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[CFP] The Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2006), Dec 4 or 5, Hobart Australia

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The Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2006) Held in Conjunction with the
19th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'06) December
4 or 5, 2006, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


*** Breaking News: Expert Systems Journal Special Issue ***


Advances in Ontologies:


The use of formal ontologies in knowledge systems has many advantages. It
allows for an unambiguous specification of the structure of knowledge in a
domain, enables knowledge sharing and, as a result, makes it possible to
perform automated reasoning about ontologies. In recent years there has been
a worldwide increase in the use of ontologies, both in industry and in
research laboratories. There is a growing community of researchers in
Australia and New Zealand, working on various aspects of ontologies. The
primary aim of this workshop is to bring together ontology researchers in
the region. 


Workshop website:



AI'06 Conference website:



Workshop Organisers:


Mehmet Orgun  (Macquarie University)

Thomas Meyer (NICTA)


Program Committee:


Mike Bain (UNSW)

Robert Barta (Bond University)

Richard Booth (Mahasarakham University)

Werner Ceusters (SUNY Buffalo)

Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago) 

Anne Cregan (UNSW) 

Costas Mantratzis (University of Westminster) 

Abhaya Nayak (Macquarie University) 

Bhavna Orgun (Macquarie University) 

Maurice Pagnucco (UNSW) 

Debbie Richards (Macquarie University) 

Abdul Sattar (Griffith University) 

Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University) 

Barry Smith (SUNY Buffalo) 

Markus Stumptner (University of South Australia) 

Kerry Taylor (CSIRO) 

Mary-Anne Williams (UTS)




The workshop will seek submission of papers on original and unpublished
research on all aspects of ontology research, including, but not limited to

* ontology models and theories,

* ontologies and the semantic web;

* interoperability in ontologies;

* multi-agent systems and ontologies;

* description logics for ontologies;

* reasoning with ontologies;

* ontology harvesting on the web;

* ontology of agents and actions;

* ontology visualisation;

* ontology engineering and management;

* ontology-based information extraction and retrieval

* ontology merging, alignment and integration;

* web ontology languages;

* formal concept analysis and ontologies.


Paper Submission:


An electronic copy in PDF format in English should be submitted to the
workshop website (details to be provided) by 1 September 2006 with detailed
information of author(s). Full papers should be a maximum of 10 pages in
length in double column format as per submission instructions posted on the

The Proceedings of AOW05 was published by the Australian Computer Society in
Volume 58 of the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information
Technology (CRPIT) series. The proceedings of AOW06 will also be published
in Volume 72 of the CRPIT Series (http://crpit.com <http://crpit.com/> )
with an ISBN. 

Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 22, 2006. The
camera-ready papers will be due on 6 October 2006. 

At least one author of every accepted paper should register for the


Important Dates:


Full paper submission due: 1 September, 2006


Notification of acceptance: 22 September, 2006


Camera-ready copy due: 6 October, 2006


Workshop date: 4 or 5 December, 2006


Journal Special Issue:


The authors of selected papers from the Workshop will also be invited to
submit longer, extended versions of their papers to a Special Issue on
Advances in Ontologies of Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge
Engineering published by Blackwells


The special issue will seek submissions of papers dealing with all aspects
of ontology research, including the theoretical foundations, design,
implementation and prototype development issues, ontologies in multi-agent
systems and the Semantic Web, comparative studies, and applications, as well
as those describing new challenges arising out of applications. Each paper
will go through a rigorous review process. The special issue is scheduled to
appear in late 2007. 


Further details including paper submission and important dates are available
from http://www.comp.mq.edu.au/conferences/aow/EXSY_CFP.html.

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