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Onto.Com 2013 : 2nd International Workshop on ONTOLOGIES and Conceptual Modeling


When Jun 17, 2013 - Jun 17, 2013
Where Valencia, Spain
Submission Deadline Feb 22, 2013
Categories    ontology   semantic web

Call For Papers


2nd International Workshop on ONTOLOGIES and CONCEPTUAL MODELING
(Onto.Com 2013)

Together with the
25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAISE 2013)
organized by
the SIG on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling of the
International Association for Ontologies and Applications (IAOA)


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.

This bi-annual workshop had its sucessful first edition organized during the
30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2011) and is an official
event of the SIG on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling of the
International Association for Ontologies and Applications (IAOA).


Examples for topics that can be of interest address 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 can Formal Ontological Theories be used for the Analysis and Design of Conceptual Modeling languages (including Enterprise Modeling and Domain-Specific Modeling languages)?
How researchers and practitioners in other domains not related to computer science and information systems (such as the Bioinformatics) are using Ontologies?
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


Abstract submission: Feb 15, 2013
Paper submission: Feb 22, 2013
Notification: Mar 22, 2013
Camera-ready paper submission: April, 3 2013
Workshop: June 17th or 18th, 2013 (to be defined)

SUBMITTING A PAPER: Papers should be submitted via the following link

Program Committee (tentative):

Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Andrew Burton-Jones (University of Queensland, Australia)
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University Technology Sydney, Australia
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada
Chris Partridge, BORO Solutions, UK
Claudio Masolo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Italy
Cory Casanave, Model Driven Solutions, USA
Dragan Ga?evic, Athabasca University, Canada
Frederick Gailly, Ghent University, Belgium
Friederich Steimann, Hagen University, Germany
Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium
Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Heinrich Herre, University of Leipzig, Germany
Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
Jo?o Paulo Andrade Almeida, Federal University of Esp?rito Santo, Brazil
Leo Orbst, MITRE Corporation, USA
Michael Rosemann, University of Queensland, Australia
Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Italy
Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Peter Rittgen, University College Boras, Sweden
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Richard Dapoigny, University of Savoie, France
Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Ron Weber, Monash University, Australia
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, UK
Simon Milton, University of Melbourne, Australia
Terry Halpin, LogicBlox, Australia
Uwe Assman. Technical University Dresden, Germany
Veda Storey, Georgia State University, USA
Vijay Khatri, Indiana University, USA
Vinay Chaudri, SRI International, USA]

Submission and types of papers

Workshop proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNBIP (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing) series.
Authors must submit manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNBIP style. 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 LNBIP and pdf format. The maximum length is 10 pages. Accepted papers will be published in the LNBIP 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.

SUBMITTING A PAPER: Papers should be submitted via the following link


For all inquiries regarding this workshop one can contact Giancarlo Guizzardi (

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