We invite you to submit papers to

2nd Workshop on Building and Applying Ontologies for the Semantic Web

a part of the the 13th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2007) http://epia2007.appia.pt/

The deadline for submission is, now, 15 . July . 2007.

This workshop addresses the problems of building and applying ontologies in the Semantic Web and other areas listed below, as well as the theoretical and practical challenges arising from these applications. We invite contributions to enhance the state-of-the-art of creating, managing and using ontologies.

Topics of Interest

Ontology Engineering:

- methodologies
- capture and learning
- evaluation
- management
- evolution

Semantic Interoperability

- composition and modularity
- combining, merging, mapping and alignment
- translating and transforming
- ontology language interoperability 

Ontologies for Information Sharing

- ontology-based Information integration
- mediators and brokers
- agents and ontologies 

Ontology Applications

- semantic web
- knowledge management
- e-commerce, e-government, e-learning and e-science
- information retrieval
- p2p networks
- web services annotation

Organising Committee

H. Sofia Pinto(INESC-ID/IST), < sofia@algos.inesc-id.pt This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it >
Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR/LIACC), < malu@ppgia.pucpr.br This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it >
Fred Freitas (UFPE), < fred@cin.ufpe.br This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it >
Philipp Cimiano, (AIFB), < cimiano@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it >

EPIA 2007, 3 - 7 December 2007, Guimarães, Portugal

The purpose of this conference is to promote the research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists and engineers in related disciplines.
As in the previous editions, the program will be prearranged in terms of workshops dedicated to specific themes of AI,  invited lectures, tutorials, thematic panels and exhibit sessions all selected according to the highest reviewing principles. The program will include a doctoral consortium. The conference is devoted to all areas of Artificial Intelligence and will cover both theoretical and foundational issues and applications as well.
The official language is the English.

Paper Submission

Submissions must follow the guidelines specified in the conference site. Authors must remove their names from the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity. The Springer LNCS format must be used (instructions in www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). The maximum length of the papers is defined for each Workshop, but will never exceed 12 pages. Extra pages will be charged by the Conference Organisation.

Paper submissions will be made in PDF format, through the submission page available in EPIA 2007 website.


Springer LNAIWorkshop papers of higher quality will be selected for publication in the main volume of the conference proceedings, to be published by Springer, in the LNAI series. The remaining accepted papers will be published in local workshop proceedings, in hard-copy, in CD-ROM and in the web.

Helena Sofia Pinto                  Phone + 351 - 21 - 3100388

Instituto Superior Tecnico          Email sofia.pinto@dei.ist.utl.pt
Departamento de Eng. Informatica
Av. Rovisco Pais 
1049-001 Lisboa

INESC-ID Algos Group		    Email sofia@algos.inesc-id.pt
Rua Alves Redol, 9
1000-029 Lisboa