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Onto.Com 2011 : International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling


When Oct 31, 2011 - Nov 3, 2011
Where Brussels, Belgium
Submission Deadline May 15, 2011
Notification Due Jun 14, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 28, 2011
Categories    ontology

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling
Onto.Com 2011, Brussels, Belgium, October 31st to November, 3rd

together with the 30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2011)
organized by the SIG on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling of the
International Association for Ontologies and Applications


There has been a growing interest in the role played by formal ontology, as well as areas such as philosophical logics, cognitive sciences
and linguistics, in the development of theoretical foundations for conceptual modeling. In particular, a number of ontological theories such
as BWW, DOLCE, GFO and UFO have been successfully applied to the evaluation of conceptual modeling languages and frameworks (e.g., UML, ORM,
ER, REA, TROPOS, ARIS, BPMN, RM-ODP, Archimate and OWL), and to the development of engineering tools (e.g., methodological guidelines,
modeling profiles, design patterns) that contribute to the theory and practice of this discipline.

Additionally, there has been an increasing interest in the use of empirical studies to assess the impact of the application of these
theoretical foundations to the design of conceptual modeling grammars and tools. The objective of this workshop is to collect innovative
and high-quality research contributions regarding the role played by the aforementioned disciplines to the foundations of conceptual modeling.
With this workshop we would like to create a true forum for discussion and, in that spirit, we would like to solicit papers that address
specific questions of relevance to body of knowledge of the emerging discipline of Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling. For instance,
this year we thought about addressing some quite fundamental questions such as:

What is the relation between Ontology as an Artifact, Ontology as a Philosophical Discipline, Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling?
What is the relation between Ontology Levels of Instantiation and Metamodeling Levels of Instantiation?
What is the relation between Ontological Semantics, Formal Semantics, Abstract and Concrete Syntax for Visual Conceptual Modeling Languages?
What kind of Logical, Ontological and Epistemological Foundations are needed for Conceptual Modeling?
How can fundamental theoretical research on Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Empirical Research fit together?
How researchers and practitioners of very active domains such as the Bioinformatics domain are using Ontologies? What do they mean by Ontologies?
Do they "respect" basic Information Systems principles in their "Ontological" background? What about other domains?
Is there a common notion of "Ontology" shared in all these domains, or are we including different notions under the same term (Ontology)?

Workshop Chairs:

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada


Paper submission: May 15, 2011
Notification: June 14, 2011
Camera-ready paper submission: June 28, 2011
Author registration: July 20, 2011
Workshop: October 31 - November 3, 2011

Program Committee (to be extended):

Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Dragan GaĊĦevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Frederico Fonseca, Penn State University, USA
Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
Jose Palazzo M. Oliveira. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Michael Rosemann, University of Queensland, Australia
Oscar Pastor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Palash Bera, Texas A&M International University, USA
Peter Green, University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Rittgen, University College Boras, Sweden
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Veda Storey, Georgia State University, USA
Vijay Khatri, Indiana University, USA
Yair Wand, University of British Columbia, Canada

Submission and types of papers

Workshop proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.
Authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for Lecture Notes
in Computer Science. See for style files and details.
We welcome technical research papers as well as speculative/visionary papers addressing the topics of the workshop.
Submissions should be in LNCS and pdf format. The maximum length is 10 pages. Accepted papers will be published
in the LNCS workshop proceedings. After the discussions at the workshop, we are planning to organize a special issue
at a high-quality journal on the field with invited extended versions of the papers.

Information on how to submit will be available soon on the workshop website.

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