This workshop is organized by the
Ontology Outreach Advisory
(OOA). The OOA is an international not-for-profit association that
consists of industry, government, and research leaders and innovators
with respect to ontology development, use, or education. The general
mission of the OOA is to develop strategies for ontology recommendation
and standardization, and promote the ontology technology to industry.
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 10 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: http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/ontocontent/2007/papers
and program chairs
- Abstract Submission Deadline: July 20, 2007
- Paper Submission Deadline: July 26, 2007
- Acceptance Notification: September 1, 2007
- Camera Ready Due: September 10, 2007
- OTM Conferences: November 28, 2007
- Bill Andersen - Ontology Works, USA
- Keith Baker - University of Reading, UK
- Ernst Biesalski - SAP AG, Germany
- Paolo Bouquet - University of Trento, Italy
- Simone Braun - FZI Research Center for Information Technologies,
- Christopher Brewster - University of Sheffield, UK
- Michael Brown - Skillsnet.Com
- Yannis Charalabidis - National Technical University of Athens,
- Ernesto Damiani - Computer Science Department, Milan University,
- Aldo Gangemi - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome,
- Fausto Giunchiglia - University of Trento, Italy
- Giancarlo Guizzardi - University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Mohand-Said Hacid - University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 LIRIS
- Villeurbanne, France
- Martin Hepp - DERI Innsbruck, Austria
- Stijn Heymans - University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Christine Kunzmann - Kompetenzorientierte Personalentwicklung,
- Jens Lemcke - SAP AG, Germany
- Tobias Ley (Know-Center, Graz, Austria)
- Stefanie Lindstaedt - Know-Center Graz, Austria
- Alessandro Oltramari - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR,
- Jeff Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
- Paul Piwek - Open University, UK
- Christophe Roche - Université de Savoie, France
- Pavel Shvaiko - University of Trento, Italy
- Miguel-Angel Sicilia - University of Alcala', Spain
- Barry Smith - State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
- Silvie Spreeuwenberg - LibRT, The Netherlands
- Armando Stellato - University of Roma, Italy
- Andrew Stranieri - JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia
- Karl Stroetmann - Empirica, Germany
- Sergio Tessaris - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- Robert Tolksdorf - Free University of Berlin, Germany
- Francky Trichet - University of Nantes, France
- Luk Vervenne - Synergetics, Belgium