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OM 2011 : The Sixth International Workshop on Ontology Matching


Conference Series : Ontology Matching
When Oct 23, 2011 - Oct 24, 2011
Where Bonn, Germany
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2011
Categories    semantic web

Call For Papers


The Sixth International Workshop on
October 23 or 24, 2011, ISWC Workshop Program, Bonn, Germany

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web,
as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks
dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. 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, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data.
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed
in the matched ontologies to interoperate.

The workshop has three 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)
2011 campaign:
The particular focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world
specific matching tasks involving, e.g., open linked data and
biomedical ontologies. Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation
initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion
of how well the current approaches are meeting business needs.

3. To examine similarities and differences from database schema matching,
which has received decades of attention but is just beginning
to transition to mainstream tools.

This year, in sync with the main conference, we encourage submissions
specifically devoted to: (i) repeatable evaluations of the approaches proposed
(not necessarily within OAEI) and (ii) application of the matching technology
in real-life scenarios and assessment of its usefulness to the final users.

TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to:
Business and use cases for matching (e.g., open government data);
Requirements to matching from specific domains;
Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios;
Formal foundations and frameworks for matching;
Matching patterns;
Instance matching and data interlinking;
Large-scale matching evaluation;
Performance of matching techniques;
Matcher selection and self-configuration;
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 2011 campaign. Technical papers should
be not longer than 12 pages using the LNCS Style:
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 2011 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions
and schedule at

August 15, 2011: Deadline for the submission of papers.
September 12, 2011: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.
September 26, 2011: Workshop camera ready copy submission.
October 23 or 24, 2011: OM-2011, the Maritim convention center, Bonn, Germany

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

2. Jérôme Euzenat
INRIA & LIG, France

3. Tom Heath
Talis Systems Ltd, UK

4. Christoph Quix
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

5. Ming Mao

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

Paolo Besana, University of Edinburgh, UK
Chris Bizer, University of Berlin, Germany
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Paolo Bouquet, OKKAM, Italy
Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
Jérôme David, INRIA & LIG, France
Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Bin He, IBM, USA
Eduard Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, USA
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Anja Jentzsch, FU-Berlin, Germany
Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Rob Lemmens, ITC, The Netherlands
Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
Peter Mork, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Nico Lavarini, Cogito, Italy
Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Matteo Palmonari, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
Yefei Peng, Google, USA
Evan Sandhaus, New York Times, USA
Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
Cássia Trojahn dos Santos, INRIA & LIG, France
Raphael Troncy, EURECOM, France
Giovanni Tummarello, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
Lorenzino Vaccari, European Commission - Joint Research Center, Italy
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Baoshi Yan, LinkedIn, USA
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

More about ontology matching:

Best Regards,

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

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