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Call for papers: Applied Ontology

From: Rafaela Subaie <R.Subaie@iospress.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 12:51:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4211E25D.7050502@iospress.com>
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*** Call for papers ***

Applied Ontology
An Interdisciplinary Journal on Ontological Analysis and Conceptual 
Aims and Scope
Applied Ontology is a new journal whose focus is on information content 
in its broadest sense. As the subtitle makes clear, two broad kinds of 
contentbased research activities are envisioned: ontological analysis 
and conceptual modeling. The former includes any attempt to investigate 
the nature and structure of a domain of interest using rigorous 
philosophical or logical tools; the latter concerns the cognitive and 
linguistic structures we use to model the world, as well as the various 
analysis tools and methodologies we adopt for producing useful 
computational models, such as information systems schemes or knowledge 
Applied Ontology is the first journal with explicit and exclusive focus 
on ontological analysis and conceptual modeling under an 
interdisciplinary view. It aims to establish a unique niche in the realm 
of scientific journals by carefully avoiding unnecessary duplication 
with discipline-oriented journals. For this reason, authors will be 
encouraged to use language that will be intelligible also to those 
outside their specific sector of expertise, and the review process will 
be tailored to this end. For example, authors of theoretical 
contributions will be encouraged to show the relevance of their theory 
for applications, while authors of more technological papers will be 
encouraged to show the relevance of a wellfounded theoretical 
perspective. Moreover, the journal will publish papers focusing on 
representation languages or algorithms only where these address relevant 
content issues, whether at the level of practical application or of 
theoretical understanding. Similarly, it will publish descriptions of 
tools or implemented systems only where a contribution to the practice 
of ontological analysis and conceptual modeling is clearly established.
Nicola Guarino
The Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
Via Solteri 38
38100 Trento (TN)
Tel.: +39 0461 402088
E-mail: guarino@loa-cnr.it
Mark A. Musen
Stanford Medical Informatics
Stanford University Medical Center
251 Campus Drive, MSOB X-215
Stanford, CA 94305-5479
Tel: +1 650 725-3390
E-mail: musen@smi.stanford.edu
Editorial Board
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, John Bateman, Brandon Bennett, Olivier 
Bodenreider, Joost Breuker, Roberto Casati, Christopher Chute, Anthony 
Cohn, Robert Colomb, John Domingue, Martin Doerr, Carola Eschenbach, 
Christiane Fellbaum, Antony Galton, Aldo Gangemi, Peter Gärdenfors, 
Yolanda Gil, Michael Gruninger, Udo Hahn, Doug Lenat, David Mark, Chris 
Menzel, Claudio Masolo, Richiro Mizoguchi, John Mylopoulos, Natasha Noy, 
Maria Teresa Pazienza, Massimo Poesio, James Pustejovsky, Alan Rector, 
Guus Schreiber, Nigel Shadbolt, Yuval Shahar, Barry Smith, John Sowa, 
Mike Ushold, Achille Varzi, Laure Vieu, Yair Wand, Chris Welty.
Call for Papers
Authors are requested to submit their article electronically via the 
website www.appliedontology.org.
Subscription Information
Applied Ontology (ISSN 1570-5838) will be published in one volume of 4 
issues in 2005 (Volume 1). Regular subscription price: EUR381 / US$436 
(including postage and handling).
Applied Ontology aims at being a major publication forum for theoretical 
and applied research in a variety of topics, tentatively grouped 
together in research areas, examples of which are indicated in the list 
Foundational issues
.. Ontological categories: particulars vs. universals, continuants vs. 
occurrents, abstracta vs. concreta, dependent vs. independent, natural 
vs. artificial.
.. Ontological relations: parthood, identity, connection, dependence, 
constitution, causality, subsumption, instantiation.
Domain ontologies
.. Ontology of physical reality (matter, space, time, motion, ...)
.. Ontology of biomedical reality (genes, proteins, cells, biological 
processes, species, organisms, diseases, procedures, symptoms, ...)
.. Ontology of mental reality and agency (beliefs, intentions and other 
mental attitudes, emotions, actions, ...)
.. Ontology of social reality (institutions, organizations, social 
interaction, social relationships, ...)
.. Ontology of the information society (information, communication, 
meaning negotiation, ...)
.. Ontology of geospatial reality (regions, territories, features, 
boundaries, ...)
.. Ontology of business and e-commerce (transactions, services, catalogs, 
workflow, ...)
.. Ontology of law (norms, cases, evidence, responsibility, 
argumentation, ...)
.. Ontology of culture (works of art, styles, designs, cultural heritage 
records, ...)
Ontology development and ontology-driven conceptual modeling
.. Methodologies for ontology development
.. Impact of ontological analysis on current practices in information 
systems design, requirements engineering, software engineering
.. Best-practice examples and case studies
Ontology management
.. Cooperative tools for ontology development, analysis and comparison
.. Formal comparison and evaluation of ontologies
.. Ontology management, maintenance, and versioning
.. Methodologies for ontology merging, alignment, and integration
.. Ontology learning techniques and their evaluation
Ontology and language
.. Ontology and natural-language semantics
.. Ontology and lexical resources
.. Ontology and technical terminology
.. Role of ontology in information extraction and query answering
Ontology, cognition, perception
.. Conceptual schemas, perceptual invariances and ontological categorization
.. Psychological experiments evaluating the cognitive adequacy of 
ontological categories
Ontology and philosophy
.. Statements and critical reviews of specific ontological positions
.. Philosophical foundations of ontology
.. Ontology-based analysis and critique of the foundations of computer 
and information science
Ontology and content standards in
.. Library classification
.. Knowledge organization
.. Museums and cultural repositories
.. Multimedia content
.. Product descriptions
.. Process and service descriptions
.. Biomedical and other scientific terminologies
Kind regards,

Rafaela Subaie

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