[tdwg] CfP: 1st International Workshop on Ontologies come of Age in the Semantic Web, OCAS2011 (collocated with ISWC2011)
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CALL FOR PAPERS
1st International Workshop on Ontologies come of Age in the Semantic
Collocated with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2011)
October 23rd or 24th, 2011
Also, OCAS Challenge:
First place: US$ 2000
Second place: US$ 1000
Three third prizes of $500 each
For the Challenge, specifically for the Challenge, check
The OCAS Workshop
The real challenge for Semantic Web technologies and ontologies lays in
the adoption; although the need for this disruptive technology is clear,
it has not yet been fully adopted by the mainstream. Ontologies: where,
what for, how, when and why? Ontologies are being used in several
applications, but is ontology engineering a mature discipline? Not only
are we interested in practical realizations of the Semantic Web, but
also in visions of technology that illustrate how SW technology and
ontologies could change our experience of the Web.
Questions addressed by OCAS2011:
* How are SW technologies and ontologies being adopted by mainstream?
* Experience reports of the introduction of SW technologies and
ontologies in corporate and government environments
* Once introduced in an environment, how do SW and ontology-based
* Ontologies in manufacturing and production chains
* Ontologies supporting CAD interoperability and feature extraction;
towards smart CAD environments
* How could RDF(a) and ontologies be used to represent the knowledge
encoded in scientific documents and in general-interest media publications?
* What ontologies do we need for representing structural elements in a
* How can we capture the semantics of rhetorical structures in scholarly
communication, and of hypotheses and scientific evidence?
* What does a network of truly interconnected documents look like? How
could interoperability across documents
* Are decision support systems in the biomedical domain using
* How are biomedical ontologies logically formalizing the rich set of
lexical definitions gathered? How are these
ontologies going beyond controlled vocabularies?
* Practical cases of successful and unsuccessful application of
ontologies and SW technologies in application domains such as:
financial, biomedical, e-business, engineering, law enforcement,
document management, egovernment, legislative systems.
Alexander García Castro is an instructor at the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences. He is currently working on the application and
development of SW technologies and ontologies in translational research.
He is particularly interested in Knowledge Management, Ontology
engineering and Semantic Web Technologies in the biomedical domain.
Alexander has been leading the development of the ORATEOntology
repository, focusing on manual and automatic mapping facilities. He has
also led the development of a number of Protégé plug-ins. In addition
Alexander has successfully participated in a number of Semantic Web
related projects, some of them have been awarded at in international
contests such as the 2009 Elsevier Grand Challenge. In addition
Alexander has successfully organized workshops such as ORES (at
ESWC2010), SERES (at ISWC2010), SePublica (at ESWC2011) and OSEMA (at
Ken Baclawski is an Associate Professor of the College of Computer and
Information Science, Northeastern University. His primary research area
is ontology based computing. This includes research in the Semantic Web,
formal ontology-based methods for software engineering and software
modeling, and ontology-based methods in biology and medicine. He was one
of the founders of the OOR initiative. He and his students have been
active developers of the OOR. Professor Baclawski holds 10 US and UK
patents. He has authored articles in such journals and conferences as
the US National Academy of Science, Information Systems, the
International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology,
the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, and the International Semantic
Web Conference. He has served on numerous peer review panels for the
National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the
Association for Computing Machinery, and has organized and served on
many program committees of research conferences. He serves as a
consultant to companies and government laboratories, and has edited and
written several books and research monographs.
John Bateman is a full Professor of Applied Linguistics in the English
and Linguistics Departments of the University of Bremen, specializing in
functional, computational and multimodal linguistics. His research
interests include functional linguistic approaches to multilingual and
multimodal document design, dialogue systems and discourse structure. He
has been investigating the relation between language and social context
for many years, focusing particularly on accounts of register, genre,
functional variation, lexicogrammatical description and theory,
multilingual and multimodal linguistic description, and computational
instantiations of linguistic theory. He has published widely in all
these areas, as well as authoring several introductory and survey
articles on natural language generation and systemic-functional
linguistics. His current interests centre on the application of
functional linguistic and corpus methods to multimodal meaning making,
analysing and critiquing multimodal documents of all kinds, the
development of linguistically-motivated ontologies, and the construction
of computational dialogue systems for robothuman communication.
Kim Viljanen is a working as a doctoral candidate in the Semantic
Computing Research Group at the Aalto University, focusing on semantic
web, linked data, future of web and content management technologies. He
has published many scientific papers, has given lots of talks both
internationally and in Finland, and acted as a lecturer. Kim has
participated in the creation of award winning applications such as the
semantic portals MuseumFinland and HealthFinland. He is currently
developing the Finnish semantic web infrastructure FinnONTO, focusing
his research work on the Ontology Library ONKI.
Christoph Lange is a Ph.D. student at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.
His thesis, to be submitted in January 2010, as well as his recent
publications, focus on collaborative authoring of mathematical documents
using Semantic Web technologies. This involves document ontologies,
interactive assistive services embedded into documents, as well as
Linked Data publishing. He was a chair of the Semantic Wiki workshop
series at ESWC 2008 to 2010, of the ORES (Ontology Repositories)
workshop and the AI Mashup Challenge at ESWC 2010, and a PC member of
WIMS 2011, the Balisage Markup conference 2010 and 2011, and I-SEMANTICS
2007 through 2011.
* Li Ding, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.
* John Bateman, Universität Bremen, Germany.
* Michael Kohlhase, Jacobs University, Germany.
* Raul Palma, Poznan University, Poland.
* Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.
* Fabian Neuhaus, University of Maryland, USA.
* William Hogan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
* Nigam Shah, Stanford University, USA.
* Peter Haase, Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description
* Michael Gruninger, University of Toronto, Canada
* Leyla Garcia, Bundeswehr University, Germany.
* Benjamin Good, Novartis, USA
* Matthew Horridge, University of Manchester, UK
* Oliver Kutz, University of Bremen, Germany.
* Raul Garcia Castro, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.
* Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA.
* Steve Pettifer, Manchester University, UK.
* Carlos Toro, VICOMTech Industrial Applications. Spain
* Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan.
* Carlos Pedrinaci, Open University, England
* Jouni Tuominen, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Paper submission deadline: August 15
- Notification of acceptance or rejection: September 5
- Camera ready version due: September 16
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We are looking forward to your submissions.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions.
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The workshop is collocated with the 10th International Semantic Web
ISWC2011 (October 23-27, 2011 - Bonn, Germany):
Alexander García Castro, Ken Baclawski, John Bateman, Kim Viljanen,
Jouni Tuominen | jouni.tuominen at aalto.fi | +358 9 470 23346
Project Researcher, Semantic Computing Research Group
University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
Aalto University School of Science, Department of Media Technology
Room 2541, Otaniementie 17, Espoo, Finland; P.O. Box 15500, 00076 Aalto,
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