Call for Participation: OWLED06. OWL - Experiences and Directions

	Second International Workshop
	Athens, GA, USA, 10-11 November 2006
         Co-located with ISWC06 and RuleML06.

Registration is now open!

Authors of accepted papers plus programme committee members are invited 
to participate in the workshop. The registration is also open for other 
  interested people. Prospective participants that have not received an 
invitation should send an email to with a 
one-paragraph statement on their rationale to attend prior to registration.

Oneline registration can be done at

Call for Participation

The W3C OWL Web Ontology Language has been a W3C recommendation since
2004. 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 fulfill current
and future application demands.

The aim of the OWLED workshop series 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.

Characteristics of OWLED06

The 2006 OWLED workshop shall in particular
     - further the interaction between theoreticians, tool builders, and
     - help consolidating OWL 1.1;
     - initiate the development of OWL 2.0; and
     - aid in clarifying the relationships between OWL and rules.

For OWLED06, we focus particularly on the following topics:
     - Experiences with OWL 1.1
     - Implementation issues with OWL 1.1
     - Demos of OWL 1.1 implementations
     - Requirements for a potential OWL 2.0 revision
     - Modeling and reasoning with OWL and rules
     - Survey papers
     - System descriptions

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. Further
presentations and system demonstrations will be made as part of a poster
session. The workshop may also have one session in common with the
Second International Conference on Rules and Rule Markup Languages for
the Semantic Web (RuleML06) in which the integration of OWL with rules
languages will be discussed.

List of Accepted Papers for OWLED-2006

- Long Papers

Carsten Lutz. Reasoning Support for Ontology Design
Sean Bechhofer, Thorsten Liebig, Marko Luther, Olaf Noppens, Peter 
Patel-Schneider, Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn, Anni-Yasmin Turhan and Timo 
Weithöner. DIG 2.0 -- Towards a Flexible Interface for Description Logic 

Guohua Shen, Zhiqiu Huang, Xiaodong Zhu and Xiaofei Zhao. Research on 
the Rules of Mapping from Relational Model to OWL

Ammar Mechouche, Christine Golbreich and Bernard Gibaud. Towards an 
hybrid system for brain MRI images description

Matthew Horridge, Nick Drummond, John Goodwin, Alan Rector, Robert 
Stevens and Hai Wang. The Manchester OWL Syntax

Raul Garcia-Castro, Asuncion Gomez-Perez and Stefano David. Defining a 
Benchmark Suite for Evaluating the Import of OWL Lite Ontologies

Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ian Horrocks, Bijan Parsia, Peter Patel-Schneider 
and Ulrike Sattler. Next Steps for OWL

Nick Drummond, Alan Rector, Robert Stevens and Georgina Moulton. Putting 
OWL in Order: Patterns for Sequences in OWL

Boris Motik and Ian Horrocks. Problems with OWL Syntax

Deborah McGuinness and Peter Fox. Semantically-Enabled Virtual Observatories

Matthew Horridge and Dmitry Tsarkov. Supporting Early Adoption of OWL 
1.1 with Protege-OWL and FaCT++

Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Rudolph and Pascal Hitzler. On the Complexity 
of Horn Description Logics

Christian Halaschek-Wiener and Yarden Katz. Belief Base Revision For 
Expressive Description Logics

Vladimir Kolovski, Bijan Parsia and Yarden Katz. Implementing OWL Defaults

Diego Calvanese, Giuseppe DeGiacomo, Domenico Lembo, Maurizio Lenzerini,

Antonella Poggi and Riccardo Rosati. Linking Data to Ontologies: The 
Description Logic DL-Lita_A

Corinna Elsenbroich, Oliver Kutz and Ulrike Sattler. A Case for 
Abductive Reasoning over Ontologies

Yolanda Gil, Jihie Kim, Varun Ratnakar and Ewa Deelman. Wings for 
Pegasus: A Semantic Approach to CreatingVery Large Scientific Workflows

Martin Dzbor, Enrico Motta, Carlos Buil, Jose Manuel Gomez, Olaf 
Goerlitz and Holger Lewen. Developing ontologies in OWL: An 
observational study

Vinay Chaudhri, Bill Jarrold and John Pacheco. Exporting Knowledge Bases 
into OWL

- Position Papers

Catherine Dolbear, Glen Hart and John Goodwin. What OWL has done for 
geography and why we don’t need it to map read

Robert Stevens, Phillip Lord and Andrew Gibson. Something nasty in the 
woodshed: the public knowledge model

Aaron Kershenbaum, Achille Fokoue, Chintan Patel, Christopher Welty, 
Edith Schonberg, James Cimino, Li Ma, Kavitha Srinivas, Robert Schloss 
and J William Murdock. A View of OWL from the Field: Use-cases and 

Adrian Paschke. OWL2Prova: An Integration Approach Combining Rules and 
Semantic Web Ontologies

Jie Bao and Vasant Honavar. Adapt OWL as a Modular Ontology Language

Qing Lu and Volker Haarslev. OntoKBEval: DL-based Evaluation of OWL 

Rinke Hoekstra, Jochem Liem, Bert Bredeweg and Joost Breuker. 
Requirements for Representing Situations

Amineh Fadhil and Volker Haarslev. GLOO: A Graphical Query Language for 
OWL Ontologies

Anita C. Liang, Boris Lauser and Margherita sini. From AGROVOC to the 
Agricultural Ontology Service / Concept Server - An OWL model for 
creating ontologies in the agricultural domain


The Workshop will take place at the Classic Center
( in Athens, Georgia, U. S. A. (about two
miles away from the location of ISWC 2006). For more venue information,
including how to reach Athens, see the General Information section of
the ISWC 2006 web site ( There will be
shuttle services between ISWC and OWLED locations.

Steering Committee

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

Workshop Organising Committee

Bernardo Cuenca Grau, University of Manchester (UK)
Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Conor Shankey, Visual Knowledge Software Inc. (USA)
Evan Wallace, NIST (USA)

Programme Committee

Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant (USA)
Michael Champion, Microsoft (USA)
Kendall Clark, University of Maryland (USA)
Giuseppe DeGiacomo, Universita di Roma ``La Sapienza'' (Italy)
Nick Gibbins, University of Southampton (UK)
Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland (USA)
Christine Golbreich, University Rennes 2 (France)
Volker Haarslev, Concordia University (Canada)
Joanne Luciano, Harvard Medical School (USA)
Carsten Lutz, TU Dresden (Germany)
Ashok Malhotra, Oracle (USA)
Massimo Marchiori, W3C at MIT (USA)
Boris Motik, University of Manchester (UK)
Enrico Motta, Open University (UK)
Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Laboratories of America (USA)
Gary Ng, Cerebra (USA)
Natasha Noy, Stanford University (USA)
Bijan Parsia, University of Maryland (USA)
Terry Payne, University of Southampton (UK)
Alan Ruttenberg, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, (USA)
Riccardo Rosati, Universita di Roma ``La Sapienza'' (Italy)
Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester (UK)
Andrew Schain, NASA (USA)
Guus Schreiber, Vrije Universitat Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool (UK)
Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bolzano (Italy)

Dr. habil. Pascal Hitzler
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe
email:    fax: +49 721 608 6580
web:   phone: +49 721 608 4751

Received on Tuesday, 19 September 2006 14:57:45 UTC