[DL] Deadline Extension: EON2003 at ISWC2003

York Sure sure at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Tue Jul 15 15:16:18 CEST 2003

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***** DEADLINE EXTENSION: JULY, 28th *****

Call for papers

 Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools (EON2003)

 Workshop at the 
 2nd International Semantic Web Conference 
 (ISWC 2003)
 20 October 2003

 Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA



In the Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools workshop we intend to bring 
together researchers and practitioners from the 
fastly developing research areas Ontologies and Semantic Web. 
Currently the semantic web attracts researchers from all 
around the world. Numerous tools and applications of semantic web 
technologies are already available and the number 
is growing fast. However, deploying large scale ontology solutions 
typically involves several separate tasks and requires 
applying multiple tools. Therefore pragmatic issues such as 
interoperability are key if industry is to be encouraged to 
take up ontology technology rapidly. The main aim of this workshop is 
therefore to encourage and stimulate discussions 
about the evaluation of ontology-based tools. 

The large visibility of the semantic web, it’s tools and applications 
already attract industrial partners . In particular, as 
tools move from academic institutions into commercial environments 
they have to fulfil stronger requirements and in 
some cases new requirements (e.g. concerning scalability and multi-
user access). Different tools from different sources 
need to interoperate. Typically tools are not anymore standalone 
solutions but integrated into a framework. This 
framework must be open to other commercialapplications and provide 
connectors and interfaces to industrial standards. 
Larger applications need also larger ontologies and therefore require 
substantially more performance and scalability. 

A systematic evaluation of the tools might lead to a consistent level 
of quality and thus acceptance by industry. For the 
future this might lead into certification efforts for such tools. 


Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 
- Interoperability of tools (e.g. turnaround abilities) 
- Integration of tools into frameworks 
- Performance benchmarks 
- Scalability of tools 
- Certification of tools 

Tools include e.g.: 
- Annotation tools 
- Inference engines 
- Ontology editors and browsers 
- Ontology servers 
- Ontology mapping tools 
- Repositories 
- Retrieval tools 
- Semantic search engines 


The first workshop on Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools (EON2002) 
was celebrated in conjunction with the 13th 
International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge 
Management (EKAW2002), in September 30th, 

EON2002: http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/eon2002


We invite three types of submissions for this workshop: 
- Technical papers (10 pages) 
  in any of the topics of interest of the workshop 
  (but not limited to them) 
- Short position papers (2 pages) 
  in any of the topics of interest of the workshop 
  (but not limited to them) 
- Experiment papers (10 pages) 
  describing the results of the experiment proposed. 

  The experiment description can be found in the following URL:

More details on the workshop submissions can be found at the workshop 



New Deadline paper submissions: July 28th, 2003
Notification of acceptance: August 25th, 2003
Camera ready deadline: September 22nd, 2003
Workshop: October 20th, 2003 



York Sure (Contact Person)
 Institute AIFB
 University of Karlsruhe
 sure at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Oscar Corcho
 Ontology Group
 Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial 
 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
 ocorcho at fi.upm.es

Jürgen Angele
 Ontoprise GmbH
 angele at ontoprise.de


Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant, Inc. (US)
Bill Anderson, Ontology Works, Inc. (US) 
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, Université P. Sabatier (FR) 
Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester (UK) 
Richard Benjamins, iSOCO (ES)
John Davies, BT (UK) 
Carole Goble, University of Manchester (UK) 
Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES) 
Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University (US) 
Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText Lab / Sirma AI, Ltd. (BG) 
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University (JP) 
Natasha F. Noy, Stanford University (US)
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, Information Semantics (US) 
Henrik Oppermann, Ontoprise (DE) 
Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University (US) 
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL) 
Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe (DE) 
Mike Uschold, Boeing (US)

 York Sure
 eMail: sure at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
 phone: +49 (0) 721 608 6592

 Institute AIFB
 University of Karlsruhe (TH)
 D-76128 Karlsruhe (Germany)

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