[DL] [CfP] 4th OWL Reasoner Evaluation (ORE) Workshop (with DL 2015)

Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz ernesto.jimenez.ruiz at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 12:37:32 CET 2015

[Apologies for cross-posting]

                          CALL FOR PAPERS, SYSTEMS & ONTOLOGIES
                     4th OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2015)
           Collocated with the 28th International Workshop on Description
                                June 6, 2015 - Athens, Greece

The goal of this workshop is to bring together both the DEVELOPERS and
END-USERS of reasoners for (subsets of) OWL 2, including systems focusing
on both intensional (ontology) and extensional (data) query answering. The
workshop will give developers a perfect opportunity to promote their


We invite submission of papers describing:

    * The architecture, implementation, and expected performance of the

    * Reasoner implementation details, usage reports, implementation "tips
and tricks".

    * Challenging ontologies and/or benchmark proposals for OWL reasoners.

Papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines (
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and should not be longer
than 6 pages (excluding references).

Submissions must be in PDF through the EasyChair conference system:

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. Selected
papers will be presented during the workshop and published as a volume of
CEUR workshop proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org/).


We invite reasoner developers to submit their systems for participation in
the 2015 OWL reasoner competition. The preliminary outline for the
competition is as follows:

    * The test sets will include OWL ontologies from all OWL 2 profiles and
of varying sizes, from a large corpus of ontologies (including ontologies
from the NCBO BioPortal, a web crawl, and user-submitted ontologies).
    * The tested tasks will include consistency checking, classification,
entailment checking, and query answering.
    * Developers will send a JAR file of their systems to the competition
organizers who will then carry out the benchmarks.

More details will be published soon. Information about last year's
competition can be found on the ORE 2014 website:

In addition to the system submissions, reasoner developers are invited to
submit a short paper describing their system. See the above instructions
for paper submissions.


We invite ontology developers to submit ontologies which they believe pose
a challenge performance-wise for current OWL reasoners to handle. These
ontologies will be included in our ontology corpus, and additionally will
have a separate analysis in the competition proceedings.

In addition to the ontology submissions, ontology developers are invited to
submit a short paper describing their ontology. See the above instructions
for paper submissions.


    * Paper submission deadline: April 10, 2015
    * Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2015
    * System submission (for competition): May 1, 2015
    * Workshop:  June 6, 2015
    * Competition: June 7-10, 2015 (TBC)


For enquiries, please contact the organisers at ore2015 at easychair.org

Organisers, PC chairs

    * Michel Dumontier, Stanford University, USA
    * Birte Glimm, Ulm University, Germany
    * Rafael Gonçalves, Stanford University, US
    * Matthew Horridge, Stanford University, US
    * Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz, University of Oxford, UK
    * Nicolas Matentzoglu, University of Manchester, UK
    * Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester, UK

Program committee (to be extended)

    * Ana Armas, University of Oxford, UK
    * Floriano Scioscia, Technical University of Bari, Italy
    * Yevgeny Kazakov, Ulm University, Germany
    * Evgeny Kharlamov,  University of Oxford, UK
    * Pavel Klinov, Ulm University, Germany
    * Ilianna Kollia, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    * Despoina Magka, Yahoo!, UK
    * Julian Mendez, TU Dresden, Germany
    * Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
    * Maria del Mar Roldán García, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
    * Alessandro Solimando, University of Genoa, Italy
    * Kavitha Srinivas, IBM Research, USA
    * Andreas Steigmiller, Ulm University, Germany
    * Dmitry Tsarkov, University of Manchester, UK
    * Dmitriy Zheleznyakov, University of Oxford, UK

Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK

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