Jeff Pan | 7 Nov 23:02 2011

JIST 2011 Call For Participation

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Call for Participation

JIST 2011 - 1st Joint International Semantic Technology Conference
December 4-6, 2011
Hangzhou China
http://www.jist-conference.org/

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 26, 2011
http://web.me.com/huajunsir/JIST2011/Registration.html

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JIST is a joint event for regional Semantic Web related conferences. This year's JIST brings together two regional conferences : ASWC2011 (The 5th Asian Semantic Web Conference 2011) and CSWC2011 (The 5th Chinese Semantic Web Conference).

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Programme: http://web.me.com/huajunsir/JIST2011/Program.html

JIST 2011 offers an exciting research program which includes:

Keynote presentations from (in alphabetical order):

Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, CH

Mark Greaves, Vulcan, Inc, US

Ian Horrocks - Oxford University, UK

http://web.me.com/huajunsir/JIST2011/Keynotes.html


Full papers with an acceptance rate of 25%

http://web.me.com/huajunsir/JIST2011/Accepted_Papers.html


3 Tutorials

Semantic Mediawiki and Applications (Jesse Wang, Ning Hu, Mark Greaves, Vulcan Group)

Local Closed World Reasoning with OWL 2 (Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen)

Semantic Mobile Web (Shonali Krishnaswamy and Yuan-Fang Li, Monash University)

http://web.me.com/huajunsir/JIST2011/Tutorials.html


Poster and Demo Track

http://www.jist-conference.org/

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Hangzhou one of the most important tourist cities in China, famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages. It is the political, economic and cultural centre of Zhejiang province as well. Famed for its natural scenery, Hangzhou and its West Lake have been immortalised by countless poets and artists. The city was the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty from 1127 until the Mongol invasion of 1276. The city's population is estimated to have been as high as one million in those days, making it the largest city in the world at the time. Even Marco Polo claimed to have passed through, calling it beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world. Since June 2011, the West Lake Cultural Landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
 
http://web.me.com/huajunsir/JIST2011/Travel.html


Information about visa and letter of invitation
http://web.me.com/huajunsir/JIST2011/Visa.html


A block of rooms with discount rates at the conference hotel (and a couple of others) are available based on first-come-first-serve.
http://web.me.com/huajunsir/JIST2011/Venue.html


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You can email JIST 2011 at jist2011 <at> easychair.org, tweet about JIST 2011 on Twitter
with #jist2011 or like us on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you at JIST 2011 in Hangzhou!

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Sebastian Rudolph | 3 Jul 19:42 2011
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Call for Participation: RR2011, early registration until 10th of July

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              CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                           RR 2011
The Fifth International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems
           Galway, Ireland, 29-30 August 2011
          http://www.rr-conference.org/RR2011/

The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR)
is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results
concerning Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. RR 2011 builds on the
success of the four previous International Conferences on Web
Reasoning and Rule Systems (see http://www.rr-conference.org), held
in Innsbruck, Austria (2007), Karlsruhe, Germany (2008), and
Chantilly, Virginia, USA(2009), Bressanone/ Brixen, Italy (2010),
and which received enthusiastic support from the Web Reasoning
community. In 2011, RR will continue the excellence of the new
series and aim to attract the best WebReasoning and Rules
researchers from all over the world. Moreover, this year's
conference will be co-located with the 7th Reasoning Web Summer
School (23-27 Aug, cf. http://reasoningweb.org/2011/ for details)
which is a great opportunity particularly for young researchers to
combine with attendance of the conference. Poster submissions by
summer school participants are particularly encouraged.

==Registration==

RR2011 early registration (before July 10):
       300 EUR regular
       175 EUR student
RR2011 late/onsite registration (after July 10):
       350 EUR regular
       225 EUR student

==Topics==

* Representation techniques for Web-based knowledge
* Acquisition of rules and ontologies by knowledge extraction
* Combining open and closed-world reasoning
* Combining rules and ontologies
* Design and analysis of reasoning languages
* Efficiency and benchmarking
* Implemented tools and systems
* Foundations and applications related to relevant standardization bodies
* Ontology usability
* Ontology languages and their relationships
* Querying and optimization
* Rules and ontology management (such as inconsistency handling and evolution)
* Reasoning with uncertainty and under inconsistency
* Reasoning with constraints
* Rule languages and systems
* Rule interchange formats and Rule markup languages
* Scalability vs. expressivity of reasoning on the Web
* Approximate reasoning techniques for the Web
* Integration of statistical methods and symbolic reasoning
* Stream reasoning
* Semantic Web Services modeling and applications
* Web and Semantic Web applications and experience papers

==Keynotes==

"Ontological Query Answering with Existential Rules"
Marie-Laure Mugnier
LIRMM (CNRS and University of Montpellier), France

"Exchanging more than Complete Data"
Marcelo Arenas
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile   

==Organization==

* General chair
- Heiner Stuckenschmidt

* Program chairs
- Sebastian Rudolph
- Claudio Gutierrez

* Local Chair
- Axel Polleres

* Sponsorship Chair
- Krzysztof Janowicz

* Program committee
- Marcelo Arenas
- Jean-Francois Baget
- Andrea Cali
- Diego Calvanese
- Vinay Chaudhri
- Kendall Clark
- Claudia D'Amato
- Thomas Eiter
- Sergio Flesca
- Georg Gottlob
- Stijn Heymans
- Pascal Hitzler
- Rinke Hoekstra
- Giovambattista Ianni
- Georg Lausen
- Domenico Lembo
- Francesca Alessandra Lisi
- Thomas Lukasiewicz
- Wolfgang May
- Boris Motik
- Ralf Möller
- Jeff Z. Pan
- Axel Polleres
- Andrea Pugliese
- Guilin Qi
- Riccardo Rosati
- Alan Ruttenberg
- Umberto Straccia
- Terrance Swift
- Sergio Tessaris
- Holger Wache

_________________________________________________
Dr. Sebastian Rudolph
senior researcher & project leader at AIFB
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
rudolph@...                    phone +49 721 608 - 47362
www.sebastian-rudolph.de        fax +49 721 608 - 45998

Bernhard Schandl | 2 May 14:13 2011
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Call for Submissions: Linked Data Triplification Challenge 2011 -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

(apologies for cross-posting)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Call for Submissions: 4th Linked Data Triplification Challenge 2011
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 30, 2011
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The yearly organized Linked Data Triplification Challenge awards prizes to the most promising
application demonstrations and approaches in three fields related to Linked Data.

For the success of the Semantic Web it is from our point of view crucial to overcome the chicken-and-egg
problem of missing semantic representations on the Web and the lack of their utilization within concrete
applications, to solve real-world problems. The Triplification Challenge aims to expedite this
process by raising awareness and showcasing best practices.

Submissions
===========

The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies. This
includes students, developers, researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group
submissions are both acceptable. We envision submissions that fall into one or more of the following topics:

 * Novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data, according to Linked Data principles, and
demonstrating potential benefit of use within applications;
 * Novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert certain types and formats of
information into triples, interlink them to other data sets, and expose them as Linked Data;
 * Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as for information syndication,
specialized search, browsing, or augmentation of content.

A prize money will be given to the  most promising applications, newly published datasets and
methodological approaches built upon Linked Data. Participants can choose between an Open Track and a
special Open Government Data Track.

