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OnToContent 2012 : 8th International Workshop on Ontology Content


When Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012
Where Rome, Italy
Abstract Registration Due May 18, 2012
Submission Deadline May 25, 2012
Categories    ontology

Call For Papers

OnToContent 2012 Call for Papers

8th International Workshop on Ontology Content (OnToContent 2012)
Part of the OnTheMove Conferences & Workshops
10-14 September 2012, Rome, Italy


**The workshop will host an invited talk by Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, CNR, IT, on the topic "A Roadmap to Optimize Governmental Linked Data Design"


Semantics play an increasingly crucial role in large and complex networked information systems. Ontologies, vocabularies, and semantic data all represent information sources valuable to end users and are fundamental resources that support a variety of applications in several domains, e.g., data integration, document management, information retrieval, web engineering, and so on.

This workshop focuses on issues related to the creation, publication, and evaluation of content for ontologies, vocabularies, and semantic data.

In particular, developing and evaluating the content of ontologies is notoriously a time consuming task when performed manually, but the increasing demand for domain specific ontologies is creating a corresponding demand for rapid assimilation of new content into ontologies without jeopardizing the quality of the ontologies themselves. There is, then, a need for the automation and semi-automation of tasks that develop ontology content, and there is also a need for automation and semi-automation of tasks that evaluate ontologies. The main topics investigated in this workshop are related to the development, evaluation (both black box an glass box), management, and documentation of ontologies using automated and semi-automated methods. Furthermore, two special tracks dedicated to specific domain of interest are open; the first track focuses on content creation and evaluation in the e-Governance domain while the second track focuses on Life Sciences.

We invite papers and project descriptions that discuss tools and the methodologies for accomplishing any of these tasks, particularly:

**Research papers** presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied in real-world application domains.

**Position papers** presenting opinions on some aspect of ontology practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention.

**Business experience and case studies** specifying requirements, challenges, or opportunities of modeling and applying ontologies in industry.

We also strongly encourage critical papers deriving lessons from failures in dealing with ontologies, not only stereotypical success reports!


Abstract Submission deadline: May 18, 2012
Paper Submission deadline: May 25, 2012
Acceptance Notification: July 2, 2012
Camera-Ready due: July 16, 2012
Author Registration due: July 16, 2012
SINCOM?12 Workshop: September 13 - 14, 2012


Amanda Hicks, University of Buffalo, USA - aellenhicks(at)
Matteo Palmonari, Universit? degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy - palmonari(at)


Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestine


Methodology and Engineering

? Modeling and Engineering Methodologies
? Ontology Design Patterns
? Quality of Ontologies
? Quality of Linked Open Data
? Metrics and Tasks for Evaluation of Ontologies
? Metrics and Tasks for Evaluation of Linked Open Data
? Ontological Usability and Usefulness
? Ontology Metadata and Libraries
? Ontology Reusability
? Ontology Evolution and Versioning
? Methodologies for Consensus Reaching
? Good, Best, and Bad Practices
? Experiences/Empirical results of Ontology Management
? Experiences of Light-weight vs. Heavy-weight Ontologies

Automatic and Semi-automatic Content Generation

? Knowledge Harvesting
? Inductive Methods for Ontologies
? Quality of Ontology Mappings
? Metrics and Tasks for Evaluation of Ontology Mappings
? Multi-lingual Ontology Mappings
? Crowdsourcing Content Generation
? Participatory and Evolutionary Approaches to Ontology Engineering
? Conflict Resolution and Self-adaptation in ad hoc Networks
? Experiences of Light-weight vs. Heavy-weight Ontologies
? Semantic Distance and Similarity
? Semantics in Sensor Networks
? Metrics and Tasks for Evaluation of Automatically and Semi-automatically Generated Content

e-Governance Ontology

? Legal/Legislation Ontologies
? Local Government Ontologies
? Location Ontology (Real-Estate)
? Person/Identity Ontology
? Ontologies for Organizations
? Ontologies for Social Networks
? Ontologies for Digital Libraries
? Ontologies for Public Utilities
? Ontologies for Modeling Business Process
? Ontologies for Supply Chains Management
? Ontologies for Risk Analysis
? Mappings Between e-Governance Ontologies
Life Sciences

? Biomedical Ontologies
? Ontologies for Biology
? Ontologies for Natural Sciences
? Ontologies for Pharmacology
? Ontologies for Food Science
? Linked Open Data in Life Sciences
? Mappings between Life Science Ontologies


We invite (A) Research papers describing original studies of no more than 10 pages; (B) Position papers presenting opinions or work in progress of no more than 6 pages; and (C) Business experience and case studies of no more than 8 pages. All submitted papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the program committee, based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at:

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. OTM conference/workshop proceedings are indexed by several bibliographic resources including DBLP. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings. The paper submission page will be announced soon.


Alan Ruttenberg, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Albert Goldfain, University at Buffalo, USA
Aldo Gangemi, LAO - CNR, IT
Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA
Andreas Schmidt, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, DE
Anna Fensel, University of Innsbruck, AT
Armando Stellato, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", IT
Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Universitaet Leipzig, DE
Barry Smith, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Boris Villazon-Terrazas, Universidad Polit?cnica de Madrid, ES
Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University, USA
Christophe Roche, Universit? de Savoie, FR
David Osumi-Sutherland, University of Cambridge, UK
Fabian Neuhaus, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
Francky Trichet, Universit? de Nantes, FR
German Rigau, The University of the Basque Country, ES
Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Trento, IT
Irene Celino, CEFRIEL, IT
Jacek Kopecky, Open University, UK
Jouni Tuominen, University of Helsinki, FI
Luigi Selmi, Okkam, IT
Luis Manuel Vilches Bl?zquez, Universidad Polit?cnica de Madrid, SP
Marcello Leida, EBTIC, UAE
Marco Rospocher, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, IT
Mathias Brochhausen, University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences, USA
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcal?, ES
Nikos Loutas, University of Macedonia, GR
Patrice Seyed, University at Buffalo, USA
Richard Cyganiak, National University of Ireland, IE
Roberta Cuel, University of Trento, IT
Stefan Schulz, Medizinische Universitaet Graz, AT
William Hogan, University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences, USA
Zoltan Miklos, ?cole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne, CH

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