2nd CfP Workshop "Foundational Aspects of Ontologies"

FOnt 2005 - Foundational Aspects of Ontologies

A Workshop at the 28th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, KI 
2005, Koblenz, Germany, September 11th, 2005

Call for Papers

Representing and reasoning with ontologies is the core technology for 
the Semantic Web, and is growing in importance in many other areas of 
Computer Science where structured and hierarchically organized knowledge 
is of importance. While the need for ontological knowledge 
representation formalisms for practical applications is abundant, it is 
apparent that only conceptually and mathematically sound frameworks can 
provide the means for a significant technological advance in this area.

Indeed, formal and foundational aspects of ontologies are being studied 
in many application domains in order to serve practical needs. It lies 
in the nature of such fundamental research that a critical mass of 
different formal perspectives can generate a cross-fertilization of 
ideas and applications. We therefore intend to bring together 
researchers working on foundational aspects of ontologies in different 
application areas, in order to stimulate an exchange of ideas and 
methods between the subcommunities. We believe that a significant 
advance in understanding and establishing sound formal foundations for 
applied ontology research can this way be made.

Aim and Scope

The workshop is intended for researchers which contribute to the

      * algebraic,
      * logical,
      * category-theoretic,
      * philosophical,

and other foundations of ontology research.


We invite the submission of original papers that have not been submitted 
for review or been published elsewhere. Submitted papers must be written 
in English and should not exceed 15 pages. All submitted papers will be 
judged based on their quality, relevance, originality, significance, and 
soundness. Papers must be submitted directly by email in PDF format to 
Pascal Hitzler (hitzler@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de). Accepted papers will be 
published in the workshop proceedings, which will be distributed during 
the workshop.


June 10th, 2005: paper submission
July 15th, 2005: notification
August 5th, 2005: camera-ready versions
September 11th-14th: KI 2005
September 11th, 2005: workshop

Keynote Speaker

Till Mossakowski, Department of Computer Science,
                    Universität Bremen, Germany


Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Carsten Lutz, Department of Computer Science, TU Dresden, Germany
Gerd Stumme, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
               Universität Kassel, Germany

Programme Committee

Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France
Bernhard Ganter, TU Dresden, Germany
Joseph Goguen, University of California at San Diego, California, USA
Wolfgang Hesse, Universität Marburg, Germany
Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester, UK
Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southhampton, UK
Robert E. Kent, Ontologos, Pullman, USA
Markus Krötzsch, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Claudio Masolo, Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology, Trento,
Fabian Neuhaus, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester, UK
Marco Schorlemmer, CSIC Barcelona, Spain
Anthony K. Seda, University College Cork, Ireland
Sergio Tessaris, Università di Bolzano, Italy
Rudolf Wille, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Guo-Qiang Zhang, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Contact Pascal Hitzler (hitzler@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de) for all inquiries
about the workshop.

Workshop homepage: http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/phi/FOnt2005/

Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe
email: hitzler@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de    fax: +49 721 608 6580
web:   http://www.pascal-hitzler.de   phone: +49 721 608 4751

Received on Wednesday, 11 May 2005 14:29:07 UTC