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OnAV 2010 : 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization


When Feb 15, 2010 - Feb 18, 2010
Where Krakow, Poland
Submission Deadline Oct 14, 2009
Notification Due Nov 1, 2009
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2009
Categories    ontology   semantic web

Call For Papers

3rd IEEE International Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization - OnAV'10

February 15 - 18, 2010, Krakow, Poland, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow College
In conjunction with the International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems

In addition to regular papers, we also solicit submissions of position papers articulating vision statements describing challenging future directions, critiquing research problems, and placing new research questions.

Important Dates

Extended Submission Deadline for Papers: October 14, 2009 [Extended!]
Author Notification: November 1, 2009
Author Registration: November 15, 2009
Proceedings Version: November 15, 2009
Workshop Dates: February 15-18, 2010


Ontologies provide a shared common understanding about the entities of a given domain, enabling reuse of data and information. Ontologies are becoming pervasive; they can model the structure of a knowledge system, be used to annotate data, applied to software agents or describe web services. Furthermore, ontologies form the back-bone of the Semantic Web effort, which envisions the Internet as a globally linked database, one that supports data interoperability and machine readable semantics.

However, as the use of ontologies grows, inevitably, many challenges must be addressed. Ontologies must be peer reviewed and updated through consensus, data annotations have to be updated as ontologies change, bringing issues of collaboration and trust to the forefront of semantic web technologies. Moreover, specific issues for ontology development and alignment such as: user support, human factors, alignment accuracy, applicability of different approaches, scalability, ontology evolution/versioning, run-time requirements of semantic web services and applications, etc. are critical to the success of the Semantic Web.

Over the past decade, a number of cognitive support tools for assisting users with ontology development tasks such as navigation, exploration, annotation, and mapping have been developed. Human intervention is necessary for the development of ontologies, to help evaluate the quality of ontologies and make judgments about mapping correspondences. Promising techniques from information visualization, human computer interaction, and computer supported collaborative work can, and have been applied, to help support such tasks. Furthermore, initial studies have shown that visualization can help such management tasks as ontology evaluation and alignment.

Target Group:
The OnAV Workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers discussing state of the art approaches to ontology management and alignment, and in particular, to investigate how information visualization techniques can be applied to support ontology navigation, ontology alignment decision making tasks, and ontology evaluation. However, we also encourage researchers and practitioners working in other areas such as ontologies for Semantic Web applications, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, to submit interesting and challenging contributions.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Visualization, user interfaces, and interaction techniques for:
* Ontology Alignment, Mapping and Merging
* Ontology Navigation/Exploration
* Ontology Management Tasks
* Ontology Evolution
* Data annotation
Automated and Human-mediated Tasks of the Alignment Process
Visual Metaphors in Alignment
User-specific and Task-oriented Ontology Alignment
Quality in Ontology Alignment and Mapping
Alignment Meta-Data
Ontology Alignment, Mapping and Merging
Standardization of Alignment Data
Applications of Ontology Alignment
Similarity Measures for Ontology Alignment
Ontologies and Problem-Solving Methods

Submission Guidelines & Publication:
The papers should be prepared using the IEEE CS format, two columns layout, single-spaced, 10-point, and using page numbers. The length of regular papers should not exceed 6 pages (including figures and tables). For position papers the authors are encouraged to use 'Position Paper' in the title to distinguish them from regular papers. The position papers should be prepared using the IEEE CS format, two columns layout, single-spaced, 10-point, and using page numbers. The length should not exceed 4 pages (including figures and tables). For submission the paper should not contain the names of the authors or any references that may point to them as the authors of the paper. The papers should be submitted electronically via CISIS'10 website. If there is any problem with the electronic submission, please contact the Workshop Co-Chairs.

IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines (Latex and MS Word) are available here:

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance to workshop topics, technical soundness, clarity, and presentation quality. Each submission will receive at least three blind reviews. Proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. The best papers presented at the workshop will be selected for publication in an international journal.
Position papers will be reviewed and published in the proceedings of the workshop by IEEE Computer Society Press as well.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jennifer Sampson, EPSIS, Norway
Sean Falconer, University of Victoria, Canada

Program Committee:
Robert Baumgartner, Lixto Software GmbH, Austria
Jon Atle Gulla, NTNU, Norway
Anna V. Fensel, ftw., Austria
Jason J. Jung, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea
Katharina Kaiser, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Konstantinos Kotis, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece
Yannick Naudet, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Oscar Pastor Lopez, Univ. Polit?cnica de Valencia, Spain
Margit Pohl, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Markus Rester, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Marwan Sabbouh, MITRE Corp., USA
Martina Seidl, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Pavel Shvaiko, TasLab, Informatica Trentina S.p.A., Italy
Darijus Strasunskas, NTNU, Norway
Csaba Veres, University of Bergen, Norway
Shuichiro Yamamoto, NTT Data, Japan

*** For any inquiries please contact the Workshop Co-Chairs ***

Monika Lanzenberger
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Favoritenstr. 9-11/E188
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 (0) 1 58801 18871
F: +43 (0) 1 58801 18899
E: lanzenberger (at) ifs (dot) tuwien (dot) ac (dot) at

Jennifer Sampson
Kokstadflaten 31
5257 Bergen
T: +47 55 92 57 50
F: +47 55 92 57 51
E: jsa (at) epsis (dot) no

Sean Falconer
University of Victoria,
Computer Human Interaction & Software Engineering Lab
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
T: +1 (250) 472 5778
E: seanf (at) uvic (dot) ca

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