[DL] 1st CFP : ONTOBRAS - MOST 5th Research Seminar of Ontologies in Brazil

Andreia Malucelli malu at ppgia.pucpr.br
Thu Apr 12 03:36:04 CEST 2012

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1st Call for Papers
5th Research Seminar of Ontologies in Brazil 
7th International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies, Semantic Technologies

September 17 - 19, 2012 - Recife/PE - Brasil

Co-located event: 1st Workshop on Semantic Web and Amazonian  
Biodiversity Ontology

Ontology is a cross-disciplinary field concerning with the study of  
concepts and theories that support the building of shared  
conceptualizations of specific domains. In recent years, there has  
been a growing interest in the application of ontologies to solve  
modeling and classification problems in diverse areas such as Computer  
Science, Information Science, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence,  
Linguistic, Knowledge Management and many others. The Ontology  
Research Seminar in Brazil foresees an opportunity and scientific  
environment in which researchers and practitioners from Information  
Sciences and Computer Science can exchange the theories,  
methodologies, languages, tools and experience related to the ontology  
development and application. In particular, this Fifth Edition of the  
Ontology Research Seminar is being held simultaneously with  
the Seventh Edition of International Workshop on Metamodels,  
Ontologies, Semantic Technologies and the First Workshop on Semantic  
Web and Amazonian Biodiversity Ontology, putting forward the effort of  
the research community in integrating the previous events about  
Ontologies that has happened in Brazil in recent years, in order to  
create a unique highly scientifically qualified international forum  
for presenting and discussing the subject.

Therefore, we provide a non-comprehensive list of areas and  
researchers? communities from which we expect to receive submissions:

- Information Science, for instance working with ontologies, thesauri,  
knowledge management among other applications,
- Databases, for instance working with semantic data integration,  
linked open data, among other applications,
- Artificial Intelligence, for instance working with knowledge based  
systems, agents, ontology reasoning, among other applications
- Software Engineering, for instance working with conceptual modeling,  
Business Process Models, among other applications,
- Informatics in Education, for instance working with  Educational  
Ontologies , Semantic Web-based Educational Standards, among other  
- Linguistics and philosophy, working with natural language processing  
using ontologies, theories of representation, among other applications.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit theoretical,  
technical and practical research contributions that directly or  
indirectly address the issues above. Particularly welcome are  
e-science, life-sciences, e-business and cultural applications.


We would like to invite you to participate in the 5th Research Seminar  
of Ontologies in Brazil and International Workshop on Metamodels,  
Ontologies, Semantic Technologies, which will be held this year in  
Recife, PE, Brazil, on September 17-19. ONTOBRAS-MOST is the Brazilian  
meeting for discussing Ontologies and this year will be sponsored by  
Federal University of Pernambuco. We are interested in the various  
aspects of the field, from its philosophical and theoretical  
foundations to the new technologies and innovative applications. In  
this edition, the meeting is opened to submissions in two categories: 

- Full papers (maximum 12 pages) written in English and describing  
work with clear demonstrated results. Accepted full paper will be  
invited for oral presentation. The best full papers will be invited to  
be extended for publication in an influential international journal. 

- Short papers (maximum 6 pages) written in Portuguese, English, or  
Spanish and describing ongoing work. Accepted short papers will be  
invited for poster presentations.

Electronic submission: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/ontobras_most2012

The conference proceedings will be published in the online journal  
CEUR-WS (http://www.ceur-ws.org).

- Main track submission deadline : 16 July 2012
- Acceptance notification: 23 August 2012
- Final version: 27 August 2012


Suggested areas include, but are not limited to:

- Ontology and Conceptual Modeling:
Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling
Foundational ontologies
Upper-level ontologies
Semantic consistency
Ontology-based conceptual modeling tools and environments

- Ontologies and Knowledge Organization:
Facets Theory
Concept Theory
Documentary languages. Thesaurus

- Ontology Engineering:
Methodology, languages and tools
Composition and modularity
Merging, mapping and alignment
Ontology language interoperability
Integration methods, problems and practice

- Semantic Web:
Information retrieval
Ontology Search

- Ontology and Natural Language Processing:
Linguistic ontologies applied to text processing
Patterns of ontologies for specific applications

- Ontology applications:
Domain ontologies in e-science, e-business, natural sciences and others
Knowledge management
Ontologies and semantic technologies in Education

- Ontology Visualization


- Jérome Euzenat (INRIA, Rhône-Alpes, France)
Keynote talk: "Distributed and dynamic knowledge for real"
Tutorial: "Ontology matching"

- Franz Baader (University of Dresden, Germany)
Keynote talk and tutorial to be defined.

A panel on Brazilian federal e-government solutions, applications,  
success cases, standards, efforts and actions performed by the  
Brazilian W3C Office will be presented at the event.


General Chairs - ONTOBRAS-MOST
- Fred Freitas (UFPE, Brazil) - fred at cin.ufpe.br
- Bernadette Loscio (UFPE, Brazil) - bfl at cin.ufpe.br

- José Laurindo Campos dos Santos (INPA, Brazil) - lcampos at inpa.gov.br

Program Chairs - ONTOBRAS-MOST
- Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil) - andreia.malucelli at pucpr.br
- Marcelo Bax (UFMG, Brazil) - bax at ufmg.br

Steering Committee
- Fernando Gauthier (UFSC, Brazil)
- Fred Freitas (UFPE, Brazil)
- Giancarlo Guizzardi (UFES, Brazil)
- Mara Abel (UFRGS, Brazil)
- Marcello Bax (UFMG, Brazil)
- Maria Claudia Cavalcanti  (IME, Brazil)
- Maria Luiza de Almeida Campos (UFF, Brazil)
- Renata Vieira  (PUCRS, Brazil)
- Sonia Elisa Caregnato (UFRGS, Brazil)

Program Committee - To Be Confirmed

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