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CfP: OWLED06. OWL - Experiences and Directions

From: Pascal Hitzler <hitzler@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 12:11:33 +0200
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	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
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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@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@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@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de    fax: +49 721 608 6580
web:   http://www.pascal-hitzler.de   phone: +49 721 608 4751
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