Appel: 5th International Workshop on Ontology Content 2010

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue May 18 19:53:16 UTC 2010

Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 06:11:17 +0200
From: Paolo Ceravolo <paolo.ceravolo at>
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The 5th International Workshop on Ontology Content

Special tracks on:  
Towards Web 3.0 | e-Governance

OnToContent 2010
Oct 25 - 29, 2010 Crete
Part of the OTM (OTM'2010)
Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS

Call for Papers

Approaching to the twentieth anniversary, the WWW today is a mature
environment supporting the development of distributed applications
without imposing any particular limitation. Technologies,
methodologies and standards converge toward full operational
capabilities by being service oriented, with a focus on statelessness,
low coupled, modular, and semantic interoperable.  In this context the
issues related to the quality of data and process representation are
crucial, as it is required to deal with data that are valuable,
expressive, shareable e and manipulable at the same time. In this
context the role of good quality ontology (i.e. good quality
conceptualizations, encoded in portable and extensible format)
acquires more and more relevance.

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: Business, human resources and
employment, healthcare and life sciences, and Web 3.0. We welcome
papers and (past/planned) project descriptions that discuss ontology
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 industry.


Methodology and Engineering
Modeling and engineering methodologies.
Ontology design patterns.
Ontological usability and usefulness.
Ontology metadata, and libraries.
Ontology interoperability.
Ontology reusability.
Ontology evolution and versioning.
Methodologies for consensus reaching.
Ontology tools.
Good, best, and bad practices
Experiences/empirical results on ontology management.

Towards Web 3.0
Lessons from Web 2.0 for ontology engineering.
Participatory and evolutionary approaches to ontology engineering.
Lightweight ontology formalisms (e.g., SKOS) and microformats.
Conflict resolution and self-adaptation in ad hoc networks.
Experiences on lightweight vs. heavy-weight ontologies.
Semantic distance and similarity.
Semantics in sensor networks.

e-Governance Ontology
Legal/legislation  ontologies.
Local government ontologies.
Location ontology (real-estate).
Person/Identity ontology.
Ontologies for digital certificates.
Ontologies for digital libraries.
Ontologies for public utilities.
Ontologies for emergence management.
Ontologies for healthcare and life science.
Ontologies for modeling business process.
Ontologies for business process analysis
Ontologies for supply chains management.
Ontologies for risk analysis.
Ontology enabled service orchestration.


We invite (A) Research papers describing original studies of no more
than 10 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. All submitted papers will be
evaluated by at least three members of the program committee, based on
originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of
expression. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at: 

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as
LNCS. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference
automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings. The paper
submission page is at:

Important dates
Abstracts due: June 15
Papers due: June 30
Acceptance Notification: July 30  
Camera-ready copies: August 13
Registration due: September 3
OTM Conferences: October 25 – 29

Program Chair
Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. [main contact]
paolo.ceravolo at
Majed Ayyad, NextLevel Technology Systems Ramallah, Palestine
majed at

General Chairs 
 Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestine
Andreas Schmidt, FZI, Germany

Program Committee

Abder Koukam, Université de Technologie de Belfort Montbéliard, France
Alessandro Oltramari, ISCT - CNR, Italy
Antonio Zilli, ISUFI - University of Lecce, Italy
Barry Smith, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France
Davy Monticolo, University of Technology UTBM, France
Domenico Talia, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
Eva Blomqvist, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, Italy
Federica Paci, Department of Information Engineering and Computer
Science, University of Trento
Trichet Francky, LINA, University of Nantes, France
Geert Poels, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent,
Karl Reed, La Trobe University, Australia
Ling Feng, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Marcello Leida, EBTIC (Etisalat BT innovation Centre) - Khalifa
University, UAE
Martin Hepp, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
Michael Brown, Skillsnet.Com, USA
Miguel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CSAIL - MIT,  USA
Riccardo Albertoni, IMATI CNR, Italy
Robert Tolksdorf, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, Netherlands
Stefano David, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Stijn Heymans, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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