[2nd CFP] Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (7th edition) - WOP2016 @ ISWC 2016

*Apologies for Cross posting*

Venue: Kobe, Japan
Hashtag: #wop2016
Workshop Website: http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/WOP:2016
Easychair Submission Page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wop2016
Abstract submission (required): June 24th, 2016
Submission date: June 30th, 2016

This is the seventh edition in a series of workshops addressing the 
topic of *ontology and semantic web patterns as best practices*, related 
to the /ontologydesignpatterns.org/ 

This workshop is a gathering point for the ontology design pattern 
community for semantic web and linked data. As interest in the Semantic 
Web increases and technologies for realizing the Semantic Web become 
more mature, the need for high-quality and reusable Semantic Web 
ontologies increases as well. To address the quality and reusability 
issues, different types of Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs) have emerged, 
and methods for devising or discovering new ones from heterogeneous 
knowledge sources are needed.

Patterns need to be shared by a community in order to provide a common 
language, and to stimulate pattern usage and development. Hence, the aim 
of this workshop is twofold

  * providing an arena for proposing and discussing good practices,
    patterns, pattern-based ontologies, systems etc., and
  * broadening the pattern community that is developing its own
    “language” for discussing and describing relevant problems and their

For more background on the workshop series, see 
http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/WOP:2016 .

WOP2016 is planned to be a /full-day workshop/ consisting of two parts: 
paper presentations and pattern poster presentations.


* Call for Papers - Topics*

Submission instruction for research papers (including position papers) 
can be found at http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/WOP:2016/Submission

The main aim of the workshop is to discuss and collect solutions to 
recurrent problems that matter to researchers and practitioners of the 
Semantic Web field, and that impact on design and engineering of 
ontologies, linked data, knowledge extraction, and other semantic web 
applications. We invite the submission of original research results 
related to the focus areas of the workshop. Research papers (maximum 12 
pages LNCS style) should present mature work and document established 
results, or be short papers presenting proposed research directions, 
novel ideas, or more general positions or discussions (maximum 5 pages 
LNCS style).

This year we particularly welcome papers which evaluate the current 
practice of ontology modeling.

Original research papers and short papers are invited to consider the 
following (non exhaustive) list of topics:

     Ontology design patterns (ODPs) and pattern-based ontologies
     Ontology patterns and their relation with standards
     Correspondence patterns for ontology matching and integration
     Knowledge patterns and knowledge reengineering based on patterns
     Processes and services process patterns
     Antipatterns and their relations to ODPs
     Pattern-based ontology design
     Tools and applications for pattern-based knowledge engineering
     Pattern-based methods and methodologies for development of semantic 
     Ontology pattern extraction
     Pattern-based information extraction
     Pattern-based ontology learning
     Pattern-based ontology evaluation and selection
     Patterns and Linked data (usage, emerging patterns, pattern-driven 
data publishing, etc.)
     Analysis of ontology pattern usage
     Data mining patterns and Semantic Web design
     Web semantics from a pattern perspective
     Reasoning with or using patterns
     Relation between NLP patterns (either for learning, or procedural) 
and ontologies/linked data design
     Usage of patterns in business intelligence and conceptual modeling
     Patterns in semantic social networks, semantic wikis, semantic blogs
     ODPs development and use in specific domains including geosciences, 
life sciences, digital humanities, cultural heritage, e-history, etc.

*Call for Patterns*

Submission instruction can be found at 

We invite the submission of research results in the form of ontology 
design patterns (ODPs). Patterns submitted should have a general 
relevance to the ontology engineering field, or specific interest within 
a knowledge domain. Patterns should solve some particular modeling 
problem, and be of significant interest for discussion at the workshop. 
Patterns should be original, in the sense that they are the intellectual 
product of the author(s), however they may still be based on the 
collective experience of a community.

Pattern submissions for the pattern session will be collected:

     through the ODP portal and
     by submitting a description of the pattern (pattern description) 
via EasyChair.

Detailed instructions for patterns submission, including how to submit 
via the ontologydesignpatterns.org portal, are found at the submission 
page. Note that an account in the ODP portal is needed for submitting 
patterns; thus, authors should take care to request an account at least 
one week before their intended submission.

Pattern submissions can be made in any type of ODPs. Currently, portal 
templates for submission are provided for the following types of 
patterns (see general typology for explanation of the types):

     Content patterns
     Structural patterns: logical and architecture patterns.
     Correspondence patterns: re-engineering and alignment patterns.

For other types of patterns, the author is welcome to submit only a 
pattern description.
Submission and Important Dates

For details on how to submit to WOP2016 see the submission page.

*Important dates*

     Abstract submission (required): June 24th, 2016
     Submission date: June 30th, 2016
     Author notifications: July 31st, 2016
     Camera-ready papers: August 12th, 2016
     Workshops will be held on: 17th or 18th October, 2016 (TBD)

*Best Poster Award*

Workshop participants will be able to vote for the best poster, final 
decision to be made by the chairs. The best poster award takes into 
account criteria such as the quality of the submission, the relevance 
and significance of patterns or pattern usages presented, the 
presentation of the poster during the "lightning talks", and the level 
of involvement of the author during the revision phase and poster 
session discussions during the workshop.

Accepted papers and pattern descriptions will be made available on the 
workshop's website.

We will also publish post-workshop proceedings with (possibly extended) 
accepted papers, in the IOS Press/AKA book series Studies on the 
Semantic Web. Copies can be ordered at a special discount of 30%, order 
requests should be sent to info@aka-verlag.de.

*WOP2016 Chairs*

         Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA ( general chair)
         Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Sweden (papers co-chair)
         Monika Solanki, University of Oxford, UK (papers co-chair)
         Agnieszka Lawrynowicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland 
(patterns co-chair)
         Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, ISTC-CNR Rome, Italy (patterns co-chair)
         Adila Krisnadhi, Wright State University, USA (proceedings chair)

For general inquiries, please contact Pascal Hitzler at pascal.hitzler @ 

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