ONTOBRAS - MOST 5th Research Seminar of Ontologies in Brazil

5th Research Seminar of Ontologies in Brazil
7th International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies, Semantic Technologies

September 17 - 19, 2012 – Recife/PE - Brasil

Co-located event: 1st Workshop on Semantic Web and Amazonian Biodiversity

Ontology is a cross-disciplinary field concerning with the study of
concepts and theories that support the building of shared
conceptualizations of specific domains. In recent years, there has been a
growing interest in the application of ontologies to solve modeling and
classification problems in diverse areas such as Computer Science,
Information Science, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistic,
Knowledge Management and many others. The Ontology Research Seminar in
Brazil foresees an opportunity and scientific environment in which
researchers and practitioners from Information Sciences and Computer
Science can exchange the theories, methodologies, languages, tools and
experience related to the ontology development and application. In
particular, this Fifth Edition of the Ontology Research Seminar is being
held simultaneously with the Seventh Edition of International Workshop on
Metamodels, Ontologies, Semantic Technologies and the First Workshop on
Semantic Web and Amazonian Biodiversity Ontology, putting forward the
effort of the research community in integrating the previous events about
Ontologies that has happened in Brazil in recent years, in order to create
a unique highly scientifically qualified international forum for presenting
and discussing the subject.

Therefore, we provide a non-comprehensive list of areas and researchers’
communities from which we expect to receive submissions:

- Information Science, for instance working with ontologies, thesauri,
knowledge management among other applications,
- Databases, for instance working with semantic data integration, linked
open data, among other applications,
- Artificial Intelligence, for instance working with knowledge based
systems, agents, ontology reasoning, among other applications
- Software Engineering, for instance working with conceptual modeling,
Business Process Models, among other applications,
- Informatics in Education, for instance working with  Educational
Ontologies , Semantic Web-based Educational Standards, among other
- Linguistics and philosophy, working with natural language processing
using ontologies, theories of representation, among other applications.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit theoretical, technical
and practical research contributions that directly or indirectly address
the issues above. Particularly welcome are e-science, life-sciences,
e-business and cultural applications.


We would like to invite you to participate in the 5th Research Seminar of
Ontologies in Brazil and International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies,
Semantic Technologies, which will be held this year in Recife, PE, Brazil,
on September 17-19. ONTOBRAS-MOST is the Brazilian meeting for discussing
Ontologies and this year will be sponsored by Federal University of
Pernambuco. We are interested in the various aspects of the field, from its
philosophical and theoretical foundations to the new technologies and
innovative applications. In this edition, the meeting is opened to
submissions in two categories:

- Full papers (maximum 12 pages) written in English and describing work
with clear demonstrated results. Accepted full paper will be invited for
oral presentation. The best full papers will be invited to be extended for
publication in an influential international journal.

- Short papers (maximum 6 pages) written in Portuguese, English, or Spanish
and describing ongoing work. Accepted short papers will be invited for
poster presentations.

Electronic submission: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/ontobras_most2012

The conference proceedings will be published in the online journal CEUR-WS (

- Main track submission deadline : 16 July 2012
- Acceptance notification: 23 August 2012
- Final version: 27 August 2012


Suggested areas include, but are not limited to:

- Ontology and Conceptual Modeling:
Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling
Foundational ontologies
Upper-level ontologies
Semantic consistency
Ontology-based conceptual modeling tools and environments

- Ontologies and Knowledge Organization:
Facets Theory
Concept Theory
Documentary languages. Thesaurus

- Ontology Engineering:
Methodology, languages and tools
Composition and modularity
Merging, mapping and alignment
Ontology language interoperability
Integration methods, problems and practice

- Semantic Web:
Information retrieval
Ontology Search

- Ontology and Natural Language Processing:
Linguistic ontologies applied to text processing
Patterns of ontologies for specific applications

- Ontology applications:
Domain ontologies in e-science, e-business, natural sciences and others
Knowledge management
Ontologies and semantic technologies in Education

- Ontology Visualization


- Jérome Euzenat (INRIA, Rhône-Alpes, France)
Keynote talk: "Distributed and dynamic knowledge for real"
Tutorial: “Ontology matching”

- Franz Baader (University of Dresden, Germany)
Keynote talk and tutorial to be defined.

A panel on Brazilian federal e-government solutions, applications, success
cases, standards, efforts and actions performed by the Brazilian W3C Office
will be presented at the event.


General Chairs – ONTOBRAS-MOST
- Fred Freitas (UFPE, Brazil) – fred at cin.ufpe.br
- Bernadette Loscio (UFPE, Brazil) – bfl at cin.ufpe.br

- José Laurindo Campos dos Santos (INPA, Brazil) – lcampos at inpa.gov.br

Program Chairs – ONTOBRAS-MOST
- Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil) – andreia.malucelli at pucpr.br
- Marcelo Bax (UFMG, Brazil) – bax at ufmg.br

Steering Committee
- Fernando Gauthier (UFSC, Brazil)
- Fred Freitas (UFPE, Brazil)
- Giancarlo Guizzardi (UFES, Brazil)
- Mara Abel (UFRGS, Brazil)
- Marcello Bax (UFMG, Brazil)
- Maria Claudia Cavalcanti  (IME, Brazil)
- Maria Luiza de Almeida Campos (UFF, Brazil)
- Renata Vieira  (PUCRS, Brazil)
- Sonia Elisa Caregnato (UFRGS, Brazil)

Program Committee – To Be Confirmed

Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:53:14 UTC