[DL] WOMoCoE 2020 @ JOWO20 - First Call for Papers

Loris Bozzato loris.bozzato.it at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 10:27:08 CET 2020



WOMoCoE 2020 – 5th International Workshop on Ontology Modularity,
Contextuality, and Evolution

Part of 6th Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO 2020),
Bolzano, Italy, 14-20 September, 2020


In the area of ontologies for Knowledge representation and reasoning,
knowledge is rarely considered as a monolithic and static structure:
partitioning knowledge into distinct modular structures is central to
organize knowledge bases, from their design to their management, from their
maintenance to their use in knowledge sharing. Moreover, keeping knowledge
in separate modules is essential for representing and for reliable and
effective reasoning in changing situations. Finally, evolution of knowledge
resources, in terms of updates by newly acquired knowledge, is an important
factor influencing the meaningfulness of stored knowledge over time.

Considering these emerging needs, the 5th International Workshop on
Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2020) offers the
ground to practitioners and researchers to discuss current work on
practical and theoretical aspects of modularity, contextuality and
evolution of ontology based knowledge resources.

WOMoCoE 2020 is part of the 6th Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO 2020). The
Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) is a venue of workshops that, together,
address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research, ranging
from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, Natural Language
Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics.

IMPORTANT DATES (tentative):

Abstracts deadline: 24 June 2020
Paper deadline: 29 June 2020
Notification: 27 July 2020
Camera ready: 17 August 2020
Workshop dates: 14-20 September 2019 (TBA)


The workshop comprises, but is not strictly limited to, the following

= Modularity =
- Languages for modular ontologies and knowledge representation
- Techniques for modularity: algorithms, implementations, ontology design
patterns etc.
- Modularity in reasoning: incremental and distributed reasoning
- Modularity in ontology engineering: ontology modules reuse and publishing
- Theoretical and cognitive aspects of modularity

= Context =
- Representing and using context in ontologies and knowledge resources
- Ontologies and standards for modelling contextual information
- Reasoning with contextual information and metadata
- Matching, combining and disambiguating knowledge resources with contexts

= Evolution =
- Definitions, algorithms and evolution in ontologies and knowledge
- Reasoning and planning with evolving ontologies and data sources
- Evolution in ontology management: merging, versioning, alignment,
- Fault diagnosis and repair in ontologies and data sources
- Knowledge resources archiving and versioning


Submission of regular and position papers is possible:
- Regular papers (10-12 pages in length including references) include
research reports and surveys.
- Position papers (6 pages in length including references) are intended for
presentation of interesting new open issues and challenges, and opinions on
the status of the field.

All papers must be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format and must follow
the IOS Press formatting guidelines (available at
Papers should be submitted via EasyChair:

Articles and abstracts accepted at JOWO workshops will be published by CEUR
workshop proceedings IAOA series. (For previous editions of the JOWO
proceedings, see www.iaoa.org/jowo/).

Further information about paper submission will be soon made available at:


Stefano Borgo, LOA ISTC-CNR, Italy
Loris Bozzato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Till Mossakowski, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

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