||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,
- 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.
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:
Ontologies in Human Resources
- 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 for Healthcare and Life sciences
- 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.
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
- 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
The paper submission site is located at:
and program chairs
- 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
- Adil Hameed, Catalysoft, UK
- Alain Leger, FranceTelecom, France
- Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome,
- 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
- Christopher Brewster, University of Sheffield, UK
- Ernesto Damiani, Computer Science Department, Milan University,
- 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 -
- 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,
- Yaser Bishr, Image Matters, USA