Open Track
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In the Open Track we envision submissions that fall into the topics described above but do not make use of
governmental data sets.

Open Government Data Track
--------------------------

Participants are to design and build a web application that makes use of open government datasets. Any
dataset qualifies that is produced by any government in the world. These can i.e.  relate to environmental
data, cadastral and geographic data, traffic data, historical data, public speeches, laws,
demographics, election data, campaigning, corporate spending on political messaging etc.  The source
need not be any particular national government nor any particular level of government (local, state,
provincial, federal, etc).
At least one source must adhere to the principles of Linked Open Data. Mashups of raw and linked data are
allowed and welcome.

Evaluation Criteria
===================

The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies. This
might include students, developers, researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group
submissions are both acceptable.

Entries will be assessed according to the extent to which they

    * demonstrate innovation through the expression of existing data structures as Linked Data;
    * reasonably reuse existing vocabularies and alignment ontologies (e.g., the datasets from the Linking
Open Data cloud);
    * automatically discover and use new, linked data and do not restrict themselves to a predefined set of data sources;
    * bring real benefits to potential users through the consumption of Linked Data sources in real-world applications.

All criteria will be given equal importance in selecting the winning entry. In the event of a tie, the entry
deemed to bring greatest benefits to potential users will be awarded the prize.

Reviews and Judging
===================

Submissions to the Triplification Challenge that fit the topics mentioned above will be reviewed by
members of the Triplification Challenge Organizing Committee and a Programme Committee consisting of
invited experts from the Linked Data community. Based on the reviews, winners and honorary mentions will
be nominated. A final decision will be made by the Organizing Committee, based on the reviews by the
Programme Committee members.

Winners will be awarded with a prize money and a complementary conference pass. At least one person is
expected to attend the conference to collect the prize.

Format
======

All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2011, including nominated Triplification Challenge submissions,
will be published in the digital library of the ACM ICP Series.

Submissions must not exceed 3 pages, must be original and must not have been submitted for publication
elsewhere. Articles should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates – Option 2: Tighter Alternate
Style) and must be submitted via the online submission system available at the conference website as PDF
documents (other formats will not be accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the
source files (Latex, Word Perfect, Word).

Important Dates
===============

 * Paper Submission Deadline (extended!): May 30, 2011
 * Notification of Acceptance: June 27, 2011
 * Camera-Ready Paper: July 18, 2011
 * I-SEMANTICS 2011: September 7-9, 2011

Contact and Further Information
===============================

Triplification Challenge Website: <http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/triplification-challenge>
Contact: Bernhard Schandl <bernhard.schandl <at> univie.ac.at>

Siegfried Handschuh | 27 Apr 16:46 2011

Web Science Summer School - apply now!

**************************

Final Call for Applications. Deadline: April 30

The 2nd Web Science Trust Doctoral Summer School 2011 (WebSchool11)

LOCATION: Galway, Ireland

WEB: http://webscience.deri.ie

DATES:
***Application deadline: 30 April 2011 ******
Notifications: 15 May 2011
Summer School 6-13 July 2011

The Web Science Trust Doctoral Summer School 2011 is primarily intended
for  postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs, and other early
career researchers investigating aspects related to the analysis and
understanding of the socio-technical relationships driving  the
evolution of the Web. A mix of international speakers and tutors will
deliver lectures and seminars designed to provide a unique cross
disciplinary grounding in techniques for analysing the Web,
understanding its relationship to society and engineering its future.

Applicants are not necessarily expected to have a computing background,
though some technical knowledge of computing and the Web would be
advisable. Participants will have also have an opportunity to work in
small groups on topic-specific breakout sessions. Interaction with
senior researchers and establishing contacts between young researchers
is a main focus of the school, which will be supported through social
activities and an interactive, amicable atmosphere.

TOPICS:
* Social Dynamics of the Web
* Detecting  risks and opportunities on the Social Web
* Behaviour Analysis for Online communities
* Impact of governance on collective user behaviour
* Mining the Web
* Linked Data: Achieving Web Scale Networked Knowledge
* The Web as a Complex System
* Emergent Behaviour and Knowledge
* Capturing and reusing experiential knowledge on the Web

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
* Professor Wendy Hall (University of Southampton)
* Professor Nigel Shadboldt (University of Southampton)
* Professor Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz)
* Professor Stefan Decker (DERI, NUI Galway)
* Professor Scott Kirkpatrick (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
* Professor Enric Plaza (Barcelona Artificial Intelligence Research
Institute (IIIA))
* Dr. Marc A. Smith (Social Media Research Foundation)
* Dr. Harith Alani (Knowledge Media Institute)
* Dr. Bernie Hogan (Oxford Internet Institute)
* Dr. Derek Greene (Clique Research Cluster, University College Dublin)
* Dr. Markus Strohmaier (Knowledge Media institute, Graz University of
Technology)
* Dr. Daniele Quercia (University of Cambridge)
* Dr. Michael Hausenblas (Linked-Data Centre, DERI, NUI Galway)
* Dr. Siegfried Handschuh (DERI, NUI Galway)

APPLICATIONS:
please see: http://webscience.deri.ie/schools/2011/registration.html

REGISTRATION:
Details of the registration process will be announced on the Web site,
after the application deadline.

- Residential Stay: 890 euro. This includes attendance at the Summer
School, 8 nights accommodation in a single en-suite bedroom at Corrib
Village (http://www.corribvillage.com/),Tea,coffee and lunch during the
summer school,a welcome reception and the summer school social event.
- Non-Residential Stay: 625 euro. This includes attendance at the Summer
School, tea, coffee and lunch during the summer school, a welcome
reception and the summer school social event.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
Conor Hayes (DERI, NUI Galway)
Alexandre Passant (DERI, NUI Galway)
Stefan Decker (DERI, NUI Galway)
Siegfried Handschuh (DERI, NUI Galway)
Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz)
Pádraig Cunningham (University College Dublin)
Wendy Hall (University of Southampton)
Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton)

CONTACT:
For further information including sponsorship opportunities, please
contact the local organisers:

Conor Hayes (http://www.deri.ie/about/team/member/conor_hayes/)
Alexandre Passant (http://www.deri.ie/about/team/member/alexandre_passant/)
Jens Wissmann | 19 Apr 16:12 2011
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[CfP] [Workshop] AST 2011 - Applications of Semantic Technologies (Berlin, located at the Informatik 2011)

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AST 2011 - Applications of Semantic Technologies

 

6th International AST Workshop located at the Informatik 2011,

October 6th, Berlin, Germany

 

Workshop web site:

     http://km.aifb.kit.edu/ws/ast2011/

Wiki Call for Papers:

     http://wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=16055

 

Organisers:

     * Catherina Burghart, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) - IPE, Karlsruhe, Germany.

     * Stephan Grimm, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) - IPE, Karlsruhe, Germany.

     * Andreas Harth, Institute AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

     * Jens Wissmann, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) - IPE, Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

 

==== deadline for paper submissions: May 15th, 2011 ====

 

 

Objectives

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Semantic Web is a major international research effort with the goal to make web content available for intelligent knowledge processing. The Semantic Web draws on standard and novel techniques from various disciplines related to Computer Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Internet Technology, Software Agents, Ontologies, Knowledge Management and eCommerce. The developed and integrated methods and tools – often called Semantic Technologies – are generic and have a very large application potential outside the domain of Semantic Web.

