CPF IWOD 2009: 3rd International Workshop on Ontology Dynamics

Call For Papers
3rd International Workshop on Ontology Dynamics (IWOD 2009)
"Ontology Evolution in Practice"


The goal of the 3rd International Workshop on Ontology Dynamics is to
bring together researchers and students working on the fields of  
evolution, revision and versioning, as well as people from the industry
conducting activities (applications, case-studies) that involve the
dynamic aspects of ontologies. Following the success of the two
previous workshops, IWOD is quickly becoming the core annual event to
discuss advances in the broad area of ontology dynamics, and to track
recent work directly or indirectly related to the problem of evolving

During this year's workshop, we will place special emphasis on
applications and systems relying on and supporting ontology dynamics by
making "Ontology Evolution in Practice" the theme of the workshop.
Alongside the general track, papers can be submitted to a special  
track on
case studies in order to specifically encourage the submission of
application papers.


We welcome submissions on all topics related to ontology dynamics,
including (but not restricted to) the following topics:
* Ontology evolution
* Ontology versioning
* Formal aspects of ontology dynamics
* Foundational issues
* Language extensions for evolution
* Belief revision for ontologies
* Inconsistency in evolving ontologies
* Change propagation in ontologies
* Ontologies for dynamic environments
* Dynamic knowledge building, and use
* Engineering evolvable ontologies
* Requirements for ontology evolution
* Case studies in ontology evolution
* Tools to support ontology evolution
* Application with dynamic ontologies
* Open problems

In addition, the theme of this year's workshop is "Ontology Evolution
in Practice". We want to encourage the submission of case study
papers, describing either applications with specific needs for support
on the ontology evolution process or systems providing concrete
solutions to problems related to the dynamic aspects of ontologies.

Workshop Venue and Format

The workshop will take place at the Westfields Conference Center near
Washington, DC., as part of the ISWC 2009 conference

IWOD 2009 will be a half-day workshop, and will consist of two tracks
(general track and case study track) with long and short
presentations. The organization of a panel or general discussion
session prior to the closing of the workshop will be sought.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be submitted in pdf format and should be
formatted according to the LNCS Springer format
The size limits are 14 pages for long papers and 6 pages for short
The titles of papers submitted to the case study track should start  
with "Case Study: ".
All papers should be submitted through the easychair system ( http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwod2009 
  ) by Friday August 14 2009.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: August 14, 2009
Acceptance notification: September 7, 2009
Camera-ready deadline: September 21, 2009

Organizing Committee

Grigoris Antoniou (co-chair, FORTH, Greece)
Mathieu d'Aquin (co-chair, The Open University, United Kingdom)
Dimitris Plexousakis (FORTH, Greece) PC co-chair
Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom) PC co-chair
Giorgos Flouris (FORTH, Greece)

Tentative Program Committee

The following individuals have confirmed their interest in
contributing to this workshop as members of the PC:
* Grigoris Antoniou
* Mathieu d'Aquin
* Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles
* Alex Borgida
* James Delgrande
* Giorgos Flouris
* Peter Haase
* Zhisheng Huang
* Thomas Meyer
* Marcio Moretto Ribeiro
* Jeff Z. Pan
* Dimitris Plexousakis
* Guilin Qi
* Marta Sabou
* Renata Wassermann

Received on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 09:24:18 UTC