CfP: OWL: Experiences and Directions

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 Galway, Ireland 11-12 November 2005
 Workshop website:
 Submission website:

Important Dates:

Submissions due:            14th August, 2005
Notification of acceptance: 5th September, 2005
Final versions due:         30th September, 2005
Workshop:                   11-12 November, 2005

Publication: The Workshop proceedings will be published online by CEUR.
 of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their
 to Elsevier's Journal of Web Semantics. Those papers will be subject to a
``fast track''
 reviewing process.

Workshop Organisers:

Bernardo Cuenca Grau, University of Maryland (USA)
Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester (UK)
Bijan Parsia, University of Maryland (USA)
Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)


The W3C OWL Web Ontology Language has now been a W3C recommendation
for more than one year. OWL is playing an important role in an
increasing number and range of applications, and is the focus of
research into tools, reasoning techniques, formal foundations,
language extensions etc. This level of experience with OWL means that
the community is now in a good position to discuss how OWL be
applied, adapted and extended to fulfil current and future
application demands.

The aim of the workshop is to establish a forum for practitioners in
industry and academia, tool developers and others interested in OWL to
describe real and potential applications, to share experience and to
discuss requirements for language extensions/modifications.
The workshop will bring users, implementors and researchers together
to measure the state of need against the state of the art, and to set
an agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based
technologies into new applications.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
    - Applications of and experience with OWL
    - Application-driven requirements for OWL
    - Performance and scalability issues
    - Extensions to OWL, including
      - non-monotonic extensions
      - rules extensions
      - extensions for representing temporal and spatial information
      - extended property constructors
      - keys
      - extended class constructors
      - extended datatype constructors
      - probabilistic and fuzzy Extensions
    - Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages
    - Reasoning-related tasks for OWL, including explanation
    - Security and Trust for OWL-based information
    - Tools for OWL, including
      - editors
      - visualisation tools
      - parsers and syntax checkers
      - versioning frameworks
    - OWL based Semantic Web Service frameworks

Submissions can be either technical papers or short "position"
papers. Submissions that base their conclusions on application
experience are especially encouraged.

Workshop Format:

The goal of the workshop will be to maximise discussion. The technical
sessions will therefore consist of short presentations of papers
(grouped by topic area) followed by directed discussion, and a poster
session, also followed by directed discussion.
The workshop may also have one session in common with the
International Conference on Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the
Semantic Web (RuleML-2005) in which the integration of OWL with rules
languages will be discussed.

Submission details:

All relevant submissions will be made available from the workshop web
site; these may be updated with final versions after the reviewing

Presentation materials from the workshop will also be placed on the
web site.

Submissions must be in PDF, and will not be accepted in any other
format.  It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that their
submission displays and prints correctly on common PDF viewers.

Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications
format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).  For details see,11855,5-164-2-72376-

 Further details will be made available from the workshop web site at

Technical paper submissions must be no longer than 10 pages, and
shorter submissions are welcome.  Position paper submissions must be
no longer than 4 pages. All submissions must be received before 11:59
PM PST 14 August 2005. Submission will be via the workshop web site.

The Workshop proceedings will be published online by CEUR. Authors
 of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their
 to Elsevier's Journal of Web Semantics. Those papers will be subject to a
``fast track''
 reviewing process.

Reviewing and Participation:

All submissions will be reviewed by the workshop committee. Decisions
on the acceptance of papers will be communicated to authors no later
than 5 September 2005. Authors of accepted papers plus programme
committee members will be invited to participate in the
workshop. Authors who need invitations before this date should send a
message to the workshop committee at
indicating why they need an advance invitation and provide their
qualifications to receive an invitation. Applications from other
interested parties will be considered after submission-based
invitations have been extended, but numbers will be strictly limited.

Workshop Committee:

Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant (USA)
Phil Archer, ICRA (UK)
Michael Champion, Microsoft (USA)
Dan Connolly, W3C (USA)
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies (USA)
Enrico Franconi, University of Bolzano (Italy)
Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland (USA)
Christine Golbreich, University Rennes 2 (France)
Pat Hayes, University of West Florida (USA)
Kaoru Hiramatsu, NTT (Japan)
Joanne Luciano, BioPAX (USA)
Carsten Lutz, TU Dresden (Germany)
Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Labs of America (USA)
Sheila McIlraith, University of Toronto (Canada)
Boris Motik, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Enrico Motta, Open University (UK)
Gary Ng, Cerebra (USA)
Natasha Noy, Stanford University (USA)
Alan L. Rector, University of Manchester (UK)
Andrew Schain, NASA (USA)
Monica Schraefel, University of Southampton (UK)
Guus Schreiber, Vrije Universitat Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Evan Wallace, NIST (USA)
Christopher Welty, IBM Research (USA)

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