 

Applications of Semantic Technologies are currently being investigated in various fields, including Ambient Intelligence, Software Engineering, Cognitive Systems, Corporate Intranets, Knowledge Management and Bioinformatics. In recent years the amount of data published on the Semantic Web as so-called Linked Data has exploded. We believe that the methods and tools provided by Semantic Technologies will play a crucial role in these and other application areas for the foreseeable future, in particular for community-based information platforms.

 

 

Program

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The program of INFORMATIK 2011 is available at the INFORMATIK 2011 web site.

<http://informatik2011.de/519.html>

 

Topics of Interest

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This workshop shall bring together researchers and practitioners who work on applications of Semantic Technologies. It shall further the cross-fertilization between application areas and aid the technology transfer from foundational research into practice. The workshop shall cover diverse application areas of Semantic Technologies, including, but not limited to, the following.

 

    * Ambient Intelligence

    * Bioinformatics, eHealth and Life Sciences

    * Business Process Management

    * Cognitive Systems

    * Digital Libraries

    * eCommerce

    * eGovernment

    * eScience

    * Grid and Cloud Computing

    * Information Integration

    * Internet of Things

    * Machine Learning

    * Mobile Computing

    * Multimedia Data Management

    * Social Sciences

    * Software Engineering

    * Service-Oriented Computing

    * Service Innovation and Management

    * Text Mining and Information Extraction

    * and any other application area of Semantic Technologies

 

Along the spotlight topic "Service Science" of Informatik 2011, we specifically encourage submissions that cover applications of Semantic Technologies in the aforementioned areas of Service-Oriented Computing, Service Innovation and Management, Business Process Management and other areas relevant for our increasingly services-led economy. We plan to cluster these topics in a spotlight session of the AST 2011 workshop.

 

Program Committee (tentative)

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    Andreas Abecker, disy Informationssysteme, Germany

    Christoph Beierle, FernUniversitaet in Hagen, Germany

    Stephan Bloehdorn, KIT, Germany

    Francois Bry, University of Munich, Germany

    Thomas Fuhr, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany

    Armin Haller, CSIRO, Australia

    Jens Hartmann, EnBW, Germany

    Claudia Hess, Systec-CAx, Germany

    Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA

    Gabriele Kern-Isberner, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany

    Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany

    Thorsten Liebig, Uni Ulm, Germany

    Markus Luczak-Roesch, Free University of Berlin, Germany

    Carolin Michels, Fraunhofer ISI, Germany

    Daniel Oberle, SAP, Germany

    Stefan Schulte, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany

 

Submission and Proceedings

--------------------------

 

Submissions must not exceed 6 pages and must comply with the requirements laid out under http://www.gi-ev.de/service/publikationen/lni/ .

 

Submissions shall be submitted online via easychair http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=informatik2011  .

Submissions shall be in English language.

 

Submissions will be reviewed.

 

Important Dates

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     * deadline for paper submissions: May 15th, 2011

     * Notification of acceptance:     June 17th, 2011

     * Camera-ready versions:          July 1st, 2011

     * Workshop: October 6th

 

 

You can contact the workshop chairs at ast.workshop-gM/Ye1E23mwN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org .

 

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<p class="MsoPlainText"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">AST 2011 - Applications of Semantic Technologies
<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">6th International AST Workshop located at the Informatik 2011,<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">October 6th, Berlin, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Workshop web site:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://km.aifb.kit.edu/ws/ast2011/">
http://km.aifb.kit.edu/ws/ast2011/</a> <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">Wiki Call for Papers:<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=16055">
http://wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=16055</a> <p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">Organisers:<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Catherina Burghart, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) - IPE, Karlsruhe, Germany.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Stephan Grimm, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) - IPE, Karlsruhe, Germany.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US">* Andreas Harth, Institute AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>* Jens Wissmann, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) - IPE, Karlsruhe, Germany.<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">==== deadline for paper submissions: May 15th, 2011 ====<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Objectives<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">----------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Semantic Web is a major international research effort with the goal to make web content available for intelligent knowledge processing. The Semantic Web draws on standard and novel techniques from various disciplines
 related to Computer Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Internet Technology, Software Agents, Ontologies, Knowledge Management and eCommerce. The developed and integrated methods and tools &ndash; often called Semantic Technologies &ndash; are generic
 and have a very large application potential outside the domain of Semantic Web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Applications of Semantic Technologies are currently being investigated in various fields, including Ambient Intelligence, Software Engineering, Cognitive Systems, Corporate Intranets, Knowledge Management and Bioinformatics.
 In recent years the amount of data published on the Semantic Web as so-called Linked Data has exploded. We believe that the methods and tools provided by Semantic Technologies will play a crucial role in these and other application areas for the foreseeable
 future, in particular for community-based information platforms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">-------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">The program of INFORMATIK 2011 is available at the INFORMATIK 2011 web site.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;http://informatik2011.de/519.html&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Topics of Interest<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">------------------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">This workshop shall bring together researchers and practitioners who work on applications of Semantic Technologies. It shall further the cross-fertilization between application areas and aid the technology transfer
 from foundational research into practice. The workshop shall cover diverse application areas of Semantic Technologies, including, but not limited to, the following.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Ambient Intelligence<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Bioinformatics, eHealth and Life Sciences<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Business Process Management<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Cognitive Systems<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Digital Libraries<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * eCommerce<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * eGovernment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * eScience<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Grid and Cloud Computing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Information Integration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Internet of Things<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Machine Learning<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Mobile Computing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Multimedia Data Management<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Social Sciences<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Software Engineering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Service-Oriented Computing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Service Innovation and Management<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Text Mining and Information Extraction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * and any other application area of Semantic Technologies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Along the spotlight topic "Service Science" of Informatik 2011, we specifically encourage submissions that cover applications of Semantic Technologies in the aforementioned areas of Service-Oriented Computing, Service
 Innovation and Management, Business Process Management and other areas relevant for our increasingly services-led economy. We plan to cluster these topics in a spotlight session of the AST 2011 workshop.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Program Committee (tentative)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">-----------------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Andreas Abecker, disy Informationssysteme, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Christoph Beierle, FernUniversitaet in Hagen, Germany<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US">Stephan Bloehdorn, KIT, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Francois Bry, University of Munich, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thomas Fuhr, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Armin Haller, CSIRO, Australia<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jens Hartmann, EnBW, Germany<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US">Claudia Hess, Systec-CAx, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Gabriele Kern-Isberner, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US">Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thorsten Liebig, Uni Ulm, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Markus Luczak-Roesch, Free University of Berlin, Germany<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Carolin Michels, Fraunhofer ISI, Germany<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Daniel Oberle, SAP, Germany<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stefan Schulte, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Submission and Proceedings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">--------------------------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Submissions must not exceed 6 pages and must comply with the requirements laid out under
<a href="http://www.gi-ev.de/service/publikationen/lni/">http://www.gi-ev.de/service/publikationen/lni/</a> .<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Submissions shall be submitted online via easychair
<a href="http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=informatik2011">http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=informatik2011</a> &nbsp;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Submissions shall be in English language.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Submissions will be reviewed. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">Important Dates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">---------------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * deadline for paper submissions: May 15th, 2011<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Notification of acceptance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; June 17th, 2011<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Camera-ready versions:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; July 1st, 2011<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; * Workshop: October 6th<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US">You can contact the workshop chairs at
<a href="mailto:ast.workshop@...">ast.workshop@...</a> .<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
</div>
</div>
Thomas Schneider | 29 Mar 13:50 2011

Final CfP: 5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO 2011)

========================================================
     5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)
         Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011
          held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011

             --- Last Call for Papers ---
========================================================
   EXTENDED+FINAL Submission deadline: April 15, 2011
========================================================

http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Stefano Borgo (Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy)
Modularity in foundational ontologies

Stefan Schulz (Medical University Graz, Austria)
"Modularity Aspects in Biomedical Ontologies"

Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College London, UK)
Logical approaches to modularity

(Topics are tentative.)

MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology maintenance and ontology reasoning.

Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These results provide a foundation for ongoing multi-disciplinary research and development.

The workshop follows a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest work and current problems, and is this time organised as a satellite workshop of ESSLLI 2011 (week 2, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=306 ), following an introductory ESSLLI course on notions of modularity in ontologies (week 1, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=310 ).

TOPICS include, but are not limited to:

- What is Modularity: Kinds of modules and their properties; modules vs. contexts; design patterns; granularity of representation;

- Logical/Foundational Studies: Conservativity and syntactic approximations for modules; modular ontology languages; reconciling inconsistencies across modules; formal structuring of modules; networks of ontologies; heterogeneity;

- Algorithmic Approaches: distributed reasoning; modularization and module extraction; (selective) sharing and re-using, linking and importing; hiding and privacy; evaluation of modularization approaches; complexity of reasoning; reasoners or implemented systems;

- Applications: Semantic Web; life sciences; bio-ontologies; natural language processing; ontologies of space and time; ambient intelligence; collaborative ontology development; etc.

The workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community. Workshop speakers will be required to register for the Summer School; however, they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be determined by the Local Organizers. Participants can attend any other ESSLLI courses and workshops of their choice.


IMPORTANT DATES (Updated)

Paper Submission: April 15, 2011
Notification:  May 23, 2011
Camera ready: June 6, 2011
Workshop: August 8-12, 2011

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

The workshop welcomes submission of high quality original and previously unpublished papers.

Contributions should not exceed 13 pages in length and must be formatted according to IOS Press style (see http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html ).
Contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted not later than April 15, 2011, through the EasyChair Submission System (see http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=womo2011 ).

Info: In the LaTeX template, please comment the following line for compatibility.
%\usepackage[mtplusscr,mtbold]{mathtime}

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted papers may be extended up to 16 pages and will be published as chapters in an IOS Press book in the series 'Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications'. 

(Find the WoMO 2010 proceedings here http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=16268 )

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:

Oliver Kutz (Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen, Germany)
Thomas Schneider (Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Jie Bao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)
Simon Colton (Imperial College, London, UK)
Melanie Courtot (BC Cancer Care & Research, Vancouver, Canada)
Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Oxford, UK)
Faezeh Ensan (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Fred Freitas (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milan, Italy)
Janna Hastings (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)
Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge, UK)
Joana Hois (University of Bremen, Germany)
C. Maria Keet (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck College, London, UK)
Frank Loebe (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Till Mossakowski (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bremen, Germany)
Leo Obrst (MITRE, McLean, VA, USA)
Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester, UK)
Daniel Pokrywczynski (University of Liverpool, UK)
Anne Schlicht (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Marco Schorlemmer (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain)
Andrei Tamilin (FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy)
Dirk Walther (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)




<div><span apple-content-name="body" apple-content-edited="true" applecontenteditable="true">========================================================<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; --- Last Call for Papers ---<br>========================================================<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; EXTENDED+FINAL Submission deadline: April 15, 2011<br>========================================================<br><br><a href="http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5">http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5</a><br><br>INVITED SPEAKERS:<br><br>Stefano Borgo (Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy)<br>Modularity in foundational ontologies<br><br>Stefan Schulz (Medical University Graz, Austria)<br>"Modularity Aspects in Biomedical Ontologies"<br><br>Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College London, UK)<br>Logical approaches to modularity<br><br>(Topics are tentative.)<br><br>MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization,&nbsp;structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce&nbsp;the complexity of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology maintenance and ontology reasoning.<br><br>Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular&nbsp;development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These results provide a foundation for ongoing multi-disciplinary research&nbsp;and development.<br><br>The workshop follows a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest&nbsp;work and current problems, and is this time organised as a satellite workshop of ESSLLI 2011 (week 2, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=306 ), following an introductory ESSLLI course on notions of modularity in ontologies (week 1, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=310 ).<br><br>TOPICS include, but are not limited to:<br><br>- What is Modularity: Kinds of modules and their properties; modules vs. contexts; design patterns; granularity of representation;<br><br>- Logical/Foundational Studies: Conservativity and syntactic approximations for modules; modular ontology languages; reconciling&nbsp;inconsistencies across modules; formal structuring of modules; networks of ontologies; heterogeneity;<br><br>- Algorithmic Approaches: distributed reasoning; modularization and module extraction; (selective) sharing and re-using, linking and&nbsp;importing; hiding and privacy; evaluation of modularization approaches; complexity of reasoning; reasoners or implemented systems;<br><br>- Applications: Semantic Web; life sciences; bio-ontologies; natural language processing; ontologies of space and time; ambient&nbsp;intelligence; collaborative ontology development; etc.<br><br>The workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community. Workshop speakers will be required to register for the Summer School;&nbsp;however, they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be determined by the Local Organizers. Participants can attend any other&nbsp;ESSLLI courses and workshops of their choice.<br><br><br>IMPORTANT DATES (Updated)<br><br>Paper Submission: April 15, 2011<br>Notification: &nbsp;May 23, 2011<br>Camera ready: June 6, 2011<br>Workshop: August 8-12, 2011<br><br>SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:<br><br>The workshop welcomes submission of high quality original and previously unpublished papers.<br><br>Contributions should not exceed 13 pages in length and must be formatted according to IOS Press style (see&nbsp;http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html ).<br>Contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted not later than April 15, 2011, through the EasyChair Submission System (see&nbsp;http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=womo2011 ).<br><br>Info: In the LaTeX template, please comment the following line for compatibility.<br>%\usepackage[mtplusscr,mtbold]{mathtime}<br><br>Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted papers may be extended up to 16 pages and will be&nbsp;published as chapters in an IOS Press book in the series 'Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications'.&nbsp;<br><br>(Find the WoMO 2010 proceedings here http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=16268 )<br><br>WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:<br><br>Oliver Kutz (Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen, Germany)<br>Thomas Schneider (Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany)<br><br>PROGRAM COMMITTEE:<br><br>Jie Bao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)<br>Simon Colton (Imperial College, London, UK)<br>Melanie Courtot (BC Cancer Care &amp; Research, Vancouver, Canada)<br>Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Oxford, UK)<br>Faezeh Ensan (University of New Brunswick, Canada)<br>Fred Freitas (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)<br>Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milan, Italy)<br>Janna Hastings (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)<br>Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge, UK)<br>Joana Hois (University of Bremen, Germany)<br>C. Maria Keet (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)<br>Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck College, London, UK)<br>Frank Loebe (University of Leipzig, Germany)<br>Till Mossakowski (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bremen, Germany)<br>Leo Obrst (MITRE, McLean, VA, USA)<br>Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester, UK)<br>Daniel Pokrywczynski (University of Liverpool, UK)<br>Anne Schlicht (University of Mannheim, Germany)<br>Marco Schorlemmer (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain)<br>Andrei Tamilin (FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy)<br>Dirk Walther (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)<br><br><br><br><br></span></div>
Thomas Schneider | 7 Mar 15:04 2011

4th CfP: 5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO 2011)

========================================================
     5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)
         Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011
          held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011

             --- Fourth Call for Papers ---
========================================================
           Submission deadline: April 1, 2011
========================================================

http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Stefano Borgo (Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy)
Modularity in foundational ontologies

Stefan Schulz (Medical University Graz, Austria)
"Modularity Aspects in Biomedical Ontologies"

Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College London, UK)
Logical approaches to modularity

(Topics are tentative.)

MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology maintenance and ontology reasoning.

Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These results provide a foundation for ongoing multi-disciplinary research and development.

The workshop follows a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest work and current problems, and is this time organised as a satellite workshop of ESSLLI 2011 (week 2, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=306 ), following an introductory ESSLLI course on notions of modularity in ontologies (week 1, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=310 ).

TOPICS include, but are not limited to:

- What is Modularity: Kinds of modules and their properties; modules vs. contexts; design patterns; granularity of representation;

- Logical/Foundational Studies: Conservativity and syntactic approximations for modules; modular ontology languages; reconciling inconsistencies across modules; formal structuring of modules; networks of ontologies; heterogeneity;

- Algorithmic Approaches: distributed reasoning; modularization and module extraction; (selective) sharing and re-using, linking and importing; hiding and privacy; evaluation of modularization approaches; complexity of reasoning; reasoners or implemented systems;

- Applications: Semantic Web; life sciences; bio-ontologies; natural language processing; ontologies of space and time; ambient intelligence; collaborative ontology development; etc.

The workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community. Workshop speakers will be required to register for the Summer School; however, they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be determined by the Local Organizers. Participants can attend any other ESSLLI courses and workshops of their choice.


IMPORTANT DATES (Updated)

Paper Submission: April 1, 2011
Notification:  May 2, 2011
Camera ready: June 1, 2011
Workshop: August 8-12, 2011

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

The workshop welcomes submission of high quality original and previously unpublished papers.

Contributions should not exceed 13 pages in length and must be formatted according to IOS Press style (see http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html ).
Contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted not later than April 1, 2011, through the EasyChair Submission System (see http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=womo2011 ).

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted papers may be extended up to 16 pages and will be published as chapters in an IOS Press book in the series 'Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications'. 

(Find the WoMO 2010 proceedings here http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=16268 )

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:

Oliver Kutz (Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen, Germany)
Thomas Schneider (Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Jie Bao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)
Simon Colton (Imperial College, London, UK)
Melanie Courtot (BC Cancer Care & Research, Vancouver, Canada)
Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Oxford, UK)
Faezeh Ensan (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Fred Freitas (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milan, Italy)
Janna Hastings (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)
Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge, UK)
Joana Hois (University of Bremen, Germany)
C. Maria Keet (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck College, London, UK)
Frank Loebe (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Till Mossakowski (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bremen, Germany)
Leo Obrst (MITRE, McLean, VA, USA)
Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester, UK)
Daniel Pokrywczynski (University of Liverpool, UK)
Anne Schlicht (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Marco Schorlemmer (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain)
Andrei Tamilin (FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy)
Dirk Walther (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)

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Dr. Thomas Schneider
Universität Bremen, FB 03
MZH, Raum 3100
Postfach 330440
28334 Bremen
Germany
+49 421 218-64432
http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~ts/
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<div><span apple-content-name="body" apple-content-edited="true" applecontenteditable="true">========================================================<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; --- Fourth Call for Papers ---<br>========================================================<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Submission deadline: April 1, 2011<br>========================================================<br><br><a href="http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5">http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5</a><br><br>INVITED SPEAKERS:<br><br>Stefano Borgo (Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy)<br>Modularity in foundational ontologies<br><br>Stefan Schulz (Medical University Graz, Austria)<br>"Modularity Aspects in Biomedical Ontologies"<br><br>Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College London, UK)<br>Logical approaches to modularity<br><br>(Topics are tentative.)<br><br>MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse,&nbsp;generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology engineering, modularity&nbsp;is central not only to reduce the complexity of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology maintenance and&nbsp;ontology reasoning.<br><br>Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of&nbsp;modularization and modular development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These results provide a&nbsp;foundation for ongoing multi-disciplinary research and development.<br><br>The workshop follows a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to&nbsp;discuss latest work and current problems, and is this time organised as a satellite workshop of ESSLLI 2011 (week 2, see&nbsp;http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=306 ), following an introductory ESSLLI course on notions of modularity in ontologies (week&nbsp;1, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=310 ).<br><br>TOPICS include, but are not limited to:<br><br>- What is Modularity: Kinds of modules and their properties; modules vs. contexts; design patterns; granularity of&nbsp;representation;<br><br>- Logical/Foundational Studies: Conservativity and syntactic approximations for modules; modular ontology languages;&nbsp;reconciling inconsistencies across modules; formal structuring of modules; networks of ontologies; heterogeneity;<br><br>- Algorithmic Approaches: distributed reasoning; modularization and module extraction; (selective) sharing and re-using,&nbsp;linking and importing; hiding and privacy; evaluation of modularization approaches; complexity of reasoning; reasoners or&nbsp;implemented systems;<br><br>- Applications: Semantic Web; life sciences; bio-ontologies; natural language processing; ontologies of space and time;&nbsp;ambient intelligence; collaborative ontology development; etc.<br><br>The workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community. Workshop speakers will be required to register for the&nbsp;Summer School; however, they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be determined by the Local Organizers.&nbsp;Participants can attend any other ESSLLI courses and workshops of their choice.<br><br><br>IMPORTANT DATES (Updated)<br><br>Paper Submission: April 1, 2011<br>Notification: &nbsp;May 2, 2011<br>Camera ready: June 1, 2011<br>Workshop: August 8-12, 2011<br><br>SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:<br><br>The workshop welcomes submission of high quality original and previously unpublished papers.<br><br>Contributions should not exceed 13 pages in length and must be formatted according to IOS Press style (see&nbsp;http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html ).<br>Contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted not later than April 1, 2011, through the EasyChair&nbsp;Submission System (see http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=womo2011 ).<br><br>Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted papers may be extended up to 16&nbsp;pages and will be published as chapters in an IOS Press book in the series 'Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and&nbsp;Applications'.&nbsp;<br><br>(Find the WoMO 2010 proceedings here http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=16268 )<br><br>WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:<br><br>Oliver Kutz (Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen, Germany)<br>Thomas Schneider (Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany)<br><br>PROGRAM COMMITTEE:<br><br>Jie Bao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)<br>Simon Colton (Imperial College, London, UK)<br>Melanie Courtot (BC Cancer Care &amp; Research, Vancouver, Canada)<br>Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Oxford, UK)<br>Faezeh Ensan (University of New Brunswick, Canada)<br>Fred Freitas (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)<br>Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milan, Italy)<br>Janna Hastings (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)<br>Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge, UK)<br>Joana Hois (University of Bremen, Germany)<br>C. Maria Keet (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)<br>Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck College, London, UK)<br>Frank Loebe (University of Leipzig, Germany)<br>Till Mossakowski (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bremen, Germany)<br>Leo Obrst (MITRE, McLean, VA, USA)<br>Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester, UK)<br>Daniel Pokrywczynski (University of Liverpool, UK)<br>Anne Schlicht (University of Mannheim, Germany)<br>Marco Schorlemmer (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain)<br>Andrei Tamilin (FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy)<br>Dirk Walther (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)<br><br><div>----------------------------------------------------------------------<br>Dr. Thomas Schneider<br>Universit&auml;t Bremen, FB 03<br>MZH, Raum 3100<br>Postfach 330440<br>28334 Bremen<br>Germany<br>+49 421 218-64432<br>http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~ts/<br>----------------------------------------------------------------------<br><br>
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Robert Jäschke | 4 Mar 14:34 2011
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Call for Participation - ICFCA 2011 - Nicosia, Cyprus - May 2-6, 2011

