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CIAO 2009 : Workshop on Context, Information and Ontologies


When Jun 1, 2009 - Jun 1, 2009
Where Heraklion, Greece
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2009
Notification Due Apr 4, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 18, 2009
Categories    ontology

Call For Papers


Workshop on Context, Information and Ontologies, to be held in conjunction with ESWC2009 (
June 1st 2009
Heraklion, Greece

Submission deadline: March 7th 2009
Notification: April 4th 2009
Camera-read version: April 18th 2009
Workshop day: June 1st 2009

The effective delivery and presentation of information is critically dependent on understanding the context in which that information is to be used. However, a keyword based approach to defining and managing context has limited effectiveness, e.g. through the prevalence of homonymy and synonymy. Context needs to be defined semantically, specifically in terms of an ontology. Moreover, the interpretation of ontologies themselves may be interpreted in the light of particular contexts.
This workshop will consider all the research challenges related to representing, managing, using and learning contextual information, bringing together researchers interested in the use of context for information delivery, the use of ontologies to define context, and the use of context to interpret ontologies.
The goal of the workshop is to stimulate interaction between researchers and practitioners and between academia and industry, specifically to help create a common understanding of what context means in the various knowledge intensive scenarios being investigated by these communities.? There already exists a community looking at the application of context in information and knowledge management, e.g. represented by a variety of EU projects and some recent workshops.? The aim of this workshop is to strengthen this community and bring it together more closely with the semantic technology community.

The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

??????? Ontologies describing user context
??????? frameworks for managing user context
??????? techniques for learning context through an analysis of user interaction, and through machine intelligence and linguistic techniques.
??????? context-based information retrieval and information delivery
??????? context-based information search
??????? the application of context to the identification of tacit knowledge
??????? application of context-based information management
??????? context representation, e.g. context representation languages and the use of ontologies for representing context
??????? user interface research ? to enable users to create, use and visualise their context
??????? techniques for measuring the value and effectiveness of semantically defined context management
??????? context usage in applications
??????? the use of context in the integration of ontologies
Whilst the workshop will consider theoretical issues, there will be a particular encouragement for papers relating to practical implementation.

We will accept full papers of up to 15 pages as well as short papers of up to 8 pages.? In either case, papers should be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors, please click here.
For details on paper submission, please see the workshop website
Jose Manuel G?mez-P?rez, iSOCO
Peter Haase, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Marcel Tilly, European Microsoft Innovation Center
Paul Warren, BT Innovate
Primary contact:

John Davies, Next Generation Web Research, BT Innovate
Stefan Dietze, Knowledge Management Institute, Open University
Alistair Duke, Next Generation Web Research, BT Innovate
Professor Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology
Pierre Grenon, Knowledge Management Institute, Open University
Rayid Ghani, Accenture Technology Labs, Chicago, U.S.
Ora Lassila, Nokia Research Center, Cambridge
Carlos Pedrinaci, Knowledge Management Institute, Open University
Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro, Laboratoire LSR-IMAG, Paris
Professor Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT, Sank Augustin, Germany
Carlos Ruiz, Intelligent Software Components S.A.
Hong-Linh Truong, Vienna University of Technology
Michael Witbrock, Cycorp Inc. U.S.

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