2nd CFP: The ISWC'06 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2006)

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                   The First International Workshop on 
                            ONTOLOGY MATCHING
November 5 or 6, 2006, ISWC'06 Workshop Program, Athens, Georgia, USA 

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, 
since it takes the ontologies as input and determines as output 
correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. 
These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, 
query answering, data translation, or for navigation on the Semantic Web. 
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the 
matched ontologies to interoperate.

The workshop has two goals: 
1. To bring together academic and industry leaders dealing with ontology matching
in order to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. 
The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial needs, and 
therefore, direct research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will 
serve to inform industry representatives about existing research efforts that may 
meet their business needs. 

2. To conduct an extensive evaluation of ontology matching approaches through 
the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2006 campaign. The particular 
focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world matching tasks from specific 
domains, e.g., medicine, jobs. Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation 
initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion of how well the 
current approaches are meeting business needs. 

TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:
    Application of ontology matching techniques in real-world scenarios; 
    Requirements to ontology matching from specific domains; 
    Formal foundations and frameworks for ontology matching; 
    Performance of ontology-matching techniques; 
    Background knowledge in ontology matching; 
    Uncertainty in ontology matching; 
    Interactive ontology matching; 
    Ontology matching evaluation methodology; 
    Ontology matching for information integration; 
    Ontology matching for query answering; 
    Ontology matching for dynamic environments (e.g., P2P systems); 
    Systems and infrastructures. 

1. Fausto Giunchiglia, 
University of Trento, Italy.
Tentative title: Background Knowledge in Ontology Matching. 

2. Amit Sheth,  
University of Georgia and Semagix, USA.
Tentative title: Matching, Mapping and Alignment in the context of 
Real World Ontologies and Semantic Services. 

The schedule assumes one day workshop. The workshop will consist of the
following components: keynote presentations, technical presentations,
OAEI'06 results presentations, posters and consensus building workshop, 
wrap-up discussion.

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of (i) technical papers 
addressing different issues of ontology matching as well as (ii) participating 
in the OAEI 2006 campaign. Technical papers should be not longer than 12 pages 
using the LNCS Style. For complete style details, see Springer's Author Instructions
These should be prepared in PDF format and should be sent 
(no later than August 11, 2006) by email to Pavel Shvaiko: 

pavel at dit dot unitn dot it

Technical papers will be refereed by the Program Committee.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. 

Contributors to the OAEI 2006 campaign have to follow the contest conditions 
at http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2006/.

August 11, 2006: Deadline for the submission of papers. 
September 14, 2006: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection. 
September 21, 2006: Workshop camera ready copy submission. 
November 5 or 6, 2006: OM-2006, GA Center, Athens, Georgia, USA. 

early June, 2006: First publication of test cases.
June 28, 2006: Comments on test cases (any time before that date).
July 3, 2006: Final publication of test cases.
September 4, 2006: Preliminary results due (for interoperability-checking). 
September 15, 2006: Participants send final results and supporting papers. 
October 9, 2006: Organizers publish results for comments. 
November 5 or 6, 2006: OM-2006, GA Center, Athens, Georgia, USA;
                       OAEI'06 final results ready. 


1. Pavel Shvaiko
University of Trento, Italy
e-mail: pavel at dit dot unitn dot it 

2. Jerome Euzenat
INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France

3. Natasha Noy 
Stanford University, USA 

4. Heiner Stuckenschmidt 
University of Mannheim, Germany 

5. Richard Benjamins 
Intelligent Software Components, Spain 

6. Michael Uschold 
The Boeing Company, USA 

Benjamin Ashpole, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs, USA 
Richard Benjamins, Intelligent Software Components, Spain 
Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy 
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France 
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy 
Andreas Hess, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Wei Hu, Southeast University, China 
Jingshan Huang, University of South Carolina, USA 
Todd Hughes, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs, USA 
Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA 
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan 
Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK 
Deborah McGuinness, Stanford University, USA 
Meenakshi Nagarajan, University of Georgia, USA 
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA 
Satya Sahoo, University of Georgia, USA 
Marco Schorlemmer, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spain 
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy 
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany 
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy 
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany 
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
Michael Uschold, The Boeing Company, USA 
Petko Valtchev, University of Montreal, Canada 
Mikalai Yatskevich, University of Trento, Italy 

Download OM-2006 flyer:

Pavel Shvaiko
University of Trento
Dept. of Information and Communication Technology
Sommarive 14, POVO, 38050, TRENTO, ITALY
Web: http://www.dit.unitn.it/~pavel/

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