WOP2010@ISWC: Submission Deadline tomorrow

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********** Submission deadlines tomorrow!! ************


Call for Papers, Patterns and Problem Proposals

2nd Workshop on Ontology Patterns (WOP2010)


November 8th, 2010

Shanghai International Convention Center, Shanghai, China


Submission deadlines tomorrow - September 1st (11:59pm Hawaii time)


This workshop provides an arena for proposing and discussing good and bad practices, patterns, pattern-based ontologies, systems, etc. The aim is to broaden the pattern community that will develop its own “language” for discussing and describing relevant problems and their solutions. The workshop will be held in conjunction with ISWC2010 on November 8th. It will be a full-day workshop consisting of three parts; papers, posters/demos (including pattern posters), and “pattern writing” sessions.

Specific focus is put on pattern posters and “pattern writing” sessions as an opportunity for discussing and reaching consensus on best practices in the field. The pattern writing sessions are closely related to another interactive event series, namely VoCamps [1], since certain types of patterns are in fact small vocabularies. The main difference is that this workshop encompasses a broader range of patterns, and the focus is on engineering best practices.

---- Research Paper and Poster Topics -----

The main aim of the workshop is to discuss and collect solutions to recurrent problems i.e. ontology patterns, that matter to researchers and practitioners of the Semantic Web field, and that impact on ontology design and engineering. Position papers are welcome as poster papers.

Original research papers and poster papers are invited to consider the following (non exhaustive) list of topics:

Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs) and pattern-based ontology design
ODPs for specific knowledge domains e.g. multimedia, fishery and agriculture, user profiling, business modeling, etc.
Anti-patterns and their relations to ODPs
ODPs for interacting with data
ODPs for expressing relevance of data in context
Collaborative ontology design and collaboration patterns in ontology design and engineering
Correspondence patterns for ontology matching and integration
Lexico-syntactic patterns
Reasoning patterns (workflows made of reasoning steps for addressing specific goals)
Processes and services - process patterns
Re-engineering patterns for conceptual models, folksonomies, lexicons, thesauri
Problem solving methods and patterns

Ontology Design Patterns and Linked Data
Ontology Patterns and Microformats
Patterns for using different vocabularies together e.g. FOAF, SIOC, DC, etc.
Web semantics from a pattern perspective

Good practices of ontology design
Good practices for Linked Data and related applications
Good practices for hybridization of semantic web and NLP techniques
Good Practices and Patterns of semantic social networks, semantic wikis, semantic blogs
Good Practices of Semantic Web in general

Software patterns for Semantic Web applications
Interaction patterns and the Semantic Web
Pattern-based methodologies for Semantic Web ontologies and software engineering
Application Profiles
Domain specific applications based on patterns and success-stories
Pattern-based ontologies

Tools support for pattern-based knowledge engineering
Pattern-based ontology evaluation and selection
Automatic ontology construction (ontology learning) based on patterns
Contextual reasoning and patterns as context
Knowledge patterns and knowledge re-engineering based on patterns
Pattern-based information extraction

Quality evaluation of patterns
Benefits of ontology patterns and knowledge patterns

---- Pattern Topics -----

Pattern submissions can be made in two categories:

* Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs). ODP submissions are reviewed by Pattern PC members, e.g. from the quality committee of the ODP portal[2], and accepted patterns will be presented at the workshop as posters in the joint poster session (together with paper posters as demonstrations).

* Problem proposals. Problem proposals are reviewed and voted by the workshop PC and ODP portal committees, and the most interesting ones will be the basis of the practical “pattern writing” at the workshop.

Ontology design pattern (ODP) submissions will be collected through the ODP portal [2], and templates for submission [3] are provided for the following types of patterns (see general typology [4] for explanation of the types):

* Content patterns

* Structural patterns: logical and architecture patterns.

* Correspondence patterns: re-engineering and alignment patterns.

For other types of patterns, or if the author wishes to elaborate on theoretical rather than practical aspects, a pattern description may be submitted as either a research paper or poster paper. A paper submission can be accompanied by a pattern submission, however the submissions will be reviewed separately.

---- Problem proposals ----

Problem proposals are submitted at [5] and should have the following features:

* A non-trivial problem that currently has no pattern (generally accepted solution) available

* A problem relevant to the workshop community, i.e. an important and interesting problem

* The envisioned solution can be classified under one or more of the ODP types described at [4]

---- Important Dates ----

• Submission deadline **EXTENDED** - September 1

• Notification of acceptance - September 20

• Problem proposal deadline - October 1

• Workshop date - November 8

---- Submissions -----

Submission instructions at http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/WOP:2010/Submission

---- WOP2009 Chairs ----

Papers and posters – Valentina Presutti, StLab ISTC-CNR (IT) and Vinay K. Chaudhri, SRI International (US)

Patterns - Eva Blomqvist, StLab ISTC-CNR (IT) and Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)

Steering Committee:

Eva Blomqvist, STLab ISTC-CNR (IT)

Aldo Gangemi, STLab ISTC-CNR (IT)

Natasha Noy, Stanford University (US)

Valentina Presutti, STLab ISTC-CNR (IT)

Alan Rector, University of Manchester (UK)

Francois Scharffe, INRIA (FR)

Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz(DE)

Chris Welty, IBM Research (US)

[1] http://vocamp.org/wiki/WhatIsVoCamp

[2] http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/

[3] http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Submissions:SubmitAPattern

[4] http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/OPTypes

[5] http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Community:PostModelingIssue

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