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Call for Papers: 3rd Joint Workshop on Knowledge Evolution and Ontology Dynamics (EvoDyn 2013)

From: Giorgos Flouris <fgeo@ics.forth.gr>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:42:06 +0300
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                          Call for Papers
3rd Joint Workshop on Knowledge Evolution and Ontology Dynamics 
                           (EvoDyn 2013)


Workshop Description and Motivation

Over the course of the last decade, the Semantic Web research has engaged in
capturing and representing global knowledge in the form of the Linked Data
cloud and expressive distributed ontologies of various levels of
granularity. Usually, emphasis is put on representing as up-to-date and
accurate a state of knowledge as possible. However, an important aspect that
is still often being overlooked, and has been treated only in a rather
rudimentary fashion so far, is the evolution of knowledge itself. Ontology
dynamics and versioning is one aspect of this field that has been well
studied, but merely for the purposes of change-management, which is only one
of many facets of knowledge evolution. The purpose of this workshop is to
create and foster a research community concerned with all aspects of how
knowledge evolves and changes over time in the context of the Semantic Web.
This includes analysis of trends and change in formal descriptions (i.e.,
ontologies), but also in associated "rawer?sources of knowledge (Linked
Data, scientific publications, unstructured or semi-structured web content,
traditional data stores, e-mail or on-line discussion threads, etc.).

In our IWOD/EvoDyn workshop series, we have aimed at fostering a
comprehensive and coherent approach to studying (and ultimately
facilitating) the process of knowledge evolution by bringing together
researchers and practitioners from the following fields:
* Data mining and knowledge discovery in dynamic resources.
* Ontology dynamics and versioning.
* Trend analysis (in multiple applications, including internet search,
corpus evaluation, etc.).
* Social network analysis (especially in the context of emergent and
evolving patterns in social networks).
* Natural Language Processing (evolution of terminology, language use,
* Knowledge Representation (temporal ontologies, temporal logics, belief
revision, etc.)
* Discourse Analysis and Philosophy of Science (the definition and
understanding of what particular phases of the knowledge evolution are, and
how can we delimit, identify or even trigger them)

EvoDyn 2013 builds on the success of the 2012 and 2011 editions and on the
previous workshops aggregated under the IWOD workshop series organized
mostly at ISWC (running back to the first IWOD in 2007). EvoDyn continues in
the tradition of IWOD in being the core annual event to discuss advances in
the broad area of ontology dynamics, and to track recent work directly or
indirectly related to the problem of evolving ontologies. More details on
all the workshops of the IWOD/EvoDyn series can be found at:

Topics of Interest

We encourage submissions on all topics related to ontology dynamics,
including original theoretical work on the issues involved directly or
indirectly with change as well as applications or implemented systems
related to such issues. We are particularly (but not exclusively) interested
in the following topics: 

Foundations of Knowledge Evolution:
* Philosophical and epistemological aspects of evolving knowledge
* Evolving knowledge as a complex system
* Models and ontologies for knowledge evolution and change management

Temporal Aspects of Knowledge Capture:
* Dynamic ontology learning
* Ontology-based data mining
* Hypothesis and claim extraction
* Information retrieval and extraction for detecting paradigm shifts
* Evolution of ontologies from a general purpose design to a usable
application-oriented form

The Representation and Reasoning of Evolving Knowledge:
* Time representation and temporal reasoning
* Semantic evolution and discovery
* Provenance in evolution
* Reasoning for trend analysis
* Reasoning for knowledge shift detection

Knowledge Integration and Analysis Over Time:
* Time-aware ontology alignment and data integration
* Similarity metrics for evolving knowledge
* Detecting, managing and reconciling conflicting knowledge

The Visualization and Presentation of Evolving Knowledge:
* Representing, querying and browsing evolving knowledge
* Visualizing trends, changes and paradigm shifts
* Visual summarization of knowledge sub-domains
* User interfaces for evolving knowledge presentation

Application Domains:
* Genetics / Molecular Biology
* Biomedical informatics
* Neuroscience / Neuroinformatics
* Business analytics
* Legal studies
* Digital humanities

We especially encourage submissions that cover more aspects across multiple
above-mentioned categories. Furthermore, short system descriptions related
to the above topics are highly welcome.

Workshop Venue and Format

The workshop will take place in Nanjing, China, as part of the 14th
International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE 2013 -
http://www.wise2013.org/), on October 13, 2013.

EvoDyn-13 is planned to be a full-day workshop, organized in the following
* Invited talk (to be confirmed)
* Paper presentations (20-25 minutes per paper, including discussion)
* A panel with 3-4 invited experts from fields relevant to the topic of the
workshop (to be confirmed)
* A wrap-up event actively involving the workshop organizers (as
moderators), the panelists, the paper authors and the general audience

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be no longer than 14 pages. They should be in PDF, and
formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS): 

All submissions should be submitted through easychair, using the following
link: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=evodyn2013

Intended audience

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers that are
interested in the problems of capturing, representation and processing
evolving knowledge from as many different perspectives as possible. This
includes the Semantic Web, Data Mining and Analysis, Linked Data, Knowledge
Representation, Scientific Workflow and Natural Language Processing
communities. We are eager to gain additional insights also from the point of
view of Complex Systems, Philosophy of Science and other relevant fields.
Apart from researchers tackling problems related to a comprehensive study of
knowledge evolution, we also strongly encourage the participation of
practitioners from application domains where knowledge evolution is an
issue. This includes Biomedical informatics, Neuroinformatics, and
Biomedicine in general. We also include domains like Internet Search,
Business Analytics, Legal Studies or Digital Humanities. Ideally, we would
like to see the practitioners and researchers actively network and
collaborate in order to define and understand the most relevant and
important lines of research pertinent to the underlying goal of
understanding and enabling the processes of discovery, paradigm shift and

Important Dates

Submission deadline:		July 18th, 2013
Acceptance notification:	August 18th, 2013
Camera-ready deadline:		September 10th, 2013
Workshop day:			October 13th, 2013

Organizing Committee
Giorgos Flouris, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia

Steering Committee
* Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK
* Gully Burns, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern
* Mathieu d'Aquin, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
* Giorgos Flouris, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
* Carole Goble, Information Management Group, Manchester University
* Tudor Groza, School of ITEE, The University of Queensland
* Zhisheng Huang, Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije
Universiteit of Amsterdam
* Guilin Qi, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Southeast
University, China
* Vit Novacek, DERI (Digital Enterprise Research Institute), National
University of Ireland Galway
* Jeff Z. Pan, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen
* Dimitris Plexousakis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
* Fouad Zablith, Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut,

Program Committee (Tentative)
* Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK 
* Paul Buitelaar, DERI Galway, Ireland 
* Gully Burns, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern
California, USA
* Vinay Chaudhri, SRI International, USA
* Tim Clark, MGH, Harvard University, USA
* Mathieu d'Aquin, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
* Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR, Italy
* Tudor Groza, School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Australia
* Jerome Euzenat, INRIA & LIG, France 
* Zhisheng Huang, Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije
Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Michael Lawley, CSIRO, Australia 
* Vit Novacek, DERI (Digital Enterprise Research Institute), National
University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
* Dimitris Plexousakis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
* Livia Predoiu, University of Magdeburg, Germany 
* Cartic Ramakrishnan, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
* Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, EBI, UK
* Marcio M. Ribeiro, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
* Agnes Sandor, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
* Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, USA
* Renata Wasserrmann, Universidade de Sao Paolo, Brazil
* Fouad Zablith, Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut,
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