(apologies for cross posting)

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			Call for Participation
			  *** ICFCA 2011 ***
       9th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis
		   May 2 - 6, 2011, Nicosia, Cyprus
		   http://www.unic.ac.cy/icfca2011/
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Objectives
==========

ICFCA is a major forum where researchers from various fields like
mathematics, computer science, life sciences, linguistics and social
sciences meet and discuss latest advances in Formal Concept Analysis
(FCA) and its applications in various domains.

The ninth edition of the ICFCA conference will be held in the city of
Nicosia in Cyprus and will cover many topics related to lattice
theory, lattice drawing, knowledge processing, social networks, data
mining, software engineering, Web 2.0, etc.

Venue
=====
University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Ave, Nicosia, Cyprus
http://www.unic.ac.cy/icfca2011/travelInfo.html

Registration
============
http://www.unic.ac.cy/icfca2011/register.html

ICFCA 2011 in Figures
=====================
Three invited talks, Twenty-six regular talks, Two tutorials

Invited Speakers
================

Pascal Hitzler, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
What's happening in Semantic Web - and what FCA could have to do with it

Bruno Leclerc, Centre d’Analyse et de Mathematique Sociales, Paris, France
Galois Connections in Axiomatic Aggregation

Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Constraint-Based Data Mining and Inductive Queries

Accepted Papers
===============
http://www.unic.ac.cy/icfca2011/programme.html

* José María González Calabozo, Carmen Peláez-Moreno, Francisco José
  Valverde-Albacete: Gene Expression Array exploration using K-Formal
  Concept Analysis
* Zeina Azmeh, Fady Hamoui, Marianne Huchard, Nizar Messai, Chouki
  Tibermacine, Christelle Urtado, Sylvain Vauttier: Backing Composite
  Web Services Using Formal Concept Analysis
* Tim Wray, Peter Eklund: Exploring the Information Space of Cultural
  Collections using Formal Concept Analysis
* Jonas Poelmans, Guido Dedene, Sergei Kuznetsov and Peter Eklund:
  Extending Formal concept Analysis with a second ordering
  relationship on concepts: a software engineering case study
* Cynthia Vera Glodeanu: Factorization with Hierarchical Classes
  Analysis and with Formal Concept Analysis
* Michal Krupka: On factorization of concept lattices by incompatible
  tolerances
* Christian Meschke, Henri Mühle, Bernhard Ganter: Mergin Ordered Sets
* Stephan Doerfel: A Context-Based Description of the Doubly Founded
  Concept Lattices in the Variety Generated by M3
* Ondrej Kridlo, Stanislav Krajci and Manuel Ojeda-Aciego: Functorial
  connection between L-ChuCors and a category of supremum preserving
  mappings
* Pierre Colomb, Alexis Irlande, Olivier Raynaud and Yoan Renaud:
  About The Recursive Decomposition of the lattice of co-Moore
  Families
* Henry Soldano, Véronique Ventos: Abstract Concept Lattices
* Rudolf Wille: Learning Logical Thinking Through Mathematics
* Jens Kötters: Object Configuration Browsing in Relational Databases
* Karl Erich Wolff: Nested Relational Semantic Systems
* Michel Grabisch and Agnieszka Rusinowska: Lattices in social
  networks with influence
* Felix Distel: Enumeration of Essential Closed Sets
* Mikhail Babin, Sergei O. Kuznetsov: Enumerating Minimal Hypotheses
  and Dualizing Monotone Boolean Functions on Lattices
* José Balcázar, Cristina Tîrnauca: Border Algorithms for Computing
  Hasse Diagrams of Arbitrary Lattices
* Radim Belohlavek, Juraj Macko: Selecting Important Concepts Using
  Weights
* Yoshiaki Okubo and Makoto Haraguchi: An Algorithm for Finding
  Indicative Concepts Connecting Larger Concepts Based on Structural
  Constraints
* Rokia Missaoui, Léonard Kwuida: Mining Triadic Association Rules
  from Ternary Relations
* Daniel Borchmann: A Simple Modification of Luxenburgers Basis for
  Association Rules
* Laszlo Szathmary, Petko Valtchev, Amedeo Napoli, Robert Godin and
  Vladimir Makarenkov: A Modular Approach for Mining Iceberg Lattices
  with Generators
* Sébastien Nedjar, Fabien Pesci, Lotfi Lakhal, Rosine Cicchetti: The
  Agree Concept Lattice for Multidimensional Database Analysis
* Mehdi Kaytoue, Sergei O. Kuznetsov, Amedeo Napoli: Biclustering
  Numerical Data in Formal Concept Analysis

-- 
Florent Domenach, Petko Valtchev & Robert Jäschke
ICFCA 2011 Conference Chair and Program Chairs
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Call for Submissions: Linked Data Triplification Challenge 2011

(apologies for cross-posting)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Call for Submissions: 4th Linked Data Triplification Challenge 2011
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The yearly organized Linked Data Triplification Challenge awards prizes to the most promising
application demonstrations and approaches in three fields related to Linked Data.

For the success of the Semantic Web it is from our point of view crucial to overcome the chicken-and-egg
problem of missing semantic representations on the Web and the lack of their utilization within concrete
applications, to solve real-world problems. The Triplification Challenge aims to expedite this
process by raising awareness and showcasing best practices.

Submissions
===========

The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies. This
includes students, developers, researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group
submissions are both acceptable. We envision submissions that fall into one or more of the following topics:

 * Novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data, according to Linked Data principles, and
demonstrating potential benefit of use within applications;
 * Novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert certain types and formats of
information into triples, interlink them to other data sets, and expose them as Linked Data;
 * Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as for information syndication,
specialized search, browsing, or augmentation of content.

A prize money will be given to the  most promising applications, newly published datasets and
methodological approaches built upon Linked Data. Participants can choose between an Open Track and a
special Open Government Data Track.

Open Track
----------

In the Open Track we envision submissions that fall into the topics described above but do not make use of
governmental data sets.

Open Government Data Track
--------------------------

Participants are to design and build a web application that makes use of open government datasets. Any
dataset qualifies that is produced by any government in the world. These can i.e.  relate to environmental
data, cadastral and geographic data, traffic data, historical data, public speeches, laws,
demographics, election data, campaigning, corporate spending on political messaging etc.  The source
need not be any particular national government nor any particular level of government (local, state,
provincial, federal, etc).
At least one source must adhere to the principles of Linked Open Data. Mashups of raw and linked data are
allowed and welcome.

Evaluation Criteria
===================

The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies. This
might include students, developers, researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group
submissions are both acceptable.

