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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   OMT05 Workshop on Ontology Mining & Engineering and its Use for Virtual Reality
From:   Marie-Laure Reinberger
Email:   marielaure.reinberger_(on)_ua.ac.be
Date received:   20 Jun 2005
Deadline:   01 Jul 2005
Start date:   02 Nov 2005

==================================================================== We apologize if you received multiple copies of this Call for Papers Please feel free to distribute it to those who might be interested. =================================================================== OTM 2005 Workshop on Ontology Mining & Engineering and its Use for Virtual Reality (WOMEUVR05) Call for Papers http://www.starlab.vub.ac.be/events/OTM05WOMEUVR/ ***** extended deadline: 01/07 ***** 2 Nov 2005 Agia Napa, Cyprus In conjunction with On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM'05) http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/ Proceedings published by Springer LNCS =================================================================== BACKGROUND Ontologies are defined as computer based resources that represent agreed domain semantics. They feature the concepts, and the relations between them, that are relevant for a specific domain of knowledge. Ontologies can be used to improve communication between either humans and/or computers (i) by assisting in communication between humans and (ii) between humans and computer systems, and (iii) by supporting interoperability between computer systems. A major hurdle in the deployment of ontologies is the Ontology Engineering step (including its knowledge acquisition bottleneck). Ontologies are often engineered by a manual process, which, as well as being ineffective, may cause major barriers to their large-scale use. But today, the use of powerful and robust language processing tools can support the ontology modelling stage by mining large collections of documents. Ontologies are already used in many different research fields of Computer Science. One promising application area is Virtual Reality (VR). Developing a VR application is still a very time consuming task and requires skilled people. Introducing ontologies in the development process of VR applications, possibly using text mining technology, can eliminate these barriers. OntoBasis Project The workshop in Agia Napa, Cyprus, will be held in conjunction with the OTM conference on 02/11/2005. The working language of WOMEUVR will be English. This workshop is organised by the Flemish OntoBasis project (IWT GBOU 2001 #10069) and sponsored by the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation and Science in Flanders (IWT-Vlaanderen). OBJECTIVES In this workshop we are particularly interested in how ontologies can be mined and engineered and how they can be used in and for the development of Virtual Reality (VR) applications. We are inviting papers that deal with all aspects of - text mining for ontology learning, in particular devoted to VR applications - ontology engineering and modelling methods focussed on VR and its applications - using ontologies during the development process of VR applications or of VR applications making use of ontologies - application case studies (e.g. in e-business, e-commerce, medical imaging, ) that combine ontologies and VR or text mining and ontologies TOPICS Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: o unsupervised and semi-supervised ontology mining techniques o NLP and text based approaches for ontology learning o methodological & linguistic principles for ontology engineering o domain ontologies vs. upper level ontologies vs. task ontologies o ontologies as information modeling mechanism o evaluation the goodness of fit of an ontology, e.g. for a VR-application o ontologies for VR, e.g. as a specification mechanism o domain ontologies for human computer interaction PROGRAM COMMITTEE o Galia Angelova, Linguistic Modelling Department, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria o Josep Blat, Interactive Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain o Paul Buitelaar, Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Germany o Marc Cavazza, School of Computing University of Teesside, U.K. o Walter Daelemans, Centrum voor Nederlandse Taal-en Spraaktechnologie, University of Antwerp, Belgium o Olga De Troyer, Web & Information System Engineering Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium o Frederic Kleinermann, Web & Information System Engineering Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium o Bernardo Magnini, Cognitive and Communication Technologies Division, ITC-irst, Italy o Robert Meersman, Semantics Technology and Applications Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium o Marie-Laure Reinberger, Centrum voor Nederlandse Taal-en Spraaktechnologie, University of Antwerp, Belgium o Richard Sproat, the Linguistics and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments at the University of Illinois, USA o Peter Spyns, Semantics Technology and Applications Research Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium o Victoria Uren, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, U.K. o Esteban Zimanyi, Service Informatique et Rseaux, Universit Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium o Pierre Zweigenbaum, Laboratoire de Statistiques et Informatique Mdicale, Universit Paris VI, France SUBMISSION GUIDELINES To apply for participation at WOMEUVR05, submit an electronic version of your paper via the submission page (http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/womeuvr/2005/papers). The paper is restricted to 10 pages (LNCS format). All submissions must be in English. Submissions may be handed in electronically in Postscript, PDF or MS Word format. Use the appropriate LNCS style. Author instructions can be found at: http://www.springer.de/co/lncs/authors.html ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop proceedings of the 2005 International On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM). Registering to the OTM conference and WOMEUVR workshop is a prerequisite for the paper to be published. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings. IMPORTANT DATES Deadline for notification of intent: July 1st, 2005 Deadline for submission: July 1st, 2005 Notification of acceptance: July 29th, 2005 Camera-ready paper due: August 20th, 2005 WOMEUVR05: November 2nd, 2005 OTM05: October 31st - November 4th, 2005 CONTACT The official web site URL: http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/womeuvr2005cfp.html The workshop web site: http://www.starlab.vub.ac.be/events/OTM05WOMEUVR The official email address: womeuvr05-info_(on)_starlab.vub.ac.be The official submission page: http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/womeuvr/2005/papers WORKSHOP ORGANISERS Peter Spyns (Peter.Spyns_(on)_vub.ac.be) Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Marie-Laure Reinberger (marielaure.reinberger_(on)_ua.ac.be) Centre for Dutch Speech and Language Technology Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium Olga De Troyer (Olga.DeTroyer_(on)_vub.ac.be) Web & Information System Engineering Laboratory Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_mailman.elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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