2nd CFP: ISWC'15 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2015)

Apologies for cross-postings
                     2nd CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
                   The Tenth International Workshop on 
                            ONTOLOGY MATCHING
October 11th or 12th, 2015, ISWC Workshop Program, 
                            Bethlehem, PA US
Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, 
as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks 
dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes the ontologies 
as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of 
correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. 
These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology 
merging, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data. 
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed 
in the matched ontologies to interoperate. 
The workshop has three goals: 
To bring together leaders from academia, industry and user institutions 
to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. 
The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial 
and final user needs, and therefore direct research towards those needs. 
Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry and user 
representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their 
requirements. The workshop will also investigate how the ontology 
matching technology is going to evolve.

2. To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching
and instance matching (link discovery) approaches through 
the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2015 campaign. 
Besides real-world specific matching tasks, involving e.g., 
large biomedical ontologies, OAEI-15 will introduce 
linked data benchmarks. Therefore, the ontology matching 
evaluation initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion 
of how well the current approaches are meeting business needs.

3. To examine new uses, similarities and differences from database 
schema matching, which has received decades of attention 
but is just beginning to transition to mainstream tools.

This year, in sync with the main conference, we encourage submissions 
specifically devoted to: (i) repeatable evaluations of the approaches proposed 
(not necessarily within OAEI) and (ii) application of ontology and 
instance matching technology in a specific domain and assessment 
of its usefulness to the final users.
TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to: 
    Business and use cases for matching (e.g., big and open data);
    Requirements to matching from specific domains (e.g., energy);
    Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios (e.g., with mobile apps);
    Formal foundations and frameworks for matching;
    Matching and big and/or linked data;
    Instance matching, data interlinking and relations between them;
    Large-scale and efficient matching techniques;
    Matcher selection, combination and tuning;
    User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects);
    Explanations in matching;
    Social and collaborative matching;
    Uncertainty in matching;
    Reasoning with alignments; 
    Alignment coherence and debugging;
    Alignment management;
    Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration);
    Matching for emerging applications (e.g., search, web-services).

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers and 
posters/statements of interest addressing different issues of ontology matching 
as well as participating in the OAEI 2015 campaign. Technical papers should 
be not longer than 12 pages using the LNCS Style:
Posters/statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages and 
should be handled according to the guidelines for technical papers. 
All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted 
through the workshop submission site at: 
July 15, 2015: Deadline for the submission of papers. 
August 5, 2015: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection. 
August 19, 2015: Camera ready copy submission.
October 11th or 12th, 2015: OM-2015, Bethlehem, PA US.  

1. Pavel Shvaiko (main contact)
Informatica Trentina, Italy
2. Jérôme Euzenat 
INRIA & LIG, France
3. Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz 
University of Oxford, UK
4. Michelle Cheatham 
Wright State University, USA

5. Oktie Hassanzadeh 
IBM Research, USA

Alsayed Algergawy, Jena University, Germany
Michele Barbera, Spazio Dati, Italy
Zohra Bellahsene, LRIMM, France
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
Valerie Cross, Miami University, USA
Isabel Cruz, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Jérôme David, INRIA & LIG, France
Warith Eddine Djeddi, LIPAH & LABGED, Tunisia
Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
Daniel Faria, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Nico Lavarini, Expert System, Italy
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
Peter Mork, Noblis, USA
Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK
Axel Ngonga, University of Leipzig, Germany
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
Andrea Perego, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dominique Ritze, University of Mannheim, Germany
Alessandro Solimando, University of Genova, Italy
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
Cássia Trojahn, IRIT, France
Lorenzino Vaccari, European Commission - Joint Research Center, Italy
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
More about ontology matching: 
Best Regards,
Pavel Shvaiko, PhD
Informatica Trentina, Italy

Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 08:51:05 UTC