[DL] ** DEADLINE EXTENDED ** BAOSW Workshop - Building and Applying Ontologies for the Semantic Web - Covilha, Portugal - Dec. 2005

Fred Freitas fred.freitas at tci.ufal.br
Thu May 26 21:31:47 CEST 2005

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Building and Applying Ontologies for the Semantic Web
December 2005
Covilha – Portugal


held in conjunction with
12th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence
sponsored by APPIA, the Portuguese Association of AI

Ontologies promise a shared and common understanding of a domain that 
can be communicated between people and application systems. Therefore, 
they have emerged as an important research area since the 1990’s. 
Ontologies are used for different purposes (natural language processing, 
e-commerce, e-learning, knowledge management, semantic web, information 
retrieval, etc) by different research communities (knowledge 
engineering, database, software engineering, etc).
The emergence of the Semantic Web has marked another stage in the 
evolution of the ontology field. According to Berners-Lee, the Semantic 
Web is an extension of the current Web in which information is given 
well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in 
cooperation. This cooperation can be achieved by using shared 
knowledge-components. Therefore ontologies have become a key instrument 
in developing the Semantic Web. They interweave human understanding of 
symbols with their machine processability.
This workshop addresses the problems of building and applying ontologies 
in the Semantic Web and other areas listed below, as well as the 
theoretical and practical challenges arising from these applications. We 
invite contributions to enhance the state-of-the-art of creating, 
managing and using ontologies.
Topics of Interest:
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Ontology Engineering:
• methodologies
• capture and learning
• evaluation
• management
• evolution
• ontology learning

Semantic Interoperability
• composition and modularity
• combining, merging, mapping and alignment
• translating and transforming
• ontology language interoperability

Ontologies for Information Sharing • ontology-based Information integration
• mediators and brokers • agents and ontologies

Ontology Applications
• semantic web • knowledge management
• e-commerce, e-government, e-learning and e-science
• information retrieval
• p2p networks
• web services
• annotation

Invited Speaker:
Christoph Bussler
Science Foundation Ireland Professor and Executive Director
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of 
Ireland, Ireland http://hometown.aol.com/chbussler/

Workshop format and attendance:
All submitted papers will be peer reviewed and selected for presentation 
on the basis of these reviews. Accepted papers will be presented at the 

The schedule assumes a one day workshop. The workshop will consist of 
the following components: one invited speaker, technical presentations 
of accepted papers, and general discussion (some time will be allocated 
to discuss among the workshop participants about emerging topics).

Attendance will be limited to workshop paper authors and a very limited 
set of members of the community. Workshop attendees are required to 
register for the main EPIA 2005 conference. For more information, please 
look up the conference website at http://epia05.di.ubi.pt
Submission procedure:
We encourage the submission of high-quality original work. Papers must 
be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Series guidelines 
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/), must not exceed 12 pages and must 
be written in English. It will be blind reviewed. In order to make blind 
reviewing possible, authors should omit their names and affiliations 
from the paper. Also, while the references should include all published 
literature relevant to the paper, including previous works of the 
authors, it should not include unpublished works. Avoid including any 
information in the body of the paper or references that would identify 
the authors or their institutions. Such information can be added to the 
final camera-ready version for publication.
Workshop full papers of higher quality will be selected for publication 
in the main volume of the conference proceedings (Lectures Notes in 
Artificial Intelligence - LNAI). The remaining accepted papers will be 
published in local workshop proceedings, in hard-copy and in the web. At 
least one of the authors of accepted papers has to register for the EPIA 
2005, otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.
The submission process will be available on the conference site. The 
only format allowed for electronic submission is PDF. Submitted papers 
will be peer-reviewed by at least three program committee members and/or 
additional reviewers/referees.
Important dates:
** NEW ** 03-Jun-05 - Paper submission
15-Jul-05 - Notification of paper acceptance
28-Jul-05 - Camera-ready paper submission
05-Dec-05 - Conference begins

Program Committee:
Aldo Gangemi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
Andreas Hotho, Kassel University, Germany
Boris Motik, FZI, Germany Christopher Brewster, Sheffield University, UK
Christopher Welty, Knowledge Structures Group, IBM, USA
Eugénio Oliveira, Porto University, Portugal
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Vrije University, Netherlands
John Domingue, Open University, England
Jorge Santos, Porto Superior Engineering Institute, Portugal
Jose Iria, Sheffield University, UK
Leo Obrst, MITRE Corporation, USA
Ljiljana Stojanovic, FZI, Germany Luis Camarinha-Matos, New University 
of Lisbon, Portugal
Maria Vargas-Vera, Open University, England
Mariano Fernandez-Lopez, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain
Marta Sabou, Vrije University, Netherlands
Michael Gruninger, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Oscar Corcho, Isoco, Spain
Peter Mika, Vrije University, Netherlands
Philipp Cimiano, AIFB, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Rose Dieng, INRIA, France
Siegfried Handschuh, Ontoprise, Germany
Stefano Borgo, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology, Italy
Steffen Staab, Koblenz University, Germany
Ubbo Visser, Bremen University, Germany
Virginia Brilhante, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil
Virginia Dignum, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Ying Ding, DERI, Insbruck University, Austria York Sure, AIFB, Karlsruhe 
University, Germany

Organizing Committee:
H.Sofia Pinto, IST/INESC-ID, Portugal
<sofia at algos.inesc-id.pt>
Andreia Malucelli, Porto University/PUCPR, Portugal
<malu at fe.up.pt>
Fred Freitas, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
<fred.freitas at tci.ufal.br>
Christoph Tempich, Karlsruhe University, Germany
<cte at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Workshop Venue:
EPIA 2005 will be held in the city of Covilha, the city of snow and 
wool, in the Serra da Estrela National Park, which lies in the east of 
Portugal and hosted by the Department of Computer Science of the 
University of Beira Interior. Details on registration and accommodation 
will be available on the conference site.

Fred Freitas, Dr.
Associate Professor
Departamento de Tecnologia de Informacao - TCI
Universidade Federal de Alagoas - UFAL - Brazil
Phone: +55 82 214 1363

Research interests: Ontologies, semantic web, ontology-based text processing

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