[CFP] ODBASE 2017 - The 16th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics


ODBASE 2017 - The 16th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases,
and Applications of Semantics

24-25 October 2017, Rhodes, Greece


The conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for
Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE'17) provides a forum on the use of
ontologies, rules and data semantics in novel applications. Of particular
relevance to ODBASE are papers that bridge traditional boundaries between
disciplines such as artificial intelligence and Semantic Web, databases,
data analytics and machine learning, social networks, distributed and mobile
systems, information retrieval, knowledge discovery, and computational

This year, we emphasis the special topics of smart data analytics, Corporate
Semantic Web, and Pragmatic Web. The Corporate Semantic Web focuses on the
application of semantic methods and technologies in corporate environments
and enterprise information systems. The Pragmatic Web consists of the tools,
practices and theories describing why and how people use information. In
contrast to the Syntactic Web and Semantic Web the Pragmatic Web is not only
about form or meaning of information, but also about interaction which
brings about e.g. understanding or commitments. Under the Pragmatic Web
label we subsume both the pragmatics of ontologies (e.g. ontology
development in communities) and the ontology of pragmatics (e.g. semantics
of communicative action and context). Pragmatic Web technologies include
e.g., distributed ontology- and rule-based systems, tools for knowledge
interchange and social interaction, semantic agent technologies with
communication (e.g. speech acts), coordination, and negotiation protocols.
We also encourage the submission of research and practical experience papers
concerning software (e.g. scalability)  and knowledge engineering issues in
semantic ontology and rule management, information/knowledge integration,
and extraction, as well as papers that examine the information and knowledge
needs of various applications.

ODBASE'17 intends to draw a highly diverse body of researchers and
practitioners by being part of the Federated conferences Event "On the Move
to Meaningful Internet Systems 2017 (OnTheMove'17)" that co-locates three
conferences: ODBASE'17, C&TC'17 (International Symposium on Secure Virtual
Infrastructures), and CoopIS'17 (International Conference on Cooperative
Information Systems).

ODBASE 2017 will consider two categories of papers: research and experience.
Research papers must contain novel, unpublished research results. Experience
papers must describe performance or usability of existing real-world
systems, empirical studies, business / industry cases with (proven)
solutions / systems for applied technological challenges, and concrete
results demonstrating real-world importance and impact; preference will be
given to papers that describe software products or systems that are in use
in the community and/or the industry.


Specific areas of interest to ODBASE'17 include but are not limited to:
Management of Semantically Expressive Information and Knowledge    

.    Knowledge representation and semantic knowledge management
.    Semantic data modeling             
.    Semantic integration, including transformation rules, ontology
matching, merging, etc.       
.    Ontology and rule engineering and metadata management
.    Ontology-based data management, linked data management, semantic big
data management       
.    Governance aspects such as workflows, roles and responsibilities in
semantic information and knowledge management    

Large Scale and Complex Information Management and Analysis   
.    Semantic indexing, search and query answering in large volumes of data

.    Semantic digital curation, semantic annotation, extraction, enrichment,
summarization, and integration
.    Semantic (smart/big) data analytics, data mining, and machine learning
(incl. semantic deep learning)
.    Semantic social network analysis
.    Semantic information extraction and text mining
.    Semantics in event-driven architectures, streaming analytics, and
semantic complex event processing (SCEP)

Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences of applying ontology, rule, and
database techniques, standards, and tools including but not limited to the
following domains:       

.    Semantic technology standards and tools
.    Semantic Web and Linked Data
.    Corporate Semantic Web (CSW)
.    Semantic enterprise information systems  and knowledge management
.    Semantic business process management (SBPM) and decision models    
.    Semantic Web and the Internet of Things (IoT)
.    Crowdsourcing, human computation, and the People Web
.    Pragmatic Web
.    Semantic services and semantic Multi Agent Systems (MAS)
.    Online social networks and social Semantic Web
.    Personalisation and digital content interaction        
.    Hypertext, multimedia, and hypermedia
.    Semantic story telling and corporate smart content
.    Ubiquitous and mobile information systems
.    Information/data governance, information assurance, security,
.    Semantic cloud computing, edge computing, fog computing
.    Semantic Web applications and tools for, e.g., biomedical and
healthcare domain, eCommerce, eScience, virtual organizations, Industrie 4.0
.    Legal ontologies, rules, and reasoning
.    Distributed ledger / blockchain databases, e.g. for rule-based smart


    Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: July 17, 2017 (recommended)
    Conference Paper Submission Deadline: July 24, 2017
    Acceptance Notification:  Aug 28, 2017
    Camera Ready Due:  Sept 4, 2017
    Author Registration Due:  Sept 4, 2017 


Papers submitted to ODBASE'17 must not have been accepted for publication
elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers
will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee, and at
least two will be experts from industry in the case of practice reports. All
submissions must be in English.

Submissions must not exceed 18 pages in the final camera-ready paper style.
Submissions must be laid out according to the final camera-ready formatting
instructions and must be submitted in PDF format.

Paper submission site: http://otmconferences.org/index.php/paper-submission

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture
Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:
Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended
versions of their papers for consideration for publication in a special
issue of the Springer Journal on Data Semantics (JoDS).

.    Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers
will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.
.    Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically
excludes a paper from the proceedings.


Adrian Paschke
Freie Universitaet Berlin and Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Nick Bassiliades
Aristotele University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Hans Weigand
Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Netherlands

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