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CFP: Evaluating Ontologies for the Web -- Updated dates!

From: Denny Vrandecic <dvr@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 15:38:31 +0100
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Sorry, got the dates mixed up. Here we go again with the new one!

Apologies for cross-posting. Please forward this mail to anyone interested.



4th International EON Workshop
Workshop on Evaluation of Ontologies for the Web (EON2006)


Held in conjunction with the
15th International World Wide Web Conference

Edinburgh International Conference Center, Edinburgh, UK
May 22nd, 2006



In the successful series of EON workshops we intend to bring together 
researchers and

practitioners from the quickly developing research areas Ontologies and 
Semantic Web. Former EON

workshops aimed at evaluating ontology-based tools, this year’s workshop 
  focuses on the

Evaluation of Ontologies (content, usability, etc.) themselves. Whereas 
some effort already was

invested in reusing work from related research areas towards the end of 
Ontology Evaluation, often

the basic premises of the web-like environment are forgotten or 
disregarded. Thus the main goal of

this workshop is to lay the foundations for Web Ontology Evaluation.

Ontologies now play an important role for many knowledge-intensive 
applications for which they

provide a source of formally defined terms. They aim at capturing domain 
knowledge in a generic

way and provide a commonly agreed understanding of a domain, which may 
be reused, shared, and

operationalized across applications and groups. Numerous ontologies are 
already available and the

number is growing rapidly. Still a well understood definition or even 
intuition about qualities

that apply to ontologies is lacking. The large visibility of the 
Semantic Web already attracts

industrial partners. Ontology-based tools depend more and more on the 
explicit knowledge captured

in ontologies. A well-understood notion of Ontology Evaluation might 
lead to a consistent level of

quality and thus acceptance by industry. For the future this might lead 
to certification efforts

for such ontologies.

The aim of this workshop is to ground Ontology Evaluation firmly on the 
needs of the Semantic Web,

especially regarding its web-like characteristics like high 
interconnectivity, constant change and

incompleteness. We will focus on the Semantic Web languages as 
standardized or proposed by the

W3C: RDF(S), OWL and the rule language. We want to encourage and 
stimulate discussion about the

current state of the art in Ontology Evaluation and its future 
direction. Currently, ontologies

and the Semantic Web attract researchers from all around the world and 
from various disciplines,

sometimes forgetful of the new needs and conditions arising from the 
Semantic Web’s requirements.

Main topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Web Ontology Evaluation
* Ontology Evaluation Methodologies
* Tools for Ontology Evaluation
* Ontology Content Evaluation
* Task-oriented Evaluation / Task-independent Evaluation
* Criteria for Ontology Content Evaluation
* Formal/Informal Ontology Evaluation
* Evaluation of Heavily Interconnected Ontologies / Networks of Ontologies
* Ontology Metrics-based Evaluation
* Evaluation-guided revision of Ontologies
* Certification of Ontologies


To ensure a creative atmosphere during the workshop, the participants 
will be selected based on

their submitted papers, posing important issues to be presented and 
discussed at the workshop. The

workshop will consist of short presentations followed by discussions 
about the goals of the

workshop: the state of the art in Ontology Evaluation with regards to 
the needs of the Semantic

Web and outlining a plan for future research. Also there will be a 
practical session, where three

ontologies are to be evaluated by the participants beforehand and the 
results being discussed at

the workshop. In order to obtain an intensive exchange of ideas between 
the participants, there

will be left extensive time for discussion.

The previous workshops (EON2002, EON2003 and EON2004) proposed a series 
of experiments for

evaluating different aspects of ontology tools, e.g. their 
expressiveness and interoperability

capabilities. The aim of the EON series is to attract attention to a 
number of evaluation topics

since we believe this to be a highly relevant issue for the adaptation 
of Semantic Web

technologies by partners outside the Semantic Web community.

This year we focus on ontologies themselves. Taking into account the 
success of the former

workshops in this series, we will not only expect regular contributions 
on any of the topics

addressed in this CFP, but we will also look forward to receiving 
submissions based on

experimental results, surveys and tools for Ontology Evaluation. The 
EON2006 workshop is intended

to be a platform to discuss results and further steps with interested 
parties. Along with these

experimental contributions, we explicitly encourage people to make demos 
of their tools. We will

reserve time slots for demos in the workshop.

Prior the workshop all participants will be asked to evaluate three 
ontologies according to their

approaches. The workshop will facilitate discussion by comparing the 
results of the participants.

This is not meant as a test or as homework, as we don’t know the correct 
results ourselves yet –

it is the goal of this workshop to answer this very question. The 
ontologies will be downloadable

at the workshop’s website.

A final panel will discuss the research agenda for the coming years, 
based on the presentations

and results from the demos, evaluations and discussions.


Deadline paper submissions: February 24th, 2006
Notification of acceptance: March 20th, 2006
Camera ready deadline: March 31st, 2006
Workshop: May 22nd, 2006


Interested authors should submit an electronic PDF and source version of 
their papers to

eon2006@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de prior to the paper submission deadline. 
The first page of submitted

papers should include: title, author names, affiliations, postal 
addresses, electronic mail

addresses, telephone and fax numbers for all authors, and a brief 
abstract. All correspondence

will be sent to the author mentioned as contact person in the electronic 
title page (by default,

the first author). Submissions should not exceed 8 pages and should be 
formatted according to the

guidelines of the WWW conference (see 
http://www2006.org/cfp/submissions.php ). We also welcome

position papers no longer than 4 pages.


* Denny Vrandecic, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
* Mari Carmen Suarez-Figueroa, Facultad de Informatica, Universidad 
Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
* Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Institute for Cognitive 
Sciences and Technology,

Rome, Italy
* York Sure, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany


* Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester (UK)
* Christopher Brewster, University of Sheffield (UK)
* Dan Brickley, Semantic Web Vapourware Ltd and ILRT, University of 
Bristol (UK)
* Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester (UK)
* Roberta Cuel, University of Trento (IT)
* Mariano Fernandez-Lopez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ES)
* Asuncion Gomez-Perez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ES)
* Marko Grobelnik, Jozef Stefan Institute (SI)
* Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (IT)
* Kouji Kozaki, Osaka University (JP)
* Deborah McGuiness, Stanford University (US)
* Libby Miller, Asemantics (IT)
* Enrico Motta, Open University (UK)
* Elena Paslaru Bontas, Freie Universitaet Berlin (DE)
* Sofia Pinto, Technical University of Lisbon (PT)
* Robert Porzel, European Media Laboratory (DE)
* Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz (DE)
* Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe (DE)
* Chris Welty, IBM (US)


You may enquire all further information from Denny Vrandecic, 


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