Invitation to attend OWL: Experiences and Directions (OWLED) 2008

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Registration is now open for OWLED 2008, to be held October 26-27 in  
Karlsruhe, Germany,
colocated with the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC).  
To register, go to the
ISWC Registration page:  
and make your selection in
the section Conferences Early Registration.
For more information about registration, including deadlines for  
discounted registration and
student support, please visit 
As the deadline for getting the best discount on registration is  
coming up quickly - September
30 - please consider registering as soon as possible.
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, to share experience applying OWL in applications,  
and to set an agenda for
language evolutions that satisfy users.  With the specification of  
OWL 2  well in progress,
the workshop will be an excellent opportunity to learn about, discuss  
and debate new
developments in the language, and to give feedback to the working group.
OWLED is the best forum for meeting people who have experience using  
OWL. Many of the designers
and leading researchers that participated in the development of OWL  
are in attendance and the
workshop is characterized by it's the friendly sharing of knowledge  
and its interactive nature.	
Thanks to the efforts of program chairs Uli Sattler and Catherine  
Dolbear, and the excellent
submissions. We are looking at a stimulating program this year,  
including a great crop of
presentations and several interactive sessions.

A quick overview below lists the long papers accepted for oral  
presentation.  The web site contains
the full list of accepted papers and posters and the tentative program.
This year OWLED is sponsored by Clark & Parsia, IBM Research, Science  
Commons, and Openlink
Software. Thanks to their generosity we will be able to provide some  
amount of funding support
for students who need it.

Hope to see you there! Feel free to contact me with any questions you  
might have.


Alan Ruttenberg, general chair
Accepted long papers
Quantities in OWL. Bijan Parsia and Michael Smith.
Conjunctive Query Answering in EL using a Database. Carsten Lutz,  
David Toman and Frank Wolter

Enhancing Web Portals with Ontology-Based Data Access: The Case Study  
of South Africa's Accessibility Portal for People with Disabilities.  
C. Maria Keet, Ronell Alberts, Aurona Gerber and Gibson Chimamiwa.

OWLlink: DIG for OWL 2. Thorsten Liebig, Marko Luther, Olaf Noppens,  
Mariano Rodriguez, Diego Calvanese, Michael Wessel, Matthew Horridge,  
Sean Bechhofer, Dmitry Tsarkov and Evren Sirin.

The OWL of Biomedical Investigations. Melanie Courtot, William Bug,  
Frank Gibson, Allyson L. Lister, James Malone, Daniel Schober, Ryan  
Brinkman and Alan Ruttenberg.

Literate, Active OWL Ontologies. Bijan Parsia.

ACE View --- an Ontology and Rule Editor based on Attempto Controlled  
English. Kaarel Kaljurand.

Owlgres: A Scalable OWL Reasoner. Markus Stocker and Michael Smith.

The OWL in the CASL - Designing Ontologies Across Logics. Oliver  
Kutz, Dominik Luecke, Till Mossakowski and Immanuel Normann.

Managing Change: An Ontology Version Control System. Timothy Redmond,  
Michael Smith, Nick Drummond and Tania Tudorache.

HermiT: A Highly-Efficient OWL Reasoner. Rob Shearer, Boris Motik and  
Ian Horrocks.

What Causes Pneumonia? The Case for a Standard Semantics for “may” in  
OWL. Alan Rector, Robert Stevens and Nick Drummond.

Biological Situational Modeling: Defining Molecular Roles in Pathways  
and Reactions. Michel Dumontier.

Opening, Closing Worlds - On Integrity Constraints. Evren Sirin,  
Michael Smith and Evan Wallace.

InfixOWL: An Idiomatic Interface for OWL. Chimezie Ogbuji.

Judging Amy: Automated Legal Assessment using OWL 2. Saskia van de  
Ven, Rinke Hoekstra, Joost Breuker, Lars Wortel and Abdallah El-Ali.

Probabilistic Modeling and OWL: A User Oriented Introduction to P-SHIQ 
(D).Pavel Klinov and Bijan Parsia.

Understanding Entailments in OWL. Matthew Horridge, Johannes Bauer,  
Bijan Parsia, and Ulrike Sattler

Easy Keys for OWL. Bijan Parsia, Ulrike Sattler, and Thomas Schneider

Modelling ontologies using OWL, Description Graphs and Rules. Boris  
Motik, Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ian Horrocks, and Ulrike Sattler

Received on Thursday, 25 September 2008 22:34:05 UTC