Ontology Content and Evaluation in Enterprise
|Subevent of||OTM 2008|
|Start||November 9 2008 (iCal)|
|End||November 14 2008|
|Abstracts due:||June 15 2008|
|Papers due:||June 22 2008|
|Submissions due:||June 22 2008|
|Notification:||August 15 2008|
|Camera ready due:||August 25 2008|
Event in series OntoContent
Under the buzz word Semantic Web a lot of research has been going on in recent years, exploring formalisms for expressing ontologies, reasoning algorithms for inferencing hidden knowledge in an open world, but also on "semantifying" different types of problems. But outside the Semantic Web research community, there has been little uptake so far. This is also due to the fact that the concept of ontology is more about content than formalism, and we are in dire need for content-related research and experiences. As  stated, a "good" ontology is a balance of the degree of social agreement, the level of formality, and the appropriateness for the problem at hand that is supposed to be solved with ontologies. In line with this view, the workshop is looking for experiences and empirical results on which formalism is better suited, how to achieve or measure social agreement, and how to judge whether an ontology is appropriate. It is the mission of this workshop to report on these experiences and to reflect them back to the Semantic Web community.
In the area of system design, there is currently a major shift taking place towards user-centered design, and the workshop aims to foster use-centered ontology-based system design. Therefore, we also welcome research and experiences on participatory and evolutionary approaches (i.e., with a continuously high degree of involvement of the actual users) to building and maintaining ontologies that pave the way towards a Web 3.0, bringing together users and semantics.
We also strongly encourage to submit critical papers deriving lessons from failures with "ontologies in the wild", not only stereotypical success reports!
 Braun, Schmidt, Walter, Zacharias: The Ontology Maturing Approach to Collaborative and Work-Integrated Ontology Development: Evaluation Results and Future Directions: Emergent Semantics and Ontology Evolution 2007 at ISWC 2007, Busan, Korea, 2007
 Workshop Structure
The workshop will consists of three main parts: a general part on experiences with real-world ontology engineering and approaches to assessment of ontologies, a special track on ontologies in Human Resources and a special track on ontologies in e-health and ambient-assisted living.
- Towards Web 3.0
- lessons from Web 2.0 for ontology engineering
- participatory and evolutionary approaches to ontology engineering (e.g., based on social software)
- lightweight ontology formalisms (e.g., SKOS) and microformats
- challenges/requirements for the maintenance and evolution of ontologies
- experiences/empirical results on lightweight vs. heavy-weight ontologies
- experiences/empirical results on graphical modeling of ontologies
- good, best, and bad practices
- Methods for assessing ontologies
- Ontology evaluation
- Quality measures for ontologies
- assessment of ontologies with regard to social agreement, formality, and appropriateness
- experiences with assessment and evaluations methods
- Ontologies in Human Resources (Recruiting, Development, Employability)
- modeling and representation of: Jobs, CVs, Competencies, Skills, Employees, People, Organizations, Social Events, etc.
- HR upper level concepts
- E-Portfolio (standards) and ontologies
- Semantics of HR-XML
- Semantic metadata for HR applications
- Semantics in job matching
- Semantics in learning technologies
- Good/Best practices for semantics in HR
- Maintenance of ontologies in HR
- Ontologies in E-Health and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
- Upper level concepts of healthcare and life sciences ontologies.
- Ontologies of diseases, nursing, therapeutics, drug, etc.
- Ontologies and ontology-driven approaches in Ambient-Assisted Living
- Maintenance of ontologies in e-health and AAL
If you feel that something fits into the theme of the workshop, but is not listed here, just contact the organizers.
Types of papers include:
- research papers (max. 10 pages)
- case studies experience reports (preferrably from industry) (max 10 pages)
- position papers, clearly analyzing current state of practice for future challenges of research (max. 6 pages)
Papers submitted to OntoContent 2008 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. 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.
Papers will be published in an LNCS volume by Springer as part of OTM 2008 proceedings. Excellent papers will be considered for a journal publication or as book chapters
 Workshop Organising Committee
- Andreas Schmidt (Contact Person), FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Germany
- Mustafa Jarrar, STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Werner Ceusters, University of Buffalo, USA
 Program Committee
- Ernst Biesalski, EnBW AG, Germany
- Thanasis Bouras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Simone Braun, FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Germany
- Christopher Brewster, University of Sheffield, UK
- Michael Brown, Skillsnet.Com
- Yannis Charalabidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Ernesto Damiani, Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy
- Panagiotis Gouvas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Mohand-Said Hacid, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 LIRIS - Villeurbanne, France
- Martin Hepp, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
- Stijn Heymans, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Christine Kunzmann, Kompetenzorientierte Personalentwicklung, Germany
- Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center Graz, Austria
- Tobias Ley, Know-Center Graz, Austria
- Clementina Marinoni, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Alessandro Oltramari, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
- Viktoria Pammer, Know-Center Graz, Austria
- Paul Piwek, Open University, UK
- Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France
- Peter Scheir, Know-Center Graz, Austria
- Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
- Barry Smith, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
- Armando Stellato, University of Roma, Italy
- Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- Robert Tolksdorf, Free University of Berlin, Germany
- Franky Trichet, University of Nantes, France
- Luk Vervenne, Synergetics, Belgium
 Sponsoring Institutions
Sponsoring institutions/projects This workshop is organized in a joint effort by the Ontology Outreach Advisory (OOA), the MATURE IP, and the SOPRANO IP.
- The OOA (http://www.ontology-advisory.org) is an international not-for-profit association that consists of industry, government, and research leaders and innovators with respect to ontology development, use, or education. The general mission of the OOA is to develop strategies for ontology recommendation and standardization, and promote the ontology technology to industry.
- The MATURE IP (http://mature-ip.eu) is a large-scale integrating European project (FP7) in the field of technology-enhanced learning aiming at support of knowledge maturing processes within and across companies, including in particular ontology maturing.
- The SOPRANO IP (http://www.soprano-ip.org) is an integrated European project (FP6) in the field of ambient-assisted living and follows an ontology-driven service-oriented approach to construct a flexible and affordable platform for in-house ambient-assisted living solutions.