Apologies for cross-postings
CALL FOR PAPERS AND OAEI'06 CONTEST PARTICIPATION
BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Ontology matching is a key
interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web,
since it takes the ontologies
as input and determines as output
correspondences between the semantically
related entities of those ontologies.
These correspondences can be used for
various tasks, such as ontology merging,
query answering, data translation,
or for navigation on the Semantic Web.
Thus, matching ontologies enables the
knowledge and data expressed in the
matched ontologies to
The workshop has two goals:
1. To bring together academic and industry
leaders dealing with ontology matching
in order to assess how academic
advances are addressing real-world requirements.
The workshop will strive to
improve academic awareness of industrial needs, and
research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will
inform industry representatives about existing research efforts that may
meet their business needs.
2. To conduct an extensive evaluation of ontology matching approaches
the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2006 campaign.
focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world matching
tasks from specific
domains, e.g., medicine, jobs. Therefore, the ontology
initiative itself will provide a solid ground for
discussion of how well the
current approaches are meeting business needs.
TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited
Application of ontology matching techniques in
Requirements to ontology matching
from specific domains;
Formal foundations and frameworks
for ontology matching;
Performance of ontology-matching
Background knowledge in ontology matching;
Uncertainty in ontology matching;
Interactive ontology matching;
Ontology matching for information
Ontology matching for query answering;
Ontology matching for dynamic environments (e.g., P2P
Systems and infrastructures.
1. Fausto Giunchiglia,
University of Trento,
Tentative title: Background Knowledge in Ontology Matching.
2. Amit Sheth,
University of Georgia and Semagix,
Tentative title: Matching, Mapping and Alignment in the context of
Real World Ontologies and Semantic Services.
FORMAT AND SUBMISSIONS
The schedule assumes one day workshop. The
workshop will consist of the
following components: keynote presentations,
OAEI'06 results presentations, posters and consensus
Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of (i) technical papers
addressing different issues of ontology matching as well as (ii)
in the OAEI 2006 campaign. Technical papers should be not
longer than 12 pages
using the LNCS Style. For complete style details, see
Springer's Author Instructionshttp://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html
should be prepared in PDF format and should be sent
(no later than August
11, 2006) by email to Pavel Shvaiko:
pavel at dit dot unitn dot it
Technical papers will be refereed by the Program Committee.
papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR TECHNICAL PAPERS
August 11, 2006: Deadline for
the submission of papers.
September 14, 2006: Deadline for the notification
September 21, 2006: Workshop camera ready copy
November 5 or 6, 2006: OM-2006, GA Center, Athens, Georgia, USA.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE OAEI'06 CAMPAIGN
early June, 2006: First
publication of test cases.
June 28, 2006: Comments on test cases (any time
before that date).
July 3, 2006: Final publication of test
September 4, 2006: Preliminary results due (for
September 15, 2006: Participants send final
results and supporting papers.
October 9, 2006: Organizers publish results
November 5 or 6, 2006: OM-2006, GA Center, Athens, Georgia,
OAEI'06 final results ready.
1. Pavel Shvaiko
University of Trento, Italy
e-mail: pavel at dit dot
unitn dot it
2. Jerome Euzenat
INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
3. Natasha Noy
Stanford University, USA
4. Heiner Stuckenschmidt
University of Mannheim, Germany
5. Richard Benjamins
Intelligent Software Components, Spain
6. Michael Uschold
The Boeing Company, USA
Benjamin Ashpole, Lockheed Martin Advanced
Technology Labs, USA
Richard Benjamins, Intelligent Software Components,
Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Andreas Hess, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Southeast University, China
Jingshan Huang, University of South Carolina,
Todd Hughes, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs, USA
Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute
of Informatics, Japan
Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK
Deborah McGuinness, Stanford University, USA
University of Georgia, USA
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
Sahoo, University of Georgia, USA
Marco Schorlemmer, Artificial Intelligence
Research Institute, Spain
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Michael Uschold, The Boeing
Petko Valtchev, University of Montreal, Canada
Yatskevich, University of Trento, Italy