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OnAV 2009 : 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization


When Mar 16, 2009 - Mar 19, 2009
Where Fukuoka, Japan
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2008
Notification Due Nov 20, 2008
Final Version Due Dec 15, 2008
Categories    ontology   visualization

Call For Papers

2nd IEEE International Workshop on Ontology Alignment and Visualization - OnAV'09

March 16 - 19, 2009, Fukuoka, Japan, Fukuoka Institute of Technology
In conjunction with the International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems

In addition to regular papers, we also solicit submissions of position papers articulating vision statements describing challenging future directions, critiquing research problems, and placing new research questions.

*** Important Dates ***
Submission Deadline for all Papers: September 30, 2008
Author Notification: November 20, 2008
Author Registration: November 30, 2008
Proceedings Version: December 15, 2008
Workshop Dates: March 16 - 19, 2009

Ontologies defined using semantic technologies such as RDF/S or OWL can be used to precisely define the domain knowledge of a knowledge-based system. Naturally, as the number of ontologies developed increases, comes the need for methods to integrate or align the separate ontologies. Ontology alignment algorithms can be used to establish semantic correspondences between related, but different, knowledge bases. Nonetheless, validating ontology alignment results is a challenge because it requires that the person undertaking the alignment has an in depth knowledge of both data sources.

Over the past decade a number of algorithms and techniques have been developed for aligning two or more ontologies using automated and semi-automated methods. However, it is recognized that human intervention is required to make judgments on the quality of the alignment pairs that result from such methods. Promising techniques from the information visualization community can, and have been applied, to help support such decision-making tasks in ontology alignment. Furthermore, initial studies have shown that using visualization helps improve the accuracy of the alignment results.

Many challenges remain to be addressed within the broad area of ontology alignment such as: scalability, human-computer interaction, cognitive aspects, alignment accuracy, applicability of different approaches, ontology evolution, run-time requirements of semantic web services and applications, etc.

Target Group:
The OnAV Workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers discussing state of the art approaches to ontology management, and in particular, to investigate how information visualization techniques can be applied to support ontology alignment decision making tasks. However, we also encourage researchers and practitioners working in other areas such as ontologies for Semantic Web applications, Web2.0 and Web3.0, to submit interesting and challenging contributions.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Ontology Alignment, Mapping and Merging
Ontology Visualization
Supporting Ontology Management Tasks Using Information Visualization
Automated and Human-mediated Tasks of the Alignment Process
User Interfaces for Ontology Alignment
Visual Metaphors in Alignment
User-specific and Task-oriented Ontology Alignment
Scalability and Ontology Mapping, Merging and Aligning
Quality in Ontology Alignment and Mapping
Alignment Meta-Data
Alignment Vocabularies
Standardization of Alignment Data
Applications of Ontology Alignment
Similarity Measures for Ontology Alignment
Ontologies and Problem-Solving Methods

Submission Guidelines & Publication:
The papers should be prepared using the IEEE CS format, two columns layout, single-spaced, 10-point, and using page numbers. The length of regular papers should not exceed 6 pages (including figures and tables). For position papers the authors are encouraged to use 'Position Paper' in the title to distinguish them from regular papers. The position papers should be prepared using the IEEE CS format, two columns layout, single-spaced, 10-point, and using page numbers. The length should not exceed 4 pages (including figures and tables).
For submission the paper should not contain the names of the authors or any references that may point to them as the authors of the paper. The papers should be submitted electronically via CISIS'09 website. If there is any problem with the electronic submission, please contact Jennifer Sampson.

IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines are available here:
For Instructions for LaTeX users see:

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance to workshop topics, technical soundness, clarity, and presentation quality. Each submission will receive at least three blind reviews. Proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. The best papers presented at the workshop will be selected for publication in an international journal.
Position papers will be reviewed and published in the proceedings of the workshop by IEEE Computer Society Press as well.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Monika Lanzenberger Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jennifer Sampson NICTA (National ICT Australia), Australia

Program Committee:
Robert Baumgartner, Lixto Software GmbH, Austria
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, Korea
Sean Falconer, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Eduard Gröller, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Jon Atle Gulla, NTNU, Norway
Sachio Hirokawa, Kyushu University, Japan
Anthony Jameson, DFKI, Germany
Katharina Kaiser, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Konstantinos Kotis, Univ. of the Aegean, Greece
Thibaud Latour, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Silvia Miksch, Danube Univ. Krems, Austria
Yannick Naudet, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Natasha Noy, Stanford Univ., USA
Oscar Pastor Lopez, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Margit Pohl, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Axel Polleres, DERI, Ireland
Markus Rester, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Jinghai Rao, CMU, USA
Marwan Sabbouh, MITRE Corp., USA
Martina Seidl, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Pavel Shvaiko, Univ. of Trento, Italy
Darijus Strasunskas, NTNU, Norway
Merwyn G. Taylor, MITRE Corp., USA
Csaba Veres, DSTO, Australia
Shuichiro Yamamoto, NTT Data, Japan
Anna V. Zhdanova, ftw., Austria

*** For any inquiries please contact the Workshop Co-Chairs***

Jennifer Sampson
Managing Complexity Research Group - Sydney (ATP)
National ICT Australia (NICTA)
Locked Bag 9013
Alexandria NSW 1435
T: +61 2 8374 5516
F: +61 2 8374 5520
E: jennifer.sampson [AT]

Monika Lanzenberger
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Favoritenstr. 9-11/E188
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 (0) 1 58801 18871
F: +43 (0) 1 58801 18899
E: lanzenberger [AT]

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