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First call for papers Well-founded Everyday Ontologies - Design Implementations & Applications workshop at FedCSIS Conference

From: Piotr Kulicki <kulicki@l3g.pl>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:09:05 +0100
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First Call for Papers

WELL-FOUNDED EVERYDAY ONTOLOGIES - DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATIONS & 
APPLICATIONS (WEO-DIA) http://www.fedcsis.org/weo-dia

The workshop is associated with the 7th International Symposium: 
Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AAIA'12), that is 
a part of Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information 
Systems (FedCSIS), to be held in Wroc³aw, Poland, 9-12 September 2012, 
under auspices of Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

(Please distribute, accepting our apologies for cross-posting)

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Workshop description
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Nowadays, computational ontologies are commonly used as conceptual 
models of information systems (IS) created in different domains, such 
as: engineering, law, social sciences, biomedicine, humanities, business 
enterprise, geography, library science etc. They are used both in the 
design and the exploitation phases of the IS's life. However, what can 
be largely observed, the main drawback of the majority of such 
ontologies is their insufficient ontic expressiveness and lack of a good 
foundations. Thus, the question arises: is the ontological engineering 
mature enough to apply the sophisticated theoretical solutions and 
propose methodologies and tools enabling to create both practical and 
expressive ontologies for everyday use? We call such ontologies shortly: 
"well-founded".

The aim of the workshop is to gather researchers and practitioners 
interested in answering the posed question. Particularly, we single out 
three main scientific areas, for which research feedback is expected.

The first domain of interest addresses the design and application of 
ontological structures that are strongly influenced by philosophy, but 
are still reasonably applicable. The area includes foundational approach 
driven ontology creation strategies for concrete domains and applications.

The linguistic investigations concerning national and multi-language 
semantic lexicons provide, among other resources, also the top-level 
ontologies. The second considered research area addresses the problem of 
using such ontologies (possibly accompanied by other linguistic 
resources) to build well-founded and tractable domain conceptual models.

Most ontology-building approaches proposed by computer engineers employ 
algorithimcs (i.e. data mining, machine learning etc.). Even though they 
benefit from the automation at the same time they suffer from the bad 
(ontic) quality of obtained ontologies. Thus, issues concerned with 
bridging the gap between bottom-up automatically engineered ontologies 
and foundational/top-level manually created ones, constitute the third 
scientific area we are strongly interested in.

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Paper publication
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a) Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Conference 
Proceedings and included in the IEEE XploreR database. They will be also 
submitted for indexation in: DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Google 
Scholar, Inspec, Scirus, SciVerse Scopus and Thomson Reuters - 
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
b) Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord 
file) that should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style).
c) Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference 
will be published as a Special Issue of LNCS Transactions on 
Computational Collective Intelligence journal 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/transactions+cci?SGWID=0-173802-0-0-0).
d) Papers submitted for WEO-DIA will take part in a competition for 
Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak Best Paper Awards 
http://www.fedcsis.org/?q=node/47

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Important dates
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a) Paper submission: April 22, 2012
b) Author notification: June 17, 2012
c) Final submission and registration: July 8, 2012
d) Workshop date: September 9, 2012, Wroc³aw, Poland
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