Int. Workshop “ONTOLOGY BASED MODELLING IN THE HUMANITIES" 2nd Announcement and Call for papers

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  International Workshop


  7-9 April 2006, University of Hamburg

In the new area of digitalized information, 
researchers from the humanities face a new 
problem: semantic data organisation. In contrast 
with the data processed by natural sciences, the 
material in most fields of humanities is mostly 
unstructured. The structuring of such data is a 
complex problem that can be solved only by formal 
models and languages from computer science. 
However the application of formal models from 
formal sciences (especially computing) is itself 
a scientific problem as humanists have their own 
scientific culture not only in the argumentation 
and meta-theories but also in their way of 
communication. With the development of the 
Semantic Web the "ontology"-concept became an 
important "key" for data-structuring. Some 
ontologies were developed also in the Humanities, 
but there is still no overview of what exists, 
which standards are used and how well the current 
ontologies meet the users requirements.

The current workshop aims to fill this gap and 
act also as a discussion forum We welcome 
original papers related (but not limited) to one 
or more of the following topics:
	*  theoretical relevant models for humanities
	*  formal prerequisites
	*  specific ontologies for different fields in Humanities
	*  collaborative tools for ontology manipulation
	*  Semantic Web technologies for preserving cultural heritage
	*  Semi-automatic ontology extraction
	*  Ontology development in multilingual context
	*  Practical use of ontologies in Humanities

	* Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg)
	* Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)

  Invited Speakers:
	*  Marin Doerr, (FORTH-ICS, Heraklion, Crete)
	*  Nicola Guarino (IST-CNR, Trento, Italy)

  Programme Committee
	*  Galia Angelova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
	*  Wernher Behrendt (Salzburg Research)
	*  Richard Deswarte (University of East Anglia)
	*  Walther v. Hahn (University of Hamburg)
	*  Roberto Poli (University of Trento)
	*  Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)

  Important Dates:

	*  Paper Submission 30th December 2005
	*  Notification of acceptance 30th January 2006
	*  Camera Ready Papers 28th February 2006

  Submission guidelines
  Submissions should be A4, one-column format and 
should not exceed seven pages, including cover 
page, figures, tables and references. Times New 
Roman 12 font is preferred. The first page should 
contain the title of the paper, the author's 
name(s), affiliation, surface and email 
address(es), followed by keywords and 10 lines of 
abstract. Continue with the first section of your 

Papers should be submitted electronically in *PDF* format to .

Each paper will be reviewed by up to three 
members of the program committee. Authors of 
accepted papers will receive guidelines regarding 
camera-ready versions

Dr. Cristina Vertan
Natural Language Systems Division
Computer Science Department
University of Hamburg
Vogt-Koelln-Str. 30
22527 Hamburg GERMANY

Tel. 040 428 83 2519
Fax  040 428 83 2515

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