[DL] Call for papers: Fourth International Workshop on Debugging Ontologies and Ontology Mappings (WoDOOM)

Guilin Qi gqi at seu.edu.cn
Fri Mar 6 12:31:07 CET 2015

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Fourth?International Workshop on Debugging Ontologies and Ontology Mappings (WoDOOM)

Portoroz, Slovenia , May 31, 2015

held in conjunction with ESWC 2015 (May 31-June 4)


Submission deadline: March 16, 2015





Developing ontologies is not an easy task and, as the ontologies grow in size, they are likely to show a number of defects. Such ontologies, although often useful, also lead to problems when used in semantically-enabled applications. Wrong conclusions may be derived or valid conclusions may be missed. Defects in ontologies can take different forms. Syntactic defects are usually easy to find and to resolve. Defects regarding style include such things as unintended redundancy. More interesting and severe defects are the modeling defects which require domain knowledge to detect and resolve such as defects in the structure, and semantic defects such as unsatisfiable concepts and inconsistent ontologies.Further, during the recent years more and more mappings between ontologies with overlapping information have been generated, e.g. using ontology alignment systems, thereby connecting the ontologies in ontology networks. This has led to a new opportunity to deal with defects as the mappings and other ontologies in the network may be used in the debugging of a particular ontology in the network. It also has introduced a new difficulty as the mappings may not always be correct and need to be debugged themselves.


This workshop intends to be a forum where issues in debugging ontologies,?mappings between ontologies and linked data are discussed.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- detecting and repairing semantic defects in ontologies

- detecting and repairing modeling defects in ontologies

- detecting and repairing defects in the structure of ontologies

- detecting and repairing defects in mappings between ontologies

- debugging ontology networks

- debugging modular ontologies

- debugging defects in linked data

- justifications

- belief revision for debugging

- ontology patterns for debugging

- interactive ontology debugging

- visualization for ontology debugging

- connection of ontology debugging with other ontology engineering tasks (e.g. ontology development, ontology alignment, ontology comprehension, ontology sense making, ontology evolution, ontology enrichment)

- case studies



Submission: March 16, 2015.

Notification: April 13, 2015.

Camera-ready: April 27, 2015.




Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf+AD0-wodoom15. The papers should be written in English, follow Springer LNCS format (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID+AD0-0-164-6-793341-0), and be submitted in PDF.


We invite the submission of Research papers (up to 12 pages), Experience papers (up to 12 pages), Poster papers (up to 8 pages) and System/demonstration papers (up to 8 pages).




Note that workshop attendees cannot register for the workshop only, but need to register for the ESWC conference as well.




Patrick Lambrix, Link?ping University, Sweden

Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China.

Matthew Horridge, Stanford University, USA

Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester, UK




Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK

Ronald Cornet, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Link?ping University, Sweden

Zlatan Dragisic, Link?ping University, Sweden 

Jerome Euzenat, INRIA, France

Giovanna Guerrini, University of Genoa, Italy

Peter Haase, fluid Operations, Germany

Matthew Horridge, Stanford University, USA

Valentina Ivanova, Link?ping University, Sweden

Maria Keet, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Patrick Lambrix, Link?ping University, Sweden

Yue Ma, TU Dresden, Germany

Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester, UK

Heiko Paulheim, Mannheim University, Germany 

Rafael Penaloza, TU Dresden, Germany

Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal 

Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China

Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Baris Sertkaya, SAP Research Dresden, Germany

Kostyantyn Shchekotykhin, Klagenfurt University, Austria

Vojtech Svatek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic 

Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia

Renata Wassermann, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fang Wei-Kleiner, Link?ping University, Sweden 



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