CFP: Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2005)


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Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2005)
as part of the

The 18th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

5-9 December 2005, Sydney, Australia


The use of formal ontologies in knowledge systems has many advantages. It
allows for an unambiguous specification of the structure of knowledge in a
domain, enables knowledge sharing and, as a result, makes it possible to
perform automated reasoning about ontologies. In recent years there has been
a worldwide increase in the use of ontologies, both in industry and in
research laboratories. There is a growing community of researchers in
Australia and New Zealand, working on various aspects of ontologies. The
primary aim of this workshop is to bring together ontology researchers in
the region. This event will be the first annual installment of the workshop
in its most recent incarnation, and the continuation of an annual workshop
series that has existed under various guises since 2001. 

The workshop will seek submission of papers on original and unpublished
research on all aspects of ontology research, including (but not limited to)
the following: 

*       interoperability in ontologies; 

*       multi-agent systems and ontologies; 

*       ontologies and the semantic web; 

*       description logics for ontologies; 

*       reasoning with ontologies; 

*       ontology harvesting on the web; 

*       ontology of agents and actions; 

*       ontology visualisation; 

*       ontology merging, alignment and integration; 

*       web ontology languages; 

*       formal concept analysis and ontologies.


Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical
soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions will be formally peer

Submissions should not be more than 10 pages in length in using Springer's
LNAI style available at and
include the author's name, affiliation and contact details. They should be
submitted by e-mail as PDF files before August 27, 2005, to 

Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 1, 2005. At least one
author of accepted papers should participate in the Workshop. Workshop
proceedings will be published on two different media: First, the proceedings
of the AOW05 workshop will be published as part of the conference
proceedings. Finally, they will also be available via the workshop web-site.


Workshop papers due: 27 August 2005    

Author notification: 1 October 2005       

Workshop date: 6 December 2005   



Thomas Meyer

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) program of National ICT
Australia (NICTA).

Mehmet Orgun

Intelligent Systems Group (ISG), Department of Computing, Macquarie
University, Sydney.



Mike Bain (UNSW) 
Werner Ceusters (ECOR/ Saarland University) 
Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago, NZ) 
Anne Cregan (UNSW) 
Peter Eklund (University of Wollongong) 
Norman Foo (UNSW) 
Jane Hunter (DSTC) 
Bhavna Orgun (Macquarie University) 
Maurice Pagnucco (UNSW) 
Abhaya Nayak (Macquarie University) 
Abdul Sattar (Griffith University) 
Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University) 
Barry Smith (ECOR/ SUNY Buffalo) 
Leon Sterling (University of Melbourne) 
York Sure (Karlsruhe University) 
Zahir Tari (RMIT) 
Kerry Taylor (CSIRO) 
Mary-Anne Williams (UTS)

Received on Thursday, 4 August 2005 12:50:41 UTC