OWLED 2009 -- Call for Papers

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***** Call for Papers *****

OWLED 2009

OWL: Experiences and Directions
The Sixth International Workshop
October 23-24th, Chantilly, Virginia, USA

Co-located with ISWC 2009 and RR 2009


*Important dates*

July 24th 2009 		Titles and Abstract due 	
July 31st 2009 		Paper Submissions due
September 1st 2009 	Paper acceptances sent out
October 9th 2009 	Camera ready versions of papers due
October 23-24th 2009	OWLED 2009 Workshop

iCal calendar at [1]

*About the Workshop*

The W3C OWL Web Ontology Language has been a W3C recommendation since  
2004, and specification of its successor OWL 2 is being finalised. OWL  
plays an important role in an increasing number and range of  
applications and as experience using the language grows, new ideas for  
further extending its reach continue to be proposed.

The OWL: Experiences and Direction (OWLED) workshop series is a forum  
for practitioners in industry and academia, tool developers, and  
others interested in OWL to describe real and potential applications,  
to share experience, and to discuss requirements for language  
extensions and modifications. The workshop will bring users,  
implementors and researchers together to measure the state of need  
against the state of the art, and to set an agenda for research and  
deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based technologies into new  

This year's 2009 OWLED workshop will be co-located with the Eighth  
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), and the Third  
International Conference on WEb Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR2009)  
this year held in Chantilly, VA, USA on October 23 - 24, 2008. The  
workshop will concentrate on issues related to the development and W3C  
standardization of OWL 2, and beyond, but other issues related to OWL  
are also of interest, particularly those related to the task forces  
set up at OWLED 2007.

As usual, the workshop will try to encourage participants to work  
together and will give space for discussions on various topics, to be  
decided and published at some point in the future. We ask participants  
to have a look at these topics and the accepted submissions before the  
workshop, and to prepare single "slides" that can be presented during  
these discussions. There will also be formal presentation of  
submissions to the workshop.

More information on the workshop is forthcoming. For more information,  
or to offer sponsorship, please send us a note at owled2009@easychair.org 


The workshop will have a special emphasis on the new features brought  
by OWL 2, its profiles, and topics related to the OWLED Task Forces.  
Papers related to either of these, including reports from the task  
forces, are particularly welcome.

Papers about all aspects of OWL and extensions, application, theory,  
method, and tools, are welcome at the workshop; including but not  
limited to the following topics:

     * Applications of OWL, particularly from industry
     * Combinations of OWL with other Semantic Web efforts, particularly
           o RIF,
           o SKOS, and
           o linked data.
     * Ontologies built using OWL, particularly large scale efforts
     * Application driven requirements for OWL
     * Experience reports on using OWL
     * Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages
     * Performance and scalability issues
     * Bridges between knowledge engineering and OWL
     * Non-standard inference services, including:
           o explanations,
           o static verification,
           o modularity
     * Enriching ontologies with rules
     * Query answering and data integration
     * Tools for OWL, including:
           o editors,
           o visualisation tools,
           o parsers and syntax checkers,
           o versioning frameworks,
     * Extensions to OWL, including:
           o extended datatype constructors, property constructors,
           o class constructors,
           o keys, constraints, rules,
           o probabilistic and fuzzy extensions, non-monotonic  
           o temporal and spatial extensions,


We invite the submission of three kinds of papers:

- Technical papers 	
Technical papers can be up to 10 pages, LNCS style, can be submitted  
to the workshop and space will be reserved for authors of accepted  

- Short system descriptions 	
We welcome systems demonstrations and invite interested parties to  
submit a short description (maximum 4 pages) of their system.

- Statements of interest
These statements will not received full reviewing and might not be  
included in the archives of the workshop, but will be available to  
attendees of the workshop, and will be used to help schedule the  
workshop. Potential attendees who need official invitations to the  
workshop should submit at least such short statement of interest  
(maximum 4 pages).


Accepted papers will be made available to attendees before the  
workshop. There will be open registration for the workshop. Attendees  
who are not submitting a technical paper are encouraged to submit a  
statement of interest.

All statements of interest and papers must be submitted online using  
the conference submission website Easychair:


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):



Program Chair

     * Rinke Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit  
Amsterdam (NL)

Local Organizer

     * Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)

Program Committee

     * Jie Bao, Rensselaer Polytechnic (USA)
     * Sebastian Brandt, University of Manchester (UK)
     * Jeremy Carroll, TopQuadrant (USA)
     * Bernardo Cuenca-Grau, University of Oxford (UK)
     * Jos de Bruijn, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
     * Mike Dean, BBN Technologies (USA)
     * Achille Fokoue, IBM Watson Research Center (USA)
     * Andrew Gibson, Universiteit van Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
     * Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh (UK)
     * Glen Hart, Ordnance Survey (UK)
     * Tom Heath, Talis (UK)
     * Szymon Klarman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
     * Martin Knechtel, SAP Research CEC Dresden (Germany)
     * Stasinos Konstantopoulos, NCSR Demokritos (Greece)
     * Markus Kroetzsch, Universitšt Karlsruhe (Germany)
     * Oliver Kutz, Universitšt Bremen (Germany)
     * Thorsten Liebig, Universitšt Ulm (Germany)
     * Chimezie Ogbuji, Cleveland Clinic (USA)
     * Ignazio Palmisano, University of Liverpool (UK)
     * Antonella Poggi, Universitŗ di Roma "La Sapienza" (Italy)
     * Valentina Presutti, ISTC/CNR (Italy)
     * Michael Schneider, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI),  
Karlsruhe (Germany)
     * Michael Smith, Clark & Parsia (USA)
     * Alex Tucker, FLOOP (UK)
     * Tania Tudorache, Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics  
Research (BIR) (USA)
     * Zhe Wu, Oracle (USA)
     * ... several invitations pending ...

Steering Committee

     * Melanie Courtot, Terry Fox Laboratory (Canada)
     * Michel Dumontier, Carleton University (Canada)
     * John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey (UK)
     * Pascal Hitzler, AIFB Karlsruhe (Germany)
     * Ian Horrocks, Oxford University (UK)
     * Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)
     * Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons (USA)

[1] http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/gsa73mfjfr5is439djvbvhvv6c%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Drs Rinke Hoekstra

Leibniz Center for Law      |  AI Department
Faculty of Law              |  Faculty of Sciences
Universiteit van Amsterdam  |  Vrije Universiteit
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1012 CX  Amsterdam          |  1081 HV Amsterdam
+31-(0)20-5253499           |  +31-(0)20-5987752
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