OWLED 2010: First Call for Papers

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OWLED 2010

OWL: Experiences and Directions
The Sixth International Workshop
June 21-22, San Francisco, California, USA

Co-located with
2010 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech 2010)

Close to
W3C Workshop RDF Next Steps

The adoption of the W3C OWL Web Ontology Language in real-world
applications continues to grow as the research and tools for OWL mature.
The new version OWL 2 -- becoming a W3C recommendation late last year --
has been a positive factor in this direction. As the experience in using
OWL in different applications and domains increases, the strengths and
weaknesses of the language are discovered, resulting in new research
and development that further extends its reach.

The OWL: Experiences and Directions (OWLED) workshop series aims at
bringing users, implementors and researchers from academia and industry
together to describe applications of OWL, to share experience, and to
discuss extensions to the language for satisfying application
requirements. The workshop will allow the OWL community to set an
an agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based
technologies into new applications.

This year's OWLED workshop will be co-located with the 2010 Semantic
Technology Conference (SemTech) that will be held in San Francisco,
California on June 21-22. The W3C Workshop on RDF Next Steps will be
held near-by in Stanford, CA on June 26-27. Tutorials about OWL 2 and
related technologies may be organized for the larger SemTech community;
contact the chairs if you're interested.

As usual, the OWLED 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. 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

Important dates

April 7, 2010      Titles and abstract due 	
April 14, 2010     Paper submissions due
May  14, 2010      Notifications of acceptance
June 4, 2010       Final versions of papers due
June 21-22, 2010   OWLED 2010 workshop


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

- Applications of OWL, particularly from industry
- Experience reports on using OWL, OWL 2 and its profiles
- Application-driven requirements for OWL
- Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages
- Using OWL for data integration
- Query answering with OWL and relationship between SPARQL and OWL
- Ontologies built using OWL, particularly large scale efforts
- Performance and scalability issues
- Bridges between knowledge engineering and OWL
- Enriching ontologies with rules
- Non-standard inference services, including:
     * explanations
     * static verification
     * modularity
- Tools for OWL, including:
     * editors
     * reasoners
     * visualization tools
     * parsers and syntax checkers
     * versioning frameworks
- Extensions to OWL, including:
     * extended constructors for datatypes, properties or classes
     * keys, constraints, rules
     * non-monotonic, probabilistic or fuzzy extensions
     * 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 system demonstrations and invite interested parties to
submit a short description (maximum 4 pages) of their system.

- Statements of interest
These statements will not receive 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).


General Chair:
   Kendall Clark, Clark & Parsia, LLC (USA)

PC Chair:
   Evren Sirin, Clark & Parsia, LLC (USA)

Program Committee:
   to be announced

Steering Committee:
   Kendall Clark, Clark & Parsia (USA)
   Melanie Courtot, Terry Fox Laboratory (Canada)
   Michel Dumontier, Carleton University (Canada)
   Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
   John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey (UK)
   Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)
   Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons (USA)


For more information on OWLED 2010 please contact the chairs at
owled2010@easychair.org or see http://www.webont.org/owled/2010/.

Received on Wednesday, 3 March 2010 14:38:00 UTC