Appel: "Logics, General Ontologies, Categorization and Semantic Annotation", ST FLAIRS 2008

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Mon Jul 9 17:21:25 UTC 2007

Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 12:23:28 +0200
From: Florence Le Priol <Florence.Le_Priol at>
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21th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference


              Coconut Grove , Florida - May 15-17, 2008

                            Special Track

« Logics, General Ontologies, Categorization and Semantic Annotation »


                         First Call for Paper

By recognizing the need for large domain-independent ontologies,
different groups of collaborators from the fields of engineering,
philosophy and information science have come to work together to
Upper-Ontologies like CyC, They suggested Upper Merged Ontology or
linguistic ontologies as SUMO, DOLCE and GOLD. These ontologies give a
formalized account of the most basic categories and relations used in
the scientific description of human language.

What are specific relations between the semantic web and ontologies?
What is an ontology of a domain? What are the relations between texts
relative to a domain and an ontology of this domain? How to build a
domain ontology from texts? For a theoretical perspective, it would be
necessary to clarify what type of ontologies we can build,
i.e. domain, lexical, upper-level or applicative ontologies. It is
also necessary to use linguistic theories instead of designing a
clean, elegant ontology with a clear semantic and based on sound
philosophical principles and scientific evidence.

The relations between some type of logics, ontologies and some
procedures of annotation have to be more studied. Ontologies are
closely related to categorization and to some types of logics as
logics of objects and description logics. Semantic annotation and
information retrieval are closely related to ontologies.

The logical structures and logic organizations more appropriated tu
build ontologies, on one hand, and ontologies needed for semantic
annotation, on the other hand, have to be studied as well.

This track is intended to put together four subfields of IA : logics,
ontologies, categorization and text annotation. Its aim is to provide
an international forum for discussing the latest approaches in these
related subfields, their relations to NLP and to AI and to gather a
wide range of papers related to them.

We suggest topics in :

1 Logics, ontologies.and categorization.

 2. Ontologies and semantic annotation
 3. Annotation and reasoning.
 4. Logical basis on semantic annotation in Semantic Web.
 5. Building ontologies using a structured knowledge obtained from
    text corpora.
 5. All other sub-field related to logics, ontologies and annotation.

Co-chairs :

Pascu Anca, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
Anca.Pascu at

Brahim Djioua,Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Brahim.Djioua at

Ismail Biskri, Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada
Ismail_Biskri at UQTR.CA

Florence Le Priol, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Florence.Le_Priol at

Program commitee :

Maryvonne Abraham, ENSTB, Brest, France

David Banks, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France

Ismail Biskri, Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada

Alex Borgida, Rutgers University

Walter Carnielli, University of Campinas, Brazil

François-Gilles Carpentier, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest,

Fintan Costello, University College Dublin, Ireland

Jean-Pierre Desclés, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Michel De Glas, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Brahin Djioua Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Rim Faiz, Université de Tunis

Enrico Franconi(not confirmed)

Boris Galitsky, University of London, UK (not confirmed)

Vera Goodacre, George Masson University, USA

Zlatka Guentchéva, CNRS, France

Clara Hadji, Université de Tirana, Albanie,

Boris Katz, MIT, USA (not confirmed)

Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, Canada (not confirmed)

Florence Le Priol, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Jean-Guy Meunier, Université de Québec à Montréal, Canada

Ghassan Mourad, Université de Beirouth, Liban

Anca Pascu, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France

Patrice Pognan, INALCO, Paris, France

James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA

Benoît Sauzay, France TELECOM

Candida De Sousa Melo, Université de Montreal, Canada

Jana Sukkariek, Oxford University, UK

Daniel Vanderveken, Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

Geoffrey Williams, Université de Bretagne Sud, Vannes, France

Peter Lazarov, Université de Sofia, Bulgaria

Soh Jong-Seok, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea

Suh Jungyeon, Seoul Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Key Seop Cheong, Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

Rita Godijns, Haute Ecole de Gand, Belgium (not confirmed)

Eva Hajiova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (not confirmed)

Antoni Mazurkiewicz - Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw, Poland (not confirmed)

Dates and Deadlines

paper submission deadline                              19th November 2007                                  
PC paper bidding opens                                 26th November 2007                                  
PC paper bidding closes                                30th November 2007                                  
Paper assignment for reviewing                         3rd December 2007                                   
Reviews due                                            7th January 2008                                    
Special track paper decisions due                      14th January 2008                                   
Notification of paper decisions                        21st January 2008                                   
Final version of papers due (to AAAI)                  21st February 2008                                  
Conference                                             15th-17th May 2008                                  

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a
journal or another conference. Full papers may be up to 6 pages, and
poster papers up to 2 pages. Papers must be in AAAI format, and
submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system. The
proceedings of FLAIRS will be published by the AAAI. Authors of
accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright
of their contribution to AAAI. An author of each accepted paper is
required to register, attend, and present the paper at FLAIRS.

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