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From: Bernardo Cuenca Grau <bernardo@mindswap.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 20:46:01 -0400 (EDT)
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: OWL EXPERIENCES AND DIRECTIONS WORKSHOP
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Early Registration Date: 15th October 11, 2005

Online Registration:
http://www.mindswap.org/2005/OWLWorkshop/participation.shtml

Workshop Dates: 11th and 12th November 2005
Workshop website: http://www.mindswap.org/2005/OWLWorkshop

Accepted Papers:
http://www.mindswap.org/2005/OWLWorkshop/accepted.shtml

Programme: http://www.mindswap.org/2005/OWLWorkshop/programme.shtml


Summary:

The W3C OWL Web Ontology Language has now been a W3C recommendation
for more than one year. 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 workshop 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
    - 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



Organizing Committee:
            Bernardo Cuenca Grau
            Ian Horrocks
            Bijan Parsia
            Peter Patel-Schneider

Program Committee:

Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant (USA)
Phil Archer, ICRA (UK)
Michael Champion, Microsoft (USA)
Dan Connolly, W3C (USA)
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies (USA)
Enrico Franconi, University of Bolzano (Italy)
Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland (USA)
Christine Golbreich, University Rennes 2 (France)
Pat Hayes, University of West Florida (USA)
Kaoru Hiramatsu, NTT (Japan)
Joanne Luciano, BioPAX (USA)
Carsten Lutz, TU Dresden (Germany)
Sheila McIlraith, University of Toronto (Canada)
Boris Motik, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Enrico Motta, Open University (UK)
Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Laboratories of America (USA)
Gary Ng, Cerebra (USA)
Natasha Noy, Stanford University (USA)
Alan L. Rector, University of Manchester (UK)
Andrew Schain, NASA (USA)
monica schraefel, University of Southampton (UK)
Guus Schreiber, Vrije Universitat Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Evan Wallace, NIST (USA)
Christopher Welty, IBM Research (USA)
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