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MOST-ONISW 2009 : The Joint International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies, Semantic Technologies, and Information Systems for the Semantic Web


Conference Series : Metamodels, Ontologies, Semantic Technologies, and Information Systems for the Semantic Web
When Nov 9, 2009 - Nov 9, 2009
Where Gramado, Brazil
Submission Deadline May 4, 2009
Notification Due Jun 1, 2009
Final Version Due Jun 22, 2009
Categories    ontology   semantics   semantic web

Call For Papers

The Joint International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies, Semantic
Technologies, and Information Systems for the Semantic Web
(MOST-ONISW 2009), November, 2009

A satellite event of the 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
(ER 2009), Gramado, Brazil

Description and Scope:

Ontology is a cross-disciplinary field concerned with the study of concepts
and theories that can be used for representing shared conceptualizations of
specific domains. Ontological Engineering is a discipline in computer and
information science concerned with the development of techniques, methods,
languages and tools for the systematic construction of concrete artifacts
capturing these representations, i.e., models (e.g., domain ontologies) and
metamodels (e.g., upper-level ontologies). In recent years, there has been a
growing interest in the application of formal ontology and ontological
engineering to solve modeling problems in diverse areas in computer science
such as software and data engineering, knowledge representation, natural
language processing, information science, among many others.

The objective of MOST-ONISW 2009 is to bring together researchers and
practitioners in Information Management interested in the relation between
ontology and information models, and theoretical topics such as formal
ontology, formal logics, conceptual modelling, computational linguistics,
cognitive science, knowledge representation, the Semantic Web, and MDE
(Model-Driven Engineering), as well as more practical topics as a result of
applications of ontologies in diverse fields, such as knowledge management,
informatics for education, ontology-based information and database
integration, e-commerce, information processing (retrieval, classification
and extraction), to mention just a few.

Topics of interest include:

* Ontology Engineering
- methodologies
- capture and learning
- management

* Ontology and Conceptual Modeling
- Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling
- Ontology-Based Conceptual Modeling Tools and Environments
- Ontologies and Organizational Modeling
- Conceptual modeling for the Semantic Web
- Ontology design and maintenance for conceptual model integration

* Semantic consistency
- foundational ontologies
- upper-level ontologies
- evaluation methods, applications and problems

* Semantic Interoperability
- composition and modularity
- merging, mapping and alignment
- ontology language interoperability
- Global ontologies and Local as View (LAV) integration methods, problems and

* Enhancement of ontology applicability
- linguistic ontologies applied to text processing
- patterns of ontologies for specific applications

* Ontologies for Information Sharing
- ontology-based information integration
- mediators and brokers
- agents and ontologies
- Ontology-based data transformation and data migration tools.
- Ontology-enabled interoperability in e-science, life sciences, e-
business, culture
- User friendly semantic system integration tools

* Ontology Applications
- the Semantic Web
- knowledge management
- e-commerce, e-government
- e-learning and e-science - agents and multiagents patterns and applications
- information retrieval, extraction and classification
- Ontologies and Semantic Technologies in Education
- Ontologies and natural language processing
- Ontology visualization

* Ontology and epistemology in information systems
* Expert ontologies and layperson communications
* Schema transformation
* Domain specific heterogeneity analysis between data structures and
* Ontology-based query mediation
* Querying the Semantic Web
* Ontology-driven application system and Web service design
* Argumentation models (Web2.0) for information system contents maintenance
* Reverse engineering of ontologies from conceptual models
* Core ontologies and global models, applications and limitations
* Lessons learnt and experience from large-scale integration projects.
* Architectures and good practice of ontology-based integrated application
* Applications of above topics to e-science, e-business, and life sciences

Submission Procedures

Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series,
authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. See this site for style
files and details. The suggested number of pages is 10, and the maximum
number of pages is 10. Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or having
more than 10 pages will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected. A
paper submitted to MOST-ONISW 2009 cannot be under review for any other
conference or journal during the time it is being considered for MOST-ONISW
2009. Papers must be submitted as pdf files.

* All MOST-ONISW workshop papers should be submitted to the EasyChair system
for MOST-ONISW 2009.
* At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop
by June 20, 2009.

Important Dates (Firm deadlines)

* Papers due: April 20, 2009 (11:59pm EST)
* Notification of Acceptance: June 1, 2009
* Camera ready: June 22, 2009

Organizers - Program Chairs

Martin Doerr, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and
Technology - Hellas (FORTH) (

Fred Freitas, Center of Informatics (CIN), Federal University of Pernambuco,
Recife, Brazil (

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO),
Federal University of Esp?rito Santo, Vit?ria, Brazil (

Hyoil Han, Drexel University, USA, (

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