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OM 2010 : The Fifth International Workshop on Ontology Matching


Conference Series : Ontology Matching
When Nov 7, 2010 - Nov 8, 2010
Where Shanghai, China
Submission Deadline Sep 1, 2010
Notification Due Sep 27, 2010
Final Version Due Oct 12, 2010
Categories    ontology

Call For Papers

The Fifth International Workshop on
November 7 or 8, 2010, ISWC'10 Workshop Program, Shanghai, China

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

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

2. To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching
approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative)
2010 campaign:
The particular focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world
specific matching tasks involving, e.g., biomedical ontologies and
linked data. Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation 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 to:
Business and use cases for matching (e.g., open linked data);
Requirements to matching from specific domains;
Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios;
Formal foundations and frameworks for ontology matching;
Ontology matching patterns;
Instance matching;
Large-scale ontology matching evaluation;
Performance of matching techniques;
Matcher selection and self-configuration;
Uncertainty in ontology matching;
User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects);
Explanations in matching;
Social and collaborative matching;
Alignment management;
Reasoning with alignments;
Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration);
Matching for dynamic applications (e.g., search, web-services).

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers and
posters/statements of interest addressing different issues of ontology matching
as well as participating in the OAEI 2010 campaign. Technical papers should
be not longer than 12 pages using the LNCS Style:,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html
Posters/statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages and
should be handled according to the guidelines for technical papers.
All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted
through the workshop submission site at:

Contributors to the OAEI 2010 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions
and schedule at

September 1, 2010: Deadline for the submission of papers.
September 27, 2010: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.
October 12, 2010: Workshop camera ready copy submission.
November 7 or 8, 2010: OM-2010, Shanghai International Convention Center, Shanghai, China

1. Pavel Shvaiko (Main contact)
TasLab, Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy

2. Jérôme Euzenat
INRIA & LIG, France

3. Fausto Giunchiglia
University of Trento, Italy

4. Heiner Stuckenschmidt
University of Mannheim, Germany

5. Ming Mao

6. Isabel Cruz
The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Paolo Besana, Universite de Rennes 1, France
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
Jérôme David, INRIA & LIG, France
AnHai Doan, Kosmix, USA
Alfio Ferrara, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Tom Heath, Talis, UK
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Bin He, IBM, USA
Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome - Sapienza, Italy
Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, China
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
Luca Mion, Informatica Trentina, Italy
Peter Mork, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Filippo Nardelli, Cogito, Italy
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
Yefei Peng, Yahoo Labs, USA
Erhard Rahm, University of Leipzig, Germany
François Scharffe, INRIA, France
Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IRST), Italy
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
Andrei Tamilin, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IRST), Italy
Lorenzino Vaccari, EC DG Environment, Italy
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento, Italy
Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Italy
Baoshi Yan, Bosch Research, USA
Rui Zhang, Jilin University, China
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

More about ontology matching:

Best Regards,

Pavel Shvaiko, PhD
Innovation and Research Project Manager
TasLab, Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy

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