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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   The ISWC'06 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2006)
Email:   pavel_(on)_dit.unitn.it
Date received:   03 Jul 2006
Deadline:   11 Aug 2006
Start date:   05 Nov 2006

Apologies for cross-postings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR PAPERS AND OAEI'06 CONTEST PARTICIPATION ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The First International Workshop on ONTOLOGY MATCHING (OM-2006) http://www.om2006.ontologymatching.org/ November 5 or 6, 2006, ISWC'06 Workshop Program, Athens, Georgia, USA BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, since it takes the ontologies as input and determines as output correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, query answering, data translation, or for navigation on the Semantic Web. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate. The workshop has two goals: 1. To bring together academic and industry leaders dealing with ontology matching in order to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial needs, and therefore, direct research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their business needs. 2. To conduct an extensive evaluation of ontology matching approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2006 campaign. The particular focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world matching tasks from specific domains, e.g., medicine, jobs. Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion of how well the current approaches are meeting business needs. TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to: Application of ontology matching techniques in real-world scenarios; Requirements to ontology matching from specific domains; Formal foundations and frameworks for ontology matching; Performance of ontology-matching techniques; Background knowledge in ontology matching; Uncertainty in ontology matching; Interactive ontology matching; Ontology matching evaluation methodology; Ontology matching for information integration; Ontology matching for query answering; Ontology matching for dynamic environments (e.g., P2P systems); Systems and infrastructures. INVITED TALKS 1. Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy. Tentative title: Background Knowledge in Ontology Matching. 2. Amit Sheth, University of Georgia and Semagix, USA. Tentative title: Matching, Mapping and Alignment in the context of Real World Ontologies and Semantic Services. FORMAT AND SUBMISSIONS The schedule assumes one day workshop. The workshop will consist of the following components: keynote presentations, technical presentations, OAEI'06 results presentations, posters and consensus building workshop, wrap-up discussion. Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of (i) technical papers addressing different issues of ontology matching as well as (ii) participating in the OAEI 2006 campaign. Technical papers should be not longer than 12 pages using the LNCS Style. For complete style details, see Springer's Author Instructions http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html These should be prepared in PDF format and should be sent (no later than August 11, 2006) by email to Pavel Shvaiko: pavel at dit dot unitn dot it Technical papers will be refereed by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Contributors to the OAEI 2006 campaign have to follow the contest conditions at http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2006/. IMPORTANT DATES FOR TECHNICAL PAPERS August 11, 2006: Deadline for the submission of papers. September 14, 2006: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection. September 21, 2006: Workshop camera ready copy submission. November 5 or 6, 2006: OM-2006, GA Center, Athens, Georgia, USA. IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE OAEI'06 CAMPAIGN early June, 2006: First publication of test cases. June 28, 2006: Comments on test cases (any time before that date). July 3, 2006: Final publication of test cases. September 4, 2006: Preliminary results due (for interoperability-checking). September 15, 2006: Participants send final results and supporting papers. October 9, 2006: Organizers publish results for comments. November 5 or 6, 2006: OM-2006, GA Center, Athens, Georgia, USA; OAEI'06 final results ready. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 1. Pavel Shvaiko University of Trento, Italy e-mail: pavel at dit dot unitn dot it 2. Jerome Euzenat INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France 3. Natasha Noy Stanford University, USA 4. Heiner Stuckenschmidt University of Mannheim, Germany 5. Richard Benjamins Intelligent Software Components, Spain 6. Michael Uschold The Boeing Company, USA PROGRAM COMMITTEE Benjamin Ashpole, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs, USA Richard Benjamins, Intelligent Software Components, Spain Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy Andreas Hess, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands Wei Hu, Southeast University, China Jingshan Huang, University of South Carolina, USA Todd Hughes, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs, USA Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK Deborah McGuinness, Stanford University, USA Meenakshi Nagarajan, University of Georgia, USA Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA Satya Sahoo, University of Georgia, USA Marco Schorlemmer, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spain Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Michael Uschold, The Boeing Company, USA Petko Valtchev, University of Montreal, Canada Mikalai Yatskevich, University of Trento, Italy ------------------------------------------------------- Download OM-2006 flyer: http://www.om2006.ontologymatching.org/Pictures/CfP_OM2006_flyer.pdf ------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------- Pavel Shvaiko University of Trento Dept. of Information and Communication Technology Sommarive 14, POVO, 38050, TRENTO, ITALY Web: http://www.dit.unitn.it/%7Epavel/ http://www.ontologymatching.org/ _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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