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WOP 2016 : 7th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns


When Oct 17, 2016 - Oct 18, 2016
Where Kobe, Japan
Abstract Registration Due Jun 24, 2016
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2016
Notification Due Jul 31, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 12, 2016
Categories    ontology   ontology design patterns   semantic web   linked data

Call For Papers

Venue: Kobe, Japan
Hashtag: #wop2016
Workshop Website:
Easychair Submission Page:
Abstract submission (required): June 24th, 2016
Submission date: June 30th, 2016

This is the seventh edition in a series of workshops addressing the topic of ontology and semantic web patterns as best practices, related to the initiative.

This workshop is a gathering point for the ontology design pattern community for semantic web and linked data. As interest in the Semantic Web increases and technologies for realizing the Semantic Web become more mature, the need for high-quality and reusable Semantic Web ontologies increases as well. To address the quality and reusability issues, different types of Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs) have emerged, and methods for devising or discovering new ones from heterogeneous knowledge sources are needed.

Patterns need to be shared by a community in order to provide a common language, and to stimulate pattern usage and development. Hence, the aim of this workshop is twofold

providing an arena for proposing and discussing good practices, patterns, pattern-based ontologies, systems etc., and
broadening the pattern community that is developing its own “language” for discussing and describing relevant problems and their solutions.
For more background on the workshop series, see .

WOP2016 is planned to be a full-day workshop consisting of two parts: paper presentations and pattern poster presentations.


Call for Papers - Topics

Submission instruction for research papers (including position papers) can be found at
The main aim of the workshop is to discuss and collect solutions to recurrent problems that matter to researchers and practitioners of the Semantic Web field, and that impact on design and engineering of ontologies, linked data, knowledge extraction, and other semantic web applications. We invite the submission of original research results related to the focus areas of the workshop. Research papers (maximum 12 pages LNCS style) should present mature work and document established results, or be short papers presenting proposed research directions, novel ideas, or more general positions or discussions (maximum 5 pages LNCS style).

This year we particularly welcome papers which evaluate the current practice of ontology modeling.

Original research papers and short papers are invited to consider the following (non exhaustive) list of topics:

Ontology design patterns (ODPs) and pattern-based ontologies
Ontology patterns and their relation with standards
Correspondence patterns for ontology matching and integration
Knowledge patterns and knowledge reengineering based on patterns
Processes and services process patterns
Antipatterns and their relations to ODPs
Pattern-based ontology design
Tools and applications for pattern-based knowledge engineering
Pattern-based methods and methodologies for development of semantic applications
Ontology pattern extraction
Pattern-based information extraction
Pattern-based ontology learning
Pattern-based ontology evaluation and selection
Patterns and Linked data (usage, emerging patterns, pattern-driven data publishing, etc.)
Analysis of ontology pattern usage
Data mining patterns and Semantic Web design
Web semantics from a pattern perspective
Reasoning with or using patterns
Relation between NLP patterns (either for learning, or procedural) and ontologies/linked data design
Usage of patterns in business intelligence and conceptual modeling
Patterns in semantic social networks, semantic wikis, semantic blogs
ODPs development and use in specific domains including geosciences, life sciences, digital humanities, cultural heritage, e-history, etc.

Call for Patterns

Submission instruction can be found at

We invite the submission of research results in the form of ontology design patterns (ODPs). Patterns submitted should have a general relevance to the ontology engineering field, or specific interest within a knowledge domain. Patterns should solve some particular modeling problem, and be of significant interest for discussion at the workshop. Patterns should be original, in the sense that they are the intellectual product of the author(s), however they may still be based on the collective experience of a community.

Pattern submissions for the pattern session will be collected:

through the ODP portal and
by submitting a description of the pattern (pattern description) via EasyChair.

Detailed instructions for patterns submission, including how to submit via the portal, are found at the submission page. Note that an account in the ODP portal is needed for submitting patterns; thus, authors should take care to request an account at least one week before their intended submission.

Pattern submissions can be made in any type of ODPs. Currently, portal templates for submission are provided for the following types of patterns (see general typology for explanation of the types):

Content patterns
Structural patterns: logical and architecture patterns.
Correspondence patterns: re-engineering and alignment patterns.

For other types of patterns, the author is welcome to submit only a pattern description.
Submission and Important Dates

For details on how to submit to WOP2016 see the submission page.

Important dates

Abstract submission (required): June 24th, 2016
Submission date: June 30th, 2016
Author notifications: July 31st, 2016
Camera-ready papers: August 12th, 2016
Workshops will be held on: 17th or 18th October, 2016 (TBD)

Best Poster Award

Workshop participants will be able to vote for the best poster, final decision to be made by the chairs. The best poster award takes into account criteria such as the quality of the submission, the relevance and significance of patterns or pattern usages presented, the presentation of the poster during the "lightning talks", and the level of involvement of the author during the revision phase and poster session discussions during the workshop.

Accepted papers and pattern descriptions will be made available on the workshop's website.

We will also publish post-workshop proceedings with (possibly extended) accepted papers, in the IOS Press/AKA book series Studies on the Semantic Web. Copies can be ordered at a special discount of 30%, order requests should be sent to
WOP2016 Chairs

Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA ( general chair)
Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Sweden (papers co-chair)
Monika Solanki, University of Oxford, UK (papers co-chair)
Agnieszka Lawrynowicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland (patterns co-chair)
Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, ISTC-CNR Rome, Italy (patterns co-chair)
Adila Krisnadhi, Wright State University, USA (proceedings chair)

For general inquiries, please contact Pascal Hitzler at pascal.hitzler @

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