Second CfP OWLED 2008

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                    Second Call for Papers

         OWL: Experiences and Directions OWLED 2008


to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, on 26. - 27. October 2008

co-located with the

7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008

Like its predecessors, the fifth workshop in the OWLED workshop
series aims at bringing users, implementors and researchers
together in order to measure the current state of need against the
state of the art, and to set an agenda for language evolutions that
satisfy users.  This OWLED workshop will last two days and will be
co-located with ISWC 2008 in Karlsruhe, Germany.  The workshop will
concentrate on issues related to the development and W3C
standardization of OWL 2, but other issues related to OWL are also of
interest, particularly those related to the task forces set up at
OWLED 2007, see

As usual, the workshop will try to encourage participants to work
together and will give space for discussions on various topics, to be
decided and published at some point in the future. We ask participants
to have a look at these topics and the accepted submissions before the
workshop, and to prepare single "slides" that can be presented during
these discussions. There will also be formal presentation of
submissions to the workshop.


Papers about all aspects of OWL and extensions, application, theory,
method, and tools, are welcome at the workshop; including but not
limited to the following topics:

- Applications of OWL, particularly from industry
- Ontologies built using OWL, particularly large scale efforts
- Application-driven requirements for OWL
- Experience reports on using OWL
- Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages
- Performance and scalability issues
- Bridges between knowledge engineering and OWL
- Non-standard inference services, including
    explanations, static verification, modularity
- Enriching ontologies with rules
- Query answering and data integration
- Tools for OWL, including:
     visualisation tools,
     parsers and syntax checkers,
     versioning frameworks
- Extensions to OWL, including:
     extended datatype constructors, property constructors,
         class constructors
     keys, constraints, rules
     probabilistic and fuzzy extensions, non-monotonic extensions,
         temporal and spatial extensions

The workshop will have a special emphasis on the state of OWL 2 and
topics related to the OWLED Task Forces, see
Papers related to either of these, including reports from the task
forces, are particularly welcome.   It is expected that workshop time
will be reserved for a readout of the status of the W3C OWL WG, see

---------------Important Dates------------------------

August 4, 2008:       Titles and abstracts due
August 9, 2008:       Submissions due at noon EDT
September 15, 2008:   Paper acceptances sent out
October 8, 2008:      Final versions of papers due
October 26--27, 2008: OWLED 2008 workshop


We invite the submission of three kinds of papers:

- technical papers: (up to 10 pages, LNCS style) can be
  submitted to the workshop and space will be reserved for authors of
  accepted papers.
- short system descriptions: we welcome systems demonstrations and
  invite interested parties to submit a short description (maximum 4
  pages) of their system.
- statements of interest: these statements will not received full
  reviewing and might not be included in the archives of the workshop,
  but will be available to attendees of the workshop, and will be used
  to help schedule the workshop. Potential attendees who need official
  invitations to the workshop should submit at least such short
  statement of interest (maximum 4 pages).

Accepted papers will be made available to attendees before the workshop.

There will also be open registration for the workshop.  Attendees who
are not submitting a technical paper are encouraged to submit a
statement of interest.

All statements of interest and papers must be submitted online using the
conference submission website easychair, see
All submissions must be in PDF.  All submissions must be formatted in
the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS). For details see,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html


General Chair:
  Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons (US)

Local Organizers:
  Markus Kroetzsch, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
  Holger Lewen, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)

PC Chairs:
  Cathy Dolbear, Ordnance Survey (UK)
  Uli Sattler, University of Manchester (UK)

Program Committee:
  Jos de Bruijn, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  Jeremy Carroll, HP Labs
  Anne Cregan, National ICT Australia (NICTA) Ltd
  Mike Dean, BBN
  Catherine Dolbear, Ordnance Survey
  Michel Dumontier, Carleton University
  Achille Fokoue, IBM
  Peter Fox, High Altitude Observatory
  Jenny Green, Ordnance Survey
  Stuart Hendren, DSTL
  Ivan Herman, W3C
  Jan Hladik, SAP Research
  Rinke Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam
  Markus Kroetzsch, Karlsruhe University
  Carsten Lutz, University of Technology, Dresden
  Ralf Moeller, Hamburg University of Technology
  Boris Motik, University of Oxford
  Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen
  Antonella Poggi, Sapienza Universita' di Roma
  Matthias Samwald, Semantic Web Company
  Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester
  Thomas Schneider, University of Manchester
  Michael Smith, Clark & Parsia LLC
  Giorgos Stoilos, National and Technical University of Athens
  Evan Wallace, NIST
  Alan Wu, Oracle Corporation

Steering Committee:
   Bernardo Cuenca Grau, University of Manchester (UK)
   John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey (UK)
   Pascal Hitzler, AIFB Karlsruhe (Germany)
   Ian Horrocks, Oxford University (UK)
   Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester (UK)
   Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)


For more information on OWLED 2008 please see
or contact the chairs.

Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2008 13:58:17 UTC