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2nd International Workshop on Context, Information and Ontologies

This workshop will consider all the research challenges related to representing, managing, using and learning contextual information, bringing together researchers interested in the use of context for information delivery and the role of context in knowledge processes.

Workshop on Context, Information And Ontologies CIAO2010
Subevent of EKAW2010
Start October 11 2010 (iCal)
End October 11 2010
City: Lisbon
Country: Portugal
Important dates
Papers due: July 14 2010
Notification: July 28 2010

CIAO2010 is concerned with the relationship between context, information and ontologies. Understanding context is crucial to delivering the right information, in the right format, at the right time, and in turn to enhancing the productivity of knowledge work. Meanwhile, ontologies can be used to describe context; whilst in some cases context may influence the interpretation of a particular ontology.

As well as the typical context-aware applications in ubiquitous and ambient intelligent systems, the notion of context has special relevance in relation to the interaction of context and user activity, and in particular, the influence and role of context in knowledge processes. Thus, a context-aware environment may analyze and detect the user’s current work through observations, understand and learn what he does, relate user actions to available resources, and support the user with suggestions.


  • The application of context in relation to processes
  • The application of context to the identification of tacit knowledge
  • Techniques for learning context through an analysis of user interaction.
  • The interaction of context and user personalization
  • Visualization tools for context
  • Context usage in applications
  • Techniques for measuring the value and effectiveness of context management

The use of context is also seen as of great practical importance. Therefore, whilst the workshop will consider theoretical issues, there will be a particular encouragement for papers relating to practical implementations. The workshop will be of interest both to researchers in industry and academia.

Time and Place[edit]

Lisbon, Monday 11th October, 13.00 to 18.00


Keynote: Context in the large

Enrico Motta, Mathieu d'Aquin

Context as a tool for organizing and sharing knowledge

Paul Warren, Jose-Manuel Gomez-Perez, Carlos Ruiz, John Davies, Ian Thurlow, Igor Dolinsek

A context model for knowledge workers

Vadim Ermolayev, Carlos Ruiz, Marcel Tilly, Eyck Jentzsch, Jose-Manuel Gomez-Perez, Wolf Ekkehard Matzke

A context ontology for mobile environments

Maria Proveda-Villalon, Mari Carmen Suarez-Figueroa, Raul Garcia-Castro, Asuncion Gomez-Perez

Exploring contexts in actions and knowledge processes

Tadej Stajner, Dunja Mladenic, Marko Grobelnik

Modelling contextualized knowledge

Martin Homola, Andrei Tamilin, Luciano Serafini

Using contexts in ontology structural change analysis

Vadim Ermolayev, Anton Copylov, Nataliya Keberle, Eyck Jentzsch, Wolf-Ekkehard Matzke (demo paper)

Message filtering based on mobile user context

Herman Stern, Armin Ulbrich, Viktoria Pammer, Marco Pistore, Piergiorio Bertoli, Stefanie Lindstaedt (extended summary)


Important Dates[edit]

  • Submission deadline: July 14 2010
  • Notification: July 28 2010
  • Camera-read version: August 18th 2010
  • Workshop day: October 11th or 15th 2010


We will accept:

  • full papers of up to 15 pages
  • position papers of up to 8 pages
  • short papers associated with a live demo, also of up to 8 pages
  • extended summaries of up to 2 pages describing projects at an early stage.

In each case, papers should be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors, please click here.

To submit papers, please use the EasyChair system.

Successful submissions will be published with CEUR-WS. For papers presented at CIAO2009, see:


Primary contact:

Programme Committee[edit]

  • Tobias Bürger, Salzburg Research, Austria
  • John Davies, Future Business Applications & Services, BT Innovate & Design
  • Alistair Duke, BT Innovate & Design
  • Chiara Ghidini, FBK-irst, Trento
  • Pierre Grenon, KMI, the Open University
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil
  • Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Natalya Keberle, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
  • Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro, University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center, Austria
  • Carlos Pedrinaci, KMI, the Open University
  • Marco Rospocher, IRST, Trento
  • Carlos Ruiz, iSOCO
  • Bernhard Schandl, Universität Wien
  • Sven Schwarz, DFKI, Kaiserslautern
  • Arkady Zaslavsky, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden