[DL] CfP - JWS Special Issue on Ontology-Based Software Architectures

Roman Kontchakov roman at dcs.bbk.ac.uk
Sat Nov 14 10:06:26 CET 2020

The Journal of Web Semantics invites submissions for a

                 **special issue on Ontology-Based Software Architectures**

to be edited by Martin G. Skjæveland, Roman Kontchakov and Martin Giese. 

Submissions are due by 31 December 2020.


Semantic technologies and knowledge-based systems are gaining momentum in society and industry. 
A variety of standards, techniques and tools have become available for the development, deployment, 
and maintenance of ontologies and related artefacts. However, the use of ontologies as an active 
integrating component in complex software systems is less well understood. The lack of a clear 
understanding of the role of an ontology in a software system is one of the major challenges to the 
adoption of ontologies and semantic technologies in mainstream software. This special issue solicits 
best practices, practitioner insights and novel theoretical contributions to architectures, techniques, 
orchestrations of artefacts and tools for the realisation of successful ontology-based software systems.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

 * Ontology-based software architectures
   - development methodologies, environments and tools
   - system architecture, ontology architecture
   - management and orchestration of multiple ontology-based systems
   - design and management of artefacts (ontologies, constraints,  mappings, data sources, queries, 
interfaces, etc.)

 * Reports from real-world deployments and applications of ontology-based systems
   - lessons learned and new insights to the field
   - best practices of development, deployment and maintenance
   - benefits and costs, especially in comparison with alternative technologies
   - socio-technical aspects

 * Core technologies and tools relevant for the realisation of ontology-based systems
   - ontology engineering tools and methodologies
   - ontology reasoners
   - ontology alignment and integration
   - data quality and constraints
   - ontology-based data integration
   - ontology-based data access
   - ontology-driven user interfaces, including visualisation,query
     interfaces, etc.

Submissions must clearly state their contributions’ role and relevance in the application, 
development or management of ontology-based software systems.

*Guest Editors*

 - Martin G. Skjæveland, University of Oslo and University of Stavanger
 - Roman Kontchakov, Birkbeck, University of London
 - Martin Giese, University of Oslo

*Review committee*

 - Mara Abel (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
 - Sören Auer (Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany)
 - Eva Blomqvist (Linköping University, Sweden)
 - Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
 - Anastasia Dimou (Ghent University, Netherlands)
 - Paul Groth (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
 - Aidan Hogan (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
 - Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz (City, University of London, UK)
 - Evgeny Kharlamov (Bosch, Germany and University of Oslo, Norway)
 - Maxime Lefrançois (MINES Saint-Etienne, France)
 - Boris Motik (University of Oxford, UK)
 - Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester, UK)
 - Mariano Rodríguez Muro (Google, US)
 - Ognjen Savkovic (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
 - Juan Sequeda (data.world, US)
 - (additional reviewers to be confirmed)

*Important Dates*

 - Submission deadline:    31 December 2020
 - Author notification:    31 March 2021
 - Publication:            Q3 2021

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