Appel: Call for Chapters proposals: Semi-Automatic Ontology Development

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Oct 13 07:40:39 UTC 2010

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 18:15:27 +0200 (CEST)
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Proposal Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2010

Semi-Automatic Ontology Development: Processes and Resources

A book edited by Maria Teresa Pazienza and Armando Stellato University
of Tor Vergata, Italy

To be published by IGI Global:


Exploitation of theoretical results in knowledge representation,
language standardization by W3C and data publication initiatives such
as Linked Open Data have definitively given concreteness to the field
of ontology research.  In light of these outcomes, ontology
development has also found its way, benefiting from years of R&D on
ontology development tools.

However, while basic development and management technologies have
reached a wide consensus in both academia and industry, those "more
intelligent" aspects focused on how to automate these processes, how
to reuse existing resources (from raw textual sources to structured /
linguistic resources) to improve existing knowledge, and how to
properly interact with different kind of users, are failing to reach
industry-standards. Despite interesting and promising results from the
area of ontology learning, scientifically proven both on quality and
performance of algorithms and on user perspective, there is a daily
evidence that "ontologists" are not really exploiting these results,
and support from robust and usable tools is quite far from being

The next quantum leap in ontology research should thus properly
address these high-level aspects: resource reuse (linguistic
resources, thesauri etc..), enrichment of contents, networking,
support for collaboration between different experts (domain experts,
ontologists, engineers etc...)  and user-tailored interfaces.

Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the
latest empirical research findings in the ontology development and
knowledge acquisition areas. It will be written for both researchers
willing to find new scientific approaches on knowledge acquisition and
management in a homogeneous framework and professionals who want to
improve their understanding of these aspects.

Target Audience

This book seeks original contributions (or major revision/extensions
to previous work) containing visionary approaches, mature research
results and descriptions of developed tools/frameworks related to
optimizing effort and time required to build Semantic Web Knowledge
Resources (from thesauri to ontologies) and to improve their quality.

Recommended topics include (but are not limited to)

- Improving the ontology life cycle through use of (semi)automatic

- Smart acquisition of information extracted from text

- Development of ontologies through reuse of external information from
  thesauri / linguistic resources etc...

- Intelligent Visual Interfaces for improving ontology developer /
  domain expert experience

- Collaboration and Coordination platforms for ontology development
  for letting different experts (domain experts, ontologists,
  knowledge engineers etc...) cooperate in the creation/maintenance of
  knowledge resources

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before 15th
of November, 2010, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the
mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of
accepted proposals will be notified by 27th of November about the
status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters
are expected to be submitted by January 15, 2011. All submitted
chapters should not exceed 15,000 words and should be sent as a
manuscript formatted with MS Word, according to the template available
at: All
chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors
may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


Maria Teresa Pazienza and Armando Stellato, ART research group
( ), University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference"
(formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science
Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science
Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the
publisher, please visit This publication is
anticipated to be released in 2011.

Important Dates

November 15, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline (email to the editors
a brief description of the chapter you plan to submit)

November 27, 2010:  Notification of Proposal Acceptance

January 15, 2011:   Full Chapter Submission

March 30, 2011:     Review Results Returned/Acceptance Notification

April 20, 2011:     Revised Chapter Submission

May 10, 2011:       Final Acceptance Notification

May 30, 2011:       Final Chapter Submission

Editorial Advisory Board Members:

Francesco Guerra (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Dickson Lukose (MIMOS, Malaysia)

Diana Maynard (Sheffield University, UK)

John McCrae (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

Frederique Segond (Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)

Michael Uschold (USA)

René Witte (Concordia University, Canada)

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) to:

Armando Stellato

Department of Computer Science, Systems and Production
University of Rome, Tor Vergata
Tel.: +39 06 7259 7330 * Fax: +39 06 7259 7460  *  cell: +39 328 9115548

E-mail: stellato at

Please send all submissions with the following subject in the mail
(copy and the past it in the subject field of your email to be sure
you printed it correctly)



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