call for papers for OWLED 2008 DC (papers due 15 February)

	 Announcement and Call for Participation
         OWL Experiences and Directions Workshop
    Washington, D.C., metro area, U.S.A., 1-2 April 2008

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE on 15 February!!!

The fourth OWL: Experiences and Directions workshop will again bring users, implementors
and researchers together in order to measure the current state of need
against the state of the art and to set an agenda for language
evolutions that satisfy users.  This OWLED workshop will last two days
and will be held in the Washington, D.C., area, in the first week of
April 2008.  The workshop will concentrate on issues related to the
development and W3C standardization of OWL 1.1, but other issues related
to OWL are also of interest, particularly those related to the task
forces set up at OWLED 2007.

As an "interim" workshop, the workshop will be more open and
unconstrained than recent OWLED workshops.  The workshop will have two
very different kinds of activities.  There will be some formal
presentation of some submissions to the workshop.  However, the bulk of
the workshop will be devoted to self-organizing groups discussing topics
related to submissions to the workshop and possibly other topics related
to OWL.

Making this self-organization work will require effort on the part of
the attendees.  Workshop attendees should read submissions accepted at
the workshop before the workshop starts so that they can contribute to
the discussions at the workshop.  Attendees should also prepare single
"slides" that can be presented during these discussions.


Potential attendees who need official invitations to the workshop should
submit a short statement of interest (maximum 4 pages).  To allow
attendees to make travel plans, submissions of interest submitted early
will receive early invitations.  There will also be open registration
for the workshop.  Attendees who are not submitting a formal paper are
encouraged to submit a statement of interest.

Longer papers (up to 10 pages, LNCS style) can also be submitted to the
workshop and space will be reserved for authors of papers.  Accepted
papers will be made available to attendees before the workshop.

Systems demonstrations are also welcome.  Interested parties should
submit a short description (maximum 4 pages) of their demonstration.

For more information on submissions see the workshop web page at

Submission details:

All statements of interest, papers, and systems descriptions must be
submitted online using the conference submission website
All submissions must be in PDF.  All submissions must be formatted in
the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS). For details see,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html

Deadlines and Schedule:

21 January 2008   Statements of interest for early invitation due
1 February 2008	    Early invitations sent out
8 February 2008	      Statements of interest for regular invitation due
15 February 2008  Papers and system descriptions due
15 February 2008  Regular invitations sent out
1 March 2008	    Paper acceptances sent out
15 March 2008	      Final versions of papers and statements of
interest due
1-2 April 2008	  OWLED 2008 DC workshop

Registration information will be available on the workshop web site.

For more information send email to

Organizers:  Kendall Clark, Clark & Parsia
	          Peter F. Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs Research

OWLED Steering Committee:

    Bernardo Cuenca Grau, University of Manchester (UK)
    John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey (UK)
    Pascal Hitzler, AIFB Karlsruhe (Germany)
    Ian Horrocks, Oxford University (UK)
    Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester (UK)
    Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)

Program Committee:
  Jos de Bruijn, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  Jeremy Carroll, HP
  Anne Cregan, National ICT Australia
  Lee Feigenbaum, Cambridge Semantics
  Christine Golbreich, University Rennes 2
  John Goodwin, Ordinance Survey
  Volker Haarslev, Concordia University
  Christian Halaschek-Wiener, Clados
  Matthew Horridge, University of Manchester
  Aditya Kalyanpur, IBM TJ Watson
  Markus Kroetzsch, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)
  Joanne Luciano, MITRE
  Alan Ruttenberg, Creative Commons
  Michael Smith, Clark & Parsia
  Giorgos Stoilos, National and Technical University of Athens
  Suzzette Stoutenberg, MITRE
  Zhe Wu, Oracle Corporation

Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2008 10:06:25 UTC