[DL] Final CFP: ISWC'16 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2016): submission deadline is on July 15th

Pavel Shvaiko pavel.shvaiko at unitn.it
Tue Jun 28 22:34:25 CEST 2016

Apologies for cross-postings


                     The Eleventh International Workshop on
                            ONTOLOGY MATCHING
                October 17th or 18th, ISWC Workshop Program,
                                    Kobe, Japan

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web,
as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks
dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes ontologies
as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of
correspondences between the semantically related entities of those
These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology
merging, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed
in the matched ontologies to interoperate.

The workshop has three goals:
To bring together leaders from academia, industry and user institutions
to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements.
The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial
and final user needs, and therefore, direct research towards those needs.
Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry and user
representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their
requirements. The workshop will also investigate how the ontology
matching technology is going to evolve.

2. To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching
and instance matching (link discovery) approaches through
the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2016 campaign.
Besides real-world specific matching tasks, involving e.g.,
large biomedical ontologies, OAEI-16 will introduce
the process model matching track as well as a desease-phenotype track
supported by the Pistoia Alliance Ontologies Mapping project
within a specific matching scenario. Therefore, the ontology matching
evaluation initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion
of how well the current approaches are meeting business needs.

3. To examine new uses, similarities and differences from database
schema matching, which has received decades of attention
but is just beginning to transition to mainstream tools.

This year, in sync with the main conference, we encourage submissions
specifically devoted to: (i) datasets, benchmarks and replication studies,
services, software, methodologies, protocols and measures
(not necessarily related to OAEI), and (ii) application of
the matching technology in real-life scenarios and assessment
of its usefulness to the final users.

TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to:
    Business and use cases for matching;
    Requirements to matching from specific application scenarios;
    Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios;
    Formal foundations and frameworks for matching;
    Matching and big data;
    Matching and linked data;
    Instance matching, data interlinking and relations between them;
    Process model matching;
    Large-scale and efficient matching techniques;
    Matcher selection, combination and tuning;
    User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects);
    Explanations in matching;
    Social and collaborative matching;
    Uncertainty in matching;
    Reasoning with alignments;
    Alignment coherence and debugging;
    Alignment management;
    Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration);
    Matching for emerging applications (e.g., search, web-services).

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers and
posters/statements of interest addressing different issues of ontology
as well as participating in the OAEI 2016 campaign. Technical papers should
be not longer than 12 pages using the LNCS Style:
Posters/statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages and
should be handled according to the guidelines for technical papers.
All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted
through the workshop submission site at:


Contributors to the OAEI 2016 campaign have to follow the campaign
and schedule at http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2016/.

Authors of the best biology-themed papers, system papers with competitive
in the OAEI biology-themed tracks, biology-themed dataset descriptions
will be invited to submit an extended version of their contributions to be
by the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS):

    July 15, 2016: Deadline for the submission of papers.
    August 1, 2016: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.
    August 15, 2016: Workshop camera ready copy submission.
    October 17th or 18th, 2016: OM-2016, Kobe, Japan.

1. Pavel Shvaiko (main contact)
Informatica Trentina, Italy

2. Jérôme Euzenat
INRIA & LIG, France

3. Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
University of Oxford, UK

4. Michelle Cheatham
Wright State University, USA

5. Oktie Hassanzadeh
IBM Research, USA

6. Ryutaro Ichise
National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Alsayed Algergawy, Jena University, Germany
Zohra Bellahsene, LRIMM, France
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
Valerie Cross, Miami University, USA
Isabel Cruz, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Warith Eddine Djeddi, LIPAH & LABGED, Tunisia
Jérôme David, University Grenoble Alpes & INRIA, France
Gayo Diallo, University of Bordeaux, France
Zlatan Dragisic, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Valentina Ivanova, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
Daniel Faria, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, China
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK
Axel Ngonga, University of Leipzig, Germany
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dominique Ritze, University of Mannheim, Germany
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
Cássia Trojahn, IRIT, France
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
More about ontology matching:

Best Regards,

Pavel Shvaiko, PhD
Informatica Trentina, Italy
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