2005-09-18: IEEE OnAV08 Call for Papers (Intl. Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization)

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*** Call for Papers ***[edit]

IEEE International Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization – OnAV'08 http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~mlanzenberger/OnAV08

March 4 – 7, 2008, Barcelona, Spain, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
In conjunction with the International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems

*** Important Dates ***
Submission Deadline: October 25, 2007
Author Notification: November 30, 2007
Author Registration: December 15, 2007
Proceedings Version: January 15, 2008
Workshop Dates: March 4 – 7, 2008

Scope: Ontologies represent a shared meaning of domain knowledge and act as enabler for many applications such as data integration, agent communication, peer-to-peer systems, e-commerce, and semantic web services. With an increase in the development of ontologies comes the need for tools and techniques for solving heterogeneity problems among different ontologies.

Currently, we cannot guarantee that the results from ontology alignment algorithms will always be accurate. In general, a user interacting with an ontology alignment tool, must check the candidate alignments produced by the tool, indicate which ones are correct and which ones are not, and create additional matches that the tool may have missed. This is a difficult task, especially when dealing with large, complex ontologies.

Target Group: This workshop aims at providing a place of discussion for researchers interested in the field of ontology alignment and ontology visualization in order to analyze current shortcomings, identify users' needs and future research challenges, present exciting ideas, and find new solutions for effective and qualitative data integration in the semantic web. Researchers interested in discussing new techniques for understanding and presenting ontology alignment results are encouraged to participate. This also includes researchers with a general interest in ontology visualization techniques.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Ontology Alignment
Ontology Mapping
Automated and Human-mediated Tasks of the Alignment Process
User Interfaces for Ontology Alignment
Visual Metaphors in Alignment
Ontology Visualization
User-specific and Task-oriented Ontology Alignment
Definition and Manipulation of Alignment Targets
Ontology Adaptation
Quality in Ontology Alignment and Mapping
Alignment Meta-Data
Alignment Vocabularies
Standardization of Alignment Data
Industry applications of ontology alignment
Navigation in Alignment and Information Spaces
Similarity Measures for Ontology Alignment
Relatedness of Ontologies

Submission Guidelines & Publication: The papers should be prepared using the IEEE CS format, two columns layout, single-spaced, 10-point, and using page numbers. The length should not exceed 6 pages (including figures and tables). For submission the paper should not contain the names of the authors or any references that may point to them as the authors of the paper. The papers should be submitted electronically via CISIS'08 website. If there is any problem with the electronic submission, please contact Monika Lanzenberger.

IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines are available here:
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Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance to workshop topics, technical soundness, clarity, and presentation quality. Each submission will receive at least three double-blind reviews. Proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. The best papers presented at the workshop will be selected for publication in an international journal.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jennifer Sampson, NICTA (National ICT Australia), Australia

Program Committee:
Robert Baumgartner (Lixto Software GmbH, Austria)
Sean Falconer (Univ. of Victoria, Canada)
Eduard Gröller (Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria)
Jon Atle Gulla (NTNU, Norway)
Sari Hakkarainen (NTNU, Norway)
Anthony Jameson (DFKI, Germany)
Katharina Kaiser (Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria)
Konstantinos Kotis (Univ. of the Aegean, Greece)
Thibaud Latour (CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Elke Michlmayr (Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria)
Silvia Miksch (Danube Univ. Krems, Austria)
Yannick Naudet (CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Slawomir Niedbala (Silesian Univ. of Technology, Poland)
Natasha Noy (Stanford Univ., USA)
Oscar Pastor Lopez (Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
Margit Pohl (Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria)
Axel Polleres (DERI, Ireland)
Markus Rester (Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria)
Jinghai Rao (CMU, USA)
Martina Seidl (Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria)
Pavel Shvaiko (Univ. of Trento, Italy)
Guttorm Sindre (NTNU, Norway)
Darijus Strasunskas (NTNU, Norway)
Merwyn G. Taylor (MITRE Corp., USA)
Csaba Veres (DSTO, Australia)
Anna V. Zhdanova (ftw., Austria)

      • For any inquiries please contact ***

Monika Lanzenberger
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Software Technology & Interactive Systems
Favoritenstr. 9-11/E188
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 (0) 1 58801 18871
F: +43 (0) 1 58801 18899
E: lanzenberger@ifs.tuwien.ac.at
W: http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~mlanzenberger