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Ontobras WTDO 2021 : 5th Doctoral and Masters Consortium on Ontologies


When Nov 16, 2021 - Nov 19, 2021
Where Online
Submission Deadline Aug 23, 2021
Notification Due Sep 27, 2021
Final Version Due Oct 4, 2021
Categories    ontology   conceptual modeling   knowledge engineering   ontology engineering

Call For Papers

Call for Papers – WTDO 2021
The 5th Doctoral and Masters Consortium on Ontologies (WTDO 2021) is a track of ONTOBRAS (Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil) that offers an opportunity for Master and Doctoral students working in the area of Ontologies to discuss their research proposals with experts, receive feedback on methodological issues and develop a contact network with the research community.

The WTDO is focused on short papers describing MSc and Ph.D. research proposals on ontologies. The accepted papers will be presented in WTDO, which will occur during ONTOBRAS 2021. In 2021, the event will be VIRTUAL and FREE to be held on November 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2021.

MSc and Ph.D. students are invited are invited to submit their Research Proposals and the Research Sheets.

The Research Sheet must be included in the first 2 pages of the submitted document and should follow the template available of the following link:

The Research Proposal should appear on the 3rd page of the submission, and should occupy a maximum of 6 additional pages, including references (each submission must contain a maximum of 8 pages, including the research sheet and proposal). The pages of the research proposal must follow the TEMPLATE of the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC). Templates for MS Word, LibreOffice and LaTeX can be downloaded from the SBC website:

Submissions should be written in PORTUGUESE, SPANISH or ENGLISH, in a PDF file. The research proposals accepted for presentation in WTDO will be published along with the proceedings of ONTOBRAS.

Submissions to WTDO must be made via Easychair using the following URL:

In addition, the research advisers should send an e-mail to stating that they are aware of and agree to the submission of work to WTDO 2021.

The same manuscript (text or title) cannot be submitted on both ONTOBRAS tracks. Research proposals related to theses and dissertations already defended or with a date of defense planned for before the event will not be considered.

The submitted proposals will be analyzed by the ONTOBRAS steering committee. The review will take into account both its originality, clarity and relevance concerning the definition of the problem and purpose of the research, the analysis of the state of the art and related works, the adequacy of the research method used, the quality of the text, the potential to advance the Ontology research area, and whether or not the work is in a phase in which the student can benefit from participating in the Workshop (so that research proposals that are already concluded or defended will not be accepted). Submissions that are not selected for presentation at WTDO will also receive feedback from reviewers.

Accepted papers must be presented (through the videoconference platform provided by the event) exclusively by the candidate student, at the Workshop during ONTOBRAS. The student will receive feedback from a board of senior researchers in the area, and the session will be open to all ONTOBRAS participants. All presenters should attend all Workshop sessions in order to create a qualified venue for rich discussions. The schedule will provide the presenters with substantial time for discussions and questions by participating researchers and other students.

WTDO 2021 presentations will be evaluated in loco by previously designated area experts, and the results of evaluations (considering both submission and presentation) will serve as a basis for selection of the 2 best papers (1 at master level and 1 at doctoral level) of WTDO 2019. The best papers will be announced during the event, and will receive as a prize the exemption of the registration fee in the next edition of ONTOBRAS, valid exclusively for the student author of the selected research.

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