CFP: ECML/PKDD Workshop on Knowledge Discovery and Ontologies (KDO-2005)

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Call for papers
2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery and Ontologies (KDO-2005)
held within ECML/PKDD 2005, Porto, Portugal, October 7, 2005.


Submission deadline: July 25th, 2005

*** Description

Early approaches to KDD typically relied on one-size-fits-all solutions.
More recently, however, the role of available prior knowledge as well as
specific profile of the user have been increasingly taken into account.
Such contextual information may help select the suitable data, prune the
space of hypothesis and represent the output in a most comprehensible way.
Ontological grounding is a pre-requisite for efficient automated usage of
such information with respect to a particular mining session. Notably,
availability of domain ontologies also enables to automatically expose the
mining results on the semantic web, to provide some KDD tools in the form
of (semantic) web services, or to handle heterogeneous and complex objects
when mining web data for the purpose of (semantic) web personalisation.
In some domains large bodies of consensual knowledge already exist. This is
the case in medicine: although e.g. UMLS or Foundational Model of Anatomy
are not ideal ontologies (i.e. formal theories) in the strictly logical
sense, they express large-scale and long-term pragmatic structuring of
domain knowledge. In many other domains, however, it might be necessary to
start from a collection of data (esp. text) and to design the first version
of ontology inductively, via ontology learning. The result of ontology
learning (possibly fine-tuned by the human designer) eventually becomes
input for further empirical discovery.

The workshops follows up with the successful KDO-04 workshop in Pisa (at
ECML/PKDD 2004), as well as with (semantic) web mining workshops at
ECML/PKDD 2001-2003. It aims to bring together researchers and
practiotioners interested in the intersection of two popular areas:
knowledge discovery and applied ontology.

*** Areas of Interest

Submissions are invited on all aspects of the interaction between knowledge
discovery and applied ontology:

Use of ontologies, taxonomies and other forms of prior knowledge
- in all phases of the KDD cycle
- in mining tabular data, texts, web content, web structure and/or web

Data, text and web mining techniques for
- ontology design (i.e. ontology learning)
- ontology merging and alignment
- ontology evolution
- and the like

Closed loop between "ontologies for KDD" and "KDD for ontologies"

Other techniques addressing problems arising in the intersection of KDD and
- semantic web
- semantic web services
- semantic web personalisation
- semantic grid computing
- general knowledge representation & reasoning

Architectures, tools and experimental evaluation for the above

Applications of the above, in particular in
- medicine
- digital libraries
- engineering and production (e.g. decision processes, CRM, quality

*** Workshop Schedule and Publication

The workshop will consist of an invited lecture, thematic sessions of (long
and short) presentations, and a wrap-up discussion. There is also a
thematical association with tutorial T2 on Ontology Learning from Text.
In addition to the ECML/PKDD workshop proceedings, it is intended to
publish a selection of accepted papers in a Springer volume of the 'Hot
Topics' series.

*** Main Organizers

Markus Ackermann, University of Leipzig, Germany
Bettina Berendt, Humboldt University, Germany
Marko Grobelnik, Jozef Stefan Inst., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vojtěch Svátek, Univ. of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

*** Program Committee

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, Toulouse, France
Abraham Bernstein, Univ. of Zürich, Switzerland
Christian Biemann, University of Leipzig, Germany
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI, Saarbrücken, Germany
Mario Cannataro, Univ. of Catanzaro, Italy
Philipp Cimiano, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Martine Collard, Univ. of Nice, France
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC Roma, Italy
Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany
Mike Jackson, University of Central England, UK
Francois Jacquenet, University of Saint-Etienne, France
Alipio Jorge, University of Porto, Portugal
Nada Lavrac, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bing Liu, University of Illinois, USA
Bernardo Magnini, ITC-IRST, Trento, Italy
Dunja Mladenic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, USA
Gerhard Paaß, Fraunhofer AIS, St. Augustin, Germany
Georgios Paliouras, NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece
John Punin, Oracle Corporation, USA
Jan Rauch, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Massimo Ruffolo, ICAR-CNR & EXEURA, Italy
Michael Sintek, DFKI, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Derek Sleeman, University of Aberdeen, UK
Steffen Staab, Univ. of Koblenz, Germany
Gerd Stumme, Univ. of Kassel, Germany
York Sure, Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
Stefan Wrobel, Fraunhofer AIS, St. Augustin, Germany

*** Submissions

Submissions (in PDF or PostScript format) should be written in English, and
not longer than 12 pages (full paper) or 6 pages (position paper),
following the  ECML/PKDD formatting style (Springer LNCS), see

Submissions should be sent by email to Bettina Berendt:, not later than July 25th, 2005.

*** Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline: July 25th, 2005
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 15th, 2005
* Camera-ready papers: September 5th, 2005
* Workshop: October 7th, 2005

*** Workshop Attendance and Registration

All workshop participants must register for ECML/PKDD 2005, see During registration the participants will
specify that they wish to attend the KDO-05 workshop.
We also encourage interested participants to register for the associated
tutorial T2 on Ontology Learning from Text.

Received on Monday, 13 June 2005 12:33:32 UTC