CFP: International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling (Onto.Com 2011) at ER 2011

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International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling
Onto.Com 2011, Brussels, Belgium, October 31st to November, 3rd

together with the 30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER
organized by the SIG on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling of the
International Association for Ontologies and Applications


There has been a growing interest in the role played by formal ontology, as
well as areas such as philosophical logics,
cognitive sciences and linguistics, in the development of theoretical
foundations for conceptual modeling. In particular,
a number of ontological theories such as BWW, DOLCE, GFO and UFO have been
successfully applied to the evaluation of
conceptual modeling languages and frameworks (e.g., UML, ORM, ER, REA,
TROPOS, ARIS, BPMN, RM-ODP, Archimate and OWL),
and to the development of engineering tools (e.g., methodological
guidelines, modeling profiles, design patterns) that
contribute to the theory and practice of this discipline. Additionally,
there has been an increasing interest in the use of empirical studies to
assess the impact of the application
of these theoretical foundations to the design of conceptual modeling
grammars and tools.

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for presenting and
discussing innovative research contributions which relate ontologies and


Examples for topics that can be of interest address questions such as:

- What are the relationships between Ontology as an Artifact, Ontology as a
Philosophical Discipline, Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling?
- What is the relation between Ontology Levels of Instantiation and
Metamodeling Levels of Instantiation?
- What is the relation between Ontological Semantics, Formal Semantics,
Abstract and Concrete Syntax for Visual Conceptual Modeling Languages?
- What kind of Logical, Ontological and Epistemological Foundations are
needed for Conceptual Modeling?
- How can fundamental theoretical research on Ontological Foundations for
Conceptual Modeling and Empirical Research fit together?
- How can Formal Ontological Theories be used for the Analysis and Design of
Conceptual Modeling languages (including Enterprise Modeling and
Domain-Specific Modeling languages)?
- How researchers and practitioners in other domains not related to computer
science and information systems (such as the Bioinformatics) are using
- Is there a common notion of "Ontology" shared in all these domains, or are
we including different notions under the same term (Ontology)?

Workshop Chairs:

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada


Abstract submission: May 27, 2011
Paper submission: June 03, 2011 (Extended Deadline)
Notification: June 27, 2011
Camera-ready paper submission: July, 4 2011
Author registration: July 20, 2011
Workshop: October 31 - November 3, 2011

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Program Committee:

Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Bert Bredeweg, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University Technology Sydney, Australia
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada
Chris Partridge, BORO Solutions, UK
Claudio Masolo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Italy
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
David Embley, Brigham Young University, USA
Dragan Gaševic, Athabasca University, Canada
Fred Fonseca, Penn State University, USA
Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Heinrich Herre, University of Leipzig, Germany
Heinrich Mayr, University of Klagenfuhrt, Austria
Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, France
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
Jose Palazzo M. de Oliveira. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Leo Orbst, MITRE Corporation, USA
Matthew West, Information Junction, UK
Michael Rosemann, University of Queensland, Australia
Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Italy
Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Palash Bera, Texas A&M International University, USA
Peter Green, University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Rittgen, University College Boras, Sweden
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Richard Dapoigny, University of Savoie, France
Simon Milton, University of Melbourne, Australia
Stephen Liddle, Brigham Young University, USA
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Veda Storey, Georgia State University, USA
Vijay Khatri, Indiana University, USA
Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada
Wolfgang Hesse, University of Marburg, Germany

Submission and types of papers

Workshop proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS
Authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for
Lecture Notes
in Computer Science. See for
style files and details.

We welcome technical research papers as well as speculative/visionary papers
addressing the topics of the workshop.
As well, we are interested in presentations of how ontologies and conceptual
modeling are taught at universities.

Submissions should be in LNCS and pdf format. The maximum length is 10
pages. Accepted papers will be published
in the LNCS workshop proceedings. After the discussions at the workshop, we
are planning to organize a special issue
at a high-quality journal on the field with invited extended versions of the

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Received on Thursday, 12 May 2011 19:24:37 UTC