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[fomi2008] FOMI 2008 - Formal Ontologies Meet Industry - Second Call for Papers

From: daniele radicioni <radicion@di.unito.it>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 17:29:56 +0100
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           FOMI 2008 - 3rd Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
                        5-6 June, 2008, Torino, Italy

                          CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference web site: http://www.fomi2008.di.unito.it

Proceedings published by IOS Press, http://www.iospress.nl/

This event is jointly organized by:
       - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento
       - University of Torino
       - University of Verona


CONFERENCE AIMS

FOMI  is an  international  forum where  academic  researchers and   
industrial
practitioners meet to analyze and discuss issues related to methods,  
theories,
tools and applications based on formal ontologies.

There  is  today wide  agreement  that  knowledge  modeling and  the   
semantic
dimension  of information  plays  an increasingly  central  role in   
networked
economy: semantic-based applications are  relevant in distributed  
systems such
as  networked  organizations,  organizational  networks,  and  in   
distributed
knowledge  management. These  knowledge models  in industry  aim to   
provide a
framework  for   information  and  knowledge  sharing,   reliable   
information
exchange, meaning negotiation and  coordination between distinct  
organizations
or among members of the same organization.

New  tools and  applications  have been  and are  being  developed  
in  diverse
application fields,  ranging from  business to  medicine, from   
engineering to
finance,  from  law to  electronics.  All  these  systems have   
exploited  the
theoretical  results and  the practical  experience of  previous  
work.  In all
cases,  it has  been  shown that  formal  ontologies play  a  central  
role  in
describing  in a  common  and  understandable way  the  logical and   
practical
features of the application domain.

The  success  of the  methodologies  associated  with knowledge   
modeling  and
ontologies led to increased need  of a comparison between different  
approaches
and results, with the aim of evaluating the interdependencies between  
theories
and methods  of formal ontology  and the  activities, processes, and   
needs of
enterprise organizations.

The FOMI  08 Workshop aims to  advance in this direction  by bringing  
together
researchers  and  practitioners  interested in  ontology   
application,  paying
particular  attention to   the  topics   listed  below.


CONFERENCE TOPICS

*problems in ontology application:*
  - practical issues in using ontologies in the enterprise
  - real cases of successful/unsuccessful use of ontology in business
  - from legacy systems to the new ontology-driven systems

*ontology and business:*
  - ontology and ontological methodologies in business;
  - adaptation of ontologies for companies and organizations;
  - ontology effectiveness and evaluation in business

*ontology and enterprise:*
  - ontology-driven enterprise modeling;
  - ontology development and change within organizations;
  - ontology-driven representation of products, services,  
functionalities,
	 design, processes;

*ontology and enterprise knowledge:*
  - ontologies for the know-how;
  - ontologies for corporate knowledge;

*ontology in practice:*
  - ontologies for electronic catalogs, e-commerce, e-government;
  - ontologies for marketing;
  - ontologies for finance;
  - ontologies for engineering;
  - ontologies for medical sciences;

*ontology and linguistics:*
  - ontology-driven linguistic representation in organization knowledge;
  - linguistic problems in standards and in codification processes;
  - ontologies and multilingualism in business and organizations


PROGRAMME

The  Scientific  Programme will  include  invited  talks, oral   
presentations,
poster  and  demo   presentations,  and  panels.  Submitted   papers   
will  be
peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of technical quality,  
relevance of the
described experiences  (depending on the  type of submission), and   
clarity of
the presentation for the workshop. In particular, we insist that  
papers should
be  written for  a wide  audience. Accepted  papers will  be  
presented  at the
workshop, and  published   as  proceedings.


PROCEEDINGS

Accepted  papers  will  appear in the  Workshop Proceedings,   
published by IOS
Press  and   distributed  to  participants.  Following  the  past   
edition,  a
selection of the  best papers accepted at the workshop  will be  
considered for
publication in  the international  journal  "Applied    Ontology".


SUBMISSIONS AND DATES

* Format
   - The maximal paper length is 10 pages, excluding title page and  
bibliography.
   - Papers must be submitted in PDF format
   - Instructions and tools about the submissions can be found at the  
"IOS Press
     author templates" page, http://www.iospress.nl/authco/ 
instruction_crc.html.

* Deadlines:
   - Paper Submission: January 7, 2008
   - Acceptance Notification: March 3, 2008
   - Camera Ready: March 31, 2008


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

- Bill Andersen, Ontology Works, USA
- Guido Boella, University of Torino, Italy
- Stefano Borgo, (co-chair), Laboratory for Applied Ontology, CNR,  
Trento, Italy
- Peter Clark, Knowledge Systems, Boeing Maths and Computing  
Technology, USA
- Matteo Cristani, University of Verona, Italy
- Roberta Cuel, University of Trento, Italy
- Roberta Ferrario, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, CNR, Trento, Italy
- Michael Gruninger, University of Toronto, Canada
- Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, CNR, Trento, Italy
- Gilles Kassel, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, France
- Paulo Leitao, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e de Gestao,
  	Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Portugal
- Leonardo Lesmo (co-chair), University of Torino, Italy
- Riichiro Mizoguchi, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial  
Research,
  	Osaka University
- Jorge Posada, VICOMTech, Donostia / San Sebastian, Spain
- Chris Partridge, 42 Objects Limited, BORO Centre Limited, Brunel  
University, UK
- York Sure, Institut AIFB, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany
- Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
- Matthew West, Shell International Petroleum Company Limited, UK
- Radboud G.F. Winkels, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands



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