measures for Information Visualisation on Conceptual Maps
Sylvie Ranwez, LGI2P Research Centre, Ecole des Mines d'Alès, (France)
Vincent Ranwez, ISEM, Université Montpellier II, (France)
Jean Villerd, LGI2P Research Centre, Ecole des Mines d'Alès, (France)
Michel Crampes, LGI2P Research Centre, Ecole des Mines d'Alès, (France)

The Management and Integration of Biomedical Knowledge: Application in the Health-e-Child Project(position paper)
Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Jaume I University of Castellon, (Spain)
Rafael Berlanga, Jaume I University of Castellon, (Spain)
Ismael Sanz, Jaume I University of Castellon, (Spain)
Richard McClatchey, CCS Research Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol, (UK)
Roxana Danger, Jaume I University of Castellon, (Spain)
David Manset, Maat Gknowledge, Valencia, (Spain)
Jordi Paraire, Maat Gknowledge, Valencia, (Spain)
Alfonso Rios, Maat Gknowledge, Valencia, (Spain)

15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-18:20 Session 3
Session label: Competence Ontologies
Session chair: Damiani Ernesto

Ontology-Based Systems dedicated to Human Resources Management: an application in e-recruitment
Vladimir Radevski, South East European University - SEEU and University New York Skopje - UNYS, (Republic of Macedonia).
Francky Trichet, LINA FRE-CNRS 2729 - Computer Science Research Institute, Team Knowledge and Decision, University of Nantes (France).

Towards a Human Resource Development Ontology for Combining Competence Management and Technology-Enhanced Workplace Learning
Andreas Schmidt, FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Karlsruhe, (Germany)
Christine Kunzmann, Kompetenzorientierte Personalentwicklung, (Germany)

The eCCO system: an eCompetence management tool based on semantic networks
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Paolo Locatelli, Fondazione Politecnico (Italy)
Clementina Marinoni, Fondazione Politecnico (Italy)

Competency model in a semantic context (position paper)
Stijn Christiaens, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Jan De Bo, Synergetics (Belgium)
Ruben Verlinden, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Pruning terminology extracted from a specialized corpus for CV ontology acquisition
Mathieu Roche, Universit´e Montpellier 2, (France)
Yves Kodratoff, Universit´e Paris-Sud, (France)

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