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1st CFP: ISWC'09 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2009)

From: Pavel Shvaiko <pavel@dit.unitn.it>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 21:06:24 +0200
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                             CALL FOR PAPERS

                   The Fourth International Workshop on 
                            ONTOLOGY MATCHING
    October 25, 2009, ISWC'09 Workshop Program, Washington DC., USA 

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, 
as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks. 
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 and data translation. 
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed 
in the matched ontologies to interoperate. 

The workshop has three goals: 
1. 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 
approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 
2009 campaign. This year's OAEI campaign introduces two new tracks about 
oriented alignments and about instance matching (a timely topic for 
the linked data community). 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 similarities and differences from database schema matching, 
which has received decades of attention but is just beginning to transition 
to mainstream tools. 

TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to: 
    Business cases for matching; 
    Requirements to matching from specific domains; 
    Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios; 
    Formal foundations and frameworks for ontology matching; 
    Large-scale ontology matching evaluation; 
    Performance of matching techniques; 
    Matcher selection and self-configuration; 
    Uncertainty in ontology matching; 
    User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects); 
    Explanations in matching; 
    Social and collaborative matching; 
    Alignment management; 
    Reasoning with alignments; 
    Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration); 
    Matching for dynamic applications (e.g., peer-to-peer, 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 2009 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: 


Contributors to the OAEI 2009 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions 
and schedule at http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2009/. 

August 11, 2009: Deadline for the submission of papers. 
September 15, 2009: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection. 
October 2, 2009: Workshop camera ready copy submission. 
October 25, 2009: OM-2009, Westfields Conference Center, Washington DC., USA. 

1. Pavel Shvaiko (Main contact)
TasLab, Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy

2. Jerome Euzenat 
INRIA & LIG, France

3. Fausto Giunchiglia 
University of Trento, Italy

4. Heiner Stuckenschmidt 
University of Mannheim, Germany 

5. Natasha Noy 
Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, USA 

6. Arnon Rosenthal 
The MITRE Corporation, USA 

Yuan An, Drexel University, USA 
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM, France 
Paolo Besana, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA 
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 
Avigdor Gal, Technion, Israel 
Hyoil Han, Drexel University, USA 
Jingshan Huang, University of South Alabama, USA 
Wei Hu, Southeast University, China 
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan 
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of Muenster, Germany 
Chiara Ghidini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IRST), Italy 
Bin He, IBM, USA 
Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK 
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Patrick Lambrix, Linkopings Universitet, Sweden 
Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome - Sapienza, Italy 
Enzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy 
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany 
Luca Mion, TasLab, Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy 
Peter Mork, The MITRE Corporation, USA 
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA 
Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Labs, Germany 
Francois Scharffe, INRIA, France 
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy 
York Sure, University of Koblenz, Germany 
Andrei Tamilin, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IRST), Italy 
Lorenzino Vaccari, PAT, Italy 
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany 
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento, Italy 
Baoshi Yan, Bosch Research, USA 
Rui Zhang, University of Trento, Italy 
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 

Download the OM-2009 flyer:

More about ontology matching: 

Best Regards,

Pavel Shvaiko, PhD
Innovation and Research Project Manager
TasLab, Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy
Received on Thursday, 28 May 2009 19:11:30 UTC

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