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CFP: 7th International Workshop on Evaluation of Ontology-based tools (EON2009)

From: Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:01:41 +0200
Message-ID: <4A44D4C5.8040506@fi.upm.es>
To: public-owl-dev@w3.org
(Apologies for multiple postings)

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*                                                                    *
*                           Call for papers                          *
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*                    Seventh International Workshop on               *
*              Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools  (EON2009)         *
*     at the 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2009)    *
*                                                                    *
*           Westfields Conference Centre, Washington, DC, USA        *
*                          October 26th, 2009                        *	
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*                http://www.seals-project.eu/eon2009/                *
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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Roughly 10 years after the vision of the Semantic Web was first
presented, semantic technologies have become a well-established pillar
of computer science research. With the increasing number of technologies
being developed, the problem of how to compare and evaluate the various
approaches gains more and more importance. Such evaluation is critical
not only for future scientific progress, but also for the industrial
adoption of the developed technologies.

Currently, the evaluation of Semantic Web technology and its
applications is difficult and expensive. Practitioners want to evaluate
their tools and to have data sets available in order to minimize the
evaluation cost. Also, there are some data sets that are widely being
used by the community (such as the Lehigh University Benchmark). The
problem is that it is difficult for users and developers to replicate
these semantic technology evaluations, to know what they are intended
for, or to correctly use them.

The importance of evaluation for the growing maturity of semantic
technologies calls for established and agreed upon evaluation methods
and data sets. However, the achievement of these consensual mechanisms
requires to be actively driven by the whole community and, to this end,
the community requires a forum to express their opinions and to discuss
them.

In the successful series of EON workshops we intend to bring together
researchers and practitioners interested in the evaluation of semantic
technologies, providing a meeting point and forum. Thus, the main goal
of this workshop is to lay the foundations for sharing and reusing
methods and tools for the evaluation of semantic technologies, such as
ontology development tools, ontology matching tools, ontology storage
and reasoning systems, semantic search tools, semantic web service
tools, rule systems, etc.

To this end, this edition of the EON workshop, besides presenting and
discussing latest research on semantic technology evaluation and its
future trends, will contain a special session on "Evaluation methods and
test data for semantic technologies". Contributions for this session
will be evaluated not just on their overall quality but also on their
reusability.

SPECIAL SESSION ON
"EVALUATION METHODS AND TEST DATA FOR SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES"

Besides having presentations of papers including latest research on
semantic technology evaluation, this year we will have a special session
on "Evaluation methods and test data for semantic technologies".

For this session, we ask for papers that present existing or novel
evaluation methods or test data for semantic technologies, including the
information needed to use them. In this session, besides paper
presentations, we will provide time for openly discussing the proposed
methods and data sets.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Main topics of interest cover any type of semantic technology and
include but are not limited to:

  * Semantic technology evaluation methods
  * Evaluation tools and data sets
  * Interoperability and compliance evaluations
  * Efficiency and scalability evaluations and benchmarks
  * Usability of semantic technologies
  * Evaluations of semantic technologies in real world scenarios
  * Semantic technology certification
  * Semantic technology recommendation

IMPORTANT DATES

  * Deadline for paper submissions: August 10th, 2009
  * Notification of acceptance: September 1st, 2009
  * Camera-ready versions: October, 2nd, 2009
  * Workshop day: October 26th, 2009

SUBMISSIONS

Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the Easychair system prior to
the paper submission deadline:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eon2009

Papers page limit is 10 pages and they should be formatted according to
the ACM SIG Proceedings guidelines.

The submission of papers for the special session is identical to the
submission of regular papers.

WORKSHOP ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  * Raúl García-Castro (Contact), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  * Stuart N. Wrigley, University of Sheffield
  * Stephan Grimm, Forschungszentrum Informatik
  * Ian Horrocks, Oxford University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  * Andreas Abecker, FZI (DE)
  * Harith Alani, University of Southampton (UK)
  * Kemafor Anyanwu, North Carolina State University (USA)
  * Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich (CH)
  * Barry Bishop, STI Innsbruck (AT)
  * Liliana Cabral, The Open University (UK)
  * Óscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)
  * Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA (FR)
  * Birte Glimm, Oxford University (UK)
  * Asunción Gómez Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)
  * Yuanbo Guo, Microsoft (USA)
  * Mick Kerrigan, STI Innsbruck (AT)
  * Atanas Kiryakov, Ontotext Lab, Sirma Group Corp. (BG)
  * Kouji Kozaki, Osaka University (JP)
  * Ulrich Küster, Jena University (DE)
  * Thorsten Liebig, Ulm University (DE)
  * Barry Norton, STI Innsbruck (AT)
  * Natasha Noy, Stanford University (USA)
  * Dimitru Roman, STI Innsbruck (AT)
  * Michael Schmidt, Freiburg University (DE)
  * York Sure, Koblenz University (DE)
  * Baoshi Yan, Bosch Research (USA)

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information refer to the workshop website at

http://www.seals-project.eu/eon2009/
or contact Raúl García-Castro (rgarcia --> fi.upm.es).

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Dr. Raúl García Castro
http://delicias.dia.fi.upm.es/~rgarcia/

Ontology Engineering Group (http://www.oeg-upm.net/)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Campus de Montegancedo, s/n - Boadilla del Monte - 28660 Madrid
Phone: +34 91 336 36 70 - Fax: +34 91 352 48 19
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