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VORTE 2010 : Joint 5th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise


When Oct 25, 2010 - Oct 26, 2010
Where Vitória, ES, Brazil
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2010
Notification Due Jun 4, 2010
Final Version Due Jun 16, 2010
Categories    ontologies   rules   semantic web

Call For Papers

VORTE 2010 - Joint 5th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE) -
International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies and Semantic Technologies (MOST)

in conjunction with the Fourteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2010)
"The Enterprise Computing Conference"
25-29 October 2010, Vitória, ES, Brazil

Deadline for workshop paper submissions: 17 April 2010

Call for Papers

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 diverse areas in computer science such as software and data engineering, knowledge representation, natural language processing, information science, among many others.

The objective of VORTE-MOST 2010 is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the relation between ontology and
information models, and theoretical topics such as formal ontology, formal logics, conceptual modelling, enterprise computing, 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, information processing (retrieval, classification and extraction), to mention just a few.

Derived from VORTE’s tradition, the joint workshop has a specific interest in the application of Ontologies, Vocabularies and Rules in the
context of enterprise systems. Furthermore, in this year’s joint edition of the workshops we are giving a special attention to ontological
aspects related to notion of services. This includes ontological analyses of the domain of services as well as of service reference models
and modeling languages. But also, from a complimentary perspective, this scope includes engineering aspects of Ontology-Based
Service-Oriented Modeling and Computing.


Ontology Engineering
* methodologies
* capture and learning
* management

Ontology and Conceptual Modeling
* Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling
* Ontology and Epistemology in Information Systems
* Ontology-Based Conceptual Modeling Tools and Environments
* Conceptual Modeling for the Semantic Web
* Ontology Design and maintenance for Conceptual Model Integration

Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for Enterprise Modeling
* Ontologies and Business Process Modeling
* Ontologies and Goal-Based Modeling
* Ontologies and Business Rules
* Enterprise Reference Ontologies, Taxonomies and Vocabularies

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 practice

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

VORTE 2010 is the 5th workshop associated with the EDOC conference series that intends to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas such as philosophical ontology, enterprise modelling, information systems, semantic web, model-driven engineering, business rules, and business process management. The goal of the workshop is to discuss the role that (foundational and domain) ontologies/vocabularies and business rules play in the conceptual design and implementation of next generation enterprise solutions.

MOST was held for the first time during the 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER’2009) and it was created as the
unification of two existing workshops: (i) Workshop on Ontologies and Metamodels in Software and Data Engineering (WOMSDE) – organized since 2006 for three consecutive editions; (ii) Workshop on Ontologies and Applications (WONTO) – organized since 2005 also in three editions. MOST 2010 can also be seen as a 5th edition of these joint scientific fora.


We solicit two types of papers:

* Short papers (4 pages) discussing controversial issues in the field or describe interesting or thought-provoking ideas that are not yet

fully developed; and

* Full papers (8-10 pages) describing more mature results than short papers.

All submissions MUST conform to the two-column format of IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings

( and include the author's name, affiliation, and contact details. Papers must be

submitted as PDF files using EasyChair ( All submissions should be in English.

All papers must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere.

The papers accepted for the EDOC 2010 Workshops will be published after the workshop with an ISBN in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At least one of the authors for each accepted paper must register for the main conference (there will be no workshop-only registration at EDOC 2010) and present their papers at the workshop. The registration needs to be done via the EDOC 2010 website (

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be accessible through IEEE Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the workshop.

Post-conference Journal Publication

We are planning to invite selected papers for publication in a well-known international journal. (To be confirmed)


Paper Submission: April 17th, 2010
Paper Notification: June 4th, 2010
Camera Ready Copy: June 16th, 2010
Workshop: October 25 or 26, 2010 (to be defined)

Workshop Chairs:

* Ebrahim Bagheri, National Research Council of Canada, Canada, Ebrahim.Bagheri(at)
* Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, University of Twente, The Netherlands, l.o.bonino(at)
* Fred Freitas, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, fred(at)
* Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil, gguizzardi(at)

VORTE Steering Committee:

* Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
* Gerd Wagner, Institute of Informatics, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
* Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada


Mara Abel, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Ebrahim Bagheri, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc., USA
Maria Luiza Campos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Jens Dietrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Roberta Ferrario, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), Italy
Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Fred Freitas, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Aldo Gangemi, Semantic Technology Lab ISTC-CNR, Italy
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI / National University of Ireland, Ireland
Wolfgang Hesse, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Mustafa Jarrar, STARLAB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Oscar Pastor Lopez, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Fabio Porto, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Renata Vieira, PUC-Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Renata Wasserman, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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