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Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents
July 31 - August 4, 2006

organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and  
ESSLLI 2006 http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/
July 31 - August 11, 2006 in Malaga



Roberta Ferrario (ferrario at loa-cnr.it)
Nicola Guarino (guarino at loa-cnr.it)
Laurent Prevot (prevotlaurent at gmail.com)



In recent years lots of efforts have been devoted to formal studies of
human and artificial agent communication. Research advancements have  
been achieved along three main lines: (i) agent's internal states and  
dynamics, (ii) social interaction and conventional communicative  
patterns, (iii) semantics-pragmatics interface - especially  in the  
dialogue context (i.e. the interplay between the semantic content of  
messages and the communicative acts themselves). There is a recent  
trend of studies trying to integrate these approaches in many ways. On  
the other hand, formal ontology has been consecrated as a good solution  
for comparing and integrating information and thus its application to  
this specific domain is very promising . More precisely, an ontological  
analysis of the fundamental ingredients of interaction and  
communication will make explicit the hidden ontological assumptions  
underlying all these proposals.
Ontology has also proven to be a very powerful means to address issues  
related to the exchange of meaningful communication across autonomous  
entities, which can organize and use information heterogeneously.
The purpose of the workshop is therefore to gather contributions that  
(i) take seriously into account the ontological aspects of  
communication and interaction and (ii) use formal ontologies for  
achieving a better semantic coordination between interacting and  
communicating agents.



We encourage contributions concerning the two main areas listed below  
with a particular attention to  explore the interplay between  
ontological analysis and its applications in practical cases.

* Ontological aspects of interaction and communication
	- Ontological analysis of interaction and communication
	- Studies on the structure and coherence of interaction
      	- Logical models for communicative acts
	- Primitives of interaction and communication
	- Formal semantics of dialogue

*Semantic coordination through formal ontologies
	- Dialogue semantics and formal ontology
	- Dynamic ontology sharing
	- Ontological primitives for meaning negotiation, ontological  
alignment and semantic interoperability
    	- Ontology evolution through communication
    	- Concrete problems and experiences in terminological  
disambiguation and integration


Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract describing original  
contributions to the workshop topics.  Submissions should range between  
3 and 5 pages.
The following formats are accepted: .doc, .tex, .pdf (please, always  
include source files).

Please send your submission electronically to the following email  

esslli06 at loa-cnr.it

by the deadline listed below.  The submissions will be reviewed by the  
workshop's programme committee and additional reviewers.  The accepted  
papers will
appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI. The
format for the final version will be .pdf.
A selection of the best papers accepted at the workshop will be  
considered for publication in the international journal 'Applied  
Ontology'  (http://www.applied-ontology.org/).



The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI
participants.  It will consist of five 90-minute sessions
held over five consecutive days in the first week
of ESSLLI.  There will be 2 or 3 slots for paper presentation
and discussion per session.  On the first day the workshop
organizers will give an introduction to the topic.



Submissions            : March 8, 2006
Notification       	       : April 21, 2006
Full paper deadline: May 1st, 2006
Final programme    : June 21, 2006
Workshop Dates     : July 31 - August 4, 2006



Thomas ADDIS (University of  
Portsmouth)	http://www.tech.port.ac.uk/staffweb/addist/tom.html
Nicholas ASHER (University of Texas, Austin, USA and IRIT-CNRS,  
France)	http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/philosophy/faculty/asher/ 
John BATEMAN (University of Bremen,  
Germany)	http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~bateman/
Guido BOELLA (University of Torino,  
Italy)	http://www.di.unito.it/~guido/
Paolo BOUQUET (University of Trento,  
Italy)	http://dit.unitn.it/~bouquet/
Scott FARRAR (University of Bremen,  
Germany)	http://www.u.arizona.edu/~farrar/
Roberta FERRARIO (LOA-ISTC, CNR, Trento,  
Italy)	http://www.loa-cnr.it/ferrario.html
Italy)	http://www.loa-cnr.it/gangemi.html
Nicola GUARINO (LOA-ISTC, CNR, Trento,  
Italy)	http://www.loa-cnr.it/guarino.html
Andreas HERZIG (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse,  
France)	http://www.irit.fr/ACTIVITES/LILaC/Pers/Herzig/
Joris HULSTIJN (Utrecht University, the  
Nehterlands)	http://www.cs.vu.nl/~joris/
Kepa KORTA	(Universidad del Pais Vasco,  
Spain)	http://www.sc.ehu.es/ylwkocak/kepa.html
Nicolas MAUDET (University of Paris Dauphine,  
France)	http://l1.lamsade.dauphine.fr/~maudet/
Massimo POESIO (University of Essex, UK and University of Trento,  
Italy)	http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/staff/poesio/
Laurent PREVOT (Academia Sinica, Taipei,  
Taiwan)		http://www.loa-cnr.it/prevot.html
Matt PURVER (CSLI, Stanford, USA)	 http://www.stanford.edu/~mpurver/
Johan VAN BENTHEM (University of Amsterdam, the  
Netherlands)	http://staff.science.uva.nl/~johan/
Rogier VAN EIJK (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)  
Laure VIEU (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France)	http://www.loa-cnr.it/vieu.html



All workshop participants including the presenters will be
required to register for ESSLLI.  The registration fee for
authors presenting a paper will correspond to the early
student/workshop speaker registration fee.  Moreover, a number
of additional fee waiver grants might be made available by
the local organizing committee on a competitive basis and
workshop participants are eligible to apply for those.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs or accommodation.
Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding
should contact the local organizing committee to ask for the
possibilities of a grant.



About the workshop: http://www.loa-cnr.it/esslli06/
   About ESSLLI: http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/

Received on Monday, 30 January 2006 11:44:52 UTC