Appel: EKAW 2010 Workshop on Ontology Quality - Dead-line Extended

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Jun 30 10:15:15 UTC 2010

Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:16:14 +0200
From: Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles <aussenac at>
Message-ID: <4C28CACE.4020906 at>

                EKAW 2010 Workshop on Ontology Quality

The workshop will take place during EKAW 2010, between October 11th
and 15th, 2010
Lisbon, Portugal

      Motivation and Objectives

The process of building ontologies has traditionally been an art
rather than an engineering process, despite the existence of
methodologies for supporting this process. The correct application of
methodologies already help guarantee some quality in the resulting
ontology, although the quality offered by such methodologies has not,
so far, been measured quantitative or qualitatively.  There are no
maturity models for the ontology building processes that might be used
for this purpose.  On the other hand, ontology design patterns play an
important role in obtaining higher quality ontologies. In the last
years, some international efforts have been put on defining such
patterns for generic ontology building or oriented to particular
domains, so knowing the best and worst practices would also contribute
to get better ontologies.

The objective of this workshop is to serve as a forum for sharing the
most recent efforts and experiences in this area, disseminating the
current best practices and discussing the directions that the field
should take. Therefore, this workshop is oriented to any researcher or
practitioner working or interested in the following areas:

- reusing ontologies with informed decisions

- methods and tools for evaluating the technical quality of ontologies

- methods and tools for evaluating the quality of the content of

- methods and tools for improving ontology construction processes

- methods and tools for adapting and applying quality standards from
  other engineering fields to ontology evaluation

- relevant dimensions of quality for domain and high-level ontologies
  in specific domains

- methods and tools for evaluating the practical and social success of

- best (and worst) practices in ontology building

- improving the quality of ontologies through design patterns

- experiences of quality evaluation in specific domains

      Important dates

Submission: July 5th 2010
Notification: July, 25th 2010
Camera-ready deadline: September, 1st 2010


Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic
via EasyChair . The
papers should be written in English, follow Springer LNCS format
<>, and be
submitted in PDF. Two types of submissions are accepted in this

- short papers: up to 6 pages

- regular papers: up to 12 pages

Proceedings will be distributed to the participants during the
workshop, and made available as CEUR proceedings after the workshop.


Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (,
IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)

Jesualdo Tomas  Fernandez-Breis (, Facultad 
de Informática, Universidad de Murcia, Spain)

Robert Stevens, (School of
Computer Science, The University of Manchester, UK)

      PC members *(Provisional list)*

Mauricio Almeida (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Christopher Brewster (Aston Business School, UK)
Mathieu D'Aquin (Open University, UK)
Sylvie Despres (Université Paris-Nord, France)
Michel Dumontier (Carleton University, Canada)
Nathalie Hernandez (IRIT, France)
Phil Lord (Newcastle University, UK)
Mari Carmen Suarez Figueroa (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
Rafael Valencia (University of Murcia, Spain)
York Sure (University of Koblenz-Landau, GESIS, Germany)
Karin Verspoor (University of Denver, USA)
Johanna  Völker (University of Mannheim, Germany)

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