Entries will be assessed according to the extent to which they

    * demonstrate innovation through the expression of existing data structures as Linked Data;
    * reasonably reuse existing vocabularies and alignment ontologies (e.g., the datasets from the Linking
Open Data cloud);
    * automatically discover and use new, linked data and do not restrict themselves to a predefined set of data sources;
    * bring real benefits to potential users through the consumption of Linked Data sources in real-world applications.

All criteria will be given equal importance in selecting the winning entry. In the event of a tie, the entry
deemed to bring greatest benefits to potential users will be awarded the prize.

Reviews and Judging
===================

Submissions to the Triplification Challenge that fit the topics mentioned above will be reviewed by
members of the Triplification Challenge Organizing Committee and a Programme Committee consisting of
invited experts from the Linked Data community. Based on the reviews, winners and honorary mentions will
be nominated. A final decision will be made by the Organizing Committee, based on the reviews by the
Programme Committee members.

Winners will be awarded with a prize money and a complementary conference pass. At least one person is
expected to attend the conference to collect the prize.

Format
======

All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2011, including nominated Triplification Challenge submissions,
will be published in the digital library of the ACM ICP Series.

Submissions must not exceed 3 pages, must be original and must not have been submitted for publication
elsewhere. Articles should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates – Option2: Tighter Alternate
Style) and must be submitted via the online submission system available at the conference website as PDF
documents (other formats will not be accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the
source files (Latex, Word Perfect, Word).

Important Dates
===============

 * Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
 * Notification of Acceptance: May 30, 2011
 * Camera-Ready Paper: June 30, 2011
 * I-SEMANTICS 2011: September 7-9, 2011

Contact and Further Information
===============================

Triplification Challenge Website: <http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/triplification-challenge>
Contact: Bernhard Schandl <bernhard.schandl@...>

Thomas Schneider | 10 Feb 09:53 2011
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3rd CfP: 5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO 2011)

========================================================
     5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)
          Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011
           held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011

               --- Third Call for Papers ---
========================================================
      *UPDATED* Submission deadline: April 1, 2011
========================================================

http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Stefano Borgo (Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy)
Modularity in foundational ontologies

Stefan Schulz (Medical University Graz, Austria)
"Modularity Aspects in Biomedical Ontologies"

Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College London, UK)
Logical approaches to modularity

(Topics are tentative.)

MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology maintenance and ontology reasoning.

Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These results provide a foundation for ongoing multi-disciplinary research and development.

The workshop follows a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest work and current problems, and is this time organised as a satellite workshop of ESSLLI 2011 (week 2, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=306 ), following an introductory ESSLLI course on notions of modularity in ontologies (week 1, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=310 ).

TOPICS include, but are not limited to:

- What is Modularity: Kinds of modules and their properties; modules vs. contexts; design patterns; granularity of representation;

- Logical/Foundational Studies: Conservativity and syntactic approximations for modules; modular ontology languages; reconciling inconsistencies across modules; formal structuring of modules; networks of ontologies; heterogeneity;

- Algorithmic Approaches: distributed reasoning; modularization and module extraction; (selective) sharing and re-using, linking and importing; hiding and privacy; evaluation of modularization approaches; complexity of reasoning; reasoners or implemented systems;

- Applications: Semantic Web; life sciences; bio-ontologies; natural language processing; ontologies of space and time; ambient intelligence; collaborative ontology development; etc.

The workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community. Workshop speakers will be required to register for the Summer School; however, they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be determined by the Local Organizers. Participants can attend any other ESSLLI courses and workshops of their choice.


IMPORTANT DATES (Updated)

Paper Submission: April 1, 2011
Notification:  May 2, 2011
Camera ready: June 1, 2011
Workshop: August 8-12, 2011

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

The workshop welcomes submission of high quality original and previously unpublished papers.

Contributions should not exceed 13 pages in length and must be formatted according to IOS Press style (see http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html ).
Contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted not later than February 15, 2011, through the EasyChair Submission System (see http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=womo2011 ).

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted papers may be extended up to 16 pages and are expected to be published as chapters in an IOS Press book in the series 'Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications'. 

(Find the WoMO 2010 proceedings here http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=16268 )

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:

Oliver Kutz (Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen, Germany)
Thomas Schneider (Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Jie Bao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)
Simon Colton (Imperial College, London, UK)
Melanie Courtot (BC Cancer Care & Research, Vancouver, Canada)
Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Oxford, UK)
Faezeh Ensan (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Fred Freitas (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milan, Italy)
Janna Hastings (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)
Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge, UK)
Joana Hois (University of Bremen, Germany)
C. Maria Keet (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck College, London, UK)
Frank Loebe (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Till Mossakowski (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bremen, Germany)
Leo Obrst (MITRE, McLean, VA, USA)
Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester, UK)
Daniel Pokrywczynski (University of Liverpool, UK)
Anne Schlicht (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Marco Schorlemmer (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain)
Andrei Tamilin (FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy)
Dirk Walther (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)

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Dr. Thomas Schneider
Universität des Saarlandes
Campus E1 3, Raum 523
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
+49 681 302-5626
http://www.ps.uni-saarland.de/~schneider/
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<div><span apple-content-name="body" apple-content-edited="true" applecontenteditable="true">========================================================<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 5th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 8-12, 2011<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; held in conjunction with ESSLLI 2011<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; --- Third Call for Papers ---<br>========================================================<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;*UPDATED* Submission deadline: April 1, 2011<br>========================================================<br><br><a href="http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5">http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~okutz/womo5</a><br><br>INVITED SPEAKERS:<br><br>Stefano Borgo (Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy)<br>Modularity in foundational ontologies<br><br>Stefan Schulz (Medical University Graz, Austria)<br>"Modularity Aspects in Biomedical Ontologies"<br><br>Michael Zakharyaschev (Birkbeck College London, UK)<br>Logical approaches to modularity<br><br>(Topics are tentative.)<br><br>MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and&nbsp;comprehension. Applied to ontology engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology&nbsp;maintenance and ontology reasoning.<br><br>Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular development, distributed reasoning and&nbsp;empirical evaluation. These results provide a foundation for ongoing multi-disciplinary research and development.<br><br>The workshop follows a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest work and current problems, and is this&nbsp;time organised as a satellite workshop of ESSLLI 2011 (week 2, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=306 ), following an introductory ESSLLI course on notions of modularity in&nbsp;ontologies (week 1, see http://esslli2011.ijs.si/?p=310 ).<br><br>TOPICS include, but are not limited to:<br><br>- What is Modularity: Kinds of modules and their properties; modules vs. contexts; design patterns; granularity of representation;<br><br>- Logical/Foundational Studies: Conservativity and syntactic approximations for modules; modular ontology languages; reconciling inconsistencies across modules; formal&nbsp;structuring of modules; networks of ontologies; heterogeneity;<br><br>- Algorithmic Approaches: distributed reasoning; modularization and module extraction; (selective) sharing and re-using, linking and importing; hiding and privacy; evaluation&nbsp;of modularization approaches; complexity of reasoning; reasoners or implemented systems;<br><br>- Applications: Semantic Web; life sciences; bio-ontologies; natural language processing; ontologies of space and time; ambient intelligence; collaborative ontology&nbsp;development; etc.<br><br>The workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community. Workshop speakers will be required to register for the Summer School; however, they will be able to register at a&nbsp;reduced rate to be determined by the Local Organizers. Participants can attend any other ESSLLI courses and workshops of their choice.<br><br><br>IMPORTANT DATES (Updated)<br><br>Paper Submission: April 1, 2011<br>Notification: &nbsp;May 2, 2011<br>Camera ready: June 1, 2011<br>Workshop: August 8-12, 2011<br><br>SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:<br><br>The workshop welcomes submission of high quality original and previously unpublished papers.<br><br>Contributions should not exceed 13 pages in length and must be formatted according to IOS Press style (see http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html ).<br>Contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted not later than February 15, 2011, through the EasyChair Submission System (see&nbsp;http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=womo2011 ).<br><br>Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted papers may be extended up to 16 pages and are expected to be published as chapters in an&nbsp;IOS Press book in the series 'Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications'.&nbsp;<br><br>(Find the WoMO 2010 proceedings here http://www.booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=16268 )<br><br>WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:<br><br>Oliver Kutz (Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen, Germany)<br>Thomas Schneider (Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany)<br><br>PROGRAM COMMITTEE:<br><br>Jie Bao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA)<br>Simon Colton (Imperial College, London, UK)<br>Melanie Courtot (BC Cancer Care &amp; Research, Vancouver, Canada)<br>Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Oxford, UK)<br>Faezeh Ensan (University of New Brunswick, Canada)<br>Fred Freitas (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)<br>Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milan, Italy)<br>Janna Hastings (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)<br>Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge, UK)<br>Joana Hois (University of Bremen, Germany)<br>C. Maria Keet (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)<br>Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck College, London, UK)<br>Frank Loebe (University of Leipzig, Germany)<br>Till Mossakowski (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bremen, Germany)<br>Leo Obrst (MITRE, McLean, VA, USA)<br>Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester, UK)<br>Daniel Pokrywczynski (University of Liverpool, UK)<br>Anne Schlicht (University of Mannheim, Germany)<br>Marco Schorlemmer (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain)<br>Andrei Tamilin (FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy)<br>Dirk Walther (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)<br><br>----------------------------------------------------------------------<br><div apple-content-edited="true">Dr. Thomas Schneider<br>Universit&auml;t des Saarlandes<br>Campus E1 3, Raum 523<br>66123 Saarbr&uuml;cken<br>Germany<br>+49 681 302-5626<br>http://www.ps.uni-saarland.de/~schneider/<br>----------------------------------------------------------------------<br><br>
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Robert Jäschke | 10 Dec 11:28 2010
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Extended Deadline CfP: 9th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA2011)

