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CfP: First European Workshop on Use of Ontologies in Logistics Applications (OntoLogistics 2007)

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@deri.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 17:54:15 +0200
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Call for Papers:
First European Workshop on Use of Ontologies
in Logistics Applications (OntoLogistics 2007)

In conjunction with INFORMATIK 2007, September 27, 2007,
Bremen, Germany.


++ Deadline for submissions (5 pages): April 29, 2007 ++

Workshop Theme
Logistical tasks are characterized by a very substantial conceptual
complexity, which is fueled by multiple views on the same entities in
multiple contexts. In fact, the coordinative nature of logistics means
that the exchange of data and the integration of systems and processes
inherently suffer from heterogeneities in context and representation.
This can already be observed for logistical problems within single
corporations, but is even more obvious in the coordination along the
value chain.

Now, ontologies as formal representations of a domain have been proposed
for quite a long time as a cure to interoperability problems and
problems of application integration, and the Semantic Web community has
made a lot of progress in developing stable infrastructure and
standardized languages for the representation of ontologies. Also,
impressive tools and validated methodologies are available.
However, the potential of ontologies and related technology has so far
not been widely considered in the logistics research community. At the
same time, there is a pressing business need for advancement in managing
data relevant for logistics in enterprises and value chains. This is because

    1. most business processes are now extremely collaborative and
    2. the division of labor and thus the specificity of parts and
materials has increased,
    3. the geographical distribution of partners has grown, and
    4. there is very little room for ambiguities and deviation with
regard to parts characteristics or logistical aspects.

With this workshop, we want to bring together experts from (1) the
Logistics and Operations Research communities and (2) the Semantic Web /
Semantic Web Services community in order to advance the state of the art
in both fields of research. In particular, we aim at bundling
experiences and prototypes from the successful application of Semantic
Web technology to logistical tasks in various industries, like
automotive, engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical products, and
services domains. The particular focus is on deriving reusable
best-practices from such experiences, and to yield convincing showcases
of semantic technology.

We are inviting papers, posters, and hands-on demonstrations on the
following or related topics:

     * Semantic Web based modeling techniques for the data and
behavioral dimension of logistical problems;
     * Tools tailored to applications in these areas;
     * Integration of the techniques and methodologies into existing
     * Expressive and clear foundational approaches to business data and
business process modeling standards;
     * Semantic Business Process Management;
     * Semantics-supported Business Intelligence on logistical data;
     * E-procurement and sourcing;
     * Customer Relationship Management (CRM);
     * Decision Support Systems;
     * Enterprise Application Integration;
     * Modeling and Systems Analysis;
     * Supply Chain Management;
     * Corporate Knowledge Management;
     * Legal Applications;
     * Specification and monitoring of Service-Level Agreements; and
     * Human Resources Management.

Paper Submission and Publication
Papers must be in English and must not exceed 5 pages. They must be
submitted in PDF and formatted according to the LNI specifications (see
the workshop Web page for more information and template files).

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee. All accepted papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in
Informatics" (LNI) by the German Informatics Society. LNI is indexed by
DBLP and has a high visibility throughout Europe.

For accepted submissions, at least one author must register for the
conference in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and to be
scheduled in the workshop program.

Important Dates
April 29, 2007:     Submission of papers
May 28, 2007:       Notification of acceptance
July 1, 2007:       Camera-ready versions due
September 29, 2007: Workshop

Organizing Committee
Martin Hepp
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 21a
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6465
E-Mail: mhepp AT computer DOT org
URI: http://www.heppnetz.de

Elena Simperl
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Informatik, AG Netzbasierte Informationssysteme
Takustr. 9
D-14195 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 838 75224
E-Mail: simperl AT inf DOT fu-berlin DOT de
URI: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~paslaru/

Program Committee
(invitations ongoing, to be extended)
     * Jürgen Angele
     * Jose Arancon
     * Chris Bussler
     * Jorge Cardoso
     * Oscar Corcho
     * Nicholas de Abajo
     * Bruno de Vuyst
     * Tommaso Di Noia
     * Ying Ding
     * Jingzhi Guo
     * Axel Hahn
     * Eva-Maria Kern
     * Ruben Lara
     * Juhnyoung Lee
     * Jörg Leukel
     * Jan Mendling
     * Wee Keong Ng
     * Markus Nüttgens
     * Guy Pierra
     * Axel Polleres
     * Simon Shim
     * Oliver Thomas
     * Gottfried Vossen
     * Wolfgang Willkes

Martin Hepp

Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 21a, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6465

E-Mail: mhepp AT computer DOT org

URI: http://www.heppnetz.de

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