OWL: Experiences and Directions -- OWLED 2009
|Start||October 23 2009 (iCal)|
|End||October 24 2009|
|Abstracts due:||July 24 2009|
|Papers due:||July 31 2009|
|Submissions due:||July 31 2009|
|Notification:||September 1 2009|
|Camera ready due:||October 9 2009|
Event in series OWLED
OWLED 2009 is the 6th Workshop on OWL: Experiences and Directions
About the workshop
The W3C OWL Web Ontology Language has been a W3C recommendation since 2004, and specification of its successor OWL 2 is being finalised. OWL plays an important role in an increasing number and range of applications and as experience using the language grows, new ideas for further extending its reach continue to be proposed.
The OWL: Experiences and Direction (OWLED) workshop series is a forum for practitioners in industry and academia, tool developers, and others interested in OWL to describe real and potential applications, to share experience, and to discuss requirements for language extensions and modifications. The workshop will bring users, implementors and researchers together to measure the state of need against the state of the art, and to set an agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based technologies into new applications.
This year's 2009 OWLED workshop will be co-located with the Eighth International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), and the Third International Conference on WEb Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR2009) this year held in Chantilly, VA, USA on October 23 - 24, 2008. The workshop will concentrate on issues related to the development and W3C standardization of OWL 2, and beyond, but other issues related to OWL are also of interest, particularly those related to the task forces set up at OWLED 2007.
As usual, the workshop will try to encourage participants to work together and will give space for discussions on various topics, to be decided and published at some point in the future. We ask participants to have a look at these topics and the accepted submissions before the workshop, and to prepare single "slides" that can be presented during these discussions. There will also be formal presentation of submissions to the workshop.
More information on the workshop is forthcoming. For more information, or to offer sponsorship, please send us a note at email@example.com
Call for papers
The workshop will have a special emphasis on the new features brought by OWL 2, its profiles, and topics related to the OWLED Task Forces. Papers related to either of these, including reports from the task forces, are particularly welcome.
Papers about all aspects of OWL and extensions, application, theory, method, and tools, are welcome at the workshop; including but not limited to the following topics:
* Applications of OWL, particularly from industry * Combinations of OWL with other Semantic Web efforts, particularly o RIF, o SKOS, and o linked data. * Ontologies built using OWL, particularly large scale efforts * Application driven requirements for OWL * Experience reports on using OWL * Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages * Performance and scalability issues * Bridges between knowledge engineering and OWL * Non-standard inference services, including: o explanations, o static verification, o modularity * Enriching ontologies with rules * Query answering and data integration * Tools for OWL, including: o editors, o visualisation tools, o parsers and syntax checkers, o versioning frameworks, * Extensions to OWL, including: o extended datatype constructors, property constructors, o class constructors, o keys, constraints, rules, o probabilistic and fuzzy extensions, non-monotonic extensions, o temporal and spatial extensions,
We invite the submission of three kinds of papers:
Technical papers can be up to 10 pages, LNCS style, can be submitted to the workshop and space will be reserved for authors of accepted papers.
Short system descriptions
We welcome systems demonstrations and invite interested parties to submit a short description (maximum 4 pages) of their system.
Statements of interest
These statements will not received full reviewing and might not be included in the archives of the workshop, but will be available to attendees of the workshop, and will be used to help schedule the workshop. Potential attendees who need official invitations to the workshop should submit at least such short statement of interest (maximum 4 pages).
Accepted papers will be made available to attendees before the workshop. There will also be open registration for the workshop. Attendees who are not submitting a technical paper are encouraged to submit a statement of interest.
All statements of interest and papers must be submitted online using the conference submission website Easychair. All submissions must be in PDF. All submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).