[DL] OWLED 2011 Call for papers

Uli Sattler sattler at cs.man.ac.uk
Mon Dec 13 17:31:13 CET 2010

[Apologies for cross posting]


        OWLED 2011

OWL: Experiences and Directions
The Eighth International Workshop
June 5-6, San Francisco, California, USA

Co-located with
2011 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech 2011)

The adoption of the W3C OWL Web Ontology Language in real-world
applications continues to grow as the research and tools for OWL
mature. The new version, OWL 2, has been a positive factor in this
direction. As the experience in using OWL in different applications
and domains increases, the strengths and weaknesses of the language
are discovered, resulting in new research and development that further =

extends its reach.

The OWL: Experiences and Directions (OWLED) workshop series aims to
bring users, developers and researchers from academia and industry
together to describe applications of OWL, to share experience, and to =

discuss extensions to the language for satisfying further application =

requirements. The workshop will allow the OWL community to set an
agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based
technologies into new applications.

This year the OWLED workshop will be held June 5-6 in San Francisco,
California and be co-located with the 2011 Semantic Technology
Conference (SemTech).

As usual, the OWLED 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. Tutorials on OWL =

2 and related technologies will be organized for the larger SemTech
community. 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 =
owled2011 at easychair.org

Important dates
January 10, 2011     Tutorial/demo proposals due
February 28, 2011     Titles and abstract due
March 7, 2011    Paper submissions due
April 14, 2011    Notifications of acceptance
May 14, 2011      Final versions of papers due
June 5-6, 2011    OWLED 2011 workshop

Papers about all aspects of OWL and extensions, applications, theory,
methods and tools, are welcome at the workshop; including but not
limited to the following topics:

- Application-driven requirements for OWL
- Applications of OWL, particularly
   * from industry or
   * for data integration
   * for service interoperability
   * for sophisticated/non-obvious inference
   * for knowledge discovery
- Experience reports on using OWL, OWL 2 and its profiles
- OWL ontologies, particularly if highly expressive or large scale
- Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages
- OWL based information systems
- Query answering with OWL
- Performance and scalability experiences
- Bridges between knowledge engineering and OWL
- Non-standard inference services, including:
   * explanations
   * static verification
   * modularity
- Tools for OWL, including:
   * collaborative editing and versioning
   * parsers and syntax checkers
   * high performance reasoners
   * visualization tools
- Extensions to OWL, including:
   * extended constructors for datatypes, properties or classes
   * constraints, rules
   * non-monotonic, probabilistic or fuzzy extensions
   * temporal and spatial extensions

- Tutorials
We invite proposals (maximum 4 pages) for 90 minute tutorials that
cover basic, intermediate and advanced OWL-related topics of interest =

to the OWLED and SemTech communities. Proposals should provide the
title, intended audience, skills developed, motivation, objectives,
detailed outline, instructor biography and prior tutorial/teaching

- Application Track
Application papers (maximum 4 pages; LNCS style) may present novel
practical approaches in using OWL, or may employ scientific methods
(qualitative and/or quantitative) to understand in greater detail the =

application of OWL in real-world systems.

- Research Track
Research papers (maximum 10 pages; LNCS style) should clearly describe =

original, significant research pertaining to OWL.

- Statement of Interest
A statement of interest (maximum 4 pages; LNCS style) can be about
ideas, solutions, methods, products, research projects or
implementation experience pertaining to OWL.


General Chair:
Melanie Courtot, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre (Canada)

Program Chair:
Michel Dumontier, Carleton University (Canada)

Program Committee:
* Jie Bao, RPI (USA)
* Mike Bergman, Structured Dynamics LLC (Canada)
* Kendall Clark, Clark and Parsia (USA)
* Bernardo Cuenca-Grau, Oxford University (UK)
* Achille Fokoue, IBM
* John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey (UK)
* Janna Hastings, EBI (UK)
* Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University (USA)
* Martin Hepp, Universitaet der Bundeswehr M=FCnchen (Germany)
* Robert Hoehndorf, University of Cambridge (UK)
* Rinke Hoekstra, Leibniz Center for Law of the University of
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
* Matthew Horridge, University of Manchester (UK)
* Markus Kroetzsch, Oxford University (UK)
* Joanne Luciano, RPI (USA)
* Carsten Lutz, University of Bremen (Germany)
* Bijan Parsia, Manchester University (UK)
* James Malone, EMBL/EBI (UK)
* Ralf Moeller, Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)
* Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
* Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)
* Bjoern Peters, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (USA)
* Alexandre Riazanov, UNB (Canada)
* Sebastian Rudolph, KIT/AIFB Karlsruhe (Germany)
* Alan Ruttenberg, University of Buffalo (USA)
* Matthias Samwald, DERI (Ireland)
* Uli Sattler, University of Manchester (UK)
* Michael Schneider, FZI (Germany)
* Thomas Schneider, Universitaet des Saarlandes (GermanY)
* Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany)
* Zhe Wu, Oracle (USA)
* Antoine Zimmermann, DERI (Ireland)

Steering Committee:
* Kendall Clark, Clark & Parsia (USA)
* Melanie Courtot, Terry Fox Laboratory (CA)
* Michel Dumontier, Carleton University (CA)
* Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
* Alan Ruttenberg, University at Buffalo (USA)
* Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester (UK)
* Michael Schneider, FZI Research Center for Information Technology (DE)
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