[DL] CFP Ontobras 2015 || Sep 8-11, 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil || Submission deadline: July 10th

Renata Wassermann renata at ime.usp.br
Thu Jun 25 15:26:21 CEST 2015

(With apologies for multiple postings. Please forward to interested parties)

Call for Papers - ONTOBRAS 2015

7th Brazilian Conference on Ontologies
September 8 - 11, 2015 - Sao Paulo - Brazil

Submission deadline:  July 10, 2015

- The conference website has been released!

ontobras.ime.usp.br (Portuguese version)
www.ime.usp.br/~ontobras/?lang=en (English version)

- The list of Keynote Speakers has increased!!!! Three distinguished
researchers are already confirmed:

Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK
Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Gilberto Câmara, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil

More information at ontobras.ime.usp.br


Ontology is a cross-disciplinary field concerned 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, Linguistics,
Knowledge Management and many others.

The Brazilian Conference on Ontologies (Ontobras) 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, the community has put forward
efforts in integrating previous events on Ontologies that happened
in Brazil in recent years, in order to create a unique highly scientifically
qualified international forum for presenting and discussing the subject in

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 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, Ontobras is opened to submissions in two categories:

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

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

All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and must
follow the article formatting rules provided by the Brazilian Computing
Society (SBC). The models for Microsoft Office Word, OpenOffice and Latex
 can be downloaded at

Submissions should be done via Easychair:

The conference proceedings will be published in the online journal CEUR-WS


- Main track submission deadline:  July 10, 2015

- Acceptance notification: August 7, 2015

- Final version: August 21, 2015


Suggested areas os particular interest to the event 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
* Terminology
* Folksonomies
* Documentary languages. Thesaurus
* Taxonomies
* Metadata

- Ontology Engineering:

* Methodology, languages and tools
* Composition and modularity
* Merging, mapping and alignment
* Ontology language interoperability
* Ontology Design Patterns
* Integration methods, problems and practice

- Semantic Web:

* Modelling
* Information retrieval
* Ontology Search
* LOD applications

- Ontology and Natural Language Processing:

* Linguistic ontologies applied to text processing
* Computational Linguistics

- Ontology applications:

* Ontology for e-science, life-sciences, e-business and cultural applications
* Knowledge management
* Ontologies and semantic technologies in Education
* Ontology-driven information systems design
* Business modeling

- Ontology Visualization


Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK
Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Gilberto Câmara, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil


General Chair

- Renata Wassermann (USP, Brazil)
- Jose' M. Parente de Oliveira (ITA, Brazil)

Program Chairs

- Fred Freitas (UFPE)
- Fernanda Baiao (UNIRIO)

Steering Committee

- Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil)
- Bernadette Loscio (UFPE, Brazil)
- 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)

Renata Wassermann
Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
University of São Paulo

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