| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||Deadline Extension to January 15, 2010 - Workshop on Matching and Meaning: Automated development, evolution and interpre |
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| Email: ||mchan_(on)_inf.ed.ac.uk |
| Date received: ||06 Jan 2010 |
| Deadline: ||15 Jan 2010 |
| Start date: ||31 Mar 2010 |
Apologies for possible multiple postings.
Note that the submission deadline has been extended to *January
15, 2010*. Submitted works do not need to be original as our
primary interest is in the exchange of ideas and the stimulation
of debate. Inclusion in the proceedings is optional.
Thanks for forwarding the information on this Call for
Submissions to those potentially interested to submit.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Workshop on Matching and Meaning:
Automated development, evolution and
interpretation of ontologies
31st March 2010, part of AISB'10 Convention,
The problem of semantic misalignment - of two (or more) systems
failing to understand one another when their semantic
representation is not identical - occurs in a huge variety of
areas: the Semantic Web, databases, natural language processing;
anywhere, indeed, where semantics are necessary but centralised
control is undesirable or impractical. In highly dynamic domains,
where interactions are between a large, diverse and evolving
community, there is a need for the resolving of these
misalignments - through developing and evolving existing
ontologies or interpreting unknown ontologies in terms of known
ones - to be done automatically and on-the-fly.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers
interested in the problems of automated development, evolution
and interpretation of ontologies in the many different domains in
which it occurs. We are primarily interested in the exchange of
ideas and the stimulation of debate, and the workshop is intended
to be a forum for researchers to present ongoing work and ideas
and to engage in discussion with other researchers from the
field. We are particularly interested in novel ideas and
innovative research, which may be in its early stages, and
encourage reports on work in progress.
Topics of interest include:
* Ontology evolution
* Ontology matching and alignment
* Ontology versioning
* Representational or structural change
* Formal aspects of ontology dynamics
* Formalisation of and reasoning with contexts
* Foundational issues
* Social and collaborative matching
* Background knowledge in matching
* Extensions to ontology languages to better support change
* Non-monotonic reasoning for ontologies and the Semantic
* Inconsistency handling in evolving ontologies
* Uncertainty in matching
* Change propagation in ontologies and metadata
* Ontologies for dynamic environments
* Dynamic knowledge construction and exploitation
* Matching for dynamic applictions (e.g., p2p, agents,
* Case studies, software tools, use cases, applications
* Open problems
We encourage the submission of extended abstracts of 2-5 pages
that discuss ongoing research, problem descriptions and overviews
of the domain. Accepted papers will be included in the AISB 2010
proceedings unless the authors prefer them not to be (for
example, if the work is very similar to work presented elsewhere
which they nevertheless feel it would be valuable to present in
this context, or if the work is at a stage where discussion would
be valuable but publication would be premature). Authors wishing
their submissions to be included in the convention proceedings
must follow the style guide on the convention website.
Submissions will be subject to light reviewing, mainly intended
to check fit to workshop.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically in pdf format to
mchan-at-ed.ac.uk by 15th January 2010. Notification of
acceptance will be sent to the submitting author on 15th February
The workshop will take place at De Montfort University in
Leicester, as part of the AISB 2010 Convention
(http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb10/), from March 31st to
1st April, 2010. All workshop participants must be registered for
the AISB 2010 Convention. Registration for this workshop is
included in the convention registration fee.
Submission: *Friday, 15th January 2010* Notification: Monday,
15th February 2010 Workshop: 31st March - 1st April 2010 AISB10
Convention: 29th March - 1st April 2010
Presentations: Authors of accepted abstracts will give
presentations of their work; exact times to be decided.
Posters: If it is not possible to fit in presentations for all
accepted authors, some may be asked to present posters instead.
There will be a session of 5 minute poster talks.
Panel: The technical programme will end with a 90 minute panel
discussion on a topic of mutual interest to be decided. Three
speakers will speak for 10 minutes each with a brief to stimulate
debate during the remaining 60 minutes. Discussion amongst all
participants, rather than question-and-answering for the panel,
will be strongly encouraged.
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK Michael Chan,
University of Edinburgh, UK
Manuel Atencia Arcas, IIIA-CSIC, Spain Paolo Besana, University
of Edinburgh, UK Alan Bundy, University of Edinburgh, UK Jerome
Euzenat, INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes, France Fausto Giunchiglia,
University of Trento, Italy Adam Pease, Articulate Software, USA
Pavel Shvaiko, TasLab, Informatica Trentina, Italy
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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