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CFP: 5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)

From: Jie Bao <baojie@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:12:49 -0500
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    5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)
        Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011
         held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011

            --- Fifth Call for Papers ---
          Submission deadline: April 1, 2011



Stefano Borgo (Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy)
Modularity in foundational ontologies

Stefan Schulz (Medical University Graz, Austria)
"Modularity Aspects in Biomedical Ontologies"

Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College London, UK)
Logical approaches to modularity

(Topics are tentative.)

MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows
mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring,
maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology
engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity
of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology
maintenance and ontology reasoning.

Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in
foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular
development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These
results provide a foundation for ongoing multi-disciplinary research
and development.

The workshop follows a series of successful events that have been an
excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest
work and current problems, and is this time organised as a satellite
workshop of ESSLLI 2011 (week 2, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=306
), following an introductory ESSLLI course on notions of modularity in
ontologies (week 1, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=310 ).

TOPICS include, but are not limited to:

- What is Modularity: Kinds of modules and their properties; modules
vs. contexts; design patterns; granularity of representation;

- Logical/Foundational Studies: Conservativity and syntactic
approximations for modules; modular ontology languages; reconciling
inconsistencies across modules; formal structuring of modules;
networks of ontologies; heterogeneity;

- Algorithmic Approaches: distributed reasoning; modularization and
module extraction; (selective) sharing and re-using, linking and
importing; hiding and privacy; evaluation of modularization
approaches; complexity of reasoning; reasoners or implemented systems;

- Applications: Semantic Web; life sciences; bio-ontologies; natural
language processing; ontologies of space and time; ambient
intelligence; collaborative ontology development; etc.

The workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community. Workshop
speakers will be required to register for the Summer School; however,
they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be determined by
the Local Organizers. Participants can attend any other ESSLLI courses
and workshops of their choice.


Paper Submission: April 1, 2011
Notification:  May 2, 2011
Camera ready: June 1, 2011
Workshop: August 8-12, 2011


The workshop welcomes submission of high quality original and
previously unpublished papers.

Contributions should not exceed 13 pages in length and must be
formatted according to IOS Press style (see
http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html ).
Contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted not later
than April 1, 2011, through the EasyChair Submission System (see
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=womo2011 ).

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program
committee. Accepted papers may be extended up to 16 pages and will be
published as chapters in an IOS Press book in the series 'Frontiers in
Artificial Intelligence and Applications'.
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