OnToContent 2006, Ontology Content and Evaluation in Enterprise Workshop

Peter Kahrel kahrel at KAHREL.PLUS.COM
Sun Apr 30 11:02:05 UTC 2006

From: 	"Mustafa Jarrar" <mustafajarrar at gmail.com>	

****Apologies for cross postings*****

                        - OnToContent 2006 -

      Workshop on Ontology Content and Evaluation in Enterprise

            -With two tracks on eHealth and Human Resources-


***  Proceedings published by Springer LNCS                      ***

***  Invited Speaker: To be announced                            ***

***  Submission Deadline: June 30, 2006                          ***

***  Topics: Ontology Content, Evaluation, standardization       ***

***               Enterprise, eHealth, Human Resources           ***

***  http://www.starlab.vub.ac.be/staff/mustafa/OnToContent06    ***


    In conjunction of the International Federated Conferences (OTM '06)

                   3-4 Nov 2006, Montpellier, France

This workshop is organized by the Ontology Outreach Authority 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.

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


Workshop Structure


The workshop consists of three tracks: Ontology Evaluation, Ontologies in

Human Resources and Employment, and ontologies in Healthcare and life


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 in learning technologies.

       * Multilinguality in human resources ontologies.

       * Best practice and semantic patterns in ontology modeling and


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




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


       * June 23, 2006 : Abstract Submission Deadline

       * June 30, 2006: Paper Submission Deadline

       * August 10, 2006 : Acceptance Notification

       * August 20, 2006 : Final Version Due

       * November 3-4, 2006: Workshop

Organizers and program chairs


       * Mustafa Jarrar, STARLAb, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

       * Claude Ostyn, IEEE, USA

       * Werner Ceusters, University of Buffalo ,USA

       * Andreas Persidis, Biovista, Greece

Program Committee


       * Andrew Stranieri , JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia

       * Alain Leger, FranceTelecom, France

       * Aldo Gangemi, LOA, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy

       * André Valente , Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA

       * Avigdor Gal , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Ilsrael

       * Barry Smith, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

       * Bill Andersen , Ontology Works, USA

       * Bob Colomb, The University of Queensland, Australia

       * Christiane Fellbaum , Princeton University, USA

       * Christopher Brewster, University of Sheffield, UK

       * Ernesto Damiani, Milan University, Italy

       * Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy

       * Francesco Danza, Expert System SpA, Italy

       * Franckie Trichet, IRIN - CS Research Institute, France

       * Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, The Netherlands

       * Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

       * Hans Akkermans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

       * 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

       * Miguel-Angel Sicilia   , University of Alcal?, Spain

       * Mohand-Said Hacid, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 LIRIS, 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

       * Stephen McGibbon, Microsoft, UK

       * Theo Hensen, CWI, The Netherlands

       * Yannick Legré , CNRS, France

       * Yannis Charalabidis, National Tech.University of Athens, Greece

       * Yaser Bishr, Image Matters, USA

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