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OAIS 2012 : International Workshop on Ontologies meet Advanced Information Systems

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Link: http://oais2012.ensma.fr/index.html
 
When Sep 17, 2012 - Sep 17, 2012
Where Poznan, Poland
Submission Deadline Apr 27, 2012
Notification Due May 28, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2012
Categories    ontologies
 

Call For Papers

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International Workshop on Ontologies meet Advanced Information Systems (OAIS)
In Conjunction with the 16th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS’2012)
September 18-21, 2012 in Poznan, Poland

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All papers will be published either in Studies in Computational Intelligence or Intelligent and Soft Computing volume (subject of ongoing negotiations), by Springer Verlag.

Extended workshop papers will also be published after the conference in the international journal Control and Cybernetics (http://control.ibspan.waw.pl/), which is indexed by Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded (http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=MASTER&ISSN=0324-8569). Besides, the volume will be indexed by DBLP.


1. OVERVIEW

Information Systems are record sensitive and crucial data to support day-to-day company applications and decision making processes. Therefore, these systems often contain most of company product and process knowledge. Unfortunately, this knowledge is implicitly encoded within the semantics of the modelling languages used by the companies. The explicit semantics is usually not recorded in such models of information systems. References to ontologies could be considered as an added value for handling the explicit semantics carried by the concepts, data and instances of models Thus, developing new user Interfaces or reconciling data and/or models with external ones often require some kind of reverse engineering processes for making data semantic explicit.

Nowadays, ontologies are used for making explicit the meaning of information in several research and application domains. Ontologies are now used in a large spectrum of fields such as: Semantic Web, information integration, database design, e-Business, data warehousing, data mining, system interoperability, formal verification. They are also used to provide information system user knowledge-level interfaces. Over the last five year, a number of interactions between ontologies and information systems have emerged. New methods have been proposed to embed within database both ontologies and data, defining new ontology-based database. New languages were developed in order to facilitate exchange both ontology and data. Other languages dedicated for querying data at the ontological level were proposed (e.g., RQL, SOQA-QL, or OntOQL). Various approaches have been designed to deal with semantic integration of heterogeneous information sources and system interoperability using ontolo!
gies either in data sources or in mediators. In some domains, like products modelling, ontologies were published as standards. These ontologies are actually used to define world wide exchange consortiums for sharing information in various application domains. Due to these recent developments, most commercial database systems offer solution to both manage ontologies and data.


The objective of our workshop is to capitalize this effort. The aim of OAIS is twofold.
The first one is to present new and challenging issues in the contribution of ontologies for designing high quality information systems. The second one is to present new research and technological developments that use ontologies all over the life cycle of information systems.

2. TOPICS

We seek original and high quality submissions related (but not limited) to one or more of the following topics:

- Ontology-based Information System Design
- Quality of Ontology-based Information System
- Ontology-driven Integration Systems
- Ontology for system interoperability
- Ontology for semantic web services composition
- Ontology and formal verification of explicit semantic properties
- Ontology-based databases
- Benchmarking of ontology-based databases
- Ontology-based Data Warehouse Design
- Deployment of ontology-based Databases on New Parallel Architectures
- Ontology-based user interfaces
- Ontology and Semantic Web
- Ontology-based Information retrieval
- Ontology Construction
- Ontologies for formal methods
- Ontology based System Verification
- Spatial and Temporal Databases and ontologies
- Ontology representation and storing
- Ontology Evolution and Versioning
- Ontologies and Software Engineering
- Ontology for Stream Data
- ETL & Ontology
- Ontologies and Data mining
- Semantic Indexing of Documents
- Semantic Annotation of Databases
- Personalization and Recommendation of Ontology-driven Information Systems

Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences in the following domains:

- Semantic Web
- Pair to Pair Information Management
- Enterprise-wide Information Systems
- Web-based Information Systems
- Semantic Web Services
- E-engineering
- E-Business
- Electronic Catalogues
- E-Government
- Bioinformatics


3. IMPORTANT DATES

April 16, 2012: Submission deadline
May 21, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance
June 15, 2012: Camera-ready papers
September 17, 2012: Workshop


4. INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Papers should be submitted in PDF or Word format. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed 12 pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices). Authors who want to buy extra pages may submit a paper up to 15 pages with the indication that the authors will purchase extra pages if the paper is accepted. Submissions which do not conform to the LNCS format and/or which do exceed 12 pages (or up to 15 pages with the extra page purchase commitment) will be rejected without reviews. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag. Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to be a duplicate submission if it is submitted to other conferences/workshops/journals or it has been already accepted to be published in other conferences/workshop!
s/journals. Duplicate submissions thus will be automatically rejected without reviews. Submissions require explicit consent from all listed authors.


5. WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Ladjel Bellatreche
E-mail: bellatreche@ensma.fr
http://www.lisi.ensma.fr/members/bellatreche
Tel. : (+33) 5 49 49 80 72
Fax: (+33) 5 49 49 80 64
Address: LIAS/ENSMA, Futuroscope, 86960 France

Yamine Aït Ameur
E-mail: yamine@enseeiht.fr
Tel. : (+33) 5 49 49 80 77
Address: IRIT-ENSEIHT, 2 Rue Charles Camichel. BP 7122, 31071 Toulouse CEDEX 7
Tel. : (+33) 5 34 32 22 55
Fax : (+33) 5 34 32 21 57

6. PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Reza Akbarinia, INRIA, Montpellier, France
Mahmoud Barhamgi, , LIRIS, University Lyon 1, France
Zizette Boufaida, Constantine University, Algeria
Djamal Benslimane, LIRIS, University Lyon 1, France
Dickson K.W. Chiu, University of Hong Kong, China
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
Daniela Grigori, Prism, Versailles University, France
Francesco Guerra, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA
Stephane Jean, University of Poitiers, France
Haridimos Kondylakis, FORTH-ICS and University of Crete, Greece
Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Leandro Krug Wives, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jamal Malki, La Rochelle University, France
Mimoun Malki, Sidi Bel Abbès University, Algeria
Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, Dearborn USA
Carlos Ordonez, University of Houston USA
Fernando Silva Parreiras, FUMEC University, Brazil
Filipe Mota Pinto, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Dimitris Plexousakis, Crete University, Greece
Chantal Reynaud, LRI, Paris XI, France
Oscar Romero Moral, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
David Taniar, Monash University, Australia
Abdelkamel Tari, Béjaia University, Algeria
Farouk Toumani, Clermont Ferrand University, France
Juan C. Trujillo, University of Alicante, Spain
Robert Wrembel, Pozna? University of Technology, Poland

If you have any questions about the OAIS’2012 paper submission, please contact Ladjel Bellatreche (bellatreche@ensma.fr) and Yamine Aït Ameur (yamine@enseeiht.fr).

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