OWLED2011: Extended Call for Papers

OWLED2011: Extended Call for Papers

OWL: Experiences and Directions
San Francisco, California, USA
June 5-6, 2011

**** DEADLINES ****
March 9, 2011      Title and abstract due  **Extended**
March 16, 2011     Paper submission due    **Extended**
April 14, 2011     Notification of acceptance
May 14, 2011       Camera-ready version due
June 5-6, 2011     OWLED 2011

**** Scope ****
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, has been a positive factor in this
direction. The OWL: Experiences and Directions (OWLED) workshop series
aims to bring users, developers and researchers from academia and
industry together to describe applications of OWL, to share
experience, and to discuss extensions to the language for satisfying
further application requirements. This year the OWLED workshop will be
held June 5-6 in San Francisco, California and be co-located with the
2011 Semantic Technology Conference

**** Topics ****
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:

- Application-driven requirements for OWL
- Applications of OWL, particularly
  * from industry or
  * for data integration, including RDF/linked data
  * for service interoperability
  * for sophisticated/non-obvious inference
  * for knowledge discovery
- OWL ontologies, particularly if highly expressive or large scale
- Experiences on using OWL, OWL 2 and its profiles
- OWL based information systems
- Performance and scalability experiences
- Query answering with OWL
- Bridges between knowledge engineering and OWL
- Non-standard inference services, including:
  * explanations
  * static verification
  * modularity
- Tools for OWL, including:
  * collaborative editing and versioning
  * parsers and syntax checkers
  * high performance reasoners
  * visualization tools
- Extensions to OWL, including:
  * extended constructors for datatypes, properties or classes
  * constraints, rules
  * non-monotonic, probabilistic or fuzzy extensions
  * temporal and spatial extensions

**** Call for Papers ****
- Research Track
Research papers (maximum 10 pages; LNCS style) should clearly describe
original and significant research.

- Application Track
Application papers (maximum 4 pages; LNCS style) may present
interesting practical approaches in using OWL, or may employ
scientific methods (qualitative and/or quantitative) to understand in
greater detail the application of OWL in real-world systems.

- Statement of Interest
A statement of interest (maximum 2 pages; LNCS style) can be about
ideas, solutions, methods, products, research projects or
implementation experience pertaining to OWL.

* Submissions *
All papers will be published as CEUR proceedings. In addition, a
number of papers will be selected for further refereeing for
publication as an open access special edition of the Journal Semantic
Web (http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/).

Submit papers to:  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=owled2011
All submissions should be PDF files formatted according to LNCS.
See: Information for LNCS Authors.

**** Keynote ****
This year’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Dean Allemang. Dr.
Allemang is the Chief Scientist at TopQuadrant, Inc, a US company
specializing in Semantic Web software and services. He is an
internationally recognized expert in the Semantic Web with a strong
formal background in Mathematics (MSc, University of Cambridge) and
Computer Science (PhD, Ohio State University). For the past seven
years, he has lead TopQuadrant's successful TopMIND training series,
from which he drew much of the inspiration for his recent book
(co-authored with Prof. Jim Hendler), Semantic Web for the Working
Ontologist (now available in four languages). Dr. Allemang brings
years of experience applying knowledge-based technologies to real
business problems.

**** Registration ****
$225 early-bird registration (until April 27)
$275 advance registration (April 28-June 4)
$375 on-site registration (June 5-6)

**** Sponsorship ****
For more information or to offer sponsorship, please send us a note at

**** Organizing Committee ****
General Chair:
Melanie Courtot, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre (Canada)

Program Chair:
Michel Dumontier, Carleton University (Canada)

Program Committee:
* Jie Bao, RPI (USA)
* Mike Bergman, Structured Dynamics LLC (Canada)
* Kendall Clark, Clark and Parsia (USA)
* Bernardo Cuenca-Grau, Oxford University (UK)
* Achille Fokoue, IBM
* John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey (UK)
* Janna Hastings, EBI (UK)
* Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University (USA)
* Martin Hepp, Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany)
* Robert Hoehndorf, University of Cambridge (UK)
* Rinke Hoekstra, Leibniz Center for Law of the University of
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
* Matthew Horridge, University of Manchester (UK)
* Ian Horrocks, Oxford University (UK)
* Markus Kroetzsch, Oxford University (UK)
* Phillip Lord, Newcastle University (UK)
* Joanne Luciano, RPI (USA)
* Carsten Lutz, University of Bremen (Germany)
* James Malone, EMBL/EBI (UK)
* M. Scott Marshall, Leiden University Medical Center / University of
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
* Ralf Moeller, Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)
* Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
* Bijan Parsia, Manchester University (UK)
* Hector Perez-Urbina, Clark & Parsia (USA)
* Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)
* Bjoern Peters, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (USA)
* Alexandre Riazanov, UNB (Canada)
* Sebastian Rudolph, KIT/AIFB Karlsruhe (Germany)
* Alan Ruttenberg, University of Buffalo (USA)
* Matthias Samwald, DERI (Ireland)
* Uli Sattler, University of Manchester (UK)
* Michael Schneider, FZI (Germany)
* Thomas Schneider, Universität des Saarlandes (GermanY)
* Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany)
* Evan Wallace, NIST (USA)
* Zhe Wu, Oracle (USA)
* Antoine Zimmermann, Université de Lyon (France)

Steering Committee:
* Kendall Clark, Clark & Parsia (USA)
* Melanie Courtot, Terry Fox Laboratory (CA)
* Michel Dumontier, Carleton University (CA)
* Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
* Alan Ruttenberg, University at Buffalo (USA)
* Uli Sattler, University of Manchester (UK)
* Michael Schneider, FZI Research Center for Information Technology (DE)

Received on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 19:24:59 UTC