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DEADLINE APPROACHING. OWL: Experiences and Directions

From: Bernardo Cuenca Grau <bernardo@mindswap.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 22:12:55 -0400 (EDT)
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> Apologies for cross-posting
> ************************************************************
>  Galway, Ireland 11-12 November 2005
>  Workshop website:  http://www.mindswap.org/OWLWorkshop
>  Submission website: http://www.easychair.org/OWL-2005/submit
> 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.
> Authors
>  of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their
> paper
>  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
> process.
> 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
> http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-
> 0,00.html.
>  Further details will be made available from the workshop web site at
>  http://www.mindswap.org/OWLWorkshop
> 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
> paper
>  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 owl-ws-organizers@mindswap.org
> 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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