[ln] Appel: OMT05 Workshop on Ontology Mining & Engineering and its Use for Virtual Reality (new deadline)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Jun 21 08:25:51 UTC 2005

Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 15:31:26 +0200
From: Marie-Laure Reinberger <marielaure.reinberger at ua.ac.be>
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       OTM 2005 Workshop on  Ontology Mining & Engineering
           and its Use for Virtual Reality (WOMEUVR05)
                          Call for Papers


                 ***** extended deadline: 01/07 *****

                           2 Nov 2005
                        Agia Napa, Cyprus

                       In conjunction with
                On The Move Federated Conferences

               Proceedings published by Springer
Ontologies are defined as computer based resources that represent
agreed domain semantics. They feature the concepts, and the relations
between them, that are relevant for a specific domain of knowledge.
Ontologies can be used to improve communication between either
humans and/or computers (i) by assisting in communication between
humans and (ii) between humans and computer systems, and (iii) by
supporting interoperability between computer systems.

A major hurdle in the deployment of ontologies is the Ontology
Engineering step (including its knowledge acquisition bottleneck).
Ontologies are often engineered by a manual process, which, as
well as being ineffective, may cause major barriers to their
large-scale use. But today, the use of powerful and robust
language processing tools can support the ontology modelling
stage by mining large collections of documents.

Ontologies are already used in many different research fields
of Computer Science. One promising application area is Virtual
Reality (VR). Developing a VR application is still a very time
consuming task and requires skilled people. Introducing
ontologies in the development process of VR applications,
possibly using text mining technology, can eliminate these

OntoBasis Project
The workshop in Agia Napa, Cyprus, will be held in conjunction
with the OTM conference on 02/11/2005. The working language of
WOMEUVR will be English.
This workshop is organised by the Flemish OntoBasis project
(IWT GBOU 2001 #10069) and sponsored by the Institute for the
Promotion of Innovation and Science in Flanders (IWT-Vlaanderen).

In this workshop we are particularly interested in how ontologies
can be mined and engineered and how they can be used in and for
the development of Virtual Reality (VR) applications. We are
inviting papers that deal with all aspects of

- text mining for ontology learning, in particular devoted to VR
- ontology engineering and modelling methods focussed on VR and
   its applications
- using ontologies during the development process of VR
   applications or of VR applications making use of ontologies
- application case studies (e.g. in e-business, e-commerce,
   medical imaging, ) that combine ontologies and VR or text
   mining and ontologies

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
o unsupervised and semi-supervised ontology mining techniques
o NLP and text based approaches for ontology learning
o methodological & linguistic principles for ontology engineering
o domain ontologies vs. upper level ontologies vs. task ontologies
o ontologies as information modeling mechanism
o evaluation the goodness of fit of an ontology, e.g. for a
o ontologies for VR, e.g. as a specification mechanism
o domain ontologies for human computer interaction

o Galia Angelova, Linguistic Modelling Department, Bulgarian
  Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
o Josep Blat, Interactive Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu
  Fabra, Spain
o Paul Buitelaar, Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Germany
o Marc Cavazza, School of Computing  University of Teesside, U.K.
o Walter Daelemans, Centrum voor Nederlandse Taal-en
  Spraaktechnologie, University of Antwerp, Belgium
o Olga De Troyer, Web & Information System Engineering Lab, Vrije
  Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
o Frederic Kleinermann, Web & Information System Engineering Lab,
  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
o Bernardo Magnini, Cognitive and Communication Technologies Division,
  ITC-irst, Italy
o Robert Meersman, Semantics Technology and Applications Research,
  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
o Marie-Laure Reinberger, Centrum voor Nederlandse Taal-en
  Spraaktechnologie, University of Antwerp, Belgium
o Richard Sproat, the Linguistics and the Electrical and Computer
  Engineering Departments at the University of Illinois, USA
o Peter Spyns, Semantics Technology and Applications Research Lab,
  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
o Victoria Uren, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, U.K.
o Esteban Zimanyi, Service Informatique et Rseaux, Universit Libre
  de Bruxelles, Belgium
o Pierre Zweigenbaum, Laboratoire de Statistiques et Informatique
  Mdicale, Universit Paris VI, France

To apply for participation at WOMEUVR05, submit an electronic
version of your paper via the submission page
(http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/womeuvr/2005/papers). The paper
is restricted to 10 pages (LNCS format). All submissions must be in
English. Submissions may be handed in electronically in Postscript,
PDF or MS Word format. Use the appropriate LNCS style. Author
instructions can be found at:

Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag
as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop
proceedings of the 2005 International On The Move Federated
Conferences (OTM). Registering to the OTM conference and WOMEUVR
workshop is a prerequisite for the paper to be published.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically
excludes a paper from the proceedings.

Deadline for notification of intent:    July 1st, 2005
Deadline for submission:                July 1st, 2005
Notification of acceptance:             July 29th, 2005
Camera-ready paper due:                 August 20th, 2005
WOMEUVR05:                              November 2nd, 2005
OTM05:          October 31st - November 4th, 2005

The official web site URL:
The workshop web site:
The official email address:
        womeuvr05-info at starlab.vub.ac.be
The official submission page:

Peter Spyns (Peter.Spyns at vub.ac.be)
 Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory
 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Marie-Laure Reinberger (marielaure.reinberger at ua.ac.be)
 Centre for Dutch Speech and Language Technology
 Universiteit Antwerpen,  Belgium
Olga De Troyer (Olga.DeTroyer at vub.ac.be)
 Web & Information System Engineering Laboratory
 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

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