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Category:   E-CFP
From:   Pascal Hitzler
Email:   hitzler_(on)_aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Date received:   27 Jun 2006
Deadline:   31 Jul 2006
Start date:   10 Nov 2006

OWL: EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTIONS Second International Workshop Athens, GA, USA, 10-11 November 2006 Co-located with ISWC06 and RuleML06. http://owl-workshop.man.ac.uk/OWLWorkshop06.html Summary ------- Submissions due: 31st of July, 2006 Notification of acceptance: 11th of September, 2006 Final versions due: 9th of October, 2006 Workshop: 10-11th of November, 2006 Workshop proceedings will be published online. Call for Papers --------------- The W3C OWL Web Ontology Language has been a W3C recommendation since 2004. OWL is playing an important role in an increasing number and range of applications, and is the focus of research into tools, reasoning techniques, formal foundations, language extensions etc. This level of experience with OWL means that the community is now in a good position to discuss how OWL be applied, adapted and extended to fulfill current and future application demands. The aim of the OWLED workshop series is to establish a forum for practitioners in industry and academia, tool developers, and others interested in OWL to describe real and potential applications, to share experience, and to discuss requirements for language extensions/modifications. The workshop will bring users, implementors and researchers together to measure the state of need against the state of the art, and to set an agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based technologies into new applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: - Applications of and experience with OWL - Application-driven requirements for OWL - Performance and scalability issues - Extensions to OWL, including - non-monotonic extensions - rules extensions - extensions for representing temporal and spatial information - extended property constructors - keys - extended class constructors - extended datatype constructors - probabilistic and fuzzy Extensions - Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages - Reasoning-related tasks for OWL, including explanation - Security and Trust for OWL-based information - Tools for OWL, including - editors - visualisation tools - parsers and syntax checkers - versioning frameworks - OWL based Semantic Web Service frameworks Characteristics of OWLED06 -------------------------- The 2006 OWLED workshop shall in particular - further the interaction between theoreticians, tool builders, and implementors; - help consolidating OWL 1.1; - initiate the development of OWL 2.0; and - aid in clarifying the relationships between OWL and rules. For OWLED06, we particularly encourage submissions on any of the following topics: - Experiences with OWL 1.1 - Implementation issues with OWL 1.1 - Demos of OWL 1.1 implementations - Requirements for a potential OWL 2.0 revision - Modeling and reasoning with OWL and rules - Survey papers - System descriptions Submissions can be either technical papers or short "position" papers. Submissions that base their conclusions on application experience are especially encouraged. Workshop Format --------------- The goal of the workshop will be to maximise discussion. The technical sessions will therefore consist of short presentations of papers (grouped by topic area) followed by directed discussion. Further presentations and system demonstrations will be made as part of a poster session. The workshop may also have one session in common with the Second International Conference on Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web (RuleML06) in which the integration of OWL with rules languages will be discussed. Submission details ------------------ Submissions must be in PDF, and will not be accepted in any other format. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their submission displays and prints correctly on common PDF viewers. Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details see http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html All papers must be submitted online using the submission website at http://www.easychair.org/OWL2006 Technical paper submissions must be no longer than 10 pages, and shorter submissions are welcome. Position paper submissions must be no longer than 4 pages. All submissions must be received before 11:59 PM PST 31 July 2006. Submission will be via the workshop web site. All relevant submissions will be made available from the workshop web site; these may be updated with final versions after the reviewing process. Presentation materials from the workshop will also be placed on the web site. All submissions will be reviewed by the workshop committee. Decisions on the acceptance of papers will be communicated to authors no later than 11th September 2006. Reviewing and Participation --------------------------- All submissions will be reviewed by the programme committee. Authors of accepted papers plus programme committee members will be invited to participate in the workshop. Authors who need invitations before the notification date should send a message to the workshop committee at owl-ws-organizers_(on)_mindswap.org indicating why they need an advance invitation and provide their qualifications to receive an invitation. Applications from other interested parties will be considered after submission-based invitations have been extended, but numbers will be strictly limited. Prospective participants are welcome to submit a two-page statement of interest (in PDF LLNCS format) by emailing it as an attachment to owl-ws-organizers_(on)_mindswap.org. These statements will be considered in determining invitations, and will be made available on the workshop web site. Venue ----- The Workshop will take place at the Classic Center (http://classiccenter.com/) in Athens, Georgia, U. S. A. (about two miles away from the location of ISWC 2006). For more venue information, including how to reach Athens, see the General Information section of the ISWC 2006 web site (http://iswc2006.semanticweb.org/). There will be shuttle services between ISWC and OWLED locations. Steering Committee ------------------ Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester (UK) Bijan Parsia, University of Maryland (USA) Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA) Workshop Organising Committee ----------------------------- Bernardo Cuenca Grau, University of Manchester (UK) Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (Germany) Conor Shankey, Visual Knowledge Software Inc. (USA) Evan Wallace, NIST (USA) Programme Committee ------------------- Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant (USA) Michael Champion, Microsoft (USA) Kendall Clark, University of Maryland (USA) Giuseppe DeGiacomo, Universita di Roma ``La Sapienza'' (Italy) Nick Gibbins, University of Southampton (UK) Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland (USA) Christine Golbreich, University Rennes 2 (France) Volker Haarslev, Concordia University (Canada) Joanne Luciano, Harvard Medical School (USA) Carsten Lutz, TU Dresden (Germany) Ashok Malhotra, Oracle (USA) Massimo Marchiori, W3C at MIT (USA) Boris Motik, University of Manchester (UK) Enrico Motta, Open University (UK) Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Laboratories of America (USA) Gary Ng, Cerebra (USA) Natasha Noy, Stanford University (USA) Bijan Parsia, University of Maryland (USA) Terry Payne, University of Southampton (UK) Alan Ruttenberg, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, (USA) Riccardo Rosati, Universita di Roma ``La Sapienza'' (Italy) Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester (UK) Andrew Schain, NASA (USA) Guus Schreiber, Vrije Universitat Amsterdam (Netherlands) Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool (UK) Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bolzano (Italy) -- Dr. habil. Pascal Hitzler Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe email: hitzler_(on)_aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de fax: +49 721 608 6580 web: http://www.pascal-hitzler.de phone: +49 721 608 4751 http://www.neural-symbolic.org _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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