** Apologies for cross-posting **

Due to a large number of requests, the deadlines for the submission of
both abstracts and papers have been extended by one week each.

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               EXTENDED DEADLINE CALL FOR PAPERS
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9th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA2011)

May 2 - 6, 2011, Nicosia, Cyprus

http://www.unic.ac.cy/icfca2011/

Formal Concept Analysis emerged in the 1980's from attempts to
restructure lattice theory in order to promote better communication
between lattice theorists and potential users of lattice theory. Since
its early years, Formal Concept Analysis has developed into a research
field in its own right with a thriving theoretical community and a
rapidly expanding range of applications in information and knowledge
processing including visualization, data analysis (mining) and knowledge
management.

The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
working on theoretical or applied aspects of Formal Concept Analysis
within major related areas such as Mathematics and Computer and
Information Sciences and their diverse applications to fields like
Software Engineering, Linguistics, Life and Social Sciences, etc. Main
topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * FCA theory
    * Lattice Theory
    * Lattice Drawing
    * Philosophical Foundations
    * FCA and Logic
    * Conceptual Knowledge
    * Concept Graphs
    * Data Analysis
    * FCA and Data Mining
    * Association Rules and Pattern Mining
    * Analysis of Social Networks
    * Data Mining on Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web
    * Algorithms and Complexity Theory
    * FCA and Software Engineering

Submission Details

We invite scientific publications on theory and applications of Formal
Concept Analysis. Papers of up to sixteen pages may be submitted in the
PDF or Postscript format. For each paper, an abstract must be submitted
by December 15, 2010. The submission is to be done via the conference
EasyChair account at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icfca2011. Authors are
requested to follow the formatting instructions for the Springer LNCS
style, see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Accepted
papers are expected to be presented at the conference, therefore at
least one author per paper has to register timely. All submissions will
be refereed, and the conference proceedings will be published by
Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series.

Important Dates

submission of abstracts: December 15, 2010 EXTENDED
submission of full papers: December 22, 2010 EXTENDED
notification of acceptance: February 6, 2011
camera ready copies due: February 21, 2011
Organization

The conference will be hosted by the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
Further information is available at http://www.unic.ac.cy/icfca2011/.

Conference Chair:

    * Florent Domenach, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Program Chairs:

    * Robert Jäschke, Universität Kassel, Germany
    * Petko Valtchev, Université du Quebec à Montreal (UQAM), Canada

Editorial Board:

    * Peter Eklund, University of Wollongong, Australia
    * Sebastien Ferré, Université de Rennes 1, France
    * Bernhard Ganter, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
    * Robert Godin, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada
    * Sergei Kuznetsov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
    * Leonard Kwuida, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
    * Raoul Medina, LIMOS, Université Clermont-Ferrand 2, France
    * Rokia Missaoui, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada
    * Sergei Obiedkov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
    * Uta Priss, Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    * Sebastian Rudolph, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    * Stefan E. Schmidt, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
    * Baris Sertkaya, SAP Research Center, Dresden, Germany
    * Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany
    * Rudolf Wille, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    * Karl Erich Wolff, University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany

Program Committee: (to be confirmed)

    * Mike Bain, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    * Jaume Baixeries, Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
    * Peter Becker, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    * Radim Belohlavek, Binghamton University - State University of New
York, USA
    * Sadok Ben Yahia, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia
    * Jean-François Boulicaut, INSA Lyon, France
    * Claudio Carpineto, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
    * Nathalie Caspard, LACL, Université Paris 12, France
    * Stephan Doerfel, KDE Group, University of Kassel, Germany
    * Vincent Duquenne, ECP6-CNRS, Université Paris 6, France
    * Alain Gély, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz, France
    * Joachim Hereth, DMC GmbH, Germany
    * Wolfgang Hesse, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
    * Marianne Huchard, LIRMM, Université Montpellier, France
    * Tim B. Kaiser, SAP AG, Germany
    * Derrick G. Kourie, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    * Markus Krötzsch, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
    * Marzena Kryszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    * Wilfried Lex, Universität Clausthal, Germany
    * Lotfi Lakhal, Aix-Marseille Université, France
    * Bruno Leclerc, CAMS-EHESS, Paris, France
    * Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, LIMOS, Université de Clermont Ferrand 2,
France
    * Amedeo Napoli, LORIA, Nancy, France
    * Lhouari Nourine, LIMOS, Université de Clermont Ferrand 2, France
    * Jean-Marc Petit, LIRIS, INSA Lyon, France
    * Alex Pogel, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA
    * Sandor Radeleczki, University of Miskolc, Hungary
    * Camille Roth, CNRS/EHESS, Paris, France
    * Mohamed Rouane-Hacene, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada
    * Jürg Schmid, Universität Bern, Switzerland
    * Andreja Tepavčević, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
    * Vilem Vychodil, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Organization Committee:

    * George Chailos, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
    * Florent Domenach, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
    * Nectarios Papanicolaou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
    * George Portides, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
    * Andreas Savva, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
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