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RE: Ontology for semantic web technologies field [FW: CFP, Ontology Repositories and Editors for the Semantic Web]

From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:50:43 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <372579.90647.qm@web113818.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, " Leo J.Obrst" <lobrst@mitre.org>
Thanks for pointing this out. I had already found this site and downloaded the CfP page.

The reason why our organization is making a fuss about this issue, is because 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and there are still too many different standards for biodiversity ontologies or biological taxonomies. I have large collection of links to dozens of portals on this issue.

It struck me that that dynamic open repositories of ontologies should be able to provide some structural solution, a.o. to solve the "one scientific language, many dialects" aspect in the biodiversity community.

But the sustainable development area also lacks a standardized ontology or repository of ontologies, an issue at the WiserEarth.org site where the Areas of Focus categories are becoming unwieldy.

Are there any recent publications on ontology repositories and ontology dynamics?

Milton Ponson
GSM: +297 747 8280
Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
www.rainbowwarriors.net
Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide
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--- On Thu, 1/14/10, Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@mitre.org> wrote:

From: Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@mitre.org>
Subject: RE: Ontology for semantic web technologies field  [FW: CFP,  Ontology Repositories and Editors for the Semantic Web]
To: "ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program" <metadataportals@yahoo.com>, "semantic-web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 3:19 PM






 






Milton,
see the following: 

   

From: semantic-web-request@w3.org
[mailto:semantic-web-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Alexander Garcia
Castro

Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:27 AM

To: semantic-web@w3.org

Subject: CFP, Ontology Repositories and Editors for the Semantic Web 

   

ESWC 2010 Workshop on Ontology
Repositories and Editors for the

Semantic Web

ORES 2010 - Call for papers and system descriptions -

http://www.ontologydynamics.org/od/index.php/ores2010/

Heraklion, Greece - Deadline: March 1, 2010



The growing number of online ontologies makes the availability of

ontology repositories, in which ontology practitioners can easily

find, select and retrieve reusable components, a crucial issue. The

recent emergence of several ontology repository systems is a further

sign of this. However, in order for these systems to be successful, it

is necessary to provide a forum for researchers and developers to

discuss features and exchange ideas on the realization of ontology

repositories in general and to consider explicitly their role in the

ontology lifecycle. In addition, it is now critical to achieve

interoperability between ontology repositories, through common

interfaces, standard metadata formats, etc. ORES10 intends to provide

such a forum.



Illustrating the importance of the problem, significant initiatives

are now emerging. One example is the Open Ontology Repositories (OOR)

working group set up by the Ontolog community. Within this effort

regular virtual meetings are organized and actively attended by

ontology experts from around the world; The Ontolog OOR 2008 meeting

was held at the National Institute for Standards in Technology (NIST),

generating a joint communiqué outlining requirements and paving the

way for collaborations. Another example is the Ontology Metadata

Vocabulary (OMV) Consortium, addressing metadata for describing

ontologies. Despite these initial efforts, ontology repositories are

hardly interoperable amongst themselves. Although sharing similar aims

(providing easy access to Semantic Web resources), they diverge in the

methods and techniques employed for gathering these documents and

making them available; each interprets and uses metadata in a

different manner. Furthermore, many features are still poorly

supported, such as modularization and versioning, as well as the

relationship between ontology repositories and ontology engineering

environments (editors) to support the entire ontology lifecycle.



Submitting papers and system descriptions



We want to bring together researchers and practitioners active in the

design, development and application of ontology repositories,

repository-aware editors, modularization techniques, versioning

systems and issues around federated ontology systems. We therefore

encourage the submission of research papers, position papers and

system descriptions discussing some of the following questions:



 * How can ontology repositories "talk" to each other?

 * How can the abundant and complex knowledge contained in an

ontology repository be made comprehensible for users?

 * What is the role of ontology repositories in the ontology lifecycle?

 * How can branching and versioning be managed in and across ontology

repositories?

 * How can ontology repositories interoperate with ontology editors,

and other applications and legacy systems?

 * How can connections across ontologies be managed within and across

ontology repositories?

 * How can modularity be better supported in ontology repositories

and editors?

 * How can ontology repositories and editors use distributed reasoning?

 * How can ontology repositories support corporate, national and

domain specific semantic infrastructures?

 * How do ontology repositories support novel semantic applications?

 * What measurements for describing and comparing ontologies can we

use? How could ontology repositories use these?



Research papers are limited to 12 pages and position papers to 5

pages. For system descriptions, a 5 page paper should be submitted.

All papers and system descriptions should be formatted according to

the LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0

). Proceedings of the workshop will be published online. Depending on

the number and quality of the submissions, authors might be invited to

present their papers during a poster session.



Submissions can be realized through the easychair system at

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ores2010
.



Important dates



Papers and demo submission: March 1, 2010 (23:59 Hawaii Time)

Notification: April 5, 2010

Camera ready version: April 18, 2010

Workshop: May 30 or 31, 2010



Organizing committee



Mathieu d'Aquin, the Open University, UK

Alexander García Castro, Bremen University, Germany

Christoph Lange, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Kim Viljanen, Aalto University, Finland



Program committee



Ken Baclawski, Northeastern University, USA.

Leo J. Obrst, MITRE Corporation, USA.

Mark Musen, Stanford University, USA.

Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA.

Li Ding, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.

Mike Dean, BBN, USA.

John Bateman, Universität Bremen, Germany.

Michael Kohlhase, Jacobs University, Germany.

Tomi Kauppinen, University of Muenster, Germany.

Peter Haase, Fluid Operations, Germany.

Raul Palma, Poznan University, Poland.

Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands.

Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki, Finland.

Martin Luts, ELIKO TAK, Estonia.

Janne Saarela, Profium Ltd, Finland.

Jouni Tuominen, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Sandro Hawke, W3C.

Wolfram Wöß, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria



-- 

Alexander Garcia

http://www.alexandergarcia.name/

http://www.usefilm.com/photographer/75943.html

http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexgarciac

Postal address:

Alexander Garcia, Tel.: +49 421 218 64211

Universität Bremen

Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5

D-28359 Bremen 



   

   



From: semantic-web-request@w3.org
[mailto:semantic-web-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program

Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:40 PM

To: semantic-web; public-lod@w3.org

Subject: Ontology for semantic web technologies field 



   


 
  
  Dear listers,

  

  Is there an ontology for the general field of semantic web technologies
  itself or a repository of ontologies?

  

  Milton Ponson

  GSM: +297 568 5908

  Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation

  PO Box 1154, Oranjestad

  Aruba, Dutch Caribbean

  www.rainbowwarriors.net

  Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for
  sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide

  www.projectparadigm.info

  EarthForge: Creating ICT tools for NGOs worldwide for Project Paradigm

  www.earthforge.info, www.developmentforge.info

  MetaPortal: providing online access to web sites and repositories of
  data and information for sustainable development

  www.metaportal.info

  

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