Ontologies Workshop - Call for Papers

                              Call for Papers:
                          ONTOLOGIES Onto-2001
                            KI-2001 Workshop
                    September 18, 2001, Wien, Austria


                       DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 25


Ontologies serve as a means for establishing a conceptually concise
basis for communicating knowledge for many purposes. They are a
popular research topic in Artificial Intelligence, e.g. knowledge
engineering, natural language processing, intelligent information
integration and multi-agent systems. Recently, ontologies are also
applied outside the AI world, e.g. in the World Wide
Web community that try to represent machine-processable data
on the web using ontologies and formal metadata.

For the workshop we intend to gather a diverse range of participants
interested in development and application of ontologies:

  * Theoretical Issues
       Kinds of ontology: top-level ontologies, domain ontologies,
                          task ontologies, application ontologies
       Interaction between ontology and the lexicon (natural language)
       Cognitive foundations of ontologies, cross-cultural ontologies
  * Development and Engineering of Ontologies:
       Machine Learning for building domain ontologies:
       Ontology Learning
       Foundations for Cooperative & Multi-User Ontology Engineering
       Interaction between Knowledge Representation &
       Ontology Engineering
  * Application of Ontologies
       Knowledge Engineering
       Semantic Web
       Ontologies and Semi-structured Data
       Ontology-based Information Systems: Geographic, Legal and
       Business Information Systems
       Ontologies & Machine Learning / Knowledge Discovery
  * Relationship between research in ontology with similar
    research areas, e.g. formal concept analysis and description logics

We invite contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in topics
related to the purpose of the workshop. Persons interested in
participating should submit either a technical paper (less than
6000 words) or a position paper (less than 1500 words) addressing
new research issues. In addition, we solicit proposals for panel
discussions. Submit before May 31, 2001 in electronic form
(strongly preferred!) in postscript or pdf in the Springer
style format to: gst@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de.

Alternatively, printed copies can be sent to :
Gerd Stumme
Institute AIFB
University of Karlsruhe
76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

People who want to attend the workshop have to be registered
to the main conference KI-2001 (http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/KI2001/)

Important Dates
 Deadline for paper submission: June 25, 2001
 Notification of acceptance: July 17, 2001
 Deadline final contributions: August 17, 2001

Organising Committee:
 Gerd Stumme, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
 Alexander Maedche, FZI, Karlsruhe
 Steffen Staab, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe

Program Committee:
 Andreas Abecker, DFKI, Kaiserslautern
 Jürgen Angele, Ontoprise GmbH, Karlsruhe
 Dieter Fensel, Free University of Amsterdam
 Christopher Habel, Universität Hamburg
 Udo Hahn, Universität Freiburg
 Heinrich Herre, Universität Leipzig
 Ulrich Reimer, Swiss Life, Zürich
 Heiner Stuckenschmidt, TZI Bremen
 Rudi Studer, Universität Karlsruhe

Received on Thursday, 10 May 2001 09:35:40 UTC