CFP Australasian Ontology Workshop

		Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2005)

			6 December 2005
			UTS, Sydney, Australia

Workshop URL:

In conjunction with The 18th Australian Joint Conference on
Artificial Intelligence <>

Workshop Description:

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.

The workshop will seek submission of papers on original and unpublished
research on all aspects of ontology research, including, but not limited

    # 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.

Workshop Goals:

    # to bring together the growing Ontology research community
       in Australia and New Zealand and encourage interaction;
    # to encourage interaction between this community and the
       international Ontology community;
    # to foster interaction between academic and industrial researchers;
    # to encourage dissemination of research results;
    # to provide a forum for the discussion of new and ongoing research
       and projects;
    # to provide an opportunity for the broader artificial intelligence
       community to become aware of local Ontology research;
    # to increase the visibility of Ontology research in Australia, New
       Zealand and overseas.

Program Committee:

    # Mike Bain (UNSW)
    # Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago, NZ)
    # Anne Cregan (UNSW)
    # Peter Eklund (UOW)
    # Norman Foo (UNSW)
    # Jane Hunter (DSTC)
    # Bhavna Orgun (Macquarie University)
    # Morri Pagnucco (UNSW)
    # Abhaya Nayak (Macquarie University)
    # Abdul Sattar (Griffith University)
    # Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University)
    # Leon Sterling (University of Melbourne)
    # Kerry Taylor (CSIRO)
    # Mary-Anne Williams (UTS)

Paper Submission:

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

Submissions should not be more than 10 pages in length 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 in 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.

Important Dates:

    Paper Submission deadline               27 August 2005
    Notification of acceptance/Rejection    1 October 2005
    Workshop Date                           6 December 2005

The event will be part of The 18th Australian Joint Conference on
Artificial Intelligence hosted by the University of Technology Sydney.

Organising Committee:

Dr. Thomas Meyer <> has been a
researcher in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR)
<> program of
National ICT Australia (NICTA) for the past two and half years. Prior to
that he was an associate professor in Computer Science at the University
of Pretoria, and a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University
of South Africa. Thomas has published widely in the areas of belief
revision and nonmonotonic reasoning. His current research is focused on
reasoning with ontologies, and reasoning about preferences.

Dr. Mehmet A. Orgun <> is currently an
associate professor in the Intelligent Systems Group (ISG)
<>, Department of
Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney. Mehmet has published widely in
the areas of logic programming, temporal databases, software reverse
engineering, temporal data mining, and applied temporal and modal
logics. His current research interests include logics of belief,
knowledge and time, and their applications to multi-agent systems and
agent communication protocols. He has received many research grants from
Macquarie University and the Australian Research Council in the
above-mentioned areas. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Received on Tuesday, 19 July 2005 04:04:58 UTC